11 April 2012

My Sister's DIY Garden Wedding | Binky + Leo.


Binky and Leo | Cebu City | ©2012

The day before my sister's wedding, my Mom and I were running around the city like headless chickens, buying more things and picking up the flowers we ordered. Mom and I arrived home at 10 that evening and we slept at 5am on the day of my sister's wedding. It was crazy. It was a happy kind of crazy.

Binky wanted a simple, intimate, DIY wedding. Mom made candles (all 50 of them) for the tables. I did all the signages, bouquets and boutonnieres, cord, and the decors. Dionne made the belts and petticoats for their dresses. She also hosted the programme and coordinated activities. Azenith and her kids prepared a surprise video. And my darling brother flew in from Iligan to officiate the ceremony. Mom, my sisters, and I did the shopping for all the things we needed. And although we wished we hired a coordinator to help us out on the wedding day itself, we were quite happy about how things turned out.

It was a beautiful day. The ceremony was heartwarming. There were lots of happy tears. And Binky and Leo were surrounded by people they love.

Here's sharing some photos from wedding.

More photos over at Facebook.


Instead of using a pillow, I made a ring holder made of button mums.


Binky's friend, Roger Salazar, made her gown.
She wanted something green for her bouquet and because spider mums (which she liked)
were not available at that time, I made her this bouquet made of some leaves (the name now escapes me).


The bride wore very simple ballet flats. We bought some brooch at Carbon market for some accent.


The groom during dress up. I made the boutonnieres for the groom and principal sponsors.


I painted signages for her wedding.
As they say, love is in the details. :)


The Bride, rushing to the venue.


Favors and fans. Oh, to tie all those ribbons! :D


My sister D -- bridesmaid and mananahi extraordinaire. :D


Here, Michelle giving her Dad her blessings.
Michelle was the one who put together the wedding liturgy guide.


And this, our Anyo, who made us laugh and gave us occasional heart attacks with his naughty antics.


Chocolate cake.


Bo covered her eyes when her Mom and Papa kissed.


My brother, a pastor, officiated the wedding.
He looks a lot like my Mom, no? :)


The table centerpiece: used bottles, leaves from Mom's garden, tadtaran, and candles made by Mom.


A toast for the Bride and Groom by my brother. Blessings, blessings, blessings!


Just follow the signs. :)

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13 left some love :

Liza April 12, 2012 at 1:53 PM  

Everything here is so beautiful! Your sister is so lucky to have such a great and loving family!

julai April 12, 2012 at 3:09 PM  

Congrats and best wishes once again to your Sis Ate. hurot na ahong bilib sa ka talented sa imong family te. pwede namo mag put up ug business as wedding organizer. as in very nice ang ambiance.simple, yet classy and very romantic.

Badeth April 12, 2012 at 3:11 PM  

I love simple weddings!

Get ready, Ai!

12.12.12 :-D

Aileen April 12, 2012 at 4:42 PM  

Liza said...
Everything here is so beautiful! Your sister is so lucky to have such a great and loving family!

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Thank you, Liz! Oh yes, she is very lucky to have us! LOL.

Aileen April 12, 2012 at 4:45 PM  

julai said...
Congrats and best wishes once again to your Sis Ate. hurot na ahong bilib sa ka talented sa imong family te. pwede namo mag put up ug business as wedding organizer. as in very nice ang ambiance.simple, yet classy and very romantic.

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You are giving us an idea, Jul! And thank you! :) Everyone loved everything about that wedding. :)

Aileen April 12, 2012 at 4:50 PM  

Badeth
I love simple weddings!

Get ready, Ai!

12.12.12 :-D

. . . . .

Badeeeeeeth!!!! I almost fell off the chair when I read this!! Are you serious? I am so happy and excited for you and H! :D

Meikah April 12, 2012 at 5:59 PM  

Wow, Ai, this is really a WORK of LOVE!

I wish I were as artistic as you and D, and I think the rest of your family (clan even). :) I am a person who loves art, artsy but doesn't have the talent for it.

But you never fail to inspire me and keep my hope burning that one day I'll have the chance to be develop my artistic desires! {lol}

Anonymous April 16, 2012 at 3:54 PM  

Hi, the venue looks great. May i ask where was this held? I've been "stalking" your blog for sometime now.:) Love the pictures and i love how you write..

julai April 17, 2012 at 4:31 AM  

You are giving us an idea, Jul! And thank you! :) Everyone loved everything about that wedding. :)
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Go for it Ate Ai ky ako jud number 1 mag advertise sa injung services pra super daghan mo ug costumers.hehhe.

Aileen April 17, 2012 at 2:16 PM  

Meikah said...
Wow, Ai, this is really a WORK of LOVE!

I wish I were as artistic as you and D, and I think the rest of your family (clan even). :) I am a person who loves art, artsy but doesn't have the talent for it.

But you never fail to inspire me and keep my hope burning that one day I'll have the chance to be develop my artistic desires! {lol}

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Hi Mei! But you are artistic! You come up with really nice outfits and accessories!

Thank you. Everything truly was a labor of love. :)

Aileen April 17, 2012 at 2:49 PM  

Anonymous said...
Hi, the venue looks great. May i ask where was this held? I've been "stalking" your blog for sometime now.:) Love the pictures and i love how you write..

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Hi Anonymous! Please leave your name next time. :) The wedding was held at the Montebello Villa Hotel garden. Thank you for 'stalking' my blog! :)

Dee April 19, 2012 at 8:49 AM  

I really really love this! I adore the intimacy and warmth of the celebration and how you captured it. ^_^ I hope my wedding looks just as lovely as this one! <3

Aileen May 2, 2012 at 6:10 PM  

Dee said...
I really really love this! I adore the intimacy and warmth of the celebration and how you captured it. ^_^ I hope my wedding looks just as lovely as this one! <3

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I'm pretty sure your wedding will be as lovely as this, or perhaps, lovelier. You are very artistic and I'm sure you can come up with really beautiful stuff! :)

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