E-session Teaser (Bohochic and Romantic Gothic)




Romantic Gothic



Photographer:  She&Him Photography

HMUA: Berny Tia of Style Me Beautiful

Stylist: S of She&Him Photography

Venue: Alpadi Estate, Antipolo City


HMUA: Berny Tia

This post is super late na. I had my trial HMU with Berny Tia last June 10, 2012. Super satisfied ako sa free trial HMU. Here are the reasons why I got her:

1. Ang linis nya pag make-up sakin. I noticed nung nag make-up sya sakin. She never uses her fingers sa pag touch ng skin ko. She uses brushes lagi. Unlike other make-up artist na gumagamit na fingers (na feeling ko unsanitized).
2. Nagustuhan ko yung make-up nya sa mata ko. Ang arte ko kasi sa mata ko laging nagiging sobrang singkit pag na make-upan ako. Sa kanya, nagawa nya gusto ko.

3. Feeling ko ang ganda ganda ko.  ;D

4. Gustong-gusto ni Dennis yung make-up sakin. Haha!

5. Ang bait nya at palagay loob ko sa kanya. Grabe daldalan namin kanina, kung san san na napunta kwentuhan namin!

6. Super affordable!

Her contact details:


Church: Paco Park Chapel (St. Pancratius Chapel)

My dream wedding was in a beach, around sunset with mountains at the background. I always love the beach and the mountains. However, this changed when my mom told me to have a church wedding. I see her point that our marriage should be blessed by the Church. I agreed and it really changes everything. I felt that getting married in church is what I really wanted. Bigla ko naalala nung medyo “bata” pa ako that na-iimagine ko sarili nag bridal march sa church! :))

Then, I knew instantly that I want an old church, small and dome. 🙂 Thanks to the internet! It didn’t take me that long to find the right one! When I saw Paco Park Chapel, I can see myself na walking dun sa garden! ?Yay! ♥ I informed this to Dennis and he liked it too! And this is it! We found our church!

Paco Park was originally planned as a municipal cemetery for the well-off and established aristocratic Spanish families who resided in the old Manila, or the city within the walls of Intramuros during the Spanish colonial era. Most of the wealthy families interred the remains of their loved ones inside the municipal cemetery in what was once the district of Dilao (former name for Paco). The cemetery was built in the late 18th century but was completed several decades later and in 1822, the cemetery was used to inter victims of a cholera epidemic that swept across the city.The cemetery is circular in shape, with an inner circular fort that was the original cemetery and with the niches that were placed or located within the hollow walls. As the population continued to grow, a second outer wall was built with the thick adobe walls were hollowed as niches and the top of the walls were made into pathways for promenades. A Roman Catholic chapel was built inside the walls of the Paco Park and it was dedicated to St. Pancratius. (reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paco_Park)

Our first time to get to Paco Park office for a reservation was last February. Someone in the office informed us that the bookings for 2013 weddings were not yet open! We should go back after the Holy Week.

So last, April 10, Dennis went back to book our date ♥. 🙂

Church Fee: P 18,000.00

Inclusion:  Flower arrangements, officiating priest, red carpet and use of electricity.


Contact Details: St. Vincent de Paul Parish
Tel #: 302-7374 / 524-2022

If you want a garden reception, please contact:

Contact Details: NDC Office
Tel #: 5257853

Wedding Planning Update: Travel Themed Wedding

So, we’ve decided to change the wedding theme! This made me more excited! Since we both love to travel (kahit na walang pera! ), we will be having a travel themed wedding! Hooray! 🙂

This made me more obsessed about my wedding! (hehehe!) The passport-inspired or boarding pass-inspired invitations are cute, aren’t they?

Sample passport inspired wedding invitation.

What about the cake with an airplane as topper!

Sample travel themed wedding cake.

I am so happy with our decision, as travelling is one of our passion. This wedding will really describe us. We hope to share a bit of ourselves to the important people on our lives in the beginning of our new journey.

**Disclaimer:  The photos I used are not mine and can be searched through Google image.

Our engagement story…

December 31, 2011


Engagement Ring

Dennis: (Tinatawag ako)
Me: (Nagluluto pero tumingin sa kanya. Nakita ko na nakaupo sa tabi ko at ayun nakita kong may hawak. Matagal bago ako nakagalaw. Hindi ko alam kasi sasabihin ko. Hindi ko na in-expect na mangyari pa yun. Kasi nga “nagpropose na sya sa daddy” ko nung December 25.   Kalat na kalat na nga sa FB world 😉 eh! Sa isip ko totoo ba to?!) 


… after a minute or two
Me: Ano sabi mo? Tanungin mo ako?
Dennis: Will you marry me? (Wala akong marinig na voice)
Me: (Tumango lang yata. Parang naputol dila ko eh. Gusto ko kaya sya i-kiss pero nandun lola ko sa malapit, so wag na lang…)


Before the year ended, he surprised me again! He made me kilig. . .♥ I was not really expecting the ring. Actually before we announced that we are engaged, I already told him not to give me a ring. I made him promise eh! I was thinking that “sayang yung pera, kahit na I want it!”. We were already talking about getting married and we’ve decided that we just have to ask for my parent’s permission (especially my dad’s).

Then, we were already planning and eventually asked for my dad’s permission :). I am so happy however, deep inside I was thinking (I really hope he proposed!). Don’t get me wrong, hindi naman porket naisip ko na sana nagpropose sya nalungkot ako (medyo lang?haha!). Of course, feeling ko naman hindi lang ako ang ganito, but most girls ay nangarap na may magpropose sa kanila. Will you marry me? Will you be my wife?– naimagine ko na dati sasabihin ko pag tinanong nya na ako eh! 😉

Pero nawalan na ako ng pag-asa na gagawin nya pa yang proposal dahil nga nag-announce na kami. Actually, yesterday I asked him na to propose! I told him na hindi ko naman need na engrade proposal (like nakavideo and ring), I just want to be asked. He said yes he will ask me, but feeling ko naman hindi rin nya gagawin. He is sweet pero alam ko na prang di sya yung tipo ng lalaki na magpropose pa. Hindi kasi sya yung may arte arte (tama ng ako na yung maarte saming dalawa :)).

Yun pala, before I asked him to do that, he already had a plan to propose this New Year’s Eve. Kaya pala samin sya magbabagong taon! Nagtataka ako nung sinabi nya eh, nagtanong pa nga ako if ok lang sa kanila. At oo naman daw!

Up to now, I am still in heaven because of what he did. I was really surprised and so happy!

So there you go, ang mahabang kwento ng aming engagement! . ♥




Now what?! I think I am an obsessive compulsive bride-to-be!

I just got engaged! And zoooooooom! Ideas started pouring out! I really hope Dennis ♥ (my fiancé) will be more patient and understanding! Haha! 🙂

I really don’t know where to start but I have these ideas:

1. Wedding Theme: 

Gothic Wedding, I really want to wear a black or gray wedding gown. Feeling vampire and I think it is really elegant but I know my parents won’t like it. At lalo na lola ko! I can see them na nanlalaki mata pag sinabi kong black wedding dress!

So nagpakatweetums ako. I decided, I wanna be “Belle” na. My favorite Disney character. So right now, Beauty and the Beast theme ang drama ko. :p

2. Motif

Apple green, black and white

3. Church

St. Pancratius Chapel (Paco Park Chapel). The church is perfect! We wanted a simple, private and solemn ceremony.

4. Reception

Paco Park. I have not seen it! But according to Dennis, ang ganda daw tlga. Yes, naunahan nya pa akong magpunta. Excited eh. :p

5. Invitations and Save the date cards

I want the invitations and save-the-date cards to be D-I-Y.  I already have in mind the designs that I want!

6.  Guestbooks!

D-I-Y! Excited ako dito! hahaha! I want this to be a wedding tree guestbook! Gosh! I really hope, I can do this!

7. Wedding Songs

Tale as old as time – Beauty and the Beast

Make you feel my love – Adele

Pangarap ko – Regine Velasquez

Brighter than Sunshine – Aqualung (our song!)

And I wanna sing Teenage Dream! (haha! baka magdugo tenga ng guests)

Errr, so OC bride eh?

Obsessive Compulsive Bridal Disorder