Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Classic Package (Flower Package in St. James the Great)

Hello everyone! I'm still around, don't you worry. This post is stuck in my draft for a week now. With my sister's wedding getting closer and closer, I can feel the pressure to finish all the tasks that she assigned to me. Yes, she's OC like that. Moving on, for those who missed the Traditional Package please go to this link so you can have a comparison versus the Classic Package which I'm featuring right now.

I mentioned that the Classic Package is more flexible when it comes to the flowers and arrangement which gives the couple a right to choose from different variations. Honestly, I have no idea how many variations they have for this package but the wedding committee coordinator in Mother Butler Guild. named Lucille, gave my sister three variations she can choose from.

Let's start the comparison:

#2 Classic Package (Php 20,00)
- 2 big arrangements at the altar
- 2 big arrangements at the reredo (behind the altar where the beautiful images and the tabernacle are located)
- 8 big arrangements on pedestals along the aisle
- 20 small arrangements on the pews
- 2 small arrangements for the sponsor candles
- 2 pcs. sponsor candles 

Flowers: White Malaysian Mums, Asters, tube roses, Calla Lilies
Accessories:  White tulle or sinamay mantilla, tassels 
Red Carpet

The pictures below are Classic Package Design Code:  C-06 (Topiary design, all mums)


Flower Arrangements at the Altar
Flower arrangements at the reredo (behind the altar where the beautiful images and the tabernacle are located)
                                                               20 small arrangements on the pews                                                                  
8 big arrangements on pedestals along the aisle



Here's another Classic package with different flowers and arrangement. The pictures of the C-01 design of the Classic Package:  crown of calla lilies on a base of mums and asters on the pedestals and calla lilies, roses and mums on the pews.




This is the package that my sister avail since it's neat, organized and we think that it's more generous when it comes to flowers. Hehehehehe.

Now, below are pictures of design C-08 of their Classic package:  a spray of calla lilies with mums and asters on the pedestals, calla lilies, roses and mums on the pews.  On this particular wedding, they used the sinamay mantilla on the pedestals and the tassels on the pews.  Previous pictures showed the white tulle accessories. Please advise your choice of accessories.




So which of the classic packages do you fancy? Judging from the codes used by Lucille for this package, there's definitely a C-02, C-03, etc.but I guess you have to ask them directly about those designs.

On my next post, will feature the package that comes after the Classic Package and that will be the Romance Package. Praying that I'll be able to post it tomorrow.


The Mother Butler Guild
St. James the Great Parish
Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City
Contact Nos.: (917)850 1312; (02)586 2035

Photo Credit: The Mother Butler Guild (St. James the Great Parish)

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Traditional Package (Flower Package in St. James the Great)

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope your enjoying the last day of the weekend. It's been awhile since my last wedding related post (specifically about my sister's wedding preparations) so I decided to tackle about flower arrangements in church.

In the Philippines, when getting married in a Catholic church you have to pay for the church fee which includes a musician (pianist) or a singer or both if you're lucky and the flowers to be used during the matrimonial ceremony. While others have a separate fee for flower arrangements just like the case in St. James the Great Parish in Ayala, Alabang.

I mentioned on my past post that St. James have an in-house florist (The Mother Butler Guild) who will provide the flower arrangements for the wedding ceremony. They have different packages to suit your taste and the price ranges from Php 15,000 to Php 35,000. Wow!

So let's do a breakdown of the flower packages that The Mother Butler Guild (St. James the Great Parish) is offering. For this post, I will feature the Traditional Package:

#1 Traditional Package (Php 15,000)
- 2 big arrangements at the altar
- 2 big arrangements at the reredo (or retablo, behind the altar where the beautiful images and the tabernacle are located)
- 6 big arrangements on pedestals along the aisle
- 2 small arrangements for the sponsor candles
- 2 pcs. sponsor candles

Flowers used: White mums, asters, and tube roses
Accessories:  white tulle
Red Carpet

Flower arrangement at the altar
Flower arrangements at the reredo or retablo
Flower arrangements on pedestals along the aisle
If you're decided to have your wedding in St. James the Great but on a restricted budget, this is the cheapest flower arrangement you can avail in Mother Butler Guild. Flowers are as is and there's no option to change the flowers to be use (sorry).

On my next post, I will feature the Classic Package which is an upgrade from the Standard Package. I have to make a separate entry to the Classic Package since it is more flexible when it comes to the type of flowers to be use and the arrangement. In short, there are different variations to choose from.


The Mother Butler Guild
St. James the Great Parish
Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City
Contact Nos.: (917)850 1312; (02)586 2035

Photo Credit: The Mother Butler Guild (St. James the Great Parish)

Friday, October 4, 2013

Pink Positive Wellness Forum @ Filinvest Tent

No need for me to travel far to raise my awareness concerning breast and cervical cancer. The Pink Positive Wellness Forum is coming in the South this Saturday. A big thanks of shout out to my sister for sharing this info.

I couldn't remember the last time I had my pap smear. I think it was last year of June or July. With regards to  my last breast examination, I'm guessing that it was two years ago during the annual physical examination.

I know I should be very vigilant in having my checkups. It's a no joke that many people are dying from cancer, men and women alike. I have to make an extra effort tomorrow and grab the opportunity to have myself check this Saturday since there's a clinic on the event. Sweet!

The Pink Positive Wellness Forum
Program Flow
I think every women, single, married, separated or widowed should attend this forum. It's a must that we equipped ourselves with knowledge about breast and cervical cancer and how to deal with it.

Congratulations to I Can Serve Foundation for organizing this event. Lea Salonga and Dawn Zulueta are some of the celebrities whose taking part of the foundation's advocacy to spread awareness and educate people about these deadly cancers that's affecting the lives of women across the globe.

To know more about the foundation, please do visit their website. You can check out their gift items sold online. Proceeds will help subsidize the medical care for breast cancer patients undergoing treatment. If you don't fancy anything on their goods, donation is also welcome or you can also be a volunteer.


I Can Serve Foundation, Inc.
Unit 2302 Medical Plaza Ortigas Building,
San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center
Pasig City 1605 Philippines
Tel: +632 636 5578
Email us at: info@icanservefoundation.org
http://www.icanservefoundation.org/