(PRESS RELEASE) A woman’s wedding day is one of the most important events of her life. That is why a great deal of preparation goes into making this one day beautiful, personal, and memorable—not just for the bride and her groom, but for all who will share in the celebration. To help every Filipina bride-to-be have the wedding of her dreams, Summit Media, the country’s leading magazine publishing company, brings Martha Stewart Weddings to the Philippines. With Martha Stewart brand’s signature creativity and style, Martha Stewart Weddings Philippines (the very first international edition of the title) will inspire a new audience of brides eager to make their wedding day truly special. Martha Stewart Weddings is the leading resource for the bride who wants a wedding that is beyond the ordinary. Filled with fresh ideas, inspiring photographs, and how-to information, the magazine takes readers from the engagement to the honeymoon and beyond, into their new married lives. Martha Stewart Weddings Philippines will take the best of the American edition and tailor it with ideas and inspiration developed especially for the Filipina bride. The premiere issue of Martha Stewart Weddings Philippines features the best bridal ideas—from choosing a color scheme and theme …
Tomorrow’s THE date. It’s gonna be 08-08-08! Just within our online community alone, there are 34 W@Wie brides set to wed tomorrow! That’s almost quadruple the number of W@Wies married on 07.07.07 despite the triple 7 date falling on a Saturday last year. We doubt if 09.09.09 (Wednesday) would even be a bit as popular. But 10.10.10 (Sunday) is showing a lot of promise as the next wedding date of choice, at least for Filipino soon-to-weds, since it sounds like ‘ten-ten-te-ten’ — a local kiddie chant/phrase that practically represents a happy wedding. This early, we already have members who are set to marry on that date. But nothing beats August 8, 2008. It’s the very first time that over 30 W@Wie brides are marrying on the same date in W@W’s nine-year history. Add to that the other Pinoy couples outside W@W who also chose that date and you’ll see how busy tomorrow is gonna be for a lot of wedding suppliers. And the date’s popularity is not just here in Manila or the rest of the Philippines. In the U.S., thousands are set for an 8.8.8 date referring to it as “the date of a lifetime.” There’s also the …
(excerpt from inquirer.net) We know they can make gorgeous wedding gowns. Now, thanks to a tie-up with popular cake maker Red Ribbon, fashion designers Rajo Laurel and Frederick Peralta prove they can dish out beautiful wedding cakes as well. The designers, who were commissioned to create a dozen cake designs each, will see six of their works included in Red Ribbon’s line of new cakes available beginning June 7, and the remaining half in the bakeshop’s roster of sweet treats in the last quarter of the year. This is a first in the industry with Red Ribbon partnering with two of the country’s top fashion designers, Rajo Laurel and Frederick Peralta, to come up with beautiful cakes inspired by the latest fashion trends in wedding gowns. [MORE…]
First thing’s first: If you don’t know yet, yesterday’s blog entry was an April Fool’s joke. It was pure fiction and was done out of fun. 😀 With that out of the way, here’s today’s topic: CAKES! We’re both a sweet-tooth and we don’t need to celebrate a birthday in the family to have an excuse in buying a whole Hizon’s birthday cake. For wedding cakes, we get to taste something so ‘memorable’ once every so often that we end up ordering it for our own private consumption. That was the effect of Alex Franco’s cake had on us the first time we tasted it several years ago. Our current favorite is Joy San Gabriel‘s cheesecakes decked with those little fresh fruits on top. One of us doesn’t even eat cheesecakes but had a change of heart after tasting this. Even the mini-cake tower that Joy sponsored in last year’s W@W Christmas party — with 200 individual cakes — was wiped-out in a flash! It wasn’t solely our fault. Those little fruits are just too damn colorful to be ignore even to those who haven’t tasted the cake. We admit we secured a couple (okay, maybe more than a couple…) …
In a wedding, an arrhae (wedding coins or arras as it’s known here in the Philippines) traditionally symbolizes the groom’s ability of to support his bride and confirms his position as the breadwinner of their future family. The thirteen (13) arras coins represents wealth and prosperity for each month of the year with an extra to spare assuring luck for the newlyweds and their future family the whole year through and beyond. The ritual of the arras, where the groom would pass the coins to his bride, has always been an integral part of every Catholic Filipino wedding. This symbolic rite was influenced by the Spaniards centuries ago as they brought Christianity here in the Philippines. Similar arras rituals are still practiced today in Spain and Mexico. For us Filipinos, the arrhae gave way to the addition of another little boy in the wedding party — the Coin Bearer! Just like the Ring Bearer, this role is usually reserved for a favorite nephew or a good friend’s son. But while the traditional arrhae have come to only symbolize material wealth with the man pledging support for his wife, today’s couples face married life together in a more mutually-supportive way than …
This trick has circulated via forwarded emails and it’s amazing what it reveals. First, let’s find out what each finger stands for. Your thumb represents your parents. The pointer/index finger represents your siblings. The middle finger represents yourself. The ring finger represents your life partner; and your pinkie represents your children. Now to answer the above question, head on to Fol’s blog as he revealed why the wedding ring is assigned to the fourth finger.
For soon-to-weds planning a beach wedding, you may want to consider the Sand Ceremony. This is one novel alternative to the unity candle ceremony incorporated into many western weddings.The essence of this ritual is to symbolize the union of two into one. The ceremony is not only meaningful and interesting but also more appropriate for an outdoor setting. Christian weddings also incorporate the Sand Ceremony in other venues other than the beach. If you’re tying the knot in a Catholic church, you may want to ask your officiating priest if he would allow it. There is wide assortment of colored sands available in craft stores. You may also find colored “sands” (actually fine salt with coloring) in Divisoria at P50-P60/kilo. The only downside to this alternative is when the moisture gets into the vase especially when you intend to make the symbolic sand mixture as a keepsake after the wedding. If you’re interested in doing this for your wedding, learn how to go about it.
For soon-to-weds planning a beach wedding, you may want to consider the Sand Ceremony. This is one novel alternative to the unity candle ceremony incorporated into many western weddings.The essence of this ritual is to symbolize the union of two into one. The ceremony is not only meaningful and interesting but also more appropriate for an outdoor setting. If you’re interested in doing this for your wedding, learn how to go about it. Christian weddings also incorporate the Sand Ceremony in other venues other than the beach. If you’re tying the knot in a Catholic church, you may want to ask your officiating priest if he would allow it. There is wide assortment of colored sands available in craft stores. You may also find colored “sands” (actually fine salt with coloring) in Divisoria at P50-P60/kilo. The only downside to this alternative is when the moisture gets into the vase especially when you intend to make the symbolic sand mixture as a keepsake after the wedding.
W@W has just been awarded the rights to distribute these personalized caketoppers here in the Philippines. Just imagine a caketop caricature of the bride and groom — a definite conversation piece at the reception, and perfect keepsake to remember your special day. Learn more about My Caketop Look-Alike!
The new stocks of Unity Coins have arrived! The coins are still available in gold or silver finish. There are also the much awaited two-tone sets available in matte or glossy finish. The coins will initially be available at the W@W Booth in Power Weddings bridal fair at the Rockwell Tent this weekend (Jun 25-26). V Visit our Unity Coins page for prices and other details.
The new batch of Unity Coins has just arrived. Each set (13 silver or gold finish coins) comes in a leatherette keepsake box and still costs P1,500/set. The coins may be ordered directly thru us or purchased in various retail outlets. Please contact 0917.8111026 for details. Visit our Unity Coins page to know more about the product.
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!
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]