The Wedding Part 4

Not all aspects of our wedding were sourced in the Philippines.  There are a lot that was given to us by the gods of Etsy!  Hahahaha.  Here you go:

Giveaways for the Groom’s Men:  Personalized Knives
Rating:  ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Cost:  💰
Le Mari loved it, seriously.  And ultimately regretted not getting one for himself the moment he got it.  Hahahaha.

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Get yours here.

Giveaways for the Bridesmaids:  Monogram Jewelry by House of Monogram PH
Rating:  ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Cost:  💰💰
I gave rose gold tinted monogram bracelets for our bridesmaids.  It was really nice.  This one was not Etsy sourced but they do have a lot of options there.

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Cake Topper:  Better Off Wed
Rating:  ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Cost:  💰
It was exactly as pictured, and we were right to want that instead of the traditional bride-groom figurine.  We still have this intact and would make a great mantle piece, when we eventually find that home.

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Principal Sponsor Giveaways:  Leather Passport Holders and Bag Tags
Rating:  ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Cost:  💰💰
The Leather Company from the Philippines did a wonderful job making light gray pebbled leather passport holders and bag tags, with monograms of our principal sponsors.  The finished product is similar to the one photographed below.  They really know how to satisfy their customers, because when I said that I needed it two weeks later, they delivered it at the door of my house.  WOW.

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We also had our wedding madlibs, and thank you tags all from Etsy.  The table numbers, guest names and thank you notes were all made by my beautiful bridal entourage!  Thank you bridesmaids!  Anyway, do not be afraid to explore that option.  For small details like this, Etsy is such a life saver.

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Holiday engagements

I have managed to keep a secret.  That has to be the ultimate goal I achieved this year.

For a little over a month, my brother Ted has been running around and scouring for the perfect engagement ring for the love of his life, Aidel.  They’ve only been dating for a little under a year and well, what can I say?  The heart wants what it wants and it wanted a good woman.

So we scoured at Etsy, at Instagram, our local jewelers, and finally, with the help of Brother 1 Paolo (who would’ve thought?!) we managed to find the perfect ring for her.

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I remember the night before he popped the question.  He said he was nervous, what if she says no.  My mother and I scoured for every single encouraging word that would lift his spirits but in the end, he only needed to hear one thing:

Tatay would want you to be brave.

And he was.

So atop the Prism Plaza beside the SM Mall of Asia, inside the House of Wagyu Smokeless Grill, he popped the question.

And she hasn’t stopped crying since.  Well, she has but you know what I mean. :)

Le cry

Let’s get ready for a December wedding, shall we? :)

Oh Sir Boy, we miss you oh so achingly.