Tag: Manila Peninsula


Tales of Sophistication and Romance

Posted by Rachelle Que

There is perhaps no better pairing than the mix of modern treatment and classic details. John and Melissa’s wedding was a breath of fresh air with the beautiful elements of lace, pearls, and crystals. It was a marvelous affair of elegance and softness married in sophisticated styling. The pigeonholes with the guests’ seat cards were a nice touch, and the little notes inside them even sweeter. I would’ve loved opening an envelope with my name and seat number! Maybe just as much as I would’ve enjoyed writing a love note to hang on the little plant.

I really just pored over and adored every detail, from the vintage-chic frames to the pretty blooms and the stylish typography (designed by Fozzy of The Fozzy Book, who also did B&B’s logo!)–everything was utterly romantic and classy. Revel in the images below–a perfectly captured, framed, and lit photo story by Jeff and Lisa Photography–and bask in the wonderful, wonderful feeling of enduring love and style.

Photographer: Jeff and Lisa Photography / Ceremony Venue: Santuario de San Antonio / Reception Venue: Blue Leaf / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Detalye Weddings and Events / Flowers & Decor: Spruce Floral Designs / Videography: Bob Nicolas / Invitations & Stationery: The Fozzy Book


Captivating Classic Charm

Posted by Janna Simpao

In a time wherein personalities really reflect I do’s, I get to enjoy different creative affairs and appreciate diversity of themes. Yet, there is always an unexplainable beauty about the classic approach to weddings. Noel and Viv’s wedding is just that. It had the right amount of elegance, feminine details and soft elements. Let’s see… a gorgeous Pronovias gown (which photographs beautifully I might add!), those too-pretty-for-words pastel entourage gowns, plus an English garden vibe to the reception was enough to send me to a wedding dreamy daze.

And on an even more romantic note, our dashing groom, who wanted to surprise his bride with a feature in B&B wrote:

Dear Viv,

It’s been 3 months since our wedding but it still feels like yesterday. I wanted to surprise you with this because I remember how much we used to enjoy browsing Bride and Breakfast and getting inspiration during our wedding planning. Thank you for being such a perfect partner as we embark on this new adventure together. Love you!


Photos: Metrophoto / Video: Threelogy and Imacron / Wedding Dress: Pronovias from Mi Sueno Bridal Boutique / Ceremony Flowers: San Ramoune / Reception Flowers: Zenas Pineda / Coordinator: Marichelle Ligon of Bridesmaids and Co. / Lights: Forsk, Inc. / Venue: Manila Peninsula / Ceremony: Santuario de San Antonio / Entourage Dresses: Rosalyn Lagdameo / Bridal Hair and Make-up: Lourd Ramos / Giveaways: Macaroons by Park Avenue Desserts / Engagement Ring: Tiffany & Co. / Wedding Bands: Macky Sibug


Once in a Lifetime

Posted by Janna Simpao

Once in a while we land on an engagement shoot and wedding photos rolled into one chunk of beautiful. And once in a while there comes an affair that is a fusion of classic and modern, with pops of gorgeous colors that exude youth and vibrance. Yes, once in a while the stars align, and we get ourselves a couple in love and a romance that will last forever. Today, Bebong and Carla is making sure that we get our fair share of once-in-a-lifetimes!

Wedding / Wedding Coordinator: Chinkie Uy-Agregado of Metro Eventscape Planners / Photographer: Pat Dy / Videographer: 30FPS / Church: St. Alphonsus Mary de Liguori Parish, Magallanes / Reception: Rigodon Ballroom, Manila Peninsula / Make Up Artist: Claire Seelin-Diokno / Hair: Ricky Diokno / Flowers and Event Styling: Robert Blancaflor / Bridal Wedding Gown: Paul Cabral / Groom’s Suit: Paul Smith / Invitations: The Write Impression / Emcee: Atom Ungson / Entourage and Sponsor Giveaways: Cabaña Workshop / Guest Giveaways: Beverly Joson

Engagement / Make Up Artist: Claire Seelin-Diokno / Hair: Ricky Diokno / Styling: Bea Constantino / Photographer: Ria Regino / Location: Family residence and Mandarin Oriental, Manila


Celebrity Wedding: Paolo and Rissa

Posted by Janna Simpao

Sometimes the simplest things are the hardest to pull off. Imagine this: months of planning and making sure your big day is perfect–that every single detail you envisioned will actually match, and you most certainly hope you made the right decision on the mood board you chose. Oh the pressure right? But today’s couple I’d say did pretty well.

Every bride (and groom) wants to call their I do’s everything they imagined (and so much more). And the day Paolo and Rissa got hitched  is really just that! It’s feminine elegance and urban chic all rolled in one bundle of wedding goodness. With these amazing-oh-so-bright-and-fresh photos by J Lucas Reyes, I think I’m gonna have a very happy Monday.

Photography: J Lucas Reyes / Venue: Manila Peninsula / Flowers: Vatel Manila / Wedding Gown and Groom’s Suit: Randy Ortiz / Reception Gown: Rhett Eala / Make Up: Mickey See / Hair: Ogie Rayel / Coordination: Jackie Aquino


Paris Pretty

Posted by Janna Simpao

When Ernest Pascual of Events! Events!, one of the most in-demand coordinators in the industry, sent me some wedding goodness, I knew it would be fab. I was wrong. Fabulous is definitely an understatement. I can totally relate to Dorothy when she received those sparkling ruby red pumps. Goodbye Kansas City, Hello OZ!!!

With a Paris-pretty theme, Patrick and Angela’s wedding is one of those that scream out covet-worthy ideas. Who wouldn’t love a gown that will make anyone go for a second, third and fourth look, and details that are classy, romantic and boldly fierce? Not to mention that red is actually one of the hardest colors to pull off. It’s a good thing that with a stylish couple and their dream team, anything is possible.

From the bride:

Patrick wanted to give me the wedding of my dreams. The theme, colors, flowers, were based on all of my favorite things: Red, Paris, Roses. I partly grew up in Montreal, Quebec, hence my love of everything French. I have never personally been to Paris, thus I wanted to bring a piece Paris to my wedding.

The monogram P stands for Paris and Patrick, while the Eiffel Tower was made to look like an A for Angela. It was initially drawn by a friend then digitally re-created by our coordinator Ernest Pascual. Ernest and I brainstormed on the details, and we came up with the table names being monuments in Paris while the napkin holders had french phrases. I gave our florist/stylist Jo Claravall pegs of Chateau Versailles and various red flower arrangements and with that he made my vision into reality.

My favorite part of the wedding was walking down the aisle. When Ernest opened the door, I just saw Patrick and no one else. The moment was surreal beyond words. This is going to sound super corny but me and Patrick have been together for 10 years, and half of that was long distance. I felt like the long journey was over and we were to start a new one—together.

Church: Shrine of Jesus /
 Reception: Rigodon Ballroom, Manila Peninsula / 
Photographer: MangoRed / Videographer: Jason Magbanua / 
Gown: Francis Libiran 
/ Make-up: Aaron Lejarde / 
Hair: Joel Estrelle 
/ Flowers: Jo Claravall / Invitations: Amis Print / Music: Cirkulo Band / Cake: Maite Gregorio of Cake Concepts /
Coordinator: Ernest Pascual of Events! Events!


Enchantingly Elegant Ever After

Posted by Janna Simpao

What goes with a terrific Tuesday? A terrific wedding of course! If you’re all about sophistication and elegance then we have the wedding for you. An affair of class and taste, we can learn a thing or two from this celebration. Jena stepped up to the plate and claimed her place as the ravishingly exquisite bride. Her entourage definitely worked those gorgeous blue gowns as well.

Oh Tuesday! What a beautiful day!

Mark’s white tie over a textured white shirt? Like, like, like!

Two thumbs up for the flowers! It brought a laid back feel to the wedding, making it more fun for the guests.

From the bride:

When we were planning the wedding, Mark and I had an agreement that we would really make the occasion all about family and friends. That meant inviting people who are very close to us. It made the event a very memorable one, not just to us, but to our guests as well. It was very elegant without being too formal and constricting—and most of all, it was fun.

I think as a bride, walking down the aisle was the most nerve-racking part of the wedding. We loved the personal and humorous homily Fr. Sumpaico (who happens to be the brother of my brother-in-law) gave, and of course, the reception wherein almost all of the participants were our friends. They made the occasion all the more meaningful. The after-party was a blast as well.

Church: National Shrine of the Sacred Heart / Reception: Rigodon Ballroom, Manila Peninsula / Bride’s Gown: Buda Gomez / Groom’s Attire: Linea Maschile / Entourage: Buda Gomez / Photography: Paul Vincent / Videography: MG Digital / Coordinator: Eugene Go of Wedding Treasures / Makeup: Gela Laurel / Souvenirs: Pose and Print / Flowers: Tes Alparas of Notes and Flowers