The Young and Romantic

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!


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The Dashing and Divine

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.

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Photographer: Nelwin Uy

Easy Breezy Bash

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!

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Edgy Yellow Affair

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

Close to Home

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