Parang magic, 'no? Parang kailan lang ay makikita mong
    hindi nagpapansinan itong dalawang ito! Iyong isa kasi ang
    lakas mang-asar at iyong isa nama'y ang daling mapikon!
    Pero ito na si bruho't bruha, ready to walk down the aisle.
    Haaaaay. Ang galing nga namang magbiro ng pag-ibig!

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The proposal. It was supposed to be a surprise birthday party for him. As it turned out, he knew about it all along! Now guess who got the surprise of her life? Click here to see more of their proposal pics! 

Our precious. This is what started it all! If you haven't heard how he popped the question, you can click here. Oh what a beautiful story it is!

Nuestra Senora de Gracia. This is where we're getting married... and we can't wait! We did a Visita Iglesia of sorts in the search for the right church, and we fell  in love with this one. It has a personality  that really appealed to both of us. For those of your who don't know, this  church is in Guadalupe in Makati City.

Photo from Dino Lara's website

Monday, November 17, 2008

Presenting our wedding video made by our dear videographer and friend, Jason Magbanua.

Don't you just love it? :)


Sunday, November 16, 2008

After more than three years, we finally got our Jason Magbanua wedding video.

Hold it! Don't cancel your bookings with Jason Magbanua because of this. It's all our fault. We didn't follow up on the stuff that Jason needs, and so weeks turned into months, and months turned into years.

So how was the finished product, you ask? Excellent as usual. This guy's really good and I must say that he managed to capture the whole essence of the celebration.

We're just converting the files to a nice uploading size and will post it here as soon as it's up.


Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Today, we celebrate the third year anniversary of my proposal. Yes, it has been three years since that fateful night when I turned the table and surprised her. Wish I hired I videographer to document the event.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Today we celebrate our first wedding anniversary. Yes, it has been a year since our first major event at the Loft. It seemed like we just talked to Tisha of Balay Kandila, exchanged text messages with Veluz, or met up at Eastwood with Elaine of Petal Patch. I saw Ronald at Eastwood meeting with what I think is a soon-to-wed. Makes me remember all those meetings we had when after coming up from ABS to pick up Charo in Globe, we drive all the way back to San Francisco del Monte.

We still don't have the video, preserved bouquet nor the photo album. But before you start calling Jason and Dino to cancel your bookings, we want you to know that it's all our fault. We were suppsed to provide them with a lot of stuff but we haven't made the effort.

We were thinking of doing something really special, like spending the weekend in Cebu or in Banahaw, but we instead had a great lunch with Charo's parents in Circles at Shangri-La Makati.

Like last year's theme, we'll be celebrating our anniversary with our close friends at Dencio's Eastwood tonight.

So that's one year down and a lot more to go.


Tuesday, June 07, 2005

"Parang kilala ko na kayo" was what one bride-to-be told me when we dropped by the wizard Veluz's place last Saturday for Charo's fitting for her cousin's wedding. Apparently, she told me that our wedding photos and video was one W@W must-see. It was very flattering ang truly fattening to the heart (translation: nakakapagpataba ng puso).

How did we pull it off, she asked. How did we make people party and drink and sing with the magic mic? Well, to be very honest, we only had one goal in mind - to have fun. I guess everything else just followed. So to her (sorry, I forgot your name) and to all of those who are reading this, here are some tips that might help you in planning for your big day.

1. Know who both of you are. It really starts here. Because if you know yourselves and what you want, putting everything else will be so easy - from deciding on the theme and motif of the event down to determining the souvenirs.

2. Be yourselves. Magpakatotoo ka. If you're not a wine drinker, you don't have to drink wine for the toast. If you don't like doves, take them out rather than risk your security deposit. If you like to make "tusok the fishballs" or eat betamax in the kanto, chances are you won't have fun having a cheese platter as your appetizers for your reception. Serve fish crackers with vinegar and I'm sure you and your guests will remember your wedding for the rest of your lives.

3. Look for the supplier that clicks with you. You'll be working with them a lot so make sure your personalities are, more or less, at sync.

4. Learn to let go. You are not (choose one) Darna/Captain Barbell and will never be.

So far, these are the things I have come up with. I'll update this as soon as I've thought of more tips. If you've more stuff to share, email them to us at jovanandcharo at gmail dot com.