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 rollThis 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 / MangoRed]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 / MangoRed]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 / MangoRed]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 / MangoRed]
Dec 29, 2012
In "Real Weddings"
Okay, so you might be wondering why these runway pictures are here every Friday. I know we all love our wedding features but I ask that you give Fashion Friday a chance to broaden your view in bridal fashion. Gone are the days of old-school wedding gowns, so say goodbye to tacky beadwork and traditional styles. It's the era of style-forward ensembles to complete your chichi fab wedding. Whether you're the simple and chic type or the daring and adventurous gal, fashion flair will affect the overall mood of your big day.Here are some tips on how to dress for your wedding.Loving the black and white look. It's very timeless and elegant. A satin dress gives a formal and clean look, while a shorter cut and creative applique gives a modern twist to the outfit. This look will make a very cute reception dress! Don't forget to pair it with killer gorgeous shoes.I am so in love with the top! The whole look itself actually works. Mixing of fabrics and patterns is very in now. But can you also imagine it with a simple, strapless, straight-cut chiffon gown. Put the top over the dress and voila! Classy chic and a statement piece. This will surely look good in photos. Recommended for: bride (use cream or white), or a wedding guest (like me!).I still am fond of beadwork, as long as it's tastefully done. Putting it in clusters is a technique to make it look elegant. Another thing one must remember, simple doesn't mean plain. If you want a sophisticated feel, choose a neutral color for your gown then just put a bold detail (in this case the ribbon on the shoulder) to make the look come to life.One thing I am totally obsessing about in the current fashion trend is the manipulation of fabric. It's everything brilliant! Love, love, love (love, love, love) this neckline.So this may be a little be too much for most of you girls out there. Then again, there's always that guest (or even bride) who's up for anything this bold. This look will also be amazing for an engagement shoot. Think vintage romance.Don't stop with just making your entourage and yourself walking beauties. One of the most important women in your wedding will be your mom and mom-in-law. Dress them in a simple cut gown with a beautiful satin detail such as this. I love seeing moms dressing as fashionable as their little girls.This is probably one of my favorites in this set. The neckline is a KILLER. I would love to see this detail in a bridal gown. Of course I'm all about the big skirt, so I'd change the bottom to a ball gown with asymmetric layers matching the top. This would probably require some laser cutting in the fabric.Make your Maid of Honor walk in this ethereal gown. Having a beautifully-styled entourage will make your guests more excited to see the bride.Dresses by: George Holbeka
Oct 01, 2010
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
Aug 17, 2010
In "Real Weddings"