Ms.- Mrs.

In 7 days, I will officially be a wife. No longer a bride but a wife to the man I have pledged to spend the rest of my life with. It seems like the easiest thing in the world to do/ be.

It’s been a hectic couple of weeks what with the last minute preparations, non stop celebrations and most of all, people flying in. I have to say, I am the MOST touched and humbled at the amount of people who have actually taken the time to fly in and witness Paolo & I get married.

Quite honestly, I don’t have a million friends but it is soo nice to know that the little friends that I do have have gone above and beyond to be with us on one of the most important days of our lives. It’s just so freakin’ surreal!

Papa and Miguel are finally home and it feels great to finally be a complete family again. There’s nothing like the sound of our laughter filling up a room and bonding with one another.

I am also blogging on the brand new MacBook Air that they got me (and Paolo) as a wedding gift. It’s really for me but Paolo is allowed to touch it.

I keep getting asked if I’m excited to get married or what it feels like to be almost wed. Honestly, things feel the same but the air is different. Everything is a little bit brighter and the people are lighter and you’re obviously constantly the centre of attention but between Paolo and I- it doesn’t really feel like things are really going to change. I’m ok with that. I mean, I don’t necessarily want them to unless if we finally decide to have kids.

I still have to finish my vows and all the other stuff I need to do for the wedding.

Good luck, Issa.

Bridal Diaries: Things To Do In Cebu For #ItsAPissaParty Wedding Guests

If you’re reading this blog, first of all, thank you so much for being here! If you’re reading this because you are attending the #ItsAPissaParty wedding then, thank you even more for making time to be here- we appreciate it so much!!

Whether you’ll be here for 2 days or 2 weeks, there is definitely something for you to enjoy here in Cebu and since my family and friends have started pouring in, I thought it would only be appropriate to sort of give you ideas on what to do while you’re here! Everything that we’ve suggested are places that Paolo and I have either thought of going to or love going/ doing which we think ya’ll would enjoy, as well.

I’ve also taken the liberty of including a list of services that our out of town guests might appreciate so feel free to use this list to your advantage and let me know if you have any questions!


  • Transportation – GRAB (ios/ android)  – We highly recommend you take a grab to and from the wedding reception as we do not suggest drinking and driving!
  • Communication – You can buy a GLOBE sim card, load it up with 150 and follow these instructions:

TEXT GOSAKTO120 to 8080
7 days unli call to Globe/TM + unli allnet texts + 1GB mobile data
Load amount: 120 Pesos



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aka our favorite places to eat!

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* Larsian Cebu
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or if you’re craving for BBQ and want a cleaner alternative, you can try Yakski

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I really hope that this is somewhat helpful for everyone! If you’re looking for more family friendly activities,  you can check out this blog that I made a while back:

or you can message me and we can plan something!