Tag: Hacienda Isabella


Serene Sweetness

Posted by Janna Simpao

It’s pretty crazy that gorgeous photos always seem to make their way to our doorstep week after week. And here we are again, on this beautiful Monday, staring at the most romantic set from Benjie Tiongco. Almost instantly, we find ourselves enamored by these serene sweethearts. Jaime and Nadine’s steady and unassuming engagement shoot is all about shared moments, stolen glances, and overflowing love they have for each other. Amazing how two people passionate about each other can make something so simple become so surreal.

It’s Monday and we’re so, so, so in love!

Photographer: Benjie Tiongco / Venue: Hacienda Isabella


The Sweetest Sweethearts

Posted by Janna Simpao

When every single detail is filled with exquisite sweetness, then we know that we’re in pretty big trouble. Because a wedding like Joppet and Monica’s will only mean one thing… we’ll be stuck in daydreaming mode once again. (Uh oh!) We are totally smitten by the D.I.Y.s in this affair! Plus, knowing that Jaja Samaniego was behind the lens pretty much means bright and beautiful photographs. With hues of the daintiest pinks and the loveliest style elements, your heart and eyes will surely have a delightful feast!

Photographer: Jaja Samaniego / Ceremony Venue: San Antonio de Padua / Reception Venue: Hacienda Isabella / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Franki Ramirez of Designer Weddings Event Solutions / Videographer: Jason Magbanua / Catering: Bizu / Reception Styling: Kaye Reyes of Bizu / Reception Styling: Nina Canoy of All in the Details Event Styling / Tent Styling: SaSO Event Styling and Interiors / Bride’s Dress: Kristel Yulo / Groom’s Attire: Nomer’s / Flowers: Yho-An's Flower Shop / Invitations & Stationery: Wink / Makeup Artist: Kris Bacani / Hairstylist: Alex Leyson / Lights and Sounds: Jamsy / Tent: TentWorld / Bridal Car: Don Robert's / Fireworks: L.F. Fireworks


Dreamy Darling Day

Posted by Janna Simpao

Mondays–most people hate it cause it means bye-bye to the weekend. But here at B&B our Mondays are filled with a lot of excitement cause it is the gateway to a whole week of beautiful weddings and things. Today we usher in the week with a dose of dreaminess as we swoon over a set that Cherryblocks has sent our way. We’re big fans of Chuck of Cherryblocks cause he always manages to capture an affair’s vibrance and energy–and that’s exactly why we fell in love with this set. Anthony and Cesca celebrated a day filled with love and style. We totally think the spring-tone bridesmaids dresses exuded sweet youthfulness and chic charm. And everything else? Simply elegant.

Photographer: Cherryblocks / Ceremony Venue: Hacienda Isabella / Bride’s Dress: Casablanca Bridal / Bridesmaid Dresses: Sari Lazaro / Makeup Artist: Joyce Platon / Hairstylist: Rhoy Cervantes / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Bing Silverio / Flowers & Decor: Holland Blooms


Celebrity Wedding: Patrick Filart and Patty Laurel

Posted by Janna Simpao

I dunno about you, but I love December! There’s just something so whimsical about the month that makes me feel all fuzzy inside. And here at B&B, we’ve never been more happy in enjoying this “ber” month because of all the gorgeous wedding inspirations that have been coming our way.

Patrick Filart and Patty Laurel‘s wedding is probably one of the highlight features of this month. Our couple is not a stranger to Bride and Breakfast, and we’ve been itching to write about “The Pats” wedding for days now. Why? Because it’s just so darn beautiful. Chic, simple, romantic, understated, whimsical, effortless… and the list goes on and on. I am in love with all the soft hues Patty chose for her entourage and decor. And of course, the impeccable style details makes this wedding one of my favorites for 2012. Thanks to the wonderful talent of Jorem and Sheila Catilo Photography (the photos are soooooo amazing!) and the rest of the talented team of this affair, I am in wedding heaven today.

Another treat we have is the Mayad Studios wedding highlights video that will be first featured here in B&B–happy dance!

Fall in love folks!

Photographer: Jorem and Sheila Catilo Photography / Videographer: Mayad Studios / Ceremony Venue: Hacienda Isabella / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Marge Montemayor / Catering: K. by Cunanan / Event Styling: K. by Cunanan / Cake Baker: Angela Colet of Swell Sweets / Florist: Vatel Manila / Invitation Design: Fozzy Castro-Dayrit / Invitation Design: Printsonalities / Favors: BC Fragrance / Bride’s Dress: Rosa Clara / Bride's Reception Dress and Groom's Attire: Veejay Floresca / Bridesmaid Dresses: Jamie Ramos / Bridesmaid Shoes: Suelas / Groom's Accessories: Kenneth Cole / Groomsmen Attire: Gap / Groomsmen Attire: Express / Wedding Rings: Sunjewel / Makeup Artist: Jasmine Mendiola / Hairstylist: Marie Tan / Entourage Hair and Makeup: B Lounge


Bam Aquino and Timi Gomez’s Filipiniana Wedding

Posted by Janna Simpao

So this has been one wedding we’ve been so excited to see for months now. Bam Aquino and Timi Gomez’s wedding is not only one to watch because they are known to the public eye here in the Philippines, but because this couple is genuinely amazing–and yes, so is their wedding. I know you’re hoping to see a long set of photos–I promise we’ll have them once our dear friend and amazing photographer Pat Dy gives it to us. In the meantime, enjoy the on-site slideshow by Pat and the same-day-edit video from Nice Print.

By the way, I can’t help but include a message we received from our gorgeous bride just a couple of hours ago–a heartwarming and down to earth message indeed! It makes blogging extra fulfilling!

Hey, Janna!

It’s great to finally connect with you, although I am sending this through the impersonal “Contact Us” section of your blog. Haha! I feel like I’ve known you a long time, considering I’ve been reading (or maybe stalking level na?) your blog since I became engaged to Bam on January 1st of this year. I lived alone in Shanghai up until nearly July 1st, so indeed your blog was an inspiring and heartwarming wedding planning companion in the first 6 months of this year! And I continued to follow it even when I got back to Manila and was finally surrounded by the face time of my family and friends! In fact, I am so addicted to your blog that I even checked it while on honeymoon here on Apulit Island (yes, I have wedding planning withdrawal) and surprise, surprise our two videos were your entry today! Imagine that. It has come full circle! Thank you for unknowingly being such a big part of my super enjoyable wedding planning, along with so many family and friends who have generously given of themselves to enrich what is our biggest day yet: September 15, 2012! (And thanks to your hubby too, whose quoting Ecclesiastes 3:11 in one B&B entry, which also made it on our wedding invitation! Now, I am really Simpao stalker level!)

Cheers, Timi

Photographer: Pat Dy / Videographer: Nice Print Photo


Celebrity Wedding: Marco Alcaraz and Precious Lara Quigaman

Posted by Janna Simpao

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


Love to Last

Posted by Janna Simpao

A little bit of modern elegance meets garden romance will grace B&B today. Andy and Nikki’s heartfelt affair will sprinkle our Tuesday with pretty details and a love to last a lifetime. Isn’t it so good to be in love?

Wedding / Photographer: MangoRed / Ceremony: Chapel on the Hill - Batulao, Batangas / Reception: Hacienda Isabella / Event Stylist and Florist: Zenas Pineda / Bridal Gown, Mother of the Bride & Mother of the Groom’s Gowns: Veejay Floresca / Make-up: Xeng Zulueta / Hair: Felicity Son / Groom’s Suit: Jerome Allen Lorico / Cake: Dessert Fairy / Invitations & Stationary: Paperworks / Coordinator: Solutions Events / Engagement / Photographer: MangoRed / Styling: Rex Atienza & Nikki Pastorel-Deles / Make-up: Monica Corpus / Hair: Jomari Venus / Location: Manila Hotel


Petals, Pastels and Pretties

Posted by Janna Simpao

It’s the beginning of the week again and that means… inspiration, inspiration, inspiration! And that is exactly what we have today. Gelo and Esel’s wedding is oozing with a sweet and oh-so-chic vibe. Hmmm, where to begin? There’s that simple Monique Lhuillier that has this amazing lace detail. Then there’s the pretty pastel entourage gown palette I am going crazy over. And of course, the garden set-up is beyond perfection. Frame decor, pretty vases, effortless styling… and the list go on and on and on!

Another reason to love Mondays.

Location: Hacienda Isabella / Photographer: Jeff & Lisa / Videographer: Paul Macasaet from 30FPS / Bridal Gown: Monique Lhuillier / Wedding Stylist: Miel Cabanes / Hair and Make-up: Kris Bacani / Bride’s and Entourage Hair Accessories: Maid of Honor and Bride’s Sister Risa de Sagun from Bend & Snap / Stylist to the Bride: Jill Lao / Florist: Jing Estrada from Ridge Blooms / Wedding Cake: Joy San Gabriel / Groom’s Barong: JayJay Reyes, New Hampshire Place, Edsa Shangri-La Hotel / Bridal Car: Don Robert’s Bridal Cars / Church Accessories & Flower Girl Headdresses: Bride’s Mother / Entourage Gowns: Camille Co from Coexist / Souvenirs: Brides’ Friends Em Somera & Darlyn Ty / Wedding Coordinator: Franki Ramirez from Designer Weddings by Event Solutions, Matron of Honor Kari de Sagun and Bridesmaid Chastine Canilao


Detailicious I Do’s

Posted by Janna Simpao

Nothing does it like a detailicious affair to end the week with a bang. I can’t even begin telling you how much I love this wedding. In fact, I’d even say it’s one of my favorites so far. It is casual but elegant, effortless and fun. Weddings like this inspire subtle creativity and understated charm. The best part about it is that it was definitely a DIY affair. With the help of family and friends this proves that one can’t buy style! If you have it, you have it! This wedding HAS IT.

And can I just rave for a minute about the awesome photography of Paul Vincent. I am loving his style and lighting technique. Reminds me of US wedding photography. Smittened would be the best word to describe what I’m feeling today.

The baby’s breath bouquet is starting to get popular in the wedding scene. It’s fresh, simple, but still creative.

One must remember that food also requires aesthetics. How it is presented will add to a wedding’s beauty and feel. Having a nice wooden table such as this and wooden boards for the appetizers will give a rustic feel to the event. Style is not just found in one element in a wedding, it has to be consistent and cohesive wherever people look.

Add small accents such as cute cookie jars or a beverage counter with colorful bottles and uniquely shaped drink jars. These add to a detailed look.
These twisted twigs are so lovely. The guests sure had some eye-candy as they witnessed the ceremony of Ron and Anima.
Having your bridesmaids involved in the preps will make it a more meaningful experience for them. How yummy and pretty is this cake? One thing I truly love about this wedding is that everything didn’t have to be matchy-matchy for it to look put together. It had the right amount of detail, color and character. Well done with the style bride! Have you considered getting into the wedding industry?

A must-read from the bride:

Our Manila wedding was a tribute to the elements of our civil ceremony in New York. Before we moved to Manila, Ron proposed to me at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge. One week later, we rode our bikes from Brooklyn, where we lived, to Manhattan City Hall. We crossed the Brooklyn Bridge in our wedding garb—me in a white dress and a veil and bouquet I made myself, him in a suit; my bike basket decked out with white baby’s breath and the back of his bike with a “Just Married” sign. After the ceremony (which lasted all of 40 seconds), we celebrated with cake and champagne on a park bench with only two friends. It was such a spirited, meaningful moment, and we wanted our Manila wedding to have the same creative, personal feel.

This was, in effect, a total DIY wedding, and it was all about the details. We found an incredible backdrop (Hacienda Isabella), and really, really thought about what to put in every single square inch of that place ourselves. It was an intimate production involving our closest family and friends: My best friend’s mom did the bridal and entourage dresses and my best friend, a jewelry designer, took care of my jewelry. We designed the invitations and souvenir canvas bags ourselves (using a tandem bike as our emblem) and had it done at with non-wedding vendor. I was obsessed with handstamping and held craft parties with cheese and wine to bribe friends into stamping everything from the misalettes to the cookie bags. My mom and I went on field trips to Divisoria and Dangwa to choose the right flowers and glass bottles, which my mom arranged; my bridal bouquet that was a simple bouquet of baby’s breath/millestar, a tribute to my bike basket in NY. My mother-in-law shipped mason jars from the US and my brother-in-law surprised us with lanterns from Thailand. My dad, who is a filmmaker, did the most incredible video tribute to our journey as a couple. We allowed everyone to bring their own creativity to the table, making it just as personal, memorable, and meaningful as the day we crossed our bikes across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.

Bride’s Gown: Rosalyn Lagdameo / Entourage: Rosalyn Lagdameo / Photography: Paul Vincent /  Videography/AVP: Tikoy Aguiluz (bride’s father) / Makeup: Cindy Pineda  of Shu Uemura Rockwell / Caterer: Hacienda Isabella , Santi’s Tagaytay and Galileo Enoteca / Souvenirs, Styling: Bride / Flowers: Minky Aguiluz (bride’s mother) / Cake: Heny Sison / Fireworks – Dragon Fireworks


Jette and Jojo

Posted by Janna Simpao

The word FRESH came to mind when I saw Jette and Jojo’s wedding.

I didn’t know the couple personally and I accidentally stumbled on their wedding pictures via a common friend. Upon seeing the photos I thought to myself “this has to go on my blog”. So I sent Jojo a message, hoping she wouldn’t think it was weird that I suddenly took an interest in her wedding. Thankfully, she liked Bride and Breakfast and gleefully agreed to be featured! I got to chat with her once and wow, what a sweet and kind woman! The beauty of the wedding indeed reflected who she was. I asked her a few questions that would also allow you to explore this truly romantic union.

Why is the wedding so “Jette and Jojo”?

My husband and I love being outdoors. Naturally, we wanted to hold our special day in a place where people can enjoy their surroundings, and at the same time, feel the solemnity of the event. The courtyard of Hacienda Isabella played the perfect setting for what was to be the wedding of our dreams. It provides you with the fresh air of the countryside, a beautiful garden with lushful greens and flowers, and an intimate feel that made the gathering very personal. All the songs we chose—from the ceremony to the reception—depict the life and love we have for each other. But more than the food, the decor, the gowns and everything else, we wanted the love of God to be felt that day. Thus, the wedding turned out as we hoped it would—simple, yet full of love.

I love the flower girl dresses!!!

What do you love about your wedding?

I love the flowers and styling. From the very beginning, I knew I wanted an all-white theme for the flowers. A lot of people said that it might look too bland or dull. But Henry Pascual did such a wonderful job! He was able to capture everything I imagined perfectly. I especially love the birdcages, candles and crystals he hung on the tree where we had our pictures taken with our guests. I also love the surprise number we did. We danced to the tune of “Down” by Jay Sean. Everybody went wild! Now, whenever our friends and family hear this song, they immediately think of us.

Another thing I totally adore is Jojo’s second dress! This was the dress she used for their dance number! It’s so pretty and whimsical.

Congratulations Jette and Jojo! This will truly be a day to remember.

Event Stylist: Henry Pascual / Photographer and Videographer: Lito Sy / Bridal Gown: Dressform by Sassa Jimenez / Tuxedo: Bergamo / Lights and Sounds: Sensitivity Lights and Sounds / Quartet: Dacapo / Band: Powerhouse / Tent: All Premium Tents / Coordinator: Getting Married Philippines (Kutchie Zaldarriaga) / Venue and Food: Hacienda Isabella / Additional Food: Pick a Chef, Pick a Cuisine / Chairs and Chargers: Likha