Wednesday, July 11, 2007

OUR WEDDING STORY

I am back!!!! Oh how i miss blogging - this time new URL and skin. Hehe.

Mrs. Samonte here to share our wedding story :-)

Our wedding is a BLAST! Thank God! He gave a sunny Sunday. Egg offering sa Sta. Clara is effective. Though there were some minor glitches hindi naman halata. It is still the best day of our lives. **wink**wink*** I can’t explain the feeling of being a bride, on the wedding day itself. Something different. Mixed emotions. Pero hindi ako masyado kinabahan dahil I know we are prepared and I am confident na the wedding will turn out as it was planned, and it was. Astig ba? Hehehe

The last leg of wed preps is super nakakangarag takbo dito at doon, pero carry lng nmin ni Memond – relax mode pa rin kmi. Hehehe. Ewan ko ba hindi kmi masyado na tense at nakakatulog pa rin naman. Hahaha. Maybe because it was a year and a half of preparation and we clearly know what we want.

The night before the wedding nakatulog naman ako maayos dahil siguro pagod ako. Hehehe. And sinigurado ko that all the materials needed are in place. On the event day itself nkapag heavy buffet breakfast pa ako, hotel compli. Takaw. Hahaha. Just enough to put something in my tummy dahil alam ko di na ako makakain ng lunch – at hindi na nga.

Hotel Preps (Astoria Plaza)
As early as 8am suppliers started coming. Unang-una team ni Mang Boy, followed by HMU Team of Thea Tan around 9, sumunod si Nelwin Uy at 10 – at super bilib sya sa mga wedding details na DIY nmin ni Memond. Terno-terno ba naman. Hahaha. He even loved our fuchsia pink and canary yellow motif. Ganda daw pla ng combi sa picture – very photogenic. At ang pinakahuli dumating si Shierdan Pamintuan sa hotel at 11:20, late! – anywayz, forgiven dahil my surprise naman daw sya sa akin, as a birthday present. Hahaha.


Ang aga nmin natapos. 1:30 pa lng everything was set, kaya super dmi ko pics with Nelwin – kaya laking tuwa ko, dahil I really love posing. Naiinip nga kmi kakantay sa hotel sa oras. Relax ulit. Hahaha. Pati si Nelwin nainip kaya nagyaya na umalis. Ang aga namin tuloy sa church.

Church (NSDG)
At 2:20 nasa Church na kmi, 10 mins advance sa call time. Nainip ulit ako kakaantay sa loob ng bridal car. D2 ko naramdaman ang kaba, dahil wala ako ginagawa, ininterview ko na lng si manong Chauffeur at pinagmasdan ang pagdating ng mga bisita. Ang pangit lng nauna pa ako kay Memond. Harhar. Pero di naman na obvious ng mga guests, mga 10 mins lng naman. To think same hotel naman kmi, 1 door apart lng. Miscommunication.

At exactly 3, the wedding started. When I heard the Canon in D played – d na ako mapakali. Parang ang bilis na ng oras. When they are about to close the door, one of my church coordinator/officemate approached me and assisted me with my entrance-good thing someone was there to remind me to relax. Nung marining ko na ang “With You” by Martin Nievera naiiyak na ako. Pero sympre pinigilan ko. When the door opened my parents are there in the middle aisle waiting for me, parang naiiyak. Dko na lng sila tinignan, just holded their arms at tumingin kay Memond na nka full smile, eto pla ang tip para maiwasan umiyak. Haha. According to my close girl friends and relatives e nagging very emotional daw sila. Kakaiyak daw ang bridal march ko.

Dko namalayan that patapos na pla ang ceremony . . . ang bilis. Recessional na nga. Everybody was waiting for us at the church façade para magsabog na ng confetti and petals. Super ganda ng effects! We had 2 big confetti poppers and 20 small ones, plus 20 petal cones. Ang dami-dami! The air is filled with confetti and petals. Hehehe.

Reception (PSE Auditorium)
We had photo shoot first at he the PSE Helipad. Grabe hirap umakyat sa spiral stairs wearing my gown. Pakana ni Nelwin to eh. Pero it’s all worth it pagkakita nmin sa helipad. Ganda! Overlooking the Mandaluyong and Pasig area. Good thing hindi ako afraid sa heights.


While we are having are pictorial here. Guests are ushered, distribution of guest cards, serenaded, canapés served and our pre nup AVP is played while they are waiting for us and they were asked to sign their wish cards – para di mainip.

After photo shoot konting retouch, hair do and attire modification. Bridal Party Parade immediately followed, then our AVP Teaser (a brief introduction of us, I introduced Memond and he introduced me) was played before our Grand Entrance – Father of the Bride song was played during our Grand Entrance . . . feeling king and queen kmi. I sooo love this part! Parang everybody was so happy, I can see the smile in our guests faces tapos PSE auditorium was well dressed, makulay na hindi masakit sa mata it blended well with the lights of the auditorium. It was really elegant and classy! Dinner was served immediately along with pictorial with the guests while being serenaded by Impressions Music Ensemble; all songs are in the form of bossa nova, followed by well wishers, wedding traditions and 2 AVPs (onsite pics slideshow & onsite/interviews/old to dating pics/love story narration video (4 in 1))- super namangha mga guests sa slideshows nmin - ang artistic and ang bibilis gumawa ba naman ni Nelwin (Photo) and Dan (Video).

Base on feedbacks the wedding was so organized and beautiful. Very Rhia daw. Hahaha. Ibinuhos ko kaya lhat ng kaartehan, kaOC-han ko dito. Grabe daw ang details na ginawa namin, ma-tiyaga daw. Watch out for the supplier ratings, so as you can picture what I am referring to :-)

Special thanks to my friendships for the overflowing support. The party wouldn’t be a success without the help of my friends – they are the main key; our very own wedding coordinators and 2 of them are our emcee. Sabi ng suppliers they worked like a pro. Gagaling daw nila.

In short, it was indeed a dream wedding come true.

Ang hirap pla gumawa ng wedding kwento. Hahaha Sorry super haba na nito. I hope you enjoyed reading it and at the same time nkatulong sana.

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