Monday, January 28, 2013

janissa + sherwin :: engaged!

It's our first post, 28 days late. On a good note, we're heavily active on Instagram (@bellzandwhistlez) and have uploaded a few more weddings on our Facebook! Peep our IG feed on @5thVillage here.

It's only fitting our first post is about our very own sweet Janissa, who was recently asked the question of the year. Yes, she is getting hitched and we are extremely excited! We've all been waiting for Mr. Sherwin to pop the question and he executed the proposal perfectly. Last December, J+S traveled to a wintery New York to attend a friend's wedding. It was unknown to Janissa that Sherwin would book their accommodations at the Andaz New York, a boutique and posh hotel that quickly fills its suites. Thinking that he had surprised her with such a feat, Janissa was unaware that the real surprise was in his pocket. After tears of joy in a private exchange of words (and a sweaty and nervous Sherwin), and sharing the news with their accompanying friends, J+S made their way back home to San Diego after the sweet wedding to enjoy more congratulatory hugs. Soon after, J+S came up with a brilliant idea for their engagement photos -- reenact the proposal at a place they hold close to their heart -- Andaz San Diego. That's literally an engagement photography session!

It was such a brilliant idea. Janissa and Sherwin contacted the talented Gervin Reyes of LGK Photography to capture a snippet of the engagement at the Andaz New York. They both look so cozy, comfortable, private, and in LOVE. Cheesy albeit, but so true! Love it.


  1. Congratulations, Janissa! So excited for you!

  2. Very romantic! Congratulations & Best Wishes.