I got married.
Yep, I’m hoping that one line would explain everything. But because pictures paint a thousand words, I’m not going to waste any more time and space on nouns and verbs. Below, please find evidence of my busy-ness a week before the big day.
For the record, we’re not a pose-y couple, so we never really considered doing themed shoots. We mentioned this to our photographer Paolo Feliciano and asked instead for places in Pampanga (where he is based) that are not yet gasgas as pre-nup locations. We ended up at the El Kabayo Ranch because we thought it would be fun and easy enough to dress up as cowboys. Who’d have guessed it wasn’t meant to be thematic? 8 )
TRIVIA: My white horse is named Marica, a Polo horse and their “artista” because she is often used in films; Rhoel’s horse is called Majesty, a retired champion racehorse. Cool dudes.
The ranch charges P350 for 30 minutes of horse-riding (or P650 for an hour), with a guide. It also rents out cowboy hats, vests, boots and scarves for P250/set. We rented only the vests and hats and worked with our own get-up. Special thanks to our make-up artist Pia Reyes and hairstylist Dave Lopez for turning us into pretty little Western things.
The ranch recreated an old Western town, complete with a courthouse, bar, post office, etc. It was surprisingly original. Kudos to Paolo for finding the place (what can we say, he’s a local!).
Man, that was fun! Part 2 coming up. Change costumes 8 )