Day 2 of PH Wedding Vacation: Meeting Suppliers

It's our second day back in Manila. For our 7:00 AM breakfast, we went to Jollibee in Sheridan with Mother, Ate Ro, and Baya. Then, right on time, Kuya Lito (our excellent driver from ABC Rental) arrived. We're off to Muntinlupa.

Meeting Tita Mimi

Tita Mimi designed the gown for both mother and mother-in-law, Mitch (maid of honour), Deci, Shelly, Ate Ro, and Baya. She also altered my dress and created everything else I would need for the big day - cord, veil, arras, pillows, etc.

Trying the gown for the nth time this time with the bolero and veil. 

Today, we're here to pay Tita Mimi and for mother, Ate Ro, and Baya to try their gowns for the first (and only) time before the wedding. I did measurements in Canada and sent it to Tita Mimi. It's a miracle that everything fit perfectly. The length needs to be adjusted based on their shoes, but that's about it.

Meeting Julius

After an hour or so at Tita Mimi's, Jomar and I dropped off mother, Ate Ro, and Baya at Alabang Town Center. I'm happy they were able to get a Grab Car! Jomar, me, and Kuya Lito are off to Imus, Cavite for my test make-up.

Before the make-up


It rained hard on the way, and we end up having lunch in Chowking.

I was introduced to Julius by Rose Tigcal (Jomar's sister-in-law). He did her make-up during her wedding and she looked beautiful. She doesn't look like a walking make-up the way other brides do. I contacted and booked Julius as early as February to make sure he does my make-up.

Here's the result of my test make-up! It's as natural as it gets.

After the make-up

If you're getting hitched, I highly recommend Julius and his team. They're professional, and for my wedding, they went above and beyond what I expected and could ever hope for.

Meeting Blessings Photography

Our last meeting for the day is with Mr. and Mrs. Ruel and Nimpha Villanueva. They own Blessings Photography. We met them at The District Imus. We had a good chat about what moments we want to be captured and why we picked the most expensive package.

I want one videographer just focused on both parents to capture their reaction. I want them to capture the candid moments that we'll miss during the day.

Kat Yap, our friend and wedding day coordinator, was also present so they can discuss how things are going to go on the day.

Dinner: Army Navy

By the time we finished all our meetings, it's already 8:00 PM. I'm sleepy and tired. We decided to have dinner at the Army Navy. It's one of the places where we used to have lunch dates between O&B and Smart. Come in hungry; walk out happy. 

While waiting for our dinner, I decided to remove my make-up. I want to sleep on the way back to Pioneer. Dinner was excellent - we shared freedom fries and cheese quesadilla.

On our way back to Mandaluyong, it started raining really hard. I was sleeping soundly. Kuya Lito drives so smoothly (no sudden breaks), and the sound of rain outside is like a lullaby. I woke up, and we're somewhere along the Skyway. I fell asleep again and woke up near Buendia Station along EDSA. I managed to squeeze in ten more minutes of sleep before we arrive at Go Hotel.

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