Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Our Love Story Video

Finally after some trimming our dear friend-videographer Buddy Gancenia has uploaded our pre-nup video. The script, the planning and the shoot was done in just one day. I did the script an hour before Buddy and Jay showed up at home. The script revolved around our theme, "We Clicked" since both Jay and I are online junkies (he's a web consultant/developer and I work for a search engine). Some friends also suggested to use "500 Days of Summer" as inspiration for the love story AVP. I didn't watch the movie, but after watching the trailer on Youtube several times I got the gist.

So I traced back our "clicks" (days) from the first day we met and was surprised to find out that our wedding day would fall on our 800th click (the 800th day since we met). Anyway, here's the video of the clicks that happened before the wedding.


Friday, January 15, 2010

Homemade MTV

I would say that the best way to entertain your guests during your reception is by showing some videos. It may be a prepared pre-nup AVP (a summary of your love story) or some photos of videos of what transpired during your relationship. Sweetie and I made a pre-nup AVP together with our videographer (Buddy Gancenia), but we're still waiting for him to upload it on Youtube (he said he is still trimming it a bit). It was a gift from him and I just whipped up the script a couple of hours before he came to shoot our video.

We still keep in touch with our pre-cana classmates via email and one couple, Sherwin and Olive, shared an endearing homemade MTV. Here's their awesome video -

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Choosing Your Florist

After that mishap with the bridal car provider, I would like to stress out further that one has to be careful in choosing suppliers. One of the things that I did before I booked suppliers was to read reviews about them, especially with the wedding gown designer (it's one of the most important things!). I also spent some time getting to know the suppliers who I only met during wedding expos.

Here's Lawrence dela Rosa of Angel of Hearts. We only managed to canvass for florists at the Themes & Motifs wedding expo last September. We choose Angel of Hearts because they owned the farm. Our wedding day was sandwiched in between holidays and we wanted fresh flowers, not flowers that had extended shelf lives because of the refrigerator.

Some tips from Lawrence about choosing a florist:

Aside from the flowers the husband and wife tandem also gave us advice about marriage.

Stall #13 Dos Castillas St. (Dangwa),
Sampaloc Manila/Stall #33 Manila Flower Center,
Laong Laan St., Sampaloc, Manila
Tel. No: (+632)742-5039
Telefax: (+632)749-1202
Mobile: (+63)920-9384610; (+63)918-5938212
(look for Lawrence or his wife Lory Jean)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Just Married!

I have just gone through one of the most magical moments in my life.

Watch here: