Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Love is...( A DIY Country-Themed Wedding)

On Easter Sunday, while the sun was slowly retiring, my friends Peter and Kay were married in a small chapel in Cadiz City. It was a beautiful afternoon. Friends and family gathered to celebrate their union, one that was written by God, as evidenced by their lovestory.

Kay and Peter grew up in the same small city, went to the same church, made many common friends but fell in love only later in life. Born a few years apart from each other, Peter being the senior, they developed different interests that amazingly makes them perfect for each other. Like how Kay had always wanted a ranch-like wedding - laid back, raw and cozy, and Peter, long before falling in love with Kay, has planted so many trees, a necessity in this country-themed wedding. Those trees are what they cut off to enclose a clearing that made the venue look like a barn. Perfect! That, and many more, they just go well together, bringing out the best in each other.

So, here are a few pictures from that wedding. Pinterest-worthy, I must say!

The very beautiful bride, Kristine Anne Yee

The Wedding Ceremony at the Chapel
The equally beautiful Maid of Honor, Kathrine Rose Yee
This amazing lady conceptualized the Dessert Table and made all the desserts. 

Cocktails ala Country

The Bride's Maids and Matron

Oh, the unmatched Dessert Buffet!

The tiered cake was made by the bride's sister Mae Anne, of Cakes4You

The Bridesmaids.
Photo by the bride's brother in law, Josiah of Team Fotograpia

With my Sisters Jemima and Jezrel

My sister, together with Coleen was the WEdding Singer.

With Pastors who are also my classmates in the Masteral class


What's a country wedding without apple pies? Yum!

The backdrop at night


And here's the Wedding Video snippet

This video was also shot and made by our church friend Rene Kristian. 

A DIY Wedding is really a labor of love. It is tedious, and sometimes frustrating, but it is a testament to how much the couple is loved by people around them. I wrote on my facebook page that when Artistry is fueld by Love, expect a masterpiece. This wedding is a masterpiece. Indeed, True love brings out the beauty in everything. 

Congratulations, Peter and Kay! Keep love alive!

1 Corinthians 13: 4-13
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails."

Note: Photos were grabbed with permission from Aisa Alladin, Ian Karos, Jezrel Oberes and Josiah Caare

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Week 4: What is in my Bag?

Photo not mine

Week 4 of #35WeeksOfLists is "What is in your Bag?" I used to carry 2 bags on a normal day. And it had all that I "thought" I would need for the day. I was scared that if I needed something, I would not have it in my bag. However, as I grew older, I realized, I don't need much to get through the day, and that most of the weight I carry with me are unnecesary.

I live in the campus I work in, so even if I just carry a toothbrush to work, that would do. Well, I don't even have to bring my toothbrush. I can literally run to the bathroom anytime. So, here's what's in my bag.

1. Food Supplement
2. Make-up bag
3. Charger
4. Dexa lotion for my allergy scars
5. Gray nail polish
6. Lip balm
7. CoffeeMate
8. Earrings
9. Body spray
10. Mentos gum
11. Planner (yellow)
12. Bead necklace
13. Keys
14. Phone
15. Markers
16. Coin purse
17. Wallet

What? Seventeen items for someone who can 'literally run to the bathroom anytime'? Oh well, I don't really like running. Hahahaha! Some of the items here are there because I forgot to unload them from my bag. Also, I have not included the trash that is in my bag (papers, leaflets, candy wrappers, etc.) If anyone does not have trash in their bags, they're littering them anywhere. I am pro-environment. Haaaaa!

Matthew 6:34
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."