Our friend and collegue, Mike Llorin (of Tri-Color Studio) passed away last Saturday (November 13, 2004) in a tragic accident along Congressional Ave., QC. His body lies in state at the Marian Funeral Chapels at Marcos Highway in Marikina. Interment will be on November 18 (Thursday) in the afternoon. The W@W community send its condolences to the Llorin family.
The W@Wies are currently nominating their top choices for this year’s W@Wie Awards. The 2004 W@W Supplier of the Year is the supplier who will garner the most number of votes among the top ten nominees. Announcement of the winners and awarding cermonies will be on December 15 during the W@W Christmas Party at our host-venue for this year–the scenic Gazebo Royale!
Our very own, Lea Salonga is on the cover of the Fall 2004 issue of Inside Weddings — the insider’s guide to weddings with style. For the cover shoot, the Broadway star dons her actual Monique Lhuillier bridal gown which the celebrity designer named “The Lea” in honor of her equally talented Filipina client. The feature is in the Real Weddings section of the magazine and details her wedding vendors, some of which are also celebrated Filipino talents (Juan Sarte, Veloso Brides, Andy Tecson Photography, Rajo Laurel, Lila Almario, etc.). The article also includes several photographs taken by Tecson during the big day itself. The cover story, written by Aimee Manis, entitled “Melody of Love“ retells Lea’s love story with Robert Chien from their first meeting, his proposal, and upto the January 10, 2004 altar date in California. Here’s an except: “Fitting with her vibrant personality, Lea chose a color scheme of deep cranberry and ivory with subtle gold accents for the elegant winter wedding. To the couple’s delight, the florist executed Lea’s vision perfectly, and created a dramatic, elegant scene filled with a huge number of Black Beauty and Black Magic roses. The glorious setting would demand an equally …
Hundreds of photography enthusiasts, hobbyists, and professionals trooped to the Philippine Trade Training Center last October 14 to 16 to attend the 1st WPPP Photo Congress. Produced by the Wedding and Portrait Photographers of the Philippines (WPPP), the 3- day congress gathered delegates from all over the Philippines including Basilan, Batangas, Zamboanga, Cebu, Iloilo, Bicol, Laoag, and Pampanga. Congratulations to the officers and members of WPPP for mounting this successful and worthwhile endeavor!
Many have long been searching for local suppliers of this unique reception centerpiece. With the help of our resourceful W@Wies, we went ahead of the rest and listed three Manila-based suppliers of this flowing dessert spectacle in our W@W directory. Now, if you imagine your wedding guests dipping skewered fruits in layers of cascading chocolate during your reception, go check them out!
Nope, it not a newly listed resort in our directory. CENOMAR is a legal document which actually means CErtificate of NO MArriage Record. Read more about it under our site’s newest section: Law & Requirement.W@W knows that wedding planning is not all about making THE day special, there are the marriage requirements that couples must attend to. We acknowledge Atty. Ryan L. Tanjutco and tanjutcolaw.com for providing W@W with relevant legal contents for this new section.
When we say we’re “more than a website, we’re a community,” we mean it! In fact, W@W manages various focus groups for soon-to-weds, newlyweds and wedding suppliers. We finally listed them all in one page and it sure looks a lot! Are you already part of any of them? See complete list here.
Inspired by Google Doodles, we will display from time-to-time a modified W@W logo as our homepage header to commemorate a certain event relevant to site, to weddings or to the Philippines in general. Since Benz & I are BIG fans of The Amazing Race, we’re displaying the W@W logo with the show’s familiar red and yellow route marker in anticipation of the September 15 & 22, 2004 episodes showing the racers visiting the Philippines. The 11th Pitstop is the Coconut Palace (a popular wedding ceremony and reception venue in Manila) and the 12th is El Nido’s Lagen Island Resort in Palawan (a local honeymoon destination).
The first batch of the Unity Coins launched and offered for sale at the Wedding Expo were sold out. We are eyeing a mid-Novemeber schedule for the next shipment. Please check-out the site regularly for updates on when and where the new sets will be coming in. W@W is the exclusive distributor of the Unity Coins in the Philippines.
The Unity Coins are a contemporary version of the traditional wedding coins known as arras or arrhae here in the Philippines. While the arrhae have come to symbolize material wealth of the newlyweds and their future family, today’s couples embrace life & face the world together in a more mutually supportive way than ever before. [READ MORE]