Glowing Gracefulness

Posted by Janna Simpao

In the hundreds of weddings we’ve written about, there will always be something uniquely beautiful about each one. And no matter how many photographs and videos come our way, it seems like each wedding will still make our hearts flutter with delight. The details, the emotion, the captured moments of love and affection–these are the things that make us grab tissue paper often and float in clouds of happy. Today is no different! The pastels in Joe and Sharon’s big day are just way to pretty to ignore. And oh that bouquet… it’s g-g-gorgeous! You can count on Chestknots Studios to make your morning extra sweet with this bundle of lovely.

Photographer: Chestknots Studios / Videographer: Jason Magbanua / Ceremony Venue: Hillcreek Gardens / Reception Venue: Hillcreek Gardens / Bride’s Dress: Joe San Antonio / Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Lindsay Co-Alog / Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Aiky Nar / Groom’s Attire: King Philip / Catering: Bizu / Flowers & Decor: Teddy Manuel / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Getting Married Philippines


A Soft Surrender

Posted by Bianca Paraiso

We surrender, we surrender! Our hearts have been taken captive yet again by Toto Villaruel‘s amazing wedding photography. Even more so with the soft lovely details of Carlo and Mico’s big day. I mean, come on! Between the classic mint and blush color combo, the funky surprise under the male entourage’s suits, the gorgeous Vatel Manila flower bouquet, and the bewitching Frankie De Leon gown, what’s not to love? We definitely wish you the best of luck at trying to take your eyes off this wedding because we’re still paralyzed from all it’s wonderfulness!

Photographer: Toto Villaruel / Bride’s Dress: Frankie De Leon / Reception Venue: Hillcreek Gardens / Ceremony Venue: Caleruega / Videographer: Mayad Studios / Flowers & Decor: Vatel Manila


Celebrity Wedding: Drew Arellano and Iya Villania by MangoRed

Posted by Janna Simpao

No doubt about it. Drew Arellano and Iya Villania’s wedding has been the talk of the town for quite some time. Now MangoRed has sent some snippets of their big day our way, and we couldn’t help but fall in love with this affair all over again. If you were smitten with their engagement shoot and wedding videos, then you will find yourself drooling over the prettiness and charm that we have for you today. A beautiful couple, pretty in pink bridesmaids, an inspiring venue, and details that are dreamy dreamy dreamy–this is one wedding that will inspire for a long, long time.

Photographer: MangoRed / Videographer: Jason Magbanua / Flowers & Decor: Teddy Manuel / Hairstylist: Raymond Santiago / Makeup Artist: Steven Doloso / Entourage Makeup Artists: Ken & Roman, Leo Posadas, and Rowena / Groom’s Attire: Edwin Tan / Bride’s Dress: Pepsi Herrera / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Chinkie Uy-Agregado of Metro Eventscape Planners / Catering: Bizu / Portrait Station: Studio on Wheels / Favors: Skitbooks / Favors: Cupcake Lab / Band: Da Capo Strings / Bridal Car: Jaguar Philippines / Cocktails Music: Johnoy Danao / DJ: Niño Belza / Hosts: Boys Night Out / Ligths and Sounds: Sound Check / Tent: BeatBox / LED Screen: Digital Fusion / Calligraphy: Ink Scribbler / Invitations & Stationery: Printsonalities / Fireworks: Dragon Fireworks / Entourage Hairstylists: Bonita / Groomsmen Attire: Gian Romano / Bridesmaid Dresses: Anthony Ramirez


Charmed by Elegance

Posted by Bianca Paraiso

If you’re in need of a little heartwarming hug right now, you’ve come to the right place. Ilaria and Andrea’s wedding is full of nothing but a whole lot of charm enveloped in pure elegance. Yup, that will do more than just brighten up your day. Their wedding is simple, but undeniably chic. A classy wedding gown and a sunflower bouquet definitely make for a dainty sophisticated bridal ensemble! Thank you, Paolo Feliciano, for sending in photos of this lovely wedding that’s already making this Tuesday a soul-stirring one. Enjoy!

Photographer: Paolo Feliciano / Makeup Artist: REAL Make Up Artistry / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: The Blushing Bride / Ceremony Venue: Talitakumi / Reception Venue: Antonio's / Bride’s Dress: Rosa Clara


Celebrity Wedding Video: Yael and Karylle

Posted by Janna Simpao

It seems like 2014 is a popular year for Philippine celebrities to tie the knot–and we are so not complaining. Yael and Karylle, both celebrities, said their I do’s last Friday and people have been curious to know what it was like. Well today, their official videographer Threelogy is giving us a glimpse of how this fun couple celebrated their big day. Of course, Yael’s song (being that his is a singer in a band) is playing in the background. There are so many things to love about the wedding, but like most of the girls out there, I usually go check the gown first. And I loooveee Karylle’s gown by Furne One. We’ll probably see more of it when the photos come out, but for now, enjoy this great vid and see these lovebirds goof around.

Videographer: Threelogy


The Crazy Catch

Posted by Janna Simpao

All of us possess a little bit of crazy. But there is just something about finding the one who gets that little quirky side of you. Someone who gets every word you say (and those that you don’t). With all the celebrations that come our way, we somehow get a glimpse of a love story in how a couple does their wedding.

We particularly fell in love with Martin and Stefanie’s Great Gatsby meets Alice in Wonderland affair because it embodies how love can make us do beautiful things, as well as goofy ones. How small details (love love love the invitation design by the way), as well as family and friends make a wedding epic… How laughing, dancing, and throwing a drop-dead gorgeous celebration is totally cool. Stefanie was simply glowing in her classic gown. The light pink tones of the entourage dresses were the perfect balance to the bold and bright colors of the reception that was styled by Bea Valdes, which was the right balance of timeless and trendy. So go ahead, be a little crazy… it sure makes the world more fun. Thank you MangoRed for sharing the love!

Photographer: MangoRed / Ceremony Venue: Valdes Garden, Tagaytay / Bride’s Dress: Anna Maier / Groom’s Attire: Paul Smith / Wedding Stylist: Bea Valdes / Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Victoria Toda / Flowers & Decor: King Louis Flowers / Lighting Director: John Batalla / Cake Baker: Yumi Castrillo / Invitations & Stationery: Paulina Ortega


Gallantry and Grace

Posted by Janna Simpao

You know how excited you are when a present arrives in a big box wrapped up in a huge pretty bow? Well, this wedding will sort of give you the same big grin. So yes, we are ridiculously happy today! It seems only fitting that we feel that way because of this modern fairytale that Nicolai Melicor has for us. Wrapped in all kinds of D.I.Y. prettiness (practically 80% was D.I.Y.’ed by the bride–clap, clap, clap!), Paolo and Kristia’s oh-so-sweet affair is overflowing with dainty details and charming crafts. Another thing we can’t seem to get over are the beautiful dresses. The wedding gown by Patricia Santos is to die for. And the styles and hues of the bridesmaid dresses, along with the printed ones of the maids-of-honor are totally brilliant and extremely chic. The best part? All these things are celebrated in romance and commitment. So let’s raise our glasses to the courage to love, the bravery to be creative, and the grace to love eternally.

D.I.Y. by the bride: Utensil holders | Program fans | PAOTIA made of pictures reception sign | Table numbers | Place cards | Escort cards | Buntings | Boutonnieres | Instagram hashtag signs | Mad Libs (Notes for a Happy Marriage) | Table runners | Directional signs | Activity signs | Paolo and Kristia signs for the trivia game | Ribbon wands | Here comes your girl, Tito Pao | Activities during the registration proper | Handkerchiefs of moms given by the bride

Photographer: Nicolai Melicor / Videographer: Ghe Consolacion / Bride’s Dress: Patricia Santos / Groom’s Attire: M Barretto / Lights and Sounds: Artuz 101 / Portrait Station: Baicapture / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Imbitado Events / Flowers & Decor: Sonya Francisco / Bridesmaid Dresses: Patricia Santos / Ceremony Venue: Chapel on the Hill / Reception Venue: Splendido Taal Golf and Country Club


A Radiant and Romantic Garden Editorial

Posted by Janna Simpao

I’m sure you’ve heard that Radiant Orchid is the color of the year. So when Sunday Morning Studios sent this editorial shoot our way, we were ecstatic. The team behind this editorial shoot nailed the hue with so much flair. For our readers who have been eying this color, here’s a glimpse on how you can have this purple pretty fête. Collaborating with some talented folks in the industry, they came up with a classic garden setup that spells charm all over it. We can’t help but love the pretty elements such as those modern and chic cakes by Lovelots Cakes and those super charming invitations by Kay Aranzanso. So go ahead, bask in the sweet symphony of wonderful elements and details as you swoon over today’s feature.

Photographer: Sunday Morning Studios / Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Josephine Ira Roncal / Bride’s Dress: Regina R. Yulo Designs / Floral Design: Sweet Maple Design Co. / Event Styling: Sweet Maple Design Co. & Apple Cailao / Cake Baker: Lovelots Cakes / Invitations and Calligraphy: Kay Aranzanso


The Wonderfully Whimsical

Posted by Janna Simpao

Let’s start the week with something light and pretty from Toto Villaruel. Joma and Kaye’s sweet and sassy celebration will certainly put a nice smile to our faces this early Monday morn. With an embellished bridal number by Jazel Sy and the loveliest colors for bridesmaid dresses, we gotta give the wedding wardrobe a big thumbs up! And if you love dainty details, we can assure you that the whimsical garden romantic theme will charm your heart. Have a great week ahead!

Photographer: Toto Villaruel / Bride’s Dress: Jazel Sy / Groom’s Attire: JC Buendia / Bridesmaid Dresses: Jamie Go of Coral Couture / Hair and Makeup: Mariah Santos / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Events Management Services / Videographer: Film Factory / Cake Baker: Tourist Cakeshop / Flowers & Decor: Tess Balbuena of Dream Works / Invitations & Stationery: Wink


Romantic Retro Glam

Posted by Janna Simpao

Today we take on another gorgeous fête. This is a special day when retro glam takes on romantic elegance. Jedan and Verna’s special day is highlighted with such beautiful moments captured by Rock Paper Scissors Photography. With the royal hues of blue from the flowers, to the shoes and entourage dresses, this wedding speaks dramatic dreaminess. After writing about this, I’m adding “have a kissing shot under a tree” to my bucket list.