Thursday, February 6, 2014

Live, Love, Travel

Hey everyone! Happy Hearts month! What are your plans for this month? As usual, I'm back from another long hiatus, but this time I have more stories and photos to share.

Last month, on the 10th of January I got married! Yes! I will be sharing pictures of our wedding on my future post.

Two weeks after we got married the hubby and I went on our honeymoon. We decided to go to Hong Kong since we love the place and figured that there were still places that we were dying to visit. We went to Hong Kong last year but with his family. So this time around it was just the two of us, getting lost together in the streets of Hong Kong.

 My OOTD for the first day includes this adorable dress from Sammy Dress which I ordered from here . I super love sequined embellishments on the peter pan collar for this dress. The fabric for the dress was absolutely perfect for that cool, breezy weather.

Thanks to Sammy Dress for this super cute dress!

 The mister and I did not have too many photos together since we forgot to bring our tripod and we were too shy to ask people to snap a photo for us.

Restaurant with a beautiful view.

 Street Art in Macau.

We didn't get to take as many photos as we had hoped to, but then the positive side to this was that we got to really enjoy the moment and take in all the scenery, the adventure. There are times when you are so busy trying to snap photos that you fail to make the most of that moment. I am guilty of going on vacays and taking as many photos as I can and while everyone chit chatted about what they did and got to spend time with and make wonderful memories all I can say was look at the photos I took of this and that.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Let The Holiday Festivities Begin

Tis the season to be jolly! The busiest season of the year is here and one of my most favorite holidays is just a few hours away.

The best thing about the holidays is that everyone puts in so much effort to try to make other people happy, to share their blessings and share their time to make beautiful memories with friends and loved ones.

Christmas parties here and there, yummy food everywhere, this is definitely not the season where you would find the word diet anywhere in my dictionary.

 Went to a glitzy birthday ball.
This is the birthday girl's granny. She doesn't even look like a granny. She is gorgeous. Oh and how lovely is her gown?!

The lovely birthday girl in her Michael Cinco ballgown.

The lovely birthday girl in her little gold number

My outfit for the ball. I wanted something vintage looking. And this is what the designer sketched up.

With the fabulous designer, Mr. Erwin Tan.

I've decked the halls around the house and this year mom. This is going to be a very memorable Christmas since this will be my last Christmas at home before I get married.

 Happy Holiday everyone!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Stressed, Desserts, and Something New

Hey guys, so I've been thinking...thinking a lot. This little corner of mine, ChinkyGirLMeL's Corner...It seems it is no longer fitting for me, by next year I will be married and will be 30 years old! I think it is time for me to turn over a new leaf.

I would really love it if you guys would continue to join me and my adventures on my new blog: MY CUP OF FANCY

The wedding day is coming closer and closer and I've had a lot on my plate.

I started wedding planning as early as February of this year in hopes that by the month of November I would be done with planning and spending the last two months of being single as stress-free as possible. Life doesn't always go the way we want them to sometimes and it seems that sometimes life can throw so much at you all at once.

Last November the hotel that we booked our reception with informed me via email that their one and only grand ballroom would undergo renovation on January of 2014 and with that, they would have to transfer our dinner reception to their Chinese Restaurant. No apologies were made via email, just a very short email informing me about the renovation. So anyhow with less than two months away, the fiancĂ©  and I decided to cancel our reception at that hotel and book with a different hotel instead.

And just when I thought things couldn't get any worse, I found out a few weeks ago that our invitation maker is no longer in business. All those weeks of going to the invitation maker and discussing the concept and design for the invitation...all that had gone down the drain. 

And to top it all off, I found out days later that the hair and makeup artist for my entourage is already out of the country. She didn't bother telling me that she was moving away. I only found out from other people. Tsk tsk tsk

I cried, for all those times I wasted with the wrong suppliers and I cried because of stress. But I am really glad that I have my future mister. He helped me to realize that our wedding day is definitely going to be a lot sweeter that we could ever hope for because we have overcome all these challenges together. Who knows, maybe on our wedding day we would even laugh at all these things that had happened.

Things will not always go the way we planned them to but I do know that things will always work out for the best.

I've had amazing people helping me out with all the wedding planning. Everyone has been pretty supportive and hands on.
For the wedding I've decided to go with different shades of pink. I wanted to be super hands on when it came to all the details. The bridesmaids and I thought it would be fun to design their bridesmaids dresses and see it come to life. We chose everything from the fabrics to be used, to type of tulle.

They say stressed spelled backwards is DESSERTS. Say no to stress and yes to desserts! My bridesmaids have come to the rescue, sharing calories with my besties.

My matron of honor and my bridesmaid. Two of my most favorite girlies in the world!
My matron of honor and bridesmaid.

 My two most favorite girlies in the world checking out wedding gowns.

I didn't really go wedding dress shopping with my two girlies. We actually went to one of my most favorite local designers and we dropped off all the cloths needed for their custom made bridesmaids dresses.

So with all this new adventure going on, I hope you guys will join me in this new stage over at MY CUP OF FANCY