While white may be the traditional option when it comes to wedding dresses, the reality is, it's really all up to you! It's your wedding, after all. So if you're looking for something a little bit different, but a tad bit scared of pulling off a colored gown, then a blush wedding gown is the way to go! Gwen Stefani, Jessica Biel, and Anne Hathaway rocked one during their big day... maybe it's time to reconsider!Get inspired with these 15 blush gowns we've prepared for you today!1. Let's take things local, shall we? This Rajo Laurel creation not only screams fabulous, it looks super comfortable too! See this beautiful beach wedding here! [Photo: MangoRed]2. Something clean and sleek, perhaps? You can see more of Elie Saab's collection right here!3. Vera Wang certainly knows how to make us swoon! It's romance woven to even more romantic layers! Don't believe us? Why don't you check out the set here!Here's a real bride donning that blush Vera Wang gown! Isn't she beautiful? You can check out this Hawaii wedding over here! [Photo: MangoRed]4. This ultra-chic dress by Ralph and Russo is perfect for that sweet yet modern and fashion forward bride!5. How about some ruffled beauty mixed with glittering splendor from Reem Acra?6. The teeny-tiniest hint of blush for this Monique Lhuillier piece--we're utterly in love with it! See her Bliss collection here.7. To say we are smitten by this frothy pink dress is an understatement! [Photo: Ashley Kelemen]8. Romona Keveza's take on this blush beauty is exquisite! And in our opinion, that belt definitely added some ooomph to the dress! More from this collection here.9. This Carol Hannah piece looks enchanting as can be! Soft, sweet, and romantic... just the way we like it!10. Straight from a fairytale book, this dress by Joe San Antonio looks perfect for a happily ever after wedding! See this lovely wedding shoot here. [Photo: Nelwin Uy Photography]11. Looking for that boho chic kind of pink dress? We think this Marchesa gown might be the one! More of this sweeping collection here!12. Have we gone off to blush wedding gown dreamland? Because this Georges Hobeika gem has caused us to do so! See the haute couture collection here!13. How about this Cecilio Abad gown? Gotta love some ruffled beauty! See this city chic wedding here. [Photo: Toto Villaruel]14. Sultry and sweet at the same time? Jim Hjelm has got it sculpted down to a tee!15. It's love at first sight with this Zuhair Murad princess-like wedding gown! We would even consider marrying the dress itself! More swoon-worthy things from this collection here!Have you taken your blushing bride pick? We have! Let us know your favorite in the comment box below!
Mar 25, 2015
In "Tips and Trends"
There will always be wedding traditions. But don't fret, ladies! Although there are "rules" that are great to follow, there are actually some that can be broken! Often, as brides, we tend to be scared to break away from the norm or the usual "beliefs" that are imposed to us by family, friends, or society in general. Here at Bride and Breakfast, we're out to tell you that it's ok to take the road less traveled... so we've come up with a list of ten Bridal Myths that we'll gladly bust for you!Myth #1: Beadless and sequin-less gowns are just not formal enough!At some point in time, it became the usual practice to put some sort of beadwork for bridesmaid dresses. Today, this tradition is still common, but is not a hard and fast rule. The fear of most is that the gowns will look informal and inelegant. This is actually far from the truth. Beadless gowns look young, fresh, and effortless. If you want to glam it up a bit, make your brides wear fun accessories such as statement earrings, necklaces, or bracelets. Or even using stylish minaudieres can complete the look.[Wedding: A Modern Merriment / Photo: Nicolai Melicor][Wedding: Ever Effortless / Photo: J Lucas Reyes]Or try checking out our article about gorgeous looks perfect for your bridesmaids!Myth #2: I need to wear "Bridal Shoes".This day and age is probably the most fun time to be a bride, since it's actually quite acceptable for you to wear any fashionable shoe that is pretty and fits your personality. You don't necessarily have to wear white, cream, or nude--a variety of colors (and styles) work well with wedding gowns. Another tip I would give is to choose a shoe that you can wear after the wedding--it's way more cost-efficient that way.[Wedding: Eternally Elegant / Photo: Jose Villa]More shoe suggestions over here!Myth #3: Beautiful gown = "beautiful" wedding.Couples need to start approaching wedding style with an overall cohesive approach. Sometimes brides get focused on just having a beautiful gown and think that it's the end-all-be-all of the wedding look. The key here is balance and coherence. If your gown is too grand and everything else in the wedding is bare and simple, then there is a disconnect with the overall look. Another thing to consider is matching your gown style to your wedding theme. For example, a modern dress goes with a modern theme, but a vintage gown won't. So if you want a laid back vibe for your decor, then you can also pick out a gown design that also reflects that easy and laid back vibe.[Wedding: Pretty Pink and Perfect / Photo: Pat Dy]Myth #4: The bigger the gown, the more expensive-looking it is.Ok, I get that you want to look your best on your wedding day, and really, we have nothing against ballgowns. The truth is, we love them... BUT, we also love gowns with slimmer silhouettes. I personally think slim silhouettes create a big impact on the mood and grandness of the wedding. I've seen slim silhouettes that have been embellished and look like a million bucks. We also like that vibe slim gowns give--a quiet confidence which makes an effortless bride shine. For simpler gowns, you can wear grander accessories too! We'd love to see more brides try different cuts![Wedding: The Elegant and Exquisite / Photo: Metrophoto][Post: A Thing of Beauty - Von Lazaro Collection / Photo: Jaja Samaniego]Myth #5: I can scrimp and save on my coordinator budget--how hard could their job be?You know the saying "you get what you pay for"? Well, in most cases, the same is true when hiring your coordinator. I've heard countless stories of how people regret scrimping on their coordinator budget because they ended up with a big headache caused by all the mistakes they had to deal with 0n their big day. Getting friends to be your on-the-day coordinators can be a fun idea, but keep in mind that it's not that easy to run the whole event--it takes skill, experience, and agility to address issues and problems that arise. We're not saying you should just get the most expensive coordinator out there, and we’re not saying that all inexpensive coordinators aren’t good. Do your research. Ask around. Whoever you get, you need proof of their experience, that the whole team can handle your big day. The job of a wedding coordinator is not simple, and you should never underestimate the glitches they need to attend to.[Wedding: A Ravishing Romance / Photo: Jeff and Lisa Photography]Myth #6: Bold colors are not in! Pastel is the only way to make my wedding look soft and pretty.We love love love color. Whether it's bright and happy ones or deep jewel tones, we think color is amazing! Another technique is if you really prefer light-colored gowns, go for bright colors in your flower decor. Trust me, it will still look soft and classy but have a hint of youthfulness.[Wedding: Color Chic Celebration / Photo: Dustein Sibug][Wedding: Midnight Magnificence / Photo: Marlon Capuyan][Wedding: Beauty and Brightness / Photo: MangoRed]Myth #7: Lace is required for a wedding gown.There are so many fabrics that one can explore. Cut the lace and try to explore tulle, organdy, neoprene, or even put gorgeous crystals! While we also love lace, we are just dying to see more brides try other material that are just as pretty.[Post: Wedding Editorial / Photo: Jaja Samaniego][Wedding: Jim Bacarro and Saab Magalona Wedding / Photo: J Lucas Reyes]Myth #8: I need a full program so my guests won't get bored.This is probably one of the greatest pitfalls of Philippine weddings. We tend to jampack our wedding program with one performance after another, with back-to-back games and very, very long multiple speeches. While we know some of these are not entirely bad, and there are certain things that you can't do away with, we ask that you put yourself in the shoes of your guests. Most of them really want to enjoy their dinner, talk to the people in their table (without music blasting loudly that they can't hear each other), and admire the whole wedding ambience in a relaxing manner. I personally have enjoyed weddings where there is really "nothing" to do during the reception, except maybe an important speech or two. The rest of the time, guests are allowed to just mingle freely with everyone and savor the hearty dishes that are served. But again, we have nothing against full programs, we're just saying that you don't NEED to do it to ensure your guests have a good time. Sometimes, a great playlist is all you need for your reception to be a hit.[Wedding: Treasures in Tuscany / Photo: Jaja Samaniego][Wedding: A Paradise of Promise / Photo: Jeff and Lisa Photography]Myth #9: Flower girls are just flower girls.One of the cutest style boosters for your wedding are your flower girls. See all these walking-talking-giggling little ladies in their ridiculously cute outfits. They can brighten up the day of your guests for sure![Wedding: Blooming and Beautiful / Photo: Toto Villaruel]Myth #10: Matte and non-shiny suit fabrics look informal and inexpensive.One thing is for sure, shiny suit fabrics are out, and matte ones are definitely in. If you want your man to look dapper and debonair, ditch the sheen and shine. We assure you that your guy will look fresh, sleek, and GQ-esque. Will non-shiny suits be formal enough for hotel or indoor weddings? The answer is a big yes![Wedding: Bright Beginnings / Photo: MangoRed][Wedding: A Lifetime of Love / Photo: Chestknots Studios][Post: Wed Colorfully: A Kate Spade Editorial / Photo: Toto Villaruel]So there you have it folks, we've busted ten wedding myths! We hope this helps you in deciding what you really want for your big day!
May 21, 2015
In "Tips and Trends"
If you're an avid reader of the blog, chances are you know what Fashion Friday posts are. If you aren't and just happened to drop by, then you are in luck! We're rounding up some of our favorites and let me just warn you, a lot of swoon-worthy dresses will really get you glued to your screen. Happy viewing!1. Ersa Atelier's bridal spread has some serious tulle tenderness going on, and we are completely loving every dress in it! More from this collection here.2. Von Lazaro's amazing waterfall-like draping is astounding! Just look at how these gowns fall perfectly on the ground! See his collection here.3. Veluz really has a way of making every dress perfect, down to the very last detail! Check out this My Fair Ladies Editorial here. [Photo: Jaja Samaniego]4. Flowy and smooth are the main attractions in this Paolo Sebastian set. So if that sounded like bingo to you, then better check out the rest of the collection!5. Traditional Filipino with the a hint of modern sweetness is what's in store for you in Veejay Floresca’s Madore Collection and we are completely smitten! See the full set here! [Photo: RV Mitra]6. Colors, textures, and a whole lot of character. Definitely a collection we'll never forget! See this Elie Saab collection here!7. Gorgeous silhouettes and amazing back designs--this Berta collection sure is a heart-stopper. Check out the entire set here.8. Ever curious about the great mind behind Marian Rivera's princess-like wedding gown? Michael Cinco will definitely take your breath away with every single masterpiece! See his collection here!9. Nurit Hen's pieces are perfect for the sleek and sexy bride! Check out the whole collection here.10. If you're going for that ethereal and effortless look, then Vania Romoff's most recent collection is just what you need! Her bridal spread is waiting for you here.11. I really have no words to describe how bewitchingly beautiful these Krikor Jabotian pieces are. Speechless. Check out the entire collection to see what I'm talking about. 12. Jazel Sy has a thing for carefully handcrafted bridal pieces and we adore each one! Fall in love with her collection over here! [Photo: Jun Estacio] 13. You can always count on Monique Lhuillier for that classic and sophisticated bridal look. And her gorgeous collection is a testament to that!14. Classic meets sultry for this Galia Lahav collection. And let me just tell you, every gown is to die for! Check it out here!15. Are you the delightfully delicate type of bride? Sareh Nouri has skilfully mastered that look and her entire collection is waiting for you here!16. These fashion forward Hayley Paige dresses are utterly mesmerizing! Crop top as a wedding ensemble? That's definitely something we want to see! See this urban bridal collection here!Now that's a total swoon fest, am I right? What are your favorites? Let us know by commenting below!
Jan 21, 2015
In "Tips and Trends"