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Hooray Thursday: Big Birthday

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Having a birthday wish list was part of my little tradition since 2009 and most of them were fulfilled and granted (see the others here and here). I missed to write one last year, but having my B proposed to me was the greatest wish I could ever ask for, exactly on my birthday last year — I got engaged!

This year, another lifelong wish was granted — after a year-long of preparation, we already tied the knot and I’m already B’s missus. *swoon*

So writing my birthday wish list now does not only apply to me, but to my now-husband.

Warm Gray, White & Wood Living Room{ warm gray, white & wood living room }

Under the Stairs Storage{ make use of under the stairs as storage }

Tidy Kitchens{ tidy kitchen }

Entryway{ an entryway in our apartment }

Gallery Wall{ lots of lovely photos for our gallery wall }

Yes — most of my wish this year is to rearrange and redecorate our love nest! *grins*

I have more birthday wishes, so stay tuned for the Part 2 of my Hooray Thursday: Big Birthday Wish List.

Happy birthday to all the November celebrants!!! *kisses*

*Photo Credit

A Couple of Forevers

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1404721_542546579148245_722147016_o{ Photo taken at our wedding by Dewn Rivera Photography }

We’re married!!! I tied the knot with my darling Brian last November 9 in Caleruega. A little over one week has passed of being married and I still fantasize of what could have been done to make our day even better. But with the overflowing love and support from our families and friends who celebrated with us (despite Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda), not to mention the wonderful snapshots they have captured, I was reminded that the most important thing is that — our wedding pushed through, our most awaited event of making our lifetime commitment in front of the Lord and our loved ones known happened. And that to me is a beautiful wedding.

I have opted to keep our wedding joys “offline” in respect of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda that hit the Philippines, mainly the Visayas region, the day before our wedding. My family, Brian’s family, our entourage, some guests and suppliers already stayed in Tagaytay November 8, the day before our wedding, but even us were not spared by the terror of this typhoon.

There were chaos brought about by the unexpected weather — hindering the attendance of some of our friends, a sleepless night due to the heavy winds smashing our cottage and suppliers who scared me to death because Show Content ofA Couple of Forevers /Read More

Sweet November

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BriLovesJayceWebsiteBri Loves Jayce

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!!! ^_^

Happy List: Hello BER months!!!

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L'Occitane

1. 1st September is the first day of my favorite quarter of the year!!!
2. Realization: I miss blogging — so I’m back (again!)
3. Tita Vi’s Seafood Gata and the fact that I now know how to eat crabs efficiently on my own *wink*
4. A little date at Old Swiss Inn
5. A box of beauty-happiness from L’Occitane
6. Chanel makeover
7. The gift of health
8. THE moment when we “rehearsed” our “vows” during one of the many marriage seminars, looking at each other’s eye felt like we touched each other’s souls and we both got teary-eyed! *true story*

Happy September 1st, everyone!!!