This story is about a beautiful bride, Alison, and her journey down the aisle to meet the love of her life, JB. It's also a story of a drop-dead gorgeous gown that was designed from the heart to celebrate not only a wedding, but the memoir of a good friend. Our Tuesday may start off a bit dramatic (bring it on!), but this letter definitely touched my heart and I'm sure almost any bride would love to tell epic tales of how "their dress" came to be. Alison shares a letter to her designer Veejay Floresca. Dearest Veejay,Writing this letter breaks my heart because I wouldn’t have to if Brian was still here. As you know, he was supposed to make my wedding gown, and with him gone, walking down the aisle in a beautiful Leyva creation will just have to happen in another lifetime.As much as I hate to “replace” him, life must go on… I knew immediately that I wanted to work with someone who was close to Brian. I mentally listed all of Brian’s YDG friends, and Veejay, you were top of mind.Do you mind taking over Brian’s reigns? I hope don’t feel that I am getting in the way of your artistry, but if you say yes (I hope you will), I would like us to work on a Floresca-Leyva collaboration of sorts as a tribute to our dear friend. I’d want dashes of Brian’s signature touches, but with a distinct Floresca look.How does that sound? If you feel this project is not for you, let me know. I’d understand…Love,AlisonPhotographer: Pat Dy / Videographer: Jason Magbanua / Hair and Make Up: Madge Lejano Landrito & Steve Pagsanjan of The Make Up Studio / Coordinator: Christine Abad, Shimmer Events / Florist: RCJC Flower Shop, Tagaytay / Gowns: Veejay Floresca / Groom's Suit: Jerome Lorico / Caterer: Bizu Private Caterer / Music: The Manila Philharmonic Orchestra
May 31, 2011
In "Real Weddings"
There is perhaps no better pairing than the mix of modern treatment and classic details. John and Melissa's wedding was a breath of fresh air with the beautiful elements of lace, pearls, and crystals. It was a marvelous affair of elegance and softness married in sophisticated styling. The pigeonholes with the guests' seat cards were a nice touch, and the little notes inside them even sweeter. I would've loved opening an envelope with my name and seat number! Maybe just as much as I would've enjoyed writing a love note to hang on the little plant.I really just pored over and adored every detail, from the vintage-chic frames to the pretty blooms and the stylish typography (designed by Fozzy of The Fozzy Book, who also did B&B's logo!)–everything was utterly romantic and classy. Revel in the images below–a perfectly captured, framed, and lit photo story by Jeff and Lisa Photography–and bask in the wonderful, wonderful feeling of enduring love and style.
Feb 27, 2013
In "Real Weddings"
I don't have to say much about this wedding, since I am sure most of you will be diving into the pictures right away. Soft, romantic and daintily dusted with details, Marco and Lara's wedding is probably making you swoon like crazy, right? A country rustic French style comes to mind as I stare at these amazing photos by MangoRed. Beautiful and blissful? Definitely.Venue: Hacienda Isabella / Photographer: MangoRed / Videographer: LEC of IGS Cinema / Florist, Event Stylist and Caterer: Maja Martinez Angeles of Passion Cooks / Invitations: Printsonalities / Coordinator and Style Contributor: Ivy Reyes and Rowell Octavio of Supernatural Management Inc. / Gown: Veejay Floresca / Groom's Suit: Randy Ortiz / Entourage: Veronica Velayo / Make-up: Gio Flores of Glo Mineral / Hair: John Cliff Dimaala
Jul 17, 2012
In "Celebrity Weddings"