Vivacious and Vintage

Every now and then, a few brave brides dabble with red. Regal, romantic, and utterly elegant, this shade can make or break your big day. Today’s wedding, however, is a big hit! Now Showing on Bride and Breakfast? Sander and Joanna’s vintage wedding! It was tricky mixing some formal elements such as Joanna’s embellished blush gowns and Sander’s dapper gray suit, with some fun vintage decor at the Champagne Room–but looking at the whole picture, it worked out quite well! Have fun viewing this exquisite set from photographer RV Mitra!

Photographer: RV Mitra / Ceremony Venue: San Agustin Church / Reception Venue: Manila Hotel / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Wedding Treasures / Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Jo Chan / Bride’s Dress: Claiza Bihasa / Host: Max Tiu / Reception Musicians: Serenata / Flowers & Decor: Mr. Hardinero / Portrait Station: Click the Fun / Bridal Car: Don Robert's / Cake Baker: Sugar Box / Invitations & Stationery: Global Invitations

Cherry Blossom Chic

What do we love next to a detail-filled wedding? A bride who is hands-on with styling her affair of course! Good thing we struck gold cause we have both (you simply must read what the bride shared at the end of this post)! There’s just something so romantic about Japanese-themed weddings. Tim and Sherry’s fête is a testament to that. Throw in a good mix of well-thought-of D.I.Y.’s , pretty flowers and girly frou-frous… you’ve got yourself an inspiration to remember. So here’s to the cute couple and their equally whimsical day. Cheers!

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The Princess Wedding Diaries

There’s nothing like starting your week with beautiful things. “Think happy thoughts” said the wise fairy Tinkerbell. What better occasion to be happy than a wedding? I must admit, I really love writing about these occasions. There are so many things to positively celebrate as well as draw inspiration from. Each wedding uniquely reflects the couple, their love story and the talent that people put in in order to create such masterpieces.

I know all brides have this certain beauty that makes them unbelievably gorgeous on their special day.  The bride Han definitely makes gorgeous an understatement. I love her make-up which was done by the talented Barbi Chan (whose wedding we also featured awhile back—click here to see).

And her gown (absolutely loving the lace detail!) made her look like modern day royalty. I think also the traditonal side of me is biased, I am definitely a ball gown enthusiast. I remember being moved by the words of Mark Ingram, a famous bridal atelier in New York, “Most brides don’t know they want a ball gown type of dress until the slip into one. Then they fall in love.”

Gushing over this textured fabric! Lovely!

The bouquets of the flower girls were simply elegant and clean looking.

Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.

Young, fun and full of  vibrance, the young couple definitely has a lot to look forward to in their new life together. Daddy’s little girl is now a lucky man’s princess.

*Photos courtesy of The 12 Masters Photography and RV Mitra.

Church: Holy Trinity in McKinley, Forbes / Reception: Makati Shangrila Hotel / Photography: The 12 Masters Photography, Mangored, RV Mitra / Videography: Bob Nicolas / Gown : Jun Escario / Entourage Dresses : Richie Ortega / Tux: Jc Buendia / Make-up: Barbi Chan / Flowers and Styling: Robert Blancaflor /  Coordinator: Evangeline Go of Wedding Treasures