A lot of my best blessings this year is somehow related to this blog. I never thought Bride and Breakfast would grow this much this soon. But of course I have all of you to thank! Our success is all because of God's gracious blessing, amazing weddings, beautiful couples, talented suppliers and our supportive readers who make Bride and Breakfast what it is.When God moved my heart to write, I noticed how pursuing this blog and marriage has so much in common. And the word that comes to mind is COMMITMENT. Commitment to give your best, commitment to share your heart, commitment during good days and bad, commitment to love what you're committed to. And that's what B&B is all about. I write because I'm committed to the passion God has given me and to what this blog stands for: Truth, Beauty and Love.Here's to 2011 as we take our Bride and Breakfast journey with all of you hopeless romantics and lovers of beautiful things. May 2011 be blessed!Hugs and Love,
Jan 03, 2011
In "The Nook"
I've been married for three wonderful years to an amazing husband. And when I say wonderful, I don't mean problem-free. And by amazing, I do not mean perfect. In fact, to be honest with you, I'm sure I've failed the best-wife-in-the-world description more than I'd care to admit and so has Ian (as a husband I mean). But that's a whole new post that I'm pretty sure I'd be sharing sooner or later.As I've shared before, I am equally passionate about family life as I am with weddings. That's why when I read this article from RELEVANT Magazine, a Christian website that talks about faith, culture and intentional living, I couldn't help but share. The three things Tyler Ward talks about are SOOO TRUUUEEE!!! He totally gets the whole picture. Fortunately these principles were also passed on to us early in our marriage by couples Ian and I consider as real life role models, those who've shown us the amazing design of God for marriage. Whether you are about to get married, or already are, or even if you're still far from getting hitched, this article will really add so much wisdom and light on the richness and fullness of a wonderful married life.Source: RELEVANT Magazine
Feb 20, 2013
In "The Nook"
It's always such a treat to go to destination weddings since it means a quick holiday for me. A few days ago, my husband Ian and I celebrated our 3rd year anniversary. So flying to Cebu for my bestfriend's wedding turned out to be an anniversary celebration as well.A welcome basket surprised us when we got to the hotel and it was filled with the yummiest treats of Cebu. I really thought I wouldn't be able to fit in my gown the next day. That's my Julia, always thinking of ways to pamper people!As usual, my darling husband was there to goof around! For those of you who don't know, he's the IT genius behind our simple blog. Don't know what I'd do without him!The first day was spent having a massage with the bride-to-be in CHI spa at Shangri-la Mactan. I didn't get to take a photo since my phone ran out of battery. But wow! that massage was AMAZING! You even get your own villa (talk about VIP treatment!).In the evening, we met up with a couple of up and coming Cebu suppliers, who we're collaborating with (yup, it's gonna be something really gorgeous!). I was thrilled to finally meet Marlon Capuyan, his wife Mildred, and Gizelle of Cuckoo Cloud Concepts. Our meeting took about 5 minutes since they knew exactly what I wanted for our project. So yeah, our ideas just clicked! I love when that happens. Afterwards they were so gracious enough to treat us in this ridiculously delicious Italian restaurant called Giuseppe's. Their quattro formaggi pasta was heavenly. I gobbled it so fast I forgot to take a photo.As for the wedding day, I'm pretty sure I'd be writing more about it when I get the official photos. But I absolutely loved my dress by Ito Curata so I decided to post a nice photo of the entourage. Loved the colors! My bestfriend Julia was beyond beautiful in his creation as well, everyone was talking about her gown! She is really one of the most beautiful brides I've seen, and I'm not just saying that cause we're friends! She really looked breathtaking! It was certainly such a privilege to stand with her as her Matron of Honor and celebrate 20 years of wonderful friendship.How time flies. Look at us here. Probably one of our not-so-breathtaking photos. Hilarious right?
Feb 04, 2013
In "The Nook"