Unmistakable Charm

I’m hoping for brighter weather today, so let’s kick off our morning with a sunshine-filled wedding. Don’t be fooled,  Andrew and Lanie’s sweet affair looks like it was shot abroad, thanks to their photographer J Lucas Reyes and the amazing backdrops.  You’d be shocked that the venue, The Greenery, is very accessible from the city and is just a car ride away to Bulacan. The couple, based in Australia and New York opted to add some Filipino inspiration to their wedding as well as some whimsical garden charm leading to unmistakable gorgeousness. Effortless and elegant!

Coordinator: Quilted Events / Venue: The Greenery Bulacan / Church: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Baliuag, Bulacan) / Caterer and Cake: K by Cunanan / Photography: J Lucas Reyes / Video: MG Digital / Gown: Cecilio Abad / Barongs: Rey Casedo / Hair & Make-up: Angie Cruz & Ogie Rayel / Flowers: Casa Flores de Belen / Sounds: Gsound Pro / Quartet: Beatitudes Strings / Choir: Pagsibol Choir / Invitations, Seat tags, Souvenir: Couple

Fresh, Fun and Filipiniana

When we think of Filipiniana weddings we automatically think traditional. Nowadays however, I am loving the fact that couples manage to add a modern element to it making it more vibrant and charming at the same time! Bing and Trisha’s big day is one of beauty and elegance. I am particularly loving that petal piña gown and the Celadon green color motif that gave a feel of freshness. Rock Paper Scissors did such an amazing job capturing the priceless details and wonderful memoirs of their I do’s! Friday is love.

Church: San Agustin Church, Lubao Pampanga / Venue: Lakeshore Tent, Mexico Pampanga / Caterer: Josiah’s / Wedding Cake: Sonja’s / Coordinator: Bridesmaids and Co., Georgia Schulze Del Rosario / Photography: Rock Paper Scissors / Video: MG Video / Music: Jenine Desiderio, Manila String Machine and SAIA Band / Lights and Sounds: G Sounds and Lights / Stylist and Florist: FJ Sionson / Hair and Make up: Third Octavio / Wedding Favors: Bath and Body Works P.S. I Love You Lotion and Bing and Trisha Heart Mints / Invitations: Printsonalities / Photobooth: Baicapture / Mobile Bar: Shots Mobile Bar / Fireworks: Dragon Fireworks / Hosts: Boys Night Out (Sam YG, Tony Toni and Slick Rick)

Passion for Pink

A blush pink wedding dress ALWAYS gets my attention (maybe because I too would’ve walked down the aisle in one)! Raoul and Bianca certainly knew how to say their I do’s in style. I am totally crushing on the outfits in this post. From bridal shoes to bridesmaid dresses, this is one wedding with a flair! A celebration that exudes softness as well as strength, this will definitely start our Monday right. Have a pretty week ahead!

Because I love the outfits so much, I decided to have the bride share some tidbits about it:

It was a Raoul and Bianca wedding because our wedding theme was simple and it was to basically ‘punctuate’ our love for each other. The 12 years of being boyfriend-girlfriend paved the way for us to meet the people we love and cherish. It allowed us to know each other more–our quirks, our preferences, and what we don’t like–and it gave us a good reason to party with our closest and most treasured family and friends.

I chose the young and talented Camille Co to do my entourage dresses because I’ve seen her grow as a designer–I’ve worked with Camille a million of times for Chalk, the magazine I handle, and for the celebrities I style. Cam and I collaborated on the designs and based each piece for my girls and their personality. I wanted them to feel gorgeous and comfy on that day too because they are my girls after all!

Like I said in my speech at the wedding, I was not the type who daydreamed of my wedding when I was a little girl. But if there was one aspect that I’ve thought of maybe since I was not so little anymore it would be my wedding gown. Being part of the fashion industry, I am very fortunate to touch base and experience working with great minds and wonderful talent. Soon after Raoul proposed, I knew I had to meet and collaborate with Puey Quinones for my wedding gown. I’ve been a fan of his since I can remember searching for bridal gowns and I knew I had to be a Puey bride! Wearing your wedding gown is really one of the best and most memorable experiences in the world–I never wanted to take it off!

Church: San Sebastian Church / Reception and Catering: Manila Polo Club / Bride’s Gown: Puey Quinones / Groom’s Attire: Puey Quinones / Entourage: Camille Co / Photography: Pat Dy / Videography: MG Digital / Coordinator: Teena Barretto of Hitched Weddings / Makeup: Krist Bansuelo / Hair: Felicity Son / Flowers: Zenas Pineda / DJs: Jon Herrera and Mars Miranda

Epitome of Elegance

Remember my post on my friend Saying Yes to the Dress? Well today will be more than just that gorgeous Vera. Today is about Miguel and Tisha’s winter wonder wedding in Macau.

I have been looking forward to this wedding for months. Tisha and I would meet up constantly to plan, conceptualize styles and put in some house design talks in between! Unfortunately, two days before my flight out, I had to tell Tisha I was not allowed by the doctor to travel (preggy issues)! BOO.

The show must go on and my friend would definitely walk that aisle with an amazing dress, accompanied by a beautiful entourage, as the love of her life waits to be wed to the woman of his dreams. Tasteful and elegant would be an understatement. 50 years from now, we will still gush over this day.

Really loving Nicole’s jewelry! Each necklace was designed based on the styles of the entourage dress. We got to pick out the stones and they were pure prettiness! Tisha gave the necklaces as gifts to her gal pals–what a cute idea!

Reception: Four Seasons Hotel Macau / Photographer: Mangored / Videographer: MG Digital / Gown: Vera Wang / Suit: Ermenegildo Zegna / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Entourage Gown Designs: Janna Simpao and Bride / Execution: Lyn Lagdameo / Entourage Jewelry: Nicole Whisenhunt / Make-up: Lourd Ramos

Celebrity Wedding: Victor Consunji and Maggie Wilson

As promised, we’re resuming all wedding goodness today. What better way to kick off our comeback with one of the most buzzed about weddings of the year? When Mervin Gobaco of MG Digital sent this video my way, I knew this had to be a priority feature.

Victor Consunji and Maggie Wilson + Misibis Bay + Amazing wedding vendors? This ought to be good!

Videography: MG Digital