A merry, merry Christmas to all of you! :)

Hi friends! :) Before anything else, I wanna thank you all for coming over to our wedding blog when I announced it's revival. To my Google+ family and FB friends, thank you so much for the support! To our new readers, do stay as we have content-rich posts coming up. I hope our wee blog can help you plan your future weddings, whether it's in Davao City or somewhere else ;-) And now, onto the main message of this post:

From our family to yours, Merry Christmas! And have a fantastic, Happy New Year as well! :) If this photo looks familiar to you, it's because it's my FB cover photo. I DID NOT DESIGN this (wish I know how!), it is a freebie template that I downloaded from one of the many digital scrapbooking websites I visited circa 2006-2013. Hihi! If you're the owner of this template, thank you! Kindly comment and I'll direct my readers to your blog.

As for our photos above, the family one is from early this year, in our Singapore family vacay. It was our first out of the country vacay since 2010! And that's because of tight budget. Two kids + middle class income = no extra money for leisure and recreation ;-) So if you're getting married soon, make sure your financial life is a-OK. Because having kids (they come after marriage right? haha) will mess it up! LOL! As for the other photo, that's from Christmas 2013. The girls are 3+ and 1+, both sooo adorable!

Once again, a lovely Christmas to all of you! Happy holidays and see you on 2015!


Davao Wedding Directory :: Reception Venue - Davao Resorts

Good day brides and grooms! Below is our current directory of Davao City resorts for wedding reception :) Resorts in IGACOS / Samal is not included as it's not part of Davao City anymore. Anyway, I personally checked the websites of the resorts below and it all works so best to visit it first before calling the resorts. We will continue to update this Davao wedding directory as new inland / mountain / ocean resorts pop up here in our beautiful city where you can hold your wedding reception. If you know of a resort that is not in this list, kindly comment or contact us so we can include it. Thank you! And if you're looking for the directory of Davao City hotels for wedding reception, go click!

One of the highest points of Davao City, overlooking Davao Gulf and Samal.

Address: KM. 9, Upper Ulas, Talomo, Davao City
Phone: +63.82.286-2151 and +63.82.295-3818
Mobile#: +6392850092414
Website: http://eagleridgeresort.webs.com
Email: davaoeagleridgeresort@yahoo.com

Sales Office: Matina Town Square, MacArthur Highway, Matina, Davao City
Resort: Toril Baranggay Road, Toril, Davao City
Phone: +63.82.299-1020 and +63.82.296-0791
Fax: +63.82.299-0313
Mobile#: +639189307590
Website: http://edennaturepark.com.ph
E-Mail: info@edennaturepark.com.ph

Address: Porras Street, Bo. Obrero, Davao City, Philippines
Phone: +630822286885
Website: http://www.ritzhoteldavao.com

Address: Shrine Hills, Matina, Davao City, Philippines
Phone: +63.82.297-8830 to 31
Fax: +63.82.297-6535
Website: http://www.jacksridgedavao.com
Email: info@jacksridgedavao.com

Sales Office: Puentespina Orchids Compound, Bolcan St., Agdao, Davao City
Resort: Brgy Malagos, Calinan, Davao City
Phone: +63.82.221-1545
Fax: +63.82.224-0173
Mobile#: +63917MALAGOS, +639176252467, +639228791240, +639998848659
Website: www.malagos.com
Email: sales@malagos.com

Address: Bago Aplaya, Talomo, Davao City
Phone: +63.82.298-4100 and +63.82.298-4101
Website: http://www.mergrande.com
Email: info@mergrande.com


say hi to our new blog!

The new blog's name? Davao Homeschooling Family :) I created it last November, and more than 5 posts later, it still doesn't have a header photo. Haha! It's because I'm still torn between using a stylized blog name (done in calligraphy preferably) or our family's photo. This blog is what actually jumpstarted my blogging mojo and led me to assess my old blogs, of whether they are worth reviving or not :) Obviously, this wedding blog made the cut so yay for that!

MADAYAW from Davao Homeschooling Family! :)

And yes, as you can surmise from the blog name, I write about homeschooling my kids there. But the blog is actually so much more! I'll be writing about my experiences in cooking, as a wife, our Davao life, and on and on :) The DHF blog (family life) is actually a continuation of my personal blog (single life) and this wedding blog (married life). Interested to delve deeper on how DHF came about? Read the blog's first post! Yes, that's the screenshot of it above.

I guess that's about it! If you followed this wedding blog of ours to plan your Davao wedding and now you're expecting a baby, read about Attachment Parenting, babywearing, breastfeeding, cloth diapering, and co-sleeping. It might lead to the best decisions you'll ever make in raising your baby and saving a lot of money! ;-) And if you have a big baby, toddler or kid already, follow Davao Homeschooling Family. You might fall in love with homeschooling and realize it's the best education path for you and your kids!


2015 lucky wedding dates for Hindus

One of the most popular posts here in our wedding blog is the one that listed lucky wedding dates according to the Chinese calendar. That post was 4 years old but still continues to receive traffic. Which only shows that brides and grooms really care to begin the first day of their married life on an auspicious date :) Here in Davao, we noticed an increased spike of Indian nationals (mostly Hindus) attending our schools and settling down in the city. And so, for our 2015 lucky wedding dates series, we will first share the auspicious Hindu wedding dates

January - 16, 18, 24, 25, 30
February - 6, 7, 8, 14, 15 20, 21, 22, 27
March - 8, 13, 21
April - no lucky wedding date
May - 1, 8, 9, 15, 30, 31
June - 5, 6, 12, 21
July - 8
August - no lucky wedding date
September - no lucky wedding date
October - no lucky wedding date
November - 22, 27
December - 4, 5, 6, 13

These are the Hindu lucky wedding dates on 2015 that falls on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We don't know if there are lucky dates for Mon-Thurs, or if Hindus even marry on those days. Best to consult with your Hindu leader :) Also, as you noticed, there no lucky dates on August - October. According to EnkiCharity.com, "To honor the gods’ yogic sleep—Chaturmas, marriage is banned from July 27th to November 22nd."  So there you have it, better to schedule your wedding on the early months of 2015 if you're a Hindu! :)