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Our Wedding: A Preview (Church Ceremony)
Posted on: 9th of March 2011 | Under: Life & Love, Our Wedding

Our big day took one whole year of designing, choosing, deciding and planning. Quite a long time, but it was nothing compared to over seven years of love, sacrifice and relationship building for us to be able to fully commit to each other and finally say our yeses.

JR and Anna — Just Say Yes
February 18, 2011

Theme: Nostalgia
Color Motif: Purple and Champagne

Preparations: Intercontinental Hotel
Church: Shrine of St. Therese of the Child Jesus
Coordination: Christine Ong-Te
Make-Up Artist: Carla Avanceña (my sister)
Couture: Czarina Villa
Flowers: Teddy Manuel
Bridal Car: Atty. Charlie Alvarez
Strings: KaDense
Sounds + Effects: Mark Tan
Photo: Imagine Nation: John Mateos Ong, Noel Salazar, Benjie Tiongco and Aldrich Lim
Video: Wang Videography

Sharing with you guys several photos of our most memorable day to date. :)

Our rings.
(No class rings here. =P)

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Our Wedding: The Invitation
Posted on: 8th of March 2011 | Under: Life & Love, Our Wedding

Our Church Wedding on the 18th of February was probably my most beautiful and happiest day ever. Every girl has her dream wedding, and I have to say that our big day turned out to be so much more than what I had dreamed of. I could not have wanted it any better.

We are currently sorting through the thousands of photos our photographers (we had four!) took that day, so while we’re at it, here’s our wedding invitation.

Design: Printsonalities, with a bit of editing by me (yeah, I’m OC like that =P)
Printer: Printsonalities
Monogram Design: Me

The envelope with our monogram embossed on the flap.

Our Wedding Invitation: pocket fold style. We had the 250 gsm cover customized to a matte Pantone 2623-U color.

The front flap of the invitation had the monogram which I designed early last year. I also added tiny gems in the middle of each invitation, just to add some texture.

Folded out, we had the main invitation on the left, and three wedding card infos in the pocket on the right. The main invitation was printed using a thermography process (raised/embossed lettering), while the rest were flat printed.

Aside from our actual invitation, the husband and I also made a digital copy of our invitation online (I arranged the layout, while JR handled the coding). It was so much easier and more cost effective sharing the online invitation to family and friends overseas, rather than mailing them actual copies of the invitation each. It was also a fun project for the both of us. :)

You can view the digital invitation
HERE

Overall, we were really happy with our wedding invitation. It fit really well with the entire theme of the wedding. The damask pattern was also used throughout the reception details and decor (no peerless mounts, though). I’ll post photos of those soon.

Stay tuned for the wedding photos, coming soon. :)

2010 Recap
Posted on: 13th of January 2011 | Under: Life & Love

Happy New Year, guys!

Yes, I know this post is almost two weeks late, but 2011 has already been pretty busy for me. From spending time with friends and last minute shopping in Singapore (yay, to all the sales!) to flying back to Manila and trying to get some wedding errands done.

2010 was quite busy too:

  • The first day of 2010 came with the most beautiful surprise: JR officially proposed. :)
  • I finally managed to redesign this blog. My favorite layout, so far.
  • We went on a quick KL Getaway for Valentine’s.
  • We got married! We civilly tied the knot through a quick ROM (Registration of Marriage) ceremony in Singapore. To top it off, our families also flew in to witness our exchange of vows and to be with us for a couple of days.
  • I had my first Blog Giveaway.
  • To start taking care of our health and getting on a fitness regime, we started jogging/running religiously. I had a hard time the first couple of runs, but now I can happily manage a 5 km run in 35 minutes. :)
  • We started planning for our church wedding.
  • I turned 27.
  • We had our Prenup Photo Shoot in Singapore. We’re not used to having a photographer follow us around, but we definitely had fun that day. I love all the photos too. :)
  • An uncle passed away. It was hard to accept, but something that strengthened the family bond more. I love my Viduya family. <3
  • One of my new year’s resolutions was to read more. I achieved it by finishing fifty books by the end of 2010. I hope I manage to do more this year.
  • The husband and I spent our first Christmas and New Year together in Singapore. We were away from our families, but we enjoyed it nevertheless.

We greeted 2011 at home, with our kitchen table brimming with food and drinks. It was quiet with just the two of us, but we still had a feast.

The first hour of the new year was also spent taking photos together and pocketboothing:

=))

2011 has just started, but I know it’s going to be better than 2010. There are so many things coming up for us, and I’m excited to welcome it all. :)

Merry Christmas!
Posted on: 25th of December 2010 | Under: Life & Love

It’s our first Christmas together. :) We’re spending it away from our families this year, which means we’ll be missing out on the annual family photos at home. And because taking photos next to the Christmas tree every year is something that I look forward to, we decided to just start our very own annual photo tradition too.

Our first Christmas. <3

We also prepared a hearty Noche Buena, which we devoured right after our photo session, but I’ll post about that some other time. :) Now it’s just time to enjoy the next few days, before I have to get back to all the wedding planning. Bridesmaid dresses, bridal accessories and church requirements, see you again soon!

Hope you all have a blessed merry Christmas! <3