Road to Married Life (Part 1)

I am amazed at how quick time flies because I still feel that our wedding was just a few months ago but, we already celebrated our first wedding anniversary last weekend.

Since it has been a year already, I think I can now make a trip down to memory lane of our journey towards married life.

2016 February

  • Birthday Surprise

              According to Mister, this was the turning point of everything. This was the first time that we celebrated his birthday away from each other in six years. Although I was able to pull off a birthday surprise, he said that he felt incomplete since I was in Bicol for a work assignment.186

  • Secret Planning

             We set a lunch date with our good friend Vanessa days after our grand decision. She was the first to know about the plan and helped us pull everything together in a short period of time. I must say that she is a real superwoman because she was pregnant while we were planning and was due to give birth months before our wedding. 182


2016 March

  • The Reunion

               We had a reunion with two of our favorite people from college, Vanessa, and Fhay. They helped us with the concepts for the wedding.

  • First set of bookings

              Our first booking was with Eva Events which is a baby of Vanessa and her amazing sisters-in-law, Ate Evitha and Lady.


We also booked the Parish of the Holy Sacrifice which is located in the UP Diliman Campus. We had to cancel our booking here since the elders disapproved. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to refund our booking fee which is worth two thousand pesos.

Photo Credits: Mr. Caloy Llamas II (grabbed from Parish of the Holy Sacrifice’s facebook page)



Another failed story was our booking with our supposed reception venue, Village Patio in Quezon City. We really liked the venue since it matched our wedding theme but they had no dedicated parking for our guests, and the area is quite small for us. Nonetheless, we still booked with them because they gave us a good package. 

We also had to cancel our booking in Village Patio since we canceled with the nearby Church. Since the contract states that the booking fee is non-refundable, we did not get anything back.

Photo Credits: Village Patio Quezon City Facebook Page


2016 April

  • The Proposal

               To be honest, I was really surprised with this proposal. If you know my husband, you will never think that he is capable of doing such a wild act of proposing in public. But since Eastwood is where our love story began, he mustered up all his courage to plan and execute a surprise proposal. Special thanks to his Accenture colleagues for helping him out.

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  • The Pamanhikan

We originally planned to have a traditional pamanhikan but, the Fam elders preferred to have an outing. They booked us at Sol y Viento Hotel and Resorts in Laguna for two days and, I must say that everyone enjoyed this experience.

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