Cena Favolosa!

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(TOP: crop, striped; from Mita Bo/ VEST: denim; Rave Max/ SKIRT: sheer; from Mommy Babe/ PURSE: Michael Kors/ SANDALS: SM Department Store/ EARRINGS: thrifted from an estate sale/ BRACELET: studded leather; Forever 21/ WATCH: New York and Company/ RING: Forever 21)

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Props to Roxi for the sumptuous dinner (and wine of course), as expected nothing short of fabulous. Thanks my dearest for hosting a catch-up/ “welcome-Marco” dinner. I would’ve probably just kept him to myself if it weren’t for you.  You are  much appreciated, my love!

With us the waiting game is fun—we take tons of photos. Haha.

Such a lovely candid photo of the Garcias.

Mi Marco. Te amo. 

Once again, Vynna starring as ‘Sleeping Beauty’.

Excuse my humongous arms.

When Roxi hosts…she HOSTS. Thanks my love!

Napkin He/ART/: “Cat in Control”

The healthy…

…and the not so healthy. To die-for.

Blessed with this bunch. Thank God!

The entire wall was a mirror—I couldn’t resist. #selfie

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Of Weddings and MORE Weddings…

If I didn’t know any better, I’d probably think that getting hitched is the “IN” thing right now. My schedule has been crazy packed hopping from one Bridal Shower to an Engagement Party to a Couple Shower and then Weddings, I’m barely keeping up and I’m running out of things to wear. I’m not necessarily in the “shopping state” right now as I’m also saving up for my wedding next year.

Josephine Viajar & Ian Roy Dipasupil

June 15, 2013

Saint Francis De Sales Catholic Church

Marriage—a wonderful gift from God

This ” thumb print” tree is so shabby chic—I LOVE IT!

Peks invading the Dipasupils’ Wedding.

THE table to be in—Table 23!

Cute DIY idea, using wine corks as place card holders.

My brother and I posing with the mini version of us.

Took a photo of the couple and it had to be this, right? Haha.

Iyah Soriano & Raniel Posadas

June 24, 2013

Saint Martha Catholic Church

 

DIY Bridal and Bridesmaid bouquets.  Looks professionally made.

Someone’s practicing his ring bearer duties.Haha.

Jo, laying down the bridal gown and accessories for a photo op

And here she is…This is IT Iyah!!!

Impressed with this simple and classy fondant cake made by one of the bride’s co-workers. Awww, how sweet.

Even the backdrop for their DIY photobooth was ordered online.

The Ring bearer, The Groomsman and The Bridesmaid—Ramas Siblings at the Reception.

Pretty in blush doing our Bridesmaid duties

From one Posadas Brother….

To Another…Rad and Jo’s turn next year!

It’s at weddings when I’m missing my fiance more. I miss you MARCO!

Great Gatsby Glamour

CONFESSION: For a month or so now, I’ve been hanging out less with my girls just so I could get used to the fact that they won’t be here in Houston for awhile. Every single one of them except our baby girl (Nikki) is flying to Cebu, Philippines to be there on the Big Day. As much as I would have wanted be there, I have my own wedding planning (and saving) to do and I actually thought focusing on the fact that my fiance is coming to visit would take away the envy I was feeling inside. Coincidentally, due to some complications, his schedule to come here was moved back and so I am totally stuck here in Houston alone and yes I am completely jealous. GREEN-EYED MONSTER ALERT!!! I wish I found out about this schedule earlier so I could have looked for a way to go home not only for Ann’s Wedding but also for Tiny’s Wedding, my own wedding planning and most importantly Marco’s transplant. Frustrating as it is, I know God has his own plans and I’m guessing he wants me to be here in Houston right now. <sigh>

In anticipation of Charles and Ann’s wedding, I’ve finally decide to post SOME shots of “that” night and some will NEVER make it into this world of social media. They will stay locked in my hard drive never to see the light of day (unless the bride asks for it, haha). I tell you, my whole notion of bridal showers have been forever changed and up to this day a part of me is still in complete shock. And as the saying goes:

“…what happens in (fill in with name of place) stays in (fill in with name of place)”

In this case “What happens in Zaza stays in Zaza” or maybe not.

Bridal Shower Prep Team at our Hotel Zaza suite. Roxi, Vynna and Jasna.

Home made glamour food by the one and only Amil Almacen. Isn’t he amazing?

Oh btw, did I mention they’re all fabulously healthy.

Amil, our personal master chef, in the flesh. Awww…sweetest brother ever.

Me, Jas and Vynna

The Bride, Ann, and her girls

The Bride and her Cock Cake.

(Note: I’d like to remind you ALL that this was a bridal shower and everything you see was meant for sheer entertainment only meant to amuse/tease the bride. If you want to pass rash judgement, leave them else where)

Bride-to-be’s. We are currently happily engaged (not to each other, duh) . haha.

Keep those drinks coming.

Girls just wanna have fun…You can tell they did.

#OOTN (Outfit of the Night) photo taken by Nikki posted on my Instagram. Add me: reginaramas

Yes, I went all out and bought my first personal wig and I’m not sure how I stuck all of my hair inside it but I’m proud to say I rocked the Great Gatsby Bob. Yahoo!

…And there you have it, a short and “milder” recap of the night that should not be mentioned. Haha.

Congratulations in Advance and Best Wishes to the one of the best “couple friends” I have. You know I love you both so much. I can’t wait to see you Mr. and Mrs. Charles Garcia. Mwah!

~Rhea

Lace on Lace

NOTE TO SELF: It would help to CLICK on the PUBLISH button. Haha.

So when I said on IG ‘new post up tomorrow’…ummm…yeah, that never happened so here it is. I do want to apologize for the pixelized photos. I’m not really sure what’s wrong with Reno (my Canon EOS) but he’s been messing up a lot lately so ugly pictures were taken during Charles and Ann’s wedding shower. Ugh.

(TOP: 5,7,9/ SKIRT: Weavers/ PURSE: Forever 21/ HEELS: Wet Seal/ NECKLACE: Philippines, from Mommy Babe / EARRINGS: Aldo/ WATCH: New York and Company/ BRACELETS: Forever 21, Buffalo Exchange; from Katsie)

Haven’t worn these 2 colors in awhile: Light Pink and Lilac—my two most favorite colors.

Gold: I’ve noticed is most of the time my -go-to jewelry. Polished in an instant.

Today’s statement necklace

Awkward feet pose but I had to show off the strappy details on my heels.

The bride-to be, Ann, starting the dress up the mannequin (blindfolded) game. Haha. This should be interesting.

The PRO, Roxi, at work. Haha, I’m kidding love.

Refusing to touch that scarily sculpted guy mannequin’s torso.

FAIL. Underwear on the wrong side. Haha.

Mmmhmm mane…the quickest one so far.

Muyi’s turn…she’s struggling too.

Ice, sooooo done with it!

And the winner is…JASNA.

Someone didn’t take her turn and decided to take a terno pic with Amil. Vynna and Amil flexing their…stripes. haha

Not only do I have a thing for Lace, I also have a thing for Chandeliers hence the photo

Wasted photos just coz Reno was sick, these photos are soooo blurry. What a great time to mess up. Tsk.tsk.

Almacens, I’m just gonna have to steal a copy from you guys. Thanks.

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Rehearsals today were cancelled mainly because I think the director was satisfied with our run the night before, or maybe they had to fix some technical stuff with the stage. I don’t exactly remember but either ways I was just glad that I got today off. I made it to the HH at Claudia’s place (those are always fun) and right after that Vynna and I headed to Charles and Ann’s wedding shower which I really didn’t want to miss. Ecstatic that I made it coz all of the girls were there (well, except for Hessa ofcourse enjoying PI and all) and as usual we had a very interesting afternoon. It’s always a blast with this crazy bunch. Always.

~Rhea

And This Is How You Do a Pyjama Party

“I  cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of  friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life  a lot more fun…”

Charles R. Swindoll

Seems like we just can’t get enough of each other (haha) that’s why a Thanksgiving party with these people is rightly due. I have to admit that you guys have given me something to look forward to during the weekends (and even on the weekdays sometimes), other than my usual inconsistent Skype dates with Marco. And thanks to you, I am actually learning to enjoy life in a less rigid way, still learning to be carefree as we speak; all of you are my walking stress-relievers. It’s been proven–y’all are not just for the good times. Thanks my dearest(s).

 

Because we went all out on preparations

An all-girls picture before the rest gets here, or else there will be crowding. Of that I am sure. Haha

Hot Momma: Vynna and her mommy duties.

Terno forever….sheesh you boys are too much

Spot the not…there’s two of them. Haha

Our lovely host(ess). Thanks for having us dear.

Amil, Paulo, Katsie and Roxi

Fluffy Friends

Paulo and Katsie

Nikki getting comfortable

with my loves Vynna and Hessa

If you could just read our SMS conversation prior to the party, it’ll get you laughing. I’m telling you when all of us are lazy we can be an indecisive bunch. No theme was set for the night, we just thought that would be over the top so I assumed to come in a semi-cocktail dress for a Thanksgiving Dinner would suffice. And then we got that “you can bring your pyjamas and comforter” text from Roxi. All it meant was ‘anyone who has had too much to drink can sleep over’ but of course it was misread as ‘ we’re having a pyjama party’ and that’s where the confusion all began. In the end, we all decided that we wanted to be comfortable and that dressing up would be a waste of outfit since we’re not going out anyway so sleepwear for the night it is. That didn’t stop all of us from adding up little quirks to our outfits. Haha. FAKEERRRSSSSS. Yeah right, as if we all sleep like this—Falsies, Pearls, Beanies and Minnie Mouse Ears. Hai, we’re too much for our own sake. I’m not complaining though, not at all…

Happy Post Thanksgiving!

x’s: More photos up in Facebook!

~Rhea

Here’s a little clip from the party. Yey to karaokes and being Filipino..haha.