In 2013, one of the most devastating storms hit the Philippines--Haiyan or Yolanda. It affected thousands of families and destroyed towns and cities in the Visayas. The country was mourning.We partnered with The Inspire Initiative group, and decided to work together in raising help from the Philippine wedding industry (which we were all part of). Honestly, it was one of the most moving things to see. Numerous wedding suppliers in their respective fields poured out their talent and resources to give generously. Thus, we were able to do three different projects under this campaign: The Inspire Initiative Shoot Marathon, The Inspire Initiative Sale and The Inspire Initiative Benefit BBQ, which I will be showing you today.A family-style BBQ was a time for everyone to gather and be united with one heart and one desire--to bless others as we have been blessed, to be of help to our countrymen who suffered a painful loss, and to spend time with our fellow wedding suppliers as well.There was an amazing team of vendors who made the BBQ happen--see our list at the end of the post. These people went over and beyond to give their talents and resources and we really can't thank them enough. Those who attended contributed to the cause as well since ALL TICKET SALES WENT TO CHARITY. This post came a year late, we know, but it still serves as reminder to all of us that most areas hit by this storm are still on the hard road to recovery. Help can still go a long way today.See more photos of those who participated here.[caption id="attachment_31328" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This amount showed the proceeds from The Inspire Initiative Shoot Marathon which we we're able to award to Unicef during the BBQ.[/caption]
Jan 26, 2015
The Inspire Initiative is a project forged by members of the Philippine wedding industry as an effort to give its support to our countrymen who have been devastated by the super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). This endeavor consists of four different events whose aim is one: to gather contributions and donations for our brothers and sisters in the Visayas region.A number of the most talented wedding suppliers have partnered with The Inspire Initiative to make The Inspire Couple’s Shoot Marathon possible. And now, we want to invite couples to participate and make this endeavour a success.We always say we believe in true love, so what better way to live it out than to love our countrymen who are in dire need right now?Before I go into the details, I want to make it clear that ALL proceeds for The Inspire Couple's Shoot Marathon will go to relief and rehabilitation efforts done by UNICEF for typhoon Yolanda victims.Now on to the details... What is The Inspire Couple’s Marathon Shoot?We have gathered some of the country's most talented photographers, as well as the most creative decor stylists, hair and makeup artists, wardrobe stylists, and more. They will cater to 40 couples who will be able to go through 10 amazing set designs and be photographed, all in one day. This shoot is open to ALL couples (engaged, married, or even just dating).Where and when will this be?Mark your calendars for November 20, 2013 (Wednesday) at the Blue Leaf Events Pavilion, McKinley Hill, Taguig City. Time slots are available for two schedules--6:00am to 12:00pm (AM) and 10:00am to 4:00pm (PM).How much will participating in the event cost?The fee will be P8,500 per couple. This whole amount will go to our brothers and sisters who were devastated by typhoon Yolanda as all expenses for the shoot will be shouldered by the participating wedding suppliers.How will the shoot marathon take place?On the day itself, couples will go in for hair, makeup, and styling. Each photographer is assigned one set design. When the shoot proper starts, couples get to enjoy 15 minutes in each set design, then they move to the next as the buzzer goes off. How fun is that, right?!What do I bring?Be there on time with several outfits ranging from casual to formal. Don't worry! Once you've reserved a slot, the styling team will give you full details on how to go about wardrobe.How many couples can join?We are only opening this to 40 precious slots. Since slots are limited, we suggest that you sign up as soon as you can!So I want to join, what do I do?Register here: http://goo.gl/CbScQjOnce the maximum number of slots are reached per schedule (AM/PM), succeeding registrations will be placed on the wait list.If there is still an available slot for you, you will receive a slot confirmation email. This will contain payment details and other information.Payment options are BPI or BDO deposit, and credit card via PayPal. Once the maximum number of slots are reached, succeeding registrations will be placed on the wait list.Submit proof of payment (e.g. deposit slip, confirmation email) by November 14, 2013; 11:59pm to secure your slot.All unpaid slots will be given to the next couple on the waitlist. We can't wait for this to happen. May you be inspired to help!For any other questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Nov 13, 2013
As most of you know, The Inspire Initiative has been working hard in engaging the wedding industry, our readers, and those about to get married to take part in raising help for the relief and rehabilitation of those affected by typhoon Yolanda. We're thrilled to announce that the first two events, The Inspire Couple's Shoot Marathon, as well as the The Inspire Benefit Backyard BBQ were both a huge success because of the overwhelming support we have received. Today, I am delighted to announce another exciting way you can help.At exactly 9:00am tomorrow, December 2, 2013, The Inspire Initiative will be opening The Inspire Initiative Sale. For any couple looking for a good deal with great suppliers, this is one of the best ways you can help out. These vendors have graciously donated their services to the sale, and items will be sold at a discounted price. Proceeds will go to the rebuilding efforts of Habitat for Humanity. A portion of the sales will also be used to buy relief goods that will be distributed by Arugaan Creche, an NGO that is one of the top 10 advocates of breastfeeding in the Philippines. It doesn't get better than this!So head on to The Inspire Initiative Sale, and enjoy the best deals ever! Make sure you read the instructions on the How To Buy page before purchasing the wonderful services and products.Happy wedding shopping, folks!http://vimeo.com/79619312
Dec 01, 2013