From #HappyPlanning to Happy Wedding: Sean and Karel
All wedding planning starts with one event...the proposal.
It was during a sunset cruise in Negros Occidental when businessman Sean Fariñas asked his longtime girlfriend Karel Marquez-Santos' hand in marriage. The talented singer-actress gave an emotional yes, which then paved the way for a memorable wedding planning journey like no other.
THE HAPPY PLANNING JOURNEY
Wedding planning requires a great amount of time and energy especially for busy brides like Karel. As a bustling career woman and mother of two, squeezing in time to plan a wedding was no easy feat. Karel proved to be a superwoman because not only was she a hands-on bride but she swept through the 6-month planning journey in fashion. Her two pre-nup videos by Treehouse Story went viral on social media. The first video "Nagsimula" used spoken-word poetry and it definitely tugged at everyone's heartstrings.
She made her invitation online and sent her save-the-dates using LittleKnot.
"For those who are on a budget, there's also another practical way to still send a beautiful invite without sending everyone hard copies. We've been using www.littleknot.com for RSVP, creating our own online invite design, seat plan, budgeting, and more! We monitored who responded and knew who read our e-invite in just a week when we invited guests months ago! For those who are tying the knot, this is another nice way to send invites! Low cost but great outcome. "
She also created her guest list (a whopping 400+ guests!), budget planner and seating plan herself, apart from other DIY's for her wedding.
“With LittleKnot, it’s very convenient because when we saved the attendees, we can put certain tags like Ninongs, Ninangs, and then (in the Seat Plan page) you just type it...then you can easily put them one by one in their seat..."
FACTORY WORKERS... Some of my bridesmaids (and @calligraph.em for my personalized table numbers and registration space) and I preparing some items. 😅😅😅😅 I think I will cry sa disbelief dahil my ideas since May 2016 para sa wedding are coming true, and literal hindi ito bayad dito-bayad doon, halos karamihan do-it-yourself. But this I guarantee, made with love pa rin. 😆💖 Expectation VS Reality. 😂 Hay. #BloodSweatAndMoreTears
“Some guests, we had to invite just today, kanina lang, thank God they responded right away, so quickly via LittleKnot."
Everything paid off in the end because Sean and Karel's wedding was in every aspect beautiful and definitely an event people will remember for a very long time. From the ceremony to the reception, it was picturesque, heart-warming and most of all, fun.