10 Bridal Myths You Need to Stop Believing

There will always be wedding traditions. But don’t fret, ladies! Although there are “rules” that are great to follow, there are actually some that can be broken! Often, as brides, we tend to be scared to break away from the norm or the usual “beliefs” that are imposed to us by family, friends, or society in general. Here at Bride and Breakfast, we’re out to tell you that it’s ok to take the road less traveled… so we’ve come up with a list of ten Bridal Myths that we’ll gladly bust for you!

Myth #1: Beadless and sequin-less gowns are just not formal enough!

At some point in time, it became the usual practice to put some sort of beadwork for bridesmaid dresses. Today, this tradition is still common, but is not a hard and fast rule. The fear of most is that the gowns will look informal and inelegant. This is actually far from the truth. Beadless gowns look young, fresh, and effortless. If you want to glam it up a bit, make your brides wear fun accessories such as statement earrings, necklaces, or bracelets. Or even using stylish minaudieres can complete the look.

[Wedding: A Modern Merriment / Photo: Nicolai Melicor]

[Wedding: Ever Effortless / Photo: J Lucas Reyes]

Or try checking out our article about gorgeous looks perfect for your bridesmaids!

Myth #2: I need to wear “Bridal Shoes”.

This day and age is probably the most fun time to be a bride, since it’s actually quite acceptable for you to wear any fashionable shoe that is pretty and fits your personality. You don’t necessarily have to wear white, cream, or nude–a variety of colors (and styles) work well with wedding gowns. Another tip I would give is to choose a shoe that you can wear after the wedding–it’s way more cost-efficient that way.

[Wedding: Eternally Elegant / Photo: Jose Villa]

More shoe suggestions over here!

Myth #3: Beautiful gown = “beautiful” wedding.

Couples need to start approaching wedding style with an overall cohesive approach. Sometimes brides get focused on just having a beautiful gown and think that it’s the end-all-be-all of the wedding look. The key here is balance and coherence. If your gown is too grand and everything else in the wedding is bare and simple, then there is a disconnect with the overall look. Another thing to consider is matching your gown style to your wedding theme. For example, a modern dress goes with a modern theme, but a vintage gown won’t. So if you want a laid back vibe for your decor, then you can also pick out a gown design that also reflects that easy and laid back vibe.

[Wedding: Pretty Pink and Perfect / Photo: Pat Dy]

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Blooming and Beautiful

We’ve got something blooming and beautiful for you all today. It involves an intricately-made bridal gown, a color palette that is beyond gorgeous, and some serious case of floral fandom. Yup, we’re thoroughly convinced that Ramon and Cha’s Angelfields wedding will blow your hopeless romantic hearts away, just like it did ours. And with Toto Villaruel capturing this wedding down to perfection, we’re sure it’s a gallery you don’t want to miss.

Don’t forget to check out the same-day edit by Notion in Motion at the bottom of the post!


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Photographer: Toto Villaruel / Wedding Preparation Venue: Seda Hotel Nuvali / Ceremony Venue: St. Benedict Church, Ayala Westgrove Heights / Reception Venue: Angelfields / Videographer: Notion in Motion / Flowers & Decor: Events by Dave Sandoval / Bride’s Dress: Amir Sali

Beautifully Beholden

It doesn’t take a whole lot of convincing to fall in love with today’s beautifully romantic affair. Byron and Innah’s wedding day was filled with lush greenery, crisp mint colors, and classic details… it’s all beyond perfect! And with the power duo Toto Villaruel and Nicolai Melicor taking this beautiful imagery, we’re definitely in for one great set. What seemed to be a typical Tuesday morning just got good. Really good.

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Photographer: Toto Villaruel / Photographer: Nicolai Melicor / Videographer: Derek Yee / Bride’s Dress: Rosa Clara / Catering: K. by Cunanan / Ceremony Venue: Mango Farm / Groom’s Attire: Onesimus / Bridesmaid Dresses: Atelier Debbie Co / Flowers & Decor: My Green Affair / Lighting: Sensitivity Lights and Sounds / Cake Baker: Cupcakes by Sonja / Photobooth: Pose 'n Print / Makeup Artist: Gery Penaso / Invitations & Stationery: Ciara Romero x WINK / Bridal Car: Bridal Cars Manila / Mobile Bar: Shakers Big Punch 808 Mobile Bar / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: La Belle Fête Weddings & Events / Emcee: Roxanne Maruyama / Bouquets and Ceremony Materials: Vatel Manila / Projector and Screen: Channel X / Lechon: Cebu Lechon / Ceremony Musicians: Manila Philharmonic Orchestra

18 Flower Crowns That Will Make You Feel Like Floral Royalty

We’re thoroughly convinced that flower crowns add so much flair to any bridal look. Okay, even just any look, for that matter! And actually, this lovely admiration of ours has now blossomed into a full-fledged floral obsession–and we’re not ashamed of it! So today, join us for some serious blossoming beauties. Bow down everyone, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite ‘flowers-in-your-hair’ looks!

1. This flower crown from the My Fair Ladies shoot is such a gem, don’t you think? [Photo: Jaja Samaniego]

2. It’s boho perfection from this vintage feel Cebu wedding! [Photo: Marlon Capuyan]

3. More Kitchie Nadal love from her super intimate Tagaytay wedding! [Photo: MangoRed]

4. A simple floral wreath for the sweetest intimate Tagaytay wedding? Yes please! [Photo: Air Balloon Project]

5. A fun and playful engagement shoot before the big day? Why not wear a flower crown! [Photo: Your Ever After Studios]

6. Your not so typical flower crown paired with a braided up-do–this laid-back bride is beautiful in all angles! Check out this relaxed beach wedding here. [Photo: We Do It For Love]

7. A gorgeous wreath of baby’s breath will always do the trick! See this pretty colorful wedding here. [Photo: Toto Villaruel]

8. Remember that time Bianca Gonzalez totally rocked the internet when she did her own makeup for her Palawan beach wedding? She paired it with this floral jewel and it was perfection!  [Photo: Pat Dy]

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15 Blush Wedding Gowns You’ll Fall In Love With

While white may be the traditional option when it comes to wedding dresses, the reality is, it’s really all up to you! It’s your wedding, after all. So if you’re looking for something a little bit different, but a tad bit scared of pulling off a colored gown, then a blush wedding gown is the way to go! Gwen Stefani, Jessica Biel, and Anne Hathaway rocked one during their big day… maybe it’s time to reconsider!

Get inspired with these 15 blush gowns we’ve prepared for you today!

1. Let’s take things local, shall we? This Rajo Laurel creation not only screams fabulous, it looks super comfortable too! See this beautiful beach wedding here! [Photo: MangoRed]

2. Something clean and sleek, perhaps? You can see more of Elie Saab‘s collection right here!

3. Vera Wang certainly knows how to make us swoon! It’s romance woven to even more romantic layers! Don’t believe us? Why don’t you check out the set here!

Here’s a real bride donning that blush Vera Wang gown! Isn’t she beautiful? You can check out this Hawaii wedding over here! [Photo: MangoRed]

4. This ultra-chic dress by Ralph and Russo is perfect for that sweet yet modern and fashion forward bride!

5. How about some ruffled beauty mixed with glittering splendor from Reem Acra?

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