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Polished Perfection

Posted by Janna Simpao

We’re kicking off our Monday with something very style savvy. JR and Karen’s elegant affair is just the thing we expect Metrophoto to cover perfectly. Karen was simply stunning in her Joe San Antonio gown, and her bridesmaids’ dresses complimented her contemporary look with neutral colors that exuded timeless sophistication. Of course, we are also loving that the groom opted for a modern gray suit that was all sleek and suave. But to cap off this gorgeous celebration, we find ourselves simply smitten by the reception styling of Zenas Pineda. Yes siree, the flowers and decor were nothing short of ahhmazing! So go ahead, stay a while to see something stunning.

Sending out some love and inspiration to everyone today!

Photographer: Metrophoto / Bride’s Dress: Joe San Antonio / Makeup Artist: Mickey See / Videographer: Joel Salindong / Flowers & Decor: Zenas Pineda / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Jenny Lim / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Reception Venue: EDSA Shangri-La, Manila


Wedding in Wonderland

Posted by Janna Simpao

For months now, people have been dying to see how Abet and Benz (the minds behind the Philippine website called Weddings at Work or W@W) would celebrate their 15th anniversary. You see, these two lovebirds have been around in the business for more than a decade, and they have been a big part of the lives of both couples and wedding suppliers. There were talks of a renewal of vows, but most people didn’t really know what to expect. Well, thanks to the official photographer Ryan Ortega, we’re happy to say that today we get to see this well-buzzed about wedding for the first time. You don’t normally see a Vegas drive-thru wedding here in B&B.

I am absolutely giddy with delight that we get to kick off the week with something unconventional yet bursting with color and character. If you are thinking fun with a festively glam kick, then this is just the thing you need to inspire on this beautiful Monday. I’d have to say that out of all the amazing details, I think my favorite would be the wardrobe. Benz looked all charmed up in her Veluz attire (yup, not your usual Veluz look as well!) while Abet along with his pals Jason Magbanua and Bong Sare of Threelogy rocked those colored suits by Boy Kastner Santos. Make-up artist maven Madge Lejano played a back-to-back role of dolling up the bride, doing overall outfit styling for the bunch, and being the bridesmaid dressed in Cecilio Abad. Both non-floral bouquets, the white one from Gideon Hermosa and the colorful one from Teddy Manuel, certainly were appropriate accessories.

Why a Vegas wedding?

Benz: It’s our 15th Year Wedding Anniversary–not a really big number, yet nothing to scoff at either. We wanted to celebrate ours but we didn’t want anything grand nor costly. We wanted it to be special and not let it slip by with only a simple dinner. We wanted something to remember it by, but we didn’t want a production. Just a simple renewal of vows without the drama, but super fun. A ‘Las Vegas Drive Thru Wedding’ for us was the perfect solution. We were traveling with friends so that’s it, they will be our witnesses and guests, it just so happened that they are also wedding suppliers so our photo, video, and makeup were all taken care of.

What’s the most memorable experience about this wedding?

Benz: It made me go down to the most basic. That a wedding should be one that would make the couple happy and giddy, one where you are yourself, one you can say is so you, just a more beautiful everyday you. So short pants it is for me–nothing can be more me than short pants!

What’s your favorite style detail?

Benz: I love the whole look, it came together and we all looked so buo (put-together). The color of one’s socks, tie, belt, bow, is all connected to each other. The look is so collected. The line from baduy (tacky) to porma (fashionable) was so thin and we are so glad Madge sewed it all together to make sure it is not going to go baduy (tacky).

What theme were you going for and why?

Benz: We wanted FUN. We wanted it to be like no other. We wanted to not care about any rules and just do as we please. We treated the event more as commemorating it than making new promises and getting married and being mushy all over again. More of a congratulatory kind of event. And more than a ceremony, it is actually a pictorial as well.

Thank you Abet and Benz for letting Bride and Breakfast be a part of showing people a celebration that is based on overflowing love, friendship, and life. It was so fun getting a glimpse of your very own wonderland!

Photographer: Ryan Ortega / Ceremony Venue: A Special Memory Wedding Chapel, Las Vegas, Nevada / Pictorial Venue: Nelson, Nevada / Videographer: Bong Sare of Threelogy / Videographer: Jason Magbanua / Makeup Artist: Madge Lejano / Bride’s Dress: Veluz / Groom’s Attire: Boy Kastner Santos / Groomsmen Attire: Boy Kastner Santos / Bridesmaid Dresses: Cecilio Abad / White Non-Floral Bouquet & Boutonnières: Gideon Hermosa / Vegas Bouquet and Wrist Corsage: Teddy Manuel / Earrings: CRU by Mickey See


Pink and Pearls

Posted by Janna Simpao

Whether we want to admit it or not, the little girl in most of us really grew up dreaming of pink, pearls, tiaras and our very own happy ending. Kendrik and Ellen’s wedding was every bit of what a modern fairytale would look like. The surreal and perfectly precious styling that Patricia Pastelero of Spruce Floral Designs created left me breathless. Romantic, whimsical and elegant (I could go on and on) are just some of the few words that are running around my head right now. Of course this modern and exquisite affair was brilliantly captured by Oly of Metrophoto. So yeah, we’re totally enjoying this ever after!

Photographer: Metrophoto / Videographer: Jason Magbanua / Flowers & Decor: Spruce Floral Designs / Makeup Artist: Mickey See / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Christine Ong-Te / Ceremony Venue: San Agustin Church / Reception Venue: Marriott Hotel


Promises and Pretties

Posted by Janna Simpao

Today is pretty special. Since we launched the new look of Bride and Breakfast yesterday, we feel that it is very important that we start off this week with a dose of pretty. The best way to do that is to have bucket loads of inspiration for you, and a wedding that will leave you wanting more!

I’ve been saving Conrad and Margaux’s wedding shot by Pat Dy for this day. Not only is this an affair oozing with elegance, it’s also filled with dainty details. But I must admit the scene stealer for this lovely fête is really the bride and her oh-so-gorgeous Veluz gown. The applique is simply breathtaking and the attention to detail is ridiculously superb–I think this one of the best Veluz gowns I’ve seen so far! What I am also totally loving is the post-wedding shoot where Margaux paired the skirt of the gown to a casual white tee and tons of pearls. Talk about effortless style.

Photographer: Pat Dy / Bride’s Dress: Veluz / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Ernest Pascual for Bespoke Manila / Ceremony Venue: Ilocos / Invitations & Stationery: Amis Print / Videographer: Bob Nicolas / Flowers & Decor: Gideon Hermosa / Makeup Artist: Mickey See / Bridesmaid Dresses: Eric de los Santos / Catering: Bistro Candon


Waves and Wonder

Posted by Janna Simpao

Walking up to all these amazing celebrations is one of the best things about running a wedding blog. So here we go folks, our Tuesday treat is here! Serenity and sophistication envelop Lowell and Mylene’s wedding. Of all the prettiest details in this affair, I am particularly smitten by that gorgeous veil detail. Everything else spells out pure exquisiteness. Yes, this is another wonderful set from a B&B regular, Metrophoto. Be inspired. Sending hugs and love to all of you!

Venue: Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa / Photographer: Metrophoto / Gown: Cary Santiago / Make-up: Mickey See / Videography: Ghe Consolacion / Coordinator: Amanda Tirol of Boracay Weddings


Celebrity Wedding: Paolo and Rissa

Posted by Janna Simpao

Sometimes the simplest things are the hardest to pull off. Imagine this: months of planning and making sure your big day is perfect–that every single detail you envisioned will actually match, and you most certainly hope you made the right decision on the mood board you chose. Oh the pressure right? But today’s couple I’d say did pretty well.

Every bride (and groom) wants to call their I do’s everything they imagined (and so much more). And the day Paolo and Rissa got hitched  is really just that! It’s feminine elegance and urban chic all rolled in one bundle of wedding goodness. With these amazing-oh-so-bright-and-fresh photos by J Lucas Reyes, I think I’m gonna have a very happy Monday.

Photography: J Lucas Reyes / Venue: Manila Peninsula / Flowers: Vatel Manila / Wedding Gown and Groom’s Suit: Randy Ortiz / Reception Gown: Rhett Eala / Make Up: Mickey See / Hair: Ogie Rayel / Coordination: Jackie Aquino