Bold, beautiful and breathtaking! At first glance, you might think this is a wedding in Bali or Thailand. But no siree! This is one of our local venues, Punta Fuego, a beach resort in Batangas. I'm having a hard time writing about this wedding. Not because there's nothing to write about it, but because I can't seem to find the exact words that can perfectly describe its flavor and entirety. Well as they say, pictures speak a thousand words, so why not let the exceptionally brilliant work of Metrophoto do the talking (although note that I plan to butt in once in a while)!Punta Fuego is a destination wedding venue that has gained popularity over the years because it's only a couple of hours drive from Manila. But I must say, I've never seen it with a wedding set up as amazing as Stephen and Daphne's wedding.An explosion of vibrant colors were so tastefully incorporated in the Thai theme chosen by the couple. The small details make you feel like you are actually in a different country. I'd have to give credit to the photographer. He did such a good job in capturing (beautifully I might add) all the details that speak volumes about this wedding.I never thought those colored pamaypays I used to see my grandma use would look this stylish in a wedding! Now I want to get one for myself.The releasing of lamps is a nice touch that gets the guests involved. The best weddings I've attended usually have activities that make everyone feel they are a part of the couple's celebration. Two thumbs up for the non-traditional program!Okay, this is one of the "wow" factors for me. As you saw earlier the house used had a Thai theme. This was the same house used for the reception. My oh my, I love private venues. It gives a feeling of intimacy and that special "wow-not-everyone-gets-to-have-their-wedding-here" feeling. With a house as gorgeous as this, who needs a five-star hotel? If you want to see how beautiful this house is, watch the fun video MG Digital did for the couple (seen at the bottom of the page).To Stephen and Daphne, thank you for sharing this exquisitely beautiful occasion. May your marriage be as colorful, adventurous and vibrant as your wedding!And because I enjoyed the photos so much, I couldn't resist asking the photographer what he enjoyed the most about this wedding. The wedding was set in one of the most extravagant houses in Punta Fuego. The details available almost seemed limitless and it provided a nice touch to the wedding compared to the typical hotel setting. Also, Daphne, her family and friends, plus the other suppliers who worked the wedding are all fun and crazy—we had a heck of a great time the entire day. - Oly, Metro Photo http://vimeo.com/11496582Ceremony: Fuego Point, Punta Fuego Batangas / Reception: Wingate Residence, Peninsula de Punta Fuego / Photography: Metro Photo / Videography: MG Digital / Gown & Suit: Jun Escario / Make-up Artist: Lourd Ramos of Emphasis / Coordinator: Liza Lugue-Alvideo of Kasalan
Jun 23, 2010
In "Real Weddings,Video"
Summer is finally here, and you know what that means! It's time to hit the beach, baby! So for today, we're giving you a quick round up of the things you need in case your dream wedding revolves around these elements: the sun, sand, and sea! Much like Gab and Tricia's Boracay beach wedding we posted yesterday!Be sure to exercise your pinning fingers! It's a buffet of must-have beach wedding essentials all prepared for you!1. Personalized parasols for your bridesmaids? Not only cute, but nifty too! See this sweet La Union beach wedding here! [Photo: Nelwin Uy]2. No brainer, right? You gotta hand out flip-flops for your guests! See this lovely dove grey Boracay beach wedding right here. [Photo: Don Yap]3. And while you're at it, why not give out sunglasses too! Here's a genius way of giving 'em out! Take a looksy at this breathtaking Grecian wedding! [Photo: Nice Print Photography]4. Seashells to lead you to your table? Awesome!!! Check out the full set of this peach Boracay wedding here! [Photo: MangoRed]5. Beat the heat with some fans! See this classic beach wedding here. [Photo: MangoRed]6. Scrap those skyscraper heels and opt for some fab sandals! See this gorgeous and youthful beach wedding over here! [Photo: Chestknots Studios]Matching foot thongs for your bridesmaids is also a great idea! See some lavender lovin' beach wedding here! [Photo: MangoRed]7. A beach wedding isn't complete without some fresh-off-the-tree refreshments! You have to see this intimate beach wedding right now! [Photo: Rock Paper Scissors]8. Some insect repellent and sunblock available during the wedding would be useful too! See this charming coral beach wedding here. [Photo: Nelwin Uy]9. A shoe rack en route to the beach? A thousand times yes, please! See this Sri Lankan beach wedding here. [Photo: Chestknots Studios]10. And you have to admit, a personalized sailboat is pretty cool! More of this midnight blue loveliness over here. [Photo: Benjie Tiongco]11. Bonfires need to be present in any beach event, don't you agree? See this beautifully blue beach wedding here! [Photo: We Do It For Love]12. These lantern lights are such scene-setters! See more of this vibrant beach wedding here. [Photo: Mark Cantalejo]13. Not feeling lanterns? These simple lights would most definitely do too! This Coachella wedding is pretty in all angles! [Photo: We Do It For Love]14. And to cap off the night's festivities? Fill up the starry sky with these lanterns! See this sunshiny Montemar beach wedding here. [Photo: Nicolai Melicor]15. Or fireworks! A sparkly sky will always do the trick! And they make for a great photo op too! See some pretty things over here at this beach wedding! [Photo: Lloyed Valenzuela Photography]Now you're all set for a beach wedding! Enjoy planning, loves!
Apr 01, 2015
In "Tips and Trends"
I think every hopeless romantic secretly dreams of running away with their beloved, going off to an adventure for two. Some gutsy and passionate couples make this a reality by flying off to a secluded beach and getting married on an island sans the guests! I love the dreamy and laid back affair that envelopes Mikhail and Marina's first step to a life together. The discreet and dainty details are just amazing! Yup, it's the small elements that make this two-some affair brilliantly styled. Sigh! They pretty much had us at the recurring yet fresh sail boat deets--notice the miniature prop and the groom's shirt? And the rings! You have to see those adorable rings! An elopement is never without a tinge of excitement, a sense of adventure, a heart-pounding feeling of conquering the world together–just the two of you, one day at a time.These photos by Rock Paper Scissors paint a celebration that is soft and sweet, romantic, and almost surreal. Light hues with pops of red give a feel of warm summer romance. I absolutely adore the modest veil attached to a pretty floral headpiece!Come away with us and get swept off your feet in this whirlwind of love, sea, and friendship.
May 07, 2013
In "Real Weddings"