Just the other day I excitedly exclaimed to my husband "I found my dream wedding gown and dream entourage gowns!!!" He gave me a puzzled look, then I realized "Whoops! I was already married and I already had a pretty good wedding gown and entourage attire." But nonetheless, it won't stop me from sharing with you things that inspire and evoke romance. I have always had Elie Saab as one of my favorite designers. His work is not just about fashion but also passion. Talk about being gifted! In the age of applique, these dresses will leave you gasping for air. Dresses also do tell stories, and these tell epic tales of beauty, love, and of course timeless style.Imagine your entourage sporting these jaw-dropping ensembles.And for the grand finale...On a candid note, I was tempted to crop my head shot and put it over the model with the wedding gown. But that might spoil our day dreaming. So let me leave you in your wonder, awe and admiration. Elie Saab you rock our socks off!Dresses by: Elie Saab
Aug 12, 2010
It's amazing how travel can bring to life so much inspiration and ideas. I currently write to you from the busy streets of Hong Kong, a place that seems to have the most stamps of in my passport. What an amazing time this has been for me and my husband Ian. I am a bit bummed that tonight I fly back to Manila, but the show must go on and it's always good to have something perk you up on a Monday. If you are a lot like me, a beautiful wedding will surely do the trick. When Wendy sent me pictures from her big day, I squealed with delight! And even if I was away from home, I knew I had to write about it immediately.A wedding that was fun and light is always a thing that most couples strive for. Looking throughout the photos made me think of cotton candy, fairy tales, ballerinas and princesses. It seems like one of those weddings you've dreamed of having when you were a child, but this time it's for real. The bride looked serenely sweet (I love her super cute haircut!) and her groom couldn't be happier. And pink has definitely made a comeback for this year. Although the color can be a tricky shade, if done with just enough whimsy and style it can be a delight to the eyes. Femininity and charm combined, this wedding is definitely pretty in pink.Jelly shoes with Swarovski crystals to match the bride's gown and headpiece. Next to diamonds, I think crystals are a bride's best friend.This shot is pure romance. Talk about pretty!The entourage wore pink and gray. Notice how the guys' shirts were also pink. Well, what can I say? I love pink on men!Because weddings are not just about the couple but also about celebrating family, this video is a top favorite for me.Wendy shares: "We made a video—a surprise tribute to our parents—with a twist. Alain thanked my parents and I thanked Alain's parents. We think a lot of the guests were really moved by this video." What a great way to welcome new members of the family!From the bride: The wedding is quite a traditional Filipino-Chinese wedding. But because I really love fashion, that element was very evident. Our engagement pictures by Pat Dy were displayed the foyer of the ballroom as well as used for an opening video while guests are coming in. I love how people still tell us that it is the most heartwarming wedding they have attended. My favorite part would be my walk down the aisle. Seeing both my mom and especially my dad crying really meant so much to me. And it made really made the guests cry as well. Even our other suppliers thought it was an overwhelmingly sentimental bridal walk. To add to more emotional moments, my husband and I actually cried when our wedding pictures were shown. Church: Grace Christian Church / Officiating Pastor: Pastor Stephen Tan / Wedding Gown and Entourage Gowns: Larry Espinosa / HMU: Xeng Zulueta / Church Flowers: Robert Blancaflor / Shoes: Limited Edition "Ultragirl Night Sky" by Brazilian designer J.Maskrey with Melissa Australia / Hairpiece: Ken Samudio of Matthew and Melka Luxury Accessories / Videographer: Dominic Velasco of Imacron / Emcee: Mike Lim / Wedding Coordinator: Vangie Go of Wedding Treasures
Jun 21, 2010
In "Real Weddings"
If tulle and ruffles was in for 2009-2010, it's definitely layers over layers of organdy fabric that is making its way to the aisle this 2010-2011 wedding season. I am so in love with how designers are thinking out of the box these past few years. My ultimate favorite designer remains to be Vera Wang. Her designs are filled with detail, twists and of course, romance. Here are edgy yet elegant designs that I would definitely wear if I could do it all over again! This is the one day that you can look like a princess, I would prefer to go all out.The first two gowns are from the Vera Wang Fall 2010 collection. This collection spawned a trend that centers on the Chanel-ish classic colors of ivory with an accessory of black. It is elegant and youthful at the same time.These next dresses are from the Spring 2010 Collection. A frothy, romantic feel that gives the gown a very light look. The asymmetrical designs reflect a fun and playful bride .And if you're feeling even more daring, why not a splash of color on your gown?It may be a little too much for the classic bride, but for the modern and more adventurous, couture-loving gal such as myself... LET'S GO FOR IT!
Apr 13, 2010