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Sweet November

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November has got to be my new favorite month, after December. Aside from it being my birth month, it is now also going to be our new anniversary. In five days, I am marrying the love of my life, my best friend in the whole wide world! I just feel so blessed and I’m really grateful.

Welcome, November! I know you are going to be an awesome month. I’m excited to live each day off your watch!

P.s. I hope you can check out our wedding website by THE awesome International Red.
P.s.s. I hope you rocked your Halloween costume in that awesome party!!

SURPRISE Bridal Spa Party!!!

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{ SURPRISE Bridal Spa Party }

Three weeks well into our wedding, my lovely maid of honor — Jaja, planned and organized this surprise bridal shower via a spa party at Bejewelled Spa with my friends. Weeks before this date, I was bugging my B asking why I don’t feel like Jaja was planning something for me and even thought of her as “heartless” LOL.

Maybe not all girls would admit that if you are a soon-to-be-bride, there is this urge that you want to be pampered by your friends and feel extra special by having a party in your honor and showering you with those tiny, sexy gifts — but I shamelessly admitted it to my B. He did his part on this surprise by keeping his mouth shut, pretending not to know anything and by agreeing to throw me a one-on-one cupcake party at Vanilla Cupcake Bakery and a shopping spree at a lingerie shop! Good thing we didn’t have to do that alone because little did I know — I was in for a lovely treat!

{ With the whole awesome friends who threw this SURPRISE Bridal Spa Party!!! }

I have been to this hidden gem, that is Bejewelled Spa a couple of times before. About last month I treated Jaja here for a full body massage. That was a good decision because since I introduced this to her, she now knew a place where she can execute her surprise bridal shower for me. Win – win!!

SURPRISE Bridal Spa Party{ The lovely and yummy food spread }

{ I felt like Barbie. ^_^ }

SURPRISE Bridal Spa Party

{ Steffi’s yummy red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting is L<3VE!!! }

{ I’ve never attended nor seen a bridal shower with gays, gals & boys in attendance. THIS IS EPIC!!! Not to mention UBER FUN!!! You guys are awesomely cool! THANK YOU! }

{ THANK YOU to all your pretty tiny sexy gifts!

{ THANK YOU Chie for your quickie stopover (although too bad I missed you), the wine and the itsy bitsy pretty gift!!! }

{ Enjoying our “solo” moments while the rest are enjoying their massages. ^_^ }

{ Spa Party giveaway — yummy-smelling body butter in strawberry & cucumber. }

{ When my Brian pulled off his SURPRISE SPEECH! Aaagh SO SWEET!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH, baby Jaja for successfully planning and organizing this suprise for me!!! And to Jorge for being baby Ja’s wingman HAHA. It was well-executed that I did not have the slightest idea that I was in for a treat! It is much appreciated beyond words. Love you baby! 🙂

And special THANK YOU to Steffi for my fave red velvet cupcakes and the lovely setup!!! A BIG THANK YOU to Ian for the yummy food! THANK YOU to Jennylyn and Khaezel for helping and being part of this special get-together!

THANK YOU to my darling, Brian, for the SURPRISE SPEECH, for the understanding and the love you have been showing me all these years. ?

THANK YOU Chie for your quickie stopover (although too bad I missed you), the wine and the itsy bitsy pretty gift!!! THANK YOU to all your pretty tiny sexy gifts!

This was UBER FUN, Sex-and-the-City-type, spa bridal party anyone can wish for! THANK YOU for friends like these!!!

CHEERS to more laughter, more special moments like these and for our friendships!!! I love you guys!!! ^_^

Hooray Thursday: Shower with Love

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Sixteen weeks and two days shy from our BIG day, and I am already dreaming about my shower and the night’s little details. *grin*

Ladies’ Night.
Bachelorette Party.
Bridal Shower.
Engagement Party.

No matter how you call it, it’s one of the special nights with your best-est best friends! A night where you will be honored by their presence in your life. A time to send you off to that bliss, wishing you nothing but pure and long-lasting happiness. *such a heart-warming thought*.

TeacupsI’ve always been in love with teacups and tea party. *swoon*

Bride to be SashI’m already smiling ear to ear with the thought that I’m really a bride-to-be. It won’t hurt to flash it with this pretty sash. *le sigh*

Desserts TableGirls love sweets, anytime of the day!

Gift || FavorsBridal showers’ major highlight of the night is the showering of gifts. Would be super honored!

Bridal Shower GameThe night would not be complete without playing some crazy wild games, yeah?

A girl can dream. Good night, loves! *heart*

chambre d’amour

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I love the romantic, sensuous feel of yellow lights. The little bulbs that flicker like the stars in the night. The peaceful, calming effects it creates — truly just what I needed every night.

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Sharing you a glimpse of my sanctuary. My refuge. When things don’t go my way, when plans didn’t happen as planned, when people are rowdy and tough as Biff — I just have to enter my fortress, lift a page of a book or turn on the tube. This is one of my happy places. *smiles*

There are more details I want to incorporate and I am looking forward to accomplishing it soon for a more relaxing and enjoyable stay in my room. *wink*

How is Tuesday treating you?

“Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no when you don’t want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you’re doing here. Believe in kissing.”
by Eve Ensler

Hooray Thursday: Wedding Wow

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It’s Hooray Thursday once again! Today I am overwhelmed with the thought that it is only 118 days before OUR wedding. I must admit that we have been lax in our planning and preparations and one day, it just dawned on us, that it’s really time to move our b*tt and get kicking! *laughs* To keep my sanity, I am sharing to you some of our wedding tasks that we have accomplished, as I go through the status on our checklist.

photo(9) Wedding Ring. We have finally booked the jeweler whose got the design that my B fell in love with. I am happy that he is getting the ring he wanted. Brides-to-be, let us not forget that weddings are not only for us bride, but is also for our grooms, so include him in the planning and give into the details that he wants too. *wink*

photo(11)Wedding Cake. I couldn’t be happier to have found the cake maker who makes the prettiest, daintiest and most whimsical cake I have ever seen! Not only the design perfectly suits my taste, the inner “design” and actual flavor that I want will be done! Amen to that!

photo(10)Wedding Gown. The couturier is one of the earliest suppliers we have booked. As of this month though, we are still in the process of perfect-ing the actual gown to suit the design I have in mind. Crossing fingers that all goes well on our next fitting this coming August.

Being a hands-on bride-to-be, I am learning a lot of tips and tricks in planning and preparing for my own wedding. We are going to hire a coordinator but only for the actual day. With that said, it is very important that I understand clearly what I wanted to achieve for the wedding in order to communicate it to the suitable suppliers. It’s also important that you clarify and review the “contract” or “terms of agreement” for you to have a smooth transaction up until after the wedding.

It has been a whirlwind few months behind us, but I am excited that we agreed to accomplish at least one task per night. Hooray for more accomplished tasks! Hooray for the wedding details we are about to tackle!

For all the other brides-to-be AND grooms-to-be, happy prepping! *smiles*