Wednesday, November 20, 2013

PI Aid Relief

Hi Everyone,

I'm sure those of you who follow our Facebook page has seen our recent posts of the typhoon ravaged areas of the Philippines. Also, many of you know that Sarena and I are Filipino and still have many family members who live there. As soon as I started reading the news releases about the death toll, food and water shortages, and children now orphaned I knew that we needed to step in. 
It's always hard to figure out where to start, but the only thing I knew to do was start taking donations. We have been using our Facebook presence to get the message out and we have started a fundraiser to start collecting anything we can. We will be donating 100% of the funds received to our favorite ministry called International Care Ministries. We chose them because they donate 100% of money received to the area of your choice. There are no administrative fees or other fees that take away from the kind donations. We also chose this ministry, because Sarena had the pleasure of helping them plan a Christmas event here in DC back in 2011. It was a charity event that had children who are part of the program come over from the rural towns in the Philippines come together to put on a Christmas program. It was great, and truly touching to see them and hear their stories. This is the only charity we have thought to give all our donations to. They have headquarters in Manila where they will then organize the resources to send to such towns as Tacloban or Bohol. 
Any help that you can give is greatly appreciated. If you can't donate money, that is ok, just help us spread the word, and share our PI Aid Relief Facebook page on to yours. For more information on how to donate, please visit our Facebook page. 
We truly thank you from the bottom of our hearts that you're even reading this! They need help, and we will do our best to do so. Here are some pictures of some of the hardest hit areas c/o the International Care Ministries blog:

Please let us know if you're interested in donating or helping with anything. 
It is greatly appreciated!
Friday, November 8, 2013

Billowing Bouquets?

Ok, a huge trend that I'm seeing everywhere right now, is the over sized bouquet. Now, I don't really know what to think about this one. Is it considered stylish to carry around something that probably weighs at least five pounds and takes the shine away from your beauty and your dress. On the other hand, having a bouquet that is over the top, showcases your overall unique style that can be seen through a gorgeous arrangement. Also, if you're not planning on spending a ton on floral centerpieces but still want to have flowers incorporated, it's a good way to have a beautiful bouquet. I found some pictures of some larger-than-normal bouquets via Loverly. Let us know what you think!

I do have a take away from this trend and post. I just don't know if it's me. In my opinion, and having been a bride, I don't want anything to take away from my dress or overall look on that day. I also don't want to carry around a massive bouquet . But with that little rant, I must say, that the gorgeousness that comes from beautiful flowers is just amazing. A wedding isn't complete without a bud or two. A bride's bouquet expresses the bride's creativity and sense of style. If you're going for over the top, then this bouquet style is meant for you! These photos are also so beautiful! Is it obvious how much I love flowers? LoL!