Posts Tagged ‘love’
Preview: Vintage Prenup Photo Shoot
Posted on: 13th of October 2010 | Under: Artsy Fartsy, Fashion & Beauty, Life & Love, Our Wedding

I never thought planning a wedding would require so much effort. I’ve spent so many nights researching online for tips and suggestions for my dream wedding, and I can’t believe that in just a little over four months, all that will finally materialize. I’m glad we hired Christine Ong-Te‘s full coordination services, because she has definitely made handling all the little details a breeze!

JR and I were a little hesitant about getting an expensive photographer for the wedding at first, but Christine was very persistent in recommending John Mateos Ong. Jong’s rate was a little more than what we had initially planned on spending, but being the photography enthusiasts that we are, it only took a little effort to convince us to finally book him.

We had our pre-nup shoot with Jong last week, and all I can say is WOW. WOW. And WOW again. He truly knows his craft!

JR and I love photography, but thinking up of poses in front of the camera is definitely not our cup of tea. During the shoot, Jong was there to guide and direct our every pose. He made modeling feel so easy! Almost four hours of hopping from one location to another with him was actually fun. :)

The theme of our wedding in February is Nostalgia, so we also wanted our pre-nup to be vintage-inspired. We styled ourselves in 40’s/50’s clothes and accessorized with pearls, fascinators, vests, suspenders and hats. And to complete the nostalgic feel, we had our shoot around Singapore’s City Hall area, where beautiful colonial architecture are well-preserved.

Here’s a preview of our photo shoot:

At the Old Supreme Court.
Photo by John Mateos Ong.

On Me: Black tube dress (Forever 21), Black Mary Janes (Charles and Keith), Fascinator (Bugis), Pearl accessories (Forever 21 and Far East Plaza).
On JR: Black slacks (G2000), White long sleeves (Uniqlo), Vest (Topman), Black leather shoes (Doc Martens), Fedora (Bugis).
Photo by Wenting Li (c/o John Mateos Ong).

One of my favorite photos during the shoot. <3
I didn’t know JR could jump that high! LOL! :)
Photo by John Mateos Ong.

Photo by John Mateos Ong.

I also did my own makeup. :)

Face:
MAC Prep+Prime, MUFE Camouflage Cream (Orange for my under-eye circles, and green for my blemishes), MUFE HD Foundation (#123), MAC Studio Finish Concealer (NC30), MUFE HD Powder, Sephora Blush Me Twice (used to contour), MAC Blush Ombre (Ripe Peach).

Eyes:
MAC Paint Pot (Painterly), MAC Eyeshadows (Ricepaper, Honey Lust, Sable, Nocturnelle, Sketch, Black Tied, Shroom), MAC Fluidline (Blacktrack), MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil (Engraved), Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascarra, Nichido Eyebrow Pencil, Fanny Serrano Eyebrow Powder.

Lips:
Sephora Lip Pencil (Royal Rose), MAC Lipstick (Russian Red).

We ended up with almost a thousand photos during the shoot. It was quite hard picking out only a few to post online, because I loved all of them. =P

Definitely no regrets that we booked John Mateos Ong. :) Even my mom was thrilled to see the photos, she was bugging me the whole day after. =P So excited for the wedding day! :)

A few more photos on my flickr and FB. :)

** Oh, and yes, I did go a little crazy on the details in this post (plugging my outfit and listing every single makeup I used!), but that’s just what happens when I go blog-less for over two months. I missed it. And my fingers just wouldn’t stop typing as soon as I started this post. =P

A Girl’s Guide to Life by Katie Meier
Posted on: 7th of July 2010 | Under: Geek Talk

Received my first complimentary book from BookSneeze a few weeks ago. I currently have a stack of books waiting to be read, but I put them aside for a day and picked this up instead.

A Girl’s Guide to Life is filled with pointers on dealing with various adolescent issues. Divided into three sections (Mind, Body and Soul), it has answers to questions most teenage girls are generally afraid (or shy) to ask about. From family, self-esteem and pressure, to boys, love and sex. It’s a simple guide for teens to deal and live their adolescent years wisely and worry-free.

Now, for a twenty-seven year old, this book had very little impact on me. However, if I was presented with this book a decade or so earlier, then I’m sure it would’ve served as my teenage life bible of some sort. =P

 

Photos of My Life No. 2: One Thing that Symbolizes Home
Posted on: 6th of June 2010 | Under: Artsy Fartsy, Life & Love

For my second set of Photos of My Life, Kat requested:

Since you’re here in SG, i’d like to know what is the one thing that symbolizes “home” for you and/or the thing that makes your homesickness go away all the time :)

This was a little hard, because I have quite a long list of things that make me miss Manila. But, there is one particular thing that I like looking at every time I’m in our living room, and that’s this Umbra Fotofalls Desktop Photo Tree my brother gave me a few Christmases ago:

Satellite Photo Mobile

It holds eighteen different set of pictures of people that make Manila home for me.

:)I reckon it’s a beautiful piece of art.

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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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