R&R Forever

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Hey guys! I haven't been blogging at my usual pace on what seems like my busiest week this year. Two of my closest friends just got hitched and I had several meetings plus my daily clinics in between. So yes, life is hectic but still fun especially when blessed with blissful occasions.

Image courtesy of Ian Celis
Anyway, I want to share with you my friends' destination wedding (turned weekend get-away) at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan. The couple loves anything vintage so it wasn't a surprise when they chose a rustic theme.

The venue, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, is a heritage park featuring the Filipino culture. This place is considered a living museum since it showcases Philippine customs and traditions via their 18th century-inspired community. Visiting this site is like being transported back in the Spanish colonial era.

Casa Jaen II

Casa Meycauayan

They have several houses or casas in the vicinity for overnight reservations and we were fortunate to have occupied two different casas. We spent our first night at Casa Jaen II and our last at Casa Meycauayan.

The Catholic wedding ceremony was held in a chapel within the resort followed by a Christian service at the garden area in the afternoon. Cocktails were served by the pool area and was concluded by a spectacular display of fireworks.

The reception was equally beautiful with good food by the resort's in-house caterer complimented by the best entertainment from The Bloomfields. This band has truly captured our hearts with their invigorating performance.

Additional perks of being a guest/bridesmaid? We were given these lovely gifts! A 16gb USB flash drive which resembles a Swiss knife by Victorinox and a bottle opener that looks like an antique key.

The next morning, we had the luxury of time to immerse in the beauty of the place via a guided tour. The view was breathtaking! You can pretty much see what I'm saying through the images. 

Overall, this once in a lifetime event was successfully and beautifully executed thanks to the joint efforts of the lovely couple, their supportive families, friends and dedicated suppliers. Speaking of suppliers, I can't keep my lips zipped on a certain unfortunate incident that the couple undeservedly experienced from their wedding coordinator. They originally hired Ms. Chinkie Agregado because she's one of the best out there but to the couple's dismay, her performance as a partial coordinator didn't go well. Her inability to make her presence "felt" especially nearing the event is an understatement. She may have been an effective coordinator in her other projects but definitely not with this one. Still, the couple wished her well before officially terminating her services.

Image courtesy of Ian Celis
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the wonderful couple, Roygien and Rochelle, for allowing us witness and celebrate this momentous occasion with them. Thank you for your unparalleled generosity and genuine kindness. I am eternally grateful to have both of you as my friends. Cheers to a happy life! We love you.


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