What a colorful year 2011 has been for Bride and Breakfast. It warms my heart thinking how we’ve met so many new friends through all these beautiful weddings. But before I go on with my emotional sentiments, I wanna make sure I end the year with some color. I was very touched with the letter the groom (YES, THE GROOM) wrote me in hopes that he could surprise his new wife. Here’s his letter and some flowery goodness.
Dearest Bride & Breakfast,
This letter is admittedly unorthodox in that it is the groom—and not the bride—who is writing to you. While I was heavily hands-on during the preparations, it was my lovely wife, Jennifer, who conceptualized everything from the theme—French-Bohemian or, as Jen terms it, “Pari(s)-Boheme”—to the smaller, oft-neglected details, such as the boutonniere. I still vividly recall her combing through innumerable websites and scrutinizing volumes of wedding magazines and similar literature to distill elements of what, at least for us, was a perfect wedding.
And I remember Jen reading through, and painstakingly studying, the content of what then was the Bride & Breakfast Blog—arguably modest in presentation and (online) presence, but unquestionably grand in vision.
I am writing to you now to not only congratulate you on your elevation to a full website, but also, and more important, to thank you for being such an immense blessing to us.
Further, this letter, assuming it is featured in your website, will not only be a delightful surprise to my wife (who is completely unaware of this letter), but also an opportunity to enable us, through you, to also aid couples (and even couples-to-be) in preparing for what readily is, and should be, the most memorable moment of their lives.
Atty. Andre R. de Jesus
Gowns and Bearers’ Suits: Veejay Floresca / Bride’s Shoes: Custom-made themed shoes by Pill Footwear / Groom’s Tuxedo: Randy Ortiz / Make-up Artist of Bride, Bride’s Mom, Maid of Honor: Don de Jesus / Make-up Artist of Groom, Groom’s Mom, Groom’s Sister-in-Law: Celeste Capulong-Echavez / Church: Transfiguration Chapel, Caleruega, Batangas / Reception: Ville Sommet / Caterer: K by Cunanan / Videographer: Threelogy / Flowers: Vatel Manila / Events Stylist: Dan Dragon / Music: Uno Ritmo / Coordinator: Darlene Tan-Salazar for Perfect 10 Weddings / Cake: Bizu / Emcee: JC Cuadrado / Invitations: Printsonalities / Photobooth: Baicapture / Lights & Sounds: Artuz 101 / Projectors: Metrotech / Photography: Paul Vincent Photography and Whimboy Echavez Photography