Long time, no blog. Ugh, commitments in every direction have been pulling us … well, in every direction, which means almost no time to blogourheartsout.
We were really looking forward to seeing our printer tomorrow, Printsonalities, but something happened and the appointment has been postponed to next Tuesday. But we’ll let you know how that goes for sure.
As for the florist… it’s been a mixed bag with this florist thing. Cos at first, Jun Hen was recommended to us by almost everyone (all the planners we had talked to, designer, blogs, press coverage…) but then slowly, but surely, we’re getting the same response from the same said sources – he’s ‘stretched too thin,’ he’s ‘hard to pin-down for an appointment,’ sometimes there are ‘multiple bookings for one day’… This is all heresay, so reader (bride) beware. 🙂 But (Cathy) thought (she’d) put it out there for all of you ladies (and gents, heck) who are considering florists. But we know from our end that it’s been hard to nail him down to a day and date for a meeting to talk about ideas, costs, etc., so for now, we are going to meet with another recommendation by Chinkie, Angel from Tropical Blooms.
We were told that Angel is really good with the whole boxed floral arrangement centerpiece thing (read: no high centerpieces), that he has a great eye for flowers, for props, and is also quite good with event styling. So naturally, we’re excited to meet him tomorrow morning. With (cathy’s) mom of course, who insists that the flowers have to be beyoooootiful.
So we promise, promise, promise to follow-up on that tomorrow after the meeting.
Oh, before we forget, Michi Calica recommended a florist to us today, Evelyn of Lily Flower Boutique (click here to read more about her). I like that she’s pro-Pinoy flowers. I think we may check her out anyway after meeting with Angel.
Too many options.. not always a good thing.
On another note, we promised to write on our photog and videog choices.
With Terry (photog), it was pretty easy. We looked at his website (loved the candid, posed portraits, photojournalistic reception and ceremony shots), looked at his price (45k all-in, meaning w/ images on CD, coffee table style album in black; no prenups tho as jay and i aren’t sure about the prenup thing… we’re thinking that if we do it, we might go the lomo way). He said he can give us the album within 3 weeks of the Big Day so we were happy with that. He was very easy to talk to, a chipper guy (tho a note to others out there who want to meet with him, he disclosed to us that he’s not a morning person, so think he may be chipper past 11 am; we met at 9 am, arf!). And we were happy with his samples (coincidence – the album we looked at had the wedding of Dra. Barbaran’s sister, (cathy’s) derma at Belomed). Chinkie said that she’s worked with him as well and that he’s a really nice guy, so we booked him on the spot.
As for Threelogy… think that there was no way we were going to drop 90k for Jason. He’s fabulous but it wasn’t going to happen because we would have to make concessions elsewhere in the budget. And it was either Jason and no bomb choir (or) Threelogy (read: bomb video) and a bomb choir. So of course we took the latter!
And also because we had a lovely time chatting with CJ from Threelogy at their studio in Teacher’s Village. He showed us a sample, we talked some more about the different weddings, different styles. Then he took us into their editing lab and we showed him our blog … shameless 🙂 and also some of (jay’s) work on clickthecity. Then he said that he now feels pressured to do a good job with our vid (yea!!) because he knows that he has in-the-know critics in this groom and bride. And we told him that we’ll yell at him if he’s not covering a shot that we want … just kidding. Good times with CJ, nice guy and very easy to talk to. And Threelogy’s work speaks for itself so we walked outta there and booked them on-the-spot (well, he gave us a 5-day window, so Jay deposited the down the next morning, but the verbal booking was on-the-spot).