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Prewedding Shoot

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

I don't want to sound defensive, but I want to explain why we ended up having this type of photo shoot just because I know that to some people, it's a bit "grand".

To start off, we didn't pay much for this shoot. Had we rented a condo unit (which I had intended when I thought renting out a yacht would be too expensive), or a public place, we would probably end up paying the same. We had a pretty good deal from a friend so we decided to push through with it! Lucky, I know! 

Years ago when we just started dating, Rab said, "when we get married someday, I'd like to have our prenuptial shoot at a yacht because it's somehow aligned to my line of work, and I also dream of having one someday. If ever I don't get to own one, I'd have those photos to look at when I'm old." It was nice to hear that from him at that stage because at least I knew I wouldn't be wasting time and emotions for him; and he was thinking about marrying me. Anyway, months before I actually had the courage to ask my friend, I was looking at different yachts for rent and they were all too expensive. I already told Rab that I think we had to go to plan b which is to rent a condo unit. As mentioned above, well, we went with the original plan.

We're not really morning people therefore we really hate waking up early. It wasn't necessarily hard to pick a date, but it wasn't easy either. I had to make sure everyone would be available: the makeup artist (a good friend), hairstylist, photo & video team, the yacht, stylist (a best friend), my dad or our driver (to drive the PV team), and of course, the groom to be. We woke up really early that day since we had to travel from Manila to Subic and start at 12NN to get good shots.

When we started, both me and Rab were very awkward because we're not really used to being subjects for a shoot! Especially me! I'm used to being the one behind the camera. But the Digital Elements team was so good we somehow didn't get lost doing poses. BIG THANKS to our HMUA as well for making us feel confident about ourselves and of course our stylist for making us look fab! Another big big big thanks to my dad who drove the team. 

I didn't think it would be that tiring but oh my gosh. There was a part of the shoot where we had to lie down and close our eyes as the PV team was doing the drone shots. I fell asleep! Lol! At the end of the day, I knew that it was a success and I WILL NOT HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY. I love that we didn't go for plan b, and I love that we have these fab photos to look at for the rest of our lives.

Special thanks to:
Digital Elements
Makeup by Iya Gueco
Hair by Renzo Lusterio
Styling by Nikki Sapo

Here are some of the great photos:

Of course I had to include my dad!

Feeling all the love at my Bachelorette Party!

I have a lot of friends but there are a few I keep close to me. Though we were incomplete that night, I had the best time! I, once again, welcomed an old friend named Jose.

My bride squad surprised me with this party in Antipolo. My maid of honor, Nix, knows I sort of (and really, just a little bit) want to have a bachelorette party in Bali, but we both knew that would be too hard to pull off since I have 3 invitees that are overseas and will be coming only a few days before the wedding and I didn't want them to not be present. I also showed her this villa I saw which is located in Bataan but it was booked already. Anyway, this place was great and it served the purpose!

We're all adults here, yes? Though you'll see a huge di** cake, my bachelorette was rather conservative. No strippers. Lol! But Nix prepared several games which were so fun and dirty at the same time! We didn't need strippers!

I don't think I ate. Maybe I did. I don't know. Right now, all I can remember is the tequila and my girls. There were a lot of dancing and good conversations. Sums up to a perfect bridal shower. I never imagined I'd have my favorite girls in one place. 

Once again, I'd like to thank all of you for making this possible and for making me very happy! I love you all!

2019 Highlights

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Yeah, yeah, I know. I'm all about our wedding. But answer this, if you were in my shoes, wouldn't you be?

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