Tag: Nelwin Uy


Colors of Creation

Posted by Janna Simpao

One of the most breathtaking spots to do your engagement sesh is definitely in Batanes (cue #itsmorefuninthephilippines!). This place is rich with nature’s beauty that will leave anyone and everyone speechless. With that being said, Andrew and Christine’s set by Nelwin Uy is one for the books. Rich with color and character, these lovebirds make falling in love look like one pretty awesome adventure. Sigh… natural beauty and nostalgic romance all rolled in one.

You will love this for sure!

Photographer: Nelwin Uy


Belle and the Blue

Posted by Rachelle Que

The beauty of destination weddings lies in its offer of a break from the routine of everyday life. Everything looks just a little bit more magical, a hint dreamier, and a dash more delightful. Everyone is tinged with a happy glow and radiant with excitement. Such was true of Eug and Pia’s wedding–the details are all kinds of charming! I really loved the wreath bouquet and the studded bridal shoes–they were so unique and unconventional. Nelwin Uy does it again and captures each rich moment into beautiful photographs.

Step into this fête laced with a pretty pastel palette and daydream with us for a bit this sunny Wednesday.

Photographer: Nelwin Uy / Ceremony Venue: Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa / Videographer: Leo Nicolas and Rupert Nicolas of Notion in Motion / Styling: Events Studio by Gideon Hermosa / Makeup Artist: Ana Isip / Hairstylist: Dave Grona / Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Kiss the Girls


The Grandeur of Glamour

Posted by Rachelle Que

Long-time sweethearts Carlo and celebrity stylist Kat tie the knot in a fête that is flush with sophisticated details and unbridled merriment. Old elegance and luxurious glamour was executed in tasteful restraint (I loved the almost-modest brooches on the bouquets and fascinators)! The rich berry hues and string of pearls on the entourage were gorgeous–they were the perfect supporting act to the bridal gown which was absolutely breathtaking!

I have always adored Jun Escario creations. With the exquisite bodice of intricate beading, and a soft tulle that delicately wraps around the neck and shoulders, this one is no exception! Just thinking about it makes my heart race! Photographer Nelwin Uy, notorious for catching beautiful candids, captured all the best laughs, tears, and stolen moments in Kat and Carlo’s special day.

Feast your eyes on this beautiful affair which, I’m pretty sure those in attendance will join in saying, is one to remember.

Photographer: Nelwin Uy / Bride’s Dress: Jun Escario / Makeup Artist: Juan Sarte / Hairstylist: John Valle / Entourage Makeup: Omar Ermita, Paolo Maranan, and RB Chanco / Ceremony Venue: Nuestra Señora de Gracia / Reception Venue: Whitespace / Bride’s Shoes: Gucci / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Planners Plus Events Co. / Flowers & Decor: Tropical Blooms / Videographer: Threelogy / Host: Bianca Valerio


Coral Chic Charm

Posted by Janna Simpao

Pinch me, I must be dreaming. Mariano and Celina’s modern and chic Boracay wedding has left me grasping for the perfect words to describe it. But so far, all I’ve come up with is a long “wow” accompanied by some drooling over her gorgeous Vera Wang dress. Since Nelwin Uy is a regular here in B&B, we’re pretty much used to the amazing photos he takes. This affair, however, takes wedding inspiration to a whole new level. Aside from the fact that we’re pretty smitten by the well-executed irony that the bride went for an enchanting nude-colored gown while her entourage was elegantly dressed in white, we are also blown away by the elegant peach and coral setting did by Spruce Floral Designs. I think I’m in love, yes… I think I am in love.

Photographer: Nelwin Uy Photography / Reception Venue: Asya Premier Suites Boracay / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Amanda Tirol of Boracay Weddings / Flowers & Decor: Spruce Floral Designs / Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang / Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Makeup Artist: Lourd Ramos / Videography: Mayad Studios


Romantic Reverie

Posted by Janna Simpao

Pinch me, I must be dreaming! If you think we’re closing the week without a treat, then you’re mistaken! Since we’re already on the topic of dreaming, today’s affair will certainly send us to a happy place. Hanging marshmallows, aqua parasols, sparklers, and trinkets & things are just among the small details that caught our eye. Sigh… a hodgepodge of pretty is all we needed to make us drift into a state of reverie. I loved how Cayo and Sarah’s celebration is all about turning fantasy into reality. Not surprising since even their save-the-date video showed that they’ve always been destined to be dreamers.

From the Bride: Imagination mixed with a little elbow grease. It’s the stuff that dreams are made of. It’s also the glue that put our wedding together. Cayo and I chose “dreams” as the theme for our big day because we wanted it to be a day of play. No one was allowed to be a grown up. Far from an ultra-formal affair, it was more like the biggest “barkada” road trip–disguised as a wedding.

Happy Weekend!

Venue: Thunderbird Resorts, Poro Point, La Union / Photographer: Nelwin Uy / Videographer: Bob Nicolas / Flowers & Decor: Meg Amat of Eve and Co. / Bride’s Dress: Rosa Clara / Makeup Artist: Cathy Cantada


Bride and Breakfast: Top 20 Weddings of 2011 and 2012

Posted by Janna Simpao

So this is the first time were doing this, but it’s about time we did! Every year, we see so many beautiful weddings. Day after day, we get to write about all the wonderful stories, stare at gorgeous details and daydream the afternoon away. Well, this post is a summary of our best days here in Bride and Breakfast. We’ve come up with our favorite weddings of 2011 and 2012 because these affairs certainly earned the right to be swooned over–again, and again, and again. We tried to have a good mix of different styles and themes, so we hope you’ll find one or two (or all) weddings to be inspired with today. We deem this a fitting way to bid the year goodbye and welcome a new batch of drop-dead amazing weddings.

So enough talking… here are the B&B Top 20 Weddings of 2011 and 2012 (in no particular order)!

*Drum roll*

This Parisian affair made our jaws drop! A gorgeous couple with an equally gorgeous fête. [Christian and Stephanie / Pat Dy Photography]

Sunny and sweet. This beach wedding is sprinkled with cute details. Totally loving the shell bouquet! [Karym and Mabeth / Mark Cantalejo]

Youthful and quirky. We just adore the bridesmaid and flower girl dresses for this celebration. Long live hipster! [Angelo and Rin / Cherry Blocks Photography]

Simply chic. This bride’s gown made a lot of our readers drool with envy! And it’s not everyday you get married under a tree. [Jun and Vanessa / Mango Red]

Dreaming of some winter wonderland whimsy? This affair is exquisite in every way. Don’t you just love the bride’s fur wrap? Elegant and enchanting. [Miguel and Tisha / Mango Red]

Colorful gowns that match some colorful embellished bouquets? Not for the faint-hearted, but definitely for those who love their hues. Seashore serendipity if you ask me! [Robertson and Katharine / RedMonkey Studios]

There’s always room for a fashionable wedding in our list. This one is a favorite! [Paolo and Rissa / J Lucas Reyes]

Wondering why people all over the world come to our beaches to say their I do’s? Well this sandy sweethearts’ big day is certainly a testament to the beauty of a destination wedding. [Sam and Danike / Benjie Tiongco]

We never thought that black would look amazing in a garden setting. Now we do. Everything about this wedding screams class! [TJ and Marga / Pat Dy Photography]

And the winner of best applique for a wedding gown goes to… [Conrad and Margaux / Pat Dy Photography]

The bride who wore that gorgeous Elie Saab dress certainly got our attention. [Hubert and Hazel / Mango Red]

Fabulous weddings are made of fabulous details. Feminine and festive, just the way we like it! [Duke and Irene / Metrophoto]

Rustic charm makes us dream of splendidly sweet summer weddings. [Joel and Christine / Kent Lazarraga of Orange Studio]

Nothing is more regal than a wedding with gold details and a gorgeous venue. [Howard and Lada / Nelwin Uy]

Fun and funky. Sometimes it’s good to have a little bit of crazy and a whole lot of cuteness. We loved the invitations for this one. [Jayjay and Feliz / Imagine Nation Photography]

Just because pink makes the world a better place. So do flats. [Chris and Diane / Nelwin Uy]

A celebrity wedding that has been a favorite of many of our readers. [Oyo and Kristine / Nelwin Uy]

Because SoCal is so awesome. Detail heaven I tell ya! [Mark and Linette / Mark Cantalejo]

The most understated affairs can be the most swoon-worthy ones. We can’t get over this wedding–it’s pure prettiness! [Patrick and Patty / Jorem and Sheila Catilo Photography]

Traditional does not mean boring! A Filipiniana gown can certainly make heads turn, especially if it’s as gorgeous as this one. [Nicolo and Izza / Mango Red]


The Nook: First Love Dream Team

Posted by Janna Simpao

I can’t believe that it finally happened! And it just didn’t “happen”, it happened with an amazing team. I decided to write a more extensive description of the partners we worked with, because I realize that many of our readers are curious about these suppliers. With a mix of seasoned and up-and-coming ones in this list, I cannot do anything but sing praises on how they made our shoot beautiful beyond words.

I also want to suggest to couples that instead of the usual engagement shoots that you do, having an editorial approach (such as the one in this shoot) can be one of the things that you can invest on. Interesting trivia–our two models, Niña and Peter, are actually a real couple.

Here’s some more background on our wonderful team for this shoot:

Nelwin Uy Photography: Nelwin brilliantly captured most of the shots in film, and I can’t stress how gifted he is in his craft. What I love about Nelwin is his unassuming approach to photography. It just makes everything very light and real.

Vatel Manila: Wow, oh wow, I am at a loss for words on the beautiful set up that Dylan of Vatel Manila created for us. Gorgeous furniture, exquisite accessories, beautiful props and elegantly-arranged flowers were the highlights of this shoot. If we’re talking tasteful, Vatel Manila lives and breathes it.

Joe San Antonio: Her beautiful dresses are fit for a princess. She’s young and has a keen sense of style. My goal for next year is to wear one of her creations, and I am sure a lot of brides will be wanting to do the same.

Stellar {Cakes by Hershey Tagulinao}: Stellar is certainly one of the rising stars in the cake industry. Hershey makes the most beautiful cakes and her craftmanship is impeccable. She’s also such a joy to work with because she’s so open to ideas and collaborations.

Box of Sweets by Punky Porca: I’ve always been a fan of dessert tables. Punky is your girl when it comes to have a pretty selection of treats! Those Macarons de Paris are love.

{etc} Handmade Goodness: No need for a long introduction for them. They are the pioneers of beautiful handmade accessories, in our case the boutonnières. They are so creative! Quality work and exceptional eye for detail.

Aira Franco: She’s only been in the craft for a short while and yet she’s becoming a household name when it comes to styling. I love her perkiness, ingenuity (especially in unexpected crisis, because yes, that happens in shoots) and her commitment to her cause: to style and to create beauty.

Fritz Mortel: Her work is crisp and clean. She did makeup retouch and hair beautifully despite the time pressure. We know we’ll be working with her again.

Arlene Sy of Bonnie Paperie: Hand-painted invitations? Need I say more? Those three words already make me gush with delight. I can totally see this trend becoming more and more popular for 2013.

The Mango Farm: I am totally smitten with this place! If you’re looking for a gorgeous venue with lots of greens, look no further. Best thing is that it’s so near the city!


First Love Editorial

Posted by Janna Simpao

Time and time again, we’ve expressed our agenda here in the blog–to inspire. It seems like yesterday when all of this was just in my Christmas wishlist. On this gorgeous day of December, it’s finally time to open this beautifully-wrapped present that we’ve been blessed with–our very first full editorial.

This shoot is quite special because we did get to work with many of the greatest and most respectable talents in the industry. What’s also so awesome is that we got to shoot a real-life couple, Niña and Peter. We knew from the beginning that we were in great hands–read more about them here.

We hope that this will make your hearts swoon as it did ours. So without further ado, we bring to you the tasteful tale of our first love.

Photographer: Nelwin Uy Photography / Venue: The Mango Farm / Flowers & Decor: Vatel Manila / Cake Baker: Stellar {Cakes by Hershey Tagulinao} / Dessert Table: Box of Sweets by Punky Porca / Stylist: Aira Franco / Bride’s Dress: Joe San Antonio / Invitations & Stationery: Arlene Sy of Bonnie Paperie / Boutonnières: {etc} Handmade Goodness / Makeup: Niña Dolino / Makeup Retouch: Fritz Mortel / Host: Bride and Breakfast


Regal Rendezvous

Posted by Janna Simpao

If you can’t seem to shrug off that sleepiness and your mind is still wondering where the weekend has gone… well, you’re probably not alone. Let me help you kick off your Monday with something that will surely get you a bit more inspired to conquer the day. Taewoo and Diana’s regal rendezvous is worthy of welcoming our week here in B&B. With deep purples and reds to enhance the royal vibe, this celebration is going to draw some attention to the hopeless romantics out there (ok, I’m one of them)! Count on Nelwin Uy to produce breathtaking shots–I simply can’t get over how pretty everything is. Hello lovely Monday, we’re ready for you!

Photographer: Nelwin Uy / Videographer: Threelogy / Ceremony Venue: San Antonio de Padua, Silang, Cavite / Reception Venue: Balai Taal / Bride’s Dress: John Herrera


Sweetness and Serenity

Posted by Janna Simpao

Because we think Mondays are best met with beauty and love, we wanna share this simple and serenely sweet affair. It’s a dreamy delight that will surely make you adore beach affairs even more. DJ and Ji Young’s Boracay bash is everything romantic and charmingly laid back. With sprinkles of prettiness in the details (from the umbrellas to the sparklers to the starfish cake), this wedding gives us a few good reasons to float in our little love bubbles.

Ceremony Venue: Boracay / Reception Venue: Discovery Shores, Boracay / Photographer: Nelwin Uy / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Amanda Tirol of Boracay Weddings / Bride’s Dress: Lazaro