Monday, March 30, 2009

Preparing for the Pamamanhikan

I wrote a lengthy post about the pamamanhikan about 2 years ago here on Twisted Wedding Planner and it was pretty easy for me to relay several experiences about it since I wasn't the bride-to-be.

Now I'm going bonkers over this Filipino tradition because I am about to go through it. I know that not many parents require their daughter's fiance to go through this, but my parents are very traditional. And to them my engagement is not complete yet since my fiance's parents have not formally asked for my hand. 

It was my Mom who reminded me about it and I immediately told my fiance about it. We then researched about this tradition and we found some really good articles written by and The best thing to do is to prepare yourself for the questions your parents may ask. 

Pamamanhikan is basically where your fiance's father asks for your hand in marriage from your father. It's often awkward especially if it's the first time your parents are going to meet. I hope and pray mine will run smoothly. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What it Feels Like to be Engaged

I got the shock of my life when I got engaged 11 days ago. I totally did not expect it especially since I was hanging on a harness when it happened.

It's the most exhilirating feeling in the world. And for days I've just had this wide silly grin on my face (well until now). I truly felt loved because I know that my fiance would not have asked me to marry him otherwise.

It took several days before it sunk in and I'm still getting used to wearing an engagement ring. My friends are also very excited and they're all bugging me for a date already. 

It's also overwhelming since I've been getting interrogated about a lot of things. When and where the wedding will be. Who's going to be the suppliers. Ninongs. Ninangs. Motif.


I guess we'll just take it one day at a time and follow the gantt chart and according to it the next steps are:

2. Setting the Date

Wish us luck!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Perfect Marriage Proposal

I love writing about marriage proposals because it's just uber kilig! These stories are just the best because it shows what we were made for: LOVE.

And who would've thought that I would one day share MY perfect marriage proposal. Yes! The Twisted Wedding Planner is engaged! And that means I have to go through (with my Sweetie, of course) the ardent task of preparing for our wedding. 

Anyway, I digress. The proposal happened in the most unexpected manner. Sweetie has been giving me clues since Valentine's and I've gotten really frustrated over it since I just can't seem to decipher the puzzle. 

Last week Sweetie and I left for Davao for a weekend called "the Davao FAT (food appreciation tour)" and one of the activities we were lined up to do was to go on the longest zipline in Asia (Xcelerator). I was really anxious about this activity since I knew a long trek up the mountain was required. 

It was indeed the longest zipline and I did not know that I was in for the surprise of my life.

For full details about the proposal please visit "The Mid-Air Proposal (via zipline)".

And here's the video -

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Unique Bridal Cars

Go to your wedding in style with one of these unique bridal cars.

A vintage Cadillac!

A Hummer!

Cadillac by:
+(63) 917-5010322 or +(63) 46-4715453 or 8755988
robertbautista2005 (at)

Hummer by:
Hummer Limousine
phil.limousines (at)
+(63) 918-9030831 / +(63) 917-8475279 / +(63) 922-8475279

Monday, March 9, 2009

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Bridal Car

Last weekend I made the time to visit the Wedding Expo, an event organized by Themes & Motifs. I think the Wedding Expo can brag that it has the most number of wedding suppliers showcasing their services under one roof.

As we were going in the venue we noticed a couple of bridal cars showcased outside and we scrutinized it when we finished our rounds in the PICC Forum.

And guess what! Instead of flowers, Mickey and Minnie Mouse hung in the hood of the bridal car.

And another car had teddy bears on it.

My Sweetie said after seeing the cars, "The bears would probably be hugging each other by the time the car reaches the venue. Sa takot!" LOL.

Bridal Cars by:
8 San Sebastian corner Aduana Street,
New Intramuros Village,
Diliman, Quezon City
(by Appointment Only)
Telefax: +(632) 9326399 / 9522824
+63(918) 9086399
+63(918) 9236399
+63(918) 8246399

Monday, March 2, 2009

Coffee Shop Love Seats

More and more coffee shops now are mixing in different type of furniture. Gone are the days that you'd just find regular tables and chairs in coffee shops. There are now sofas, bean bags, arm chairs and even love seats!

Last Saturday night I found myself in Biksa Coffee in Marikina City and the love seat was just riveting! Much as Sweetie and I wanted to try out the love seat we would've probably found ourselves fighting over it with our friends. LOL.

Biksa Coffee is a nice date place (with uber fast free wifi!).

18 Gil Fernando Avenue corner
Dragon Street, Marikina City



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