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title pic The Bride – A Woman of Grandeur

Posted by admin on May 31, 2012

A Filipino woman given much importance and significance in society.  This is further emphasized in the tradition prior to the act of matrimony.

Our male ancestors during the pre-Hispanic era have the compulsory customary law of offering a dowry to the woman he so desires to marry.  Unlike in some countries where tradition dictates that the bride brings a dowry to her husband at marriage.

The Spanish and American periods saw the practice of customs, namely, the “pamanhikan and panilbihan” for a husband in professing undying love and fortitude to the woman.

Pamanhikan is a term to describe a man seeking the woman’s father attention and approval to marry her daughter. It is a social meeting of both families with foods and drinks being served.  Panilbihan is a term to describe the period of servitude by a man, conducting household chores in a woman’s house.

The proof of the burden in professing endearment to the woman he loves is on the shoulders of the man.   Seeking among family members approval gives undue pressure, if one could imagine.   But, sad to note, this is perhaps rarely or no longer a practice being performed by   young couple nowadays.

A clear manifestation in honor of the family’s daughter bound to be wed is the lovely Filipino tradition called the “despedida de soltera.”

It’s a send off dinner party given days before the wedding.  For daughters’ of every family, it is a fitting tribute of saying good-bye to a life of maidenhood and also a gesture of wishing her a blissful life towards the state of matrimony.   It is also a way the family indicates their stamp of approval and their bestowal of blessings on her.  Usually, it is a gathering of families, both of the bride and groom to know each other.

Come next is a social norm practice to also honor the bride to be that is not hosted by immediate family members is called the bridal shower.   It is a party organized by close friends and held anywhere.  The choice of venue is for the hostess to decide.

Never has feminism been placed aloft on a pedestal, as the foresaid events are aptly described.   It set forth the respect and love for a woman days before her wedding.

The dignity of a woman, indeed, is worth mentioning and exacting in the formalities of marriage ever since.  A defining moment for a bride….  Truly a woman of grandeur to exalt….

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title pic Filipino Old Fashion Courtship

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Inherent to Philippine society and culture are rules and standards set out during the period of courtship that a suitor extends not only to the Filipino woman but to the family as well. Alongside with the manner that a Filipino woman undertakes during the period of courtship, is given insight.

However, these practices nowadays are a dime a few.   So here goes, just to mention some, to reminisce the period before the onset of the twentieth century.

Filipino men are by nature romantics at heart in courting the woman they love. Recounting the stories as told by our grandfathers, a Filipino male suitor was not perceived to be aggressive and arrogant in the manner of courting.

Their expression of interest to a woman is shown in a subtle and mild manner way, to the point of even avoiding startling gestures to the woman they desire to be taken as offensive.     Their expressions of interest to the woman are of many forms, such as, rendering love songs, poems, and letters of endearment and the bestowal of gifts.

In a rural setting, one delightful show of endearment is the practice of serenading the woman at night.  This practice influenced and adopted by male Filipinos during the Spanish colonization is now a thing of the past.

The Filipino women not so long ago attributed character traits akin with the Maria Clara style of disposition.  A testament to the influence of the Spanish colonization, the style of disposition is a description of the manner the Filipino woman exudes to be regarded as a conservative kind.  The woman is a prize to catch the heart of a Filipino man, worthy to be taken as a wife.  So to speak.

The following are some rules that a woman observes when courted.

They neither deny nor confirm their feelings towards the person. There are instances the woman will avoid the man just to test the persons’ fortitude.  In summary, they subject the man to any imaginary ploy to playing hard to get, to test the strength of character.

The illustrations above are but some of the traditional courting practices that no longer are existent.   Western cultural traditions have over taken and replaced the traditions once cherished by our grandparents.   Even the woman with a Maria Clara style of disposition is now a rarity.   So much so, if a man finds one at the moment, the woman certainly is a treasure to keep for a life time.

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title pic The Reception

Posted by admin on May 29, 2012

Amidst the economic difficulties everyone is facing at present, the reception part is the most taxing detail that drains our financial resources in the wedding preparation.  This is further emphasized and described in the following scenarios.

title pic Weddings and Debut 2012 Bridal Fair: February 17-19, 2012

Posted by admin on February 11, 2012

Weddings and Debut 2012 Bridal Fair
February 17-19, 2012
SM Megatrade Hall 1, 2 and 3
SM Megamall

For Inquiries:

The Wedding Library
Telephone No: (632) 638-5791, 926-6993

Weddings and Debut Bridal Fair

Weddings and Debut Bridal Fair

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title pic Artic Aircon Rental

Posted by admin on August 21, 2011

About Artic Aircon:
Our company is engaged into RENTAL of different kind of Air-Conditioning Unit, varying from 5 toners up to 350 toners that can be used for indoor and outdoor applications. We have Commercial, Industrial and Special Events for types of application that we could do service to.

Application Type:
Commercial – back up water chiller air-con for building / office use
It can be use for:
Data Centers
Transmitter rooms
Storage rooms
Production Shootimg / Taping
Warehouse / Supermarkets/ Retail Stores

Industrial – back up water chiller air-con for buildings / office use / production and machine use
It can be use for:
High Speed Cutting Machine
Food Processing Machine
Additional Ventilation for Production Area

Special Event
It can be use for:
Wedding – church / reception
Private Parties
Corporate Parties
Christmas Parties
Product Launching

Mobile Phone: 09175410400
Address: 2840 Zamora St., Pasay City, Philippines

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Posted by admin on August 7, 2011

Annalyn Paniza has created a name for herself by making women feel confident and beautiful without the look of heavy makeup. “Every woman is all different and each one is unique,” says Anna, “I love to enhance a woman’s natural beauty, and to make her shine, not her makeup.”

Anna’s editorial work has been highlighted in pages of numerous Philippines showbiz magazines such as S Magazine, Celebrity living, Sense and style to name a few.

Along with Anna’s entertainment industry credits, she has also made-up hundreds of brides and their bridal parties. Her ability to bring out the best features in a person with a light touch and attention to detail, while catering to each bride’s current style and comfort level, has left her highly sought after by local wedding gurus and clients alike.

Anna can cater to bridal parties of any size and will travel locally and internationally. Anna is now based in Pasig, her home where she continues to share her expertise with her Filipino clientelle.
Contact Name: Annalyn Paniza
Location: Manila, Philippines
Address: 5C Jennys avenue Rosario Pasig city
Postal Code: 1606
Tel.: 0917-574-8546

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title pic AFama Photography

Posted by admin on July 29, 2011

AFama Photography Precious details, Beautiful candids, Treasured once in a lifetime
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wax candles for wedding

Real Wax Flameless Led Candles are fire safe battery powered wax candles made from real wax. An ingenious new technology allows flickering light to glow from within creating the appearance of a warmly glowing candle. The internal light source is a special lifetime LED Bulb which glows and flickers like a real fire-burning wick. Our Flameless Candles are so realistic you’ll have to look twice to notice there’s really no flame or hazard of fire. A slightly recessed or blackened wick completes the illusion. Flameless Candles combine absolutely realistic wax exteriors with state-of-the-art flicking LED bulb technology which mimics the behavior of combustible candles without the danger. Flameless, battery operated candles, are wonderfully worry free. They can be placed near decorations, dried flowers, curtains and are safely reassuring near children and pets. Perfect for Wedding receptions. So put away the matches and the annoyance of soot, Flameless Candles are the smart way to entertain.

Our battery operated candle is made from real wax with flickering LED lights. Glows like a real candle! Measures 3 Inches in Diameter x 6 Inches Tall. An on / off switch is conveniently located on the bottom.

Real Wax / Kid Friendly Safe Worry Free LED Light Source No Flame, No Drips, No Mess Realistic Flicker and Glow

Real Wax Flameless Led Candles are the safe alternative over an open flame. Perfect around children or pets, near furniture or curtains, or even outside on your deck or patio. You can enjoy the ambiance of a real candle without the fire hazard.


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title pic The 3rd Party Wedding Planners

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Weddings are not only coordinated, they are also planned. Planned to perfection, that is. The 3rd Party ensures that your wedding will be as perfect as can possibly be. We combine tastes, textures, scents, sounds, and looks so that you can celebrate the start of a new phase in your lives with style.

Wedding Planner Philippines

Full Planning and Coordination
The 3rd Party will guide you from conception to completion. First, we help you come up with a wedding statement for a clearer picture of how you want your wedding to go. Should it be fun, elegant, solemn, candid, dramatic, whimsical, earthy . .  . ? Second, we match your descriptions with recommended suppliers who fit your kind of wedding. That done, The 3rd Party will handle the rest of the details so you’ll be anxiety-free the rest of the time because we believe that the difference is in the planning.
Hand-Over Planning and Coordination
When you find your hands too full, we’ll do the rest for you. We continue the plans you’ve started but have no time to follow through. We refine all the loose ends so that each detail ties up into a clear and perfect knot. When things just seem to fall into place, The 3rd Party surely had a hand in that.
Crossover Planning and Coordination
We have the answers to your pertinent questions, plus more. Acting as consultants, we advise you on how to go about your planning and supplier search. Paired with Wedding Day Planning and Coordination, you’ll be assured of planners that are aware of every step you took before the big day.
Wedding Day Planning and Coordination
Do away with the jitters and let The 3rd Party handle those crucial days before, during, and after the “I do’s.” Our 3-day plan gives you the time to relax and prepare for more important things so that when you look back at those days, you’ll remember the excitement, not the anxiety.
Special Events and Other Celebrations
The 3rd Party plans other events as well – debuts, anniversaries, Christmas parties, and birthday bashes.




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title pic Just Right Wedding Coordinators

Posted by admin on July 25, 2011

Recommender by many: Just Right Wedding Coordinators


1. On The Day Wedding Coordination – 8,000 PhP (just add 2000 PhP for an Emcee)

(Hiring a professional Wedding Coordinator just for the Wedding Day, to organize and manage details)

Services includes: (applies to all packages)

Free Initial consultation
Unlimited phone calls and e-mails to and from a client
Ceremony & Reception Site Visit /Ceremony and Reception Layout
Developing timeline
Overview vendor contracts, contact vendors prior to the Wedding Day (confirming vendor commitments double-checking the details, decisions, and services that you have already contracted for).
Provide Timeline to each Vendor
Direction of the Rehearsal
[Upon Request] Rehearsal attendance and coordination (organize and explain to your wedding party their individual responsibilities, positioning, and timing of the events). Itinerary given to Bridal Party at Rehearsal. Distribution of timeline to Bridal Party (as prepared by Bride)
Wedding Day Timeline (formulate a master plan for the entire day, so that you can rest assured that the details are in place and the event is being managed by a professional
Wedding Day Coordination (Bridal Party assistance, Ceremony & Reception)
Ceremony –keep things running on schedule, be there to remind everyone of their roles, and handle the payment of the clergy, musicians, and other vendors, keep everyone calm, handle any crisis, and send you down the aisle without any problems
Reception-Coordination and direction of Wedding Day events (set hours). Coordinate the Florist, Caterers, Cake, Band or DJ, and all other vendors. Will make sure things run smoothly, so that no detail gets overlooked, and will act as a buffer between the vendors and you (the couple) as you enjoy your Wedding
Keep track of Guest book
Last minute emergency kit

2. Half-way Wedding Coordination/Partial Management and Planning – 10,000 PhP

(For couples who wish to plan more of the wedding themselves)

3. Full Coordination/Full Time Management and Planning – 15,000 PhP

(Coordination and budgeting of the wedding from start to finish)

Upon sign up with us, we will provide support in the Planning and Management by having scheduled meetings and consultations with the couple and suppliers until your wedding day thru Hotel, Church and Reception Coordination.

Our Manpower: (for On-the-Day, Half-Way, and Full Coordination)

5 Persons (composed of 1 Personal Assistant, 2 Hotel Coordinators, 2 Church Coordinators). These 5 members will regroup and coordinate during the reception/event.

Our Resources:

Equipped with a service vehicle, handheld radios, and uniformed crew members.

Email us:

Or call us:

Ms. Mhai – 09274253354 (globe) / 8439855 (landline)
Ms. Lanie – 09196363646 (smart)
Ms. Liza – 09065538160 (globe)

leave us your complete details:
Your name:
Event type:
Event Date and Time:
Reception venue:
Number of guests:
Contact numbers:


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