26
Jan

The Inspire Initiative Benefit BBQ–Raising Relief for Yolanda

Posted by Janna Simpao

In 2013, one of the most devastating storms hit the Philippines called Haiyan or Yolanda. It hit thousands of families and destroyed towns and cities in the Visayas. The country was mourning.

We partnered with the Inspire Initiative group, and decided to work together in raising help from the Philippine wedding industry (which we were all part of). Honestly, it was one of the most moving things to see. Numerous wedding suppliers in their different respective fields poured out their talent and resources to give generously. Thus we were able to do 3 different projects under this campaign: The Inspire Initiative Shoot Marathon, The Inspire Initiative Sale and The Inspire Initiative Benefit BBQ, which I will be showing you today.

A family-style BBQ was a time for everyone to gather and be united with one heart and one desire–to bless others as we have been blessed, to be of help to our countrymen who suffered a painful loss, and to spend time with our fellow wedding suppliers as well.

There was an amazing team of vendors who made the BBQ happen, see our list at the end of the post. These people went over and beyond to give their talents and resources and we really can’t thank them enough, Those who attended contributed to the cause as well since ALL TICKET SALES WENT TO CHARITY. This post came a year late we know, but it still serves as reminder to all of us that most areas hit by this storm are still on the hard road to recovery. Help can still go a long way today.

See more photos of those who participated here.

This amount showed the proceeds from The Inspire Initiative Shoot Marathon which we we’re able to award to Unicef during the BBQ.

 

Photographer: Jowell Mariano / Venue: The Mango Farm / Catering: Purple Dish / Event Stylist: Vatel Manila / Event Stylist: Spark + Twinkle / Dessert Table: Joy San Gabriel / Dessert Table: Sugarplum Pastries / Dessert Table: K. by Cunanan / Band: The Manila String Machine / Video Booth: SlowMoo / Videographer: Zoombox / Rental Furniture: Botafogo Event Rentals / Tent: Rey and Chris Catering Equipment Rentals / Ticket Sales: Detalye Weddings and Events / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Joed See Events / Host: Atom Ungson

24
Jan

A Calming Romance

Posted by Janna Simpao

We’re having a pretty sweet and steady Saturday today, especially since these pre-wedding photos of Craig and Yeslyn shot by Daniel Lei Studio and styled by Papers & Pastels by DLS landed on our pages. This is a perfect example of how a shoot can look calm, casual, and still ooze with romance. Don’t you just love how beautiful everything came together in Jardin de Miramar? This is one set you will not regret seeing.

Photographer: Daniel Lei Studio / Flowers & Decor: Papers & Pastels by DLS / Styling: Papers & Pastels by DLS / Venue: Jardin de Miramar

23
Jan

Celebrity Engagement Video: Senator Chiz Escudero and Heart Evangelista

Posted by Janna Simpao

The pre-wedding video of Senator Chiz and Heart Evangelista by Bob Nicolas is finally out! With a few weeks to go before their big day, here’s a little teaser for you all.

Have a great weekend!

Videographer: Bob Nicolas

23
Jan

Fashion Friday: Paolo Sebastian Autumn-Winter 2014-2015

Posted by Janna Simpao

Time to get serious, ladies! The search for “the one” isn’t over the moment he puts a ring on it. You now have to decide on “the dress”. Well, that’s why our Fashion Friday exists–and thankfully, the Paolo Sebastian Autumn-Winter 2014-2015 collection was created. Because we truly think we’ve just landed on dress heaven. We can’t pick just one favorite from this set… can you?

Designer: Paolo Sebastian

22
Jan

Editorial Fest 2014: Fashion Editorial

Posted by Janna Simpao

Admit it brides, more often than not, the first thing you think about when you get engaged is your wedding dress. We don’t blame you though! It’s a once in a lifetime event where you get to wear “the dress”.

Here is our third and last installment of the B&B Editorial Fest, and it’s all about the bride! With a handful of top-notch wedding vendors, we came up with this gorgeous shoot. Teamba Designs created the most wonderfully whimsical French and geometric-inspired set design (could totally picture it even for a couple’s shoot). This being a fashion editorial meant we couldn’t survive without Sidney Yap and his fashion-forward team holding the reins on all the enchanting gowns done by some of the most sought-after Filipino designers. And to tie it all together, renowned wedding and fashion photographer Pat Dy captured the beauty of each element in every frame.

When we did the Editorial Fest 2014 at the Privato Hotel, we had one thing in mind–to inspire your wedding style. The Elopement and Wedding Editorials were sure hits. But be ready, because today’s Bridal Fashion Editorial is certainly going sweep you off to dream dress dreamland.

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Photographer: Pat Dy / Videographer: Notion in Motion / Venue: Privato Hotel / Set Design: Teamba Designs / Wardrobe Stylist: Sidney Yap (Assistants: Mike Sy, Katie Chatto, and Paulette Tecson) / Bride’s Dress: Edwin Tan / Bride’s Dress: Francis Libiran / Bride’s Dress: Ivarluski Aseron / Bride’s Dress: Joey Samson / Bride’s Dress: Maureen Disini / Bride’s Dress: Vania Romoff / Bouquet: Vatel Manila / Makeup Artist (Tola Orendain): Jasmine Mendiola / Hairstylist (Tola Orendain): Marie Tan / Makeup Artist (Chanel Olive Thomas): Toni Rodriguez / Hairstylist (Chanel Olive Thomas): James Nualla / Nails: High Heels & Nails / Furniture: Heima / Sound System: Sensitivity / LCD Projector: Metrotech / Photography Lights: Avenue Photo (ORION Professional Strobes, Merlin and Quasar Continuous Lighting Products) / Raffle Prizes and Demo Lenses: Lightroom Inc. (BlackRapid and Tamron) / Giveaways: Rummage PH (OTAA) / Model: Chanel Olive Thomas of IM Agency / Model: Tola Orendain of PMAP / On-The-Day Coordinator: Joed See Events