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The Wedding - Part 6 (Photobooth)

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It's no secret that our favorite place in the world is the mystical island of Santorini in Greece. That is the reason why everything in our wedding was Greek-themed; from the colors, to the floral arrangement, the styling and the invitations. 
Fortunately we met Jiggie and the guys from Team OSS, who were able to take it a step further and actually teleport our guests to the island, if but for a moment! These are the photographs that captured the experience.

* The photo that started it all. (Santorini, 2013)

The Wedding - Part 5 (Reception)

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Last July 5, 2014, I married the love of my life.  These are the written chronicles of that beautiful day.
After the beautiful church ceremony and the channeling of our inner models with the pictorial at Raffles Hotel, came my most awaited part, the reception. I was excited because I personally had a hand in organizing much of the food, entertainment and libations for the evening. 
Hey man, if we're gonna throw a party like this once in our life, it might as well be the best party it can be!

* Our reception was held at the Blue Leaf Pavilion in McKinley Hill, Taguig. Not only was the venue perfect with its proximity to the Church and hotel, wide open space and high ceiling, Blue Leaf also had ample parking slots, a nice garden area outside and extremely well-kept restrooms.


The Wedding - Part 4 (Portrait)

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Last July 5, 2014, I married the love of my life.  These are the written chronicles of that beautiful day.
Being an only child, I find that trust is a very important word, seldom given and hardly earned.
Indeed, I am a believer of the age old adage, "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself." and can only truly count in one hand, the people that I have full faith in.
But with a master of his craft, like our photographer Oly Ruiz, at the helm, there was immediate and total confidence, assurance, and certainty, and it was our great pleasure to watch this genius work his magic.
These are the official portraits of that important day, courtesty of Mr. Metrophoto.

The Wedding - Part 3 (Ceremony)

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Last July 5, 2014, I married the love of my life.  These are the written chronicles of that beautiful day.

* For our wedding ceremony, we specifically chose the Magallanes Church in Makati due to its impressive architecture, steady vibe and proximity to the reception venue.

The Wedding - Part 2 (Bride Preps)

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Last July 5, 2014, I married the love of my life.  These are the written chronicles of that beautiful day.
* Down the hallway, in a much larger suite, my bride-to-be was getting ready for her big day.

The Wedding - Part 1 (Groom Preps)

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Last July 5, 2014, I married the love of my life.  These are the written chronicles of that beautiful day.

* On July 4, 2014, I checked in to my suite at the Raffles Hotel in Makati. After dinner with my parents and a late night visit from my cousins, I proceeded to write my vows on the huge desk in my room. At first I couldn't get my mind to settle down, so I went down to the Raffles Long Bar to get a drink (or three) and watch the World Cup match. The ideas flowed freely after. 

A Wedding in Tuscany - Castello di Vincigliata

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Being the fan of fairy tales and Disney movies that she is, my cousin, Rachel, decided to get married in an actual medieval castle. And since she is one of my closest female cousins (both in friendship and in age), I was stoked to be there!

Originally built in the 13th Century and located a few miles from Florence in the Fiesole Hill, the Castello di Vincigliata has been a family stronghold, a glass production center and a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II before finally settling down to it’s most fitting role, a wedding venue.



But it’s not just some medieval castle, it’s a haunted medieval castle!


Chillin

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The hounds chilling out in a rare moment of peace.


The Case of the Migrating Dog

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Shaggy the immigrant finally exploring the place where I have been disappearing to for the past 10 years. 


Favorite House Guest

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2:30am - Dog looking happy to be my guest for the evening rather than being home alone in his human female’s house.


2:45am - Dog rolling all over the bed, to get rid of my scent and replace it with his.



3:00am - Dog realizing that it’s friggin 3am, gives me the “WTF are we still awake?!?” look.



3:30am - No longer caring that his human male is taking his sweet time in checking his email, Dog starts to dream about food, cats and belly rubs.

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Derpina and Derp, Friendzone-free!!  4/22/12


Rockstar the Pilgrim

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Someone’s excited for his trip to Jerusalem!








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Dinner at Monicca’s House 3/10/12
Special thanks to her Tita and Orlando-basedSuperstar ChefJehann Richardson:

Caprese Salad

Mini Quail Eggs Benedict

Baked Mussels and Oysters

Asparagus with Bearnaise Sauce

Mushroom Risotto

Pasta with White Truffle Oil

Roasted Prime Rib





Every. Morning.

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Me:  Wake up, boy!
Rockstar:  5 more minutes!!!