Month: November 2015

WEDDING 101: Choosing the Perfect Venue

  The wedding of Mel Gibson and Catherine McCormack’s characters in Braveheart is my favorite wedding scene. I haven’t seen a lot of movies with wedding scenes that stuck to my head afterwards. I wanted a wedding that’s between me and the man I would spend the rest of my life with, in front of an officiant (because we legally need one). I didn’t want any spectator mostly because I can’t stay too long in the limelight. When scouting for our wedding venue, my then boyfriend and I took into consideration the following: (1) an outside area where the ceremony would be held, and (2) a covered hall for the reception. In addition, the venue must have a bit of a history (because we are historyphiles), must be romantic and must be secluded.

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Circa 1900, Heritage and Food in Cebu

Sanjercasvil Road, which stands for Sanson, Jereza, Castillo and Villa, is a pocket road in Lahug, Cebu City. Joel, who lived in Apas, a neighbor barangay, used to come here to play and would always relate to me the corn fields in the area. Sanjercasvil Road is a heritage road based on the number of heritage houses dotting the area. This is where the famous Circa 1900 is located.

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Wedding 101: Budget

How much would you spend for a wedding? I’m sure most couples would answer, “As much as we can!” That is true. But — I’m warning you. DO NOT spend all your savings for your wedding, and, worse, DO NOT incur debts just so you can have your dream wedding. Times are tough these days. While the dollar-peso exchange is high, it is fluctuating. Commodity prices are still steep, despite the cheap price of gasoline. So, how much would you spend for your wedding? And, who should spend for what?

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Wedding 101: The Guest List

When my husband and I attended Mandaue Foam x Meream’s watercolor workshop, he introduced me as his wife. It was awkward and I’m sure I blushed to the ninth degree of red because I am not yet to being called as such. When my husband said I was his wife, I was reminded that I have yet to share some things with you about our wedding and our wedding process. There were a lot of things we learned in year’s-worth of planning and preparing and a lot of things that we omitted just so we can have the most comfortable and best wedding. After all, we may get married only once.

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