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WaW Before I Do: Do your duty!

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We want to get intimate with you in this article by discussing a very beautiful act and yet a highly discreet topic: SEX. You see, during the wedding, the guests brings their gift for the newlyweds as their way of helping them start off their married life. God gives more than a gift. He gives the newlyweds the blessing of sex. Sex here is not the taboo one but a beautiful way to become one with your spouse. It is the best form of communication and intimacy. I know many (not all) couples already pre-opened this gift and tried it before the wedding. This gift may not excite them as much. But for many who waited – this is precious because sex is a true form of worship to God under the blessings of marriage. On their wedding day God gives them their blessing to go forth and multiply. We’ve heard about it and probably watched it in movies… husband asking the wife for sex and she gives excuses like “I’m tired” or “I have a headache” or vice versa. Whenever Monique and I do counseling, one of the first questions we ask is “How is sex life?”. This usually …

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Press Release: Weddings & Debut Expo – Wedding Planning at its Finest!

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Because we know you can’t wait to plan that perfect wedding, Weddings & Beyond will be bringing you The GRANDEST Mid-Year Wedding & Debut Expo for 2017… Weddings & Beyond, Wedding & Debut Expo on May 06 & 07, 2017 at The MEGATRADE Hall, SM Megamall. Expect nothing but pure fun, excitement and hassle-free wedding-planning for you and your partner as we roll out new trends offered only by the best suppliers in the wedding industry, all in one roof! Weddings & Beyond has committed itself into making wedding-planning fun, easy and memorable for all our guests. We always thrive to serve all our clients’ needs, so we have come up with different ways to make your trips to our wedding expos worthwhile. And who doesn’t want freebies? At every Wedding & Debut Expo, Weddings & Beyond will be giving away free Weddings & Beyond Wedding Directory Magazines. Consider it your ultimate source book of wedding suppliers, the W&B directory magazine is published annually and contains a comprehensive listing of wedding suppliers, their works, and helpful tips and articles about wedding-planning. In this way, you can bring part of the exhibit with you at the comforts of your home. So, …

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WaWparazzi: Luis Alandy and Joselle Fernandez Wedding

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Things I loved about this wedding : – The venue is breathtaking, with the lush greens and beautifully decorated by Gideon Hermosa. It couldn’t get more romantic than that! – The beautiful romantic gown of the bride, Joselle, made by Jazel Sy. It was a very feminine and flattering cut, with the French lace that made the gown soft and just so pretty. – How the rain stopped just when the wedding was starting. God’s hand was really felt all throughout. – The beautiful rustic setting at the reception area with touches of “The Notebook” inspired prenuptial shoot. This was seen in the kind of guestbook made by Niceprint + the boat gallery of prenuptial photos. Simply wow! – The handwritten note/ vow of Luis Alandy. When this was posted, everyone loved how sweet the message was plus how beautiful his handwriting is! – Their sweet gifts for each other. Luis gave Joselle a complete series of TV show Friends, which happened to be Joselle’s all time favorite. Joselle, on the other hand, gave Luis a surprise painting she made herself. Such a sweet act isn’t it? – The simplicity of the cake – naked, effortless and just simply pretty. …

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Press Release: Brides & Beyond – An Intimate Bridal Fair

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Think Pink Events brings you their annual intimate and most elegant bridal fair – the 6th Brides & Beyond, where only the finest names in the wedding industry both established and upcoming have gathered to be, happening on April 1-2, 2017 at the Enderun Tent, Mckinley Hill. What couple doesn’t dream of a perfect wedding day? The Brides & Beyond team would like to make sure that only the top photographers, videographers, coordinators, florists, jewelers and wedding services in the business are made available to couples in preparing for their big day. We have gathered the biggest names in the industry such as Team Pat Dy, Jason Magbanua, Nelwin Uy, Spruce Floral Designs, Madge Lejano, The Delightful Miss Joyce and much more to give only the best experience a couple can get! Moreover, we are bringing back the #BridesAndBeyondMyDreamWedding campaign wherein you can get free services from the above mentioned suppliers. If you have the resources and ingenuity to deliver exceptional products or services to our couples, shoot us an e-mail at [email protected] to apply. Or if you are looking for a curated list of suppliers that offer discounts and special packages for your big day, mark your calendar and …

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WaW Before I Do: The Importance of Wise Counsel

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There was a guy working in our office who discovered that his wife was cheating on him.  He called me for some advice and after hearing him out I told him to give his wife a chance but to make sure she is repentant and that the affair was over. He started crying and said “I’ve asked advice from so many friends and all of them said the same thing — leave her! but after hearing you, yours made the most sense.”  So, he followed my advice and got back together. Proverbs 11:14 says “Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory.” Not only in Marriage but anything that we do, it is always good to have good advisors around you. You can never be too good or too experienced to not need one.  And a trusted adviser, gives us a third person perspective about the situation and shows us our blind spots. Here is a sad fact: There are no schools (at least in the Philippines) that offer courses on how to be a better husband, wife or parent.  So, who or where do you go to for advice? With the # of cases of broken families, sometimes we can only look into what we’ve seen …

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I Do In The Sky Bridal Fair

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Known for its scenic location and being equipped with complete entertainment complex, Skyranch records an average of 30,000 visitors per day during peak seasons – summer and yuletide seasons and 10,000 patrons per day during the peak off season. Given these huge number of guest, Skyranch is a strategically perfect location to market your products and services not only to the local guests but most especially the to soon-to-wed couples who will visit the first ever bridal fair series at Skyranch. This bridal fair will help soon-to-wed couples make their dream wedding in Tagaytay more easier by showcasing most trusted and reliable hand picked suppliers from the area. Top notched wedding suppliers as well as fast rising, fresh and brand new suppliers will be present in this bridal fair. Enjoy lots of freebies and prizes to be given away, including the FREE HONEYMOON TRIP in SINGAPORE!

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WaWparazzi: Lloyd Birchmore and Valerie Bangs Garcia Nuptials

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The wedding was held last January 24, 2017 in Asya Premiere, Boracay. Lloyd and Bangs met in the beautiful island of Boracay some 2 years ago thus, it’s just a perfect idea to have their wedding in the same island. The wedding was just full of love. Hearing their vows, what struck me most was: The wedding ends their long distance relationship as Lloydi is London-based. Soon after the wedding, Bangs will join him and settle in London. Valerie and Lloydi suppliers: Read more of Charisse Tinio’s WaWparazzi articles at www.weddingsatwork.com/category/wawparazzi/. Fan mode on high as WaW columnist Charisse Tinio brings us behind the scenes of the latest celebrity weddings. Charisse, the business maven behind Nice Print Photo, delivers the juicy inside info on the entertainment world’s newlyweds.

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Press Release: Six Big Reasons Why Choose The Wedding Library’s Bridal Fair, February 17, 18, & 19, 2017, Megatrade Halls, SM Megamall

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The Wedding Library’s Weddings & Debuts Bridal Fair 2017 is one of the country’s biggest, annual, and most comprehensive bridal fairs. With more than 350 wedding suppliers under one roof, you will definitely find the right wedding suppliers for your dream wedding. Among the many bridal fairs in town, why is this the Bridal Fair you should visit? To be held on February 17, 18, & 19, 2017 at the Megatrade Halls, SM Megamall, The Wedding Library’s Weddings & Debuts Bridal Fair 2017 is the Bridal Fair you must make sure to visit before your dream wedding for these many reasons: 1.Trusted by these biggest and busiest names in the wedding industry! The Only Bridal Fair backed by these Biggest Names as Major and Media Sponsors  Altogether Nice Print Photo, Photographer to the Celebrities Juan Carlo The Caterer, Caterer to the Celebrities AMI Jewels, beloved and trusted for more than a generation Plus, weddingsatwork.com, kasal.com. Wedding Essentials Magazine, Asian Dragon Weddings Magazine, Discovery Weekend, PSA Helpline Plus, Wedding Flavours Magazine, Wedding Digest, and Real Bride Magazineand other non-wedding media partners: Lifestyle Network, Love Radio, Yes FM, WhenInManila.com, The Manila Times Plus, the only Bridal Fair in 2017 which gives you …

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WaWies and Their Wedding Gowns

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Can’t seem to decide on a wedding gown supplier? Or do you just need some wedding gown design inspiration? Look no further! Some of our WaWies have shared what their wedding gowns look like and from which supplier they got them from. Check them out below and be inspired! Designer: FashioNOBLE Lumban Laguna (Mitchie Noble) Submitted by: Eric Emocling and April Marie Tanedo Designer: Hana Saab-Tomacruz Submitted by: Rey & Jenel Domingo Designer: Mel Orlina Couture Submitted by: Marc Anthony & Jennifer Linga Submitted by: Jayvee and Grace Tuico Designer: Bridesdream Submitted by: Daryl & Jacque Alegre Designer: Veejay Floresca Submitted by: Anton and Mei Orcena Submitted by: Louie and VJ Salud Designer: April Dalid Submitted by: Cedric and Mhai Marcial Designer: Roxoanne Bagano – Roxy Bagano Couture Submitted by: Ashley and Reianne Gohil Submitted by: John Kenneth and Wynndee Alejo Designer: Cocoy Lizaso Submitted by: Klarence and Jennifer Vizcarra Designer: Cecilio Abad Submitted by: Rovil and Jennievel Enriquez Designer: Emil Ocampo Submitted by: Frunny & Marie Bulatao Designer: Bride House Submitted by: Paul and Yana Juan Designer: Nino Angeles Couture Submitted by: Mark and Jennifer Adifa Submitted by: Siegfred and Raina Conde Submitted by: Erick Adan and Donna Go – Adan Designer: Weddings by Deciño Dulce Submitted by: …

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WaW Before I Do: 5 Questions Couples Must Ask Before They Tie The Knot

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Before they marry, specially in the few days prior, couples are often faced by multitudes of questions.  Some of these questions are ok to be left unanswered as they are not as toxic or as harmful as some.  These are questions that are just part of the wedding jitters but there are some that should never ever be brushed aside because these are supposed to trigger warning signs should you be not ready. I know it’s been said before to almost all people getting married that “any sign of doubt, you should put off the wedding” but out of every 100 weddings, how many do you think gets set aside until smoke clears out? One or maybe not even.  Usually, we pay more attention to the stronger feeling of (1) Shame – what will people say?  We’ve already sent out invites, (2) Waste – we’ve already spent so much and (3) Confidence – maybe its just part of getting married and we’ll just sort it out once we are there. Well, do me a favor and keep the questions that I mention… dwell on it and be sure of your answers. So if you seriously used the questions above to figure out whether you are with …

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WaWparazzi: Paulina Sotto and Jed Llanes Wedding

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On the first day of 2017, Paulina Sotto married the love of her life, Jed Llanes. It was a perfect day for a wedding, cool wind, perfect sunset + a rare chance to see a beautiful rainbow and was captured in the same day edit video. Their vows were truly tear jerking and touching, which brought tears on everyone’s eyes, including their parents and siblings. At the reception, Paulina and Jed were serenaded by Nyoy Volante and Paulina’s personal fave, Aiza Seguerra. Wishing the two all the best at the beginning of 2017 and beginning of their lives together. Suppliers:   Read more of Charisse Tinio’s WaWparazzi’s articles at www.weddingsatwork.com/category/wawparazzi/. Fan mode on high as WaW columnist Charisse Tinio brings us behind the scenes of the latest celebrity weddings. Charisse, the business maven behind Nice Print Photo, delivers the juicy inside info on the entertainment world’s newlyweds.

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WaW Dinner Part 2

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Mimma Benz has always been generous to us WaWies. She will not hesitate to set aside a portion of her hectic schedule just to be with us, unless she has something important to attend to. You will really see her eyes sparkle with excitement whenever she’s with her WaWies and NaWies (Newlyweds at Work). Since we’re very spoiled, she’s giving us the opportunity to meet some of the wedding industry’s best suppliers. Kaya’t hindi ko na pinalampas itong second WaW Dinner, because I felt really sad when I wasn’t able to attend the first one. Anyway, just like the first WaW dinner, everyone brought their share of potluck food. We’ve had crispy pata, buttered chicken, barbecue, pancit malabon, shrimp, kakanin, ice cream, micro greens, and cake! Yum! The wedding supplier hosts this time were Phoeben and Gen Teocson (videographer). They were joined by fellow suppliers Paul Vincent and his wife Ayvih (photographer), and Queen David and husband David (coordinator). My fiancé and I have never met any of these suppliers before, but we were warmly welcomed like we’ve been friends with them for so long. Feeling close ako agad sa kanila. Haha! The house was homey and comfortable. We immediately …

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WaW Supplier’s Potluck Lunch

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December is considered to be the busiest month for wedding suppliers. It is during this time when you will hear of back-to-back-to-back events being the norm for all professionals in this industry. However, before the December madness settled in this year, some of the industry’s suppliers met up at The Mango Farm and discussed the state of the Philippine wedding industry. They discussed how they could improve the services that they offered and how they could adapt to a fluid and competitive market. There are fresher takes on photographs and more personal ways coordinators make their presence known. It has come to a point where new services that haven’t been thought about before are now being offered. The ingenuity and the entrepreneurial spirit of the Filipinos in this industry is on full display each year and this year is no different at all. The potluck lunch-slash-forum was headed owner and founder of Weddings at Work, Benz Co-Rana and was hosted by Dylan Gozum from The Mango Farm. The goal of the meeting is to help each other stand out when it comes to servicing the brides and grooms of the future. Some of the key takeaways from the open forum …

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The WaW Bridal Fair Online

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Weddings at Work has always aimed to make wedding planning as easy as possible for brides and grooms. In effort to do just that, we have created the WaW Bridal Fair Online last January 2016, which allowed soon-to-wed to attend a bridal fair in the comfort of their own home. Yes, no need to get out of your pajamas just to gain access to discounts and promos from your favorite wedding suppliers! When It All Started When we were planning our wedding, we were one of the first few couples in the country to have a website. Now, every other couple has their own blog, Pinterest board, wedding sites. Things do change! I remember having to meet all our suppliers and paying them in person. There was no way around it – we had to meet with them. But with the traffic situation now, just thinking of leaving the house might give you a headache (Just think of EDSA and Waze’s red roads!). Besides, now, brides can always communicate with their suppliers through social media, SMS, and what have you’s. Personal meetings are not a must like it used to be. Even down payments can be done online! So, we …

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WaW Before I Do: Understanding Your Covenant

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One of the common questions we get as counselors is this “If you catch your spouse with a 3rd party, is that enough reason to quit the marriage?” Or “What if you’re not happy with the marriage, what do you do?” Our general answer is “Stay and work it out!”. The only reason we can think of that can justify ending the relationship is when your life is in danger. Other than that, go back and work it out. One of our other common reply also is “Are you sure that you have totally exhausted all possible measures?” If they say yes then we give them things that usually couples have not tried. Have you ever tried working out in the gym and think you can’t do another rep, till your trainer or spotter says “Go! 3 more!” and you end up being able to do it. When you think you’ve exhausted everything, contact us and we’ll show you how you can do 3 more things to keep that relationship alive. Husband & Wives, as they enter the marriage, should stick into their minds that there are “No escape buttons, no ejects and no quits in marriage”. It’s different when …

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Kaye Abad and Paul Jake Castillo’s Behind-The-Scenes and Official Wedding Pics – My Story

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Oh what a beautiful wedding it was. One of the sweetest ones I’ve witnessed. The Cebu wedding though had a lot of guests (900 pax!) still felt intimate. The festivities started as early as the day before the wedding, when guests started coming in from manila and all over the world. Dec 8, the night before the wedding we had an impromptu get together at the bridal suite of the bride, Kaye. It was a sweet moment seeing Kaye bond with her closest best friends and family during the last night as a single woman. The day of the wedding, we were all busy and up and about by 8:30 am. Preparations started and I was busy shuttling between the bridal suite and Paul Jake’s room. It was heartwarming to see them both up close and personal and just witnessing how excited they were that finally they are marrying the love of their lives in a few hours. At promptly 2 pm, the caravan of Paul Jake and about 10 Mercedes Benz vehicles left for the church. This was documented using our aerial drone for almost the whole travel time! Wow what a scene it was 🙂 I left together …