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The Engagement Shoot

Exactly a year ago we had the pleasure of working with Paul Vincent Photography and SecondSkin Make up by Jeri for our Engagement shoot.

When we were planning our wedding, both of us have decided to do a Modern Fairytale theme. So we wanted to carry out our theme from our engagement shoot to our actual wedding.

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DIY Button Bouquet and Boutonniere

December 07, 2015

Hi My Loves,

How time flies…I haven’t blogged for a while. I blame you retail life. Tis’ the season to be jolly..but not for us who works in the retail world. sigh. haha just kidding! it has its good side too…before you know’re off. It almost feels like Mr. Time is screwing with you because there’s not enough hours in a day…wait..that’s not even a good thing. lol. Please if you’re doing your Christmas shopping…be nice to that sales associate you’re thinking of yelling at…or to us merchandisers who’s trying to fold that sweater for the nth time because we can’t even see the whole collection we are desperately trying to set up nicely for your sake. wahhh…enough of my Monday rant.

Another thing that’s keeping me busy is prepping for my Modern Fairytale celebration which is approaching too quickly…128 days to be exact. Mr. Time..please. please. please. I’m not done yet! We had 2 years as I recall…what happened? hahaha

I spent some time last week every after work to make this bouquet and buttonaire for me and the future Mr. 🙂


Lips aren’t sealed: I have to be took me three trials to actually make this..the tutorials on google is helpful but if your trying to do things a little differently then its going to take you some trial and error moment.

Rock it once, Rock it twice, Rock it multiple times: I’ll use it as a display at home after the occassion. It’s colourful enough, it can add beauty in the living room 🙂

P.S. You don’t have to be InstaBroke just to post photos on InstaGram!


December 3, 2015
Style: Modern Royalty
Materials: Lace, Tafetta,
Pearls (broken old necklaces),
Buttons, Bendable Wire (22 gauge, 8 oz)
& Diamond Ring (old fake ring)


First try: I used the thin wire to put a stem through the buttons. But It wasn’t going in the foam because the wire I bought was too thin. If you’re making your own, make sure you buy the right kind of wire. It needs a thicker wire to make it stand. Not to thick because it won’t go through the buttons.


Second try: I added the thicker wire so I can poke through the foam but this time the wire was too thick and the ball was too small it can’t hold the buttons too well. I also find it harder to gather the buttons nicely.


Third try: I took everything out from the foam.


…..and I added more wires to make longer stems


I gathered the buttons like I was making a flower arrangement. I wrap the wire around each other. When I was satisfied with the button placements I added the fabric to hide the wires and ribbon to cover the stem.

Caution: Use tools to cut the wires and to wrap the wires. Also, be careful as the end of the wires might be really sharp.




December 6, 2015
Style: Modern Royalty
Materials: Lace, Tafetta,
Pearls (broken old necklaces),
Buttons, Scissors, Stick, Thick Paper, Thread, & Needle



Making the Boutonniere wasn’t that hard because I’ve already done a few of them with just different designs.


The only difference with this boutonniere design was that I had to use a stick and a thick paper to make an open scroll.

I gathered fabric to make a flower shape and just sewn in buttons in random places.

Then I placed them together with the scroll and wrote “I do”..just cause 🙂

Note to Self: Be creative, one design might not work but you will definitely end up with a better one 🙂


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Modern Fairytale

June 29, 2015

Hi My Loves,

I feel so blessed because of all the people that surrounds me. I get all the love and support I need from each and everyone of you. I believe that everything happens for a reason and that each person that you meet in your lifetime has a purpose.

I recently posted a Save the Date stop motion video with me and my Hugs for our Modern Fairytale celebration next year. I have such a fun time doing the photoshoot with the help of our two good-looking fashion forward friends. Our uber creative photographer Christopher Tayah and who else can help us better with our poses than an off-duty model, Finlay Porter who ended up being our Director for the day. hehe


Topher the epitome of peace and love is not only a creative soul but is actually a computer wiz. He literally did the first draft in 20 mins. The whole thing was pretty much done. The only thing that needed to be changed was the sequence, which took him just another 5 mins. I was in awe. I was literally screaming and tearing up because the video was beautiful. A bunch of photos that he took and made it into a stop-motion video. Praise worthy.


Fin with his creative mind as well and experience in modeling gave us pointers while we shoot. His quirky and bubbly personality still comes out but it turned out that he gets more serious when he directs. Another side of him that I’ve never expected. Love it. He made the shoot run smoother and faster.

With both of these beautiful minds combined. Our Save The Date Video was completed the very next day after the shoot.

Also, we’ve been so excited to wear the Infinity shirts and our Beauty & Beast hoodies for literally months!! most thoughtful gifts from our fave couple Sueanne Amisola and Dan Ramiscal. It totally completed our Modern Fairytale theme.

Lips aren’t sealed: I procrastinated a lot. Then the week we decided to do the shoot, it ended up to be my work’s inventory week where I get off at 4:30am for days. sigh. Day before the shoot is when I ended up scouting for a mint green outfit for Hugs, buy a mint green thread and sew my cropped top, skirt including the Tulle skirt I attached to the back of my actual skirt and I had to sew the sleeves of my blazer because I wanted it to look like a cape (inspired by BCBG’s cut-out cape blazer). I also had to iron/steam all our clothes and pack them in garment bags. Yes, night before the actual shoot day I was still frantically checking what I needed for the shoot..coz I had to work the morning of the photoshoot. hahaha Story of my life.

Rock it once, Rock it twice, Rock it multiple times: First look and third look is styled differently but we pretty much used the same outfit but by putting our hoodies.

P.S. You don’t have to be InstaBroke just to post photos on InstaGram!

June 14, 2015
Save the Date Photoshoot
Model: Glenn Reyes
Style: Uptown Preppy
Short Sleeve Shirt: Zara Man
Mint Green Shorts: Forever 21
Mint Green Shoes: Converse
Socks: HS
Model: Queen Bee
Style: Modern Ball Princess
Dress turned to Crop Top & Skirt: Sirens
Tulle Skirt: Hugs & Kisses Boutique Co. (Yours truly)
Mint Green Shoes: Converse


Model: Queen Bee
Style: Ritches to Rags
Mint Green Blazer: Vero Moda
(slit sleeves by me 🙂 inspired by BCBG)
Infinity Shirts: Online Store (gift)
Distressed Jeans: Sirens
Belt: Topman

Mint Green Shoes: Converse


Model: Glenn Reyes
Style: Uptown Preppy
Infinity Shirt: Online Store (gift)
Mint Green Pants: Zara Man
Mint Green Shoes: Converse
Squared Sunglasses: Tom Ford

Reversible Belt: Tommy Hilfiger


Outfit 1 + Beauty and Beast Hoodies
Online Store (gift)