What an amazing coincidence! This is the second wedding we're featuring here at B&B with a couple named Cat and Carlo (and mind you, the first wedding was also near the water)! Even if both couples share similar names as well as gorgeous looks, today's wedding is equally unique and beautiful.Cat and Carlo's Bellarocca affair is elegant, tasteful and everything exquisite! The bride's gown is simply gorgeous and I am totally digging the simple and chic bridesmaid dresses. I am sure you'll find more things to love about this wedding as you browse through the pretty and perfect photos and watch the videos--enjoy!http://vimeo.com/22951404http://vimeo.com/23156246Here's a little proposal tidbit for those who love a good love story!The couple’s love for the beach was one of the many things that brought them closer together. On September 25 of the previous year, Carlo made special arrangements for their trip in St. Regis Resort in Bali. Their arrival was met with an extensive array of activities, but unbeknownst to Cat, Carlo was simply jumpstarting the day with the biggest and most beautiful surprise for his girlfriend of two years.Upon the couple’s return to their villa, Carlo surprised Cat with a series of books entitled "Guess How Much I Love You" and told her to get ready for an early dinner. At 5:30pm, a driver in a gleaming white tuxedo arrived to fetch the couple. Carlo gave his girlfriend a bouquet of flowers, and on their way to dinner, another surprise came in the form of "I love you eternally" on the sand, written in white rose petals.Cat was overwhelmed with all the little surprises that Carlo was able to sneak in since she singlehandedly packed their luggage.A small and welcoming structure surrounded with water and candle-lit steps soon emerged in full view, and it was then that Cat realized what was standing before her--the St. Regis Cloud Nine Chapel. A private dinner for two has been waiting for them, and the romantic evening was set with a pianist playing a rendition of Bruno Mars' "Just the Way You Are"--Carlo's song for Cat.Cat ecstatically entered the chapel. Carlo then pulled her gently aside, eyes welling up as he got down on one knee with a beautiful engagement ring and proposed. As the sun had begun to set, and Cat’s emotions were beyond words, she knew this was the man she wanted to share her life with and tearfully said, "Of course! Of course I'll marry you."Production Manager: Robert Blancaflor Group / Cake: Penk Ching / Bridal Gown, Coin Bearer, Junior Bridesmaid and Flower Girl Dresses: Jun Escario / Entourage Dresses and Accessories: Tantease / Entourage Shoes: Hindy Tantoco / Hair: Felicity Son of Kiehl's / Bride's Make-up: Pong Niu of MAC Cosmetics / Entourage Make-up: Yuki of Make Up For Ever / Venue: Bellarocca, Marinduque / Photographer: Pat Dy / Videographer: Jason Magbanua / Reception Performance: Up Dharma Down
May 03, 2011
In "Real Weddings,Video"
It's amazing how travel can bring to life so much inspiration and ideas. I currently write to you from the busy streets of Hong Kong, a place that seems to have the most stamps of in my passport. What an amazing time this has been for me and my husband Ian. I am a bit bummed that tonight I fly back to Manila, but the show must go on and it's always good to have something perk you up on a Monday. If you are a lot like me, a beautiful wedding will surely do the trick. When Wendy sent me pictures from her big day, I squealed with delight! And even if I was away from home, I knew I had to write about it immediately.A wedding that was fun and light is always a thing that most couples strive for. Looking throughout the photos made me think of cotton candy, fairy tales, ballerinas and princesses. It seems like one of those weddings you've dreamed of having when you were a child, but this time it's for real. The bride looked serenely sweet (I love her super cute haircut!) and her groom couldn't be happier. And pink has definitely made a comeback for this year. Although the color can be a tricky shade, if done with just enough whimsy and style it can be a delight to the eyes. Femininity and charm combined, this wedding is definitely pretty in pink.Jelly shoes with Swarovski crystals to match the bride's gown and headpiece. Next to diamonds, I think crystals are a bride's best friend.This shot is pure romance. Talk about pretty!The entourage wore pink and gray. Notice how the guys' shirts were also pink. Well, what can I say? I love pink on men!Because weddings are not just about the couple but also about celebrating family, this video is a top favorite for me.Wendy shares: "We made a video—a surprise tribute to our parents—with a twist. Alain thanked my parents and I thanked Alain's parents. We think a lot of the guests were really moved by this video." What a great way to welcome new members of the family!From the bride: The wedding is quite a traditional Filipino-Chinese wedding. But because I really love fashion, that element was very evident. Our engagement pictures by Pat Dy were displayed the foyer of the ballroom as well as used for an opening video while guests are coming in. I love how people still tell us that it is the most heartwarming wedding they have attended. My favorite part would be my walk down the aisle. Seeing both my mom and especially my dad crying really meant so much to me. And it made really made the guests cry as well. Even our other suppliers thought it was an overwhelmingly sentimental bridal walk. To add to more emotional moments, my husband and I actually cried when our wedding pictures were shown. Church: Grace Christian Church / Officiating Pastor: Pastor Stephen Tan / Wedding Gown and Entourage Gowns: Larry Espinosa / HMU: Xeng Zulueta / Church Flowers: Robert Blancaflor / Shoes: Limited Edition "Ultragirl Night Sky" by Brazilian designer J.Maskrey with Melissa Australia / Hairpiece: Ken Samudio of Matthew and Melka Luxury Accessories / Videographer: Dominic Velasco of Imacron / Emcee: Mike Lim / Wedding Coordinator: Vangie Go of Wedding Treasures
Jun 21, 2010
In "Real Weddings"
I admit, I am probably one of the biggest fans of Vera Wang! In fact, meeting her (or at least seeing one of her shows in person) is in my bucket list. I don't just love her because she's one of the big names in the wedding gown industry, but more than that I definitely think she is one of the great innovators of wedding gown design. While many follow trends, Vera has always been there to create them.So when I found myself up and about at 3am this morning (perks of a mommy of a new baby), I chanced upon the video of Vera Wang's Spring 2012 collection. I know I featured the gowns months ago, but seeing them in motion left me breathless all over again--every dress is so gorgeous I wanna cry! So for those brides looking for their dream dress, you just might find it here!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g99JGJtvUohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzeXTFGmoPMGowns: Vera Wang
Jan 27, 2012