21 Of The Prettiest Wedding Bouquets For Your Big Day

Aside from looking for the perfect dress for your big day, you also have to hunt for that right mix of flowers to match your personality! So whether you’re a D.I.Y. kind of girl, the sweet and romantic type, or the fierce bride, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a showcase of 21 of the prettiest blooms!

1. This pretty bouquet by Gideon Hermosa is one vibrant bundle–we’re mesmerized! See more of this ruby romance here. [Photo: ProudRad]

2. How about a paper flower bouquet from Candidly Pretty by Koni Esteban? Check out this Coachella wedding! [Photo: We Do It For Love]

3. Here’s proof that you can put anything pretty on your bouquet! Beads and printed patterns? We love this bundle from April and Karen Yu! See this country feel wedding here! [Photo: David Hanson for Enoxx]

4. This Teddy Manuel creation is all kinds of pretty! See more of his bouquets here.

5. Pink Peonies will always look precious any time of the day! This bouquet by Serge Igonia of Loi Floral Sense is love! More of this pink wedding here. [Photo: CamZar Photography]

6. This white and peach bouquet by Cuckoo Cloud Concepts is pure perfection! We also love how that orchid stem added so much flair to the bouquet! You have to check out this midnight blue wedding here! [Photo: Marlon Capuyan]

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Floral Fancies

One of the most important accessories of a bride is her bouquet. It definitely is something that will show not only her personality but her style as well. I was hopelessly smitten when Dylan of Vatel Manila sent over pictures of these customized and so-gorgeous-beyond-words bouquets. And if there was such a thing as a bouquet do-over, I might just find myself running to them for a little bit of elegant ooomph and understated pizzazz! We’re so glad we can show their impeccable work here at B&B. You’ll be amazed how these floral fancies will tickle your Monday morning.

A little something from Vatel Manila:

OUR STYLE IS YOUR STYLE //
Our aesthetic can be described as ‘refined simplicity’. We are not huge fans of production-number weddings that clearly define what event styling is now in Manila. We are fans of small, cozy spaces and for larger events, clean spaces with very minimal details. Every venue is a canvass for us to transform using simple but lovely setups that define you and your personal style.

OUR UNIQUE OFFER//
For now, we are focused on doing entourage flowers more than doing reception or church setups. Over the years, we have striven to produce unique bridal bouquet designs that are never repeated. The design is made for you and you alone. It will not be repeated for another bride.

OUR LOOK //
Vatel Manila is into the SoCal (Southern California) look: fresh, oftentimes loose, airy, feminine arrangements that are full of character and texture. Our bouquets are a marriage of the world’s best flowers and those coming from local flower farms. We strive to strike a balance between meeting the requirements for function & beauty, as well as upholding our duty to support the environment and promoting job creation for Filipino flower farmers.

INSPIRED BY THE WORLD //
In doing design, we get our inspiration from abroad where a lot of truly inspired ideas come from. Since there is a tendency for local businesses to copy each other’s works, we feel that there is a need to be unique in every way (an understatement!) and to promote a culture of simplicity and good taste in every aspect of design.

Apart from working on ideas, we also aim to educate. “The biggest challenge of design is to be able to work with your clients whose needs you have to answer. The main work of a designer is to police and polish the client’s style.” (Ito Kish)

UPPING THE ANTE EVERY TIME, ALL THE TIME //
We are our own severe judge and taskmaster. We despise stagnation. We try not to follow trends yet still be in fashion. Our raison d’etre is to bring beauty to Philippine weddings. As a huge fan of architecture, we likewise subscribe to the Vitruvian design model: Utilitas, firmitas et venustas. Functionality, Quality, and Impact.

With these things in mind, do know that you’re in safe hands with us.

Photos Courtesy of: Vatel Manila

Bouquets: Vatel Manila

Close to Home

First of all, I want to welcome you to our new home. It’s definitely so exciting to see how Bride and Breakfast has been inspiring many of our readers out there. And now that we’ve moved, we continue to try our best to bring to you the best of the best of all things pretty.

To mark our move, I would like to start of with something very close to home. We’re so ecstatic to announce that our wedding feature in Martha Stewart Magazine is out! It’s such an honor to be asked to share our wedding day to such a respected magazine.

Today I want to share with you more about that special day. Being meticulous about my preferences I decided to be very hands on in the planning and execution. And because I love weddings, I had so much fun doing it. But before I go on and on about the details, here’s a peek at one of the best days of my life.

The white folding chairs give a different vibe and enhances the garden feel of the ceremony.

Who said candelabras can only be used as centerpieces? Having silverware against the greenery gave a formal and classy look to the aisle.

Remember, weddings are only as good as the people you celebrate with. It’s endearing to know that while everyone was seriously listening to the ceremony, these kids took time to goof around.

Add D.I.Y. accessories that will make your wedding look more personalized. Making these flower girl headpieces was one of the best style decisions I made for the wedding. I think they stole the show. But I didn’t mind, I love them.

Always take time to make the wedding reflect who you are. Choosing a color scheme can be tricky. At the end of the day, it’s you who will look back at your pictures. I wanted everything blush pink with hints of muted colors–I never regretted it.

Capitalize on your surroundings. I was thrilled to see the black and white printed tiles of Antonio’s. Because the place in itself was so breathtaking, I needed to put flowers that were not over the top but still exudes beauty and charm.

Here are videos that were shown during our wedding from our photographers Pat Dy & Francis Perez and our videographer Mervin Gobaco.

And because I did most of the talking I want to show you a different angle. I decided to ask someone special share something else about the wedding.

From the groom:

Most grooms let their brides plan everything (and with good reason too)! However, I knew that I wasn’t a normal groom. Call me strange, but I always had a picture of what I wanted my wedding to look like—it’s my day also, not just my bride’s! So from the very start, I was hands-on with all of the wedding details. I realized that Janna and I do complement each other—she’s the visionary and I execute the great ideas she thinks of.

Despite all our preparation, I was still full of trepidation for the events of the day. But the moment I saw the beautiful garden set up for the wedding, I was at peace and I knew everything would turn out right. A lot of grooms cry when they see their brides march down the aisle, and I know Janna was secretly gunning for me to do the same, but all I could do was smile when I saw how stunningly breathtaking the woman I was going to spend the rest of my life was.

Up to the end of the reception when Janna and I were thanking our guests, I still couldn’t believe how beautiful everything turned out to be—even better than I could’ve ever imagined. I guess no matter how much you prepare for “The Big Day”, it’s really God who will make it beautiful. Ecclesiastes 3:11 comes to mind—“Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.”

Ceremony and Reception: Antonio’s, Tagaytay / Gown: Monique Lhuillier / Suit: Frederick Peralta / Entourage: Bride / Photographer: Pat Dy / Videographer: MG Digital / Flowers: Flowers Unlimited / Cake: Peachy Juban of Shortcrust / Coordinator: Jojit Dy of Third Party / Invitations: Printsonalities / Make-Up: Robbie Piñera / Hair: Raymond Santiago

Love in Color

This week will be all-wedding pretty for B&B. I can’t help but feel giddy knowing the gorgeous line up of weddings that will be featured in the coming days. Some people find inspiration in music, some in architecture and for some people like you and me, it really just has to be weddings. I even found myself waking up at six in the morning itching to show you this super beautiful wedding of Benjo and Anika.

With the color theme of purple and green this has fun written all over it. 
Veluz has been a popular name for brides this past couple of years. Their attention to detail and fabric makes them a favorite in the wedding industry.

I give two thumbs up for the charming bouquet that gave a spring vibe!

Asking the bride why the wedding reflected her and her husband she answers:

It was simple and elegant. As much as it’s a cliché to say, it really was. I wanted all the frills, but my husband wanted just enough—so we compromised and ended up with such a nice mix of frivolousness and simplicity.

And as for her highlights for the day:

Getting ready—I seriously felt like a queen! I had people shooting my every move; I was sitting in this high chair and getting ready to get dolled up! It definitely felt like a once in a lifetime experience. Of course our vows were meaningful. And another favorite of the day was when we danced to “More than Anyone” by Gavin DeGraw… it was just the perfect song! Lastly, we loved our after party and the band.

Church: San Agustin Church / Reception: Palacio De Maynila / Bride’s Gown: Veluz / Groom’s Attire: Rey Casedo / Entourage: Sonny Boy Mindo, Edward Teng & Rey Casedo / Photography: Paul Vincent Photography / Videography: Phoeben Teocson / Coordinator: Gille Tolentino of 168 Events Management / Makeup: Lanie Acedillo , bride and AnneVida, entourage/ Caterer: Hizon’s / Souvenirs: Poof Photobooth / Flowers: Jo Laguna-Pafin of Love in Bloom / Styling: 168 Flower Company

The Princess Wedding Diaries

There’s nothing like starting your week with beautiful things. “Think happy thoughts” said the wise fairy Tinkerbell. What better occasion to be happy than a wedding? I must admit, I really love writing about these occasions. There are so many things to positively celebrate as well as draw inspiration from. Each wedding uniquely reflects the couple, their love story and the talent that people put in in order to create such masterpieces.

I know all brides have this certain beauty that makes them unbelievably gorgeous on their special day.  The bride Han definitely makes gorgeous an understatement. I love her make-up which was done by the talented Barbi Chan (whose wedding we also featured awhile back—click here to see).

And her gown (absolutely loving the lace detail!) made her look like modern day royalty. I think also the traditonal side of me is biased, I am definitely a ball gown enthusiast. I remember being moved by the words of Mark Ingram, a famous bridal atelier in New York, “Most brides don’t know they want a ball gown type of dress until the slip into one. Then they fall in love.”

Gushing over this textured fabric! Lovely!

The bouquets of the flower girls were simply elegant and clean looking.

Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.

Young, fun and full of  vibrance, the young couple definitely has a lot to look forward to in their new life together. Daddy’s little girl is now a lucky man’s princess.

*Photos courtesy of The 12 Masters Photography and RV Mitra.

Church: Holy Trinity in McKinley, Forbes / Reception: Makati Shangrila Hotel / Photography: The 12 Masters Photography, Mangored, RV Mitra / Videography: Bob Nicolas / Gown : Jun Escario / Entourage Dresses : Richie Ortega / Tux: Jc Buendia / Make-up: Barbi Chan / Flowers and Styling: Robert Blancaflor /  Coordinator: Evangeline Go of Wedding Treasures