27
Jan

Celebrity Wedding: Eric Dee Jr. and Bea Soriano

Posted by Janna Simpao

It’s a no brainer! We lovvvvvvveeeee Eric Dee Jr. and model Bea Soriano’s garden wedding. We’ve actually been raving about it since the day we found ourselves glued to their instagram hashtag #beric2015. Why are we crazy over it, you ask? Well, for starters, we totally dig the idea that this couple managed to keep their engagement and preparation quite low key. But not just that, despite it being a small and intimate affair, it oozed with pure elegance and class. Everything felt easy without compromising exquisiteness. From the bride wearing the most beautiful Rosa Clara gown to the breathtaking event styling by Jo Claravall (C’mon! You must love that gorgeous entryway!), every inch of this celebration spoke sophistication. It’s such a breath of fresh air seeing something laid-back and still very romantic. I love how Antonio’s was transformed into a dreamy secret garden. We also give our two thumbs up for how the bridesmaids wore their own pink dresses by different designers–it added to that non-structured feel that we often lack in local weddings. (Tip for brides: It’s ok to use different fabrics and designs for your ladies!) We will find ourselves swooning over this set the rest of the week. Thank you to Bea Caisip Photography for sending these beautiful photos our way!

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Photographer: Bea Caisip Photography / Ceremony Venue: Antonio's Tagaytay / Reception Venue: Antonio's Tagaytay / Bride’s Dress: Rosa Clara / Event Stylist: Jo Claravall / Makeup Artist: Mickey See

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–Haiyan or Yolanda. It affected 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 respective fields poured out their talent and resources to give generously. Thus, we were able to do three 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