The Breathtaking Blush

Breathtaking. The beauty of Kevin and Ady’s wedding is just overflowing to the brim. Toto Villaruel took the most amazing photos and we couldn’t contain our giddiness over all the pretty blush details of this affair. Ady wore the most beautiful Cary Santiago gown, and her Louboutins are perfection. And we totally love how Kevin looked so debonair in his tuxedo. Be ready to catch your jaws as they drop, because this is one wedding you’ll definitely fall in love with.

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Photographer: Toto Villaruel / Preparations and Reception Venue: Sofitel / Ceremony Venue: The Basílica Menor de San Sebastián / Videographer: Jason Magbanua / Florist and Stylist: Gideon Hermosa / Bride’s Dress: Cary Santiago / Groom’s Attire: Yves Saint Laurent / Bridesmaid Dresses: Cecilio Abad / Groomsmen Attire: Cornell’s Tailoring / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Christine Ong-Te / Hair and Makeup Artist: Albert Kuriniawan / Host: Atom Ungson / Cake Baker: Shortcrust by Peachy Juban / Music: Manila Philharmonic Orchestra / Invitations & Stationery: Global Invitations / Video Mapping: Vidsonic / Lights and Sounds: Microdata Systems & Management / Photobooth: Team OSS

10 Bridal Myths You Need to Stop Believing

There will always be wedding traditions. But don’t fret, ladies! Although there are “rules” that are great to follow, there are actually some that can be broken! Often, as brides, we tend to be scared to break away from the norm or the usual “beliefs” that are imposed to us by family, friends, or society in general. Here at Bride and Breakfast, we’re out to tell you that it’s ok to take the road less traveled… so we’ve come up with a list of ten Bridal Myths that we’ll gladly bust for you!

Myth #1: Beadless and sequin-less gowns are just not formal enough!

At some point in time, it became the usual practice to put some sort of beadwork for bridesmaid dresses. Today, this tradition is still common, but is not a hard and fast rule. The fear of most is that the gowns will look informal and inelegant. This is actually far from the truth. Beadless gowns look young, fresh, and effortless. If you want to glam it up a bit, make your brides wear fun accessories such as statement earrings, necklaces, or bracelets. Or even using stylish minaudieres can complete the look.

[Wedding: A Modern Merriment / Photo: Nicolai Melicor]

[Wedding: Ever Effortless / Photo: J Lucas Reyes]

Or try checking out our article about gorgeous looks perfect for your bridesmaids!

Myth #2: I need to wear “Bridal Shoes”.

This day and age is probably the most fun time to be a bride, since it’s actually quite acceptable for you to wear any fashionable shoe that is pretty and fits your personality. You don’t necessarily have to wear white, cream, or nude–a variety of colors (and styles) work well with wedding gowns. Another tip I would give is to choose a shoe that you can wear after the wedding–it’s way more cost-efficient that way.

[Wedding: Eternally Elegant / Photo: Jose Villa]

More shoe suggestions over here!

Myth #3: Beautiful gown = “beautiful” wedding.

Couples need to start approaching wedding style with an overall cohesive approach. Sometimes brides get focused on just having a beautiful gown and think that it’s the end-all-be-all of the wedding look. The key here is balance and coherence. If your gown is too grand and everything else in the wedding is bare and simple, then there is a disconnect with the overall look. Another thing to consider is matching your gown style to your wedding theme. For example, a modern dress goes with a modern theme, but a vintage gown won’t. So if you want a laid back vibe for your decor, then you can also pick out a gown design that also reflects that easy and laid back vibe.

[Wedding: Pretty Pink and Perfect / Photo: Pat Dy]

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Ever Effortless

Quiet elegance and effortless sophistication seem to have filled our morning, and we are not complaining. If anything, I have found myself soaked in pure bliss as I swoon over Enzo and Pat’s wedding by J Lucas Reyes. If you’re a big fan of the “less is more” look, then I assure you that this wedding nailed it. Not only was the bride Pat of Spruce Floral Designs stunning in her Sareh Nouri gown, but every single detail and element in this affair showed tastefulness and refinement. Gorgeous couple, gorgeous wedding, gorgeous everything!

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Photographer: J Lucas Reyes / Flowers & Decor: Spruce Floral Designs / Bride’s Dress: Sareh Nouri / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Groom’s Attire: Tiño Suits / Groom's Shoes: Allen Edmonds / Mother of the Bride and Maids of Honor: Two Chic / Mother of the Groom: Rajo Laurel / Bridesmaid Dresses: Vania Romoff / Flower Girl Dresses: Richie Ortega Torres / Cake Baker: Penk Ching / Ceremony Venue: San Pedro Calungsod Church / Reception Venue: Abaca Boutique Resort, Mactan, Cebu / Videographer: Cinemaworks / Makeup Artist: Wenwen Zaspa / Invitations & Stationery: Printsonalities / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Rita Neri Event Planners / Welcome Bag Artwork: Ink Scribbler

B&B Met Gala 2015 Favorites

Here at Bride and Breakfast, we take galas and awards pretty seriously. Why? Because it means I get to swoon over amazing dresses, of course! Waking up today was extra exciting cause I have been looking forward to this year’s Met Gala theme, China: Through a Looking Glass. This oriental twist added a more exotic and out-of-the-norm look for most of the celebrities. True enough, I was not disappointed! We’ve gathered some of our favorite looks this year. Some more oriental than others, yet all qualify for ensembles we’d love to see inspire brides for their wedding dress designs.

Uma Thurman
Tang Wei
Maggie Gyllenhaal in Roland Mouret
Lily Aldridge
Emily Blunt in Prada
Brie Larson, Courtney Eaton, and Annabelle Wallis
Kate Hudson in Michael Kors
Kristen Wiig

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A Thing of Beauty – Von Lazaro Collection

It seems like our day is off to a good start! Not only is it a long weekend, but we have got a pretty editorial for you to swoon over. Von Lazaro shares with us some of the loveliest gowns in his latest collection, and we are in love! Photographed by Jaja Samaniego, these dresses would surely make it to your dream gown wish list! Enjoy, ladies!

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Designer: Von Lazaro / Photographer: Jaja Samaniego / Styling and Production Design: RabbitHole Creatives / Makeup Artist: Toni Rodriguez / Hairstylist: Aries Manal / Venue: Pinto Art Gallery