Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
During the Coin ceremony the groom drops 13 coins into the bride's hands representing her dowry and his vow to support her.
Sometimes the ring bearer will also take the coins in a coin purse down the aisle. The wedding officiant gives the coins to both the bride and groom, usually pouring the contents of the purse into the bride and groom's open palms. He will then say a blessing, wishing them prosperity.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Below are some faves:
HEARTWARMING READINGS ON LOVE....
From Sex and the City the movie, here is the love letter that Carrie reads aloud when sitting with Big before bed:
Ludvig van Beethoven, Immortal Beloved, Letter Three
My thoughts go out to you
My Immortal Beloved
I can live only wholly with you or not at all
Only by a calm consideration
of our existence can we achieve our purpose to live together.
Oh continue to love me
Never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved.
I loved The Notebook, which has a great quote:
The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks and Jan Sardi
The best love is the kind that weakens the soul,
that makes us reach for more,
that plants fire in our hearts
and brings peace to our minds.
And that's what you've given me.
That's what I hope to give to you forever
Upon inspiration from Twilight, passages Bella's favorite authors/Books:
From Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte:
I have for the first time found what I can truly love
I have found you.
You are my sympathy
my better self
my good angel
I am bound to you with a strong attachment.
I think you good, gifted, lovely:
a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart;
it leans to you,
draws you to my center and spring of life,
wraps my existence about you—
and, kindling in pure,
fuses you and me in one.
From Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, with an addition in the end from the 2006 movie:
I cannot fix on the hour,
or the spot,
or the look,
or the words,
which laid the foundation.
It is too long ago.
I was in the middle
before I knew that I had begun.
You have bewitched me,
body and soul,
and I love you.
And I never wish to be parted from you
from this day on.
INSPIRATIONAL READINGS ON MARRIAGE
“On Marriage,” from The Prophet by Kahil Gibran
You were born to be together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when the wings of death scatter your days.
Ay, you shall be together even in your silent memory.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Love one another, but make not bondage of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup, but drink not from one cup.
Give one other of your bread, but eat not of the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone, though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping,
For only the hand of life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together,
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.
From Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides.
And when it subsides you have to make a decision.
You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is.
Love is not breathless,
it is not excitement,
it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. . . .
That is just ‘being in love’ which any fool can do.
Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away,
and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.
May your roots grow towards each other underground,
and when all the pretty blossoms fall from your branches,
you find out that you are one tree, and not two.
grrr... so now i'm confused
I dont know what to pick. Anyone with ideas?
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Yesterday, my mom and I went to the local fabric store here, and I looked at their Alencon lace, which is imported from France, and used by people like Jim Hjelm, Monique Lhuillier, and etc. Anyway, i picked up a spool of it and tried pairing it with other slightly darker fabrics and fell in love.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
I am Roman Catholic. And Filipino.
- Meet with the priest 4 times.
- Take an Natural Family Planning course (3 2-hour classes)
- Attend a Marriage Seminar
- Have dinner with a Parish Family
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
so what do you when you're snowed in for days in DC?
In a martha stewart magazine article, i found these image of favors ideas. I was most intrigued by #6, which on the site reads:
6. Stitching seals lemon candies inside glassine pouches stamped with subtle lemon-slice designs.
Hmm... so Mr Smallville and I have the same first initials (M), and i immediately thought of M&Ms (i love chocolate over lemon candies).
I own a gocco machine, a lovely birthday/christmas gift from a good friend. I also currently live w/ my mother who owns a full size sewing machine. I figured i might as well make use out of my resources and make some of my favors a labor of love!
Of course the wedding isn't till September, so i won't exactly purchase the candies until august. However, I CAN begin printing onto the packaging.
First, I must begin by saying since i'm a graphic designer of a little over 10 years, i'm designing my own invitations. Second, I decided to use the leafy-swirl-flourish design on my invitation in most everything i do for the wedding, including this project.
I ordered my glassine bags from papermart.com which was an affordable $20-ish for 1000 bags. Of course i'm not making 1000 (i'm making approx 100), but it helps to have more in case you mess up.
i had to print out a black laser jet image of the flourish, and then exposed it onto a high mesh master using my Gocco Machine.
I then mixed the Daidai Orange, Red, Black, and Brown (and a bit of gold for added shimmer) Gocco inks until I got my desired shade of Burnt Orange.
I then applied the mixed ink to the master and printed on the glassine bags directly one by one. It was a serious labor of love, but the end product is beautiful...
This is ready for the M&Ms. I will be stuffing approx 1 oz of orange and shimmery white M&Ms per unprinted bag (liner) and then layering it over with the bags above. They will have a fold-over flap label and be sewn shut with gold embroidery thread.
So until August.. this post is TO BE CONTINUED...