Thursday, September 4, 2008

YOUR photos :)


Here are photos of guests naman, from the reception :)

Thanks so much again to everyone who made time to come and join us in the celebration!

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Photos, pictures, pix :)

Click here for photos of the wedding.

These are mostly photos of us pa lang, we have yet to sort through the thousands of photos, so please expect more photos (especially of our wonderful guests) to be posted soon.

Photobooth!

Hit na hit ang photobooth! haha :-) We're glad everyone enjoyed it :-)
Check out the link at the sidebar to your left, for the soft copies of your photobooth pictures.














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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Alvarez

Just got married! :)

Will change site title and intro soon, haha, just need time to catch our breath!

Thanks to everyone who helped, who came and who wished us well :-)

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Photos!!!!

Some photos of our wedding, for those who are excited, like us, hehe :-)

Courtesy of our friends - thanks a bunch! :-)

Click here. And here.

Wait! there's more!

Please come back to this site for more photos soon!

This photo, courtesy of Jayvee Fernandez.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

1 day to go!


1 more day to go before the big day!
Just thought we'd share this photo from the bridal shower put together for us by our GeiserMaclang family :-)

*Chocolate body frosting gift from Sara's team :-)

Thanks guys!

See you all on Friday!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Organizers :-)

We met with our event organizer today - Creative Juice's Janice and Gary - two of our favorite people in the world because they are always so positive :-)

We can relax now knowing that we're in good hands already with Janice and Gary taking over, hehe :-) (big thanks guys!)

But there are still stuff for us to do - seat plan, final songs, final program! Whew!

Good thing Sara's mom is enjoying putting together the misalettes and other stuff that need to be put together pa, hehe :-)

Also, at least the honeymoon plans are ok na - thanks to another wonderful person who is good at organizing - Jackie :-) (thanks for helping us out with this Jackie!)

3 days to go!!!

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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Bridal ShowerS

Last last weekend, Sara's family threw a luncheon at Leslie's Alabang for Paul and Sara. Everyone was so full from the buffet!

Over the weekend naman, Paul's family threw a party for them at their family's resort in Lucban, Quezon. It was lots of fun and Sara got goodies from Victoria's secret! :-)


Thanks to all our families! We love you all! :-) See you on August 8!


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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

16 days to go



16 days to go.
Gown, check!
Marriage license, check!
Misalatte, check!
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Eyebags, check :(
Stress, check :(
Lack of sleep, :(
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Parties, check :)

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Make Room

We finally were able to put together our bridal registry, due to insistent public demand, hehe :) We really didn't want to register at first because we're not moving to an empty house anyway, but what the heck, we went ahead and did it na rin :)

Our first instinct was to go to Rustans, which seemed to be the easiest and most common bridal registry option, but when we got there, it turned out we had to make an appointment, etc., so we were kind of turned off.

So we went to Make Room (also owned by Stores Specialist) instead, one of our favorite home stores (both of us are a bit obsessive compulsive and Make Room is like heaven for us because of their selections of organizers, boxes, storage solutions, etc).

And it turned out to be a better experience for us, they were sooo accommodating! :D and their items are really really nice!

We had a blast, and we hope you check out their stores, even if not to buy us anything, we're sure you'll find something there that you'll like for yourself or your homes as well :)

Check out the left side bar of our website for the list of branches.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008

Invitations

Haaaay, stressful day today, we are trying to finalize the invitations, and its driving us crazy!

Our goal was to have it all printed by end of today, but because there were still revisions as of last night, we have to push the deadline to this weekend.

Have yet to see the final color of the envelopes too...

Our invitation is super simple lang naman and we dont get how we haven't finalized it yet???

Actually, the invite itself is ok already, its the color of the envelopes that is really driving us crazy...

Anyway, we're posting here the soft copy of the invitation - but not all of it, para naman when you get the actual invites, you can still appreciate it :)





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References


When we were just starting to plan the wedding, we, well, mostly Sara, went into a mad rush of buying wedding magazines, and other guides that we can use.

But the most helpful ones that we got were the ones given by friends - copies of Wedding Essentials Magazines from the editor herself, Ms. Marbee Go and the Weddings at Work Wedding Primer and Bride's Yellow Pages from event organizer Janice Villanueva.

These were really super helpful references - Wedding Essentials had options for all types of budgets :) And the Wedding Primer had all the tips, reminders, practical to-do's, etc :)

We also tried buying international bridal magazines, but they were mostly useless because, for one, you cant get anything thats there - unless you are really looking at getting your stuff/suppliers from abroad, and also because their suggestions are kind of baduy - hehe. Their wedding gown designs, tokens, etc are all so common and not very creative. But once in a while you'll still come across some fresh ideas and inspirations from those magazines too.

So anyway, if you're planning you're own wedding soon, try checking out the local magazine stands for Wedding Essentials Magazines (they are also good references for planning even non-wedding events). For copies of the Wedding Primer and the Bride's Yellow Pages, you can email mail@weddingsatwork.com.

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Songs


We're finalizing our song list this weekend, and we're wondering if you have any suggestions?

We want the songs to be a mix of old and new :-) and the not-so-overly used wedding songs. Of course they should also be appropriate - we cringe at weddings where the wedding singer sings songs that are about lost loves or something...

Sharing with you the lyrics of one of the songs that we really love, which is part of our song list now.

The Last Time by Eric Benet

The first time I fell in love was long ago.
I didn't know how to give my love at all.
The next time I settled for what felt so close.
But without romance, you're never gonna fall.
After everything I've learned;
Now it's finally my turn.
This is the last time I'll fall... in love.
The first time we walked under that starry sky,
there was a moment when everything was clear.
I didn't need to ask or even wonder why, because each question is answered when your near.
and I'm wise enough to know when a miracle unfolds, this is the last time i'll fall in love.
Now don't hold back, just let me know.
Could i be moving much too fast or way too slow.
'Cause all of my life, I've waited for this day.
To find that once in a lifetime, this is it, I'll never be the same.
You'll never know what it's taken me to say these words.
And now that I've said them, they could never be enough.
As far as I can see, there's only you and only me.

This is the last time I'll fall in love.
Last time i'll fall in love.
The last time i'll fall... in love.


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Attire

We've been getting questions already regarding the attire for the wedding, so we're posting it here na din for everyone's reference:

Its Barong Tagalog for men, and cocktails for ladies.

Our motif by the way is composed of different wine colors - deep purple, cabernet (wine red), and champagne. But you dont need to necessarily follow the color scheme naman :) But if you want to, why not? :)

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

888 Wedding Frenzy

Last January, we were featured by Ms. Tina Dumlao in Phil. Daily Inquirer - because of the wedding date that we chose - 08.08.08 :)

Apparently Ms. Tina found our story interesting enough to write about, when Sara told her how far in advance she had to do bookings for the wedding because so many couples are getting married on the same date.

Here's the link to the article :)

Lucky Date - 888 Wedding Frenzy

Why did we choose the date anyway? Well, actually, we wanted to do 777 originally, but we had to move it to the following year. As it turns out, 888 seemed a better date - as 8 symbolizes infinity (i know, how cheesy... *wink) :)

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Nuestra Señora de Gracia Parish

We chose this church first of all because we wanted the venue of our wedding to be accessible to all - and Makati is a happy compromise to all our friends and family who are coming from all over the metro, the provinces and even abroad :)

Sara's friend and officemate Alma, actually gave us the idea about this church. Our original choice was Sanctuario de San Antonio in Forbes, but even as early as September last year, the church was fully booked already for August 8. The day Sara panicked and was fantically calling up churches in Makati for an alternative, Alma searched online for this church that she said was one of the oldest churches in Makati.

The photos over the internet were lovely so Sara immediately called to book our wedding ceremony there, for the 2pm slot (the only remaining slots were 8am and 2pm). A few dayd after the booking, we went to go see the church and we realized how it was such a blessing in disguise that Sanctuario de San Antonio was fully booked already.

Here's a link to an online article about the church, for more information :)

Trivia: They say this church has been a setting for some local movies and TV series'. I remember the movie with Kristine Hermosa and Diether Ocampo - the wedding scene was shot here - i think its the movie that was a trilogy? And i also heard the series Lupin had some shots taken here as well.