A Secret Submission For My Wife

Dear Rebellious Brides,

You probably get close to no emails from grooms but I want to do this for my wife. During our entire wedding preparation, we have abused your website through and through. From discovering our suppliers to wedding tips to just simply getting inspiration to the most important day of our lives. She does not know I sent this submission...Also, we found Bob Nicolas on your website....Since then, we never looked at any other videographer other than Bob. So if our wedding will end up in your website, I think my wife would faint. Haha! I'm trying my luck since our civil anniversary is coming up and I know this is what she (secretly) wants. 

But featured or not, we thank you for putting this website. It greatly helped us and calmed my wife during her most stressful times.

More power!

What can we say? We are a sucker for submissions like these! Not just because it's such a sweeeeeet anniversary surprise but also because Paula and July are part of the Rebellious Brides community. Up to this very day, we get surprised, giddy, and beyond floored when we discover stories of how the blog has influenced readers' wedding preps in a very real, authentic way. To know that our blog was an instrument for Paula & July to have connected with artists like Bob Nicolas, Toto Villaruel, K Cunanan, and Vatel is something so powerful and a living proof of how the digital world, especially blogging and social media brings us all together to create a once in a lifetime wedding story.

We are truly honored to be part of your wedding, Paula & July. And Paula...if you are reading this now, we've got one more surprise for you...July has a special message:

Dear By, 

 I know you've worked so hard to make sure that our wedding was a success. You were your own wedding planner / coordinator and you pulled it off beautifully with 7k miles gap between the suppliers & yourself. I couldn't be more proud of you! Our wedding was beyond what I expected because of you. I hope this puts a smile on your face and please know that all your efforts never go unnoticed. Here's to more special moments to be shared together! I love you so much!

Photography by Toto Villaruel
Wedding Film by Bob Nicolas
Caterer: K by Cunanan
Bridal / entourage flowers: Vatel Manila
Hair & Make Up: Emman Concepcion & Nancy Soriano
Coordination: Kiss The Girl Events
Bridal Gown: Vestes by YepYep
Cake: Hearts and Bells
Lights & Sounds: Sensitivity Quartet
Church Choir: Manila Philharmonic Orchestra
Invitation / Calligraphy: Print City / Joannie Candi

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  1. A follow-up email from the groom, July:

    Hi Kai!

    I posted the feature on my facebook account without her knowing and tagged her. Told her she had a notification and she yelled "OMG BY." Haha! And im pretty sure she shed a little tear right after reading my message to her. It was such a success. Thank you again! All our friends and families were so thrilled to see the feature. Printcity and Kiss The Girl even shared it on their respective fb pages.

    Paula extends her heartfelt thank to you for accommodating a request which i thought was too impossible. She still cant believe that we made it!!! She said i earned 100 brownie points and i have YOU to thank! Hahaha