wedding centerpiece inspirations 4

I just fell in love with these. By Pat Pastelero, Spruce Floral Designs.



Richie Ortega-Torres first mentioned her to me the first time Richie and I met. But at that time, I was already in contact with Dylan of Vatel Manila whom I’m so much a fan of and whom everybody else in W@W is raving about. However, at the time that Richie and I were talking, I forgot that Dylan will only be providing the entourage flowers. Also (and I think this was more the reason), I had this concept that we cannot afford Pat anymore, considering the budget we’re running.

Right now however, I still haven’t seen the florist whom I’d like to prettify (some more) our ceremony place.

Until I encountered Pat, or more like, Pat’s work. 

I loved her arrangements so much that I inquired, even when it was with trepidation that we may not be able to afford her. No harm in asking, anyways.

And as I wait for her reply, I can only hope….

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This arrangement is really lovely. Why again? Yes, it has our colors.


Ville Sommet has a high ceiling. I haven’t really paid full attention to it yet but yes, some worry about this high ceiling does start to burn at the back of my mind. (I think reading Markus Zusak’s “Book Thief” the whole day has affected the manner with which I write haha).

Anyways, I digress again. So back to the ceiling. Friends in W@W gave an excellent suggestion – have alternating tall and low flower arrangements to help in reaching out for the ceiling.



And please, can anyone tell me what is the name of this flower??? If this flower symbolizes something positive, then it’ll be perfect to adorn our tall vases. Any advise on this, pretty please?


all about chairs

One should take advantage of the holidays, yes. Hence, i’m still on a roll with browsing for ideas and blogging them all up.

This time, limelight’s on chairs. I’m not really sure if incorporating these ideas would entail an upgrade with our caterer. I sure do hope not. I hope at least one of ’em’s possible to be incorporated on our setup without the additional cost because I really don’t like to have ghost-looking chairs (all draped with white) for our reception.

The orange rununculus with the ferns would just about carry our wedding colors.


 I find this really charming. I wonder if K by Cunanan have green-colored Tiffany chairs, if there ever is one.


 The succulents look really lovely.


tulle wedding gown

This is a jewelled tulle wedding gown by Monique Lhuiller. Tulle, the very same material that my couturier Richie Ortega-Torres will use on my gown. Love the dreamy effect it creates.

Ahh, can’t wait to see my gown! And Hubbie is very much looking forward to it as well. 🙂


orange and lime green

Look! Our wedding colors. Lovely aren’t they? Hubbie really was right with his choice of colors. =)

from martha stewart weddings


Cashew escort cards

In my previous post, I said in a heartbroken tone how it may be seemingly difficult for us to have an origami of airplanes, let alone a hundred or more origami airplanes at that.

But I felt a bit better when I came across this idea. We can pack some cashew nuts and have them as our escort cards. Having the cashew nuts would be more meaningful for me and Hubbie. ^_^

from Martha Stewart weddings

Wishlist: Airplane escort cards

NB by Wifey, Dec 1: I was wrong after all! Hubbie knows how to play airplane origami! yey!

When I saw this on a wedding magazine, I just can’t get my mind off it. My wedding coordinators (Detalye) are gonna provide our escort cards and although I haven’t contacted Erika about this yet, I know it’s a tall order so I really wouldn’t strongly request that they provide us this.

But origami-crafting are really not among the talents that Hubbie and I have hence, I may have to add this on my (insane and seemingly impossible) wishlist being – lovely to behold, but too impractical to obtain.

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I’m on a blogroll today, yes. But since I’ve already found centerpieces that I like, I might as well blog them up for my future reference. Bookmarking it now and rummaging through all bookmarked sites later would entail lots of work hence posting them up now would be the better option (after all, that’s what wedding sites are for, right? although we want this site to not just be our wedding site but our site from wedding preps and BEYOND! hehe).

Again, all these were from Martha Stewart weddings site.

I would love to have each folded napkin be with a flower. For that romantic touch.

I so love this calamansi stand for our table name! The calamansi’s color bears our wedding pallette as well hence it’s just perfect for us.

And..I would love to have ripe apricot place cards. However since we don’t have one here in the Philippines (or it may be insanely expensive) or that importing it from Japan would have us dealing with customs and taxes, we may have to forego this. Green apple and orange would do the job though. ^_^

wedding centerpiece inspirations

When Macy (of K by Cunanan Catering) asked me what were my preferences for the table centerpiece, it was then that I realized I absolutely have no idea what my preference is. Of course there’s such a thing as trusting our suppliers – and K by Cunanan is one supplier that can be wholly trusted. However, I think K by Cunanan would appreciate it as well if they knew what arrangements I like so that then, they can work around my preference. And because of that, I love them even more so.

I have just started with researching for wedding centerpiece ideas and i’m sure there’d be lots more that I’d like later on. To start with though, I searched Martha Stewart (US) weddings ideas. And with this first step, I realized I’m leaning towards minimalist elegance.

from martha stewart weddings

I imagine the wood centerpiece above would have to be surrounded by small flower arrangements like any of the ones below, all ready for the guests to take home with them AFTER the program (READ: AFTER the program). The flowers should be in our wedding colors of course. And yes, don’t forget the candles, also in our wedding colors.

from martha stewart weddings

from martha stewart weddings

from martha stewart weddings

But oh yes, I do find succulents with flowers very lovely as well. The succulents can be the green part of our wedding color and the flowers would have to be different shades of orange.

from martha stewart weddings

Of course, I checked out K by Cunanan’s site and these were among my favorites albeit I like all of their arrangements.

from K by Cunanan blogsite

from K by Cunanan blogsite

Wearing a Kimono, the first time

When I went to Kyoto and then later to Osaka with my friends, we mulled on donning on kimonos and walk around the old town wearing our kimonos and of course take lots of pictures of us in kimonos. But what stopped us from renting is that these kimonos-for-rent comes with an exorbitant price, some at 50,000yen for a couple hours or so. Hence, in the last 9 years that I came and went in Japan, I never really had the chance to wear a kimono.

But it was a good thing I didn’t take on the chances I had previously. Because a chance presented itself to me when I visited Hubbie’s hometown, and this time, my “first time” was made even more special – i’d be wearing Okasan’s kimono, which she wore when she was almost about my age. Heirloom, ne? hehe.

me in curlers

me trying to fit my feet into the dainty Japanese slippers

"let's try it out shall we?"


 The dressing up is actually for our family portrait. Will post the official pictures once they’re out.

Anyways, I’m thankful to Otosan for having captured this tender moment that passed between me and Hubbie.

yiihii ^_^. Admit it again Hubbie, you were so in love with me that day, ne? =D

And of course, I am very thankful to Otosan, Okasan, Obachan, Ojichan and Mayumi for making my stay in Takamatsu a wonderful one. Of course, it goes to say I’m truly thankful to Hubbie as well. =)

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