Bright Beginnings

Every wedding is a little girl’s dream come true. They dream of their glamorous gowns, long flowing hair, maids in waiting, gorgeous shoes, and most of all… little girls dream of their prince. Stephanie and Jonathan’s wedding is nothing short of magical. It has all the happily-ever-after elements, and so much more! Stephanie looked absolutely arresting in a flowy gown by Rajo Laurel, made only more spectacular by the smile she wore throughout the day. I was also smitten with the cocktail of colors, textures, and prints that her friends wore to the wedding–all of them perfectly complementing the bride and the joyous occasion! And what about those adorable little ones? Too dashing in their khaki suits and colored ties! I find it safe to assume that MangoRed did not have a difficult time capturing precious moments that were painted with love, bliss, and elegance.

It shows that every single detail in this wedding exudes light and happiness–much like the smiles shared between the happy couple themselves (and their guests)! Ahhh, there’s nothing we love more than a love and joy so palpable, it jumps off the photos and into the hearts of its beholder.

We’re right in the heart and heat of summer! Let’s welcome May and plunge into this affair brimming with everything beautiful!

Photographer: MangoRed / Bride’s Dress: Rajo Laurel / Makeup Artist: Steven Doloso / Flowers & Decor: Robert Blancaflor / Calligraphy: Dark Gravity / Ceremony Venue: Misibis Bay / Bride’s Jewelry: The Aziza Collection

Colors of Spring/Summer 2011

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.