Crying over a wedding invitation
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Jeroen and I had a beautiful wedding invitation designed by Yodel Pe back in 2000.
Luckily we printed many extras. I still have a bunch of them stored somewhere. (I’ll show you when I find them 🙂 )

I still remember the first time I encountered Ryan and Garovs, the creative duo behind Everywhere We Shoot. It was at McDonald’s Greenbelt.
I didn’t know them but I smiled because I thought they looked cute. They didn’t smile back so at first I thought they were snobs.
I got to know them more through Mich Dulce who knows all the hipsters in town in any country.
I’ve seen Ryan through his weight loss (he gave up meat) and Garovs through numerous hairstyle changes.

Ryan and Garovs meeting outside Rustan's
Outside Rustan’s, 2007

Ryan and Garovs
Must be Greenbelt, 2009

Ryan and Garovs at 100 launch, GB5
Definitely Greenbelt, 2009

Ryan and Garovs
Bingo at home, 2009 (Photo: EDISON ONG)

Garovs and Ryan
Photo shoot at home, 2009

Garovs and Ryan
Ayala Museum, 2011 (Photo: TRISH SOMERA)

Garovs and Ryan
At home, 2012

Ryan & Garovs
Bleach Catastrophe, 2012

Ryan and Garovs
Winning the Globe Tatt Awards, 2012

ryan and garovs
Swiped from somewhere, 2012 (cause I love this photo)

The one time I realized how much Ryan was devoted to Garovs was when he accompanied to the hair salon in 2009 and fought for her rights. Sorry to mention it again—I just wanted to point out that I’ve had boyfriends wait for me in the salon for a blowdry, but not patiently for hours—that’s LOVE!

So finally, after so many years, I was so happy to hear these two were engaged. What’s more, they asked me and Jeroen to be their wedding sponsors. Ryan told me they sponsors who were their pegs in life. Maybe they saw how Jeroen and I really get along with our 15 years (and counting) together.

Today I received the invitation that made me cry. The accordion invitation they shot and designed with Inksurge and Charles Buenconsejo, opens up to 18″ x 24″.

Ryan & Garovs wedding invitation

On the flip side are wedding details, venue, attire, entourage, and some fun facts about the couple

Ryan & Garovs wedding invitation

Jeroen and I are listed here

Ryan & Garovs wedding invitation

I cry when I see really beautiful things. This is one of them. I also cried because Ryan and Garovs know I will be in Japan during this time with my family. I had mentioned to them early on that I may be out of town, but they still asked me and Jeroen to be part of it.
Because of that, I have deep regret, but really hope to make it up to them, praying to God and Johnny Air Cargo and Analyn Diego to help deliver my wedding gift to Manila before the wedding and holidays.

P.S. I saw a stolen shot of Garovs’ gown by Mich Dulce, and it is amazing!!

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