Posts Tagged ‘celebrations’
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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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

Turning Twenty Seven
Posted on: 4th of June 2010 | Under: Life & Love

You know you’re getting old when you start saying that you’re a certain age, months before you even turn that age.

Yes, for some reason, I’ve been absentmindedly saying that I’m already twenty seven years old, even if I just turned that age last Tuesday.  And no, I don’t think I’m in denial about being old. For some reason, age seem to have stopped being important after twenty five. =P

My Birthday celebration started a day early this year. The husband likes to spoil me rotten! :) Upon my request, we went out for a quick Japanese dinner, followed by a movie (SATC 2). I have been craving for sushi for weeks, so it was about time I finally satisfied both my tummy and palate.

I love my sushi!

At Nihon Mura, The Cathay, about to devour my sushi. I don’t remember how many plates I had, but it was certainly more than what I normally eat! =P

Salmon sashimi goodness!

And of course, what’s a trip to a Japanese restaurant without having sashimi. I love my sashimi! <3

We had several plates of sushi, some yakitori, tokayaki balls and the salmon sashimi which we happily downed with hot green tea. And is if we weren’t full enough, we even munched on ice cream and chocolates during the movie too. =P

On the night of my Birthday, we headed to Clarke Quay and had Persian for dinner.

Shiraz, Clarke Quay

Shiraz, Clarke Quay.

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