Tag: MG Digital


Unmistakable Charm

Posted by Janna Simpao

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

Posted by Janna Simpao

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

Posted by Janna Simpao

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

Posted by Janna Simpao

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

Posted by Janna Simpao

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


Very Vigan

Posted by Janna Simpao

Amidst the hype on modern and urban chic weddings, some couples still opt for the traditional-close-to-home theme. There is just something uniquely breathtaking about this Vigan wedding. For one, the reception area is unbelievable, table after table stretches out along the street of historic wonderland. A kalesa for a bridal car and getting hitched in the town’s famous St. Paul’s Metropolitan Cathedral are among some things that make Ryan and Patch’s wedding about family, culture, and embracing their roots.

This wedding invite gets an A+ for its creativity, romantic-feel, and elegance.

One of my favorites for this wedding are the entourage gowns. The MOH gown = definitely divine. A nude-colored chiffon dress with an accent of a giant satin ribbon clasped by a gem brooch. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!

The thing with Paul Cabral’s work is that if you’re familiar with it, you’ll definitely know it’s his even a mile away. There is just something about how it falls and fits that makes it worth every penny. Aaaahh… I can’t rave enough on how classy the gowns of the entourage are. From the color, the style, the details, and everything in between–this is why Paul Cabral is known for his impeccable fitting and elegant approach on design.

To see more of Vigan and our gorgeous couple, this video is a must-watch!

Videography: MG Digital / Photographer: Philip Sison and Eddie Boy Escudero / Ceremony: St. Paul’s Metropolitan Cathedral / Reception: Vigan Heritage Village / Gown: Inno Sotto / Groom’s Barong: Paul Cabral / Entourage: Paul Cabral / Flowers: Francis Flores of Hidden Garden and Zenas Pineda / Coordinator: Bride’s Maid and Co. / Catering: Nick of Candon Bistro and Chef Red of I Am Chef Catering / Cake: Heny Sison


Nostalgic for Napa

Posted by Janna Simpao

Holidays are always a treat! And speaking of treats, that’s exactly what B&B has for you today. If you remember, quite a few weeks back we featured this unbelievable wedding trailer. And now, jumping out the pages of a fairytale book, Andrew and Coral’s big day is definitely every girl’s fantasy wedding. Of course with every dream wedding comes dream wedding suppliers. We expected no less than to be awe-inspired knowing our B&B fave, Pat Dy worked his magic alongside the top names in the international photography scene such as Bambi Cantrell and Joe Buissink.

Once upon a time in a land called Napa Valley, there was a beautiful bride and a dashing groom… (the pictures will tell the rest of the story).

…and they lived happily ever after.

Photography: Pat Dy


Close to Home

Posted by Janna Simpao

First of all, I want to welcome you to our new home. It’s definitely so exciting to see how Bride and Breakfast has been inspiring many of our readers out there. And now that we’ve moved, we continue to try our best to bring to you the best of the best of all things pretty.

To mark our move, I would like to start of with something very close to home. We’re so ecstatic to announce that our wedding feature in Martha Stewart Magazine is out! It’s such an honor to be asked to share our wedding day to such a respected magazine.

Today I want to share with you more about that special day. Being meticulous about my preferences I decided to be very hands on in the planning and execution. And because I love weddings, I had so much fun doing it. But before I go on and on about the details, here’s a peek at one of the best days of my life.

The white folding chairs give a different vibe and enhances the garden feel of the ceremony.

Who said candelabras can only be used as centerpieces? Having silverware against the greenery gave a formal and classy look to the aisle.

Remember, weddings are only as good as the people you celebrate with. It’s endearing to know that while everyone was seriously listening to the ceremony, these kids took time to goof around.

Add D.I.Y. accessories that will make your wedding look more personalized. Making these flower girl headpieces was one of the best style decisions I made for the wedding. I think they stole the show. But I didn’t mind, I love them.

Always take time to make the wedding reflect who you are. Choosing a color scheme can be tricky. At the end of the day, it’s you who will look back at your pictures. I wanted everything blush pink with hints of muted colors–I never regretted it.

Capitalize on your surroundings. I was thrilled to see the black and white printed tiles of Antonio’s. Because the place in itself was so breathtaking, I needed to put flowers that were not over the top but still exudes beauty and charm.

Here are videos that were shown during our wedding from our photographers Pat Dy & Francis Perez and our videographer Mervin Gobaco.

And because I did most of the talking I want to show you a different angle. I decided to ask someone special share something else about the wedding.

From the groom:

Most grooms let their brides plan everything (and with good reason too)! However, I knew that I wasn’t a normal groom. Call me strange, but I always had a picture of what I wanted my wedding to look like—it’s my day also, not just my bride’s! So from the very start, I was hands-on with all of the wedding details. I realized that Janna and I do complement each other—she’s the visionary and I execute the great ideas she thinks of.

Despite all our preparation, I was still full of trepidation for the events of the day. But the moment I saw the beautiful garden set up for the wedding, I was at peace and I knew everything would turn out right. A lot of grooms cry when they see their brides march down the aisle, and I know Janna was secretly gunning for me to do the same, but all I could do was smile when I saw how stunningly breathtaking the woman I was going to spend the rest of my life was.

Up to the end of the reception when Janna and I were thanking our guests, I still couldn’t believe how beautiful everything turned out to be—even better than I could’ve ever imagined. I guess no matter how much you prepare for “The Big Day”, it’s really God who will make it beautiful. Ecclesiastes 3:11 comes to mind—“Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.”

Ceremony and Reception: Antonio’s, Tagaytay / Gown: Monique Lhuillier / Suit: Frederick Peralta / Entourage: Bride / Photographer: Pat Dy / Videographer: MG Digital / Flowers: Flowers Unlimited / Cake: Peachy Juban of Shortcrust / Coordinator: Jojit Dy of Third Party / Invitations: Printsonalities / Make-Up: Robbie Piñera / Hair: Raymond Santiago


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


Love on Video

Posted by Janna Simpao

Let’s end the week with this heartwarming video.

Top 3 reasons why I love it?

  1. It was shot by one of my favorite videographers Mervin Gobaco of MG Digital. So tastefully done!
  2. I am totally digging two parts of the video. One being the focus shot of the bride as she stares into the camera. And of course the crying moment of the groom! That deserves an “Awww…” moment.
  3. As popular as this song is now, I still LOVE IT! I can’t help but feel happy for the couple.

Enjoy! Have an inspiring weekend from Bride and Breakfast!