love, lessons and laughter. simply put, our first year of married life has been nothing but pure bliss. 🙂
days before our anniversary, we had our original plan pushed-back to a later date so i had to scramble and come up with another way of celebrating. for sentimental reasons, i decided that we just go back to where we got married, cool and cozy tagaytay.
the idea was just to have a relaxing afternoon and then cap the day off with a romantic dinner. given the limited time to prepare, this is what i came up with: a massage treatment at nurture spa followed by fine dining at antonio’s 🙂, both establishments we got to know early on during our wedding preps.
nurture spa welcomes their guests in a rustic reception area. cozy, country chairs and sofas plus ethnic tables and stuff. herein we filled up our guest information cards while sipping thru some tea (ang cool ng tea pot & tea cups nila, ha 🙂). afterwards, down we went past through lush gardens…
…into a relaxing waiting area. 🙂
the ambiance was a perfect setup for the massage treatment to follow. ang sarap ng hangin. ang music, nakaka-relax.
and the flowers and decors were simply beautiful. 🙂
after a while, we were ushered in a room for our massage treatment. 🙂
an hour and a half later, we left relaxed and refreshed (although nahirapan ako sa ibang parts ng massage kasi nakikiliti ako 😆).
off we went to antonio’s, a hidden restaurant in tagaytay. actually, isa ito sa mga venues na ni-visit namin when we were venue hunting and we were blown away by the beauty of it. kaso, aside from it being way beyond our budget 😀, the restaurant cannot accommodate our planned breakfast reception. we vowed to come back some other time to experience the reputed antonio’s fine dining experience… and what other day to do that than on our anniversary? 😉
ambiance alone makes antonio’s a winner already. it’s a common thing that guests be seen going around and snapping photos while awaiting their orders. obviously, we did the same. 😀
of the many photo ops around, we couldn’t resist having our photos taken at this colorful mural.
after all the picture-taking, it was eating time! 🙂
after a sumptuous dinnner, we left but not before taking a few more snapshots.
we bid farewell to antonio’s (vowing to be back again… 😉) and went straight home. here we ended the day by opening our wedding time capsule.
time capsule? yah, isa sa mga gimiks namin sa kasal namin. the idea was we’ll have a boxful of letters, stationery and what-nots and it will be kept unopened until our first wedding anniversary. we hand-picked selected guests whom we liked to participate… unfortunately only a few complied. 😦
nevertheless, we had fun opening and reading through the few we got. so many thanks to anna for the warm note; vena & neriz for the creative packaging of sports headlines; red and roju for the digitally created trivia. 🙂 much, much appreciated.
and so that’s how anniversary went. not bad for a plan B, right? 🙂
one happy couple
January 25, 2008 by selleanddyoks