First of all, I want to welcome you to our new home. It’s definitely so exciting to see how Bride and Breakfast has been inspiring many of our readers out there. And now that we’ve moved, we continue to try our best to bring to you the best of the best of all things pretty.To mark our move, I would like to start of with something very close to home. We’re so ecstatic to announce that our wedding feature in Martha Stewart Magazine is out! It's such an honor to be asked to share our wedding day to such a respected magazine.Today I want to share with you more about that special day. Being meticulous about my preferences I decided to be very hands on in the planning and execution. And because I love weddings, I had so much fun doing it. But before I go on and on about the details, here’s a peek at one of the best days of my life.The white folding chairs give a different vibe and enhances the garden feel of the ceremony.Who said candelabras can only be used as centerpieces? Having silverware against the greenery gave a formal and classy look to the aisle.Remember, weddings are only as good as the people you celebrate with. It's endearing to know that while everyone was seriously listening to the ceremony, these kids took time to goof around.Add D.I.Y. accessories that will make your wedding look more personalized. Making these flower girl headpieces was one of the best style decisions I made for the wedding. I think they stole the show. But I didn't mind, I love them.Always take time to make the wedding reflect who you are. Choosing a color scheme can be tricky. At the end of the day, it's you who will look back at your pictures. I wanted everything blush pink with hints of muted colors--I never regretted it.Capitalize on your surroundings. I was thrilled to see the black and white printed tiles of Antonio's. Because the place in itself was so breathtaking, I needed to put flowers that were not over the top but still exudes beauty and charm.Here are videos that were shown during our wedding from our photographers Pat Dy & Francis Perez and our videographer Mervin Gobaco.http://vimeo.com/12131718http://vimeo.com/9133640And because I did most of the talking I want to show you a different angle. I decided to ask someone special share something else about the wedding.From the groom: Most grooms let their brides plan everything (and with good reason too)! However, I knew that I wasn't a normal groom. Call me strange, but I always had a picture of what I wanted my wedding to look like—it's my day also, not just my bride’s! So from the very start, I was hands-on with all of the wedding details. I realized that Janna and I do complement each other—she’s the visionary and I execute the great ideas she thinks of.Despite all our preparation, I was still full of trepidation for the events of the day. But the moment I saw the beautiful garden set up for the wedding, I was at peace and I knew everything would turn out right. A lot of grooms cry when they see their brides march down the aisle, and I know Janna was secretly gunning for me to do the same, but all I could do was smile when I saw how stunningly breathtaking the woman I was going to spend the rest of my life was.Up to the end of the reception when Janna and I were thanking our guests, I still couldn’t believe how beautiful everything turned out to be—even better than I could’ve ever imagined. I guess no matter how much you prepare for "The Big Day", it’s really God who will make it beautiful. Ecclesiastes 3:11 comes to mind—“Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end.” Ceremony and Reception: Antonio's, Tagaytay / Gown: Monique Lhuillier / Suit: Frederick Peralta / Entourage: Bride / Photographer: Pat Dy / Videographer: MG Digital / Flowers: Flowers Unlimited / Cake: Peachy Juban of Shortcrust / Coordinator: Jojit Dy of Third Party / Invitations: Printsonalities / Make-Up: Robbie Piñera / Hair: Raymond Santiago
Sep 14, 2010
In "Real Weddings,Video"
Being your virtual wedding best friend, I've taken up the liberty to gather some totally unique wedding invitation designs for those couples who love to get creative and think outside the box. And let me tell you, you'll definitely love every single one!1. Feeling a little lucky in love? How about a scratch card-inspired wedding invitation?[Photo from: Follow Pics]2. Interested in taking it 90s old school? Any couple who grew up playing with a Viewmaster should definitely consider this![Photo from: Melangerie's Etsy]3. Or a surprise pop-up when you open the invite?[Photo from: Pinterest]4. Anything with balloons are always fun! Give your guests a workout with this awesome idea![Photo from: Oh Happy Day]5. I just can't get over how awesome this 3D wedding invite is![Photo from: Oh Weddings]6. Any concert goers out there? Time to get those patron tickets ASAP![Photo from: Beau-coup]7. It's like receiving a golden ticket with this chocolatey idea![Photo from: Behance]8. For music lovers, this will be a sure hit![Photo from: Etsy]9. I've got the perfect match for those witty and funny couples! (And yes, pun intended!)[Photo from: Etsy]10. Extra, extra! Read all about it! Headlining today's paper, announcement of a wedding! I love this idea![Photo from: Etsy]11. Why not make use of old film strip rolls?[Photo from: Bridelicious]12. This one-of-a-kind invite will be hard to forget! Just check out this wood etching![Photo from: Oh So Beautiful Paper]13. Opening a wedding invite has never been this fun! It's like Christmas all over again with this mini-crate invite![Photo from: Lovely Package]14. Wedding spinning wheel invites to creatively give your guests details about the big day? Sooo much fun![Photo from: Classic Wedding Invitations][Photo from: Maydae]15. This might be a little too expensive but wouldn't it be so awesome to have laser cut wedding invites???[Photo from: Not On The High Street]16. Chanel your inner Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet ala A Lot Like Love with this cute wedding invite![Photo from: The Wedding Company]17. Twistin' and a great amount of flexibility is what you'll need with this one![Photo from: Table 6 Productions]18. This is absolute genius, if you ask me! Your guests will surely love this invite![Photo from: Behance]19. It's Instagram time! Oh wait, it's a real-life polaroid for a wedding invite![Photo from: Jarusha Brown]20. Hmm, I see what this couple did... Way to announce they're tying the knot!!![Photo from: The Natural Wedding Company]21. No need to be a tea drinker to appreciate this tea towel wedding invite![Photo from: Hello May]I don't know about you but if I were to receive any of these invites, I'd most definitely say yes, be the best-est guest, and RSVP right away!
Feb 04, 2015
In "Tips and Trends"
For all you recently engaged gals, or even just future brides-to-be (it's never too early to start planning, right?), we have a little treat for you today!We all know planning a wedding can be all kinds of stressful. So we asked some of our previous celebrity B&B brides on what their best wedding tips are for brides-to-be out there and here's a rundown of those!Bianca Gonzalez-IntalMy brother gave me the best advice before planning: "Don't stress yourselves about 'magtatampo si ganito o si ganyan' It is your wedding, whatever you two want, that is what you do. BEST ADVICE EVER.[Photo: Pat Dy]Sam Godinez-ValencianoAfter all the planning and hard work, remember that it's not about the wedding but the marriage. Yes, we want everything to be all pretty and perfect but come the big day, sit back, relax and enjoy the beginning of forever. As fun as it is to do D.I.Y. or a self-planned wedding, best to always hire help--unless your guest list is like 100 below. You don't want to keep thinking about the details as you walk down the aisle. Even just an on-the-day planner would help.[Photo: MangoRed]Andi Manzano-ReyesMake a timeline. You'll be surprised how one year of planning for me flew by so fast. Better to get things done early On your wedding day, put your worries and stress aside and enjoy and cherish every single moment. Not everything will be perfect but remember this day is about you and marrying the love of your life. Also, try not to drink alcohol until the end of the program.[Photo: MangoRed]Maggie Wilson-ConsunjiMake sure you order room service or eat before the ceremony starts because chances are you won't be able to eat at the reception because of excitement, anxiousness, and even because of program duties. I remember we had such an amazing buffet at our wedding but I never really got to enjoy it! Make sure that the friend/s you choose as your maid of honor and bridesmaids are on top of everything you need. That way if there's a problem or something that needs to be fixed you won't have to worry about it. Fantastic bridesmaids and a kick-ass maid of honour will never let their bride stress out! Haha! Make sure you involve your husband in the decision making, after all it is not just YOUR wedding day but also your husband's too. Take it as a kind of mini practice session for when you actually are married, so you have nice a blend of both you and him! My husband was super hands on when we were planning our wedding, which made the planning a more stress-free one for me. Teamwork is everything! Book your suppliers early because what a lot brides don't know is that the good ones are always already taken and are booked six months to two years in advance.[Photo: Louie Arcilla Photography]Steph Kienle-GonzálezMy best wedding tip is to let loose and enjoy the roller coaster ride of your wedding day! After all the planning, there is no room for sweating the small stuff... Take your time to treasure every moment, take it all in... And eye contact![Photo: Pat Dy]Tata Garcia-LongPick your photographer based on you and your fiancé's personalities--what you want captured, whether it's natural or more directed. Some photographers are better at directing the couple and others steal moments. Find out the forté or style of the photographer or what they are known for. At our wedding, to avoid having our guests wait too long for us to arrive 'til they could eat, we let them start while my husband and I were having our photos taken at a specific location. By the time we got back, they were halfway done and we let the program begin. This allowed them to not have such a late night especially for far away locations. P.S. - That's of course if you don't mind them eating ahead. We knew it wasn't a big deal for us so we did it that way.[Photo: J Lucas Reyes]Patty Laurel-FilartI encourage all couples to approach their wedding planning with a sense of gratefulness. When you start with this mindset, you'll be appreciative of both the big and small things like: how you and your husband to be are able to work as a team, the help you'll receive from loved ones, the time and effort of your suppliers, and of course God's faithfulness in providing for your wedding budget. When you look at the whole process with grateful eyes and hearts, you won't feel the need to complain or stress as much because every little thing now feels like a gift.[Photo: Catilo Photography]Tricia Centenera-ValencianoGet a good wedding planner who you can trust in the day will get everything done. Amanda Tirol and her team were like my guardian angels. Definitely have a glass of champagne or two while having your makeup done. Don't forget to use your own photobooth if you have booked one for your wedding. Save some trees and do e-invites. And on the day, keep pinching yourself to remind you that it is actually all happening because it flies by![Photo: Mayad Studios]Rissa Mananquil-TrilloLet go on your wedding day. Remember, a stressed bride doesn't make a pretty bride! Every bride always hopes the big day goes perfectly. But even if the wedding isn't perfect, remember it's already perfect because you're with the perfect man for you.[Photo: J Lucas Reyes]Saab Magalona-BacarroA tip I can give is to delegate tasks to your bridesmaids. It's supposed to be a given but I kept forgetting to give them tasks partly because I wanted to do everything myself (I just work best that way) but the TO-DO list never ends and you have to accept help eventually. It's also easy to get overly-sensitive because of all the pressure. I used to complain to Jim that I was doing everything and he said, "well, you aren't exactly asking for help." It's nice to think that your bridesmaids will stop their whole lives to help you plan your wedding but these are actual human beings who can't put their own plans on pause for over half a year. When they [bridesmaids] say "let me know if you need anything" they actually mean it--they are waiting for your orders. They just don't want to be overbearing. So write down everything you need to do (you can ask help from a married friend for this), figure out WHO will do WHAT best and make sure to follow up nicely every so often. They will need following up because they are not professional party planners. People have different strengths, make sure to delegate tasks appropriately. You chose your bridesmaids for good reason: they genuinely love you and they will do everything to make your day the best ever. If it turns out they don't want to help you at all, make sure to cross them off the list before you print the invitations. Hahaha![Photo: J Lucas Reyes]
Apr 22, 2015
In "Celebrity Weddings,Tips and Trends"