Tag: K by Cunanan


The Embrace of Elegance

Posted by Janna Simpao

It’s official! We are true blue fans of NYAPS! Sacho and Kakin’s engagement photos and gorgeous wedding fête is enough to send us into a wedding inspiration coma. With beautiful details left and right, their affair is just oozing with easy elegance and enchanting charm. Being a sucker for the classic tuxedo and a divine wedding gown, the couple alone is a picture of bliss and perfection. That plus the breathtaking venue and wonderful decor, we know we’re headed for a steady and sophisticated treat.

P.S. – Check out the gorgeous invite and paper elements!

Happy Monday!

Photographer: NYAPS / Videographer: Jason Magbanua / Ceremony Venue: San Antonio de Padua / Reception Venue: Angelfields / Bride’s Dress: Sassa Jimenez / Bridesmaid Dresses: Paolo Blanco / Hairstylist: Isabel Escobal / Makeup Artist: Precious Medina / Makeup Artist: Chinky Tanjangco / Makeup Artist: Ish Sison / Catering: K by Cunanan / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: The 3rd Party Events Specialists / Engagement Videographer: The Afterhours Project / Engagement Shoot Venue: 14Four Café


Blush and Bedazzles

Posted by Bianca Paraiso

We don’t know what could go better than blush and bedazzles when you’re aiming to have the loveliest wedding feel–which is why we’re absolutely giddy with this darling affair of Ian and Shiza that Toto Villaruel handed over to us this bright sunshiny day. With Toto’s mastery of natural lighting, blush tones, and fabulous crystals, we’re in for a wonderful Wednesday indeed! Here’s to hoping you find some inspiration and lots of love today. Enjoy!

Photographer: Toto Villaruel / Catering: K. by Cunanan / Hairstylist and Makeup Artis: Chryssta Cordoves / Bride’s Dress: The Louvre Bridal, Singapore / Groom’s Attire: Zara / Groom's Shoes: Pedro / Wedding Rings: Sookee Jewelry, Singapore / Ceremony Venue: Archbishop's Palace / Reception Venue: The Loft at Manansala, Rockwell / Lights and Sounds: Sensitivity / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: A Magical Event by Marj Dizon / Invitations & Stationery: Pixel + Ink, Flying Colors by Russell de Mesa / Favors: Cupcake Lab / Stylist: K. by Cunanan / Videographer: Kris Matanguihan


Fashion Friday: Veluz Ready to Wear 2014

Posted by Janna Simpao

One thing is for sure, Veluz is probably one of the most buzzed-about bridal gown designers in the Philippines. And because her gowns evoke beauty, whimsy, and romance, many Filipino brides dream of walking down the aisle in one. Now with her second collection for her RTW line, many brides around the world are rejoicing that they too can finally strut in one of these breathtaking gowns. It’s amazing craftmanship and ingenius design all rolled into one perfect garment. Well done Veluz, well done!

Bride’s Dress: Veluz / Photographer: Pat Dy / Videographer: Jason Magbanua / Creative Photos: Mimi and Karl / Makeup Artist: Madge Lejano / Hairstylist: Steve Pagsanjan, Brian Borda, and Angel Salian / Backdrop, Bouquets, and Swing: Teddy Manuel / Cake Baker: Penk Ching / Details and Styling: Ernest Pascual / Details and Styling: K. by Cunanan / Details and Styling: Jo Claravall / Bride’s Jewelry: Cuenca Jewelry


City Rustic Reverie

Posted by Janna Simpao

A little bit of city chicness here, and a bit of a classic rustic touch there, and you’ve got yourself one of the most elegant weddings you can ever imagine. That’s exactly why Jeff and Paula’s affair captured our hearts into swoonville. We can’t begin to say how much we were drooling over the modern attire–Paula’s simple and sophisticated dress, Jeff’s sleek suit, the styles and hues of the entourage dresses, the red Manolos. Then to soften everything up, we see touches of garden gorgouesness with a twist of chevron. Now if you don’t wanna take our word for it, you better see these amazing photos by Marlon Capuyan. What an awesome Monday we’re having!

Photographer: Marlon Capuyan / Videographer: My Revery / Bouquets: Vatel Manila / Bride’s Jewelry: Angel Angeles / Bride’s Dress: White by Vera Wang / Bride’s Dress: Manolo Blahnik / Bridesmaid Dresses: Elizabeth Que / Groom’s Attire: Ermenegildo Zegna / Makeup Artist: Apple Fara-on / Hairstylist: Jay Aquino Jr. / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Empire Weddings / Catering: K. by Cunanan / Preparations: Vivere Hotel / Ceremony Venue: St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Lipa, Batangas / Reception Venue: Indigo Suites & Pavilions


A Beautiful Blossoming

Posted by Janna Simpao

For a self-confessed wedding addict such as myself, beautiful affairs make my heart full. And doing this for almost four years now, my love for wedding style and beauty has never wavered. I am so glad I could wake up to mornings filled with inspirations on love and creativity. And today, Jur and Justine’s set by Nicolai Melicor surely gave me the biggest smile ever! I am going crazy over that ceremony set up by Vatel Manila–talk about a dainty delight! Justine’s gown is chic and charming, and nothing beats a classic tuxedo for the groom of course! The bride’s makeup by Jasmine Mendiola was also impeccable. I also love the simple and sweet set up of K. by Cunanan during the reception dinner. Sometimes the most unassuming styles make the most unexpected statements.

Photographer: Nicolai Melicor / Videographer: Threelogy / Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Jasmine Mendiola / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Marge Montemayor / Ceremony Venue: The Mango Farm / Reception Venue: The Mango Farm / Ceremony Setup: Vatel Manila / Catering: K. by Cunanan / Entourage Flowers: North Blossoms


Behind the Scenes of Wed Colorfully

Posted by Janna Simpao

We make it a point to write about the people who get involved in our editorials. This is because for those who liked what we did, it’s also good for you to know how each supplier brought in their skills and expertise to the whole look. So excuse us for this lengthy post! We want to give credit where credit is due!

We very well knew that the Wed Colorfully editorial was going to be a fun but tricky shoot. So we needed to make sure everyone was up for the challenge. When we saw the outcome, all I can say is that we were beyond pleased. We sure hope you were too! So let me take a few minutes to share about the wonderful people behind this shoot.

Toto Villaruel is one of the easiest photographers to work with. Aside from his brilliant treatment for photos, he also makes sure he listens to the people around him. He was keen in knowing what we wanted for the shoot and made sure he mixed it with his signature style of easy, unassuming, and timeless photography. Although admittedly, he said this shoot was a bit of a challenge for him, I think he performed it with flying colors. Assisting him was Nicolai Melicor who was not only a wonder woman behind the camera, but a complete hit with the little girls as well. Definitely a heaven-sent plus!

I only have one word for Gideon Hermosa, the set stylist/florist… “WOW”! Being pressed for time since we had a very little window to prepare for the whole thing, Gideon somehow transformed our venue into a Kate Spade Haven. Every detail was every bit charming as well as festive. I can’t even figure out which of the backdrops and sets I liked the most, because everything had its unique magic and whimsy. If you are looking for someone creative, he’s your guy. Oh, and special thanks to K. by Cunanan for sharing with us their table and cutlery, and Cilla & Co. for the fab ghost chairs.

Of course, we wouldn’t be able to achieve the polished and elegant side of the shoot if it weren’t for our gorgeous venue.  I am a big big big fan of European design, and R Space gives you that. With a beautiful interior and a great location (Makati), I super recommend it for intimate weddings or celebrations. You can dress it up in so many ways, or keep it as is because of its already chic decor. We can’t thank Rita Neri Event Planners enough for making sure we were taken care of! We had the best time shooting there. I’m putting a photo up just so you see what I’m talking about.

If you loved the videos of this shoot, we have Treehouse Story to thank for that! Their quirky and upbeat approach is such a breath of fresh air. We love seeing new styles of wedding videography and we’re glad we got to do it for Wed Colorfully.

On to the lovely details of this shoot. We’re definitely giving The Delightful Miss Joyce two thumbs up for the wonderful colorful cakes! (Yes, I am still dreaming of eating them!) And did you see the darling invitations by Anna Cristobal? We make sure that every editorial shows a creative way of doing your invites. The patterns, gold, and bold colors will surely be a hit with your guests.

And if you are wondering about the gorgeous ensembles in this shoot, let me break it down for you. From Vania Romoff, we have the drop-dead-gorgeous gold-striped gown, the blue-green ball skirt, and Alana’s lilac silk flower girl dress. Shirley Co made the white knee-length wedding dress with sleeves and the cutesy yellow cropped top. For the little girls, she dressed Alana in the orange top and pants suit, Teegan in the pink cropped top paired with the blue polka dot skirt, and Danda in the chic blue and white dress, and the pink orange and blue colored piece. Did you see that black and white polka dot dress worn by Fatima? It’s by Joe San Antonio. She also made the fuchsia and orange dresses of Teegan and Danda. To make sure everyone was extra pretty, we had Jennifer Tan-Chi of Bead Blessed as our jewelry designer. You’d be crazy not to love her stuff. For Hideo, Elizabeth Hallie Vy created a classic black tuxedo and Boy Kastner Santos provided the quirkier orange/rust suit. PHEW! Our models who were dolled up by our super nice makeup artist Gari Son were definitely looking so good as they jumped from one outfit to another! And of course we had the wonderful girls of Lifestyle by Feliz making sure all the outfits came together perfectly. They gave their 101% in making sure the energy and happy vibe was high during the whole time. We totally love em!


Wed Colorfully: A Kate Spade Inspired Editorial

Posted by Janna Simpao

Be still, my heart! All this color is making me giddy beyond my wits. As you know, we love doing wedding editorials here at Bride and Breakfast. And for the beginning of 2014, we decided on the theme Wed Colorfully, a Kate Spade inspired wedding editorial. We wanted color, we wanted fun; we wanted vibrance, charm, and everything in between. We know most of our readers are dying to put some color into their own wedding, so we decided to drop some hints on how you could brighten up that special day! We’ve gathered a bunch of respected suppliers in the industry to help create our hue fest and make sure that all of you will be screaming adorable after seeing the whole set. With Toto Villaruel behind the lens and Treehouse Story capturing the most precious moments of this shoot (video at the end of this post), we get a glimpse of how it looks like to celebrate in color. We will be talking about all the wonderful and talented people who worked so hard for this shoot to come to life in our behind-the-scenes video next week (which will also show you how much fun we had)!

Our real couple Hideo Muraoka and Fatima Rabago were such gems. They were certainly beautiful inside and out (yes, all of us who were watching them were in a perpetual state of swooning). And of course our little princesses Danda, Teegan, and Alana were so cute we could diiiieee! Sit back, and let the color and details of this shoot make your hearts grin and your souls dance.


Petal Prettiness

Posted by Janna Simpao

It is indeed the season to be jolly! We’re really grinning from ear to ear because of the gorgeousness that has been making its way to our pages, making our December more beautiful each passing day. So before we do our Christmas countdown, we’re taking time to admire Mikko and Kate’s petal pretty fête! Ernest Pascual of Bespoke Manila (who happens to be the groom’s brother), made sure that it would be a wedding showered with dainty details and lavish love. With these ro-ro-romantic photos by Metrophoto and a super sweet video by Bob Nicolas, we suggest you cozy up in your little corner and enjoy some good ol’ floral lovin’!

Photographer: Metrophoto / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Ernest Pascual / Videographer: Bob Nicolas / Bride’s Dress: Veluz / Makeup Artist: Madge Lejano / Reception Styling and Food: K. by Cunanan / Ceiling Drapes and Decor: Jing Tanada / Foyer and Photo Booth Styling: Gideon Hermosa / Bouquets: Teddy Manuel / Groom’s Attire: Edwin Tan / Emcee: Teta Canada


Behind-the-Scenes of The Inspire Couple’s Shoot Marathon

Posted by Janna Simpao

Words can’t even express how grateful we are for the success of The Inspire Couple’s Shoot Marathon. We’re totally thrilled to announce that through this event, we we’re able to raise: (Drumroll please…)

Above is the Inspire Initiative team: Dylan of Vatel Manila, Lace of I Love Koi, Joed of Oh Happy Day, Kathleen of Spark + Twinkle, Lisa of Jeff and Lisa Photography, Janna and Ian of Bride and Breakfast and Jaja of Jaja Samaniego Photography. Louise Lane, the official representative from UNICEF received the giant check worth PhP 328,400. (Woot, woot!!!)

Here’s a group photo we took in one of the booths during the shoot marathon.

You must simply see how much fun we had raising this support. We’d like to thank all the suppliers who participated. These men and women simply gave 101% to make sure this day was spectacular. And that day, they used their talents to really give back to the nation. The video below created by Zoombox says it all.


Bride and Breakfast Garden Soirée 2013

Posted by Janna Simpao

It’s been a couple of months since we celebrated our first-ever Bride and Breakfast Garden Soirée. Many of you might be wondering what exactly it is. The garden soirée is a party we threw for wedding suppliers in the Philippines, sort of like a thank you and a meet-and-greet. For the last three and a half years, we’ve been blogging about many of these suppliers, some of whom we have never met, so the affair was the perfect time to do so. But because Bride and Breakfast is a sucker for style and details, we made sure that we came up with something enjoyable as well as pleasingly memorable.

Of course this would not be possible if it weren’t for the talented suppliers who made the Tropical Luxe theme come to life.

Before the event, we wrote about the gorgeous invites that we sent out. Collaborating with the most creative paper and design geniuses in the Philippines, this invite certainly set the mood. We cannot thank Printsonalities, The Fozzy Book, and Arlene Sy enough, because they set a pretty high bar for the newest wedding invitation trend–3D, personalized, artistic, and high-quality. Thanks to these awesome people, this invite received overwhelming compliments from our guests.

So for couples who want to give your guests a whole new experience, we totally recommend a 3D invite for your wedding.

We can’t deny that one of the greatest highlights in the garden soirée was the style and decor. Since Tropical Luxe is a very rare theme for events, we knew we had to have people who could understand the aesthetic and vision we were dreaming about. That’s when the Vatel Manila and K. by Cunanan collaboration was forged. Almost instantly, they knew what we wanted (and so much more). And just as if coming out of a page of a magazine, the whole garden soirée set up was one that was tasteful, unconventional, and nothing short of magical. Yes, these folks know how to style a party with easy elegance, and it’s safe to say we credit them a big chunk of the day’s success. The orchids, the printed linens, the furniture, the black tiffany chairs from Windsor & Tiffany… everything! Everything was pure sophistication.

Another key to having a successful event is the venue, and we knew that The Mango Farm was the perfect choice. Covered with lush greenery and a cozy pavilion, no wonder this place is a popular option for all sorts of events. We couldn’t have a dreamier venue than this.

A good party cannot exist without good food. So when we were brainstorming for this event, I made sure to tell Kaye of K. by Cunanan that food was of utmost importance. We knew that majority of the guests’ experience in an affair is driven by the quality of food that the hosts serve. Now we know why K. by Cunanan has made a name in the industry, because frankly… the menu was heavenly. Not only did it taste good, the presentation was nothing short of divine.

It’s a known fact that desserts have a way of making people happy. Well, these cakelets by The Delightful Miss Joyce were not only a tummy treat, but a feast for our eyes as well. Easy to pop in the mouth, the flavors we’re tasteful tastiness. No wonder they’re getting more popular in weddings! FYI, though those flowers look real, they are made out of sugar! Crazy, isn’t it?!

What is a party without a jaw-dropping cake? That is exactly what Hershey Tagulinao of Stellar Cakes whipped up for us. Some hand painting here and there, and a bucketload of brilliant creativity, this cake received its fair share of ooohs and ahhhs… and we are not one bit surprised. It was chic, chic, chic!

We have so much more to thank! Our deepest gratitude to Atom Ungson and Francis Day for the incredibly witty hosting. Sensitivity was there to provide us with beautiful lights and sounds (pretty important in a party, right?). As for a little background entertainment, we got to run videos of Bride and Breakfast editorials thanks to Metrotech‘s LCD videos! We also had the coolest privilege of setting up fun stations where Baicapture,  Pose and Print, and SLOWMOO Slow Motion Videobooth showed their stuff. In that way, people got to go around and have fun! I totally recommend them for weddings and events!

Additional desserts from the baking beauties Box of Sweets by Punky Porca and Joy San Gabriel were also a great treat and were instantly wiped out. And of course, drinks were overflowing because of Margarush, our mobile bar by JuiceBox, and the exquisite Rosemount wine from Meritus Prime Distributions, Inc. Special thanks to Gideon Hermosa of The Events Studio for making sure our booths and bars were styled to match the theme.

We’d also like to acknowlege the super talented photographers who covered the event. The pictures you got to enjoy were taken by the talented Adrian Ardiente and Sunday Morning Studios, our official photographers. Thanks to Zeus Martinez and Mark Cantalejo, who also submitted a few shots from their cameras. Our videographer For You Are Mine did a spectacular job making sure we had the best memories captured on video. Check out our other post with a full photo gallery if you want to see all the stylish outfits of our guests!

And lastly, my hearfelt thanks to our events planner, Oh Happy Day by Joed See, who was with us from day one, making sure that the event would be a huge success.

Special thanks as well to our raffle sponsors, Rummage PHI Love KoiLife After Breakfastπ Breakfast and PiesBrides & Beyond, and Angelfields.

Photographer: Adrian Ardiente / Photographer: Sunday Morning Studios / Invitation Calligraphy: The Fozzy Book / Invitation Illustration: Arlene Sy / Invitation Printing and Construction: Printsonalities / Flowers and Styling: Vatel Manila / Event Styling and Catering: K. by Cunanan / Reception Venue: The Mango Farm / Cake Baker: The Delightful Miss Joyce / Cake Baker: STELLAR {Cakes by Hershey Tagulinao} / Host: Atom Ungson / Host: Francis Day / Wine: Rosemount from Meritus Prime / Videographer: For You Are Mine / Mobile Bar Styling: The Events Studio by Gideon Hermosa / Dessert Table: Joy San Gabriel / Dessert Table: Box of Sweets by Punky Porca / Mobile Bar: Margarush / Mobile Bar: JuiceBox MoBar / Photobooth: Baicapture / Instagram Photobooth: Pose and Print / Videobooth: SLOWMOO Slow Motion Video Booth / Chairs: Windsor & Tiffany / Lights and Sounds: Sensitivity / LCD Projector: Metrotech / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Oh Happy Day by Joed See