My Ex and Why’s

Concepts are everywhere. It’s really difficult to come out with a unique design, but then when you do, and tried to make it “personalized” with how you envisioned your dream event or wedding for that matter, you would feel that all your hard work has paid off. And then comes the realization that even if you have been nice to your supplier and paid them diligently and without fault, the outcome won’t be as perfect as you imagined it to be — even after all the meetings and final detailing that you did to remind them about it. Then, you moved on. Your wedding’s over.


Then one day you’ll see another event that has the “similarities in some of the few styling details from your own wedding” and with what you and your hubby really envisioned a couple of months back. Then the excitement will hit you and be like.. Wow it looks beautiful! Coincidence, maybe?

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Wedding Supplier Review: CHOCOLATE CONFECTIONS Souvenirs

There are a lot of souvenir suppliers but not everyone offers quality and affordability. Below is our supplier review for our Entourage Souvenirs — CHOCOLATE CONFECTIONS

  • Supplier Rating: 5/5
  • Mode of Communication: Email
  • Contact Person: Ms Maribeth Santiago
The box in red and black with gold ribbon by Chocolate Confections. Photo credit by one of our guests

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Wedding Supplier Review: CALLIGRAFFI Ninong Souvenirs

We wanted something customized for our Ninongs, so we searched for a supplier who can provide for us the most affordable whiskey set that we can find. Here is our supplier review for our souvenir gift boxes and scotch whiskey glasses — CALLIGRAFFI

  • Supplier Rating: 5/5
  • Mode of Communication: Email
  • Contact Person: Staff of Calligraffi
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Our customized Ninong customized laser engraved wooden whiskey set with scotch glasses

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Even from the start, everything about our wedding was customized to what we want even to the smallest detail. So when we were finalizing our details regarding our wedding accessories, we decided to get a supplier who would create the best possible one that would fit our wedding theme. Below is our review for our wedding accessories provider — BEADYBEADZ PERSONALIZED WEDDING CORD

  • Supplier Rating: 5/5
  • Mode of Communication: FB Chat
  • Contact Person: Ms Joan Zacate


Our personalized wedding cord by Beadybeadz (except the earring). Photo by Myio Okamoto.

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Wedding Supplier Review: CARISSA CIELO MEDVED Entourage HMUA

We wanted our Entourage to be their most beautiful on our wedding so we made sure to hire the best possible HMUA who can do justice to our specific peg in mind. Luckily, we found him during our search when his former bride, who was a friend of ours, referred him to us. Here is our supplier review for our Entourage HMUA — CARISSA CIELO MEDVED

  • Supplier Rating: 4.75/5
  • Mode of Communication: FB Chat
  • Contact Person: Carissa Cielo Medved
Hair and Make-Up by Carissa Cielo’s team

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Wedding Supplier Review: BUSYBEEZ MOBILE Playhouse

Weddings are not only for the adults so make sure that your flower girls, bearers and the other kids get the same special treatment! Give them their own space to enjoy because kids are VIPs too! Below is our supplier review for our Mobile Playhouse provider — BUSYBEEZ MOBILE PLAYHOUSE

  • Supplier Rating: 5/5
  • Mode of Communication: FB Chat
  • Contact Person: Ms Khrysanti Bendo
Setup of BusyBeez during our wedding. Photo credit from them.

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Wedding Supplier Review: ROMMEL ESPERA BRIDAL Entourage and Flower Girl Gowns

We really wanted our entourage to look simple, sleek, sophisticated but still within our budget. So in order achieve this look, it took us a few months of thorough research until we were fortunate enough to find the best possible entourage gown service provider in the Metro. Below is our supplier review for our Entourage and Flower Girls gown provider — ROMMEL ESPERA BRIDAL

  • Supplier Rating: 4.25/5
  • Mode of Communication: FB Chat, Email
  • Contact Person: Ms. Jean Talya Santos Millano
Back view of our female entourage gowns by Rommel Espera. Photo by Myio Okamoto

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Wedding Supplier Review: LA TERCERA Bridal Robe

I’ve always fancied having a silk and lace bridal robe for my preps ever since I saw Marian Rivera’s robe on TV! I felt like I need one since she looked so elegant and classy wearing that. So I searched her wedding robe supplier and saw that it was Manila-based. Here is our review for our bridal preps robe provider — LA TERCERA

  • Supplier Rating: 3.75/5
  • Mode of Communication: Email
  • Contact Person: Ms Sheena Abiera
My Melissa Robe by La Tercera. Photo by Myio Okamoto

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Wedding Supplier Review: JE&CO Groom’s Suit

Garry’s suit is a non-negotiable on our list. Ever since we started our wedding planning he already knew what he wanted to wear on our big day. He just want one thing – a Suit! Below is our supplier review for our Groom’s bespoke suit — JE&CO. HABERDASHERY

  • Supplier Rating: 5/5
  • Mode of Communication: FB 
  • Contact Person: Mr Johann Ebarle
Garry’s bespoke suite from JE&Co. Photo by Myio Okamoto

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Unofficial Prenup and Wedding HMUA Photos

After checking my Ipad for photos, I stumbled upon our unofficial photos during our prenup sessions and on the wedding day itself. If you’ve been reading the blog you’ve probably noticed that we got the services of three fabulous and popular wedding HMUAs based in Manila! Below are some of our photos which can help you decide if you are looking for your wedding HMUA or if you have already shortlisted them. I have posted some of the photos before in some posts here but just found it interesting to put it all together in one single post. Also, I’m the morena-chinita-type who doesn’t have any double eyelids so finding the bestest HMUA in Manila was a challenge for me especially I’m on a budget, based overseas and I don’t have time to do trial hair and make-up.

That fierce look with perfect brows, clean and neat hair & make-up. 🙂

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