Tag: Cecilio Abad


Finding a Funtastic Forever

Posted by Bianca Paraiso

We’re in a bit of a wedding version of a sugar rush today and we’ve got Toto Villaruel to blame for it! He sent us these photos of Dick and Sharon’s big day and it makes us feel like we’re in a candy store with the prettiest treat within reach. We don’t know what to revel in first–Cecilio Abad‘s crazy beautiful bridal gown creation or Gideon Hermosa‘s whimsical event styling decor? Gaaah, talk about putting a whole bundle of fun in this fantastic affair, and frankly we adore it! And don’t forget to check out the on-site video by Treehouse Story below! Wishing you the best of luck trying to control yourselves from getting dizzy with today’s dose of wedding fun and delectable details, but as for us we’ve totally given in.

Photographer: Toto Villaruel / Bride’s Dress: Cecilio Abad / Flowers & Decor: Gideon Hermosa / Makeup Artist: Jesy Alto / Ceremony Venue: Sofitel Manila / Reception Venue: Sofitel Manila / Videographer: Treehouse Story / Bridesmaid Dresses: Coca Couture / Portrait Station: We & Joy - Photobomb Photobooth


Wedding in Wonderland

Posted by Janna Simpao

For months now, people have been dying to see how Abet and Benz (the minds behind the Philippine website called Weddings at Work or W@W) would celebrate their 15th anniversary. You see, these two lovebirds have been around in the business for more than a decade, and they have been a big part of the lives of both couples and wedding suppliers. There were talks of a renewal of vows, but most people didn’t really know what to expect. Well, thanks to the official photographer Ryan Ortega, we’re happy to say that today we get to see this well-buzzed about wedding for the first time. You don’t normally see a Vegas drive-thru wedding here in B&B.

I am absolutely giddy with delight that we get to kick off the week with something unconventional yet bursting with color and character. If you are thinking fun with a festively glam kick, then this is just the thing you need to inspire on this beautiful Monday. I’d have to say that out of all the amazing details, I think my favorite would be the wardrobe. Benz looked all charmed up in her Veluz attire (yup, not your usual Veluz look as well!) while Abet along with his pals Jason Magbanua and Bong Sare of Threelogy rocked those colored suits by Boy Kastner Santos. Make-up artist maven Madge Lejano played a back-to-back role of dolling up the bride, doing overall outfit styling for the bunch, and being the bridesmaid dressed in Cecilio Abad. Both non-floral bouquets, the white one from Gideon Hermosa and the colorful one from Teddy Manuel, certainly were appropriate accessories.

Why a Vegas wedding?

Benz: It’s our 15th Year Wedding Anniversary–not a really big number, yet nothing to scoff at either. We wanted to celebrate ours but we didn’t want anything grand nor costly. We wanted it to be special and not let it slip by with only a simple dinner. We wanted something to remember it by, but we didn’t want a production. Just a simple renewal of vows without the drama, but super fun. A ‘Las Vegas Drive Thru Wedding’ for us was the perfect solution. We were traveling with friends so that’s it, they will be our witnesses and guests, it just so happened that they are also wedding suppliers so our photo, video, and makeup were all taken care of.

What’s the most memorable experience about this wedding?

Benz: It made me go down to the most basic. That a wedding should be one that would make the couple happy and giddy, one where you are yourself, one you can say is so you, just a more beautiful everyday you. So short pants it is for me–nothing can be more me than short pants!

What’s your favorite style detail?

Benz: I love the whole look, it came together and we all looked so buo (put-together). The color of one’s socks, tie, belt, bow, is all connected to each other. The look is so collected. The line from baduy (tacky) to porma (fashionable) was so thin and we are so glad Madge sewed it all together to make sure it is not going to go baduy (tacky).

What theme were you going for and why?

Benz: We wanted FUN. We wanted it to be like no other. We wanted to not care about any rules and just do as we please. We treated the event more as commemorating it than making new promises and getting married and being mushy all over again. More of a congratulatory kind of event. And more than a ceremony, it is actually a pictorial as well.

Thank you Abet and Benz for letting Bride and Breakfast be a part of showing people a celebration that is based on overflowing love, friendship, and life. It was so fun getting a glimpse of your very own wonderland!

Photographer: Ryan Ortega / Ceremony Venue: A Special Memory Wedding Chapel, Las Vegas, Nevada / Pictorial Venue: Nelson, Nevada / Videographer: Bong Sare of Threelogy / Videographer: Jason Magbanua / Makeup Artist: Madge Lejano / Bride’s Dress: Veluz / Groom’s Attire: Boy Kastner Santos / Groomsmen Attire: Boy Kastner Santos / Bridesmaid Dresses: Cecilio Abad / White Non-Floral Bouquet & Boutonnières: Gideon Hermosa / Vegas Bouquet and Wrist Corsage: Teddy Manuel / Earrings: CRU by Mickey See


Blissfully Bonkers

Posted by Janna Simpao

I’ve been mad as a hatter the whole day, being that I’ve been dying to show you this wedding captured by the brilliant Toto Villaruel. So here it goes! We just love the understated Alice in Wonderland elements in Jovz and Tet’s delightful celebration. We all know that A in W would typically mean crazy, flamboyant, and over-the-top. This affair, however, is all about the blissfully beautiful with a dab of bonkers. We loved the hints of stripes (table runners and bride’s crazy stockings), the bright bouquet, and all the other witty details found all through out the wedding. All that plus good photography = a pleasingly nutty big day.

Photographer: Toto Villaruel / Ceremony Venue: Saint John Bosco Parish / Reception Venue: The Alphaland Tents / Catering: Passion Cooks / Videographer: MyPhotato / Hair and Makeup: Byron Velasquez / Bride’s Dress: Cecilio Abad / Bridesmaid Dresses: Merene Marcelo / Groom’s Attire: JC Buendia / Flowers & Decor: Vatel Manila / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Events by Thoffy / Preparations: The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences / Host: Darlene Tan-Salazar / Band: 3rd Avenue / Lights and Sounds: Jamsy Lights and Sounds


City Chic

Posted by Rachelle Que

A wedding in the city can have the country charm of a destination wedding when characterized by the right details! I love the soft colors in this wedding and the clean touch of whites. A pleasant detail to note is the wedding gown–not white, but a dreamy blush! I love the frothy layers of the skirt and the dainty crystals on the sheer sleeve. It’s simply breathtaking! Change it up and dare to go the non-traditional route. Stay true to your style and personal preference, and execute in a polished and sophisticated manner and you get a wedding that is all class and grace!

Archie and Erlyn’s wedding is a picture of poised urbanity. I love the city feel of the column posts mixed with the country feel of the greens–it strikes just the right balance! Enjoy this set from Toto Villaruel and keep your eyes and minds open for inevitable inspiration.

Photographer: Toto Villaruel / Bride’s Dress: Cecilio Abad / Videographer: Cinemaworks / Reception Venue: Enderun / Flowers & Decor: Vatel Manila / Boutonnières: {etc} Handmade Goodness


Basking on Boheme

Posted by Janna Simpao

Today’s wedding menu serves a quirky bohemian affair. How fun are those pretty printed bridesmaid dresses, adorable puppies with garlands and our groom’s cute boutonnière? It’s all about the floral details, spring hues and a whole lot of laid-back goodness. Jay Jay Lucas of Chestknots Studios made sure he drizzled this wedding with his usual spunky approach on capturing Carlo and Heidi’s big day moments.

Have a lovely Thursday!

Photography: Chestknots Studios / Videographer: Wang Videography in collaboration with Film Factory / Bridal Gown and Groom’s Suit: Clayton Cerilo and Flev Velasquez for Cecilio Abad / Entourage: Nora Pajunar / Make-up: Madge Landrito, The Makeup Studio Team and Jesy Alto-Ocampo / Hair: Steve Pagsanjan and Chris Rodil / Ceremony Venue: Holy Family Chapel, Batangas / Reception Venue: Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort / Wedding Coordinator: Christine Ong-Te Events / Caterer: Runette’s Catering, Batangas / Cake: Kittin Constantino / Muffins: Ria Fideles / Wedding Stylist: Teddy Manuel / Wedding Coins: Ms. Benz Co-Rana / Giveaways: Bel Surla of Islas Aromatics and Joy Alcasaval of Lynx-Nia Medica / Invitations: Michelle de Guzman / Printers: Kenstar Graphics and Big and Small Prints


I Do’s and Delectable Details

Posted by Janna Simpao

What happens when people whose jobs require loads of creativity and an eye for details tie the knot? A scrumptious eye-candy wedding of course! The big day affair of Jay Jay Lucas of Chestknots Studios and Feliz Diestro of Lifestyle by Feliz is definitely inspiration central for those going for spunk. Think cute snack stands, quirky and crafty decor, an oh-so-clever wedding invite and every bit of dainty details. I could go on and on but then I think it’s so much more fun to see it yourself. Enjoy!

Bridal Gown and Groom’s Suit: Cecilio Abad / Reception Gown: Joel Escober / Family Suits and Gowns: Jean Avallanosa-Dee / Hair and Make-up: Aaron Lejarde and Randy Sta. Ana of The Makeup Studio and Jesy Alto-Ocampo of The Color Artistry for the Lucas family make up / Photography: Imagine Nation Photography (Toto Villaruel, Carlo Cecilio, Jamie Lihan, Jason de Guzman, Derrick Lim, Noel Salazar, Arlene Briones, Gracielle Hernandez), Erron Ocampo, Dominic Barrios, Jason and Joanne Arquiza, Mangored and Dino Lara / Videography: Mayad Studios and Wang Videography / Coordination: Christine Ong-Te Events / Event Stylist and Flowers: Flowers and Events by Teddy Manuel / Ceremony and Reception: Manila Polo Club / Host: Max Tiu / Resin chairs: Likha / Tiffany Chairs: Josiah’s Catering / Cake: Sugarbox / Invitations: Danika Navarro