Monthly Archives: December 2017


Happy Monday, ya’ll! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, because I know I did. This past Saturday, my little sister’s boyfriend of 5 years proposed to her and my siblings, husband, close friend and I were there to witness it. It started off as a morning hike at Kirby Cove in Sausalito where we ended up on a beautiful beach with gorgeous views of the city and the Golden Gate Bridge. My sister’s boyfriend told us his plans to propose when my husband and I got back from our honeymoon in Hawaii, right before we left for SoCal. So, it’s been about a month. This past week, he told us he was planning to pop the question this weekend and wanted us to be there. We were honored!

The plan was to propose at the end of the hike so he could get views of the Golden Gate Bridge in the background, but he stalled for a bit and we knew he was nervous lol. He was pretty good at hiding it though, but since we all had an idea, we could tell he was holding back and also because he wanted to find the perfect time to do it. Finally, as we were heading back up, my brother, who had his brand new DSLR with him, made my sis the subject of his shot. My sis thought nothing of it because they’ve been going shooting together for a while now. He asked her to post facing the bridge and as she was looking away, my sister’s boyfriend got on one knee and proposed! It was such a beautiful sight and we were all so happy for them. My sister didn’t cry, surprisingly (because she cries easily, like me). She told me that it was just a feeling she had never felt before and didn’t know how to react. I knew exactly what she was talking about. That feeling of shock, excitement, pure happiness all at once. It’s a great feeling, but hard to describe in one word. We were just so glad we were able to witness such a huge event in their lives. Definitely something we will never forget.

After we headed up, my sister’s bf (now fiancĂ©) planned to have brunch/lunch, but we had to head back home to prepare for our annual Christmas party with more of our close friends #teamido aka #teamwhatdidido lol. We had a great time, as usual. Celebrated with good company, good food and good conversation. Good times.


Wedding Photos!

Yes, you read that right. Our wedding photos are in! It was 2 days ago, on Dec 2nd that I got an e-mail from our photographer (Melissa Atle) saying that our gallery was complete. I was at work and I was so excited! I immediately told Raf and he made me wait until I got home to see them so that we could look at them together. That was one of the hardest things I ever had to do lol. I was only a couple hours in my shift and had to wait 5+ hours to get home.

After I finally got home, Raf and I sat down and looked through every single photo together. We smiled, laughed, giggled and made our own commentaries looking through the photos. It brought us back to that very day, November 3 2017, when we tied the knot. We felt like we were there again. We felt every photo and remembered each moment as it happened.

Our photographer, Melissa Atle, and her 2nd photographer, Kristen, were a dream to work with. They were ninjas throughout the day. They took shots we didn’t even know they were able to take. They captured every single emotion that day. Booking her was easily one of the best decisions we made during our wedding, and trust me, wedding planning requires a whole lot of decision making. Married couples got my back. One thing I should also mention is that we got our gallery only 4 weeks after our wedding. I mean, seriously?! I’ve heard stories where people had to wait months and got to the point of having to follow up on their wedding photos with their photographer! 4 weeks has to be some kind of record, lol. Lucky us! Lastly, we were so grateful to have received the photos a day before we celebrated our first month of marriage. The timing was absolutely perfect. It came right on time and we’re so happy we were able to look back and reflect on one month together through our wedding photos. That being said, here are a few sneak peak photos from our wedding day!

Our BACH Weekend!

Raf and I celebrated our bachelor/bachelor weekend on October 21, two weeks before the wedding. The reason I mention it now, is because I JUST edited the vlog, lol.

Our celebrations happened to be planned the same day, but that wasn’t planned to be the same day. Raf’s bachelor party was jam packed. The guys took him go karting in the morning, followed by brunch. Then they headed over to the shooting range, then the golf range, and finally, dinner at Simmer in SF. The girls and I on the other hand had a full day as well. We started off at The English Rose Tea Room in Pleasanton, followed by wine tasting at Murietta’s Well in Livermore. Then we checked into our hotel and got ready for dinner at Tri Valley Bistro in Pleasanton and had dessert at O’Honey in Dublin. Shout out our wedding party, especially our Best Man (Kuya Rodel) and Maid of Honor (Yvette) for sending us off in such a fun way!

Check out the vlog below to see how it went down!

Our BACH Weekend!