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I am so excited to finally get my wedding photos, Olivia definitely did such a wonderful job capturing the moments and all the details! I have been looking forward to share my day with all of you. So let's begin.

I will most likely create another post dedicated to our wedding photos but in this post, I just want to talk about what my sources are for everything and what I DIYed.

DIYS:

1. Wooden Signs

So as you can see, there are a couple of wooden signs and I mentioned that awhile back in one of my instagram posts but as usual, failed to create a whole blog post about it. I had a main sign right in front but I don't have a photo of it unfortunately. Because I think we didn't have it out yet when my photographer got to the venue. I also have a few others that aren't included here. The plywood were all bought at Home Depot and they were cut by Logan. We started off with our first sign by painting it but then eventually realized, it will take us forever to print>trace>paint so he mentioned about vinyl signs that I had no idea about. His sister had a Cricut machine and it works wonders! Someone donate one to me, thanks. That definitely saved us so much time.

2. Marble Place Cards

I bought the marble tiles at Lowes and bought gold markers from Hobby Lobby. And if you want to recreate this, make sure to get the extra fine tip Sharpie gold marker.

3. Menus

I designed those and just printed it out on card stock then asked my siblings to cut it.

4. Invitation/Announcements

I designed my own invitations, refer to this photo. And did the (calligraphy) addressing as well. All 150 of them. Yup. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. OF. THEM.

5. Seating Arrangement

That was a no-brainer, just print out all the names and I use glue dots to stick them onto the wooden sign. Easy-peasy.


SOURCES

Venue - Ember SLC
Tables and Chairs - Utah Chair Rental
Cake (geometric marble cake) - Granite Bakery
Florist - CC & Bout ( Angie is the best! Highly recommend her)
Table Number - Michaels
Lanterns - From the Philippines but you can get those anywhere like Hobby Lobby or Michaels.
Candles - Amazon
Wedding Guestbook - Artifact Uprising
Frames - Hobby Lobby (printed the photos at Walmart)
L&M letters - Hobby Lobby
Geometric Glass Card Hodler - Target

I'm pretty sure that is all of it. If you do have any other questions, please let me know. I'd be happy to answer all of your wedding related questions or even non-wedding related.

Follow this wedding series by clicking on this link.

X,
Monica



ALL THE WEDDING DETAILS

May 15, 2017















I am so excited to finally get my wedding photos, Olivia definitely did such a wonderful job capturing the moments and all the details! I have been looking forward to share my day with all of you. So let's begin.

I will most likely create another post dedicated to our wedding photos but in this post, I just want to talk about what my sources are for everything and what I DIYed.

DIYS:

1. Wooden Signs

So as you can see, there are a couple of wooden signs and I mentioned that awhile back in one of my instagram posts but as usual, failed to create a whole blog post about it. I had a main sign right in front but I don't have a photo of it unfortunately. Because I think we didn't have it out yet when my photographer got to the venue. I also have a few others that aren't included here. The plywood were all bought at Home Depot and they were cut by Logan. We started off with our first sign by painting it but then eventually realized, it will take us forever to print>trace>paint so he mentioned about vinyl signs that I had no idea about. His sister had a Cricut machine and it works wonders! Someone donate one to me, thanks. That definitely saved us so much time.

2. Marble Place Cards

I bought the marble tiles at Lowes and bought gold markers from Hobby Lobby. And if you want to recreate this, make sure to get the extra fine tip Sharpie gold marker.

3. Menus

I designed those and just printed it out on card stock then asked my siblings to cut it.

4. Invitation/Announcements

I designed my own invitations, refer to this photo. And did the (calligraphy) addressing as well. All 150 of them. Yup. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. OF. THEM.

5. Seating Arrangement

That was a no-brainer, just print out all the names and I use glue dots to stick them onto the wooden sign. Easy-peasy.


SOURCES

Venue - Ember SLC
Tables and Chairs - Utah Chair Rental
Cake (geometric marble cake) - Granite Bakery
Florist - CC & Bout ( Angie is the best! Highly recommend her)
Table Number - Michaels
Lanterns - From the Philippines but you can get those anywhere like Hobby Lobby or Michaels.
Candles - Amazon
Wedding Guestbook - Artifact Uprising
Frames - Hobby Lobby (printed the photos at Walmart)
L&M letters - Hobby Lobby
Geometric Glass Card Hodler - Target

I'm pretty sure that is all of it. If you do have any other questions, please let me know. I'd be happy to answer all of your wedding related questions or even non-wedding related.

Follow this wedding series by clicking on this link.

X,
Monica



A day after my wedding, I tweeted and posted a snap on my Insta story mentioning that I had my very own snapchat geofilter for my wedding. That surprised a lot of people and soon later, I got a bunch of questions on how I did it. Today, all of those will be answered.

But first, I want everyone else to see how it looked like so I gathered some snaps from actual people at the event for this post.


It's a pretty simple looking geofiter which I tried to match with my theme. It also shows the US and Philippine maps which I think looked pretty cool. I made those myself and you can make it too! I also would like to mention that you can create a geofilter for any of your personal events. 

The total amount I spent was $15 for two of my locations, one where I had my wedding ceremony and the other one for my reception. The price totally depends on how big the location is and how many hours you want it to stay there. 

So here's how: 

1. Go on Snapchat On Demand and this is what you are going to see:

2. Click on CREATE NOW. 

Now once you're there, it will prompt you to either use your own (one that you create from photoshop which they provide a template for you that you can download)  or create one online which I assume would be pretty easy.

3. Once you've uploaded your geofilter you now proceed to choosing the dates, the date won't show up if it's not within a month so you have to be patient too. 

4. After choosing the date, just create a box where your area is located which can be anywhere in the world. 

5. It will give the total amount that it's going to cost you so add your card information and submit your geofilter. Within 24 hours, you will receive an email that your geofilter is approved or not. 

Pretty easy, isn't it? I hope that this has been a useful tutorial. 

Till next time,
Monica






HOW TO CREATE A SNAPCHAT WEDDING GEOFILTER

May 3, 2017

A day after my wedding, I tweeted and posted a snap on my Insta story mentioning that I had my very own snapchat geofilter for my wedding. That surprised a lot of people and soon later, I got a bunch of questions on how I did it. Today, all of those will be answered.

But first, I want everyone else to see how it looked like so I gathered some snaps from actual people at the event for this post.


It's a pretty simple looking geofiter which I tried to match with my theme. It also shows the US and Philippine maps which I think looked pretty cool. I made those myself and you can make it too! I also would like to mention that you can create a geofilter for any of your personal events. 

The total amount I spent was $15 for two of my locations, one where I had my wedding ceremony and the other one for my reception. The price totally depends on how big the location is and how many hours you want it to stay there. 

So here's how: 

1. Go on Snapchat On Demand and this is what you are going to see:

2. Click on CREATE NOW. 

Now once you're there, it will prompt you to either use your own (one that you create from photoshop which they provide a template for you that you can download)  or create one online which I assume would be pretty easy.

3. Once you've uploaded your geofilter you now proceed to choosing the dates, the date won't show up if it's not within a month so you have to be patient too. 

4. After choosing the date, just create a box where your area is located which can be anywhere in the world. 

5. It will give the total amount that it's going to cost you so add your card information and submit your geofilter. Within 24 hours, you will receive an email that your geofilter is approved or not. 

Pretty easy, isn't it? I hope that this has been a useful tutorial. 

Till next time,
Monica








Guess who's bringing the blog back? I know I've said that probably more than I should have but really, this blog is coming back! To start it off, here's a couple of snippets (does anyone even say that word still?) from our honeymoon which was in Portland, Oregon.

I know, you're probably thinking, who goes to their honeymoon in Portland, Oregon? Well the answer is people like Logan and I. We didn't want to go to Hawaii (because we've already been there) or Florida because in all honesty, we're city kids at heart. I was born in the tropics and I will always love the beach but I prefer other things. We like the metropolitan vibe and Portland has that thing that we seek. Art museums, good food, diversity and culture. So for all of you who asked us why we went to Portland, well you'll see (or not).



Let's start off with a selfie. We drove from Salt Lake City, Utah to Boise, Idaho and stayed the night and drove again in the morning all the way to Portland. Total drive time was approximately 11 hours I would say. 

We got into Portland and checked in at the cutest boutique hotel ever. 




We also stopped by Multnomah Falls before Portand. It was pretty but I don't think anything will beat Kawasan Falls (Cebuana represent).


The following are just a series of photos from our trip. 


Things that you should try in Portland:
1. Voodoo Doughnuts. (duh) I don't need to further elaborate that. There's also another doughnut place which is somewhat popular called Blue Star donuts and it's not quite worth going. 
2. Portland Art Museum. If art is something that fascinates you. They have a huge art museum with many beautiful pieces. I saw some Basquiat and Gogh pieces in there so def a must. 
3. Japanese Garden. Bonsai trees and some cool Japanese architecture is what you'll see. There is also a Chinese garden that you can go to.
4. Powell's Books. It can be very overwhelming in there because it is probably the biggest book store you will ever go to. 
5. Pokpok. For all you Filipinos out there, it's not what you think. (It's the Tagalog word for slut). It's a Thai/Viet restaurant that serves really good food. Must try their signature wings! 

And there you have it. Portland definitely met my expectations, I've always wanted to visit eve before I moved to the US. It's an underrated city for sure but I like the vibe and there's just more diversity and a whole lot of Asian food, when do I ever pass on that? Who knows, in a couple of years, we might move to the Pacific Northwest. 

Till next time Portland.

TRAVEL DIARY: PORTLAND

Apr 27, 2017



Guess who's bringing the blog back? I know I've said that probably more than I should have but really, this blog is coming back! To start it off, here's a couple of snippets (does anyone even say that word still?) from our honeymoon which was in Portland, Oregon.

I know, you're probably thinking, who goes to their honeymoon in Portland, Oregon? Well the answer is people like Logan and I. We didn't want to go to Hawaii (because we've already been there) or Florida because in all honesty, we're city kids at heart. I was born in the tropics and I will always love the beach but I prefer other things. We like the metropolitan vibe and Portland has that thing that we seek. Art museums, good food, diversity and culture. So for all of you who asked us why we went to Portland, well you'll see (or not).



Let's start off with a selfie. We drove from Salt Lake City, Utah to Boise, Idaho and stayed the night and drove again in the morning all the way to Portland. Total drive time was approximately 11 hours I would say. 

We got into Portland and checked in at the cutest boutique hotel ever. 




We also stopped by Multnomah Falls before Portand. It was pretty but I don't think anything will beat Kawasan Falls (Cebuana represent).


The following are just a series of photos from our trip. 


Things that you should try in Portland:
1. Voodoo Doughnuts. (duh) I don't need to further elaborate that. There's also another doughnut place which is somewhat popular called Blue Star donuts and it's not quite worth going. 
2. Portland Art Museum. If art is something that fascinates you. They have a huge art museum with many beautiful pieces. I saw some Basquiat and Gogh pieces in there so def a must. 
3. Japanese Garden. Bonsai trees and some cool Japanese architecture is what you'll see. There is also a Chinese garden that you can go to.
4. Powell's Books. It can be very overwhelming in there because it is probably the biggest book store you will ever go to. 
5. Pokpok. For all you Filipinos out there, it's not what you think. (It's the Tagalog word for slut). It's a Thai/Viet restaurant that serves really good food. Must try their signature wings! 

And there you have it. Portland definitely met my expectations, I've always wanted to visit eve before I moved to the US. It's an underrated city for sure but I like the vibe and there's just more diversity and a whole lot of Asian food, when do I ever pass on that? Who knows, in a couple of years, we might move to the Pacific Northwest. 

Till next time Portland.

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