Category Archives: wedding

Project Pretty Little Cravings

Few years ago, I fell in love at first sight. It was like heavens thoughtful act that we met at the right time. I was in need of a breather and a cozy nook to relieve the stress I was in. I heard retail therapy also works at that time, but I’m pinching some for a future big event then. So, I was really happy to be spending quality down time with this new found love, authentic budget-friendly, Swedish home decor store — Ikea. Oh, the days I spent just wandering around Ikea store, no matter how I already memorized the interior maze still brings about a gratified feeling.

When I finally settled down and owned a place to decorate and fill with all the gorgeous furnitures and fixtures, Ikea was not available readily in the Philippines. And I cringe at how expensive Manila resellers market these items.

Fast forward to 2013, I  decided to start a little project, called Pretty Little Cravings on Instagram. We were furnishing our newly turned-over condo unit and I just had to ship few items from Singapore where we were based. I figured out I can save on shipping cost if I take some orders from people who were just like me, eager to get their hands on some few pieces from Ikea. The project was well received and up until now, I still can’t believe that a lot of our avid followers are also returning customers.

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Top 10 Philippines’ Best Wedding Couturiers

Once upon a time, it’s easier to pick up a list of wedding suppliers. Effortlessly. However, gone are the days when Fairy Godmother will come to the rescue to magically flick for a beautiful gown and makeover needs. Over the years, the wedding industry has grown to an empire which makes it more stressful to sort out which one fits the  style and budget of the couple’s big day.

Weddings are celebrated as one of the grandest in Filipino culture. There’s nothing more overwhelming and fascinating than planning a perfect union of two hearts in love.

While the journey to the altar will keep the lovebirds more than busy with wedding planning, some merely borderlines to being bridezilla or groomzilla, demanding stress over their own wedding. Here’s a tip, don’t overthink it, just let it be. Let your new beginnings usher in good vibes.

Here’s an impressive display of wedding gowns to inspire bride-to-be’s in choosing their own Fairy Godmother. Beyond catalogs, we trailed down best photographers in town for real brides in their custom-made wedding gowns.

We’ll kicked off the wedding month with Philippines’ Top Wedding Gown Designers. Here are the best of the best which I narrowed down to ten considering the abundance of established and up and coming Filipino Designers. Ergo, part deux soon!

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A Guide to a Perfect Marriage Proposal

Have ring, will marry!

To all the clueless men in the world and most of them are, here’s an infographic on how to pull off a perfect marriage proposal.

With over-the-top creative proposals show-off these days, most women still prefer the final act in an old-fashioned way of being presented with the ring, getting down on one knee and popping the big question of “will you marry me?” Continue reading

Wedding DIY’s

In celebration of the wedding month of June, I’m reposting here from my other blog (which I’ll close soon) some reviews and our very own wedding related stories. Hoping to help some confused and overwhelmed bride-to-be’s out there.

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Budget is one major factor in planning a wedding. What better way to save than make your own wedding accessories? Here are some materials we managed to fill in for our wedding. A little creativity, sprinkled with some fruit of love from our friends and family and what have we got? A unique wedding that we’ll treasure forever. Continue reading

Hollywood Celebrity Wedding Dresses

Celebrity Weddings are always a girl’s secret dream. From the extravagant details, the fairytale wedding gown, the lush flower arrangements that filled a garden venue and of course a dapper groom in his tuxedo.

Here are some celebrity wedding style and bride’s dresses to inspire you on making your own hollywood glam to life. Celebrity Wedding Dresses are sought after by bride-to-be’s and among those who stand-out are influential designers like Vera Wang, Monique Lhuiller, Carolina Herrera and Oscar De La Renta. Continue reading

The Things Newlywed Should Know

After the excitement, wonderful, intense preparation to marriage, newlyweds are left with only a little time to realize that marriage isn’t at all, sugar and spice and everything nice.

Most people spent countless hours to prepare for the wedding, taking for granted the more important aspect of married life which should begin as early as the engagement period.

I had a couple and more issues I know most newlyweds had endured. This I got to share with my single girls out there and maybe for those newly married who seemed to be clueless on what in the world has taken their lives now.

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The Latest Hollywood Celebrity Gossip

Early this morning I got my dose of entertainment from Hollywood celebrity gossip.

I read about Lindsay Lohan getting fired from her latest film. It’s not that I’m a big fan but poor girl, it’s been ages since I last saw her decent photo or even heard an upcoming movie project she’s been doing. The current celeb news is that she stole a $35,000 Rolex. Of course her camp denied it.

Edward, Bella and Jacob were hot items too, as the 3rd installment on the Twilight Saga, Eclipse creates a buzz all over town. I can’t wait to see the movie too. Although, I’m yet to finish reading the New Moon book, the upcoming film made me more sleepless. Continue reading

Let’s Get this Party Started

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This is an entry for BC Bloggers’s party.  Get to know Me.

Warning. It’s all about me. You might get sick while I launch in details about myself (for the nth time), things I like, living in bliss and more, but I’ll still tell you anyways. Don’t blame that I didn’t warn you. Leave or continue at your own risk.

I’m Valerie, travel enthusiast, half –vampire, half-human, multi-tasking extraordinaire. Backpacker, Blogger, budding photographer, housewife and work at home diva.

I’m a freelance graphics and web designer. If you need my help for your creative online needs, feel free to leave me a message. {shameless plug, let me =} My usual day starts at around 11 am and ends around 4 am the following day. That will explain my half-vampire genes. I’m somewhat not your ideal girl for a  morning sunshine date. Continue reading