Thursday, February 9, 2012

Up Where They Walk

I spoke too soon! Here are some more takeaways of the wedding. This is me doing last minute accessories/playing he loves me, he loves me not, while having my hair done.
Look at this stuff, isn't it neat? Wouldn't you think my collection's complete?
Wouldn't you think I'm a girl? The girl who has everything?
Look at this trove, treasures untold.
How many wonders can one cavern hold?
Looking around here you think, sure, she's got everything!
I've got gadgets and gizmos aplenty.
I've got whozits and whatzits galore.
You want thingamabobs? I've got twenty!
But who cares?

Thankfully, the bride! And I quote her, "We made sure that everything had meaning that day. I wore these handmade hair clips, personally made by my crafty sister and maid-of-honor. Truly 3x gorgeous."

And that is what I want my craft to be all about --- a bearer of happy vibes, unassuming glamour and loaded with meaning. :)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Girls In White Dresses

Being a woman of grand gestures, weddings paint a picture for me of life --- its meaning and its victories. Regardless of your thoughts on love (some say, stop looking for it; others say, do something about it!), there is no harm in taking a moment to just bask in the magic and energy of love.

Cliched and cheesy, maybe, but some moments, some milestones and some traditions will always resonate positively with people. It's impossible to simply ignore how special the day is for the bride and groom, and the ways in which it is definitely touching my own. Yes, I'm a woman of perpetual comparisons too. Haha!

But before we get ahead of ourselves, rest assured, this isn't a blog on weddings, relationships, loving-you-from-a-distance confessions kinda thing... #thesearemyconfessions

Not quite there yet. #onlyheavenknows :)

Anyways... So what ensues is a weekend (or a month) of romantic and comedic entertainment with maidzilla moments, memorable one-liners and several performances. Clearly, one-upmanship is in my DNA. #datsentertainment (Programs committee, yo!)

The wedding, the bride, the place was just beautiful. So naturally, things got sloppy on my end and I forgot all about the hair accessories I made for the bride and entourage... which brings us to this --- a wordy, hormone-charged, blog post to compensate for the lack of photos.

Hmmm let me see what I can do for you. This is me trying to be resourceful. Chenen! Playback Mentos jingle please!

Camera 1, Zoom in.
Jill wearing a purple flower pin with gold studs.
Floral hair wreath for the flower girls made by my mom. #givingcreditwherecreditisdue
Nothing gets to you, staying fresh staying cool, with Mentos, fresh and full of life!
Fresh goes better, Mentos freshness, fresh goes better with Mentos, fresh and full of life!
Mentos, the freshmaker!

Thank you, Print Screen. Thank you, Mentos.

Thank you, Esel and Gelo for the reminder that we can all use a little more love, a little more faith and sometimes a little swing dance. ;)

That's all.

(PPS --- If you guys still have photos of your hair pieces, photo reply here please: And there is no time limit. It's for my own personal consumption and happiness lang! Below is a sample hair clip I made for one of the girls. I used gold metallic flowers and adorned the other paper flowers with rhinestones.)