We don't really have much to say except that every little detail of this beautiful beach affair is making us miss the sweet summer sun. Rainy days are here folks, so before all the rainy days and gloomy weather, let's all bask in Marvin and Issa's blissful wedding. With turquoise hints, a breathtaking Sassa Jimenez bridal gown, and a rustic and laid-back reception setup, I hope you enjoy this imagery compiled for us by Marlon Capuyan. Have a steady Monday!
Jun 22, 2015
In "Real Weddings"
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 am so pumped to get our week of oh-so-lovely affairs started. First up this beautiful Monday morn is Grant and Vanessa's colonial chic wedding. I have been swooning over this celebration ever since photographer Jay Jay Lucas of Chestknots Studios showed me some teasers--I just couldn't wait to get my hands on the official set. And today's THE day folks! We love, love, LOVE everything about this stylishly-laid back celebration. And we were even more thrilled to find out the bride, Vanessa Heussaff did most of the planning and crafting herself (read about it below)! She mentions her plans of putting up her own wedding business, and boy do we think she has a bright future ahead of her. Because truth be told, simple and chic is easier said than done--the key really is to know when to go all out and when to hold back. I'd have to say this pretty party was spot on! From the color palette to the chic attire, and of course the breathtaking venue... yup, this wedding just made my day!A lovely Monday to all!From the Bride:I am just happy to say that I was lucky to marry my first love. Grant was my first real love/boyfriend--we met when we were 16, dated for seven years, grew apart for about seven years (while still keeping in touch and seeing each other during Christmas in Manila). I moved to Singapore in January 2012, we moved in together in March 2012, he proposed in August 2012 and we were civilly married in Singapore on December 21, 2012. The ceremony was then held on March 30, 2013.We were looking for a colonial chic beach wedding. We chose Galle in Sri Lanka, as it was a destination none of our guests have been to before. We wanted them to experience discovering a new country and culture during our wedding.We wanted a wedding that was relaxed, easygoing, and intimate. We were showered with love and great spirits. For the details, I really got involved and made everything myself, from the hangers for the entourage, the boutonnieres for the boys (using San Miguel beer caps, as their preferred choice of drink during high school), and the photo station props.I also wanted this to be very personal, therefore the invites, the table names, and the gift bag drawings are all my sketches. I am hoping to open a wedding planning business with a good friend of mine, Carmen, in the near future, and I used my wedding as our first project and only had a coordinator on location to help.
Apr 29, 2013
In "Real Weddings"