Monday, March 2, 2009

DIY Queen

I've been DIY-ing cards, stationery, toys, gifts, clothes from the moment I can hold a crayon. As a bride-to-be, I'm now on my biggest DIY project (to date)! Having Martha Stewart Weddings in the Philippines is one of the best things that happened in my wedding preps. And now they're holding a bridal fair!

March 28 - 29, 2009 at the World Trade Center, Tent Pavillion. Register at

To my W@W sisters, another great thing that wedding preps brought me, see you at Martha's!

Low-Budget Flowers

I’ve always read in wedding magazines and websites/blogs that engaged couples should set their priorities for the wedding. Our top 3 priorities do not include flowers. We’ve decided to keep flowers simple and reasonable. We’ll only need flowers for the church/ceremony. For the reception, we picked a venue that wouldn’t require production design/event styling (this would be another blog entry).

I discovered from different wedding sites that baby’s breath is the best option for simple and reasonably-priced floral arrangements. Ok, they’re not just reasonably-priced, they’re cheap! A bundle of these costs P60 in Dangwa. Imagine how low you can go if you buy in bulk!

from The Bride's Cafe, photographed by Leigh Miller

But for my bouquet, I’ll have hydrangeas decked in feathers! I got the feather inspiration from Martha Stewart Weddings. As for the hydrangeas, I’ve always been a fan of hydrangeas and they’ve always reminded me of Tagaytay. I was delighted when my [wedding dress] designer recommended that hydrangeas would go very well with my dress. The paper-cut-out texture will compliment the texture of my skirt (again, this will be another blog entry).

Photo from Martha Stewart Weddings