Blog Posts by Karylle

  • My mother-in-law’s personal encounter with the pope

    For my mother-in-law Mrs. Elsa Yrastorza Yuzon, flying and soaring in the skies is part of her normal routine. But it reached new heights when Pope Francis boarded Shepherd One. For someone who has been flying for 35 years as a flight attendant and eventually a purser, my Mommy Elsa just experienced what she calls "the highlight of my career."

    And what a career it has been. She has been to several countries and cities like Egypt, America, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bahrain, Pakistan, Paris, Rome, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Beijing, Macau, and London but this month, in a local flight to Tacloban, she was on cloud 9 despite the bad weather.

    Many of us dream of having a personal encounter with the Pope. Several people said that simply seeing him on television or in my case hearing him on the radio was enough to touch hearts. I was extremely excited and happy for Mommy Elsa as she shared her own story with the beloved Pope Francis.



    On the

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  • #MrsY: My wedding suppliers

    If you're getting married in this decade, there is one word you should learn: SUPPLIERS! Weddings have transformed from simple family celebrations to big events that celebrate a loving union of a couple.

    You must keep in mind that the wedding industry is a thriving industry. My matron of honor Trina taught me to list my top 3 suppliers for anything, interview each one, pick my favorite and hope they are available for the big day. Another great tip is to ask other newlyweds with their experiences with said suppliers.

    Be wary, even if weddings are all about love, make sure to have a wedding coordinator who can help you with your contracts. These are very important because you don't want to lose your supplier to another bride because you didn't pay the down payment or sign the contract! Make sure to read the fine print. Ask your coordinator many questions because they know the ins and outs of any wedding contract.

    I am very thankful for my suppliers as well as all the recommendations I got

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  • #MrsY: Karylle's biggest lessons from her church wedding

    If you're a bride-to-be, get tips from Mrs Y herself here:

    CHURCH

    Church: San Antonio de Padua Parish, Pooc, Silang, Cavite
    Officiating Priest: Father Eugene Elivera



    If you are also a Catholic, here are some tips for the Church ceremony:
        
    1. PAPERS. The number of papers and permits, wedding banns, seminars or requirements in general can be a little bit overwhelming. Make sure to know all your deadlines because you need to meet them.  It helps to be friends with your officiating priest because they will guide you through this journey.

    2. MISSALETTE. My matron of honor Trina Velilla-Milan asked me about our missalette. Since we were already over-budget at the time, it was one of the things I felt we could do away with.  Trina didn't allow me to go along with my plan because the missalette is a very important guide for everyone during the most important part of the wedding, the ceremony itself. I'm glad that she insisted and I'm very thankful that it was my barkada's wedding gift to us.

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  • #MrsY: Fashion is my passion

    I always say that "Fashion is my Passion" because I am clueless about fashion, but I'm trying to change my ways haha! For the wedding, I'm very grateful for the guidance of our groomsman and my stylist Sidney Yap and of course, the person I run to for my every fashion emergency, our bridesmaid Divine Lee.

     

    Here are the other people who helped us out in making everyone look #OOTD ready on our special day!

    Supplier list:

    GOWN #1
    Wedding Gown by Furne One



    GOWN #2 & GROOM'S TUXEDO


    Dance 'til you drop party gown and Yael Yuzon's tux by Francis Libiran
    Head Office
    126 Scout Fernandez St., Tomas Morato, Quezon City 1103, Philippines
    (632) 416 9098
    (632) 925 5495

    Makati
    Basement Arcade, The Peninsula Manila
    Makati cor. Ayala Avenues, Makati 1226, Philippines
    (632) 823 1003

    Facebook: Francis Libiran
    Twitter: @FrancisLibiran

    GOWN #3
    Birthday picnic wedding gown by Pepsi Herrera


    157 Wilson street
    San Juan City
    +6327267521
    @pepsiherrera
    @edwintan_designer

    Flower girls: RTW dresses
    My mom Zsa Zsa Padilla was in a

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  • Tips from #MrsY: Planning your ideal wedding

    I think a lot of brides go through the ABC's of planning, but let me walk you through do to re to mi because it's not as easy as 1-2-3 like the Jackson's suggest.

    Plan A is your perfect wedding! It can be a childhood dream or in my case, my favorite fun weddings I've actually attended plus the countless screencaps I've taken from cute photos I found online.  

    Plan B is your more "realistic" wedding considering factors such as the local suppliers available (we will discuss this further in a later blog).

    Plan C is when you've gone through all the plans and you are looking for ways to cut the budget.

    See Karylle's wedding planning tips for brides-to-be:

     

    Don't be afraid to slash the budget in places that you see fit.  A family friend, Tito Joey Aracama gave me great advise when I apologized for personally calling him to check if he and his wife Tita Jai could make it.  They were still trying to fix their schedule at the time and I said I was sorry for being makulit and kuripot. I

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