Husband and I will be celebrating our 5th year wedding anniversary at the end of this year. Sometime ago, I posted some photos of my wedding dress but not proper ones as I wanted to thank the person who made it for me - a very good friend of mine, (Ate) Adora. I call her 'Ate' meaning 'big sister.' In the Philippines, it's a sign of respect. I would like to thank her once again for creating for me a beautiful wedding dress. It's a Maria-Clara-inspired wedding top made of white lace embellished with pearls and long chiffon skirt, with a Maria-Clara shawl to match.
Ate Adora has a great story to tell. A lot of people can learn a lesson or two from her. She got married in 1980 to Tony and is mother to six children. Sadly, her husband passed away in 1992, she was then 34 and pregnant with Anton, the youngest of the children. She was left alone to raise 6 children! Yes - SIX! All on her own.
I find Ate Adora to be an admirable woman, one of the so many unsung heroes of my lifetime I must say. She's never married again. She is a very responsible woman. She doesn't waste time going out at night partying, instead she uses all her time rushing home to tend to the children and her dressmaking business. It was even more difficult when she still had the 9 to 5 job in the corporate world.
Ate Adora worked as an Executive Secretary for many years whilst also accepting dressmaking jobs, mostly bridal gowns. Now Earl, the eldest, is already working. He graduated with a degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering. There's still Therese and Anton to finish studying. Therese is currently on 4th year at the University of the Philippines, taking up Industrial Engineering and Anton at San Beda on his 1st year, taking up Enterpreneurship. Like Earl, the other 3 girls - Kay, Rea and Eva have now graduated with a bachelor's degree (well done, Ate Adora! I am so proud of you and your children!).
Ate Adora left her corporate life a few years ago and is now succeeding in her business! I'm inviting you all to see how beautiful her creations are. She has a website, Adora's Creations. If you have a Facebook account, you can also add her up, her business account name is the same, Adora's Creations. If you are on my Facebook account, she's on my friends' list.
Me and my husband at Lydia's, a Filipino restaurant where we had our wedding reception.
You will find that my wedding photos are not as good as the ones below, which are also created by Ate Adora. It's because we did not use a digital camera. The photos above are scanned copies. To make up for that, I am showing you some really divine creations that can only make you want to wear them and get married - if you already are, they will make you want to get married again! Ha!
By the way, Adora's Creations not only make bridal gowns, it's the whole entourage! I almost forgot to mention that she also used to make my long evening dresses for me when I was working as events presenter.
Adora's Creations accept jobs from overseas so if you are interested, feel free to email Adora at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. She will send an instruction on how you to get your measurements so you can send it to her.
If you are planning for your big day or you know someone who is, please feel free to forward this post's link to your friends.