Balay Dako

I’ve been M.I.A with good reason. I just tied the knot exactly a month ago today and it’s been a whirlwind of events that culminated with Christmas. It has been quite the roller-coaster ride with ups and downs and twists and turns in between. Nonetheless, I’m happy albeit being a bit sick–always an indication of too much fun–which is, in a way, great!

I’ll start my wedding series post with my bridal shower held at Balay Dako in Tagaytay a week before our wedding last November. It was my first time to go and heard tons of good things about it: from the food, the ambiance, the architecture and overall feel. So I was delighted when my sister / Maid of Honor suggested we hold it there, sans male strippers and alchohol which suited me just fine. We had green (dirty) games to make up for it and a “how well do you know Anne” portion that I enjoyed immensely. The ladies in the family had a good laugh while the few men who tagged along enjoyed the Pinoy fare downstairs. All in all the perfect bridal shower!

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Balay Dako means “Big House” in Ilonggo. It really does resemble a huge house with family photos displayed all around.

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Some of my family members who made the trek.

The master planner, along with my mom, Cricket my favorite sister and MOH.

The master planner, along with my mom, Cricket my favorite sister and MOH.

Some of my favorite boys.

Some of my favorite boys: Tito Martin, Dad, Carlo and Tito Toto.

Soon to be family of five!

Soon to be family of five!

The girls.

The girls with Carlo and Dad.

My millennial cousins Belle and Alex.

My millennial cousins Belle and Alex.

Chikahan galore.

Chikahan galore.

The boys table downstairs.

The boys table downstairs.

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Pretty chandelier in our function room.

Pretty chandelier in our function room.

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That all-famous Tagaytay view.

Game time!!!

Game time!!!

The game masters, Crick and Nadine

The game masters, Crick and Nadine

Briefing the rules

Briefing the rules.

Competitive!

Competitive!

Pensive.

Pensive.

Copying?

Copying?

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Cracking up big time!

Cracking up big time!

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Three Generations!

Three Generations!

Enrique has no clue about all the craziness!

Enrique has no clue about all the craziness!

Photo op time!

Photo op time!

Three-Headed Man!

Three-Headed Man!

With Ninay who is both my baptism and wedding ninang.

With Ninay who is both my baptism and wedding Ninang.

Sabine my godchild and flower girl.

Sabine, my godchild and flower girl.

My lovely Tita Sony.

My lovely Tita Sony.

With my best girls!

With my best girls!

Tita Ga and Belle.

Tita Ga and Belle.

Tita Ads.

Tita Ads.

The Hilados.

The Hilados.

The Cuisias.

The Cuisias.

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Best Titos! B63 (1 of 1)

Daddy and me.

Carlo and I didn't have a prenup shoot so my sister decided to make an impromptu one!

Carlo and I didn’t have a prenup shoot so my sister decided to do an impromptu one!

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