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Happy Anniversary G-E-M-B-S-O!

I believe, God doesn’t give us what we can’t handle. He helps us handle what He has given us. I have been so thankful to the Almighty God for blessing me with enough and for allowing me to be a blessing to others especially to my GEMBSO brides, grooms, couples, debutants, clients, angels, friends and event partners. God, I know that You are with me in every event that I plan, I am just so overwhelmed that you believe in me.

TEN, 10 years have been an unforgettable rollercoaster journey for us. We have experienced happiness, contentment, self-fulfilment, and met different kinds of people, dealt with various challenges along the way that made the experience more meaningful. We had 120 months that quickly passed by and gave us more than 120 reasons to celebrate our existence. So far that was an extraordinary awesome experience that I’ll forever be grateful for.

Gembso has been planning beautiful weddings of lovers who wished to spend the rest of their lives together. Creating memorable moments they can cherish for a lifetime. Professionally working with equally competent, passionate and great wedding partners. Making exceptional programs that guests would really enjoy. Coming up with more brilliant ideas and extending extraordinary service with ‪#‎AlagangGEMBSO‬ – Alagang may pagmaMAJal to all our brides, grooms and other clients and event partners through the years. 

GEMBSO is known for always giving more than 100% of outstanding service, with utmost dedication, hard work, and joy in our hearts. GEMBSO as a whole has been Genuinely Empowering couples to be bolder in expressing what they really want for their weddings. Motivating and influencing other key players in the industry to deliver Breathtaking results for the over-all Success of every event. Optimism is the key, trust drives people to do even better and client-supplier relationship that comes with appreciation goes a long way.

GEMBSO will always give couples an elevated wedding planning experience because they deserve only an event at its finest and beyond.

To all our GEMBSO couples, brides, grooms, debutantes, and other clients we would like to express our most heartfelt gratitude to you. We at GEMBSO are blessed that even once in your life you had decided to choose us to plan with you and you had entrusted a very significant day in your lives under our umbrella.

To all our GEMBSO partners, we are always delighted to be working with you. You have been a big part of GEMBSO’s success for our 1st decade in this industry. Looking forward to our next weddings and events together and hoping that we will continue to deliver what every couple or client deserves; Only the best, only the finest for every event.

To my GEMBSO Angels, my dedicated, loyal and well-trained, hard working, passionate,  committed and reliable angels with big hearts, Maraming maraming maraming salamat sa patuloy n’yong pagbibigay ng #AlagangGEMBSO and congratulations to all of us. Mahal na mahal ko kayo. Sama-sama tayo sa mga susunod pang mga Dekada ng GEMBSO.

Maid of Honor’s Speech #CoreeNellWedding

What the Maid of Honor said to her little sister’s on her wedding day. Read on!

majNcoreeneGood Evening! For those of you who don’t know me, I am Maj also known as Majelle, a very proud sister of this stunning bride and one of Nell’s colleagues in GEMBSO. If there’s one person who knows almost every detail about their wedding and what the preps were all about aside from them I am happy to say, that is me 🙂 Tonight, I could really say it’s my little sister’s wedding 🙂 literally it is. I want to start this by congratulating the newlyweds, and thanking all of you for coming here to share this very special day with our families.

Looking at the two of you now, I am really having whirlwind of emotions? I know that COREENE has found her perfect match; the one she truly deserves that God has made for her, and that is something I should be thankful for; but at the same time I feel sad, because starting tonight you will no longer live with us.

My heart is bursting with so much love and happiness for the two of you most especially today. Because you made it, you’re able to pull it off and your life together as a couple has been blessed to have a great and brand new start. I know that yours will be a marriage of long standing. I know you’ll have a wonderful adventure ahead of you, and with God’s blessings, your marriage will last for decades to come with little Nells and Coreenes too.

I never knew Nell until Coreene introduced him to me, several years back when he decided to join us in GEMBSO. So I can’t tell you much horrible stories about him, but I can say that I think he is great, he is kind, he is thoughtful and he is just the right man for my sister (Someone who can handle my sister’s mood swings). He’s easy going, interesting, easy to talk to, and he has a great sense of humor! (Based on Coreene’s laglagan stories about Nell). I’m not in the position to squeal though. Nell, we are very happy and honored to welcome you into our family. We know you are made to fit our “tiny happy clan” and we hope we’re made for you too. Kidding aside, Nell, you are one of us now and we love that cool idea to have you around. The Magpantays and The De Jesus’ gladly accept you with open arms and immense happiness.

Coreene, I want to give emphasis on how beautiful you look today; your glow radiates and so is the love and happiness that you feel. This has truly been a special day for me and for all of us here. Thank you for giving a totally different meaning to the words sisterhood that transcends through almost thirty amazing years of wonderful life you shared with me and I know for sure that more years will come our way.  I know most of you would agree with me that Coreene has brought so much joy into our lives, through her antics and own simple charming ways. She is a great friend with a different kind of sense of humor. “Cariñong brutal” but that is just her way to express her love for us. I know that she’ll bring that same joy into Nell’s life and family as well.

I would always remember the times that the three of us spent together; watching movies and travelling to other places to enjoy food. Those were really precious ones. Hoping that we can still continue to do it together and praying that I’ll have my own partner soon (fingers crossed) so that I won’t be the third wheel.

Coreene, Kapatid ko, This is it! The long wait and the searching is now finally over!  You are so blessed to have found the missing piece that belongs to your heart. Not everyone finds a match and you are so lucky because you have yours. Thanks for the extraordinary friendship that we shared and for the trust that both of you have given me. It is an honor to be your wedding planner and host and at the same time for the opportunity to be your Maid of Honor. I really appreciate the tiny gestures that show your concern for me and the importance you’ve been giving me all these years.

I’d like to give you a gift, to remind you of how much I love you. It’s a necklace with two inter-locking hearts. One belongs to you and the other is mine. We may no longer be living under one roof but I assure you that you’ll always be in my prayers. We may not hang out together often but remember you always have me isang message lang si Ate Maj, FB, Twitter, IG, Viber, BBM, Whatsapp at text.

Nell and Coreene, My greatest wish for the two of you is that through the years, your love for each other will deepen and grow. Years from now, may you look back on this day, your wedding day, as the day you loved each other the least. I wish you the very best. My love goes to the both of you.

Take each day and cherish your time together. Love one another and stand together. Put your love and your family first; your job and your hobbies second. Never forget to keep at least one good memory of each other everyday.

May your love be like the wind, strong enough to move the clouds, soft enough to never hurt, but always never ending? So here’s to love, laughter, and happily ever after. Cheers!

Team CoreeNell #PaandarWedding

One Amazing Team! If you do it with Love nothing will go wrong. Just give your full trust to your chosen suppliers and they will not fail you!

I was so excited when I found out that my sister, Coreene and Nell, now my brother-in-law have already decided to get married, it was December of 2014. Since I pretty much know them, I already have envisioned how it would be like on their wedding day. As the Wedding Planner, I exactly knew who the right people to call and trust. I knew who would be the perfect partners for their special day. And I was right! We actually made the right choices. We got the best team suitable to us. The team who can carefully take care of the couples’  needs, likes and wants. The team that is dependable, reliable, admirable, passionate, dedicated, and committed. A team of experienced wedding suppliers that has a reputable name; synonymous to the kind of product and services that they have been providing through the years.

This team made sure that every little detail,the nitty-gritty ones will be taken into consideration; that everything will be handled accordingly based on how we planned it. Though this couple is one of the most unique ones and easy to work with, they surely have some expectations in their minds that we all gladly exceeded.

If you are going to ask Coreene what she wants, she would just say “Simple lang, basta may Pink, Ok na ako dun!, Kung ano sa tingin n’yo ang maganda, masaya na ako dun! Madali naman ako kausap, basta may pink at may hearts!” She just wants to have simple, memorable and happy wedding and have it witnessed and celebrated by people who matters to both of them and their families.

For us wedding supplier one of the hardest word to define is the word ‘simple’. Everyone has a different point of view or perception of the word. I know most suppliers would agree with me. Simple could mean a lot, it depends on how you describe it.

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Coreene and Nell’s wedding had been a mind-boggling and nerve-wracking challenge to most of their wedding partners especially to their florist/event stylist – Willy Tongco of Fioridella and their Couturier – Adam Balasa of Adam Balasa Couture. When they asked Coreene and Nell about what they wanted the answer was

“IKAW NA BAHALA!, Ikaw ang mas nakakaalam ng maganda! Ikaw ang magaling dyan, Kaya mo na yan!” WE TRUST YOU! Wala akong pegs basta may pink masaya na ako dun. “

Willy Tongco, my friend, thank you for being so kind and for accommodating our requests. You did not just wow everyone with your set up and paandar, you have exceeded our expectations. Ikaw na talaga Willy, kaya naman sabi nga ni Coreene, matagal ka na n’ya gustong isako kasi wala kang ginagawang hindi maganda. You are very creative, iba ka talaga! Salamat at #NaWillyTongco kami. You are truly #BatangasFinestFlorist Thanks to your team, Ate Jhec, Cesar, Jorge, Nonoy and Dennis of Fioridella flower shop.

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Adam, kapatid, maraming salamat sa mga ganap mo. First time na nangyari na ang bride at buong entourage ay walang kaalam-alam sa mga design, sa magiging itsura ng mga gowns na gagawin mo at hindi man lang kami nangamba. Hinayaan ka namin gawin ang sa tingin mong maganda, babagay sa bawat isa sa amin at hindi kami nagkamali. We put our full trust in you and you delivered, you never fail to amaze us. You made us all look great on our gowns the mothers and the rest of the entourage. You have made Coreene the prettiest on her wedding day. You have enhanced what she already has and showcased her assets and hid her flaws. Amazing ka! Good thing she was able to give justice to the very elegant and timeless gown you have made for her. She was in love with her wedding gown and everyone was asking who was she wearing. She is so happy and proud to say, we are all wearing Adam Balasa! #BatangasFinestCouturier Thanks to Jinn Ross and Myri for the assistance too!

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Georgia, thank you for making my sister the most beautiful bride on her wedding day iba talaga pag #Georgiafied lakas maka-feeling celebrity. Special thanks to JR Medrano, Pauline Prieto and Rubi Sarmiento for taking care of the girls’ hair and make up. Ang saya lang pag kayo ang kasama. Chillax lang. We love it!

For their cake, Myra & Lea of Nanay Aveling’s asked them the same question and they just said we just want it to be simple with hearts design in shades of white and pink. They just made a very beautiful cake perfect for the couple; and to our surprise when they sliced it the color of the cake was pink too. So sweet and so cute! I know nahirapan din kayo sa challenge ni Coreene. Thank you talaga!

 

For their invitations, they just wanted it simple and classy with touches of white and pink.  Anna and Nikki, eagerly assisted us in choosing the perfect invitation and they made it just the way the couple wanted it.  While Dennise and Josie of Design Plus assisted us with other printed stuff and Rizah of Paper Creations took care of the Misalettes. I can really depend on all of you basta usapang papel, prints, invites, envelops atbp. Kayo number 1 sa akin!

The Souvenirs for the guests were given by the MK Family (Kuya AJ, Ate Maricel & Baby MK) while the souvenirs for the principal sponsors were made with love by Coreene with  the help of Tito Jed and Jovel.

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With regard to lights and sounds, we can never go wrong with RM Lights and Sounds.  Tito Ray Mayo, Jobert, Alvin and Jeff of Team RM made sure that the mood lighting, special effects, musical scoring and audio will be just right for the program. Again kayo pa rin ang favourite lights and sounds supplier ko. You are indeed one of the best and may malasakit sa program at sa katrabaho. Mabuhay kayo!

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When it comes to music Totally Mesmerized is our most trusted partner in providing awesome and pleasing entertainment to our guests. Sa galing nila parang CD ang pinapakinggan mo, siguradong mapapakanta at mapapaindak ang mga bisita walang halong bola. 

Sabi nga ni Coreene, kahit di ko pa alam noon kung kelan ako ikakasal eh alam ko na kakanta sila sa kasal ko. This team will always be family to us and to GEMBSO. Shout out to Tiffany, Diane, Jun, Billy, Richard and Tito Joel for serenading our guests. We all enjoyed listening to you. You totally mesmerized everyone. Thanks to Sheila, Joseph and Vier too we miss you guys.

Special shoutout to LA Mago our Banquet head, Ronald Perez, Jay Ilagan, JM Arandia, Cathy Albañez, Maricel Perez, and Aldwin Aguda together with  the other friendly staff and crew of Pontefino Hotel for giving us superb service and warm assistance. I am honored to have been working with all of you. You are truly an asset to your company. I am still looking forward to have more GEMBSO events with you on board.

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There is no doubt that everyone enjoyed the service and the printed pics from Photoman and the cocktails and drinks served by Shakers Big Punch 808 mobile bar. Thanks Ryan and to your boys! Unlimited! Todo-todo hanggang magsawa kaya lahat happy.

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The couple chose Nice Print to tell the story of their wedding day. They were the ones to whom Coreene and Nell have entrusted the most significant milestone in their lives as one. We handpicked the members of the team to cover; it was led by Hazel Santillan Naval, Jeff and Emerson together with nine others. The onsite photo was awesome and the shots were beautiful the onsite video was great and heartfelt! Thank you Bien, Flor and Rhecy for the assistance and correspondence too.

Thanks to Tito Emie Rojas, from GEMBSO who drove the bridal car, to Ate Mathy for making sure that no one will be hungry. Thanks for the lunch you have prepared for the entire Team CoreeNell.

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Thanks to all the office staff and boys of Most Holy Trinity Parish. Special thanks to Rev. Fr. Daks for officiating the ceremony.

Shout out to Angel G. Magtibay of Pontefino our Account Executive and to Ate Meann Remo for the full support and assistance we warmly appreciate your presence and help! Maraming Salamat.

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To my ever-reliable, loyal, hardworking and dedicated GEMBSO Angels Ate Rose, Ate Bure, Maya, Sahlie, Janeth, Ian and Sherwin you all did an excellent job. Ang gagaling n’yo daw I am so proud of you. To my past Gembso Angel JC thank you for being an extra photographer that day. To all my other GEMBSO Angels Mommy T, Tito Jed, Tio Lebs, Ate Jeng and Joanna thanks for coming! We are very happy we had our mini reunion.

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To Deo, Jelai and Jovel who flew all the way from Dubai and Qatar just to be with them on their wedding day thanks for the “wagas” na effort.

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Pati na rin si #TeamPanis na special surprise for Coreene! You already! Hahaha! You have made Coreene and Nell’s wedding even more special. Thanks for the effort!

Lastly, I would like to express my warmest appreciation to all of you wonderful and amazing people who have been an integral part of the success of this event. You are all exceptional. You have made simple and ordinary things more meaningful because you have always been giving nothing but your best. You’ve been doing it extraordinarily with LOVE and COMPASSION.

To Coreene and Nell, Ate Maj and Deo are so happy for the two of you.  Thank you for giving me and the whole team your full trust. We are honoured to be your wedding partners. We love you and you will always be my favourite GEMBSO Couple.

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My GEMBSO Family Through the Years

I am just so proud to introduce to you some of the persons behind my life’s simple joys. MY GEMBSO Family

 

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Me and my GEMBSO Angels – My GEMBSO Family

I am just so proud to introduce to you some of the persons behind my life’s simple joys. MY GEMBSO Family, Meet the pioneers, the past and the present GEMBSO Angels, angels that became Gembso Brides and groom too.

I am proud to say that through the years GEMBSO has come this far, and still here because I have these awesome angels helping me make all our events an event at its finest and beyond.

(Everyone on this picture has a Gembso blood running in their veins, even the couple who got married. Once you become a GEMBSO Angel you will always be one of us wherever in the world you may be.)

Babalik-balikan mo at hahanap-hanapin mo ang GEMBSO family mo. Iba ang samahan ng grupong ito. Solid! Di lang Kapatid, Kapamilya at may Kapuso din.

There are still other GEMBSO angels not on this picture but I know they can feel how honored I am to once have them as part of this amazing team.

Sa inyong lahat Maraming Maraming Salamat sa di matatawarang serbisyo, katapatan, tiwala, malasakit at dedikasyon na ibininigay ninyo.

Salamat sa patuloy na pagbibigay n’yo ng  ‪#‎AlagangGEMBSO‬ – Alagang May PagmaMAJal kahit nasaan pa man kayo.

I love you all.

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G – GREAT
E – Exceptional
M – Memorable
B – Brilliant
S – Superb
O – Outstanding
#AlagangGEMBSO – Alagang May PagmaMAJal

Did you know what GEMBSO means?
G – GREAT
E – Exceptional
M – Memorable
B – Brilliant
S – Superb
O – Outstanding

We used adjectives not on the SUPERLATIVE degree. Because we at GEMBSO believe that if you make your wedding the greatest event of your life; the most exceptional occasion; the most memorable day; if you thought of all the super brilliant ideas for your big day; if you put the most superb effort in every detail; and if you give your most outstanding performance then any other momentous event that would happen after it like having a baby, a bigger family, celebrating silver and golden anniversaries and the list goes on will just be considered as a regular event in your life. Weddings must be special, unique, very you. It has to be fun, unforgettable and truly a wonderful one. But after your wedding you still have to continue to appreciate, create, celebrate and look forward to a better, happier, and more memorable milestones as a couple and as a family. GEMBSO can help you plan it and make your dream wedding comes true and enjoy any other occasion that comes after it.

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GEMBSO has been Planning beautiful weddings of lovers who want to spend the rest of their lives together. Creating memorable moments they will cherish for a lifetime. Working with equally competent, passionate and great wedding partners. Making exceptional programs that guests would really enjoy. Thinking of bigger and more brilliant ideas for every wedding. Providing superb service to all brides, grooms and celebrants and giving morethan our 100% of outstanding service, with utmost dedication, commitment, hardwork, and joy. GEMBSO Events and Beyond is committed to always give you an Elevated Wedding Experience #AlagangGEMBSO – AlangangMayPagmaMAJal

To all the couples who chose us, trusted us and loved us Maraming Salamat po. To all our Wedding Partners we are looking forward to plan more GEMBSO weddings with you. To my GEMBSO Angels you are really Angels here on earth let’s have more event at its finest and beyond and to God Almighty Thank you for all the blessings you have been graciously giving me and my GEMBSO family. Thanks for all the guidance, love, and wisdom.

Walk down the aisle with no worries. Imagine it. Experience us!

Have your events the GEMBSO way.
‘Coz you deserve to have an event at its finest and beyond

(c) Digital Picman : Bride : Rhea Bunquin – Siguancia / Groom : Darren Siguancia

An ALDUB Kind of LOVE! by Majella & GEMBSO

An Aldub Inspired Project that is meant to share LOVE and give HAPPINESS to soon-to-weds from ALDUB Nation.

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AN ALDUB KIND OF LOVE PROJECT by MAJELLA & GEMBSO

How can you say that you are thankful and blessed? In life we all look at things differently. We see things, events and people depending on how we want it. But blessings come to us each and everyday, it can be in big or in small packages, there are also some that seem to be so hard to perceive or usually left unnoticed. I believe that everyday we are given equal opportunities to be a blessing. We just have to choose to be a blessing to others in any way we can and we’ll be doubly blessed.

I have learned the importance of sharing and being a blessing to others.Here are the seven ways on how one can become a blessing?

1. Learn to share what you have.                                                                                                    2. Give but don’t expect anything in return.
3. Think of other’s feelings, welfare and being.
4. Put others happiness first before your own.
5. Inspire others to be a blessing too.                                                                                        6. Always spread good vibes, love and happiness.                                                                       7. Pray for others and wish them well.

As a Wedding Planner, I always enjoy listening to my GEMBSO couples’ love story. There is always something new; something unusual that makes their story unique in its own way. I am amazed on how God has written their story and believe that there is really forever. Whenever I plan and host for weddings, I get inspired with the ways on how they met, how he asked the question and how she said YES! Life is always full of surprises and LOVE usually takes us by surprise; it comes unexpectedly, no orientation needed. I have been so blessed to witness so many couples’ stories of love for almost 10 years now. In line with GEMBSO’s 10th year anniversary in the wedding industry and the celebration of my birthday I would be delighted to share the blessings that I have been receiving; and my way to give back is by doing one thing I love the most the best way I know how.

I have decided to let a couple from ALDUB NATION to have the chance to Experience #AlagangGEMBSO – Alagang May PagmaMAJal.

I am praying that this project will be a success and I am also hoping that this campaign would reach the right people who deserves to win. It may not be in monetary form but rest assured that in every wedding I plan together with one of the best team I know, my GEMBSO Angels, I know that every detail will be properly taken care of and we treat each wedding as special as the couple’s love story.

Let’s all celebrate the month of LOVE with so much gratefulness, appreciation and joy.

Please don’t forget to share, repost, quote tweet and re-tweet. God bless us all.

#REJOY on Maj & GEMBSO

I certainly believed Picasso when he said, everything you can imagine is real. Just like the way our wedding has been planned; it was both SURREAL and MAGNIFICENT. #REJOY

When you trust the people you chose to be part of your special day, they will exert more effort to make you happier.

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Mr. and Mrs. Reginald and Joy Andal 
I certainly believed Picasso when he said, everything you can imagine is real. Just like the way our wedding has been planned; it was both SURREAL and MAGNIFICENT.
I remembered two years ago, it was December of 2012 (as in last-day-of-the-year) when hubby and I called for a meeting with one of the finest wedding planners in this galaxy – MAJ, Majelle Magpantay.

We met at Hot and Cold Cafe at 11 in the morning and we were completely mesmerized on how Maj really carried the name of Gembso Events and Beyond – her being so full of superb ideas brought to life a wedding that seemed to be surreal – making her one of the most sought- after events planner of all times.

What also made the wedding special is the fact that our personalities clicked like a match made in heaven – add that to the fact that our biological families are attcahed in a way we could’ve not imagined possible.

Then there came the ginormous preparations and paperworks ( well, just so we know, Maj is really one hell of a strict coordinator when it comes to deadlines – which I am always missing, teehee ; and just as every Gembso Bride experienced it to be Maj would then release her Amazona powers so that you’ll make it on time hahaha iloveyou sis ). But that one rare characteristic of hers is what really set her apart from the rest – because of that OUR DREAM EVENT is as splendid as we hoped it to become.

Aside from the fact that the TEAM is really the best – We are very thankful for the lasting gift and bond of friendship that it created. Being with them on a side trip is surely a mind blowing experience – no dull moments- just full of laughter and tears of joy that came from laughing our hearts out. We didnt even realize that its almost midnight or the next day and we do need to go home. We couldnt forget the most sumptuous Caldereta at Gembso’s Kitchen! 🙂 we would normally raid Maj’s house and then stay there till night to eat ( even if there’s no meeting while chatting with “boss” ).

And on our wedding day of course, Maj and the team has been very professional in handling every detail of the wedding – from the littlest things to the great ones. Thank you to Ate Rose who has been my angel for the entire ceremony ; Ate Rizah for perfectly crafting our save the dates, menu card; place cards and many more. I am thankful that all of us are really very OC with all the details 🙂 Maj thank you for crafting and conceptualizing my perfect wedding cake! You are really a genius! 🙂 thank you also for finding that invitation maker that certainly suited our personalities 🙂

Surely, we missed all the chatting, group dates, coffee, shoe shopping, food search and many more.

There are many more things to be thankful for and I am afraid that the pages wouldn’t fit – so from the bottom of our hearts – OUR HEARTFELT GRATITUDE to the GEMBSO team for planning the most important event in our lives.

For all those who are planning on a celebration or event – hesitate no more! Choose Maj and the GEMBSO team – you’ll never go wrong!

Rudy & Yolly Echavia’s 50-Year Journey to Forver

Rudy and Yolly proved that even if they had a short courtship, one of the secrets to a lasting marriage is to continue loving each other, making sure that you put your partner’s happiness first.

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Rudy & Yolly Echavia

There are only a few people in the world who are lucky enough to find their one true love. Not everyone can spend the rest of their lives with the person they chose to marry.

Finding “the one” makes you want to rush to forever – to not waste even a single second, away from your soulmate.Finding “the one” opens the doors to God’s abundant blessings. Starting a family, having wonderful children and grandchildren are the best blessings anyone could ever ask for.

Fifty blissful years – that’s how long God has kept Rudy and Yolly’s marriage in the cradle of His loving arms. God made sure that He will continue to bless this wonderful couple with so much and more. Rudy and Yolly have shown that, despite numerous trials and shortcomings, God has been in the center of their family life, never fleeting, always lighting their way.

We as witnesses to their love story can say that True Love cannot just be measured by how long you’ve known each other.

Rudy and Yolly met in December 1963, became friends, lovers and tied the knot on May 21, 1964. Just like the song “What Matters Most” Rudy and Yolly proved that even if they had a short courtship, one of the secrets to a lasting marriage is to continue loving each other, making sure that you put your partner’s happiness first.

Love cannot be measured by time. Love can be measured in a way only the heart knows how.

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The family of Rudy and Yolly Echavia

I would also like to extend my warmest thanks to the awesome family of Rudy and Yolly, their loving children Cathy, Judith, Roland and Dorothy Dots Echavia-Magtibay together with their families for choosing me. For trusting me for letting me coordinate and host this very special milestone in their parents’ lives.

Photo credit : Dorothy Echavia-Magtibay / Digital Picman

By: Majella Magpantay

Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016!

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How can you say that you are thankful and blessed? In life we all look at things differently. We see things, events and people depending on how we want it. But blessings come to us each and everyday, it can be in big or small packages, there are also some that seem to be so hard to perceive or usually left unnoticed.

My parents taught me and my siblings the importance of sharing and being a blessing to others. Seven ways on how you can become a blessing?

1.Learn to share what you have                                                                                                    2. Give but don’t expect anything in return.
                                                                                  3. Think of other’s feelings, welfare and being.
                                                                        4. Put others happiness first before your own.
                                                                           5. Inspire others to be a blessing too.                                                                                        6. Always spread good vibes, love and happiness.                                                                       7. Pray for others and wish them well.

I believe that everyday we are given equal opportunities to be a blessing. We just have to choose to be one. We should not expect a favour to be returned. Just choose to be a blessing to others in any way and you’ll be doubly blessed. Let God give you what you truly deserve.

2015 has been quite a challenging year for me and GEMBSO. But just like the old times I have so many things to be grateful for, so much to be happy about and a lot of great memories to remember. To all the people I met, those who have been part of my life and my 2015 thank you for all the wonderful experiences.

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To all the couples who chose and trusted me to be their wedding planner you will forever be special to Gembso.

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To my trustworthy, competent and talented wedding partners thanks for always giving your best and for making our couples happy. 

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To my friends, and dabarkads thanks for always being there for me. To my best friends you know who you are thanks for the real and strong friendship that we share.

To my relatives, titos, titas, ninongs, ninangs, cousins, nephews, nieces, kumares, kumpares and inaanaks you made my life even more colorful.

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To my ever-reliable, loyal, dedicated and passionate GEMBSO angels thanks for giving your hearts to every event that we do.

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To my BWEP Family, you are one of the most unexpected blessings that 2015 brings. Looking forward to have more events and projects with all of you.

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To GMA, Eat Bulaga and Aldub, Thank you for the daily dose of laughter and the for the good vibes and happiness that you bring. May you continue to help and inspire more Filipinos worldwide through your projects and advocacies.

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To my soon-to-be bayaw Nell, to my sister Coreena Mae and to my brother Deo Enrico you will always be my favorites alam n’yo yan! I love you all.

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To my loving parents Gerry and Tes, thank you for being so supportive, for the love, the opportunities and for taking us to places we’ve never thought we could see.  Words are not enough to express how grateful I am and proud to be your eldest daughter.DSC_3493 copy

I am looking forward to the many more adventures and travels that we will                       have this 2016.GT_6

Lastly, I would  like to thank God Almighty for the extra ordinary year that was, thanks for making my 2015 extra special. For the year 2016  I am so excited for what you’ll bring, I will embrace you with a lot of positivity and I am so ready for you. My silent prayer is for LOVE to knock this 2016.

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Let’s us remember that LOVE is the most wonderful thing that we can share. May everyone’s heart be filled with good vibes and happiness. Let us continue to spread joy, peace, and hope.Wishing you a prosperous year of amazing experiences, great opportunities,  and unforgettable moments.

ALDUB YOU ALL!

This is Majella De Jesus Magpantay of 2015 now signing off.