It's always such a treat to go to destination weddings since it means a quick holiday for me. A few days ago, my husband Ian and I celebrated our 3rd year anniversary. So flying to Cebu for my bestfriend's wedding turned out to be an anniversary celebration as well.A welcome basket surprised us when we got to the hotel and it was filled with the yummiest treats of Cebu. I really thought I wouldn't be able to fit in my gown the next day. That's my Julia, always thinking of ways to pamper people!As usual, my darling husband was there to goof around! For those of you who don't know, he's the IT genius behind our simple blog. Don't know what I'd do without him!The first day was spent having a massage with the bride-to-be in CHI spa at Shangri-la Mactan. I didn't get to take a photo since my phone ran out of battery. But wow! that massage was AMAZING! You even get your own villa (talk about VIP treatment!).In the evening, we met up with a couple of up and coming Cebu suppliers, who we're collaborating with (yup, it's gonna be something really gorgeous!). I was thrilled to finally meet Marlon Capuyan, his wife Mildred, and Gizelle of Cuckoo Cloud Concepts. Our meeting took about 5 minutes since they knew exactly what I wanted for our project. So yeah, our ideas just clicked! I love when that happens. Afterwards they were so gracious enough to treat us in this ridiculously delicious Italian restaurant called Giuseppe's. Their quattro formaggi pasta was heavenly. I gobbled it so fast I forgot to take a photo.As for the wedding day, I'm pretty sure I'd be writing more about it when I get the official photos. But I absolutely loved my dress by Ito Curata so I decided to post a nice photo of the entourage. Loved the colors! My bestfriend Julia was beyond beautiful in his creation as well, everyone was talking about her gown! She is really one of the most beautiful brides I've seen, and I'm not just saying that cause we're friends! She really looked breathtaking! It was certainly such a privilege to stand with her as her Matron of Honor and celebrate 20 years of wonderful friendship.How time flies. Look at us here. Probably one of our not-so-breathtaking photos. Hilarious right?
Feb 04, 2013
In "The Nook"
Dear reader,For almost two years I have been blogging about beautiful weddings and amazing inspirations. 2012 becomes more real as the days of January roll in, and I can't help but feel more and more elated at the promise this whole new year brings.I remember that God placed this desire in my heart to share what inspires me, to help brides by imparting style ideas, to use the talent He has given me to write about the beautiful things and celebrate wonderful relationships. It still seems very surreal when I receive emails from strangers who have been impacted by B&B (yes, every added blog subscriber, Facebook fan and Twitter follower still gives me butterflies in my stomach!), and I definitely still can't believe the idea when people say that Bride and Breakfast has made a mark in the Philippine wedding industry.I say these things not because I want to put B&B on a pedestal but because I want to share how immensely grateful I am. I thank God for blessing the work of my hands daily, I thank the couples and vendors who have graciously allowed me to write about their affairs, and of course I thank you, the ever so faithful follower of the blog.There are so many things that I want to do this year. And hopefully I will be excellent in pursuing all the creative ideas that are brewing in my head. But more than just blogging, I want you to know that I would love to build friendships with all of you, anyway we do have one thing in common--hopeless romantics who are suckers for pretty bridal inspiration.So again, here's to the year ahead! May B&B continue to be part of your daily dose of beauty and inspiration.Hugs and love,A favorite photo shot by Francis Perez during my honeymoon in Japan.
Jan 05, 2012
In "The Nook"
Some of you might be wondering why I haven't posted anything the past couple of days. As I mentioned last Friday, I flew to Hong Kong for some R&R with the hubby and his family. I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend as much as I did. On the last day of our trip my husband decided to surprise me with a little something...I died!!! An 11-inch MacBook Air meant goodbye old Mac (who makes weird lawnmower-ish sounds).Ian has always been so supportive of Bride and Breakfast. It was actually him who encouraged me to write and share to other people things I am passionate about. Weddings are great (and so is my new little toy), but at the end of the day, an amazing husband is priceless.It's good to be back.
Nov 03, 2010
In "The Nook"