Monday, January 02, 2006

Wedding Update

First of all ... Happy New Year to all!

Last night, we already talked to dad na we're getting married this year. He asked kung san yung church and venue namin, we told him na sa Good Shepherd in Fairview yung wedding venue, reception sa Parish hall ng Good Shepherd. Nag-object si dad. He wanted somewhere in Manila or in Quezon City pero hindi sa Fairview area. Sabi niya "Maghanap kayo ulit ng venue, ayoko diyan ... Maganda sa Shrine of Jesus, dun sa pinagkasalan nila May" (FYI: May Pascual is a friend of mine since chilhood days)

Pero ayoko dun sa Manila ... I told Jason na na-anticipate ko na to. My dad really wanted an engrande wedding for his unica hija. And Jason totally agrees with plan B. So back to zero kami. We can't have his friend (caterer) for his sevices kasi out of coverage area na niya yung chosen venues namin (and I'm sure yung mga reception venues na yun may in house caterer na). My mom love's Tamayos Catering, so we'll gonna get them for our wedding. Magpapa-pencil booked na din kami. Tomorrow we'll gonna look for other churches in Quezon City. First choice is Twin Hearts in West Triangle, 2nd is Immaculate Conception Cathedral, and 3rd is Sto. Domingo Church. For the reception Venue, ist choice Windmills & Rainforest, 2nd choice Casa Español Garden, and 3rd choice Oasis Manila. Pero we've chosen Twin Hearts and Windmills for our venues. Ang tanong, will dad agree with it?

I did a lot of emails today for video and photo services, and reception venues as well. 4 have replied. Fol Rana Jr., Paul Vincent, Joel Francisco and John Mateo Ong. I love Paul Vincent's work, so he's my first choice talaga. and I'm glad free pa siya on our wedding date. Papa-pencil book na kami sa kanya siguro by tomorrow after the ocular inspections with the venues. As for John Mateo Ong ... he's the moderator of the phphoto e-groups. And I'm one of it's thousand members. I love his works too but his packages are way too out of our budget. Joel francisco is an apprentice of John Mateo Ong, kaya pareho rin halos yung tema nila sa photography. Fol Rana Jr. naman nakita ko sa website ng Weddings at Work. Ganda ng gadgets niya ha pero out of our budget pa din yung services niya.

So far yun na muna... more updates tomorrow before I left for Laoag on Sunday. Dapat magawa ko na kahit 20% of the wedding preps.