Of Wedding Bells and Rings

My cousin Jason and his fiancee, Debra are getting married on the 12th.

And we got this in the mail…

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Which opens up to these…

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Meet the blushing groom…

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So, so, sooo happy for him that he’s finally found his queen.FB_IMG_1427798630977

Jason & Debra from Studio Fotogold on Vimeo.

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Cara, Kat, and myself had hoped to attend. But as we all have work and attending entails taking a leave from work and an expensive flight to Palawan, Mum and Ella would represent our family instead.

If Dad had been around, he’d be so happy and proud… And we’d all flock to Puerto Princesa for the wedding, definitely…!

But with things as they are… Oh, well…

And since MasterD and MissL flew to Manila last week (I miss the rascals), last Sunday was bonding day for us girls…

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We went hunting for Mum’s outfit for the wedding…

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And before I let you off, here’s a throwback…

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Jason, moi, Cara, and Jason’s twin, Joseph, sans G…

Growing up, we had been like siblings with them being all boys and us all girls. When we young, we were very close though there’s been years in between when our families lived in different cities. Then life happened and we lived, struggled, and luckily survived.

Our lives are so different from what we’ve imagined, but I’m quite happy despite the slips, tumbles, and falls. And I know they are too. I’m grateful for the times we’ve spent fighting, laughing, and crying. Love you kiddos.

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Cookie… signed and sealed

To be honest, I’m at a loss for words to write here… It amazes me the bond we develop with friends.

You see, I recently attended a wedding- well, a renewal of vows, to be exact. Erny and Karen’s.

Erny + Karen (teaser) from James Lau on Vimeo.

Karen and I go way back. There were seven of us in high school and we fondly called our group KHOLADIKAJE.

Here’s a throwback…

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But it’s been a while since we girls really got to hang out, with all of us having families and all. So when Karen rang me and the rest of the girls last year that she and Erny will be renewing their vows, we didn’t think twice about booking a flight to Manila for the celebration.

And fast forward to February 2015, us girls had a reunion. The venue, Klub Keluarga in Laiya, Batangas. It was 3-4 hours drive from Manila, more or less. There was no network signal at the location so, we were totally cut off from the rest of the world for the two days that we were there. But we never ran out of picturesque locations to take pictures and things to talk about, of course… In fact, two days weren’t enough!

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with Diana, Kholeen, and Hazel

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The bride…

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Before getting dolled up… That’s a DIY printed skirt, by the way

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After hair and make up…

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with Butch Coo, HMUA

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mon outfit which I had made… The details on them were designed and hand sewn by yours truly… The LWD is a restyled item, the book clutch, a DIY.

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OOTD

details... the motif was peach and mint....

details… the motif was peach and mint… I used cord, cotton embroidery floss, sequins and sew-on crystal embellishments for this design.

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Unica Ija

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The couple with their twin daughters, Chili and Pepper

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LED balloons

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And that’s a wrap…!

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home bound… dropping by my fave stop @ the airport, wearing Kalais top, Bershka jeans, Birkenstock sandals.

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Fallen

 

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Blinding

– Florence + The Machine –

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Poison and Wine

You only know what I want you to
I know everything you don’t want me to
Your mouth is poison, your mouth is wine
You think your dreams are the same as mine

Ooh, I don’t love you but I always will
Ooh, I don’t love you but I always will
I don’t love you but I always will
I always will

I wish you’d hold me when I turn my back
The less I give, the more I get back
Ooh, your hands can heal, your hands can bruise
I don’t have a choice but I still choose you

Ooh, I don’t love you but I always will
Ooh, I don’t love you but I always will
I don’t love you but I always will
Ooh, I don’t love you but I always will

I don’t love you but I always will
I don’t love you but I always will
I don’t love you but I always will
I always will, I always will, I always will
I always will, I always will

Songwriters
White, John Paul / Williams, Joy / Lindsey, Chris

-The Civil Wars-

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