Wedding DIYs

It’s already been a month since our fairy tale wedding. I’m now Mrs. C! I haven’t officially changed my name and IDs, though. I’m not yet ready for the grueling process of changing all my documents, especially those involving transactions with government agencies. Oh wait, I’m a government employee! So for now and the next couple of months, I’ll still be Ms. B / Prof. B. And Mr. C / Prof. C is cool with it.

As what I was always saying, our wedding was like a big art project – with all these DIYs, crafts and whimsical, fairy woodland ideas. Anyway, here’s just a summary of all our wedding DIYs:

Storybook Invitation
Done by Dadi! :)

Done by Dadi! :)

*Photo courtesy of Merky Cruz

*Photo courtesy of Merky Cruz

Cord
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Ring and Arrhae Bed

Trivia: Guess what coins we used as arrhae? Answer: Tom's World Tokens (and some other random arcade tokens, like Glicos). Just because Dadi and I love going to arcades! Surprise, surprise!!! :)

Trivia 1: Guess what coins we used as arrhae?
Answer: Tom’s World Tokens (and some other random arcade tokens, like Glicos). Just because Dadi and I love going to arcades!
Trivia 2: Guess what dummy rings we used during the wedding?
Answer: The old replica of “my precioooous” ring of Lord of the Rings Dadi has kept for more or less 10 years already. He gave me the smaller ring, which perfectly fit me (he kept the bigger one since he has two) when we started dating in 2010.
Surprise, surprise!!! :)

Bible
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Bride’s Brooch Bouquet
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Bride’s headdress
bride's headdress
Bride’s Wings
white, shimmery, iridescent wings

white, shimmery, iridescent wings

*Photo courtesy of Yhna Santos

*Photo courtesy of Yhna Santos

Flower wands and bouquets for the female entourage, principal sponsors and moms
female entourage's flower wands

female entourage’s flower wands

female principal sponsor's bouquets

female principal sponsors’ bouquets

mothers' bouquets

mothers’ bouquets

nanay's bouquet

My Mother (carrying her bouquet) and her sisters

Dadi's mom and sis, Tanya

Dadi’s mom and sis, Tanya

Boutonnieres
boutonnieres
Flower wreath headdresses and wings for the female secondary sponsors and flower girls
female entourage's hair wreathflower girls' hair wreath

*Photo courtesy of Grace Tabiendo

*Photo courtesy of Grace Tabiendo

Fairy bridesmaid and fairy maid of honor *Photo courtesy of Dojo Tia (hubby of Berny Tia, our wedding's official hair and makeup artist)

Fairy bridesmaid and fairy maid of honor
*Photo courtesy of Dojo Tia (hubby of Berny Tia, our wedding’s official hair and makeup artist)

*Photo courtesy of Nap Apolinario

*Photo courtesy of Nap Apolinario

*Photo courtesy of Nap Apolinario

*Photo courtesy of Nap Apolinario

Flower Girls’ Wands and Baskets
wands and baskets

Baskets done by Maid of Honor Jefel

‘Here Comes the Bride’ Sign
*Photo courtesy of Dojo Tia (hubby of HMUA Berny Tia)

*Photo courtesy of Dojo Tia (hubby of HMUA Berny Tia)

*Photo courtesy of Nap Apolinario

*Photo courtesy of Nap Apolinario

‘Happily Ever After Starts Here’ Sign
*Photo courtesy of Nap Apolinario

*Photo courtesy of Nap Apolinario

*Photo courtesy of Nap Apolinario

*Photo courtesy of Nap Apolinario

Signs
Grabbed the photo from Carina.  Thanks, Cars! :)

Grabbed the photo from Carina.
Thanks, Cars! :)

Table Centerpieces (baskets for photo-dedication – in lieu of guest book, wine bottles as table numbers, photo frames, mason jars with flowers)
where the 2x3-sized couple photos were placed

where the 2×3-sized couple photos were placed

mason jars with flowers

mason jars with flowers

Table numbers DIY'ed by our good friend, Merky Cruz. *Photo courtesy of Merky

Table numbers DIY’ed by our good friend, Merky Cruz.
*Photo courtesy of Merky

table no. bottle

*Photo courtesy of Grace Tabiendo

*Photo courtesy of Grace Tabiendo

Shot glass (for the ceremonial toast and one of the souvenirs for our guests) with Dadi’s very own concoction, “Igor Mix.”
*Photo courtesy of Yhna Santos

*Photo courtesy of Yhna Santos

with butterfly cookie

shot glass, DIY photo frame, and butterfly cookie souvenir

Cake topper – Fairy Princess Hello Kitty and Warrior King Baby Milo!
This topper recreated one of the scenes in our SDE! :D

This topper recreated one of the scenes in our Same-Day Edit Wedding Video! :D It was done by Jona, a friend of my sister-bridesmaid Janine. Janine also did the forest topper base.

*Photo courtesy of Dan Dorado

*Photo courtesy of Dan Dorado

Hanging Butterflies
hanging butterflies

I got this idea from my highschool bff, Kenneth Surat, in a wedding he personally designed and styled in Dubai. He and my other high school bffs also helped in setting up these butterfly curtains at the reception area hours before the wedding.
Thanks also to my and Dadi’s students/UPLISSA for making all these butterfly cut outs!

*Photo courtesy of Grace Gonzales

*Photo courtesy of Grace Gonzales

*Photo courtesy of Grace Gonzales

*Photo courtesy of Grace Gonzales

Souvenirs for the Principal Sponsors – Surat Journals
Kenneth Surat of Surat Journals lovingly crafted these for us!

My bff since high school, Ken Surat, made these for us! Thank you so much! <3

Personalized leather journals. Simply perfect! Thank you so much! <3

Photobooth Lay-Out
Lay-out done by Dadi! :)  Photobooth supplier: Redberries Studio

Lay-out done by Dadi! :)
Photobooth supplier: Redberries Photo Booth

Mami and Dadi’s Timeline – My Favorite DIY done by Dadi
Trivia No. 3: Dadi had kept  ALL the receipts, tickets, photos, etc. of our dates, eat outs, concerts and movies we watched, as well as those tiny notes/reminders/post-its I gave him, etc. He even has a separate storage container for those! This really surprised me! Grabe lang. :D

Trivia No. 3: Dadi has kept ALL the receipts, tickets, photos, etc. of our dates, out of town travels, eat outs, concerts and movies we watched, as well as those tiny notes/reminders/post-its I gave him (kahit patawa na yun iba), etc. He even has a separate storage container for those! This really surprised me! Grabe lang. Ilang years na pag-collect din yun! :D

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! :)

Thanks to Berny Tia for my hair and makeup. :)

Step 5: P/V… Booked!

After weeks of contemplating, we finally met our chosen photographer and videographer just this afternoon at Razon’s Ayala Technohub.

with Anna and John of Aisle 1401

with CJ and Monica of Redscale (medyo pasmado si Kuya Razon's hehe)


They both showed their sample works and we discussed our  wedding theme, photo/video concept, etc. They’re all makulit and fun to talk with. Dadi and I are looking forward to work with them. *Excited!*

Thanks to my “sisses” at Girltalk and fellow W@wies at  Weddings at Work for recommending Aisle 1401. Special thanks to Kasal.com for featuring Redscale Studios, and we discovered them by chance. Yey! :D

Step 2: Options

Ate at Mey Lin before going to the Weddings and Debuts 2012 Bridal Fair at SM Megamall last February 17, 2012. Weighing options with a ton of brochures at Bo’s Coffee after.

DIY

I came across an online forum at Female Network on DIY weddings and got so many wonderful ideas. Dadi and I already have a theme in mind, but the exact and more important details (and moolah) are yet to follow. I like the wedding to be really personal, as if every single thing you see in our wedding represents “us.” I hope we’ll be able to do it.
                                                 Photo Source: DIY Wedding

I also found an interesting site on DIY weddings: http://www.diywedding.org/

The things I do when I’m bored and getting stressed with so much work and reading. Heheh.