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19
Dec

Fashion Friday: Zuhair Murad Spring 2015

Posted by Janna Simpao

Count on the Zuhair Murad Spring 2015 collection to spell out regal elegance for us. These dresses are all about the grand and the gorgeous. Aside from the dresses being exceptionally breathtaking, we also quite dig the concept of this shoot. Putting something so feminine and exquisite against the raw and organic backdrop of the hay!

So here you go, an extra dose of loveliness graces us today!

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Designer: Zuhair Murad

14
Dec

Celebrity Wedding: JC Intal and Bianca Gonzalez Official Wedding Photos

Posted by Janna Simpao

It seems like we will never get over how beautiful the wedding of JC Intal and Bianca Gonzalez really is. Today we see another glimpse of this swoon-worthy union through the lens of Pat Dy. And yes, we’re betting you will love this as much as you loved their wedding video. So c’mon, drop what you’re doing cause we promise this will be worth your time!

Photographer: Pat Dy / Ceremony Venue: El Nido Resorts, Lagen Island / Bride’s Dress: Rosa Clara / Bridesmaid Dresses: Celline Bautista / Flowers & Decor: Robert Blancaflor / Couple and Entourage Styling: Liz Uy Styling Company / Groom’s Attire: Joey Samson / Makeup Artist: Bianca Gonzalez (Bride)

11
Dec

Celebrity Pre-Wedding Video: JC Intal and Bianca Gonzalez by Jason Magbanua

Posted by Janna Simpao

No frills, no fuss, just pure effortless love is what we see in this pre-wedding video of JC Intal and Bianca Gonzalez. Bravo, Jason Magbanua, bravo. Next on our wish list, their Palawan wedding video!

Videographer: Jason Magbanua / Venue: Raffles Makati

10
Dec

The Engagement Diamond: Things You Need To Know

Posted by Janna Simpao

Here at Bride and Breakfast, we strive to make wedding planning a bit easier, so we come up with topics that may spark interest in our readers. In the years that we have been blogging, we noticed how everyone loves ring shots, especially those of engagement rings! Well, we don’t blame you! There is something about engagement rings that stir the heart in an unexplainable manner. All I know is that beautiful bling often makes us immediately daydream. I know that ladies don’t really have a big say on choosing what ring they get when their man surprises her with a proposal, but since we are here to spread some wedding knowledge, here are a few things to consider in picking the ring. (And hopefully, this article lands on the lap of your beau!)

1. An engagement ring will always trigger memories of the proposal. A proposal may be documented by photo or video, but sometimes it isn’t. I personally believe your engagement ring will always be the best reminder of what happened that day. Whenever your glance moves to that finger of yours, memories will certainly be triggered—moments like your jaw dropping as he goes on one knee, or when he slowly opens the box and you take that first glimpse of that shimmering beauty, or when he utters the sweet words “Will you marry me?”.

2. Research, research, research! Your girlfriend will often have pegs of her dream ring. Try out your spy skills and find out where she hid them in her computer or mobile phone. Or maybe she told her best friends! Imagine if she opens that box and sees that ring she’s been dreaming of her whole life? And ladies, do your research well! You would want a ring that you will still love 50 years from now!

Now, I know not every guy knows where to start when it comes to picking the best diamond. Luckily, this absolutely breathtaking video from wedding videographer Jason Magbanua shows off what makes up the best engagement diamond, right down to the venerable Five Cs. You’ll find that, contrary to popular belief, it makes it clear that some Cs should be prioritized over others.

Here’s a brief explanation on how to pick the best diamond. I’m going to go a bit technical and bear with me for a moment—I promise this is information you would want to know! Remember the 5 C’s!

The misconception is the bigger the carat the better. But in reality, carat weight (a.k.a. diamond size) means nothing unless the diamond is expertly crafted with a precise cut that brings out all of the stone’s brilliance—my favorite among all cuts is the emerald cut. The next things to consider are the clarity and color of the diamond. It’s important to stay away from any visible flaws (get grades FL to VS2), and never settle for any hue but the purest white (from D to F). Last but not the least is the unique character that makes it stand out beautifully among other diamonds.

3. Make a wise investment. When I say wise, I mean know where your money is really going. Let’s face it, it’s hard-earned money! I personally think getting the best engagement ring is something worth investing on. Looking at it in a practical sense, the ring will not just have sentimental value, it will also have monetary value. Most of the things you will spend for during the wedding will just exist during the wedding day itself, but that engagement ring will only leave your finger when you decide to pass it on to your children.

So there you have it, some quick guidelines on how to find the best diamond engagement ring ever. And if you know any guy who is about to propose, we highly suggest you do them a favor and forward this article! Happy ring hunting from Bride and Breakfast, your virtual wedding best friend!


05
Dec

Fashion Friday: Valentino Spring 2014 Resort Collection

Posted by Janna Simpao

Warning! This post may actually cause you to giggle like a high school girl in love. The dresses from the Valentino Resort 2014 collection are just way too pretty! They will certainly cause some ooohs, ahhhs and “I want that!” remarks. So if you’re not ready to show people your inner girly-girl, better hide in a corner before you browse through this! Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Let the swoon-fest begin!

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Designer: Valentino

04
Dec

Editorial Fest 2014: Wedding Editorial

Posted by Janna Simpao

Most of you have heard about our first ever Editorial Fest at Privato Hotel. Basically, we shot three different editorials simultaneously and we opened it up to a number of photographers. A few weeks back, we showed you how to do an Elopement shoot in style. Today, we go a bit grander with a modern wedding in mind. The Wedding Editorial for the Editorial Fest 2014 was all about chic sophistication. Many brides are now opting for the clean and sleek look for their weddings, and let’s just say we are totally behind you on this new trend. Moss Manila brought in a palette of white, black, and gold for the set design. And of course, we stuck to the Ed Fest’s general theme of geometric. The very talented photographer Jaja Samaniego took the rein in shooting all the loveliness before our eyes (we’re still pretty much smitten over all the shots!!!). But on top of that, Bob Nicolas did a spectacular video that will leave you with goosebumps and a sudden desire to cuddle with that special someone of yours–make sure you go down to the end of the post to watch it!

Love this look? Be sure to take a look at the list of the amazing suppliers who made all of this come to life! It’s a team you’ll surely want for your big day!

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Photographer: Jaja Samaniego / Videographer: Bob Nicolas / Venue: Privato Hotel / Set Design and Florist: Moss Manila / Tablescape Props: Rustan's / Tablescape Props: Moss Manila Home / Cake Baker: CynfullySweets / Bride’s Dress: Vania Romoff / Groom’s Attire: Francis Libiran / Groom’s Attire: Tiño Suits / Groom's Accessories: Merger / Groom's Accessories: Tieline / Flower Girl Dresses: Vanessa del Rosario / Bride’s Wardrobe Stylist: Rachelle Que / Groom’s Wardrobe Stylist: Sidney Yap / Makeup Artist: Gery Penaso for MAC Cosmetics / Hairstylist: Mauie Dudero of Blo Blowdry Bar, Megamall / Nails: St. Nails / Invitations Design: Natural Selection Design Co. / Invitations Calligraphy: The Fozzy Book / Invitations Printing: Kenneth Uy / Rings: Imelda’s Jewelry / 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) / Female Model: Olivia Medina of IM Agency / Male Model: Sam Ajdani of PMAP / On-The-Day Coordinator: Joed See Events / Cover Artwork: The Letter Studio


21
Nov

Fashion Friday: Vania Romoff Bridal

Posted by Janna Simpao

I can’t breathe! That’s my usual reaction to beautiful things… and well, we all know Vania Romoff creates beautiful things. I am ecstatic that she finally launched a bridal collection this year (been dying for it to come out!), and let’s just say we were not disappointed. Even the flower girl dresses were to die for! Sleek lines, romantic and classic silhouettes, timeless fabrics–these gowns are every elegant bride’s dream come true. Enough talking, it’s time to swoon!

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Designer: Vania Romoff

18
Nov

Celebrity Wedding: Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson

Posted by Janna Simpao

Many brides want to do that “all white” theme. Guess what? Solange Knowles totally nailed the look and might as well be awarded the All White (or should I say Ivory/Cream) Wedding of the Year Award. Celebrity Singer Solange weds video director boyfriend Alan Ferguson in New Orleans and Rog Walker captured the most amazing portraits of this special day!

But for our bride readers, we all know that all eyes are focused on Solange’s wedding ensembles. The dress she wore as she took portraits with her girls (which was an off-white cape gown by Humberto Leon for Kenzo) was indeed a winner, but she just had to up the ante and wear a caped ivory-toned jumpsuit ensemble by Stephane Rolland as well. GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS!!! Not just that. The groom and the entourage also rock their attire! We give the white suit and the bridesmaid’s mixed-matched dresses two thumbs up!

So Solange and Alan, thank you for educating us all today on how it should be done! You’ve practically made wedding history today with this awesome look!

See more photos and full details of their wedding in Vogue.

Photo: Rog Walker

Photo: Rog Walker

Here are other shots we’ve seen all over the internet:

Photo: Josh Brasted/WireImage

Source: Vogue / Source: The Guardian / Instagram: Beyonce

14
Nov

Fashion Friday: Jazel Sy LookbookMNL

Posted by Janna Simpao

Jazel Sy has always been known for her intricate and feminine designs. Today we get another glimpse of her beautiful creations photographed by Imagine Nation Photography. With a set design by Oh Happy Day Events + Design that will make you dream of all things wonderful, we can’t help but dream our Friday away.

Designer: Jazel Sy / Photographer: Madoka Tomas, Kim Lim, and Liz Ranola of Imagine Nation Photography / Event Stylist: Oh Happy Day Events + Design / Venue: Alpadi Estate Antipolo / Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Mariah Santos / Flowers: Badang Rueda / Accessories: SEPA Accessories Cebu / Cake Baker: Sugarplum Pastries / Calligraphy: Mica Samar / Videographer: Ghe Consolacion / On-the-Day Coordination: Oh Happy Day Events + Design