dresses and docs!

It has been quite a productive day for both me and Hubby.

I had a great morning with Richie nailing down the specifics of my gown. I so wonder how Richie will turn her magic wand on my gown. Can’t wait for the first fitting!! And as always, Richie was great to talk with. Met her charming and pretty daughter Olivia as well. =)

Kat, Cindy and I also met with Rey’s mom and aunts who will be doing the entourage’s (women) dresses to nail down as well their gown designs. I am so kilig as well thinking how their dresses would be like and how beautiful they would be!

As for Hubby, he was able to have a headstart with our marriage documents.

And oh, I got my ento invites now as well! Better start punching holes and attaching the pony garters. I’m excited to distribute them tomorrow! I just hope though I know how to make a beautiful knot. haha! goodluck to me!

Hachinohe

The FEED Phase of this project found us seatmates in 34th Floor South Wing of Queens A. If not for that, it would have taken longer for us to find each other. I say “longer” because I believe that eventually, we will still find each other. But then again, I think, that that time when furtuitous events led us to being projectmates and seatmates has been the perfect time that we have been praying for.

http://www.jgc.co.jp/en/01newsinfo/2010/release/20101021.html

EPC is now underway for this plant. Hope it’ll be a very productive phase this time, as it has been in the previous phase.

Moving in

Hubby has just moved in to our new place! Piles and piles of boxes for now; with a box or two somewhere for my books and coats that I brought with me last month.
When we were house-hunting a month ago, we looked for a sunny place. And indeed we got one! Both the living room and dining area have access to the veranda which faces the east. The sun also comes streaming in on our bedroom window. Lovely. The library on the other hand faces the west and it might be lovely in the afternoons. (I think, haha. we didn’t get to see it during sunset) Although probably it might not be as sunny as the other rooms which is just as good since it would house all our books.

bedroom!

library!

living room!

dining area!; and beyond the counter, kitchen!

Kudos Hubby, good work! =)

engineer bride bloopers

I inquired at some invitation suppliers this afternoon at neighboring malls for printing services of our save-the-dates. On one supplier, she was asking for some samples of what I wanted. She used the word “mock up”. The engineer me heard “mark up” and was thinking of P&IDs. Hence the engineer me got so confused why she was asking for mark up. hahaha!

Detalye Weddings and Events

Finding the perfect coordinator for our wedding had been a long process for me. I have contacted a lot of coordinators, both suggested by W@W and referred to by my other major suppliers. Some who were highly recommended in W@W were already booked on our wedding date. Some, I didn’t bother to contact further (there were some that I really didn’t bother to contact anymore) because their websites have misspelled words and wrong grammar (i-Tagalog mo na lang!) or that their email seem to be very impersonal and seems to be just copy-paste from one bride to another. There was even one supposed high caliber coordinator who emailed me with 2 redundant paragraphs which clearly told me that he wasn’t focusing on his email to me and that I am just another bride, no different from the next Juana. There was also one, who asked me my name in reply to a text query I sent even when I gave her my name right after I said “Hi Ms ___!”  I didn’t bother to reply to that anymore because clearly, it was an indicator of how unorganized my wedding is gonna be if i’ll hire her.

So, I was almost near dispair until I browsed W@W archive and found good commendations about Detalye and Erika. I inquired and I gave a whoop when Erika confirmed their availability on my wedding date. What was left then was if the two of us are gonna click, gonna have the rapport, gonna have a good time even when it’s just the first meeting.

I set CBTL in ATC for our meeting place and I was happy when she agreed. This came as a pleasant surprise for me since most coordinators come from the north; one coordinator even proposed we meet halfway – at The Fort! haha (waaaay far from Alabang). I learned later Detalye is based in Sucat hence really really convenient for me.

The first plus with Erika and her husband? They arrived on the dot. As for how our meeting went? Well, first impressions really matter to me. With Detalye? Well, is hiring them on the spot proof enough? =D

Couture and Reception Venue

Yey! Two other major suppliers booked yesterday and today. By booked meaning not just pencil-booked anymore but that we were able to make the necessary downpayments already.

Happy with Ville Sommet, for our reception. This place was Hubby’s first choice (because of the very nice scenery, he says) and my second choice. My first choice was Splendido for three reasons: it’s cheaper, less hassle because the caterer is in-house (I don’t have to go about food tasting with accredited suppliers) and I heard that food is good. However, Splendido is already booked for our wedding date. Thankfully though Ville Sommet is still open for our wedding date, so, hurray! I laughed out loud as Kat commented “Para kang reyna dito Marj on your day”. The weather on the day we made our ocular visit was quite gloomy. Yet still we were charmed with the place! The pictures we took didn’t quite give the place justice though.

pathway to Glasshouse, passing by the Trellis

And this afternoon, I visited Patricia (Richie) Ortega-Torres’  workshop where I was entertained by her very accommodating assistant, even giving me swatches so that I’ll have some idea of the fabric that Richie will use on my gown. Got my measurements as well. Diet na to!!! =D

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