Tag: The Fozzy Book

28
Nov

Bride and Breakfast Garden Soirée 2013

Posted by Janna Simpao

It’s been a couple of months since we celebrated our first-ever Bride and Breakfast Garden Soirée. Many of you might be wondering what exactly it is. The garden soirée is a party we threw for wedding suppliers in the Philippines, sort of like a thank you and a meet-and-greet. For the last three and a half years, we’ve been blogging about many of these suppliers, some of whom we have never met, so the affair was the perfect time to do so. But because Bride and Breakfast is a sucker for style and details, we made sure that we came up with something enjoyable as well as pleasingly memorable.

Of course this would not be possible if it weren’t for the talented suppliers who made the Tropical Luxe theme come to life.

Before the event, we wrote about the gorgeous invites that we sent out. Collaborating with the most creative paper and design geniuses in the Philippines, this invite certainly set the mood. We cannot thank Printsonalities, The Fozzy Book, and Arlene Sy enough, because they set a pretty high bar for the newest wedding invitation trend–3D, personalized, artistic, and high-quality. Thanks to these awesome people, this invite received overwhelming compliments from our guests.

So for couples who want to give your guests a whole new experience, we totally recommend a 3D invite for your wedding.

We can’t deny that one of the greatest highlights in the garden soirée was the style and decor. Since Tropical Luxe is a very rare theme for events, we knew we had to have people who could understand the aesthetic and vision we were dreaming about. That’s when the Vatel Manila and K. by Cunanan collaboration was forged. Almost instantly, they knew what we wanted (and so much more). And just as if coming out of a page of a magazine, the whole garden soirée set up was one that was tasteful, unconventional, and nothing short of magical. Yes, these folks know how to style a party with easy elegance, and it’s safe to say we credit them a big chunk of the day’s success. The orchids, the printed linens, the furniture, the black tiffany chairs from Windsor & Tiffany… everything! Everything was pure sophistication.

Another key to having a successful event is the venue, and we knew that The Mango Farm was the perfect choice. Covered with lush greenery and a cozy pavilion, no wonder this place is a popular option for all sorts of events. We couldn’t have a dreamier venue than this.

A good party cannot exist without good food. So when we were brainstorming for this event, I made sure to tell Kaye of K. by Cunanan that food was of utmost importance. We knew that majority of the guests’ experience in an affair is driven by the quality of food that the hosts serve. Now we know why K. by Cunanan has made a name in the industry, because frankly… the menu was heavenly. Not only did it taste good, the presentation was nothing short of divine.

It’s a known fact that desserts have a way of making people happy. Well, these cakelets by The Delightful Miss Joyce were not only a tummy treat, but a feast for our eyes as well. Easy to pop in the mouth, the flavors we’re tasteful tastiness. No wonder they’re getting more popular in weddings! FYI, though those flowers look real, they are made out of sugar! Crazy, isn’t it?!

What is a party without a jaw-dropping cake? That is exactly what Hershey Tagulinao of Stellar Cakes whipped up for us. Some hand painting here and there, and a bucketload of brilliant creativity, this cake received its fair share of ooohs and ahhhs… and we are not one bit surprised. It was chic, chic, chic!

We have so much more to thank! Our deepest gratitude to Atom Ungson and Francis Day for the incredibly witty hosting. Sensitivity was there to provide us with beautiful lights and sounds (pretty important in a party, right?). As for a little background entertainment, we got to run videos of Bride and Breakfast editorials thanks to Metrotech‘s LCD videos! We also had the coolest privilege of setting up fun stations where Baicapture,  Pose and Print, and SLOWMOO Slow Motion Videobooth showed their stuff. In that way, people got to go around and have fun! I totally recommend them for weddings and events!

Additional desserts from the baking beauties Box of Sweets by Punky Porca and Joy San Gabriel were also a great treat and were instantly wiped out. And of course, drinks were overflowing because of Margarush, our mobile bar by JuiceBox, and the exquisite Rosemount wine from Meritus Prime Distributions, Inc. Special thanks to Gideon Hermosa of The Events Studio for making sure our booths and bars were styled to match the theme.

We’d also like to acknowlege the super talented photographers who covered the event. The pictures you got to enjoy were taken by the talented Adrian Ardiente and Sunday Morning Studios, our official photographers. Thanks to Zeus Martinez and Mark Cantalejo, who also submitted a few shots from their cameras. Our videographer For You Are Mine did a spectacular job making sure we had the best memories captured on video. Check out our other post with a full photo gallery if you want to see all the stylish outfits of our guests!

And lastly, my hearfelt thanks to our events planner, Oh Happy Day by Joed See, who was with us from day one, making sure that the event would be a huge success.

Special thanks as well to our raffle sponsors, Rummage PHI Love KoiLife After Breakfastπ Breakfast and PiesBrides & Beyond, and Angelfields.

Photographer: Adrian Ardiente / Photographer: Sunday Morning Studios / Invitation Calligraphy: The Fozzy Book / Invitation Illustration: Arlene Sy / Invitation Printing and Construction: Printsonalities / Flowers and Styling: Vatel Manila / Event Styling and Catering: K. by Cunanan / Reception Venue: The Mango Farm / Cake Baker: The Delightful Miss Joyce / Cake Baker: STELLAR {Cakes by Hershey Tagulinao} / Host: Atom Ungson / Host: Francis Day / Wine: Rosemount from Meritus Prime / Videographer: For You Are Mine / Mobile Bar Styling: The Events Studio by Gideon Hermosa / Dessert Table: Joy San Gabriel / Dessert Table: Box of Sweets by Punky Porca / Mobile Bar: Margarush / Mobile Bar: JuiceBox MoBar / Photobooth: Baicapture / Instagram Photobooth: Pose and Print / Videobooth: SLOWMOO Slow Motion Video Booth / Chairs: Windsor & Tiffany / Lights and Sounds: Sensitivity / LCD Projector: Metrotech / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Oh Happy Day by Joed See

28
Oct

The Bold, the Beautiful and the Blossoms

Posted by Janna Simpao

Let me give a word of advice. If you love the bold and the bright, then I suggest you find a comfy couch you can curl into because you’re gonna enjoy these photos from Mark Cantalejo for quite a while. Dingdong and Kathleen’s oh-so gorgeous Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa beach-side affair is one that will make all color lovers stare and sigh. Let me break down to you why we simply think this beautiful hue fest is worth your time. I mean, we’ve had our fair share of sand and shore celebrations, but this one is quite a stunner. With a tasteful take, the invitations by The Fozzy Book and Printsonalities are both whimsical and romantic. Then you will find yourselves adoring the cutest bowties in town.

Moving along, our dashing couple both look amazing in their white creations by Cary Santiago. But my favorite would really have to be the vibrant and awe-inspiring styling and decor by Badang Rueda–those bright blossoms simply are to die for! And as a finale of raves, we applaud The Wedding Agency by the Rebellious Brides for coming up with such a fun and festive concept.

Have a colorful Monday!

Photographer: Mark Cantalejo / Videographer: Mayad Studios / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Amanda Tirol of Boracay Weddings / Event Styling: Michael Badang Rueda / Ceremony Venue: Shangri-La's Boracay Resort and Spa / Bride’s Dress: Cary Santiago / Groom’s Attire: Cary Santiago / Makeup Artist: Madge Lejano / Bridesmaid Dresses: Mel Orlina / Groomsmen Attire: Gerald's Tailoring / Makeup Artist: Victor Ortega Salon / Invitation Design and Printing: The Fozzy Book / Invitation Design and Printing: Printsonalities / Concept and Ideation: The Wedding Agency by the Rebellious Brides

23
Sep

Bride and Breakfast Garden Soirée Invitations

Posted by Janna Simpao

We’ve been blogging for a little over three years now. And we’re very, very thankful for the support we’ve received from our readers as well as the people from the wedding industry. Because of the overwhelming response we’ve so gratefully experienced, we decided it’s about time to hold our first ever event. Hence the Bride and Breakfast Garden Soirée.

We wanted to meet and thank the people who’ve worked so hard to help make your wedding beautiful. I’m gonna be talking more about this event in the next few weeks. But because it’s happening tomorrow already, I wanted to give you guys a sneak peek at one of the style elements we worked so hard for in this event–the invitations.

I believe that the invite is the first glimpse a guest will have of an event. It sets the mood for what they can expect and see. And whether it be for weddings, or for an afternoon affair such as ours, I believe that a well-put-together invite makes all the difference.

We were surprised when J Lucas Reyes sent us these photos he took of the invite when he received it. His thoughts about it were beyond heart warming.

After getting the soft invite of the Garden Soiree, I kinda thought I already had a glimpse of the event. I couldn’t be more dumbfounded after receiving the formal invitation, which just begged the designer in me to muse it over.

This box is one definitely one for the books. The package was just amazing in all aspects–the unexpected size and format, the love and creativity that went into the design concept and detail, the incredible swirls of color and handmade finish–truly everything in chic unison! And yet the overall presentation is as simple and straightforward as it gets. You just feel all the love in the details.

The invitation was an experience by itself, I can’t wait to see what this is all about.

The theme I wanted to do this year was Tropical Luxe. So I went out and sought the key suppliers who I felt could execute what I had in mind. Let me just rave about these people for a minute!

Arlene Sy: Arlene does wonderful hand painting. She was definitely up to the challenge of painting a theme she has never done and colors she rarely uses. The result was just amazing. The invite is hand painted with tropical flowers and a coral flamingo. I’d say it looked pretty chic and fresh–I cannot stop raving about it.

The Fozzy Book: Fozzy is starting to be the go-to name for calligraphy in the wedding industry. I think I will never tire of being in awe of how beautiful she writes. It was pretty cool that we both agreed that the freehand type of calligraphy was the way to go–it was unique and had a certain easy vibe to it. There is just something utterly tasteful when you see your name in calligraphy. And oh, how gorgeous is that red ink we used for the main invite page?

Printsonalities: Being one of the most trusted names in invitation making, we knew we were in perfectly capable hands. Printsonalities was in charge of executing and assembling the invitation. When I first met up with them, I said that I wanted a box invite. I explained how I was planning to put something inside, sort of a pleasant surprise when the box was opened. I wanted a three dimensional invite that would make the recipient’s heart skip a beat when they received it. And boy, oh boy, they definitely delivered. The materials used for the box was of high quality and the workmanship was so clean. One of my favorites was the gold stamping used on the flamingo and some of the calligraphy. It was that detail that added the luxe vibe to the invite.

I am so thankful that we had such a great team collaborate with us on this. I couldn’t wish for a better invitation for the #bnbgardensoiree!

Invitations & Stationery: Printsonalities / Hand Painting Design: Arlene Sy / Calligraphy and Layout: The Fozzy Book / Photographer: J Lucas Reyes

10
Sep

Behind the Scenes: Beauty and the Beloved

Posted by Janna Simpao

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of being part of one of the most gorgeous editorials I’ve ever seen. I wanted to show you a video that will reflect how everyone really worked hard to make this happen. These are artists coming together with one goal–to inspire brides (and our other readers)! Enjoy this behind-the-scenes video of the Beauty and the Beloved editorial.

Location: Angelfields Tagaytay. We could not have wished for a more gorgeous venue to do this shoot. This wide spread of greenery is just pure perfection.

Photography: J Lucas Reyes is one of the most passionate photographers I know. His approach is classy and timeless. I mean, come on right? I think my words will fail to fully reflect the work he’s done in this shoot. He gives his 101% to his subjects without compromising his own standards.

Videography: Cinemaworks has been on our radar from day one. These guys are not just packed with skill, they are funny and very easy to work with. Marvi was able to execute how we envisioned the trailer to be. It got just the same admiration and applause as the photos!

Flowers and Styling: Pat Pastelero of  Spruce Floral Designs was definitely one of the key suppliers that made this editorial the way it is. Her tasteful and lush approach on flowers DID NOT disappoint. The nice thing about Pat is that she never scrimps on her blooms. When you see her work, you know it’s nothing but the best! And did you see that swing? I think it was pure genius!

Dresses:

  • Maureen Disini: We adore this mauve lace dress she made. With an amazing fit and elegant style, we just fell in love with this dress.
  • Pronovias: I can’t express how blessed we were to have this RTW piece from Mi Sueño Bridal in the shoot. It was simply exquisite. There is always something beautiful about white lace.
  • Eric Delos Santos: That fully embellished dress is what dream wedding gowns are made of!

Suits: Just as the wedding gown of the bride is important, the suit is too. KC Mempin is one of the hidden gems of the suit industry. The fit is impeccable and the choice of fabric and style is really what we think suits should be.

Bowties: Bowties are pretty big now in weddings and Rummage PH provided us with the most style-savvy ones ever.

Paper and Invitations: Fozzy of the The Fozzy Book is a calligraphy superstar. She can make your heart skip a beat with her beautiful craft. Paper has never been more wonderful!

Cake: Peachy Juban is very passionate about her craft. She really made sure that the cake would reflect what this shoot is about. Pretty and yummy, huh?

Make-up: I love Ericka Regino‘s work. She’s one of the most skilled and down-to-earth makeup artists I know. Definitely a person you’d want to have on your big day.

Styling, Art Direction and Concept Development: Rachelle Que worked her magic in developing the concept I gave her. As a result, everyone knew exactly what we we’re going to create. We couldn’t have done this without her!


15
Aug

Red and the Romantics

Posted by Janna Simpao

It’s going to be a ravishingly romantic day for you and me. Florist and stylist Gideon Hermosa of Events Studio has always had the tendency of leaving us with our jaws dropped and our hearts amazed. Carlo and Irene’s regal red and teal affair is pure perfection. We adore the gorgeous dresses and are blown away by the reception decor. (Sorta has a Snow White vibe because of the red apples don’t you think?) But we wouldn’t be able to enjoy all these if it weren’t for the magic hands of Jeff and Lisa Photography–such awe-inspiring photos! And if you wanna experience the wedding even further, we’re adding the charming and spunky video by Ian Cruz Films for you to enjoy!

You bet it’s gonna be a ravishingly romantic Thursday!

Photographer: Jeff and Lisa Photography / Ceremony Venue: Santuario de San Jose / Reception Venue: The Peninsula Manila / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Christine Ong-Te / Bride’s Dress: Veejay Floresca / Makeup Artist: Titin Hurtado / Flowers & Decor: Gideon Hermosa of Events Studio / Bridesmaid Dresses: Elizabeth Hallie Vy / Videographer: Ian Cruz Films / Calligraphy: The Fozzy Book / Host: Atom Ungson / Band: 3rd Avenue / Lights and Sounds: High Impact / Cake Baker: Joy San Gabriel

12
Aug

Enchanting Elegance

Posted by Janna Simpao

Oh, happy day! The first post of the week means our first dose of wedding goodness, and these delightful photos are from photographer Randolf Evan. Marwin and Iriss’ pleasingly exquisite affair is wedding eye candy that will leave us smitten and in the mood for love! I simply adore the elegant gray hues of the bridesmaid dresses. As for the lovely bride, her red satin pumps are the perfect regal touch to her beautiful Rosa Clara gown. Stunning sophistication will surely envelop our Monday.

Photographer: Randolf Evan / Preparations: The Peninsula Manila / Ceremony Venue: Shrine of St. Therese of the Child Jesus / Bride’s Dress: Rosa Clara / Makeup Artist: Gela Javier / Hairstylist: Jerry Javier / Videographer: Notion in Motion / Flowers & Decor: Spruce Floral Designs / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Getting Married / Cake Baker: Penk Ching / Signage Calligraphy: The Fozzy Book / Bridesmaid Dresses: Yong Davalos

24
Jul

Beauty and the Beloved — A Garden Luxe Editorial Part 2

Posted by Janna Simpao

Beauty and the Beloved is about passion and restraint, power and gentleness, strength and vulnerability–very much what being in love feels like. We decided to show the elegant beauty of reds and blues, shades we don’t see so often in weddings. Sophisticated silverware and a sweet swing will sweep you off your feet and swoon your heart. So come journey with us on this path of romance, style, and everlasting entwinement.

My Beloved is mine and I am His. – Songs of Solomon 2:16

A little about the team: If you loved our heart-stirring opening video by Cinemaworks we featured yesterday, then you will surely fall in love with this shoot magnificently captured by J Lucas Reyes (total understatement)! It was our first time to see Angelfields and this venue was a dream come true! Of course, Pat Pastelero of Spruce Floral Designs was the genius behind the gorgeous and overwhelmingly elegant garden luxe setting, and those bouquets were screaming understated tastefulness! The invitations and other paper details were handcrafted by The Fozzy Book, and you know how big fans we are of her calligraphy. And my, oh my, I cannot begin raving about the suits by KC Leyco-Memphin–the fit was impeccable and the fabric was beyond amazing. The chic bowties from Rummage complemented them perfectly. The gowns were from local and international designers, Maureen Disini (mauve and lilac lace dress), Pronovias from Mi Sueno Bridal (white wedding gown) and Eric Delos Santos (silver embellished gown)–all of which were divine. Peachy Juban whipped up a classic charming cake which reflected elements from the shoot. While real-life sweethearts Cristina Garcia, who was dolled up by make-up magician Ericka Regino, and Kirk Long, were the most easy people to work with. Now with a bunch like this, we’re not surprised why this editorial has left us speechless.

Photographer: J Lucas Reyes / Videographer: Cinemaworks / Flowers & Decor: Spruce Floral Designs / Invitations & Stationery: The Fozzy Book / Bride’s Dress: Maureen Disini / Bride’s Dress: Eric Delos Santos / Bride’s Dress: Pronovias from Mi Sueno Bridal Boutique / Groom’s Attire: KC Leyco-Mempin / Bowties: Rummage / Makeup Artist: Ericka Regino / Cake Baker: Peachy Juban / Plates: Rustan's / Desserts: Bizu / Art Direction: Rachelle Que / Venue: Angelfields Tagaytay

23
Jul

Beauty and the Beloved — A Garden Luxe Editorial Part 1

Posted by Janna Simpao

At Bride and Breakfast, we take our editorials seriously. We try to make each one as different and as breathtaking as possible. And the people we collaborate with work so hard to inspire you, my darlings. Yes, you! So for Beauty and the Beloved, we wanted to show the concept of an English Garden Luxe theme covered in the unconventional but amazing hues of reds and blues–such a pretty palette for a wedding, believe me! We’re presenting it to you in two parts. You might be wondering why, right? Well, the reason is pretty simple. We want you to take in every ounce of inspiration that this shoot has brought to life. And this video made by Cinemaworks is beyond genius!

Today, our greatest hope is that your heart will be stirred with overwhelming love. So come on, let’s daydream about beautiful things, shall we?

*Just click the arrows at the bottom right of the video to see it in full screen.

Want more? We’re showing the gorgeous photos and talking more about the shoot tomorrow!

Videographer: Cinemaworks / Photographer: J Lucas Reyes

28
May

Celebrity Wedding: Jon Herrera and Patti Grandidge

Posted by Rachelle Que

Must.Catch.My.Breath! Today I find myself getting lost in a daydream of romance, beauty, design, and style as I catch a glimpse of the images of this beautiful affair coming to life before my very eyes. DJ Jon Herrera and Host/Model Patti Grandidge’s beach wedding is pure gorgeousness. Patti was nothing short of stunning in her Rosa Clara gown, exuding an effortless and elegant air about her. While Jon’s linen suit is all about simple freshness. Then we go on to the rich purple hues and the charming details that pop here and there… I have concluded that there can only be one result to seeing so much inspiration: fall in love with these two sweethearts!

Enjoy these photos taken by MangoRed! Happy Tuesday, loves!

Photographer: MangoRed / Bride’s Dress: Rosa Clara / Bride’s Dress: BCBG / Groom’s Attire: John Herrera / Hair and Makeup: Hyatt Laurel and Mayessa de los Santos / Videographer: Mayad Studios / Flowers & Decor: Vatel Manila / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Amanda Tirol of Boracay Weddings / Layout Calligraphy: The Fozzy Book / Reception Venue: Shangri-La's Boracay Resort and Spa

09
May

Celebrity Wedding Video: DJ Jon Herrera and Model/Host Patti Grandidge

Posted by Janna Simpao

We don’t have to say much. Yes, we know you are just dying to click that play button if you haven’t already. We can’t blame you, we’re so, so, so excited to see the official photos of this wedding, but for today, this rockin’ fun video is enough to satisfy our craving for beautiful. Mayad Studios… you did it again.

Videographer: Mayad Studios / Photographer: MangoRed / Bride’s Dress: Rosa Clara / Bride’s Dress: BCBG / Groom’s Attire: John Herrera / Hair and Makeup: Hyatt Laurel and Mayessa de los Santos / Flowers & Decor: Vatel Manila / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Amanda Tirol of Boracay Weddings / Layout Calligraphy: The Fozzy Book / Reception Venue: Shangri-La's Boracay Resort and Spa