Tag: Randy Ortiz


Rome and the Romantics

Posted by Janna Simpao

Nothing says “romantic” more than getting married in Rome. And today, we find ourselves floating on clouds of daydreams because of Paolo and Mitch’s drop-dead gorgeous wedding. We can’t seem to know where to begin–all the details have left us breathless (and speechless). For one, that Veluz gown is to die for! It certainly gave the beautiful sights and sceneries of Rome a run for their money. The Vera Wang reception dress was also equally exquisite. And then there’s the entourage gowns by Michael Leyva which did not disappoint–the applique lace was stunning. With a grand cathedral to exchange vows in, a city beyond breathtaking, and a reception venue that’s perfection, we’re glad that Pat Dy was behind the lens to photograph it. Certainly a wedding worth sharing!

Be sure to check out Jason Magbanua‘s same day edit video down below. Have a great time swooning, folks!

Photographer: Pat Dy / Ceremony Venue: Sta. Maria, Traspontina / Reception Venue: Villa Miani / Bride's Dress (Ceremony): Veluz / Bride's Dress (Reception): Vera Wang / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Groom's Suit (Church): Randy Ortiz / Groom's Suit (Reception): Armani / Groom's Shoes: Hugo Boss / Bridesmaid Dresses: Michael Leyva / Flowers & Decor: Dordas Flowers / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Stefania Zen of Italian Lakes Wedding / Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Madge Lejano / Invitations & Stationery: The Write Impression / Cake Baker: Villa Miani / Favors: Castroni / Videographer: Jason Magbanua


Sweet Soft Sophistication

Posted by Janna Simpao

Weddings have a way of steering emotions that no other event in this universe could. It is nostalgia, serenity, joy, and dreaminess rolled into one moment, magnified a hundred thousand times more. Kenneth and Jeng certainly lived their very own dream-come-true affair, and it was a beautiful one! With the ever charming shade of blush and mint and a drop dead gorgeous gown (we totally love the fabric!), this day was turned into a celebration of sophisticated romance.We’re also head over heels in love with the reception decor–the yellow lighting and rustic styling made everything look so elegant and enchanting. Bravo, Jorem and Sheila Catilo for capturing these exquisite moments!

Photographer: Jorem and Sheila Catilo / Videographer: Ian Cruz Films / Ceremony Venue: Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel / Reception Venue: Splendido Taal Golf and Country Club / Catering: Splendido Taal Golf and Country Club / Bride’s Dress: Joel Escober / Bridesmaid Dresses: Joel Escober / Groom’s Attire: Randy Ortiz / Hair and Makeup Artist: Ara Fernando / Flowers & Decor: Vatel Manila / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Karen Atendido of Blushing Bride / Invitation Design: Olivia Repotente


Coastal Chic Celebration

Posted by Janna Simpao

If you experience some shortness of breath, heart palpitations, and a sudden desire to faint after seeing these drop-dead-gorgeous photos of Tyson and Delores’ Boracay wedding, know that you are not alone! This has got to be one of my favorite seaside affairs because it’s the epitome of chic elegance. We can’t deny how stunningly beautiful the bride looks in that embellished Monique Lhuillier, and her dapper groom definitely compliments her in that classic Randy Ortiz tuxedo. Notice how the hints of black still feels very light and adds a sophisticated touch to the whole look? I reckon the balance is plain brilliance! And isn’t that bouquet just amazing? But wait, we’re not yet done! Another thing that deserves to be noticed are those charming knot inspired invitations by Printsonalities, understated yet definitely tasteful. We’re glad that MangoRed sent this our way because we can go on, and on, and on raving about how much we’re head over heels in love with this coastal celebration.

Have an inspiring time browsing away!

Photographer: MangoRed / Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Groom’s Attire: Randy Ortiz / Flower Girl Dresses: Tutu du Monde / Invitations (Manila): Printsonalities / Invitations (Guam): Copy Express / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Boracay Weddings by Amanda Tirol / Videographer: Jason Magbanua / Ceremony Venue: Discovery Shores Boracay


Celebrity Wedding: Marco Alcaraz and Precious Lara Quigaman

Posted by Janna Simpao

I don’t have to say much about this wedding, since I am sure most of you will be diving into the pictures right away. Soft, romantic and daintily dusted with details, Marco and Lara’s wedding is probably making you swoon like crazy, right? A country rustic French style comes to mind as I stare at these amazing photos by MangoRed. Beautiful and blissful? Definitely.

Venue: Hacienda Isabella / Photographer: MangoRed / Videographer: LEC of IGS Cinema / Florist, Event Stylist and Caterer: Maja Martinez Angeles of Passion Cooks / Invitations: Printsonalities / Coordinator and Style Contributor: Ivy Reyes and Rowell Octavio of Supernatural Management Inc. / Gown: Veejay Floresca / Groom’s Suit: Randy Ortiz / Entourage: Veronica Velayo / Make-up: Gio Flores of Glo Mineral / Hair: John Cliff Dimaala


Celebrity Wedding: Paolo and Rissa

Posted by Janna Simpao

Sometimes the simplest things are the hardest to pull off. Imagine this: months of planning and making sure your big day is perfect–that every single detail you envisioned will actually match, and you most certainly hope you made the right decision on the mood board you chose. Oh the pressure right? But today’s couple I’d say did pretty well.

Every bride (and groom) wants to call their I do’s everything they imagined (and so much more). And the day Paolo and Rissa got hitched  is really just that! It’s feminine elegance and urban chic all rolled in one bundle of wedding goodness. With these amazing-oh-so-bright-and-fresh photos by J Lucas Reyes, I think I’m gonna have a very happy Monday.

Photography: J Lucas Reyes / Venue: Manila Peninsula / Flowers: Vatel Manila / Wedding Gown and Groom’s Suit: Randy Ortiz / Reception Gown: Rhett Eala / Make Up: Mickey See / Hair: Ogie Rayel / Coordination: Jackie Aquino


Floral Fever

Posted by Janna Simpao

What a colorful year 2011 has been for Bride and Breakfast. It warms my heart thinking how we’ve met so many new friends through all these beautiful weddings. But before I go on with my emotional sentiments, I wanna make sure I end the year with some color. I was very touched with the letter the groom (YES, THE GROOM) wrote me in hopes that he could surprise his new wife. Here’s his letter and some flowery goodness.

Dearest Bride & Breakfast,

This letter is admittedly unorthodox in that it is the groom—and not the bride—who is writing to you. While I was heavily hands-on during the preparations, it was my lovely wife, Jennifer, who conceptualized everything from the theme—French-Bohemian or, as Jen terms it, “Pari(s)-Boheme”—to the smaller, oft-neglected details, such as the boutonniere. I still vividly recall her combing through innumerable websites and scrutinizing volumes of wedding magazines and similar literature to distill elements of what, at least for us, was a perfect wedding.

And I remember Jen reading through, and painstakingly studying, the content of what then was the Bride & Breakfast Blog—arguably modest in presentation and (online) presence, but unquestionably grand in vision.

I am writing to you now to not only congratulate you on your elevation to a full website, but also, and more important, to thank you for being such an immense blessing to us.

Further, this letter, assuming it is featured in your website, will not only be a delightful surprise to my wife (who is completely unaware of this letter), but also an opportunity to enable us, through you, to also aid couples (and even couples-to-be) in preparing for what readily is, and should be, the most memorable moment of their lives.


Atty. Andre R. de Jesus

Gowns and Bearers’ Suits: Veejay Floresca / Bride’s Shoes: Custom-made themed shoes by Pill Footwear / Groom’s Tuxedo: Randy Ortiz / Make-up Artist of Bride, Bride’s Mom, Maid of Honor: Don de Jesus / Make-up Artist of Groom, Groom’s Mom, Groom’s Sister-in-Law: Celeste Capulong-Echavez / Church: Transfiguration Chapel, Caleruega, Batangas / Reception: Ville Sommet / Caterer: K by Cunanan / Videographer: Threelogy / Flowers: Vatel Manila / Events Stylist: Dan Dragon / Music: Uno Ritmo / Coordinator: Darlene Tan-Salazar for Perfect 10 Weddings / Cake: Bizu / Emcee: JC Cuadrado / Invitations: Printsonalities / Photobooth: Baicapture / Lights & Sounds: Artuz 101 / Projectors: Metrotech / Photography: Paul Vincent Photography and Whimboy Echavez Photography