Budget Outfit: Lady in Pink
It was January 5 of this year that one of my closest friend in college, Leda, got married. We've known each other since 2002 (11 years already!) so just imagine how happy I was to finally see her walk down the aisle.
|Pink Dress - Tomato|
Shoes - So Fab!
Necklace - Unica Hija
An addition to my happiness that day was the fact that she asked me to sing their first dance (this was my fifth invitation to sing at a wedding reception). It was partly a surprise number since our friends knew that I'll be singing a slow song for their dance. What they didn't know is that we cut the song to half, then we used a fast song for the other half. It was really a joy to see them dance with an upbeat tempo, seeing that they were enjoying every minute of it. It was a Filipiniana wedding by the way so my songs that night were OPM (Panalangin by Moonstar88 and Kapag Tumibok ang Puso by Toni Gonzaga). I still smile whenever I remember our performance that night.
Regarding my outfit, I chose to wear this pink cocktail dress I bought from Tomato Megamall Branch last year. It came with a 50% discount when I purchased it (originally priced at P950.00) so it was a good deal already. They also have this dress in blue however, my closet is already filled with blue dresses so I just chose this color.
The shoes that I was wearing in the photos was this pair of heels. I knew that the color-blocked design of this pair would add spice to my plain pink dress. Then I just decided to wear my gray necklace from Unica Hija to match my shoes. I'm not sure if I'm the only one noticing it but since I feel totally happy that day, I think the photos pretty much captured it too based on my smiles haha!
I want to end this by giving some short messages to the couple:
To my dear friend, Leda (who I also bumped into last night at the Jason Mraz Concert), thank you again for giving me the honor of singing your first dance and making me part of that very important day of your life. It has been 11 years of knowing you and I know that we still have many years to build more memories with the rest of the girls. I already learned a lot from you and I hope that you will continue to share valuable lessons/experiences to us so we'll have better understanding by the time that it will happen to us. Just always remember that even though I have a hectic schedule, you can always count on me if you need me. I'm just a text away :)
And to Lou, thank you for loving and taking good care of Leda. You are a good man and I know that you are meant to be with her. Just seeing both of you makes me hope for my happy ever after too! And I appreciate the fact that you also built a good friendship with us.
I'll always pray that you will be blessed with a happy married life and the strength to surpass any hurdle that will come your way. I'm looking forward to our next get-togethers and activities for the coming months, and I hope I get to visit you guys soon!