DIY: Headdress for the Entourage

My sister/bridesmaid/creative and technical assistant/slave got too tired and lazy to review for her upcoming Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) last Sunday afternoon, so she helped me with my DIYs. While I was giving the wedding cord some finishing touches, she started making the headdresses for the entourage.

My sister asked me to try the headdress on to see kung kasya at di malalaglag. πŸ˜€

Thank you Lord for giving me a creative sister! Good job, Teacher Janine! πŸ™‚

I also made the headdress for my Maid of Honor Jefel.

violet headdress to pair with MOH’s violet dress

Up next: Bridesmaids and Flower girls headdresses.
Just a thought… how about mine?

DIY: Wedding Cord

Back to DIY mode again! πŸ™‚ This time, it’s our wedding cord!

I originally wanted to have a wedding cord made of pearls and crystals, but my friend Janette (who recently got married) said that it’s malas to have pearls in your wedding as they symbolize tears. I don’t believe in superstitions but there’s no harm following these beliefs.

Last Saturday, Dadi and I went to Bambie’s Leather Shop in Marikina and bought some materials for the invitations he’s about to make. I saw the leatherette thin ropes hanging at the back of the store and a bright idea popped in my head.

Materials used: 10 yards of bronze leatherette braided rope – 6 pesos/yard (i hinged them together using hot glue to create small loops ), white rosettes – 35/bundle, fake tiny leaves – 15 pesos per bundle, my 16-year-old glue gun, heart-shaped locket pendant from my old bracelet, and an old cross pendant, which was a gift from a friend years ago.

Fairy woodland wedding cord


Janette + Dave

After seven years of being together, my good friends from college, Janette and Dave, finally tied the knot last August 31. I remember that Janette and I were already planning for her wedding even before Dave proposed. So, we’re just too ecstatic when Dave finally did.

The wedding ceremony was held at Sta. Rita de Cascia Church and the reception followed at The Village Patio, UP Village.

Congratulations and best wishes to Janette and Dave! Love you guys! πŸ™‚

Thanks to Berny Tia for my hair and makeup. πŸ™‚

Step 10: Trial Hair and Make Up with Berny Tia

I had my first ever trial hair and make up with Berny Tia. I discovered her through Girltalk and Weddings at Work. Our schedule was last August 31 in her studio in Ortigas at 10 AM, a few hours before my college friend’sΒ wedding where I was the cord sponsor and host during reception. O di ba, career ang role ko? Hence, career din dapat ang hair and makeup para hindi sayang. πŸ˜€

Berny was really nice, friendly and undeniably talented. She’s really ma-chicka and told me that she’s also a mountaineer and she has mountaineer friends from the same school/course as mine (and also Dadi’s). We all got surprised when we found out that the mountaineer friends she’s referring to are Abbie and John, who areΒ now based in Japan. She’s megafriends with them and too bad they weren’t able to meet up before they left again for Japan. Anyway, they’ll see each other again soon because Abbie and John will be our cord sponsors. *insert It’s a small world after all…. song here*

Photo courtesy of Dadi πŸ˜€

I love Ms. Berny! πŸ™‚ Because of the obvious chemistry I had with her (hehe), we booked her on the spot. We’ll see her again on our prenup shoot, which I still don’t know when. Hopefully we’ll have it by November.