Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A Spidey Proposal

The best planned proposals more often than not don't happen as scripted.

One of my friends just came back from a vacation... and got engaged in THE most romantic way. More often than not it's my girl friends who gush and rush to tell the story and we always end up giggling and kilig over the latest romantic drama special. But this time it was the groom-to-be who related to me how he got engaged.

So off he went to vacay at the Maldives with his girl friend. His girl friend had no idea what he was up to. He knew he wanted to propose in the most romantic way, but the moment just never came up. He tried to get her to go out to the sunset, but she wanted to take a shower instead. The next day it rained. The right time just wasn't coming up! So he just kept bringing the ring wherever they went.

And then Spiderman 3 came up on HBO, one of their favorite movies. My friend's GF loves the movie and started re-enacting the part where Aunt May was describing how Uncle Ben proposed to her and as Aunt May said, "He had me close my eyes, and when I opened them, there was the ring." She closed her eyes as well and when she opened them... there was the ring and my friend on one knee!

It was the perfect moment!

Congratulations Erik and Claudia! =)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Getting Married Online

Huh? No I don't mean doing the ceremonies online, but planning your wedding online.

The Official Google Blog gave a great rundown on an example on how a couple used Google tools in planning their wedding.

We all know that planning a wedding is such a daunting task. When I planned weddings for my friends all these tools weren't available yet, but I've been using it myself and I covered Gmail, Gtalk, Google Docs, Google Notebook, Blogger and Google Apps for Your Domain in a previous post.

There's a new collaborative tool though that I've been trying out the past few weeks and it's quite exciting since you can build a site all about your wedding in it and easily share photos, videos, documents, maps etc. in the page. This tool is called Google Sites and you can utilize this just simply by getting a Google Account (your Gmail account would do).

My tutorial about how to use Google Sites is over at YouGotTech.com.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Brides have a certain glow on their wedding day and they're even made more beautiful by make-up artists.

I recently had a make-over done courtesy of Mona Borromeo, a make-up artist who does commercial projects and weddings. While she was putting make-up on me I asked her to give some tips about bridal make-up and here's a couple she gave me:

1. Having clear skin is very important. Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!

2. Get a spa treatment and a facial at least 2 weeks before the wedding, so that if ever your skin breaks-out it'll have time to go back to normal before the wedding.

3. Sleep! You don't want to look like a panda on your wedding day.

4. Eat! Bride's usually do crash diets and this makes them look sullen. Lose the pounds gradually!

5. Do a pre-nup trial make-up. This is very important since this is where you'll see how you want to look on your wedding day. This also allows the make-up artist to get to know the structure of your face for practice.

I liked the glowing look that Mona did for me.

What do you think?

You might want to give Mona a try, here's her contact info:
Mona Borromeo
Professional Make-up Artist
anom_2425 @ hotmail.com
anom_050177 @ yahoo.com