Tag: Philippine Wedding Blog

22
Feb

The Young and Romantic

Posted by Janna Simpao

There’s just something so fun about engagement shoots. And for Robert and Christine, that meant lotsa’ color,  heaps of laughter and good ol’ romantic banter. Free-spirited but still maintaining a dainty and sweet approach (good idea!), these photos have a way of just making you feel loved. I guess it totally made a difference that Cherryblocks Photography was there to sprinkle their signature style of youthful vibrance in each frame. Hello Tuesday!

Photography:  Cherryblocks / Location: Tagaytay Highlands


13
Feb

The Dashing and Divine

Posted by Janna Simpao

I see so many beautiful weddings on a daily basis, but if there was one wedding that is totally in my dream wedding look book this would be it! Again Nelwin Uy made sure the best of this day was captured on film. Howard and Lada’s wedding shouts exquisite taste and elegance. From the soft color palette  to the fresh and clean vibe, I can not help but gush over how pretty, I mean REALLY PRETTY this affair is. C’mon, you’ve got to agree with me when I say this is hands down one of the most romantic fetes you have ever laid your eyes on. A dashingly beautiful couple, paired with those glittering bridemaid dresses and that perfect reception decor makes every bit fabulously timeless.

 

 

Photographer: Nelwin Uy

31
Jan

Easy Breezy Bash

Posted by Janna Simpao

Let’s begin the day with an easy breezy affair. This is for those loving seaside I do’s, because Richard and Pauline’s by-the-ocean wedding is definitely gorgeous, laid-back and exceedingly romantic and inspiring. Going for a simple, clean and fresh vibe with pops of color here and there, there’s no wonder it turned out beautifully. Thanks to Toto Villaruel of Imagine Nation for sending this our way. What a Tuesday thrill!

Photography: Toto Villaruel of Imagine Nation Photography / Preparations, Ceremony and Reception Venue: Acuatico Resort, Batangas / Gown: Monique Lhuillier / Video: Wang Videography


28
Oct

Edgy Yellow Affair

Posted by Janna Simpao

Modern and maddeningly marvelous, this wedding is for the edgy, daring and adventurous who like structural designs. From the gown to the beautiful and boxy cake, patterns and lines have predominantly made this affair not your usual wedding around the corner. When the bright yellow sun and the gray rainy cloud met, it just happened to conjure up a perfect palette for RJ and Charisse.

Ceremony: Cebu Cathedral / Reception: Marco Polo Plaza Cebu / Photographer: Paul Vincent / Gown and Suit: Ivarluski Aseron / Cake: Marissa Unchuan


14
Sep

Close to Home

Posted by Janna Simpao

First of all, I want to welcome you to our new home. It’s definitely so exciting to see how Bride and Breakfast has been inspiring many of our readers out there. And now that we’ve moved, we continue to try our best to bring to you the best of the best of all things pretty.

To mark our move, I would like to start of with something very close to home. We’re so ecstatic to announce that our wedding feature in Martha Stewart Magazine is out! It’s such an honor to be asked to share our wedding day to such a respected magazine.

Today I want to share with you more about that special day. Being meticulous about my preferences I decided to be very hands on in the planning and execution. And because I love weddings, I had so much fun doing it. But before I go on and on about the details, here’s a peek at one of the best days of my life.

The white folding chairs give a different vibe and enhances the garden feel of the ceremony.

Who said candelabras can only be used as centerpieces? Having silverware against the greenery gave a formal and classy look to the aisle.

Remember, weddings are only as good as the people you celebrate with. It’s endearing to know that while everyone was seriously listening to the ceremony, these kids took time to goof around.

Add D.I.Y. accessories that will make your wedding look more personalized. Making these flower girl headpieces was one of the best style decisions I made for the wedding. I think they stole the show. But I didn’t mind, I love them.

Always take time to make the wedding reflect who you are. Choosing a color scheme can be tricky. At the end of the day, it’s you who will look back at your pictures. I wanted everything blush pink with hints of muted colors–I never regretted it.

Capitalize on your surroundings. I was thrilled to see the black and white printed tiles of Antonio’s. Because the place in itself was so breathtaking, I needed to put flowers that were not over the top but still exudes beauty and charm.

Here are videos that were shown during our wedding from our photographers Pat Dy & Francis Perez and our videographer Mervin Gobaco.

And because I did most of the talking I want to show you a different angle. I decided to ask someone special share something else about the wedding.

From the groom:

Most grooms let their brides plan everything (and with good reason too)! However, I knew that I wasn’t a normal groom. Call me strange, but I always had a picture of what I wanted my wedding to look like—it’s my day also, not just my bride’s! So from the very start, I was hands-on with all of the wedding details. I realized that Janna and I do complement each other—she’s the visionary and I execute the great ideas she thinks of.

Despite all our preparation, I was still full of trepidation for the events of the day. But the moment I saw the beautiful garden set up for the wedding, I was at peace and I knew everything would turn out right. A lot of grooms cry when they see their brides march down the aisle, and I know Janna was secretly gunning for me to do the same, but all I could do was smile when I saw how stunningly breathtaking the woman I was going to spend the rest of my life was.

Up to the end of the reception when Janna and I were thanking our guests, I still couldn’t believe how beautiful everything turned out to be—even better than I could’ve ever imagined. I guess no matter how much you prepare for “The Big Day”, it’s really God who will make it beautiful. Ecclesiastes 3:11 comes to mind—“Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.”

Ceremony and Reception: Antonio’s, Tagaytay / Gown: Monique Lhuillier / Suit: Frederick Peralta / Entourage: Bride / Photographer: Pat Dy / Videographer: MG Digital / Flowers: Flowers Unlimited / Cake: Peachy Juban of Shortcrust / Coordinator: Jojit Dy of Third Party / Invitations: Printsonalities / Make-Up: Robbie Piñera / Hair: Raymond Santiago


08
Sep

Yummy, Youthful and Yellow

Posted by Janna Simpao

Since we’ve been having super sunny days lately, I think it would be appropriate to feature a sunshine-filled wedding. With bursts of yellow and an extremely radiant bride, this wedding is everything happy, bright and fun. Another thing to love about this wedding is that the couple, John and Criselle made it a point to show their personalities, exercise their creativity, and maximized their resources to achieve the wedding they’ve always dreamed of.  Key word: FOOD!

From the bride:

From the beginning, we wanted to work on a theme, not just a color theme; but a theme that speaks of us. We are quite opposites. I am more loud and experimental, John is a bit more serious and conventional. John plays golf, I love to sing. I hate sports, he hates dancing and singing. It started as if there was no common thing we both liked until we realized we just had it right under our nose—John and I love going to the market, eating, cooking and exploring new recipes and personalizing them. So we ended up with the kitchen theme.

To start off, we had our engagement shoot in Robinsons supermarket and a kitchen. Our invite was also quite different, I had a friend create the copy for us. The design had pans and aprons and kitchen stuff on it. Our souvenirs were silver spoons and forks and the backdrop we used for our photobooth had scribbles of salt and pepper shakers. Instead of numbering our tables, we named them— each table was named with either a spice or a herb. Even our bridal registry list was full of kitchen equipment! Our cake topper was also a miniature version of us wearing chefs hats while holding a golf club and a microphone.

Church: St. Alphonsus Mary de Liguori Parish / Reception: Manila Polo Club /
 Bride’s Gown: Trends Wedding Shoppe / Custom-made Sleeve: Rob Almerol / Headpiece: Anadema / Shoes: Abbylyns in Cubao Expo / 
Groom’s Attire: Willy Monleon / Bridesmaids: Rob Almerol / Flower Girls: Dress Inn /
Photography: Paul Vincent Photography /
 Videography: Phoeben Teocson / Makeup: Pong Niu / Flowers: Tropical Blooms / Lights and Sounds: Rejectkrew / Music: Manila Philharmonic Orchestra / Cake: Bizu / Cake Topper: Kathleen Ching of Purple Beads / Invitations: Wink


26
Aug

Fun, Fun, Fun Under the Sun

Posted by Janna Simpao

In a tropical country such as ours beach weddings are popular. Boracay being one of the most sought-after venues for destination unions is our venue for today. This affair is so chic and filled with sea shore goodness I can’t resist but share all the great details! Sunshine bright colors and blissful inspiration makes it so fun to be under the sun.

Church: Holy Rosary Parish / Reception: Discovery Shores, Boracay / Photography: Nelwin Uy / Coordinator: Amanda Tirol of Boracay Weddings / Make-up: Victor Ortega / Video: Mayad Studios


18
Aug

Love in Color

Posted by Janna Simpao

This week will be all-wedding pretty for B&B. I can’t help but feel giddy knowing the gorgeous line up of weddings that will be featured in the coming days. Some people find inspiration in music, some in architecture and for some people like you and me, it really just has to be weddings. I even found myself waking up at six in the morning itching to show you this super beautiful wedding of Benjo and Anika.

With the color theme of purple and green this has fun written all over it. 
Veluz has been a popular name for brides this past couple of years. Their attention to detail and fabric makes them a favorite in the wedding industry.

I give two thumbs up for the charming bouquet that gave a spring vibe!

Asking the bride why the wedding reflected her and her husband she answers:

It was simple and elegant. As much as it’s a cliché to say, it really was. I wanted all the frills, but my husband wanted just enough—so we compromised and ended up with such a nice mix of frivolousness and simplicity.

And as for her highlights for the day:

Getting ready—I seriously felt like a queen! I had people shooting my every move; I was sitting in this high chair and getting ready to get dolled up! It definitely felt like a once in a lifetime experience. Of course our vows were meaningful. And another favorite of the day was when we danced to “More than Anyone” by Gavin DeGraw… it was just the perfect song! Lastly, we loved our after party and the band.

Church: San Agustin Church / Reception: Palacio De Maynila / Bride’s Gown: Veluz / Groom’s Attire: Rey Casedo / Entourage: Sonny Boy Mindo, Edward Teng & Rey Casedo / Photography: Paul Vincent Photography / Videography: Phoeben Teocson / Coordinator: Gille Tolentino of 168 Events Management / Makeup: Lanie Acedillo , bride and AnneVida, entourage/ Caterer: Hizon’s / Souvenirs: Poof Photobooth / Flowers: Jo Laguna-Pafin of Love in Bloom / Styling: 168 Flower Company


11
Aug

It Blue Me Away

Posted by Janna Simpao

So I’m sure a lot of brides-to-be dream of having the spectacular Santorini sunset as their backdrop when they tie the knot. If only it was that easy (not to mention cheap) to have a destination wedding! Well, Eric and Judee may have had this song in mind “It’s my party (wedding) and I’ll cry if (do what) I want to”, as they adventurously opted for a Greece-themed celebration in Cagayan de Oro. It’s bold, BLUE, and beautiful. Key idea for the day: Think out of the box! It saves a lot on airfare.

A themed wedding can be elegantly and tastefully done as long as you have the right people to get you to that vision.

Love the table setting! Love the cake! And I decided my favorite color for the day will be blue.

Church & Reception: Xavier Estates Chapel, Clubhouse / Photography: Nelwin Uy / Gown: Ross Gonzales / Coordination: Badz Castro with special participation of Ernest Pascual / Caterer: Sentro 1850 / Make-Up: Krist Bansuelo / Flowers: Flower Matters / Video: John Marvie de Guzman


09
Aug

Pretty Purple Fever

Posted by Janna Simpao

Whether it be lavender, violet, purple, or other variations of the shade, this royal palette is certainly very popular for 2010. It seems like brides are loving this color, and why wouldn’t they? It is youthful, vibrant and eye-catching! Here’s another wedding that got into the purple fever.

Christian and Erin’s wedding was everything grand! The bride’s gown was full of exquisite detail and of course a big, beautiful skirt.

Celebrations are fun, joyous and full of excitement. However, there are times when the road we take to get there can be bumpy and testing. The bride Erin unfortunately had to come to terms with the painful loss of her father to cancer a few months before the wedding. Ernest Pascual, their coordinator shares: “I know it was a difficult thing to go through for Erin. I decided to surprise her by attaching a locket pendant with a photo of her dad to her bouquet. She carried a memory of him as she walked down the aisle.”

I just love these shots with the pinstripe background! Christian’s tux was sleek and fashionable! Way to go groom!

And yes when I said purple fever, I really meant it!!! Well, in my opinion, it would be senseless to do things half-baked. So Christian and Erin took the “no holds barred” road not-so-often travelled. Badang Rueda translated the vineyard vision into reality. Majestic and lush, you can’t help but feel you’re in a royal banquet!

I know I usually give you something from the bride. But today, I wanted to add in a little twist. Ernest Pascual, one of the in-demand coordinators in the industry shared with B&B his personal experience with this wedding.

I love it when I see the couple’s glow on their wedding. I feel giddy when they get excited even during my presentation of ideas for their wedding. I make it a point to immerse myself getting to know the couple so I could present ideas which are unique at the same time reflective of the their personalities. As mushy as it may sound, I love the way how a client-supplier relationship suddenly turns into a wonderful friendship. Up to this day, I am still in touch with couples, of which, I have coordinated weddings more than a decade ago.

During our meetings I got to know Erin and Christian in a personal level, realizing how simple and easy they were to please. They are just the type of couple whom you want to give more, simply because they appreciate the time and effort to come up with these ideas. When I presented the mock-up of the invitations, they could not stop raving about it and staring at the invitation. The bride’s mom who was around shed a few tears too. Through their wedding, I was reminded of the importance of family. That no matter what happens, your family will be the only thing left with you. My dad, who happens to help me out in my business, is a hardworking man. I took time out after the wedding of Erin and Christian to thank him for all the help he has extended in my business and coming up with details for my weddings.

Photography: Metro Photo / Videography: Jason Magbanua / Make-Up: Madge Lejano / Coordinator: Ernest Pascual / Flowers and Styling: Badang Rueda / Dress: Veluz Reyes / Suit: Edwin Tan / Entourage Dresses: Gretchen Pichay / Cake: Maite Gregorio of Cake Concepts