Art & Aggie

Sharing the same First Love… and their greatest adventure yet

La Vie en Rose – Wedding flowers

April20

I love my motif color!  Pink roses are so beautiful…

Here are some pictures I’m really drawn to… do comment if you feel the same way, too :)

 

Dress me up! Tips for our entourage

March21

Dear Beautiful, Sexy, and Hot Ladies in my Entourage (and the Lucky Men escorting them),

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Thank you so much for agreeing to be part of our Bridal Entourage.  Just by your agreement, you have already made us so happy!  Apart from your natural good looks and pleasing personality (ahemahem), we have chosen you because you are special to us.  Thank you very much for doing us this honor!

We’d really appreciate it if you could leave behind a comment or simple shout-out on this post to let us know once you’ve read this already.  =)

As we may have mentioned before, we’ll be sending you the cloth for your dresses.  We deeply appreciate that you have agreed to take care of the patahi for the girls, and the suit rental for the guys.  =)

Please just take note of the following simple guidelines for your attire, and the color motif:

color motif

FOR ATE ANGEL AND NIKKI, THE HOT MAIDENS-OF-HONOR

Credits to About.Com

Credits to About.Com

Raw Material 2.5 yards of printed aqua georgette

2.5 yards of forest green silk lining (must be used under the georgette to produce the motif color)

0.5 yards of fuchsia taffeta (for the sash)

What Makes Your Dress Unique Wide sash of fuchsia taffeta at the waist with ribbon, tails flowing down your skirt (see concept photo)
Neckline/Torso Any (go wild!)
Skirt Bias Cut
Length Tea length (i.e. anywhere below your knees and above half of your calf)
Shoes and Accessories Silver

FOR OUR LOVELY BRIDESMAIDS AND JUNIOR BRIDESMAID

Credits to About.Com

Credits to About.

Credits to About.Com

Raw Material 2.5-3 yards of printed aqua georgette

2.5-3 yards of forest green silk lining (must be used under the georgette to produce the motif color)

What Makes Your Dress Unique A stylish dress with a flattering cut of your choosing that you can reuse even after the wedding
Neckline/Torso Any (go wild!)
Skirt Bias Cut
Length Tea length (i.e. anywhere below your knees and above half of your calf)
Shoes and Accessories Silver

FOR OUR STUNNING SECONDARY SPONSORS, ATES VIRNA, BABES, AND MICE

Secondary Sponsors Concept

Credits to Posh Girl Vintage

Raw Material 2.5-3 yards of printed aqua georgette

2.5-3 yards of forest green silk lining (must be used under the georgette to produce the motif color)

1-1.5 yards of aqua taffeta (for torso)

What Makes Your Dress Unique Torso sheathed in beautiful aqua taffeta, flowing skirt in printed aqua georgette
Neckline/Torso Any (go wild!)
Skirt Bias Cut
Length Tea length (i.e. anywhere below your knees and above half of your calf)
Shoes and Accessories Silver

FOR OUR CUTE FLOWERGIRLS ALI, VENICE, AND LALIE

Credits to Light in the Box

Credits to Light in the Box

Raw Material 2 yards of printed aqua georgette

2 yards of forest green silk lining (must be used under the georgette to produce the motif color)

0.5 yard of fuchsia taffeta (for torso)

What Makes Your Dress Unique A cute Sunday dress with a fuchsia top and an aqua bottom you can wear to parties even after the wedding
Neckline/Torso Any (go wild!)
Skirt Puffy Bias Cut (feel free to wear petticoats inside)
Length Tea length (i.e. anywhere below your knees and above half of your calf)
Shoes and Accessories Silver

FOR OUR BEST MEN, GROOMSMEN, JUNIOR GROOMSMAN, AND SECONDARY SPONSORS

Art together with Best Men Aris and Arnold will be coordinating with you in the coming days for a suit rental, to ensure uniformity.  We will provide you with custom-made neckties of fuchsia taffeta to wear on the day.  Please prepare a plain white polo shirt to wear inside the suit in case it’s not part of the rental.

We’ll just expect you to show up at your most handsome (cut and shaved like a prince :D ), wearing black leather shoes and black socks.

FOR OUR LITTLE MEN (GIAN, ICE, AND JEROME)

Please ask your mommies to prepare for you a long-sleeved plain white polo shirt, black pants, and your best black leather school shoes.  Tito Art and Tita Aggie will provide you a fuchsia bowtie and cummerbund to wear on the day itself.

This is pretty much it.  We’ll be coordinating with you regarding sending the cloth/renting the suits.  For questions, please just get in touch with Aggie.  Thank you very much, and God bless you all!

Love,

artandaggie2

Art and Aggie

The Bridal Entourage

March21

Here is the complete list of our bridal entourage.  Everyone on this list, please leave a comment to confirm if we’ve stated your names correctly before we make the final invitations.  Thanks and God bless!

If your name is on this list, please also click on to Dress Me Up! Tips for our Entourage for guidelines on your attire.

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FRONDA – MANANGU NUPTIALS

May 28, 2010 / Makati Park and Garden

MAIDENS-OF-HONOR

BEST MEN

Angela Rosa V. Tagnia

Aristheo V. Fronda

Daniele Nicole D. Brion

Arnold V. Fronda

BRIDESMAIDS

GROOMSMEN

Abigail V. Fronda

Alvin V. Fronda

Ana Marie V. Fronda

Michael Julian V. Manangu

Alexandra V. Lapa

Romeo Ben V. Manangu

Raissa May S. Venturanza

Randy C. Olap

Maria Rica S. Venturanza

Allan G. Expression

Jenny Laine M. Cesar

Kristofferson M. Tenorio

JUNIOR BRIDESMAID

JUNIOR GROOMSMAN

Arabella V. Fronda

Airon V. Fronda

RING BEARER

COIN BEARER

BIBLE BEARER

Gianni Luigie A.     Manangu Isaiah Christopher V. Rempillo Jamaric Jes S. Urriza

FLOWER GIRLS

Alexandria Mitchelle M. Sulit Venice T. Manangu Lali L. Borlaza

SECONDARY SPONSORS

Candle

Veil

Cord

Avelina B. Urriza

Virna Naomi S. Venturanza

Maya B. Lope

Ptr. Isagani M. Maningas Jr.

James Ross V. Tagnia

Ptr. Enrico S. Lucena

PRINCIPAL SPONSORS

Maria Vera Venturanza-Yu

Atty. Alberto E. Venturanza

Lourdes M. Manangu

Gilbert M. Manangu

Adela B. Tupas

Henry V. Tupas

Isidora F. Castro

Fernando M. Castro

Nora N. Carpio

Danilo T. Rodero

Leticia V. Agapay

Perfecto V. Lope

Geoffrey L. Uymatiao

Fe V. Capistrano

Marichu Daisy S. Jimenea

Joey A. Bermudez

Officiant: Pastor Romeo C. Nicolas

Save the Date – May 28!

March21

It actually rhymes, y’know?  (Save the Date, May Twenty-Eight!)

I am proud to present our snazzy Save the Date card, courtesy of one of our lovely Maidens of Honor Nikki!

Our Save the Date card

Formal invitations will be ready in April, so we’ll send these out in the meantime via FB and email.  Watch out for it!

Venue… Check! The Lovely Makati Park

January30

What a wonderful week it has been.  I thank God for Arnold and Oman who very kindly gave their time and effort last Tuesday to help us pin down the venue for our wedding… and at a preferred rate at that!

I’m not sure if you remember how I described this venue in my last post, so to refresh your memory:

After setting out on our own back to Makati, we decided to pay a visit to this one venue which we had long been hearing about, but never got around to visit. Little did we know that we were about to step into… THE ONE. The venue of venues.

I am loath to post pictures here of THE ONE since in our sheer delight, we actually forgot to snap some shots. The few shots we have of the party venue itself did not do much justice to it either.

Instantly, upon entering the grounds, Art and I began to feel things slowly click into place. The air was crisp and cool, the greenery was lush, and the simple pathways meandered this way and that… there were many of them and the choices just added to the allure of the place. It was huge, and there was so much to explore. At each turn was a cozy perch where friends could share long intimate chats and lovers could whisper sweet nothings undisturbed. All framed in the soft hue of reasonably-distanced lampstands and warmly glowing Christmas lights hanging all around. Yes, yes, this venue makes me wax poetic! This is the way it made me feel. I thought, not without a little flush, “I could get married here!”

I suppose the real reason why this appealed so much to us was because of the way Art and I envisioned our wedding. More on that in another post, but in this venue’s simple charms and practical functionality serves us so well. And the price, now that’s the best part. But reserving it–hurdling the process–is another story.

Therefore you must be expecting something really breath-taking at this point.  And so, without further ado, I’d like to present the simple yet beautiful setting for our I Do’s: Makati Park!

Things Art and I liked about Makati Park:

  • The sprawling grounds.  Where do we begin?  There are gardens, trellises, aviaries, gazebos, fish ponds, benches… essentially lots of space to ramble about.  We hope you, our guests, enjoy every bit of it.
  • The space – it’s huge!  We can invite more people we know and love should God decide to bless us with more resources.  (Which I trust He will.)
  • The price.  We shelled out just enough to feed a dozen  people to make the full payment on the venue.  That to me is real value.  Thank you, Mayor Binay, for your good management of Makati taxes to make this possible.  Hehe.

Still much left to do, but at least this is one thing off our list.  Thanks, Arnold and Oman!  Arn is doing a good job as Best Man so far–even though he just found out he was that man this Wednesday.  Hehe… ‘Di bale at least there are two of you, right?

More updates to come, watch for it!

Wedding Checklist

January10

Last Update – Aggie  on 5/19/10

Attire

  • Bridal Gown: MESA Bridal (1/10/10)
  • Bridal Shoes: Confetti (May 2010)
  • Bridal Garter: ??
  • Lingerie: Wacoal (April 2010)
  • Bride’s Jewelry: ??
  • Bridal Headpieces/Veil: c/o Ate Mia (2/2010)
  • Bridesmaid dresses: c/o Bridesmaids (4/20/10)
  • Bridesmaid accessories: c/o Bridesmaids (4/20/10)
  • Groom’s suit: Gardini (4/24/10)
  • Groom’s shoes: ??
  • Groomsmen suits: Gardini (4/24/10)

Ceremony

  • Church: Makati Park (1/26/10) – Special thanks to Arn and Oman!
  • Bible: ??
  • Unity Cord: MESA Bridal (1/10/10)
  • Ring bearer pillow: Bought at Tutuban (4/18/10)
  • Flower girl basket: Full Blooms Flower Shop (4/24/10)
  • Unity candle: c/o Mommy (May 2010)
  • Matches: ??
  • Arrhae: c/0 Ate Mia (03/21/10)
  • Sponsor’s pen: ??
  • Music: c/o Arvin Marquez and Gani Maningas (4/2010)

Reception

  • Venue: Makati Park (1/26/10) – Special thanks to Arn and Oman!
  • Caterer: Hizon’s (1/10/10)
  • Cake: Harrie Brazal (4/20/10)
  • Dessert Bar: Hizon’s (1/10/10)
  • Music: Musical Direction by Arvin Marquez and Gani Maningas (1/10/10)
  • Singer: Sitti Navarro, Arnold Fronda, Abigail Fronda (1/10/10)
  • Host: Nikki Brion (1/10/10)
  • Lights & Sounds: ??
  • Toasting Glasses: ??

Stationery

  • Invitations: c/o CCF Youth and Fronda family (3/21/10)
  • Save-the-Date: DONE by Nikki Brion (3/21/10)

Flowers

  • Bride’s bouquet: Full Blooms Flower Shop (4/24/10)
  • Bridesmaids’ bouquet: Full Blooms Flower Shop (4/24/10)
  • Corsage: Full Blooms Flower Shop (4/24/10)
  • Boutonniere: Full Blooms Flower Shop (4/24/10)
  • Reception centerpieces: Hizon’s (1/10/10)
  • Altarpieces: Hizon’s (1/10/10)
  • Aisle flower: Hizon’s (1/10/10)
  • Throw away bouquet: Full Blooms Flower Shop (4/24/10)
  • Flower girls’ basket: Full Blooms Flower Shop (4/24/10)
  • Rose petals: Full Blooms Flower Shop (4/24/10)
  • Bridal car: Full Blooms Flower Shop (4/24/10)

Photography

  • Pre-Nup shoot: Richard Mojica and Jowell Mariano (2/20/10)
  • Photo: Imagine Nation Photography (4/24/10)
  • Video: Imagine Nation Photography (4/24/10)
  • Back-up Photo: ??
  • Trash-the-dress shoot: ?? (still thinking about it)

Gifts & Favors

  • Attendant: ??
  • Offertory: ??
  • Principal Sponsors: ??
  • Entourage: ??
  • Guests: Harrie Brazal (4/19/10)

Miscellaneous

  • Marriage License: ??
  • OTD Wedding Coordinators: Ilia Uy and Anna Balmonte (1/10/10)
  • HMUA: Rae Venturanza (1/10/10)
  • Hotel preps: New Horizon Hotel (May 2010)
  • Guestbook: ??
  • Wedding Rings: ??
  • Bridal Car: ??
  • Wedding motif: Fuschia and Aqua Green (1/10/10)
  • Wedding theme: Christ (1/10/10)
  • Transportation: ??

Honeymoon

  • Air fare: PAL (May 2010)
  • Hotel Accomodation: Bohol Bee Farm (May 2010)


2: Thanks to W@Wie Eyzel of Project Dream Wedding for this great idea!