Saturday, May 16, 2009

Some additional silliness...

So I left Rogel in charge of doing our misalettes. Well, I was the one who edited the content, and he was tasked to have it printed out and photocopied since he's in Manila (yes, we're cheapskates - who keeps the misalette anyway?). And so the following conversation ensued...

Helene: Blah blah blah... oh, so how's our misalette?

Rogel: They're all done already. With one staple each.

Helene: Whaaat?! ONE staple each??!!

Rogel: Yes, they only need one staple. They're good already.

Helene: *sputters a bit* But couldn't you have used... TWO, at least??

Rogel: One's fine already! And we made 60 copies. Imagine how many unnecessary staples you'll use when one will do already.

Helene: But but but...!!

Rogel: I'll bring one home tomorrow. You'll see that they're fine already.

Helene: Oookay.

One staple??? Gosh, Rogel is doing cheap to an extreme!

Hehe, I love my guy!

1 week to go

Today, I truly felt like a bride.

My mom and sister's family arrived here from Singapore, and we headed straight for the couturier so my mom and sister could fit their gowns. There's still a LOT that needs to be done for my mom's gown, but my sister's gown is practically finished.

I tried on my gown as well... it had to be tightened because I lost some more weight, and now it fit just perfectly.

And even though Blanca still gives me the headaches, today, I felt like a bride when I put on my gown.

It wasn't the gown I imagined myself wearing, and yet, surprisingly, it seems to have become the gown I'm truly meant to wear.

It doesn't look like much when you see it by itself, but when I put it on... it really transformed before my eyes. Into THE gown.

Suddenly, I can't wait to wear it.

Just 7 days to go.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

You + Me = Us

Sometimes we get so mired in the details that we forget the essence of it all...

Here's to a bright future ahead of us.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Updates... less than 20 days to go

I almost can't believe that we only have 20 days to go before our marriage is blessed in church. It feels like it was just yesterday when we were just starting to prepare for our church wedding... and now it's almost here. I feel like there's still a hundred things to do! But I'm glad it's almost crunch time, since I'm really just looking forward to celebrating with my family and friends.

I even have 'assignments' to do from my coordinator, haha. I really need to work on those, but I can't resist blogging. Especially since there are things I'd like to share.

One, I've found my shoes. I went through a lot of shoe stores with my husband, baby and dad tagging along (who really aren't the best people to go shoe shopping with, haha, but my mom and sisters are all abroad right now). Nothing seemed right. Finally, when we were tired already and about to go home, Rogel pointed out a store that I bypassed originally (because I hadn't planned on spending a lot on shoes). Since we've gone to so many stores already, I thought, why not? So we entered the store. And there, I found it:

I love my shoes! They're simple and comfortable, just the way I like them. They're the perfect height, since I have difficulty walking in high heels. I was actually open to wearing colored shoes, but these are perfect. They're actually not as pricey as I thought they'd be, but still pricier than what I wanted to spend. Well, they're an investment. I can always use them after the wedding. =)

Another thing I found is my prep dress:

I was originally looking for something in my motif (burgundy and gold), but when I saw this, I couldn't resist trying it on. And when I did, I was sold.

I was also able to meet with my coordinator and emcee recently, and we were able to talk about the reception program. It's almost finalized... just need to decide on a couple of details.

Yay, progress!