Sunday, January 22, 2006

final colors + theme + a lot more

after the long hiatus, it's time to keep the ball rollin' again. back to wedding preps, wedding preps, wedding preps! all the details of what brian and i had accomplished since november had clogged up our brains now. time to let them all out!

on dresses. remember my dilemma? well, the color saga had finally come to an end (at last!). when brian and i finally sat down with Francis, he was kind enough to help us choose colors for the dresses. since we've decided that the theme would invovle mainly of cherry blossom flowers and chocolate, we came up with these colors for the girls' dresses:
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the first two pink swatches (light pink and fuschia) are for the female entourage, with eggyolk (far right) as the accentuating color and salmon pink for the two moms. gown sketches for the female entourage has been drawn and finalized. the only thing missing are the barongs for the guys, which is brian's assignment in lucban, laguna, where we are hoping to get the best deal from.


and to incorporate the chocolate theme, brown shades will be visible on the little details such as the inivitations, cake, chocolate fountain(s) --one 35' tall + two 18' fountains (only if budget will still fit) and a few of the paraphernalia to be used at the wedding rites.

the cake. here's a scanned photo of the cake we wanted from the martha stewart weddings 10th anniversary magazine. our coordinator, jenne, gave me some cake101 lessons when i inquired about this. she said, since this type of cake is chocolate coated, gumpaste will be used instead of fondant. we chose the top most layer to be fruitcake (so we can save it and eat it a year later), and either apple walnut or banana walnut for the rest of the layers. we wanted the real thing so no dummies shall be used on this one.
cost: Php12,500.00
supplier: chocolato (?not sure if i spelled that correctly)


the invites. another inspiration spotted inside the martha stewart weddings 10th year mag. our invites are inspired by this theme. it will not exactly appear to be a replica of this since ours will have metallic chocolate brown as the outer cover, where dry embossed cherry blossoms are visible in the front flowing all the way to the back covers; 6'x6' in size; with several inserts for the big day's details, etc.,etc.... we're just practically taking the flower details on this one to suit the theme. the design hasn't been finalized yet so mock up invite photos to follow.
cost: Php85.00/set
supplier: Laguna Printing Press, Inc.



the placemats. (optional)... still from the martha stewart weddings collections. this is a neat idea where the placemat will have the menu written on it. we're still debating if we will include this one. heres the sample photo:
cost: Php35.00/piece
supplier: Laguna Printing Press, Inc.


these are only a few of what we have done so far. there are so many more things to write about. 'til the next post, fellas!

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