Sunday, September 29, 2013

Cash and Unique Gifts For Our Wedding!

For our wedding, we were thrilled that many of our friends chose gifts from our Bridal Registry with SM . But of course, we are very grateful to some friends who gave us generous cash gifts instead like my best friend Dearie Tan & family, Mayor Joel and Atty. Brenda Ruma, ninang Loida Morante, client Josie Atento, my friend Leily Tumulak from Colorado, Atty. Jeanne Serrano from California, Sister Fely Santos and my friend Judith Mayocyoc from Baguio. The cash gifts we got is significant enough to let us afford an LED 40 inches TV, LG home theater, 3 - in - 1 Canon Printer, Scanner and Copier, micro fiber pillows and still looking for what we truly need for our new home! We also appreciate many guests who "went off-registry" and gave us a special, personalized, unexpected gift.
Water Purifier and Ozone Food and Water Sterilizer from Taiwan are two unique gifts ideal for our healthy living and these are courtesy of my friend, business partners Ms. Doris Chen and Ms. Cristy Antonio. They will also be hosting us for our honeymoon in Taipei.
Speaking of honeymoon, we missed our ninong former Senator Joey Lina at our wedding because of an illness, but he texted us to say he is giving us an overnight stay with buffet breakfast at the historic Manila Hotel which he manages. We availed of the gift on my birthday [October 1] and so happy to stay at a Superior Deluxe room at the Presidential Suite floor with view of Manila Bay. We surely love the lavish room but what I really like is an LCD TV in the bathroom - and of course the sumptuous buffet the next morning!
I love this decorative shell mirror especially knowing how this gift journeyed all the way from Tacloban lovingly carried by my good buddie from law school Ms. Mia Arteche. She arrived early at the Manila Temple [but venue for wedding ceremony was changed to Estancia Hotel in Tagaytay] and so she missed my wedding all together. I owe you a visit soon!
Thankful for the stainless sauce pot and whistling kettle from my high school friends sisters Anne Banlalay and Maribel & kids. They were the very first items we've got to use with our induction stove gift. We also truly appreciate the glass dessert set from our wedding singer Alenea and her husband Herbert Furio.
I was thrilled to get a honeymoon gift from soon - to - wed [now couple Nilo and Lei] which was perfect outfit for our Manila Hotel mini-moon and fits perfectly in the native handbag and jewelry box given by my bridesmaid Del Ocado. A big thanks also for my law students Jon and Mitch Bernardo for the multi-purpose kitchen steel organizer and for the meaningful gift from Casimiro family - a framed picture of Jesus Christ for our kitchen! Surely, the gifts we received are wow-worthy and we truly appreciate the effort and the generosity of our givers!