Tag: Weddings


Weddings… It’s more fun in the Philippines

Posted by Janna Simpao

We’re probably one of the many people who truly take the campaign, Weddings… It’s more fun in the Philippines, with great honor. Being a blog that celebrates Philippine weddings, well… let’s just say I’ve been wowed many times over, to the moon and back. When we heard that one of our posts was actually mentioned in the official Facebook page of the Department of Tourism’s It’s more fun in the Philippines campaign, we practically did cartwheels! Yeah, it’s no Nobel prize award, but it’s certainly a great privilege for us to be a part of something that gives back to our nation. We’ve always been so proud of the Philippines, its people, and the talent that the country has.

And just like us, our friends in the industry prove that they too take much pride in the beauty of weddings celebrated in this country. The talented Bob Nicolas brilliantly crafted this must-watch video in support of the campaign. Certainly a great way to jumpstart our morning. Mabuhay!

Videographer: Bob Nicolas


Fashion Friday: Jesus Peiro

Posted by Janna Simpao

It practically makes my day whenever we discover a new designer here at B&B. Yup, this is the first time Jesus Peiro designs will grace our Fashion Fridays. Honestly, it took me quite a while to choose what styles to actually feature since ALL of them are gorgeous. Loving how the little elements like the ribbons, applique and embroidery are manipulated in such a unique way, almost structural (but feminine) in nature. Another thing I am particularly swooning over are the necklines–definitely a breath of fresh air from the typical strapless tops. Anyway, you just have to see for yourself! Clean lines, romantic silhouettes and soft details make these beauties drool-worthy.

Designer: Jesus Peiro


Where Tasteful Meets True Love

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Dear reader,

We welcome you to the new Bride and Breakfast. Because of the heartwarming support from all of you, B&B continues to reinvent itself to better serve our followers. Having a new look for the website is just another step towards our desire to always inspire. Along with our launch of the site, you can expect more beautiful weddings, lots of giveaways, tasteful inspirations, practical articles and thoughts from the editor (me) at The Nook. I will be talking more about the new website in the coming days, but right now I just wanna say I am so beyond excited, and I hope you are too!

This is where tasteful meets true love. Let the beauty begin!


Hugs and Love,


TOMS Wedding Collection

Posted by Janna Simpao

I came across this new ad campaign of TOMS for weddings. Who knew shoes could actually tell a whole love story? Brilliant! Just brilliant!

Remember Chris and Diane’s wedding? The bridesmaids were sporting pink TOMS complimenting their casual chic dresses, while the bride got down with some pretty sparkles.


Destinies and Dreams

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Everyone wants to remember their wedding day. It’s magical, surreal and everything beautiful. Arwind and Ivette will definitely have something to smile about years from now, cause their wedding was so dreamy and overflowing with details. The couple, opting for a mix of modern and fun inspirations for their reception, while still going for a classic look for their attire, chose Metrophoto to shoot them in such breathtaking backdrops. What a wonderful wedding!

Lovely weekend everyone!

Photography: Metrophoto / Video: Bob Nicolas / Reception: Ville Sommet / Coordinator: Chinky Uy-Agregado of Metro Eventscape  / Bridal Gown & Entourage: Mila De Leon-Santiago / Groom’s Suit: JC Buendia / Bridal Shoes: Perfect Match / Groom’s Shoes: Kenneth Cole / Hair & Make Up : Aaron Lejarde of Madge Make-up Studio / Bridal Car: Robert’s Bridal Car Services / Wedding Invitations: Prinsonalities / Photobooth: Baicapture / Church: Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Tagaytay / Flowers: Ernie of Mavis Flowers / Catering: Macy Dy & Kaye Cunanan of K by Cunanan Catering / Hosts: Chicco & Delamar / Lights & Sounds: PMX  / Creative Director: Juno Oebanda  / Staging: E-Structures / DJ: Yoshi Uy / Church & Cocktail Band: Da Capo & Thor / Reception Band: Skarlet & the AMP Nonet Band


Fashion Friday: Marchesa Fall 2011

Posted by Janna Simpao

So most of you know how I am a lover of deconstructed style gowns. You can probably imagine how much I went crazy over the Marchesa 2011 Fall collection. From the hues to the silhouettes, everything is dreamy perfection! Mix those nudes, pale peaches, grays, muted lilacs and pale blue with soft fabric laces, feathers and metallic embellishments, and you will not go wrong. For this coming year, I am actually expecting that more daring brides will be emerging and breaking out of the classic white dress look, while bridesmaids will be exploring less-traditional styles and fabrics (please do)! Follow that white rabbit into the hole and find yourself in couture wonderland!

Dresses: Marchesa

Source: popbee


Sneak Peek and Memory Lane

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Here’s a sneak peek at tomorrow’s yummy yellow wedding…

But before that, let’s take a trip down inspiration lane to see some of the most memorable weddings we’ve had here at B&B:

A bride rocks a pink wedding dress
Snowboarding cuteness is LOVE
From Manhattan to Manila and a gorgeous Amsale
Sparkles and glitters in Cebu
A divinely dramatic dress for a delicious ballroom wedding
Japan and some rain and romance
Bright colors and a Thai-inspired union in Punta Fuego
A DIY wedding inspired by a bike ride in New York
Beauty in culture and one of the best vows to date caught on video

Have a great Wednesday! Be Inspired.


Flower Girls 101

Posted by Janna Simpao

We’ve talked about brides and we’ve talked about bridesmaids. Today we will talk about the little beauties that add that “awww!” factor to the bridal march. You guessed it right! The flower girls are one of the cutest elements one could have in their wedding. The best thing about them is that they can be as bold and daring as you want them to be and still get away with it. My tip is: go for simpler and more classic style of bridesmaids dresses, then a bolder dresses for flower girls. This maintains the elegance of your entourage attire at the same time making it less predictable and boring. Here are some dresses that are too pretty to pass. Who said feathers, lace and pearls are only for the grown-ups?

Dresses are from Sweet Plume and Bella Bean


Mike and Joan

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I am so thrilled to share with you a wedding that really made me feel so “in love”. A wedding can be about  fun, excitement, commitment and many other good things. But it’s not often that all of these can be captured in the photos. Mike and Joan’s wedding is one of those weddings that will make you wish you were invited!

I met Joan over email and what a sweet and endearing lady she is! Learning details and stories behind their wedding made me feel I somehow knew the couple personally.We excitedly talked about her feature which I now proudly present to you guys. Don’t forget to read the few words from the couple because it will make all these photos all the more meaningful and dreamy! All I can say is love, love, love!

I am loving the casual and fun cake. Although I am not usually a fan of mixing casual with formal, I certainly think this is an exception. Instead of looking tacky, the cake actually spoke volumes about the couple’s relationship and personalities. These miniature snowboarders are the cutest. (FYI: If you look closely at the cake, each character holds a meaning to their love story. First layer: San Francisco where the couple met, that cute dog in the cake looks exactly like Joan’s dog! Second layer: I saw a video of the couple snowboarding and I thought it was genius that they incorporated it in the cake. Third layer: Mike proposed in Honalulu!)

From the couple:

Why is the wedding so Mike and Joan?

Mike and I are practically complete opposites, and I think the way it manifested itself in the wedding were the subtle contrasting themes. Mike is the more serious and proper one, while I’m  the carefree and laid-back type. We debated so long on choosing over a formal indoor vs. casual outdoor wedding that we ended up with a semi-formal open-air venue like Splendido. Also, I requested a “cartoonish” cake, which tells the story of how we met, activities we do together and the proposal. We also mixed our sit-down dinner with a dessert buffet.

What was your favorite part of the wedding?

Both of us really loved the homily by Fr. Dacanay. We thought it was the best part of the wedding! It was very personalized and meaningful. Actually during the whole ceremony, we felt so relaxed and we just kept laughing.

Another favorite of Mike’s was the drive going to the chapel. He said it was full of mixed emotions of excitement, anxiety, happiness and nervousness—priceless!

Mine, on the other hand, was the drive after the ceremony. It felt pretty surreal and it was our private time to talk about what just happened and catch up with each other! We also had each other’s ring engraved with a secret message so we finally got to read it at that time. He had my ring engraved with “Never 4 granted” and I had his engraved with “My greatest adventure”.

Do you have DIY projects in your wedding?

Mike created our photo montage video as a wedding gift to me.

Reception: Splendido / Photographer: Nelwin Uy / Videographer: Jason Magbanua / Day Coordinator: Ernest Pascual / Full Coordinator and Flowers: Gina de Guzman / Gown: Veluz / Make-Up: Madge Lejano / Hair: Steve of Make Up Studio / Cake: Penk Ching / Band: Sound Salad


Mark and Tina

Posted by Janna Simpao

Mark and Tina’s vintage extravaganza surely is one wedding full of creative details. For those who are into themed weddings, this one makes a statement. It is both bold and beautiful and definitely speaks of the love and romance the couple shares with each other. The photographer Nelwin Uy is one of my favorite wedding photographers. The pictures reflect the fun and candidness of the celebration alongside the cozy and caring atmosphere surrounding Mark and Tina. Enjoy this eye candy and read through as the couple shares some of their wedding experiences.

A few words from the couple:

Why is the wedding so “Mark and Tina”?

Mark: Our theme was the ’40s. For a start, Tina, my bride is an “old soul”—she likes listening to old jazz music and adores the fashion in that era. And for me, I like vintage stuff. I own a not-so-vintage vespa and I like the details of old stuff. We both are hopeless romantics too. So we went for that theme.

What was your favorite part about the wedding?

Tina: The preparation! Making sure that even the small details would look perfect with our theme.

Mark: I love the ceremony part which was in the seawall garden of Sofitel. God gave us a beautiful sunset.

Did you have DIY projects in your wedding?

Tina: Yup! I took over making our centerpieces, lace umbrellas for the guests during the ceremony, dedication envelopes, pens w/ feathers & pearls, picnic set up at the ceremony, and did the gowns of the entourage, as I am a designer.

Mark: It was my idea to make the invitation a newspaper, and supervised the layout and feel of the invite and envelope. I also conceptualized the real living room set up of the photobooth. I shot our prenup as well.

Photographer: Nelwin Uy / Videographer: Mayad / Flowers: Flowers & Foliage / Band: Aileen Balon / Venue: Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila Seawall and Grand Ballroom / Make up: Leo Posadas / Hair: Nelson Cruz / Grooming: Mich Lim-Reyes / Bride’s first gown: Dodjie Batu / Bride’s second gown: Cristina Palermo