The Nook: June is All About Giving Back

In an hour it’s gonna be my birthday (yippee)! I am quite amazed how the year has gone by. I can honestly say that through the amazing times and the not-so-fun times in my life, God has been faithful all the way. In the past couple of years, I can say that the top two things in my thank you list are my family and of course Bride and Breakfast. I have been blessed with a wonderful husband and an adorable son–these two boys really rock my world. And on top of that, I actually love my job (it’s not everyday you get to say you’re a wedding blogger). I’ve witnessed how all of you supported us and help Bride and Breakfast become what it is today. I still get blown away seeing how many readers follow our blog!

And because I have been blessed beyond measure, I want to make sure that JUNE is a special giving back month. As the days unfold, I hope you can stay tuned to surprises we will be throwing your way.

I know I can’t exactly celebrate with each and everyone of you tomorrow, but if you get a chance, have a cupcake (or any dessert for that matter) and think of B&B.

Sending all my hugs and love to you guys!

Photo Credit: Food Network Cupcake Wars

The Photographer, the Stylist, and the Make-up Artist

Many of you have been writing and asking who the dream team will be. I want to apologize that I haven’t been that quick to write about them. December, as we all know it is a hectic month for everyone. Don’t worry, I am slowly getting everything in order and we will soon be back to our regular features and inspirations in no time.

Because I don’t want to keep you hanging, let me introduce to you our super amazing sponsors for the I Heart B&B: Photo and Styling Giveaway!

First up is no other than the very talented photographer Roy Macam. Maybe some of you are not familiar with him because he is not actually a wedding photographer. This doesn’t mean he is not a force to reckon with. Roy is actually well-known in the fashion and celebrity photography scene. He has shot with some of the most famous celebrities to date and is a popular pick for magazine photo shoots. Dreaming of a shoot that feels like it popped out of the pages of a mag? Roy is definitely going to rock this giveaway!

Next is our style siren Rachelle Que. Rachelle has worked with the top magazines in the country and is now a freelance stylist. Being exposed to studying fashion and working behind-the-scenes in some runway shows in New York, Rachelle’s fashion radar is anything but ordinary. Expect to look your best when she’s in charge of wardrobe and style.

Lastly we have an up and coming make-up artist Kaycee Lim. Kaycee had just recently started doing make-up both in the wedding and fashion industry. Although a newbie, she definitely has what it takes. Whether the natural look or a reinvented one, Kaycee will deliver!

Stay tuned for a more detailed feature on each one’s work! As of now, I am glad I was able to give you  a glimpse on how amazingly gorgeous this shoot will be. Keep sending those entries, we will be announcing the winning couple come January!

A little something from the photographer’s portfolio:

Photos by: Roy Macam

Via The Dialogue

I Heart B&B: Mechanics

I’m so excited for our photo and styling giveaway. This is gonna be a super stylish shoot to boot! What’s super cool about this giveaway is that couples can use it as an engagement shoot, a save-the-date, or if you are already married, a post-nuptial shoot (check out our honeymoon shoot here)! So let’s cut to the chase and get down to business.

Bride and Breakfast is looking for a couple who loves what B&B stands for. If you’re a couple (or know of one) who loves pretty things, romance, tasteful elegance–and of course, style–email us at janna “at” brideandbreakfast “dot” ph.

Here are a few requirements:

  1. The couple must either be engaged or already married–indicate when the wedding date will be or when your wedding anniversary is.
  2. The couple must subscribe to Bride and Breakfast and be a fan of our Facebook page. If you have Twitter, follow us on Twitter too.
  3. We just adore a good love story, so send us yours! Please include information like your full name, ages, and work background.
  4. Tell us why you would love to win this giveaway.
  5. Quickly describe your style as a couple.
  6. Attach a picture of you and your partner.

That’s it!

I know I haven’t revealed to you our photographer but come Monday, you’ll get to meet him. (Hint: He is a talented and amazing fashion and celebrity photographer!)

Start sending those entries and watch out for coming announcements next week!

Hugs and love,

I Heart B&B: Bride and Breakfast Giveaway

When I started Bride and Breakfast the goal was to really give. Give my heart and hope that what I find beautiful can also move others. Give inspiration so that I can share all my pretty discoveries to brides and hopeless romantics. Give advice to make a wedding process as enjoyable (and beautiful) for brides, and for some who are not yet there, give them something to look forward to.

In the end I found that the more I gave the more I received. Received kind words of encouragement and appreciation. Received new friendships that are so precious and promising. Received lessons on commitment, beauty and finding out what I am passionate about. Received contentment knowing that God has blessed me with more and more readers everyday.

Today for my 100th post, I give back to you–I and some totally rockin’ sponsors give you a dream.

Because Bride and Breakfast really is all about style, we have collaborated with some of the most stylish and talented in the industry to give away a couple’s dream photo shoot FOR FREE!

An amazing photographer + a super fashionable stylist + getting dolled up by a talented make up artist + strutting your stuff in those beautifully crafted dresses = A Ravishingly Romantic Experience. All these because…

Although I’ll be posting the details of the mechanics tomorrow I want to let you know that this giveaway can be a pre or post-wedding shoot. So spread the word and spread the love.

Stay tuned for the mechanics and features on our super talented dream crew!

Hugs and love,

Beauty and the Best

Almost every girl I know dreams of the fairytale wedding we so often see in movies or the pages of a bridal magazine. While some may have the luxury of splurging on their big day, others simply have to work within a budget. But do not fret, the beauty of a wedding is not really directly related to how much you spend for it. Aside from the priceless emotions of love and laughter, the trick really is in the style details. And that’s where B&B comes in.

Being a lover of all things beautiful, I hope to share with you my own wedding experience, the creme de la creme weddings and super gorgeous wedding-related things that can inspire you to get your style to the aisle. Whether you need to keep tabs on the expenses or it’s sky’s the limit for your big day, if it’s fresh, unique and pretty, it’s here!

But first things first! Let me introduce myself. I’m Janna and I love pretty things. Ever since I started planning my wedding, I simply got hooked on the beauty and creativity it requires. I constantly seek for inspiration in books, blogs and anything in between. I am blessed to be totally in love with my husband who is also my best friend. And a mom to our first little darling Matti who adds so much color to my life. I am passionate about style, wedding fashion, and anything artsy and elegant. I love to write, I love to daydream, and I love to be girly. As a wedding curator, I constantly strive to get ideas to innovate and better my eye for detail. As a blogger, I try to filter out the best of what this industry has to offer hoping that I would be able to help and inspire all of you.

So with that, I say cheers to you, yes you… the beauty of this story. You deserve the best groom, the best wedding and the best memories of one of the grandest days of your life!