The Beautiful Bunch

Posted by Janna Simpao

Stop whatever it is you are doing, because this needs your undivided attention. Ok fine, I might be exaggerating a bit. I just really got excited over the fact that this will be the first time we will be featuring something like this! You know how getting engaged is usually focused on the couple? Well, this engagement shoot is quite different! Marcos and Janice’s chose to do a shoot with their family and friends. Yup, you read it right… one big bunch having fun in the sun. We love, love, love this idea! I mean, in reality, you don’t just marry a person, you actually also marry everyone they care about (sort of)! Go ahead and look… this set by Randolf Evan is 100% awesome!

Photographer: Randolf Evan / Stylist: Kerstie Ladd / Location: Ateneo de Manila University


A Tasteful Tale in the Tropics

Posted by Janna Simpao

It’s no secret that El Nido in Philippines has one of the most beautiful beaches in the whole world. So imagine getting married there? Yup, it’s a total dream come true for a beach bride to walk its shores! And of course, some of you who have never been there will probably be skeptical. Well, that’s why we have Mark Cantalejo‘s photos to prove why we are doing all this swooning. Be prepared, it will take your breath away!!!

Photographer: Mark Cantalejo / Hair and Makeup Artist: Wenwen Zaspa / Videographer: Ghe Consolacion / Bride’s Dress: Joe San Antonio / Florist: Vatel Manila


Fashion Friday: Mira Zwillinger Spring 2015

Posted by Janna Simpao

There is something quite ethereal about the Mira Zwillinger Spring 2015 collection. Although veering away from the voluminous cuts, these dresses have a luxurious and stately feel about them. The delicate fabric and feminine cuts are so dreamy, we can’t help but fall in love with them. Yup, these dresses are absolutely jaw-droppers. Two thumbs up from us!

Designer: Mira Zwillinger / Photos: Wedding Bells


Bride and Breakfast Editorial Fest 2014

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I have been dreaming about this event since last year. For most of our readers and our friends from the wedding industry, you know that Bride and Breakfast takes our wedding editorials quite seriously. We conceptualize, plan, and execute themes in collaboration with different suppliers who have taken on the challenge to help us realize visions and themes that we know our readers will love.

Some of these editorials are First Love, Beauty and the Beloved, and Wed Colorfully. And today, we are so, so, so proud to announce the Bride and Breakfast Editorial Fest 2014. It won’t just be our typical one-themed editorial, we’re doing three simultaneous ones. And yes, we think it will be epic. We believe in sharing our vision with as many people as possible so we are opening this shoot fest to awesome photographers out there that we’ll love to shoot along with.

What is the Bride and Breakfast Editorial Fest?

We have always been keen on bringing something new to the wedding industry every year, and this editorial shoot on August 29, 2014 (Friday) is the first of its kind. There will three types of bridal editorial setups that photographer participants will be able to shoot within one day: a wedding editorial, an elopement editorial, and a bridal fashion and portrait editorial. All of these will have elaborate, complete, and interconnecting designs; professional models; and swoon-worthy details (e.g. cakes, invitations, table setting, etc.). There will also be three photographers acting as marshals in each setup—for this year, we are collaborating with Pat Dy, Nelwin Uy, and Jaja Samaniego. They will also be assisting and giving tips on how to approach the editorial, but at the end of the day, each participant has the freedom to shoot the editorial in their own personal style and technique.

Here’s a partial list of confirmed suppliers for the creation of the editorial themes. Stay tuned as we announce more vendor details for the Editorial Fest!

Who can join the Bride and Breakfast Editorial Fest?

Both seasoned and up-and-coming photographers who share our passion for carefully-curated editorial shoots are welcome to join. The focus is to be able to photograph the beautiful details of each editorial setup and to marry your personal shooting style with the Bride and Breakfast editorial style.

What makes the Bride and Breakfast Editorial Fest a good investment?

  • You get to instantly shoot three editorials that have been carefully thought of, planned, and executed by the Bride and Breakfast team together with some of the most respected suppliers in the industry. The rates for this event are actually very affordable considering that you will be able to do three editorial shoots, as the cost of the registration fee would even be enough to pay for one editorial setup, let alone three.
  • These editorials can be posted on your blogs and portfolios and tagged as “Shot for the Bride and Breakfast Editorial Fest 2014”.
  • Exchange knowledge and tips with participants, marshals, and the Bride and Breakfast team.
  • This is an opportunity to show your own strength and style in approaching an editorial, and for Bride and Breakfast and our blog viewers to be more familiar with your work. Bride and Breakfast is constantly looking for partners in other shoots—having your work in our radar and being knowledgeable of your personal editorial shooting style will be a great way for us to determine possible future collaborations, and be a platform for many other opportunities for all parties involved.
  • Build relationships with everyone involved in this production. You also get to tap their individual market through the social media posts and publicity that our participating suppliers will be generating.
  • Last but not the least, it’s gonna be so fun! We wanna have a good time with you guys!

What are the rates for participating in the Editorial Fest?

  • Early Bird Rate: P17,500 (for all paid registrations on or before August 7, 2014)
  • Regular Rate: P20,000

Slots are limited to give an equal opportunity for all photographer participants to shoot all three editorial setups. There is high demand for the event so if you are interested, we suggest that you register immediately. See you at the Bride and Breakfast Editorial Fest 2014!


A Seaside Bliss

Posted by Janna Simpao

Time and time again, we see how beach weddings have a way of making us wish we were by the water drinking a very cold drink! Rodolphe and Angela’s wedding at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa is just the thing we need to daydream this morning. Most of us are suckers for pastels so this is probably gonna make you squeal with delight! We also love the unexpected pop of bright pink from the groom and the little boys. And don’t get me started on the reception styling. The cake and table decor are sooooo gorgeous! We’re glad Rock Paper Scissors‘ work landed on our laps today!

Photographer: Rock Paper Scissors Photography / Ceremony Venue: Sacred Heart Parish, Cebu / Reception Venue: Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa / Videographer: Bob Nicolas / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: The Best Case Scenario by Camille Vivas / Flowers & Decor: Pink Flora Flowers and Events by Pinky Chang / Makeup Artist: Gari Son / Bride’s Dress: Mel Orlina


Purple Playfulness

Posted by Janna Simpao

Let’s be honest. Purple, lilac, or any hue within that violet spectrum has been a very popular choice for brides ever since we can remember. I can’t blame them! There is just something so rich and strong, yet romantic and attractive about the shade. Rommel and Shane’s wedding is no exception to those who have pulled off this color quite well. A mix of playful and elegant details cover this affair that we know will be loved by many of our readers. Those bridesmaids certainly wore that color quite well! And the reception decor was truly lovely. Oh, and let’s not forget how the dashing couple looked sooo in love. It’s always a treat to see these wonderful things from Rainbowfish Photography!

Photographer: Rainbowfish Photography / Ceremony Venue: Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod / Reception Venue: Mövenpick Hotel Mactan / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Project Events Cebu / Reception Styling: Interior Arts and Event Design by Nancy Roble / Makeup Artist: Romero Vergara / Bride’s Dress: Philipp Tampus Atelier / Bridesmaid Dresses: Philipp Tampus Atelier / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Invitations & Stationery: twenty O four / Videographer: SLYSTUDIOS


Fashion Friday: Marchesa Spring 2015

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Oh Marchesa, how we love thee! Get ready for some ooohhh-ing and aaahh-ing folks, because the Marchesa Spring 2015 Bridal Collection is to die for! With pretty lace and even prettier styles, these dresses are beyond divine. And oh! We think that off-shoulder cuts are gonna be quite popular this coming year. Truly tasteful Marchesa, bravo!

Designer: Marchesa / Photos: The Knot


Summer Sophisticate

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Our doors are always wide open for the chic and fresh. And let’s just say we didn’t want to miss the opportunity of wrapping our arms around Gerald and Tin’s big day. We love the crisp and refreshing vibe that this affair exudes. Take a look at the reception decor! The greens and lemons have left us longing for the sweetness of summer! And as we’ve said before, we are big fans of NYAPS*. Enjoy these photos, folks–a happy day to all!

Photographer: NYAPS* / Ceremony Venue: Enderun Colleges / Reception Venue: Enderun Colleges / Bride’s Dress: Mannie Halasan / Makeup Artist: Lian Capili / Flowers & Decor: Amante Fleurs / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Marge Montemayor


Whimsical Merriments

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Oh boy, oh boy! Do we have a whimsical treat for you! Nev and Andy’s wedding is oozing with sweet charm and filled with endearing whimsy. Aside from the beautiful decor, we’re particularly going crazy over that amazing invitations! So many elements to ogle over in this gorgeous wedding! Well, we’ve got Foreveryday Photography to thank for sending these divine snaps!








Photographer: Foreveryday Photography / Ceremony Venue: Chapel on the Hill / Reception Venue: Royale Tagaytay Estates / Bride's Ceremony Dress: Percy Barillo / Bride's Reception Dress: Tammy Tan / Bridesmaid Dresses: Tammy Tan / Groom’s Attire: JC Ulanday / Hairstylist: John Valle / Makeup Artist: Mickey See / Catering: K. by Cunanan / Invitations & Stationery: Jonathan Manaois / Band: Serenata Strings / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Once a Bride Weddings


Fashion Friday: Romona Keveza Spring 2015

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Two words for you: modern sophistication. That’s what the Romona Keveza and Legends by Romona Keveza Spring 2015 collection is all about. If you like sleek and grand, then these dresses will definitely do you justice. We’re totally loving how they even matched some of the dresses with a metal belt! Despite the modern twists of the dresses, these creations remain timeless and tasteful. Which one is your favorite?

Designer: Romona Keveza / Photos: Belle the Magazine