Readings for Nuptial Mass

More than the after party and the little romantic details of the wedding, my fiancé and I looked forward to receiving the Sacrament of Matrimony and the nuptial mass.  We wanted it to be special and solemn, so I really took time handpicking the readings and even the songs during mass. For the First Reading,…

Prayers & Eggs for Good Weather

With the specific prayer intention of having good weather on our wedding day (September 5, 2015) and on our vacation in Cebu, we visited the Monasterio de Sta. Clara along Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City. Traditionally,  saying a prayer for good weather on their wedding day has been part of the wedding preparation of many…

Tea Party themed Bridal Shower by Sisters & Titas of Manila

My sweet sisters-in-law Manay and Karen organized my absolutely wholesome Tea Party-themed bridal shower at our home sweet home. To address my two major weaknesses, the first part of the bridal shower was a cooking and make-up tutorial!  😊  I must admit that cooking and good grooming are essential in surviving my entry into wifeyhood,…

My Bridal Shower by Workmates

My workmates were the first to throw a bridal shower for me. The first part of the bridal shower was not exclusive for girls. My male colleagues couldn’t afford to miss a single event of our division. Haha!   The second part of the shower was a not-so-wholesome female party with games like banana shaping…

Prenup Pictorial with Studio1

With every trusted photo & vid supplier inserting the pre-wedding pictorial to their professedly affordable packages, we ended up riding the millennial generation’s “pre-nup” bandwagon. Yey! But photos of us clad in vogue pieces and posing before a long, winding staircase might just send a wrong impression to our future grandchildren. Sa totoo lang, wala…

Pre-cana Seminar and Other Marriage Preparation Activities

One of the basic wedding requirements of the Catholic Church is the Pre-cana seminar.  For the Parish of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary (PHJM), the pre-cana seminar is a whole day seminar conducted in one of their function rooms. The pre-cana seminar fees for both groom and bride are already included in the wedding…

Pamamanhikan

I learned about this lovely Filipino tradition from a Sibika at Kultura book many years ago. The page had a simple illustration of family members eating together, with a young lady and a young man in the middle. Never imagined myself in the picture. Now I have a photo of family members about to eat…

The Wedding Proposal

My tremendously phlegmatic personality might not reveal my inner bliss, but of course, I was the happiest woman on Earth on the 25th day of July 2014. I’m engaged!!! 🙂 My romantic and very expressive banker boyfriend, Novo, proposed to me in a bank, his very own place of work. With the cooperation of my family,…