Honeymoon shoots are starting to gain popularity nowadays. It was a surprise to me when I received an email from Kate, a B&B reader who said she and her hubby were inspired to do a honeymoon shoot upon seeing our very own Japan post nuptial photo session.Just when you thought a Paris getaway was romantic enough as is, having these gorgeous pictures to look back to when you're old and gray will definitely bring back more amazing memories. Take note, our pretty little lady here has an eye for styling and came up with their own wardrobe! Loving the chic and glam Kate and Paolo! It's good to be loved.I couldn't resist posting the sweet email I received from Kate: Hi Janna,I'm a big follower of Bride and Breakfast. I got a lot of inspiration from your blog while I was planning my wedding.But more than that... I just wanna THANK YOU BIG TIME for posting your post-nuptial photos--those were gorgeous photos and gave me a bright idea to do a post-nup pictorial too! Like you, we didn't have any pre-nuptial shoot because we thought it's too normal but when you posted your Tokyo post-nup photos, me & my fiance (that time) thought--why don't we do the same during our honeymoon in Paris?!And so we did... we got in touch with "One & Only Paris Photography", French & American photographers based in Paris and they did the amazing shoot for us... so I thought it would be great to share the photos with you as a token of our gratitude for inspiring us.Janna, thanks for inspiring so many brides like me. Doing that post-nup was indeed a fantastic decision we made and we couldn't have thought of that if it wasn't for your blog! All the best to you and to Bride and Breakfast!Kate Location: Paris / Photography: One and Only Paris Photography / Styling and Wardrobe: Kate
Mar 30, 2011
It's nice to see how our Bride and Breakfast interns really do take weddings seriously. In fact, they probably live and breathe weddings as much as I do. For today's post, it will be a little bit closer to home. Bianca, one of our interns, shares how she (almost single-handedly) pulled off a renewal of vows for her parents. Our parents probably never got as much styling for their weddings as the ones seen in this day and age. So why not make them experience how we do things nowadays? But, at the very heart of it all, it's an amazing memory that symbolizes how weddings are not just about pretty details, but how true love lasts a lifetime.Bianca shares:A few months back, my younger siblings and I had the craziest idea of throwing my parents a surprise wedding for their 25th anniversary. But after a few plot twists and turns, we ended up having to tell our dad about our little project. He, being the ultimate hopeless romantic, immediately jumped on board. After a whole lot of secret meetings and scheming with family and friends, we pulled it off and were able to have my dad propose and remarry our mom in the same day! My personal favorite element of that whole affair was the personalised trinkets from Istorya Creations (you'll soon see why)!Nicolai Melicor also did her usual photo-taking magic and my parents haven't stopped raving about her snaps till now! Ian Celis Productions perfectly recorded that crazy whirlwind day, so do watch the video at the end of this post!P.S. - Brides-to-be, I can tell you now from firsthand experience that it definitely pays to have an amazing photographer and videographer duo! You need everything from your big day to be wonderfully immortalized. I know that's what they exactly did for us.P.P.S. - Watching your parents marry again is a whole new different level of romance! WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE IT.http://vimeo.com/113571857
Jan 06, 2015
In "Real Weddings"
While we're all busy pinning our dream wedding gowns to our secret Pinterest board, let's get real here for a second. Grooms need to look as gorgeous during the big day--it's their wedding too! So today, we're breaking down some of the looks your groom can don come the wedding day. Whether your groom is the classic or the creative type, we've got some style tips for each! Check 'em out below!The ClassicThis style has got the three D's down to a tee--dapper, debonair, and definitely dashing! If your wedding is leaning towards classic romantic, then this suit/tuxedo and tie/bow tie combo is the way to go!TIP: We cannot stress this enough--tailor the fit to perfection. It doesn't matter how expensive the suit is, if the fit isn't right, then you're in trouble. Remember, taper, taper, taper! Believe us, it makes all the difference![Wedding: The Breathtaking Blush / Photo: Toto Villaruel][Wedding: Gallantry and Grace / Photo: Nicolai Melicor][Wedding: Coastal Chic Celebration / Photo: MangoRed]The classic doesn't have to be necessarily in black and white. You can also explore different colors--spring tones, dark blue hues, you name it.[Wedding: Wedding Editorial / Photo: Jaja Samaniego][Wedding: Simple Sweetness / Photo: Air Balloon Project][Wedding: Sweet Steady Sophistication / Photo: Toto Villaruel][Wedding: Beautiful Blue / Photo: We Do It For Love] The Filipino TraditionalIf you're opting for a traditional Filipino wedding, the Barong Tagalog (a formal Filipino men's wear made from a variety of indigenous fabrics) may very well be your choice of look. It's a nice way of giving homage to our roots, and you have to admit, won't you feel excited seeing your groom don this on the big day?TIP: Most barongs, especially the ones that are made with Piña, contain very delicate fabric. So if you've decided to go for this look, you may opt to ditch the boutonniere to prevent damage to the fabric. Oh, and one more thing, V-neck undershirts are a no-no![Wedding: Seaside Syncopation / Photo: Lloyed Valenzuela Photography] [Wedding: Pleasantly Patriotic / Photo: Your Ever After Studios]The CreativeEmbrace the creative in you! Whether it be bright red, studded, print-filled, or any other out-of-the-box idea, here's a style that's got some spunk and rad coolness. It's perfect for the artsy and quirky kind of groom--no other explanation needed!TIP: Aside from the perfect fit, which we've already mentioned, you can mix and match colors and prints for this look. If you're already set on this style, then why not go full throttle, right? Keep in mind though, not everyone can carry it. So before setting anything in stone, be sure you and your S.O. have fully agreed to go for this look![Wedding: Seaside Sweethearts / Photo: Marlon Capuyan][Wedding: Grace and Gorgeousness / Photo: Rainbowfish Photography][Wedding: The Rocker and The Rose / Photo: J Lucas Reyes][Wedding: Wedding in Wonderland / Photo: Ryan Ortega]There you have it, folks! We hope this post helped you and your groom choose which path to take!
May 27, 2015
In "Tips and Trends"