Super South Africa

To kick off our week, let me see a show of hands for those who want to have their wedding somewhere exotic and adventurous? A B&B favorite—Mayad, a local videography company, again gets my vote for coming up with the most artistic international wedding videos. Today’s destination? Johannesburg, South Africa! From music, to angles, to capturing endearing moments of the event (look out for scenes of the bride dancing with her father *tear*), this wedding video deserves three thumbs up!

Videography: Mayad Studios

South Africa, I Love.

Be Legendary

I know Bride and Breakfast is all about the pretty. B&B celebrates beauty and love through weddings. Although this video is not the typical clip you often see here, it doesn’t change the fact that it too celebrates love. Weddings can be grand, but marriages can be legendary.

As we take a break from our usual charm-filled weddings, my hope for every bride and groom is that as much effort you put in making your big day as memorable as possible, you would also give a double portion of that energy in making your marriage epic.

This is a video that brought my husband and I to tears. We literally had to give each other a moment to take in the whole thing before we got to talk about what we just watched. Being a cancer survivor myself some 7 years ago, this video struck a chord on finding the perfect person who can brave life with you with constant love and loyalty.

Carefully listen to the dialogue, it may not be pretty… but it is definitely beautiful.

“In my mind and in my heart, there has never been, there is not now and never will be another Annie.”

Loving the Letter L

L can stand for so many things—a lovely bride named LJ and an even lusciously love-filled wedding in Laguna beach. I never thought I would like the letter L so much. And of course, to prove my point I needed to walk the talk. This came the hard part: picking what pictures to post since there are just too many to choose from. Just so you know, our home-grown-super-talented photog Oly Ruiz of Metrophoto is the mastermind behind the amazing shots.

Jimmy and LJ celebrated their union all the way in Laguna Beach, California! Oly describes it as “awesome-tacular”. And awesome and spectacular it really is. With the gorgeous backdrop of the ocean, an intimate celebration with close family and friends, plus the beautiful pop of colors all throughout the celebration, you can’t help but sit back and enjoy this one!

This letter is just too cute for words.

What a jaw-dropping scene. You might just catch yourself drooling over this.

Filipino elements were incorporated in the wedding. As they say You can take the girl out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the girl.

And if you want some more, check out the on-site video done by the very popular Jason Magbanua.

Photography: Metro Photo / Videography: Jason Magbanua

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    Enchantingly Elegant Ever After

    What goes with a terrific Tuesday? A terrific wedding of course! If you’re all about sophistication and elegance then we have the wedding for you. An affair of class and taste, we can learn a thing or two from this celebration. Jena stepped up to the plate and claimed her place as the ravishingly exquisite bride. Her entourage definitely worked those gorgeous blue gowns as well.

    Oh Tuesday! What a beautiful day!

    Mark’s white tie over a textured white shirt? Like, like, like!

    Two thumbs up for the flowers! It brought a laid back feel to the wedding, making it more fun for the guests.

    From the bride:

    When we were planning the wedding, Mark and I had an agreement that we would really make the occasion all about family and friends. That meant inviting people who are very close to us. It made the event a very memorable one, not just to us, but to our guests as well. It was very elegant without being too formal and constricting—and most of all, it was fun.

    I think as a bride, walking down the aisle was the most nerve-racking part of the wedding. We loved the personal and humorous homily Fr. Sumpaico (who happens to be the brother of my brother-in-law) gave, and of course, the reception wherein almost all of the participants were our friends. They made the occasion all the more meaningful. The after-party was a blast as well.

    Church: National Shrine of the Sacred Heart / Reception: Rigodon Ballroom, Manila Peninsula / Bride’s Gown: Buda Gomez / Groom’s Attire: Linea Maschile / Entourage: Buda Gomez / Photography: Paul Vincent / Videography: MG Digital / Coordinator: Eugene Go of Wedding Treasures / Makeup: Gela Laurel / Souvenirs: Pose and Print / Flowers: Tes Alparas of Notes and Flowers

    Fun, Fun, Fun Under the Sun

    In a tropical country such as ours beach weddings are popular. Boracay being one of the most sought-after venues for destination unions is our venue for today. This affair is so chic and filled with sea shore goodness I can’t resist but share all the great details! Sunshine bright colors and blissful inspiration makes it so fun to be under the sun.

    Church: Holy Rosary Parish / Reception: Discovery Shores, Boracay / Photography: Nelwin Uy / Coordinator: Amanda Tirol of Boracay Weddings / Make-up: Victor Ortega / Video: Mayad Studios

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