Bryan and Ethelyn's wedding is viciously vintage! It transports you back to the '40s with all the thematic details of the affair. Can I just say I love the photography of this wedding? Why wouldn't I? As the saying goes two heads are better than one! In this case, it was a collaboration of a handful of brilliant photographers who captured the most beautiful moments for the couple. The bride simply looked regal in her gown. What a gorgeous sight indeed! It's always fun to have weddings that make us look twice. This sure is one wedding that got a lot of attention.Probably my most favorite picture of the bunch is of Ethelyn's dad. He looked cute in his suspenders and bow tie. Very vintage dad!Even the babies were fashionably in theme with these black lace stockings and hot pink shoes!A few words from the couple:Why is the wedding so "Bryan and Ethelyn"? Bryan: The concept of the whole event was based on what we really want, that is, a dash of the vintage era. We didn't get a vintage car though, but overall we got what we wanted.Ethelyn: The wedding is so us because it basically reflects our personalities. We had Vintage-Autumn Wedding. Bryan and I are kind of old fashioned. I used to think I’m abnormal because I still stick with the songs of 1940s-1960s no matter how versatile the music is in the 21st century. I’m also hooked with the fashion statement of these eras—from the make-up, to the head pieces, gloves and dresses. One word to describe it—classic! I know I won’t be able to wear such gems unless there’s a special occasion, so I grabbed the opportunity and incorporated it in our wedding! The inspiration I got was from the movies The Notebook, Pearl Harbor and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.On the other hand, we also have this attachment to autumn or fall. We love its laid back ambiance. There’s no autumn in our country, but maybe I can compare that to falling leaves. I love how the leaves’ colors change from green to red orange, orange and deep violet. We even had a pictorial lying on dried leaves from three years ago. What was your favorite part of the wedding? Ethelyn: Our vows! My husband and I made our vows a few hours before the ceremony. It’s crazy! We’re both crammers and it’s one of the best things we did. Bryan: My favorite part wasn't really the food (although it was really good), because of the fact that we got so thrilled by the turnout of the whole event that we were not able to taste what was lined-up for the feast. The most fun part would be the games and the special awards that were given to some of our guests, this being one of the best ways for us to interact with our family and friends. It was like a mini reunion of both of our families.Ceremony and Reception: The Lakeshore Tent (Mexico, Pampanga) / Gown: Kate Torralba / Groom’s Suit: Frederick Policarpio / Entourage’s Gowns: Emily Sy / Mothers’ and Little Girls’ Gowns: Glen Canlas / Caterer: Ala Crème / Coordinator: Events and Concepts by Voltaire Zalamea / Photographers: David Hanson and team of Enoxx, Erron Ocampo and Chloe Umali / Videographer: Bob Nicolas / Opening Billboard: Guj Tungpalan of Red Sheep / Engagement Session: Toto Villaruel of Imagine Nation / Event Stylist: Pancho Pantig / Bouquets: Mang Boy Mahusay / Music: JJS Entertainment / Lights and DJ: Dynatek / Photo Booth: Pose and Print / Invites: Adworks / Candles: Unity Candles by JM / Entourage’s Head Pieces: RC Lee of Fabrichild
Jun 02, 2010
In "Real Weddings"
I can't believe that it's 2011 already! And boy oh boy am I excited. This means a whole new year of amazing weddings and buckets of love to around.So for our first wedding feature for 2011, here's a worthy dose of prettiness for all of you. Aaron and Monica's wedding reflects a sense of uniqueness, vibrance and a trademark that is truly theirs.I love the shoulder strap of her gown. Talk about dramatic without being excessive!Cranes and feathers.From the bride: Though we have been a couple for 10 years before we decided to settle down, we didn't have an ideal wedding setup or theme in mind. When we started planning, my main request was just to have a good wedding photographer because we're both not photogenic. We both agreed to look for the best photographer (without setting a tight budget on it). Since we both wanted to be hands-on with the wedding, we also decided to just get an on-the-day wedding coordinator. Those are the two main things that we agreed on.There are many things though that went through long discussions. Aaron is an architect and most people would expect that he would like something grand, artsy, and very intricate in terms of theme, event style, and other wedding details. I, on the other hand, an Information Technology business analyst, would be less artsy and like things to be simple. Since we are opposites (both personality and style-wise) it was a bit hard for us to finalize on the specific theme. Aaron does not like the theme to be too girly/flowery, while I would like the theme to be more unique and have more production than the usual flowery theme. At first, I decided on a peacock feather/vintage/masquerade theme. Aaron, on the other hand, would like the theme to be Zen Minimalist. When we met up with the event stylist, we ended up having a theme that is Zen Minimalist using peacock feathers as accents for the event style.I didn't get to sleep at all the night before because of nerves. I was really scared to have eyebags appear on my big day. The following morning, I was shaking from nervousness and lack of sleep. During make-up time, Aaron sent me a sweet letter and flowers to my room telling me that everything will be okay and to enjoy the special day and I felt better.During the father-daughter dance, I was crying from the start because I am a daddy's girl and I cry easily. But what made everyone in the audience got teary-eyed was when Aaron also couldn't help himself from crying because most people know that he was trying hard not to cry all throughout the day (exchange of vows, my walk down the aisle). He knows how close I am with my father and how emotional it is for my father to see me getting married. Ceremony: Santuario de San Jose / Reception: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel Isla Ballroom / Gown: Cesar Gaupo / Suit: Joey Samson / Photographer: Metrophoto / Videographer: Threelogy / Music: Bernie Pasamba for the reception and Cirkulo for the after party / Florist: April and Karen Yu / Coordinator: Events Experts (Jody Liwanag) / Cake: Dexter's / Hair and Make-up: Leo Posadas and Rowena Sonido / Event Stylist, Sounds and Lights: 4th Wall
Jan 04, 2011
In "Real Weddings"
I've wanted to write about this wedding for a while now. However, I had to wait for a couple of things before everything was in perfect order. And today they are! What a picture-perfect union this is. Because the couple is both exposed to the world of fashion (Vanessa is a model and Jun is a photographer... how cute right?), it comes as no surprise that their wedding is going to be our style candy for the day.I don't know the couple personally but a few of my friends do, and believe me, they were all praises for this kind-hearted tandem. It's rare to come across weddings that stir your heart even without being there. This is one of those exceptional ones.This video by Threelogy is a must-see!http://vimeo.com/17506429Mayad also made two other videos. This one is of their after-party celebration in Whitespace, the other we featured before was is their pre-wedding trailer. I couldn't resist showing this one because it's such a fun video! Who would say no to a wedding that's overflowing with laughter, energy and a free Blackberry?http://vimeo.com/18649015From the bride: Since I was a kid my dream wedding was to get married under a tree and I pictured that in my mind so many times. None of those times came close to what we had on our wedding day. My husband coincidently wanted to get married under a tree as well. We researched for a tree around the Philippines but couldn't find one so we decided to just get married in a Garden and scratch that perfect tree off the list. Lo and behold, a month before the ceremony we did our ocular inspection of Bellarocca and we found the tree of our dreams and it came with a beautiful sunset view as a bonus.I believe every wedding is unique, even if you have the same suppliers and music. Our wedding was such a blessing, it was orchestrated by God. Our guests felt the presence of God, and it showed in every tear they shared with us that day. One week before my wedding I got my wedding gown from the original designer I hired, it wasn't what I expected, and to make things worse it was a week before the wedding. This was when my angels got together. So many designers offered me their gowns, but John Herrera stood out with his amazing vision and heart. He gave me my perfect wedding gown as an early wedding present. He was just one of the people used by God to make our dream wedding come true. Ceremony: Bellarocca / Post-wedding reception: Whitespace Manila / Gown: John Herrera / Post-wedding reception dress: Pepsi Herrera / Florist & Event Stylist: Teddy Manuel / Photographer: MangoRed / Videographer: Threelogy and Mayad / Wedding Coordinator: Christine Ong Te / Caterer: Josiah's Catering / Invitations: Printsonalities / Entertainment: Cirkulo Band and Impressions Music Ensemble / Hair & Make-Up: Bride / Entourage: Julie Ebio and Carol Hoese
Feb 07, 2011
In "Real Weddings,Video"