Just like many of you, we are caught in the #paultin fever! Here’s another engagement shoot of Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano by Pat Dy that we totally love. We are smitten over this set that captures these lovebirds candidly goofing around in their regular everyday clothes, and just enjoying each other. Today, they are simply the unguarded Paul and Tin, two people who fell in love with each other.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to share your vows with the love of your life under the glow of the sun, with the sea breeze blowing through your hair? Laurent and Mela were able to accomplish just that. In a beautiful beach with stunning white sand, this lovely couple promised their lives to each other. Laurent looked stunning in his crisp suit and Mela certainly looked breathtaking in her white ensemble. Together with Pat Dy, this pair’s nuptials became a celebration of love and joy that would last for a lifetime.
There will always be wedding traditions. But don’t fret, ladies! Although there are “rules” that are great to follow, there are actually some that can be broken! Often, as brides, we tend to be scared to break away from the norm or the usual “beliefs” that are imposed to us by family, friends, or society in general. Here at Bride and Breakfast, we’re out to tell you that it’s ok to take the road less traveled… so we’ve come up with a list of ten Bridal Myths that we’ll gladly bust for you!
Myth #1: Beadless and sequin-less gowns are just not formal enough!
At some point in time, it became the usual practice to put some sort of beadwork for bridesmaid dresses. Today, this tradition is still common, but is not a hard and fast rule. The fear of most is that the gowns will look informal and inelegant. This is actually far from the truth. Beadless gowns look young, fresh, and effortless. If you want to glam it up a bit, make your brides wear fun accessories such as statement earrings, necklaces, or bracelets. Or even using stylish minaudieres can complete the look.
Or try checking out our article about gorgeous looks perfect for your bridesmaids!
Myth #2: I need to wear “Bridal Shoes”.
This day and age is probably the most fun time to be a bride, since it’s actually quite acceptable for you to wear any fashionable shoe that is pretty and fits your personality. You don’t necessarily have to wear white, cream, or nude–a variety of colors (and styles) work well with wedding gowns. Another tip I would give is to choose a shoe that you can wear after the wedding–it’s way more cost-efficient that way.
Myth #3: Beautiful gown = “beautiful” wedding.
Couples need to start approaching wedding style with an overall cohesive approach. Sometimes brides get focused on just having a beautiful gown and think that it’s the end-all-be-all of the wedding look. The key here is balance and coherence. If your gown is too grand and everything else in the wedding is bare and simple, then there is a disconnect with the overall look. Another thing to consider is matching your gown style to your wedding theme. For example, a modern dress goes with a modern theme, but a vintage gown won’t. So if you want a laid back vibe for your decor, then you can also pick out a gown design that also reflects that easy and laid back vibe.
This couple definitely showed how an out-of-the-country engagement shoot should look like. Armed with Pat Dy‘s eye for detail and photography skills, Lex and Cathy strutted around China with unmatchable prowess. From the small bustling streets of a local village to mountain ranges and waterfalls, everything looked absolutely breathtaking and picture-perfect with every snap of the camera. And that Claiza Bihasa pink floral dress? Totally loving it! If I were you, I’d make a beeline for an air ticket soon before slots run out! Who wouldn’t want a pre-nup shoot as gorgeous as this?
For all you recently engaged gals, or even just future brides-to-be (it’s never too early to start planning, right?), we have a little treat for you today!
We all know planning a wedding can be all kinds of stressful. So we asked some of our previous celebrity B&B brides on what their best wedding tips are for brides-to-be out there and here’s a rundown of those!
- My brother gave me the best advice before planning: “Don’t stress yourselves about ‘magtatampo si ganito o si ganyan’ It is your wedding, whatever you two want, that is what you do. BEST ADVICE EVER.
[Photo: Pat Dy]
- After all the planning and hard work, remember that it’s not about the wedding but the marriage. Yes, we want everything to be all pretty and perfect but come the big day, sit back, relax and enjoy the beginning of forever.
- As fun as it is to do D.I.Y. or a self-planned wedding, best to always hire help–unless your guest list is like 100 below. You don’t want to keep thinking about the details as you walk down the aisle. Even just an on-the-day planner would help.
- Make a timeline. You’ll be surprised how one year of planning for me flew by so fast. Better to get things done early
- On your wedding day, put your worries and stress aside and enjoy and cherish every single moment. Not everything will be perfect but remember this day is about you and marrying the love of your life.
- Also, try not to drink alcohol until the end of the program.
- Make sure you order room service or eat before the ceremony starts because chances are you won’t be able to eat at the reception because of excitement, anxiousness, and even because of program duties. I remember we had such an amazing buffet at our wedding but I never really got to enjoy it!
- Make sure that the friend/s you choose as your maid of honor and bridesmaids are on top of everything you need. That way if there’s a problem or something that needs to be fixed you won’t have to worry about it. Fantastic bridesmaids and a kick-ass maid of honour will never let their bride stress out! Haha!
- Make sure you involve your husband in the decision making, after all it is not just YOUR wedding day but also your husband’s too. Take it as a kind of mini practice session for when you actually are married, so you have nice a blend of both you and him! My husband was super hands on when we were planning our wedding, which made the planning a more stress-free one for me. Teamwork is everything!
- Book your suppliers early because what a lot brides don’t know is that the good ones are always already taken and are booked six months to two years in advance.
[Photo: Louie Arcilla Photography]