Prenup Marathon

Prenup Lovin’ at PNR: Rounding Up the Imagine Nation Prenup Marathon II

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Like how cool is it to be at an actual train station? It’s dreamy, almost sentimental, like the feeling of going on a long trip with the one you love–arm in arm, through the tracks, into the sunset… ahhh, the works. And oh did we hype on all that mushy jazz last Saturday, October 13, when Imagine Nation Photography and our lovely couples went to the nostalgic Philippine National Railways (PNR) Tutuban Station for the Prenup Marathon II! With eight amazing INP photographers rockin the station with their unique prenup shoot concepts, you could bet our couples were really taken on an awesome ride.

It was an afternoon of prenup lovin’. Twenty three couples said ‘Game!’ to the fun, busy stretch, starting with the sign up and getting of their prenup marathon kits…

Each couple got this kit that contained their shoot checklist, a map to the whole place, and some surprise discount coupons from our awesome partner suppliers! Sweet sign-up treat indeed, and the shoot had not even started yet!

 After they’ve registered, the bride-to-be’s headed down to the glam department. The awesome talents of Girlie UyJennifer Cutanda, and Jo Chan worked to get our girls prenup-ready.

Nothing like a stunningly sweet and simple look to put the ‘pretty’ on ‘prenup’! Here are the artists with our ladies.

 Meanwhile, out at the platforms (and under the God-blessed weather) were the INP Junior photographers with their fun, quirky, romantic motifs. Each couple got the chance to shoot with three photographers, with 10 minutes at each shoot (sets were chosen via draw lots, which made it even more exciting!)

Which way to your pre-nup stations?

 The concepts were so unique, all creatively styled by the photographers themselves. Some went romantic, others went eccentric, but all the photographers kept their booths personalized just the same. It was as if the photographers were sharing with the couples an extension of who they are through the themes they put up. For an afternoon there, PNR looked like a crazy studio of sorts, everyone was running around and shooting like crazy. (We wouldn’t call it a marathon for nothing.) But no sweat ruined that sunny stretch!

Here are some snaps of what went on at the booths:

The couples became like rock stars for a day at the Rock Star Legend station with Jan Ray Bautista.

Vintage lovin’ was what the couples shared down at Shayla Sanchez’s Travel Through the Trails.

What can be cuter than our couples sharing a sip at this shabby Coffee Date by the Train set up by Madoka Kashiwazaki?

You know what they say about love in the movies? It’s always sweeter off-cam. Here’s Alex Ruelo and his Lights, Camera, Action theme.

Love goes fun and laid-back as Aika Guerrero inspires her couples to Love the Waiting.

It’s all colors, spice, and indie antics down here with with Kim Lim and her Indie with Kimi motif.

The couples traded their fancy get-ups to be kick-ass Sweetheart Athletes with Jed Calara.

Say, ‘Hello Yellow’ as the couples fall in love with Larry Leong’s Rain or Shine theme.

Now that was how we spelled FUN at the Prenup Marathon II! If you liked the behind-the-scene snaps, just wait till you see the shots by the juniors who rocked the event! You can visit their microsites to check out their blogs, but just to tease you with a little something, here are some peeks:

Photo by Jan Ray Bautista

Photo by Shayla Sanchez

Photo by Madoka Kashiwazaki

Photo by Alex Ruelo

Photo by Aika Guerrero

Photo by Kimi Lim

Photo by Jed Calara

Photo by Larry Leong

So how much for the whole adventure? Just P2000 to register, and each couple gets CD copies of their shoots! W@Wies (of Weddings @ Work) even got a 50% discount when they signed up! Awesome, right?

To the marathoners who celebrated prenup lovin with us, THANK YOU! We were blessed to have shared that train-stopping adventure with you guys! Thank you also to our friends and suppliers who also blessed the event with their support: Josiah’s CateringKris Bacani Bridal Make-up ServicesCake Line by Judy Uson, (and those from Shayla Sanchez’s circle, we have) Kaycee Lim Make-up services, Dulce Amor Events, Glenn Gan Nasis, and Francis Day.

Yum! Thank you for keeping us company, Josiah’s!

 Finally, we’d like to give a shout out to the generous and very accommodating staff of PNR who opened their doors to this one-of-a-kind prenup event. That’s as much fun as we can get without boarding a train! Hope to share more with you on our future shoots!

To the lovely pink-and-brown team of Imagine Nation that organized the event, you guys were awesome!

 And that’s a wrap for Prenup Marathon II! Now if you missed it, don’t worry. Stay tuned for the next Prenup Marathon coming up on 2013! Where are we taking it next? Well, that’s for us to know and for you to find out.

See you on the next!

And oh, before we forget…

To our lovely marathoners: how’d you like to join us for another adventure? We have a Before I Do Workshop coming up–a one-day interactive workshop that  tackles on the Biblical yet very practical wisdoms on marriage. Speakers John and Monique Ong, Manny and Lisa Manansala, and Edric and Joy Mendoza are ready to share with you their quips and joys of married life.

Sit down, get busy, and grow together! We’ve got amazing activities lined up for you, plus some awesome prizes from our partner suppliers. Mark your calendars: The Before I Do Workshop is happening on November 17 at the 3rd Floor, CCF Hall, A Venue Makati Ave, 8 AM – 6PM. Registration is at P1500, inclusive of handouts, food, and certificates.

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind marathon towards a marriage that lasts. Catch you there on November 17! For more details, visit www.beforeidoworkshop.com