Think of Moods and Hues


rainbow_cakeOne of the biggest – and probably one of the hardest – decision to be made in planning a wedding is the color theme. Your color sets the tone and the mood of your wedding. You may want to choose one primary color and go with the different shades of it or you may want to set a more vibrant and playful mood to your color scheme. Read somewhere that when it comes to choices you may want to start with 2-3 primary colors and 1-2 accent colors. Focus on the boldest color and take it from there.  There are thousands of colors, shades, hues, tones to choose from.  But don’t sweat it, just have some fun!

"His and Her" Wedding Cake

Most weddings, if not all, are normally about what the bride wants. From themes, colors, flowers, music, centerpieces, and the cake. I guess because most women wants elegance. She may want to throw some fun elements on it but still maintains a woman’s touch to the whole scenario. While guys may have their own elaborate ideas of fun with their “taste” on thematics like video games, comic book, lego or transformer movie theme. But whose to say you can’t marry both ideas.

Painted Flowers - why not?

It might be a good option if you are having a hard time finding the right flowers to suite your theme; or you may want to put some metallic twist to a centerpiece. Bounce off some ideas with your florists for cheaper flower options and  paint them according to your preference. Although the paint may come a little expensive but can give you a specific color of choice.

Flower Meanings: Rose

The rose has long been a symbol of love and passion since ancient times. And has been the most popular choice for weddings -from bouquets, aisle decorations, to table center pieces. Though the most common rose color is of course red which means romantic love, passion. The white rose means purity and innocence. Yellow rose means friendship and joy. A pink rose expresses appreciation and gratitude. Orange desire and fascination. And the purple colored rose enchantment.

The rose is the birth flower for the month of June.

And for the nerds among us — A rose is a perennial flowering shrub or vine of the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae, that contains over 100 species. The species form a group of erect shrubs, and climbing or trailing plants, with stems that are often armed with sharp thorns. Most are native to Asia, with smaller numbers of species native to Europe, North America, and northwest Africa. (see: Rose; Rose species)

Married Name!? Options!

There are a couple of legal options on how the woman can her new name after getting married.

First, the most common one; The woman carries her husbands surname/familyname.
If Maria Gonzales marries John Cruz, She becomes Maria Cruz.

Second, this options is common in prominent family marriages; The woman appends her husbands surname.
If Maria Gonzales becoms Maria Gonzales-Cruz.

Third, this is also a common option for famous individuals such as celebrities or public officials. The woman retains her maiden name; she becoms Maria Gonzales.

Once you’ve decided on your “married name”, You know have to update your public documents to your new name and change your civil status to “M”-married. Not all public documents needs to be updated though, here are some of the documents that will need updating but not limited to: SSS, TIN, BIR, Insurance, Bank Accounts, etc…

St. Joseph Parish

St. Joseph Parish – Mandaue City, Cebu is one of the historical landmarks located on the heart of Cebu City on the northern part of the metropolis. Ravaged by fire a few years ago, the church is now fully restored and is back to its old glory of looking good in pictures.

Getting married here will cost Php4,000 irregardless of being parishioner or not. The church however has limited the length of the wedding ceremony and pictorial to one and a half hours.

The Ruins (Bacolod)

A good spot for pre-wedding pictorial or better yet – your wedding reception!

Used to be the mansion of Don Mariano Lacson during the 1920’s. Americans burned it down for several days so the Japanese cannot use it as headquarters.  It’s pretty amazing that it’s still standing after 80 years!

It’s about 45 minutes away from the airport and you need to go through a small dusty and bumpy road to get there, but believe me…it’s all worth it.  A visit to this place can give you a feel of history.  Enjoy an afternoon of coffee with friends or even a romantic candle light dinner there with someone special.  When you get to visit Bacolod, make sure you include this in your itinerary!