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Maui Trip 2017


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“Mahalo” and just like that, our Maui trip is over! When you’re enjoying your time, 4 days will surely fly. An extra day on the island would’ve made it better for sure! Though it was short, our Maui experience was amazing and had us wanting more.

Here’s quick notes from our trip:

*We stayed at Andaz Hyatt. Great view. Great food – we had breakfast from Ka’ana Kitchen – we ate there every morning and didn’t get tired of it! πŸ˜‚ Lots of pool area. Awesome vibes and customer service from every staff. Being in hospitality, this is big. Every turn we made, the staff noticed us and attended to our needs. Maybe it helped that we had a cute baby with us hehe, they loved Jadine!😍 Seriously, one of the best hospitality service I’ve ever received! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

*Soon as we touched down Maui, we made our way to Geste Shrimp 🍀 and it was delicious πŸ˜‹ we didn’t waste time and got some Shaved Ice 🍧 from Ululani’s – one of the best spots!πŸ™ŒπŸΌ We tried going out for dinner, but sadly, Jadine woke up from her sleep and we had to go back. We learned quickly that when on vacation, our schedule is dictated by baby – most of the time! Keep reading to learn how we managedπŸ˜‰

*Day 2, we had breakfast at Ka’ana Kitchen. We did the buffet and it was delicious! πŸ˜‹ I loved all the fruits especially the lychees and papayas. I loved the way they cooked their bacon πŸ₯“ nice & crispy! They had a good selection of pancakes, waffles and donuts with this mango sauce that’s full of goodness! Yummmmmmmm πŸ‘… Right after breakfast, we headed to Maui Ocean Center. Jadine saw a lot of different fishes 🐟, sharks 🦈, turtles 🐒, pretty coral reefs, jelly fishes, and more! We spent a good couple of hours here. Our next stop was Baby Beach 🌊 we setup our beach tent and dressed Jadine in her swim suit. The ocean water was baby friendly but Jadine didn’t like it much lol πŸ˜‚ she preferred laying out in the tent with me while playing with her toy. She also preferred just being in her diaper! Lol πŸ˜† We finished our day with dinner at Monkey Pod. This place played live music and had good vibes. It was a big loud so we requested to be sat out in the patio where it was quieter and more chill. We ordered their most popular wood grill pizza πŸ•, jalapeΓ±o mashed potatoes, mac n cheese! Food was great πŸ‘πŸΌ

*Day 3, after breakfast 🍳 we headed to Turtle Beach to see some turtles 🐒 apparently, they come out later in the afternoon so we only saw a couple chilling on the surface of the water. Instead of laying out, we played in the water with our feet in the sand. I had Jadine in the baby carrier the whole time while I carried an umbrella. We watched the waves (not as baby friendly) and Daddy while he took videos of the turtles with his phone. After an hour, we decided it was time to go. We didn’t realize how close we were to Mamas Fish House. We were supposed to go there for a late dinner but with baby’s bedtime schedule, we knew we wouldn’t make it so we took advantage of our time and headed straight there after the beach! Luckily, Jadine fell asleep and napped the whole time we ate. We actually enjoyed a nice early dinner πŸ˜‰ Everything was so good! We had Mahi-mahi and lobster tail. But the dessert was the best! (See below for pics). After we ate, we headed to Wailea Shopping Center to buy some souvenirs. Since it was our last night, we decided to hang out after we put Jadine to sleep. My hubby setup our phones with a baby monitor app so we could still keep an eye out in case baby woke up lol πŸ˜‚ We hung out at the pool and got some drinks and food at the bar. It was a nice night cap of the day!

*Day 4 (last day 😩), we decided to keep it low key. Breakfast and just hung out at the pool. It was a nice way to end our trip 😊

In conclusion, we got a good taste of Maui love and can’t wait to go back!! πŸ˜πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‹πŸ€—

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Nursery Room (Boho, Shabby Chic, Florals, Arrows & Scriptures)


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Nesting is like theraphy in every woman’s pregnancy life! I recently completed my baby girl’s nursery and glad I was able to make time for this before her arrival. I’ve been hearing all sorts of stories about my time shifting and not being able to do anything once baby is born. So I can only imagine what life will be like when I’m a full time Mama πŸ’–πŸ˜
In the process of my nesting, my mind changed a lot. My initial ideal was to paint the room with teal but I chose coral instead and accent with teal. That’s just one example! I had many indecisive moments haha but only because I love details!! 😍 But the most important thing I learned with this project is to do what works best for the room and make it personal. I like being able to explain why I have this frame up here and why that object is there ☺️ I hope I was able to inspire you today!!!

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Trust what is meant to be


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I’ve always dreamed of having my own family but never did I think seven years ago that I would be where I am today — in the arms of my true love ❀️ and carrying this precious gift. Many may not know but I was once at a point when I basically gave up on finding real love and true happiness but through prayer & patience, I knew I should keep my trust in God. At 27 years old, God showed me where I was supposed to be. It’s crazy where trials & errors of life takes us and what happens when we continue to walk by faith – even when we feel we’re at the very bottom of lows. My hope for everyone is to find the same true love & happiness I found in Chris ❀️️ My prayer is for everyone to always trust on what is meant to be πŸ™πŸ½

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MJ & Chris Wedding Highlight Video / Palm Event Center, Pleasanton CA


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Some things are worth the wait… buying a house, getting that job, going on that memorable trip, but most of all, finding the love of your life and yes – marrying him! Our wedding highlight video not only takes me back to a very special day. It takes me back to the time when Chris Dacoron and I found each other and fell in-love.
Great things have happened and we’ve shared so much this year. Though this video is overdue, it’s 100% worth the wait and it has to be shared – we hope you enjoy it!! πŸ˜‰
Thank you to our best friends and love ones who shared this day with us. Kudos to our photographer and videographer, especially the editor (see credits at end of video). Our wedding day will be forevermore remembered
#mjandchrisforevermore #weddinghighlight #weddingvideo

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[MJS Real Weddings] Maricar + Lucas Wedding, Extended Highlight Video


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I had the honor of planning Maricar & Lucas’ wedding and I can’t believe it has been two years since they got married at the beautiful Winery SF in Treasure Island, CA.

It was a simple, yet sophisticated and classic, type of wedding. With white orchids and succulents as part of their design and decor. One of my favorite details, was Maricar’s wedding dress – it was elegant and delicate in it’s own way – just like the Bride was πŸ™‚

Maricar & Lucas are one of the sweetest couples I know andΒ their wedding party had an awesome energy – one of the best I’ve ever seen! Watch their highlight video to see what I mean!!!

Happy watching and as always, thanks for your support! ❀

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MJ & Chris’ Extended Wedding Same-Day-Edit (SDE) Video + Highlight!!!


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As a wedding planner/coordinator/consultant and also a former Bride, I highly recommend hiring a videographer and at the least, including a highlight video of your wedding day in your package. There are tons of options, like Same-Day-Edit (SDE), which is a video that is shown on the same day of your wedding. Every videographer/editor is different, but for the most part, SDE will capture the morning of until about the first dance during the reception. You will also have a video to share right after your wedding day, since full highlight videos can take a few months (sometimes almost a year) to be completed. I think SDE is a good ending to every Newlywed’sΒ “best day ever” so if you can make it work with budget, two words… “DO IT!!!”

I’m excited to be sharing this again and will share it here so I don’t ever lose the link! =P

I hope you enjoy watching our SDE and please stay tuned for our full wedding highlight video – COMING SOON!!!

❀

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Wedding Anniversary Tradition


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Getting married last year was definitely one of the best days of my life! For our first year anniversary, I wanted us to do something special – something we can do every year to remember our wedding day by. Taking photos at our wedding venue last week and recreating one of the wedding photos we took from the wedding meant so much. It brought back fun memories from our wedding day and special moments we shared with our family and friends. We look forward to taking this same photo next year! 


We can’t believe how fast time has gone by and now we are celebrating 365 days of our love/marriage. It feels great to have made it one year as husband and wife. We’re so humbled and honored that God made us for each other and with His help, we pray to be the best husband and wife to each other for all the days of our lives. Thank you to our dear God, to our family and friends. We’ve been blessed with so much, and this is only Year One. We cannot wait for the years ahead – to celebrate “forevermore” years of our love! πŸ™‚
Venue: Palm Event Center in Pleasanton Ca

Photo credit: Dennis Garcia of Studio Dizon Photography 

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#MusicInspiresChange


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This summer we’re making music to make a difference. Join the fight. Each contribution gives an opportunity to inspire change, motivate those to be the voice, and break the cycle of abuse. Order the album July 2016 on Indiegogo.

Click on our official website to find out more:
http://www.rockusmusicproduction.com
#MusicInspiresChange #RockusMusicCampaign #IndiegogoChildAbuse

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Thank You For The Love!


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I am so thankful for all the Brides I have met and worked with thus far since I officially started MJS Weddings & Events (MJSWE). Β As I always say.. I believe weddings are precious and most Brides spend years dreaming about how their special day will be like, so it means so much to me when a Bride can put her trust in me to help it all come true for them. Having to plan and be a Bride myself last September, I have a better understanding and relate with my future Brides in a different level. 2015 was truly a great year and I cannot wait for what’s in store for me this year. Special thanks to Wedding Wire for recognizing MJSWE . I also want to say BIG thanks to the ladies who made time and assisted me with my day-of services, I couldn’t have survived the day without your help (you know who you are!!) Thank you to my fellow vendor friends, who always think of me and send Brides my way. I truly appreciate your support and kind referrals. And lastly, much love to all the couples (engaged + newlywed) – without your love for each other and belief in marriage, I would not exist in this industry, so thank you. Here’s to a more amazing new year and your “happily ever after” πŸ™‚

God bless and Happy 2016!!!

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MJS WEDDINGS: Wine, Gold & Winery = LOVE! 11/21/15 Tran & Lau Wedding, Pleasanton CAΒ 


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What a great ending to this wedding season with these farm tables decored with some lush garland, white & wine flowers and romantic floating candles! In love with the LOVE marquee sign at the sweetheart table, too! πŸ™‚ 

Congrats to my November couple, Thao & Kevin, for tying the knot at their dream venue, the Palm Event Center in Rubino Winey Hills in Pleasanton CA. This is definitely one of the magical venues I’ve had the pleasure planning a wedding at and I can’t believe how beautiful the whole day turned out over the weekend. Stay tuned for more photos & their video later!! Enjoy these sneak peeks for now. Happy Thanksgiving everyone πŸ™‚  

 
    
 

  So pretty!!!  
  
  
#HappilyEverLaus