Amidst the hype on modern and urban chic weddings, some couples still opt for the traditional-close-to-home theme. There is just something uniquely breathtaking about this Vigan wedding. For one, the reception area is unbelievable, table after table stretches out along the street of historic wonderland. A kalesa for a bridal car and getting hitched in the town's famous St. Paul's Metropolitan Cathedral are among some things that make Ryan and Patch's wedding about family, culture, and embracing their roots.This wedding invite gets an A+ for its creativity, romantic-feel, and elegance.One of my favorites for this wedding are the entourage gowns. The MOH gown = definitely divine. A nude-colored chiffon dress with an accent of a giant satin ribbon clasped by a gem brooch. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!The thing with Paul Cabral's work is that if you're familiar with it, you'll definitely know it's his even a mile away. There is just something about how it falls and fits that makes it worth every penny. Aaaahh... I can't rave enough on how classy the gowns of the entourage are. From the color, the style, the details, and everything in between--this is why Paul Cabral is known for his impeccable fitting and elegant approach on design.To see more of Vigan and our gorgeous couple, this video is a must-watch!http://vimeo.com/10048236Videography: MG Digital / Photographer: Philip Sison and Eddie Boy Escudero / Ceremony: St. Paul's Metropolitan Cathedral / Reception: Vigan Heritage Village / Gown: Inno Sotto / Groom's Barong: Paul Cabral / Entourage: Paul Cabral / Flowers: Francis Flores of Hidden Garden and Zenas Pineda / Coordinator: Bride's Maid and Co. / Catering: Nick of Candon Bistro and Chef Red of I Am Chef Catering / Cake: Heny Sison
Nov 15, 2010
In "Celebrity Weddings,Video"
For all you recently engaged gals, or even just future brides-to-be (it's never too early to start planning, right?), we have a little treat for you today!We all know planning a wedding can be all kinds of stressful. So we asked some of our previous celebrity B&B brides on what their best wedding tips are for brides-to-be out there and here's a rundown of those!Bianca Gonzalez-IntalMy brother gave me the best advice before planning: "Don't stress yourselves about 'magtatampo si ganito o si ganyan' It is your wedding, whatever you two want, that is what you do. BEST ADVICE EVER.[Photo: Pat Dy]Sam Godinez-ValencianoAfter all the planning and hard work, remember that it's not about the wedding but the marriage. Yes, we want everything to be all pretty and perfect but come the big day, sit back, relax and enjoy the beginning of forever. As fun as it is to do D.I.Y. or a self-planned wedding, best to always hire help--unless your guest list is like 100 below. You don't want to keep thinking about the details as you walk down the aisle. Even just an on-the-day planner would help.[Photo: MangoRed]Andi Manzano-ReyesMake a timeline. You'll be surprised how one year of planning for me flew by so fast. Better to get things done early On your wedding day, put your worries and stress aside and enjoy and cherish every single moment. Not everything will be perfect but remember this day is about you and marrying the love of your life. Also, try not to drink alcohol until the end of the program.[Photo: MangoRed]Maggie Wilson-ConsunjiMake sure you order room service or eat before the ceremony starts because chances are you won't be able to eat at the reception because of excitement, anxiousness, and even because of program duties. I remember we had such an amazing buffet at our wedding but I never really got to enjoy it! Make sure that the friend/s you choose as your maid of honor and bridesmaids are on top of everything you need. That way if there's a problem or something that needs to be fixed you won't have to worry about it. Fantastic bridesmaids and a kick-ass maid of honour will never let their bride stress out! Haha! Make sure you involve your husband in the decision making, after all it is not just YOUR wedding day but also your husband's too. Take it as a kind of mini practice session for when you actually are married, so you have nice a blend of both you and him! My husband was super hands on when we were planning our wedding, which made the planning a more stress-free one for me. Teamwork is everything! Book your suppliers early because what a lot brides don't know is that the good ones are always already taken and are booked six months to two years in advance.[Photo: Louie Arcilla Photography]Steph Kienle-GonzálezMy best wedding tip is to let loose and enjoy the roller coaster ride of your wedding day! After all the planning, there is no room for sweating the small stuff... Take your time to treasure every moment, take it all in... And eye contact![Photo: Pat Dy]Tata Garcia-LongPick your photographer based on you and your fiancé's personalities--what you want captured, whether it's natural or more directed. Some photographers are better at directing the couple and others steal moments. Find out the forté or style of the photographer or what they are known for. At our wedding, to avoid having our guests wait too long for us to arrive 'til they could eat, we let them start while my husband and I were having our photos taken at a specific location. By the time we got back, they were halfway done and we let the program begin. This allowed them to not have such a late night especially for far away locations. P.S. - That's of course if you don't mind them eating ahead. We knew it wasn't a big deal for us so we did it that way.[Photo: J Lucas Reyes]Patty Laurel-FilartI encourage all couples to approach their wedding planning with a sense of gratefulness. When you start with this mindset, you'll be appreciative of both the big and small things like: how you and your husband to be are able to work as a team, the help you'll receive from loved ones, the time and effort of your suppliers, and of course God's faithfulness in providing for your wedding budget. When you look at the whole process with grateful eyes and hearts, you won't feel the need to complain or stress as much because every little thing now feels like a gift.[Photo: Catilo Photography]Tricia Centenera-ValencianoGet a good wedding planner who you can trust in the day will get everything done. Amanda Tirol and her team were like my guardian angels. Definitely have a glass of champagne or two while having your makeup done. Don't forget to use your own photobooth if you have booked one for your wedding. Save some trees and do e-invites. And on the day, keep pinching yourself to remind you that it is actually all happening because it flies by![Photo: Mayad Studios]Rissa Mananquil-TrilloLet go on your wedding day. Remember, a stressed bride doesn't make a pretty bride! Every bride always hopes the big day goes perfectly. But even if the wedding isn't perfect, remember it's already perfect because you're with the perfect man for you.[Photo: J Lucas Reyes]Saab Magalona-BacarroA tip I can give is to delegate tasks to your bridesmaids. It's supposed to be a given but I kept forgetting to give them tasks partly because I wanted to do everything myself (I just work best that way) but the TO-DO list never ends and you have to accept help eventually. It's also easy to get overly-sensitive because of all the pressure. I used to complain to Jim that I was doing everything and he said, "well, you aren't exactly asking for help." It's nice to think that your bridesmaids will stop their whole lives to help you plan your wedding but these are actual human beings who can't put their own plans on pause for over half a year. When they [bridesmaids] say "let me know if you need anything" they actually mean it--they are waiting for your orders. They just don't want to be overbearing. So write down everything you need to do (you can ask help from a married friend for this), figure out WHO will do WHAT best and make sure to follow up nicely every so often. They will need following up because they are not professional party planners. People have different strengths, make sure to delegate tasks appropriately. You chose your bridesmaids for good reason: they genuinely love you and they will do everything to make your day the best ever. If it turns out they don't want to help you at all, make sure to cross them off the list before you print the invitations. Hahaha![Photo: J Lucas Reyes]
Apr 22, 2015
In "Celebrity Weddings,Tips and Trends"
So I missed a post yesterday but will try my best to make it up to you today. If you wanna talk about glam and pretty outfits, this might be your kind of wedding. So much girly goodness and structured feminine styles that totally gave the wedding a romantic vibe. Paul, our dashing groom, also made sure he had the show along with his regal bride Eliza. A mix of sleek and clean & classic, they went for gorgeous all the way down the aisle.Church: Santuario de San Antonio / Reception: Blue Leaf Events Pavilion / Wedding Preparations: Manila Peninsula / Couturier: Rajo Laurel / Caterer: K By Cunanan / Mobile Bar: Juicebox Mobile Bar / Photography: Metrophoto by Oly Ruiz / Video: MG Digital by Mervin Gobaco / Cake: Shortcrust Cake Shop by Peachy Juban / Invitations: Printsonalities / Florist: Spruce Floral Designs by Patricia Pastelero / Music: Impressions Music Ensemble / Lights, Sounds and Drapes: Sensitivity / Photobooth: That Photobooth by Those Guys / Coordinator: Getting Married Philippines by Kutchie Zaldarriaga / Hair and Make-up: Yuki Geraldo
Jul 12, 2011
In "Real Weddings"