Monday, November 28, 2011

Romance isn't dead!

November was a very exciting month for the magazine I work for. We finished our last issue for the year (yep, the December issue just hit newsstands last weekend!), it was my birthday and my staff gave me one of my requested gifts (the moist and tempting red velvet cake from Karen's Kitchen!), and Kabbie got engaged!!!

I won't tell the story. That's for the bride-to-be to share. So click here for the super romantic proposal!

Did you read it?! Good! Now that you've read the story, here are some things I want to share about that special day:
This wasn't the shot that made it to the magazine.

1. The plan was for Mitor to propose at 3:30 p.m. Thing is we finished hair and makeup early so we got to Cafe 1771 early, the shoot started early and, therefore, we finished well ahead of 3:30! We implored the photographer, Mitch Mauricio, to take individual shots, even though there was no need for solo pics for the magazine. Mine are below:

2. My makeup is so dark =( Compare my fez with my arms. Sigh! Anyway, I posed with my brand new Fino bag. It's Vince's birthday gift! It went well with the Gryffindor-meets-Glee-meets-Gossip Girl color scheme.

3. Finally, just as we were running out of ideas to keep Kabbie and the staff in the venue (wacky shots anyone?!), Mitor arrived! We went through all the steps to the big surprise. And Kabbie was super shocked!

4. I told Mitor that he had to be super dressed up for the proposal because (a) when you ask a woman to spend the rest of your life with her, you better knock her dead with how handsome a husband you'll make, and (b) this was going to come out in the magazine. As the editor of said magazine, I decree that everyone who appears in its pages be well dressed!

5. Mitor gave her a rock. Check it out!

Congratulations to the happy couple! Marriage isn't a bed of roses (well, it is if you remember that roses have thorns!). It's hard, it takes work, it takes commitment. But the love, the friendship, the laughter, the joy, the... everything! Oh, it's oh so worth it. May you both be blessed all your shared lifetime!


  1. Hi Ma'am! You all look great!! :) Where is Father? Oh and congratulations to Kabbie, too! :) - Sandie, former OK! intern :p

  2. Awww, what a proposal! :) I'm a sucker for romantic gestures like this. I don't know Kabbie nor Mitor (though it's definitely a small world: he's from my college!) but I felt the kilig all the way to my bones!

  3. I like your Fino bag F! :). Ganda talaga ng leather nila, plus bait pa ng mga staff :).

  4. ang sweet...your theme for the photo is awesome. i love red and yellow.

  5. inggit ako!
    what a proposal!!!!!

    if only my pare is active online, i would be bombarding him with lots of proposal stories like this!

    i wish them happiness!
    i'm sure they will be seeing as to how they look really in love

  6. Everyone looks so cute!

    Congrats Kabbie! You're a lucky girl!

  7. Can I just say that I looovveee your bag, Frances! Haaay, wish ko rin yang satchel bag from Fino. The one I like is green =) But I can't afford it haha!

  8. Hi Frances! Is your gray poncho from Willow?

    1. Ack! I don't know. That poncho is Kabbie's =)


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