Friday, November 26, 2010


Here's another über pretty set of photos from my merienda cena by J Lucas Reyes. He wrote a really touching introduction in his Facebook which I am reposting here:

Last night, my prenup partner in crime, Dylan Gozum of Vatel Manila, threw an elegant, intimate, early dinner thanksgiving party with close friends, family, and friends in the wedding industry. Knowing Dylan, the setup was incredibly simple and amazing at the same time, it was just begging to be shot.

Later on in the party, it was such a warm surprise knowing from his inner circle how celebrated and well loved this humble, talented man is, for the little big things beyond his impeccable talent in styling flowers. Kudos Dyl! Cheers to more blessed years to come.


Thank you so much for this, J! I am very happy to have been blessed with friends like you. May God continue to bless you and your family! :-)

Had a photoshoot with our official photographers, brothers Kel + Mar of MyPhotato, prior to dinner. This was their idea, ha ha!

Meleen Rodriguez-Carlos, wedding blogger (The Wedding Enthusiast), arrives.

Right: Catherine Reyes, J Lucas Reyes' beloved.

Until now, I still don't know who gifted me with the flan & pastries.

We also got gummy worms / rings, bags of Mini Nips, & Curly Tops (which was such a hit!). For dessert, we chose our favorites: Kiwi Panna Cotta & Fruit Compote. We also added peaches, which is our all-time favorite fruits. Thanks to Cyrus Marasigan & Jops Justiniano for the delectable cream puffs! :-)

The dessert / candy bar. Thanks for this pretty table, Lace! :-)

Me, Cat-Cat, & Armi Andrade-Cagasan, our first Boracay bride (we've finally met!). Right: Kaye Cunanan's generous gift of Pork Crackling Wrap. Thank you, Kaye! :-)

Lace Tan wrote the menu on this really cute blackboard; Spinach + Feta Cheese Ravioli with Marinara Sauce dip was passed around as guests milled about.

Me, Jaja Samaniego & Dominic Barrios of Imagine Nation.

Mahros Abaño, a friend from my former office, is now serving the nation as a public school teacher. She's our resident Pinoy Pop Culture Wiz, he he!

Dhang Rondael of SPi, my former office, & Jaime Santos of GMA7.

Macel Tirol of Residencia Boracay & Mike Santos of The Mango Farm.

Lace Tan's special Kleenex moment. :-)

Guests looting the candy bar.

Yey! Finally had a photo with J Lucas Reyes and his beautiful wife, Cat-Cat!

That's me and my dog, Turnip, who's been following me around all day.

From L to R: Filbert & Mishi Tolentino, Jaja Samaniego, me, Dominic Barrios, Joannie Candi, J Lucas Reyes, Cat-Cat Reyes, Lace Tan, & Mike Santos.

Happy, happy day! Thank you very much for all those who were able to make it! :-)

Thank you so much, J Lucas Reyes, for these lovely, lovely photographs!

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