http://vimeo.com/79276585We make it a point to write about the people who get involved in our editorials. This is because for those who liked what we did, it's also good for you to know how each supplier brought in their skills and expertise to the whole look. So excuse us for this lengthy post! We want to give credit where credit is due!We very well knew that the Wed Colorfully editorial was going to be a fun but tricky shoot. So we needed to make sure everyone was up for the challenge. When we saw the outcome, all I can say is that we were beyond pleased. We sure hope you were too! So let me take a few minutes to share about the wonderful people behind this shoot.Toto Villaruel is one of the easiest photographers to work with. Aside from his brilliant treatment for photos, he also makes sure he listens to the people around him. He was keen in knowing what we wanted for the shoot and made sure he mixed it with his signature style of easy, unassuming, and timeless photography. Although admittedly, he said this shoot was a bit of a challenge for him, I think he performed it with flying colors. Assisting him was Nicolai Melicor who was not only a wonder woman behind the camera, but a complete hit with the little girls as well. Definitely a heaven-sent plus!I only have one word for Gideon Hermosa, the set stylist/florist... "WOW"! Being pressed for time since we had a very little window to prepare for the whole thing, Gideon somehow transformed our venue into a Kate Spade Haven. Every detail was every bit charming as well as festive. I can't even figure out which of the backdrops and sets I liked the most, because everything had its unique magic and whimsy. If you are looking for someone creative, he's your guy. Oh, and special thanks to K. by Cunanan for sharing with us their table and cutlery, and Cilla & Co. for the fab ghost chairs.Of course, we wouldn't be able to achieve the polished and elegant side of the shoot if it weren't for our gorgeous venue. I am a big big big fan of European design, and R Space gives you that. With a beautiful interior and a great location (Makati), I super recommend it for intimate weddings or celebrations. You can dress it up in so many ways, or keep it as is because of its already chic decor. We can't thank Rita Neri Event Planners enough for making sure we were taken care of! We had the best time shooting there. I'm putting a photo up just so you see what I'm talking about.If you loved the videos of this shoot, we have Treehouse Story to thank for that! Their quirky and upbeat approach is such a breath of fresh air. We love seeing new styles of wedding videography and we're glad we got to do it for Wed Colorfully.On to the lovely details of this shoot. We're definitely giving The Delightful Miss Joyce two thumbs up for the wonderful colorful cakes! (Yes, I am still dreaming of eating them!) And did you see the darling invitations by Anna Cristobal? We make sure that every editorial shows a creative way of doing your invites. The patterns, gold, and bold colors will surely be a hit with your guests.And if you are wondering about the gorgeous ensembles in this shoot, let me break it down for you. From Vania Romoff, we have the drop-dead-gorgeous gold-striped gown, the blue-green ball skirt, and Alana's lilac silk flower girl dress. Shirley Co made the white knee-length wedding dress with sleeves and the cutesy yellow cropped top. For the little girls, she dressed Alana in the orange top and pants suit, Teegan in the pink cropped top paired with the blue polka dot skirt, and Danda in the chic blue and white dress, and the pink orange and blue colored piece. Did you see that black and white polka dot dress worn by Fatima? It's by Joe San Antonio. She also made the fuchsia and orange dresses of Teegan and Danda. To make sure everyone was extra pretty, we had Jennifer Tan-Chi of Bead Blessed as our jewelry designer. You'd be crazy not to love her stuff. For Hideo, Elizabeth Hallie Vy created a classic black tuxedo and Boy Kastner Santos provided the quirkier orange/rust suit. PHEW! Our models who were dolled up by our super nice makeup artist Gari Son were definitely looking so good as they jumped from one outfit to another! And of course we had the wonderful girls of Lifestyle by Feliz making sure all the outfits came together perfectly. They gave their 101% in making sure the energy and happy vibe was high during the whole time. We totally love em!
Jan 22, 2014
It takes two to tango right? A good photo shoot will always need two things, the willing couple and the talented photographer. Rich and Jill brought their personalities and love for fashion (as is evident by their gorgeous wardrobe!) while Francis Perez added his flair for art and eye for good photography. It is always important that you choose a photographer that will catch your vision (and vice versa)--it seems like this set is a perfect example. Shanghai has never been sweeter!Let's pick the brain of this very talented photographer!B&B: What's your style? I've had the wonderful chance to learn photography from a truly masterful lensman, Pat Dy. I dare say now that after years of shooting with him, I have incorporated his fashion & editorial sensibilities and relaxed candid photography with my own quirky flair for the romantic. I love it when people tell me they remember the phrase "you and me against the world" when they see my travel engagement photos. For me, being lost in each other's arms amidst the busy, crazy world is truly something worth capturing for all eternity.B&B: What are the things that inspire you? I watch a lot of movies and read a lot of books. Words, lyrics of songs, and of course poetry, inspire me a lot. I love freezing DVDs into still images that I can digest one scene at a time. More than the story, I am moved by the cinematography of old, sappy date movies like "An Affair to Remember" to the more recent "Fifty First Dates" and to some dark way, the "Twilight" series. The play of words on paper sometimes translate into still images in my mind that I bring to a shoot. I love Pablo Neruda and his sensual, tangible, worldly poetry. I am moved by his passionate words for his wife in "Cien Sonetos de Amor" (100 Love Sonnets) and I try to imagine the groom having those intense emotions for his bride which drives every kiss or touch I ask them to make in front of my camera. B&B: What do you love about your job? Bridesmaids... definitely bridesmaids and single friends of the bride and groom! Seriously though, no day is ever the same and I love meeting a lot of new people every single day on the job. If there's one thing I truly learned from photography and shooting events and weddings is that the world is filled with people and places one can encounter and learn from a shutter click at a time. One testament to this is the fact that I met the "The One" at a wedding a couple of hundred thousand clicks back, someone I would not have possibly met if not for the incredible and minute chance of being at the right place at the right time with my camera. If that is not something to love about my job I do not know what is.B&B: How do you engage the couple to really work with the camera? It is in the first few encounters with the couple that my true work as a photographer starts. The connections you make with them enables you to create wonderful images during your session. After the initial walls have been broken down, I try to enter the couple's world by being one with their love story, falling in love all over again with them as we shoot. I try to make them relive their love story with me as someone who documents and creates lasting images that stand testament to the reality of their love for all the world to see. Photography: Francis Perez
Feb 23, 2011
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 rollThis 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 / MangoRed]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 / MangoRed]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 / MangoRed]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 / MangoRed]
Dec 29, 2012
In "Real Weddings"