#RANawaywithMartha Wedding Blog 5: 5 Quirky Elements in our Wedding + My DIY Bohemian-Rustic Wedding Bands Box


Just sharing with you some quirky elements in my wedding; my husband and I wanted an unconventional wedding for it to be super fun and most importantly, it is aligned with our personalities and beliefs.

1. I HAD A GAY OF HONOR

- Instead of Maid of Honor, I changed it to Gay of Honor because my best friend is gay; I didn't want to get Maid of Honor just because of tradition and besides, this wedding representative of yours should be really special to you, right?



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2. WE HAD COCKTAIL HOUR GAMES

- This is a concept that is not that common in Filipino weddings (at least the ones I've been to); this is actually my husband's brilliant idea; he was worried that the guests would be bored with 1 hour of waiting during the cocktails portion so he decided to install games in the cocktail tables; we had Jenga, Crocodile Dentist, Snakes and Ladders, Rubix Cube, and playing cards. It was a really good idea because it kept the guests well entertained and has set the tone for the rest of the celebration. 

3. WE MARCHED TO AN UNCONVENTIONAL WEDDING MARCH SONG

- Canon in D is the standard wedding march song for a lot of couples, but for us, we played Chapel of Love by the Dixie Cups; the song's message was perfect for our wedding because we wanted anything and everything that heavily stresses on the concept of LOVE.

For the bridal march, I played Marry Me by Train; it's such a romantic song!

4. I HAD A SUPER FUN ENTOURAGE WALK

- During the reception, instead of just doing a regular entourage walk, for the bridesmaids and groomsmen, we made them do a surprise showdown and the best performing duo won prizes from us. The crowd was bursting with laughter and it amped up the happy feel of the celebration.

5. I EMBRACED THE NON-MATCHING BRIDESMAIDS DRESS

- We didn't have extra budget to shoulder the attire of our beloved bridesmaids and groomsmen so we asked them to just buy their own; I am also a huge fan of practicality and I wanted them to spend on a dress that they can use even after the wedding so I just asked my bridesmaids to buy pastel- colored dresses. I was aware that the dresses wouldn't match because they had to buy on their own, but to give some sense of uniformity, I told them to get pastel shades in the colors of blue, pink, and lilac, and style should be a maxi dress.

And that's all for the quirky elements in my wedding. For the last part, let me share my DIY wedding bands box; I didn't like the box that came with our wedding ring so we had to come up with something that would match our Bohemian-Rustic wedding theme:

 What you will need:

Ruler
Jewelry box (we got ours from H & M home)
Dried flowers
Scissors
Ribbon
Felt paper

STEP 1: Cut out a portion of the felt paper and line the bottom of the jewelry box for a cleaner look.


 STEP 2: Get your dried flowers and partly fill up the box.

STEP 3: Tie the wedding bands neatly with a ribbon so you can easily locate both in the box and in case they fall to the ground.

STEP 4: Tie up the box with a satin ribbon. This will ensure that the bands/rings won't be lost, especially if entrusted to young ring bearers.

And that's all for this post. For the next post, I'll share with you my chosen wedding photographer, videographer, SDE, and wedding photos!

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My directory of wedding suppliers:

WEDDING COORDINATOR:
Day One Project
https://www.facebook.com/project.day1/?ref=br_rs
project.day1@gmail.com
Contact: Angela Ibarle- 0917 886 7441
VIDEO AND PHOTO:
Meg and Jane Studios
https://www.facebook.com/megandjanestudios/
megandjane.inquiry@gmail.com
Contact: Jane Moreno- 0956 589 6568
CAKE:
Caketella Cake Rental
http://facebook.com/CakeRentalPhilippinescaketellaph@gmail.com
Contact: Mac Chan 0908 894 0144
MAKEUP:
Shebby Chic Makeup Artistry
https://www.facebook.com/shebby.liquete
Contact: Shebby Liquete- 0917 673 5887
GOWN:
Raffy Viernes Couture
Contact: Raffy Viernes- 0917 722 7232
SOUVENIRS:
Zen Zest
https://www.facebook.com/ZenZestAsia/
alloccasions.zenzest@gmail.com
Contact: Catherine Ong- 0917 559 9046
LIGHTS AND SOUNDS:
JS Mina
https://www.facebook.com/jsminasoundsystemrental/
VENUE AND CATERING:
Hillcreek Gardens
https://www.facebook.com/hillcreekgardenstagaytay/
FLOWERS AND SET- UP:
Tita Sonya Tagaytay (Manuel Francisco)
https://www.facebook.com/titasonya.tagaytay

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12 Lovely Thoughts

  1. Your wedding stories are so quirky, fun and interesting. 😊 The cocktail hour games and non-matching bridesmaids dresses are so practical and fun! Would definitely recommend that to friends who plans to tie the knot in the future. Your DIY wedding bands box is so lovely! 💖

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  2. Thank you for sharing your whole wedding journey with us, Ms. Martha. I truly feel blessed to have been able to read all parts of this wonderful journey of yours. Makes me want to just fall in love and organize. :) I've learned so many things from you. You have no idea. I love the whole concept! The gay of honor is such a wonderful element. Love truly wins. I wouldn't have had it any other way if I were you. <3 Non traditional twists are also such a thrilling factor especially the cocktail of hour games, the fun entourage surprise showdown, the songs you played which I love (Chapel of Love and Marry Me)! Classics, indeed. The non matching bridesmaids dress is a good accent. It brings a new form of uniqueness to the wedding. The wedding bands box is so cute! It's modern but very intricate, the gold metals along with the glass and the fillers are perfect for the theme! Looking forward to more of your posts! Thanks for sharing this!

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  3. Napaka unique po ng inyong wedding celebration mula sa cake, dresses at pati DIY wedding band box. Talaga pong napakahusay nang lahat ng inyong ideya. Nakatipid na po kayo napaka ganda pa po ng kinalabasan ng lahat ng ito. I'll take all your tips dito baka sakaling magamit ko sa future.

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  4. Great idea naman! Super nakakabilib ka po madam! You really did care sa mga mahal mo sa buhay, ita not really just your moment pero lahat po ah na visitors mo ay relate! Super bongga tlga ng mga surprises and ideas mo po! Really an unforgettable moment of your life tlga!

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  5. This is so wonderful!!! You two have a creative and brilliant mind. I wish to have something like this for my wedding as well.

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  6. Can't help but comment! Ang smart lang nung idea to have Jenga, cards, etc. on the table to have guests occupied! I have been to a few weddings before pero ngayon ko lang narinig itong idea. As a guest, ang time between the church wedding and the meal is usually spent sa mga picture-taking lang eh tapos may instances talaga na bored na so kuha muna ng phone tsaka browse lang. It really shows na you also care for your guests. I want to do this for my own wedding in the future. Thanks for these tips!

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  7. I so love the idea of letting the bridesmaid buying on their own dress tipid na sa bride, useful pa sa bridesmaid kasi masusuot pa nila uli for sure. Actually good idea yung wedding mo ilalabas mo sya sa kung anong nkasanayan. Yung partner ko ganun mga gusto nya palibhasa rakista. hehehehe.. I super love the entire ideas of your wedding Ms. M. Sana soon ako din. hehehe.. ❤️❤️ Have a happy marriage life! 😘

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  8. Naiimagine ko ang wedding mo ate, sobrang fun. Nakakainggit kasi di naman ako pwede pumunta hahahaha ang cute ng ginawa mong wedding ring box, san mo nabili yung dried flowers ate? Super love ko every details of your wedding, sana someday matagpuan ko din si the one ko. 😊

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  9. 👏👏👏 sobrang galing ng mga idea! Hindi ko na feel ang stress parang inenjoy nyo lang lahat. hehe Job well done! Thank uou for sharing. =)

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  10. Yaay I will surely do this one Ms. Martha : I love what you did on the rings! :)

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  11. Beautiful! Congratulations Martha and Randy. Thank you for sharing snippets of your wedding with us your fans. I love this wedding theme. Love all your plans in it. Yes, every wedding has to be personalized, not some cookie cuttter or copy paste thing.

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