Good morning, lovelies! We're starting off this week to very exciting news. Gather all your favorite elements of a wedding–a plush bouquet, charming table settings, elegant stationaries, exquisite bridal gowns, gorgeous shoes, and the list goes on! Bring all these together and what do we have? That's right! A bridal fair! The Peninsula is bringing together top suppliers and designers for a grand affair on Saturday, April 13, 2013.Weddings at The Peninsula 2013 will run from 10:00am to 7:00pm with exhibits and booths for everything from floral arrangements to rings and registries. Expect to see creations from The Peninsula Manila's Creative Director Anna Faye Rosal in a floral showcase and sample bridal menus and dessert options prepared by Executive Chef Patrick Boucher and his team. And we have good news to all the grooms-to-be, too! While the ladies gush and get dreamy over the bridal gowns of our country's top designers and the dazzling Bulgari Bridal Jewelry, they can sample cocktail concoctions from Moët & Chandon.And ladies, make sure you stay for the fashion show commencing at 6:00pm at The Lobby and expect breathtaking pieces from Francis Libiran, JC Buendia, Ivar Aseron, Puey Quiñones, Rhett Eala, and more! Also watch out or the launch of The Peninsula Manila's Luxe Wedding Package–it comes with only the most extravagant and luxurious treats which includes a five-course gourmet dinner, a glass of Dom Perignon for each guest, event styling, a Rolls-Royce limousine, a La Mer facial bridal spa party for the bride and nine guests, and my personal favorite, a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes! Whew!All these and so many more await you; this is simply an event you don't want to miss! Whether you are planning a wedding for the coming year, or for 2014, or even just planning a wedding in your dreams, drop by and enjoy the delightful treats! There are many special prizes to be raffled off too and if you are the type of person who enjoys Afternoon Tea with three of your friends, or roundtrip tickets to Tokyo, then you do not want to be absent when they draw the raffle on April 13.Note it down on your calendars, book it, confirm it, and maybe we will see you there!
Apr 08, 2013
In "Tips and Trends"
We're taking the term Monday Blues quite literally with today's beautiful blue bash! Sparkly and glamorous, Mike and Anne's wedding is all about the modern and maddeningly lovely. Let's just say we know this is one affair that screams luxurious romance.Some interesting tidbits from Oly Ruiz of Metrophoto:I think this is the first time, albeit already having shot a lot of beautiful and expensive shoes, that one can claim to have the most expensive shoes that they can find. Not that they have to tell everyone, but it’s that I have to tell everyone. Hahaha! I think it’s just both so amusing and amazing that while the red-soled Christian Louboutin’s are very popular, Anne made sure that she had the best one for her wedding. So at the Beverly Hills boutique, they were ushered to a private VIP room where the rare designs of the said brand are stored. There, Anne tried and loved the Daffodil Blue Crystal 160 platform pumps--the perfect color for her wedding. The price? $6,395--enough budget for a decent wedding already. That may be too much information for some or just plain too much but who can blame them for having a knack for the best that life has to offer? They loved it, I loved it, everyone loved it. :) She is a Metrophoto Bride after all.The second unique thing? How about a wedding cake so cool (both literally and figuratively) that it actually emerges from the ceiling and gets lowered down by hydraulics for the cake-cutting ceremony? It was unlike anything I’ve seen before in a wedding and surely everyone was in awe. The cake was like an ‘icing on the cake’ for the reception that was truly done impeccably.Again, these are just two of the countless things that make this wedding one-of-a-kind (actually, I can include that I’ve never seen a groom cry as much as Mike did) but I’ll skip the writing and lead you to the photos already, I’m sure you’re curious to see what a pair of shoes that is priced like a car looks like. Enjoy the photos of this beautiful and emotion-filled wedding of Mike and Anne.
Sep 24, 2012
In "Real Weddings"
This terrific Thai wedding is all about being cozy, cuddly and charming. Kenny (0ne of the friendliest grooms I've spoken to) shares heartwarming and totally cute stories behind their dream wedding. Being part of a wedding cinematography company, Kenny had high standards in making sure each moment is captured perfectly. So with Rainbow Fish Cinema at the helm of the video and Oly of Metrophoto behind the lens, Kenny and Nikko knew they were in good hands.Charming groom? Check! Gorgeous bride? Check! Apple the elephant? CHECK!!!Before we move on to this next photo. I think a little background on this bear headpiece is in order. Kenny shares: We're called the "Bears." We basically had a bear wedding. Bear invitations, bear table names (care bears, gummi bears etc.), and a bear ice statue. I even wore the same bear hat that I wore to propose to her the previous year, for some snapshots. Her dad and mom calls me bear and all my friends call my mom "mamabear." You get the point.Nikko looked simply exquisite in her traditional Thai dress. Love!From the groom: My wife Nikko is Thai and heavily cultured in her roots, and it has always been a dream of hers to get married on home ground. 41 of our friends from the US came and more than 65 family members from Thailand and the Philippines made it to the wedding. We weren't expecting 100+ attendance, and it was amazing.We decided on a beach wedding because we LOVE the ocean and sunsets. Our colors were teal and gold. Teal was so fitting for our venue, while gold has a traditional value in both Thai and Chinese culture. I'm also an avid surfer--I remember before Nikko tried surfing a few times but her love for dolphins only resulted in her mainly participating in "dolphin watching" on her surfboard.Mercure Resort was an easy pick because of their Thai architectural bungalows--it was the perfect fit. But let me tell you about our favorite part. The elephant is Thailand's best-known national symbol, and when the opportunity arose to arrive on one we just had to do it. It was a complete surprise, even to our wedding court. Approaching our wedding site on Apple, our wedding elephant, was the most memorable experience for the both of us. Ceremony and Reception: Mercure Samui Buri Resort - Koh Samui, Thailand / Wedding Coordinator: Astrid Hebert / Dress: Custom from Los Angeles, CA / Groom's Outfit: Banana Republic and H&M / Videographer: Rainbowfish Cinema / Photography: Metrophoto
Nov 11, 2010
In "Real Weddings"