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Bride and Breakfast: Top 20 Weddings of 2011 and 2012

Posted by Janna Simpao

So this is the first time were doing this, but it’s about time we did! Every year, we see so many beautiful weddings. Day after day, we get to write about all the wonderful stories, stare at gorgeous details and daydream the afternoon away. Well, this post is a summary of our best days here in Bride and Breakfast. We’ve come up with our favorite weddings of 2011 and 2012 because these affairs certainly earned the right to be swooned over–again, and again, and again. We tried to have a good mix of different styles and themes, so we hope you’ll find one or two (or all) weddings to be inspired with today. We deem this a fitting way to bid the year goodbye and welcome a new batch of drop-dead amazing weddings.

So enough talking… here are the B&B Top 20 Weddings of 2011 and 2012 (in no particular order)!

*Drum roll*

This Parisian affair made our jaws drop! A gorgeous couple with an equally gorgeous fête. [Christian and Stephanie / Pat Dy Photography]

Sunny and sweet. This beach wedding is sprinkled with cute details. Totally loving the shell bouquet! [Karym and Mabeth / Mark Cantalejo]

Youthful and quirky. We just adore the bridesmaid and flower girl dresses for this celebration. Long live hipster! [Angelo and Rin / Cherry Blocks Photography]

Simply chic. This bride’s gown made a lot of our readers drool with envy! And it’s not everyday you get married under a tree. [Jun and Vanessa / Mango Red]

Dreaming of some winter wonderland whimsy? This affair is exquisite in every way. Don’t you just love the bride’s fur wrap? Elegant and enchanting. [Miguel and Tisha / Mango Red]

Colorful gowns that match some colorful embellished bouquets? Not for the faint-hearted, but definitely for those who love their hues. Seashore serendipity if you ask me! [Robertson and Katharine / RedMonkey Studios]

There’s always room for a fashionable wedding in our list. This one is a favorite! [Paolo and Rissa / J Lucas Reyes]

Wondering why people all over the world come to our beaches to say their I do’s? Well this sandy sweethearts’ big day is certainly a testament to the beauty of a destination wedding. [Sam and Danike / Benjie Tiongco]

We never thought that black would look amazing in a garden setting. Now we do. Everything about this wedding screams class! [TJ and Marga / Pat Dy Photography]

And the winner of best applique for a wedding gown goes to… [Conrad and Margaux / Pat Dy Photography]

The bride who wore that gorgeous Elie Saab dress certainly got our attention. [Hubert and Hazel / Mango Red]

Fabulous weddings are made of fabulous details. Feminine and festive, just the way we like it! [Duke and Irene / Metrophoto]

Rustic charm makes us dream of splendidly sweet summer weddings. [Joel and Christine / Kent Lazarraga of Orange Studio]

Nothing is more regal than a wedding with gold details and a gorgeous venue. [Howard and Lada / Nelwin Uy]

Fun and funky. Sometimes it’s good to have a little bit of crazy and a whole lot of cuteness. We loved the invitations for this one. [Jayjay and Feliz / Imagine Nation Photography]

Just because pink makes the world a better place. So do flats. [Chris and Diane / Nelwin Uy]

A celebrity wedding that has been a favorite of many of our readers. [Oyo and Kristine / Nelwin Uy]

Because SoCal is so awesome. Detail heaven I tell ya! [Mark and Linette / Mark Cantalejo]

The most understated affairs can be the most swoon-worthy ones. We can’t get over this wedding–it’s pure prettiness! [Patrick and Patty / Jorem and Sheila Catilo Photography]

Traditional does not mean boring! A Filipiniana gown can certainly make heads turn, especially if it’s as gorgeous as this one. [Nicolo and Izza / Mango Red]


Fashion Friday: Marchesa Fall 2011

Posted by Janna Simpao

So most of you know how I am a lover of deconstructed style gowns. You can probably imagine how much I went crazy over the Marchesa 2011 Fall collection. From the hues to the silhouettes, everything is dreamy perfection! Mix those nudes, pale peaches, grays, muted lilacs and pale blue with soft fabric laces, feathers and metallic embellishments, and you will not go wrong. For this coming year, I am actually expecting that more daring brides will be emerging and breaking out of the classic white dress look, while bridesmaids will be exploring less-traditional styles and fabrics (please do)! Follow that white rabbit into the hole and find yourself in couture wonderland!

Dresses: Marchesa

Source: popbee


Fashion Friday: Reem Acra Fall 2011

Posted by Janna Simpao

Because I have always been a sucker for the frothy and feminine, I naturally found myself gravitating towards Reem Acra’s  Fall 2011 collection. The thing I like about Reem Acra is that her collections are never boring. Instead of just having one look or general feel, this collection has something you’ll like, whether you’re a super classic girl or the adventurous and daring bride. Embellishments for this collection actually works because they are not too heavy-looking (just the way I like ‘em). The headpieces may not be suited so much for real weddings but they sure are adorably creative for the catwalk. Take your pick! It’s so good to have Fashion Friday back. Have a lovely weekend from B&B!

Dresses: Reem Acra / Photos: Vogue Australia


Colors of Spring/Summer 2011

Posted by Janna Simpao

As some of you might already know, Honeysuckle is supposed to be the color of 2011. And for many princess brides out there, this is all good news! But for the not-so-girly brides, don’t fret. As a break from our usual wedding features, I just want to share a tidbit on color trends for those hopeless romantics dreaming of their color palette. Make no mistake these colors are about love and adventure.

The Pantone Spring/Summer Colors for 2011 chosen by New York designers are so dainty as well as exotic! Whether you are thinking of a Martha Stewart/Garden Fresh theme or to travel to a Beach Breezy Bubbly Bash, these colors (no matter how you combine them, or individually) fit the bill! As more unique and personalized weddings are becoming popular, go for these warm-meets-cool tones. If you love color, I’d definitely say give em’ a try.

Now to think of fun combinations…

Read more about these colors here.


The Nook: Commitment – An Amazing 2010, An Even Better 2011

Posted by Janna Simpao

A lot of my best blessings this year is somehow related to this blog. I never thought Bride and Breakfast would grow this much this soon. But of course I have all of you to thank! Our success is all because of God’s gracious blessing, amazing weddings, beautiful couples, talented suppliers and our supportive readers who make Bride and Breakfast what it is.

When God moved my heart to write, I noticed how pursuing this blog and marriage has so much in common. And the word that comes to mind is COMMITMENT. Commitment to give your best, commitment to share your heart, commitment during good days and bad, commitment to love what you’re committed to. And that’s what B&B is all about. I write because I’m committed to the passion God has given me and to what this blog stands for: Truth, Beauty and Love.

Here’s to 2011 as we take our Bride and Breakfast journey with all of you hopeless romantics and lovers of beautiful things. May 2011 be blessed!

Hugs and Love,


Fashion Friday: Elie Saab Spring/Summer 2011

Posted by Janna Simpao

Since it’s already wedding season I have a few weddings to attend myself. So I decided to treat myself to a day of dress shopping in hopes of finding something pretty and perfect. I ended up buying a fully-sequined miniskirt. New Year’s outfit? Maybe. My wedding guest number? Eeeerrr… maybe not. Shopping adventure fail.

But since we’re on the topic of dramatic sequins and weddings, let’s sit down and talk Fashion Friday. Yes, I am such an Elie Saab fanatic–let me hear a “Woot! Woot!” for those who agree with me! The color palette of the Spring/Summer 2011 collection is so perfect for a wedding (hint to brides out there). Mix some spring blush, grays and beige to some more summer colors like salmon and periwinkle blue and the result is amazing. Elie Saab fairy, please bring me any of these dresses so I don’t have to go dress shopping anymore?

I love love love these jumpsuits. Hmm… I might actually try to explore the idea!

That’s it for today! Oh I enjoy capping the week with all this gorgeousness. I’ll see you on Monday for another week of pretty things. Be Inspired!

Hugs and love,

Bride and Breakfast

Dresses: Elie Saab