Sunday, August 25, 2013

this is it!

I started this blog a year ago to announce to the whole world (or at least to my family and friends. haha) that I seriously want to be an event stylist. Seeing pictures of events with different themes and how designers creatively put them together make my heart race. I know every time I come across weddings or parties by White Lilac, Inc, Preston Bailey, Rock and Roll Bride, Passion Cooks, Gideon Hermosa or those posts from Style Me Pretty and Bride and Breakfast, that it is a God-given passion and dream. All I can do then was to pray and hope for God's timing to start my own event styling and coordination business. I have a loooong way to go before I become like them but I know that journey will all be worthwhile. :')

So after a year of having online and offline classes on business and event management, reading numerous blog posts and being inspired by countless projects of designers, stylists and crafters, while being a full-time mom, I can finally say this is it! This is really is it! LOL

I can now write, Occupation: Event Stylist and Coordinator. Ha!

To start the business, I had my website done by one of my best friends, fellow nurse-but-not-a-nurse and web developer, Kylie ( I'm thankful she shifted careers; she's excellent in what she does now. And I got to pay "presyong kaibigan" for a professionally done site! Woohoo.

Here it is folks,

Please visit it and share it to your friends, especially the ones planning a wedding or any celebration anytime soon. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

S+J: Yellow and Teal I Do's

September 2012. One of my bestest best friends (no, actually sister from another mother) tied the knot. I was privileged to be their semi-stylist and coordinator. We only had a little more than a month preparation for their big day.

These are the few things I made for their wedding. The peg was lawyer weds an outlaw. Just kidding, Spencer! But seriously, since my friend is a law student, we added some elements of law. In fact, their invitation was like a court summon. I love how the bride wrote it. (Too bad I don't have a picture of it and other details. We are still waiting for the official photographers' photos.) For the other stuff, I added her love of paper, books and pens (pun intended).

One of the two photobooths. This also served as a welcome facade for the ceremony. I would have wanted it to be taller, if only the resort knows how to measure 6 feet. :) I made my own printed paper for this.

This part would have been awesome and fun if it was a success. I should have assigned a person to man it and not just relied on the guests to explore. Anyway, these are just bottles covered with yarn.

I printed the date on white pillow cases. I also made bride and groom pillows. Again, I don't have a photo of those. *sigh*

For the escort cards, we used the guests' aliases aka nicknames. ;)  Lesson learned: escort cards and seat assignments don't really work well with 400 guests (who most do not know how to RSVP, may I add).

For the table centerpieces, we used law books. I made small books that also served as table names. The names are anything about them. Tomato is the brand the bride loves. Others were Love, Bebe, Nike. The background was the cartoon my dear husband and number 1 supporter/ staff made for them. It was also used for the other (read: real) photobooth. 

The books had blank pages for the guests to write their messages on. It was a last minute (or week, to be exact) decision. If we have decided on it earlier, I should have made it like a slum book, putting questions like "How many children should S+J have?", "What should they name their first child?" and "What will S+J's first fight be about?".

 For the rest like the flowers, we just gave instructions to the venue on what we wanted. I got LOTS of lessons and insights from this wedding. Thanks, Nay and Pen for making me your stylist/coordinator. Your 10th anniversary will be much better! ;D

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sweet 60

2012. My Mom turned 60, though she does not look like it. She is a lady in every way (but also knows how to use carpentry tools). She likes flowers, nature and pretty little things. So I made her a sweet, lovely, and beautiful birthday celebration. Lots of flowers- in pink and white, chiffon and pretty prints.

The table centerpieces were small arrangements of carnations and bunch of asters in tall vases. The small vases were actually drinking glasses that cost Php 12 each. :) The tall ones are condiment containers. Each costs around Php 40. The real tall vases cost much more.

Found this cloth with a pretty print in my favorite fabric and craft store. (Baguio has a few of these so it's not hard to choose. :)) I used it as a table runner.


I made this psuedo-abaca balls with yarn, lots of glue, corn starch and water and balloons.

Mounted them with ribbons and pink flowers (forgot the name) as a "ceiling" decor. My peg for this part was the Twilight wedding.


Placed lots of simple floral arrangements all over the venue.

For the photobooth, I wanted it to look like an ethereal swing. :D