A Rosy Romance

It’s gonna be one rosy morning as we enjoy this slow and sweet Sunday. Ge and J-ann’s charming celebration captured by Manny and April Photography is just the inspiration fix we need. Filled with romantic details set against the beautiful setting of the ocean, this wedding will surely tickle your love bones. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did! Have a great day!

Oh, and don’t forget to check out their wedding video by Treehouse Story at the bottom of the post!

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Photographer: Manny and April Photography / Videographer: Treehouse Story / Ceremony Venue: Chapel of Saint John the Baptist / Reception Venue: Two Seasons Coron Garden Area / Bride’s Dress: Randy Ortiz / Bride’s Shoes: Dune / Bridesmaid Dresses: Cor Sunglao Kho / Groom’s Attire: Randy Ortiz / Hairstylist: Bea Cuarteron / Makeup Artist: Nina Dumpa / Bouquets: Hardin Flowerworks / Invitations & Stationery: The Write Impression / DJ: DJ Darrel Del Pilar / Host: Cerah Herandez

Caught up in the Classy

I am smitten! Mike and Den’s wedding is pure class sprinkled with calm charm. Nez Cruz certainly did an amazing job capturing the beauty and whimsy of this day! Gorgeous bridesmaids outfits, cute signage on the aisle, the most adorable invitation suite, and guest fans are just some details that are making us swoon. Now who wouldn’t have a good day after seeing this?

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Photographer: Nez Cruz / Reception Venue: Anvaya Cove / Bride’s Dress: Pronovias / Bride’s Shoes: Saint Laurent / Videographer: Photogenics / Catering: Anvaya Cove / Bridal Robe: La Tercera / Hairstylist: Renen Bautista

Bride and Breakfast Turns 5: The New Look

Here it is, folks! Something we’ve been working on for months now–we are beyond excited to share with you this amazing milestone. In line with our fifth year anniversary this April 2015, we decided to launch a new and improved Bride and Breakfast. Partnering with the super talented design studio NS Design Co. and website developer Gian Aguilar, we were able to create a new look that is all about tastefulness and functionality.

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Throughout our five years of blogging, we’ve gotten to know more and more about our readers, and the new logo is really all about the B&B bride. She’s sophisticated yet playful, she is strong, adventurous, and has the heart of a dreamer. And we knew the soul of the blog had to be all about her. We’ve had the wonderful privilege of working with Written Word Calligraphy, and all I can say is that she is a genius! We still get butterflies in our stomach every time we look at it–pretty, pretty, pretty! Yup, this redesign was born through a lot of sleepless nights (and some occasional tear-shedding), but it is all worth it!

As we’ve spent day after day with all of you, we found ourselves realizing the essence of Bride and Breakfast–tastefulness. The new site is cleaner, sleeker, and centered on simplicity… yup, less is more! We also made sure that you will have an easier time navigating the blog and going through our now extensive archive of posts. Stay tuned because in the coming weeks, we will be discussing how these functions will make your inspiration hunting a breeze.

And just when you think this announcement is already a huge deal for us, we have one more big reveal. Today, we get to tick off something in our bucket list–to have another branch in Asia, (drum roll please…). Bride and Breakfast Hong Kong launches today as well! I can’t even begin to explain how exciting this is for us! How cool is it that you have an option to read it in English or Chinese?!

Ok, so I am nervous, excited, happy, hyperventilating and pumped up on adrenaline… I really, really, really hope you like the new look of Bride and Breakfast! On behalf of myself and the whole team behind B&B, let’s pop some virtual champagne and celebrate!

janna

6 Fun and Simple Bonding Activities Newlyweds Can Do

So you just got engaged! Of course wedding planning is totally fun. But we also suggest you prepare for the days after your wedding, when you enter your new home. We’ve scoured the MUJI Gift Registry for perfect activity ideas that you can do together in your new nest!

1. Set a weekly or monthly spa night at home. Going to nice spas may be a bit pricey so why not create your own spa at home? It makes a big difference if you really make an effort in creating that spa-like environment. Take it to the next level by putting on some nice spa music. You can also play your favorite, “conjugal” playlist (yes, you even have to agree on what songs to play) to set the mood according to your personal taste.

Set up your home spa with some candles, massage oils, a few drops of your favorite room scent and voila! You have your personal relaxing haven at home–and the best part is, you can enjoy it in your pajamas and bedroom slippers.

2. Cook together! This one is pretty fun. Granted, you may need practice nailing your mom’s famous recipe, but I’m pretty sure both of you will be so proud of the meal you got to cook together. If all else fails, there’s always take out.

3. Go on picnics when the weather is good. Bring along a book, or talk about future dreams and plans. We highly suggest you put away your mobile phones and spend time learning something new about your partner.

4. Play games while doing chores. Some newlyweds won’t have any helpers staying with them, and we all know that chores are not the most exciting thing to do. Playing silly games will actually make everything go by a lot quicker.

5. Go through your wedding photos and frame your favorite moments of the day. Sit down together and have a laugh at the wedding day bloopers (almost all of us have them)!

6. Put up a travel jar on the shelf and drop change whenever you can. Next thing you know, you’re off to your dream destination!

Remember, marriage takes effort. Make sure you think of creative and unique ideas to make it more fun and enjoyable! Share with us your other cool ideas of things that you can do with your partner. Have a great Thursday!

Fashion Friday: Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2015

Nowadays, only a few brave brides go for bright hues for their wedding day. But with the gorgeous Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2015 collection, you might find yourself considering a pop of color for your wedding day. We also included outfits from the collection that can give you nice ideas for wedding guest attire. It’s Friday, people! You know what to do!

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