Tag: Flowers


Once Upon A Time: A Modern Fairytale Editorial

Posted by Rachelle Que

Just when we think fairytales are for little boys and girls, we get to work on something so magical that we find ourselves believing in fairytales once again. Here at B&B, we strive to bring to you the best ideas for your own big day. Just a few months ago, we brought you the First Love Editorial which probably left you in a state of giddiness! Today we excitedly bring you more (yey!). In hopes of inspiring each and every one of you with this gorgeous editorial, we bring to you elements that are fit for a damsel and her prince.

This modern fairytale was shot by the rising-like-a-rocket, up-and-coming photographer Marlon Capuyan for Bride and Breakfast has left us simply lost for words. Together with Cuckoo Cloud Concepts, a tasteful styling team that we have had our eyes on for months now, we knew that we struck gold. This editorial is quite special in our hearts since it is the first ever shoot that had 100% Cebu-based suppliers, all of which have delivered way beyond our expectations (check out the supplier list below). Real-life engaged couple Vaughn and Nana were shot in Gaite Ranch, located just two hours away from the city, and is perfect for a destination wedding.

We hope you love this as much as we do!


Color My Love

Posted by Rachelle Que

Here’s a wedding that is sure to brighten your day! KC and Wendy’s bridal bash is filled with beautiful arrangements, bouquets, and blooms everywhere. Even the entourage is painted with bridesmaids dresses of rainbow colors! Ken Pornillos of We Ken Love gives us a set of sunlit and cheer-filled images that are too charming to pass up.

Scroll down and let us serve you with a refreshment of merry hues!

Photographer: We Ken Love / Videographer: Black Tie Project / Makeup Artist: Joyce De Dios-Ignacio / Hairstylist: Genstein Yuson / Bride’s Dress: Vanessa Chan / Bridesmaid Dresses: Vanessa Chan / Bridal and Entourage Bouquet: Vatel Manila / Preparation Venue: Acacia Hotel Alabang / Ceremony Venue: St. Benedict Ayala Westgrove / Church Florist: Gina De Guzman


Of Blooms and Daydreams

Posted by Rachelle Que

There’s nothing quite so pleasant than the sight (and scent) of pretty flowers. A wedding dressed in thoughtfully-picked arrangements is instantly tinged with an air of romance and filled with the fragrance of blissful dreams. Jeri and Zandy’s big day was styled with a wonderful assortment of charming flowers and dainty handmade details. Who can go wrong with the pairing of fresh blooms with handcrafted little ornaments and decor? Definitely a thumbs up for us here at B&B!

Randolf Evan captured each moment and every dreamy detail in the soft lighting that makes us sigh with happiness and contentment. Go on, see for yourself!

Photographer: Randolf Evan / Ceremony Venue: Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel / Reception Venue: Sonya's Garden / Wedding Preps: Taal Vista Hotel / Bride’s Dress: Patricia Santos / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Chi Abarquez of Once a Bride / Videographer: Sequence by Sequence / Host: Bianca Saldua / Catering and Table Decor: K by Cunanan / Flowers: Yho-An's Flower Shop / Catering: Sonya's Garden / Makeup Artist: Rae Venturana / Flipbook: Flip Productions / Cake Baker: Joy San Gabriel / Bride’s Shoes: Perfect Match


A Blossoming Affair

Posted by Rachelle Que

I don’t care what they say, I stubbornly believe that every woman loves flowers. Whether receiving them, sniffing their alluring scent, or beholding their beauty, there is always appreciation for a fresh bloom.

Imagine my happiness when I scanned through the photos of Christopher and Emma’s engagement shoot. You guessed it! They had a floral theme–and a well-executed one at that! From the basket of flowers to the wreath of roses; and the flowery prints on the umbrella, blanket, and blouse, it was a tastefully arranged bouquet of floral elements.

Enjoy this sweet, summery shoot!

Photographer: Dustein Sibug


A Sun-kissed Seaside Affair

Posted by Rachelle Que

Every once in a while I come across a wedding that is so beautiful it makes me tear up. Not out of sentimentality, nor out of fondness for the couple (being that I don’t usually know them personally), but simply out of sheer beauty. What can I say? My heart jumps at the sight of all things exquisite and aesthetically pleasing.

I had to catch my breath many, many times while poring over JR and Cecille’s photos. MangoRed did wonderfully catching the atmosphere of warm sunshine, light sea breeze, and sparkling wedding-day energy. I must say I have developed quite an attachment to the church where they held the ceremony–her with the high ceiling and white columns. A sight nothing short of majestic!

Now, I must get back to marveling at this spectacular Honolulu soiree. There’s a hypnotizing bouquet of fresh blooms waiting to be adored. Care to join me?


Photographer: MangoRed / Bride’s Dress: Vicente Dabao / Bridesmaid Dresses: Martin Bautista / Makeup Artist: Maleana Cosmetics / Hairstylist: Maleana Cosmetics / Videographer: Kai Media / Flowers & Decor: Todd Oshiro of Always Flowers / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Hawaii Weddings and Events / Calligraphy on Photo: The Fozzy Book


The Fun and Fantastical

Posted by Rachelle Que

Welcoming our week is a slew of brilliant colors and fanciful details in a wedding that looks like a scene right out of a Fantastic Mr. Fox sequel! If you haven’t seen the movie, I suggest you do. Two good reasons: George Clooney and Meryl Streep! Just as the film was threaded together by dashing wit and a whimsical spirit, so was Pancho and Cha-Cha’s wedding sewn together. MangoRed did an awesome job of capturing the colorful character of the event, adding their own brand of quirk that is so uniquely them.

Sweet charming details were mixed with the playful company of little animals, with the spotlight on the polar bear boutonnière of the groom! I really love how the bride and groom had a hand at designing and putting together the details of wedding. How amazing were the little portrait giveaways? The bride drew and painted each one! It is such a creative way to share the love.

Now have a break with us and take a step back from manic as we present you with a marvelous Monday. Cheers!

Photographer: MangoRed / Bride’s Dress: Pronovias from Mi Sueño Bridal Boutique / Makeup Artist: Lindsay Co-Alog / Flowers & Decor: Teddy Manuel / Invitations & Stationery: Printsonalities / Invitations & Stationery: Blue Rain Multimedia / Cake Baker: The Cake Artist / String Quartet: Manila String Machine / Lighting: Mark Tan of High Impact / Videographer: Mayad Studios / Reception Venue: Antonio's Tagaytay / Ceremony Venue: Chapel of Transfiguration, Caleruega / DJ: Joey Santos / Ceremony Musicians: Clifton Sawit


Sweet Simplicity

Posted by Rachelle Que

There really is a novelty to be found in simplicity. Junn and Loura’s big day was celebrated in an intimate affair with their nearest and dearest. Cuckoo Cloud Concepts did a great job of infusing charming details to the reception’s relaxed atmosphere, and created a jolly party of pinwheels, chrysanthemums, cupcake towers, and a cart of sweet treats! How delightful! My personal favorites were the banderitas and polaroid photos strung around the venue. I thought it gave an even more personal feel to the vintage setup!

Breathe in inspiration and take in the details as you let this wedding show you how a handful of imagination and hearts full of love can take you a long way.

P.S. – Didn’t you just love the bride’s little white dress and the groom’s bow tie & suspenders??

Photographer: Rainbowfish Wedding Photography / Event Styling: Cuckoo Cloud Concepts / Makeup Artist: Hannah Lim / Hairstylist: Hannah Lim / Reception Venue: Arano's Bar and Restaurant


Fashion Friday: Valentino Resort 2013

Posted by Janna Simpao

Flowers, lace and the vibrant colors of Spring are probably some of my most favorite things in the world. When I saw Valentino Resort 2013, I naturally found myself dreamily appreciating the dresses, fabric and designs. So why not let these beauties inspire you today? Love, romance and pretty is definitely in the air.

Designer: Valentino


Pretty Portraits

Posted by Janna Simpao

Who doesn’t love gorgeous bridal portraits? Well we at B&B certainly gravitate towards them. So it’s only fair that Jestyn and Kiara gets our praises for the effortlessly classy vibe they brought to the house! If we’re talking bright and fresh pictures, then surely Toto Villaruel will make sure it happens. With our need for chicness satisfied, we can count on a happy morning.

Photography: Toto Villaruel for Imagine Nation Photography / Gown: Fatima Beltran / Hair and Make-up: Kristine Lucas / Flowers: Buds & Blooms / Reception: The Palms Country Club / Video: Kris Matanguihan


Floral Fancies

Posted by Janna Simpao

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 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.

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.

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.

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)

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