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!

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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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G-E-M-B-S-O

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

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

A Heartfelt Message from Mr. and Mrs. Baby

One way that made me realized my worth as a Wedding Planner. #ILoveMyJob

Have you ever realized your worth in your chosen field or profession? I just want to share this message from one of my GEMBSO Couples. Their message of appreciation and gratitude keeps me going and love my job even more.

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A Heartfelt Message from Mr. and Mrs. Baby (Joel & Chona Lirio)

I have known Ate Majelle for so long. She was a schoolmate since elementary and high school. She was also one of our church youth group’s (KALIS-SMEP) leaders that I’ve looked up to and grown up with. There’s no question that she’s really a good person, but from our recent endeavor together her great personality and how beautiful a person she is had shine so brightly and had been deeply engraved in Baby’s and my heart.

I’ve gotten married recently and got Ate Majelle as our on-the-day coordinator. But that was not our original plan. From the start of our wedding preparations, we thought Ate Majelle’s service was quite pricey and opted to book another “cheaper” alternative (discounted maybe, but I tell you, it’s not cheap at all).But since wedding preparations does not go smoothly and perfectly as planned (especially for demanding and brutally honest persons me and Baby are) there were several changes along the way. 12 days before our wedding, for some “professional” reason, our photo-video team decided they could not work with us anymore and to add more insult to injury, our “professional” coordinator decided that she would be out of reach for 23hours while the whole fiasco was going on!!

I needed a coordinator real quick. And more than that, I needed a friend. With my Math/Logical/Statistics/Algo brain still turned on (this happened while I was at work), my brain started searching within my imaginary phone book looking for an intersection of Event Coordinator AND Friend groups. And that’s when I thought of Ate Majelle. Called her immediately, my reception was bad and then she called me. Me and Baby was in panic mode and did not know what to do. But we called the right person. From that time, everything was great and perfect. We managed to set up a great team from great people and developed great new friendships with everyone who worked with us on our Wedding.
This is not a paid advertisement, but I’d like to point out some points on how professional Ate Majelle really is:

1) She eats, sleeps and breaths Templates. Right after our first meeting, 11 days from the wedding, even before the meeting was over, we’ve already received 5 emails with 5-10 templates each. Templates/Forms we need to fillup to give all the details of our wedding. This just shows how organized and detailed she is on her work.
2) She’s always 5-10 mins early. And I was always late. But she’ll always remind you how important time was.
3) She does not procrastinate, she sticks to her schedules. Her OTD Coordination is not really “on-the-day” it starts weeks and months before the wedding. This is to make sure that her OTD coordination works PERFECTLY ON THE DAY.

But we do not consider her to be the best Wedding Coordinator because of the points above. It was because she was a friend. She was human. She shared our emotions. She shared our dream. She shared the load of being passionately in love of having a great day on the day of our wedding. Weddings are for one very emotional. Wedding couples are very emotional, and Ate Majelle understood that. I have forgotten how Me and Ate Majelle and the rest of our church youth group would stay up late to prepare for a recollection or for our church’s Senakulo. How she would sacrifice sleep to just have a perfect play, act and church event.

Ate Majelle was everyone’s Ate. And now it’s a wonderful thing to know that she’s extending her “Ate”-ness to couples around the world. This is her job, but this is also her passion. It’s good to know that even though the Wedding scene has been heavily comercialized, there are still some people who really cares about the couple and their wedding.

Ate Majelle, sobrang maraming maraming salamat. You didn’t just organize our wedding, but you helped us figure things out when it was all a mess. And you were a friend who keeps reminding us that is was about Me and Baby, it was about love. Thanks!!