Wednesday, December 30, 2015

RnMDelights: The Wedding Team (Part2)

If there were suppliers that Ray lost sleep on, it would have to be the Photo and the Video. He knew that these will be all that is left with us when the whole hustle and bustle is gone so we really have to ensure we get the best that we could have given our budget. Now when your man talks to you with so much passion, you have to agree because you know he's dead serious! :)))

Photography - Imagine Nation / Madoka Tomas and Betty Uy

So we  devoured sooo many websites and Facebook pages of photographers. We knew that we wanted our photos to be light and fresh and natural. It took us months and a lot of due diligence when we stumbled on a bridal fair promo of Imagine Nation for one of their senior photographers - Madoka Tomas. We had to strip down the package to it's bare bones so we could secure a slot, and it was DANG WORTH IT.

Madoka was very helpful during our meetings on prenup shoots and viber discussions and gave her inputs on how we could set up the whole thing, mainly because me and Ray aren't used to posing in front of the camera. I mean sure we do a lot of shoots here in the blog but not with us as the subject haha puro pangselfie lang ang alam namin! She also made the effort to connect not just with us but with everyone else in the prenup team.

RnMDelights: The Wedding Team (Part 1)

In the previous blog we talked about the preps, we shared with you  the main resources that we used to prepare for the wedding, and gave an idea of how we worked together. We also gave you a quick rundown of the suppliers and wonderful people who helped us in this journey. This time we give a more detailed review of each supplier, and hopefully give an idea to brides-to-be out there scouting for their own dream weddings.

P.S: To our beloved suppliers, please do send us a PM if you'd like to use the photos :)

Church - Sto Nino de Cebu Parish

We couldn't have asked for a better place. When the preps were starting me and Ray were debating whether to get married in Cebu or in Manila. When "Manila" won, we went for Sto. Nino de Cebu because at least it still had a connection to his hometown. It was very accessible because of you could easily see this red church from SLEX . The package included full flower decorations, chandeliers,  and the fountain at the back. It was a sight to behold during the wedding. ;)

Sunday, December 13, 2015

RnMDelights : The Preps

How do I even start this?

It started with a YES. And then paper lanterns were in the air. AND THEN TIME JUST FLEW. We were getting married!

I'd have to admit that I was one clueless bride. Hehe! I haven't been to a lot of weddings and when I do I really just eat and look at the couple and chat and enjoy the moment. I don't look at the details. I have never imagined what my dream wedding would be like, I've never thought of myself on a wedding gown. I really had to start from zero!

To cut the story short, Ray had a better vision of how he wanted the wedding more than I did. Haha! We actually started talking about it since 2013. By 2014 we spent months discussing the motif and going around bridal fairs. In fact I think it took us 3-4 months to finally agree on watercolor pastels! Man we were bridal fair warriors!!

For clueless brides like me, the bridal fairs really helped. I needed to be exposed to a lot of wedding pegs for me to visualize how I wanted ours to be. And that meant several weekends of booking a whole day just to walk around on fairs. For Ray, the purpose was to canvas. I'd call him a canvas-monster HAHA. I don't know where he gets all this energy to talk to every single person in every single booth, and do it all over again on the next fair. I tend to get overwhelmed by all the people and the noise. But this is very helpful in making sure that you get the best choice in terms of value for money and quality.

For those who haven't been to bridal fairs, you can imagine that it's like your wedding market. So many people, so many couples walking from one space to another, and booth attendants trying to outdo each other and compete for attention. But because this is a wedding fair, you can expect an overflow of creativity, music, and pretty things in every turn.