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My Wedding Gown by Amonn Velasco

I had a hard time deciding how my wedding gown will look like. What I was only sure of is that I don’t want to splurge much but I want to look sexy and modern, without veering away from my style and personality.

When I first met Amonn last September, I knew he’s the one. His sketch was spot on, his price reasonable, and he can do Cholo’s attire as well. He had very reasonable packages, but we later on decided to just get the “major ones” from him. He’s also very flexible, and his shop (whose interiors I really really love!) is just nearby.

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And here is my own gown’s sketch!

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My gown has two looks – the tulle skirt is detachable, such that during the reception my skirt will be a mermaid-style, all lace sexiness!!!

I’m so excited! I am praying and putting all my hopes and confidence that Amonn can execute the design. I can’t wait for my first fitting in March! :)

Trial Hair and Make-up with Beauty Call

Beauty call is one of two suppliers that we booked though wedding fairs (yup, only 2.. we made sure we wouldn’t fall into the common trap of being blinded with freebies and sweet promises :-) ). We got the chance to chat with Joy, one of the artists, and upon learning that they know our photographers very well, we booked them on the spot.

That was 4 months ago..

Today I had my trial hair and makeup with Eula Esmeralda of beauty call. We are having our video shoot with Stephen wedding films in the afternoon so I purposely scheduled my trial session with her today. It’s like hitting two birds in one stone!

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We went to beauty call’s newly renovated studio in Greenhills. Going there is a breeze.. They are conveniently located in between Abenson and Amici along Connecticut street. Since they’ve just recently renovated, the studio is still bare of decorations, but I so love the pink walls!

This is me before…

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During..

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And after!

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During trial, Eula did the airbrush makeup technique on me. I’ve always been intrigued by airbrush and have always wondered why it’s so much more expensive. Well, it has a more polished finish, and I think actual application is easier and faster, but after an hour under the sun, my pores were visible already. I guess airbrush is better if you’re doing the shoot indoors, but it still worked well for me today.

Overall, I love my look! The curls of my hair stayed even until evening, and my make-up didn’t need much touch-up all throughout the day! I love the sweet look and the romantic curls. I know Eula and her team will do a great job on our wedding day!

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Falling in Love (even more) at the Imagine Nation Prenup Marathon II!

I was planning to blog about the Prenup Marathon event last October 13 but Imagine Nation beat me to it. They’ve released a comprehensive round-up a few days ago. See the link here 🙂

So let me just add some more of my thoughts, as a marathon-er and soon to be bride..

We didnt really know what to expect so we just packed whatever nice clothes we have in our closets for the shoot. Cholo and I are both practical, so we just wanted to keep our looks simple and wouldn’t want to bring too much stuff. I had my hair and makeup done in a salon prior to going to the PNR station. Upon arrival, we were made to pick from the bowl to know which photographers are assigned to us. Each photographers have their own themes, to set the mood and feel of the shoot.

photo lifted from imaginenationphoto.com

Much to my delight, we picked the 3 protographers I was most intrigued in – Alex Ruelo (Lights, Camera, Action), Larry Leong (Rain or Shine) and Jed Ray Calara (Sweetheart Athletes). The whole shoot took about 3 hours, and it was almost dark when we finished.

Later that day, we walked away exhausted from the numerous costume changes and endless poses and smiling. In spite of these though, it’s a very unforgettable experience because I felt a deeper strenghtening of the bond  between me and my fiance. I felt our love grow stronger by leaps and bounds after the shoot.

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The Perfect Proposal (Makati Garden Club. 05.18.12)

Yes, you read it right. I’m getting married… finally! 🙂

Finally because as a single mom, there were times when I was losing hope already that I will be able to find someone who will be willing to take the risk with me.

… and because ever since Cholo and I became an item, I have been secretly dreaming of spending the rest of my life with him.  I think it has even turned into a funny obsession already at some point. Hehe.

I met Cholo 5 years ago at work. We were both headhunters from sister companies, so although we’re in the same building and attend the same company events, we have different sets of friends and not really talk at all. It was only in 2009 when we really became friends and discovered our common interests in blogging, photography, travel, and food. We were also both graduates of UP.

The next three years went by and we are stronger than ever. Cholo is the kindest and most understanding man I have ever met, and he loved me and was always there for me. Most especially, my son adores him and vice versa. That, in itself, is more than enough for me.

I have been secretly waiting for him to propose marriage for the past year of our relationship. I had false expectations several times, and was beginning to lose hope. But… what I don’t know is that he has been secretly preparing for that day… and he made sure I will never ever forget.

The Proposal


May 18, 2012 was a very stressful day for me. I was about to deliver a presentation to all employees during our company’s townhall and I was so stressed for most of theday. That night, my friend Michelle asked me out for dinner “in a new hang-out place she wanted to try out in Makati.” Cholo was on sick leave that day so I agreed.

We met at Leviste in Makati where a cab was already waiting for us.  The driver took us to this place inside Urdaneta Village where “the said hang-out place” is. It was Makati Garden Club.

Upon entering the place, the first person I saw was another friend – Pam. First thing I noticed were the rose petals by her feet. Then there were photographers. At that point I wasn’t able to recognize anyone other than Pam. She handed to me a balloon with a photo of Tagaytay and inset was Cholo and I’s photo. There was also a handwritten note from Cholo for me to read.

the Tagaytay note read: Hi love! Tagaytay was our very first out of town trip together. It was the beginning of many “firsts” in our relationship. From then on, I knew we had something very special 🙂

By then I knew. That was it. The moment I have been waiting for!
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