Real Weddings: For Alex and Louise, Love is Lovelier the Second Time Around, Indeed

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Alex and Louise met back in college. They were blockmates, they became friends, and before their first year in college ended, they were already together. They were together for 8 years, after which they decided to break up. For 3 years they each had their own relationships, which also didn’t work. As they say, love is lovelier the second time around. And for Alex and Louise, the cliche couldn’t have been more true. And so they found themselves falling in love again, and this time around, they’re not letting each other go.

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He proposed in July 2013 and they set the wedding date on September 2014, giving them ample time to prepare. Louise recalls, “Ever since I was young, I really wanted to get married in Christ the King. So we finalized the wedding date based on the availability of the church, then picked the nearest available reception venue – which was The Glass Garden. We availed of The Glass Garden’s comprehensive package so that we can already minimize time in looking for suppliers. For the rest of the suppliers not covered by the comprehensive package, I relied on recommendations from friends and relatives.”

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They picked blush pink and mint green, combined with pastel colors, as their color motif. “The decision for the wedding theme and motif came from my idle hours spent browsing on Pinterest. My favorite colors were anything pastel, and I saw from Pinterest how blush pink and mint green looked so cool and fresh to the eyes.” They wanted something simple and elegant, with a hint of vintage, and we sure love how everything came together.

Asked about their Josiah experience, “We had a pleasant experience with Josiah’s Catering. Our account manager, Karla Reyes, was very patient in giving the details of our chosen package and made sure to give really good recommendations during the food-tasting. And although Alex and I didn’t get to eat much during the reception (this was expected, of course), our friends and relatives told us that the food was really good.”

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Asked what advise to give future brides and grooms, they have a few items to say. Take note, ladies and gents!

(1) Time management is of utmost importance. Have a timeline of things you need to accomplish month-by-month.

(2) Delegate. I was a control freak, but I also learned how to delegate some of the stuff to Alex just because it became too overwhelming to handle every little detail. I was also doing my thesis for graduate school, apart from work too, in the middle of wedding preparations, so it was really important to learn how to let go of some of the things I wanted to control because I had to allot time for my studies as well.

(3) Be organized. It will make things easier for you and your wedding coordinator if you have a clearbook where you keep all hard copies of contracts, receipts, etc. and if you also keep an Excel sheet to keep track of your payables.

(4) Be punctual in meeting with your suppliers. If you expect your suppliers to be professional, you yourself should also learn to respect their time. Remember that you’re not the only one who’s busy; they are too.

Thank you Alex and Louise for sharing us your experience. We have loved being part of your special day. May you grow more in love each day.

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Wedding Coordinator: Hazel Estrella-Escarilla of E-Vents’ Ezzentials /  Wedding Invitations: WINK / Wedding Photographer/Videographer: Mega Pixels / Flowers: Janre Gabutin / Event Styling: Janre Gabutin & Josiah’s Catering / Gown/Suit: Carina Canlas / Bridesmaids/Flower Girls Dresses: Carina Canlas / Souvenirs: B&B Bake Goodies by Cha Caldito-Caparas / Music: The String Session