Sunday, December 18, 2005

It's my first day as a wife today!!!

(as posted at W@W yahoogroups)

Grabe! I still can't believe tapos na ang wedding..parang gusto kong i-rewind ulit yung mga nangyari kahapon from the moment I woke up (6am) until we slept last night, tired but definitely with smile on our faces...and with our hearts sobrang thankful for everything that happened. Yes..finally! I'm an official wifey na ngayon hehe!The wedding was great! Though my mga minor glitches, it was still the dream wedding that we had in mind since we started preparing for it one year ago. Grabe sobrang indescribable ang feeling..being married to the man you love most and celebrating it with the people close to your hearts.
Here's a pic with the gifts at the hotel room taken using my sister's phone cam..see the rings on our fingers?

To follow na lang ang complete supplier ratings as we'll be leaving tomorrow for our honeymoon (Bora). Pero just want to share muna yung mga fave suppliers ko that delivered well yesterday...
Our OTD coordinator - Christine Daria-Estabillo and her team (Edith,Jun, Joseph & JP of Out of the Box Events)..sobrang love ko sila...di ko lam gagawin ko pag ala sila. All the details from my hotel preps until the reception ended..sobrang well taken care of.

Sentimental Groove - o di ba? naging instant fave ko sila kahapon.I know daming negative feedbacks sa kanila lately (nag-rant din ako sa kanila before because of their coordination with their clients..di ba geri?) Supposedly enamel lang ang booked band namin sa kanila..Surprisingly, TSG1 (the orig group) came and instant upgrade ang nangyari without extra cost (na-cancel daw ang orig bookings nila for dec17 that's why samin sila napunta). Ang dami pang singers na dumating..feeling ko lahat sila nasa wedding namin yesterday. Si Johann, May, Candy, Ronald and may isa pa na di ko alam ang name.The emotions during my bridal march..ang tindi! umapaw ang mga luha..not only my dad and I were emotional..marami sa mga guests ang naiyak..Feel na feel ko ang lakad ko..sobrang nakakadala kasi yung boses ni Johan when he sang You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban.(dedicated sa dad ko as he walked me down the aisle) Ganun din sa Our Ronald naman ang kumanta..according sa mga guests namin, kinilabutan sila sa galing.

Kenneth Uy - natuwa ako sa kanya kasi he made me feel at ease during the pictorial..magaling din siya kasing magcoach kung pano magpose. I was not tensed promise..sarap mag pictorial kapag alam mong ang ganda-ganda mo courtesy of my next fave supplier...

Joan & loren - formerly of clamar..ang bilis nilang magmake up and pulido. Paul's mom, my sisters and I all looked great. Feel na feel namin ang make-up. Thankful din ako sa weather wedding was at 11 am.Umambon lang onti kahapon which was least di mainit or di naman umulan. I think it rained ng medyo malakas sa hapon yata nung naguwian na ang guests. Buti na lang sa hotel yung reception so no problem actually kahit umulan.

Side kwento lang..we were scheduled to have our 11:30 am wedding mass pero since kami lang pala ang morning wedding yesterday which nalaman lang namin last sunday, we asked permission if we could start earlier and pumayag naman ang parish. Buti na lang 11 am nilagay ni paul sa invitation (i know we violated the etiquette thingie here). Sina Paul 10:15, andun na sila..ako naman 10:30 nasa church na rin. Aga di ba? We could have started thereon ksi medyo marami ng guests and complete na ang mga abays..Guess who's late? My dad and our principal sponsors! They came at exactly 11 am. Nagstart na ang mass 11:10 na ata. I even texted my bro who's with my dad ontheir way to the church na since late dad ko, bawas ang kakainin niya sa reception. Kaya ayun pagdating..takbo agad siya..naka line-up na ang in siya na lang ang kulang.Haha..haba na pala ng nipost ko..basta will soon post my supplier ratings and other kwentos.

Sa mga next in line na fellow Dec brides..good luck! ang tip ko lang...just enjoy the moment..let your coordinators or your abays face the problems that may arise. Sila na ang bahala dun..Isa ko pang tip, prepare your thank you speech beforehand or at least prepare a list of those who you want to thank..nakalimutan kong i-acknowledge mga suppliers ko during the speech :( siyempre it would mean a lot to them. Bad trip talaga ako. Anyway, I'll send each and every one of them a thank you note na lang. Till my next post na lang..with pictures na of course. Mamaya makukuha ko na kay kenneth uy ang cd. :D

Mai (ni Paul) <---on its Day 1 of being Mrs. Danganan


sta rita/rembrandt

Thanks sa lahat ng relatives and friends na made us feel special and loved because of your time and effort na pumunta. Gusto kong ikasal ulit...siyempre with Paul..sarap talaga ng feeling promise! pero walang gastos hehehe!

Thanks to all my blogger and w@w friends who greeted us..Jacque, Tin, Karla, Yna, Mec, Inch, Jayme, Con...etc.

Monday, December 12, 2005

..5 days to go..Batman!

at nakakatamad ng magpreps!**


Nakakakaba, excited, di makapaniwala na malapit na, pero gusto ko ng matapos na...

right is not just the wedding that I'm excited about...

I'm more ecstatic with the idea that in 5 days...I'm gonna be Mrs. Maria Elena T. Danganan!

Kahit di pa tapos ang preps..(finalizing the programme script, confirm manequin rental, yet to get the Veluz hairpiece I won from the W@W auction *excited na akow ditow..danda kasi pic na pinakita ni nikko eh*, finalize the seatplan *which I hope matapos ko na bukas*, brief the emcees, etc)..kahit di pa tapos mga yan...I believe andun na ako sa "letting go" stage...kaya...

Bahala na si Batman!

Saturday, December 03, 2005

....14 and 15 days

14 days...

..for us, "friday's" mean more people/corporate clients flock at our center to settle their cellphone bills and reload their autoloadmax credits, thus, BUGBOG!
..was really tired of work and got home late na
..wasn't able to blog last night our first wedding gift! * Thanks Sir Ched! * We'll open it on the 17th na along with the other gifts.

15 days...
..i was awakened by a fellow December bride, Jacque, with a text message.."sis, pwede ng ipagsabi sa friends about our wedding announcements"
..8:15 am..ran to the newspaper stand to buy a Manilla Bulletin because of this:

there's Jacque..wearing a pink blouse (hmmm..laki ng pic)



..met Lala (Interplay) at Robinson's Place Manila to discuss final bouquet arrangements and reception styling details
..we settled the remaining balance kaya fully paid na
..signed the final contract

yun lang..not much accomplishments..oks lang kasi we're almost done naman na and we still have two weeks left pa naman.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

...16 days

Today's the last day of RSVP and guess what? siyempre di pa tapos ever haha! Those we haven't confirmed yet are my dad's relatives in Pangasinan which is also quite a number. Anyway, had a serious talk with tita (stepmom) tonight and she promised to help me finish the RSVP tomorrow.

I was home early today..which is nakakapanibago. It's my turn to attend the New Credit Policy in Accepting Line Applications Training at the Head Office in Boni from 9 am till 3 pm but we were dismissed a little bit late kasi ang daming epal sa training na ang daming mga nonsense na questions. Pero ganumpaman, still glad.. was home at 7 pm (partida nagliwaliw pa ako sa glorietta)...just bought some stuffs to be used for our weddng.

I was home early pero I don't know..went home na mabigat ang katawan. It's not that pagod sa pagliliwaliw pero basta hirap i-explain eh. Baka nanibago ang katawan ko..di kasi bugbog sa work eh.

Rest muna akow..