Monday, January 26, 2009

Our Lady of Pentecost Church, Quezon City

It was my first time to visit Our Lady of the Pentecost Church when I attended a friend's wedding. The church looked quite new and different from all the other churches I've been too. It was different because it was long horizontally and there was a second floor (and a third floor!). I liked the  light and airy feel of the church. And even though it was raining that day, the inside of the church wasn't gloomy at all. 

Our Lady of Pentecost Church
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Parish Office Telephone: +(632) 929-0665 / 434-2397

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wedding Charms: Happy Notes

Sometimes weddings can be so boring right? And more often than not you sometimes get seated with people you barely know, so you end up sitting there, giving a nod once in a while and munch on the appetizers, candies or cookies that's on the table.

I found myself in that situation again, but found these little notes endearing -

And I did enjoy the wedding (and ate a lot too!).

Friday, January 16, 2009

Homemade Wedding Giveaways

Last week I got the chance to attend a friend's wedding and was ecstatic at how simple and meaningful the wedding was. It's the second most beautiful and meaningful wedding I've attend in 4 years and now I truly believe that weddings need not be expensive, overbearing and overplanned. The secret sauce: family and really close friends. 

My creative side was tickled-happy when the bridesmaids distributed the wedding giveaways. Snazzy beadwork (one of my favorite things to do!) and a customized box.

Napkin Holders


Loved it! And now I'm itching to bring out my bead collection to do some experimenting =)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Do-It-Yourself Wedding Invitation

My friends and I have been shocked with the exorbitant prices of wedding invitations. It can go anywhere from 40 pesos to 200 pesos per set! And there are additional fees whenever you add anything to the set, i.e. maps, bridal registry info, calligraphy, RSVP info etc. 

When I did a tight-budget wedding for a friend we resorted to doing her invitations.

The materials:

Board paper
Certificate paper

*We got all the materials at National Bookstore

The equipment:

Cutting board

Sheet 1 Suggested Text:

Groom's Name & Bride's Name
with the blessings of our Parents.
Mr. & Mrs. Groom's Parents' name
Mr. & Mrs. Bride's Parents' name

Request the honor of your presence
as we exchange marriage vows on
at Time
Name of Church
Churches' city

Reception to follow at
Name of resto/hotel
Resto/Hotel's city


Sheet 2 Text

Bridal Entourage

Principal Sponsors (list)
Best Man - Maid of Honor
Jr. Groomsmen - Jr. Bridesmaids
Groomsmen - Bridesmaids

Secondary Sponsors (list)
Candle - Cord
Ring Bearer - Flower Girls
Bible Bearer - Coin Bearer