Pretty and Pines

Call me traditional but I still think that Baguio is one of the most romantic cities in the Philippines. Apparently I have Darwin and Andrea to back me up on that theory. Can you imagine smelling the scent of fresh pine and cuddling close to a loved one in that chilly but nonetheless dreamy weather?

This wedding channels a homey and classic feel, overflowing with soft details and a hint of French charm. I wouldn’t expect anything less from a couple as gorgeous and stylish as these two (yes, I think that gown is frothy-licious and that suit has dashing written all over it)! With weddings as pretty as this, it will always be worth the trip up the mountains.

Church: Baguio Cathedral / Reception: Camp John Hay Golf Club / Photographer: Mangored / Videographer: Threelogy / Gown: Patrice Ramos-Diaz / Tux: Paul Cabral / Entourage: Martin Bautista / Coordinator: Rita Neri Event Planners / Make-up: Robbie Pinera / Hair: Raymond Santiago / Flowers: Flowers & Events by Teddy Manuel / Cake: Penk Ching / Invitations: Amis Print

Arie and Her Drop-Dead Dreamy Day

Today might come as surprise to all of you! For the first time ever, we are featuring a celebration that is not a wedding. Now I have a few good reasons why I am doing this. First, the styling of is ridiculously pretty. Second, brides can definitely learn a thing or two and be inspired to go for a DIY/Martha Stewart-ish/Shabby Chic theme. And thirdly, this post could not come at a better timing with my pregnancy.

So Buding Aquino-Dee, an award-winning mom and certified breastfeeding counselor (hooray!) threw her little princess the most fabulous party ever. Yes, this is a kiddie party but better get ready for some pure prettiness. Karen Ilagan did an excellent job capturing this beautiful bash (FYI, she also shoots weddings)! The styling was done by Bambi Hernandez of Alice’s Wonderland under the direction of our chic mom/style visionary! If her daughter’s first birthday looks like this, I see little Arie’s wedding featured in B&B 25 years from now! Brilliant, just brilliant!

Photography: Karen Ilagan / Styling: Bambi Hernandez of Alice’s Wonderland under the direction of Buding Aquino-Dee / Venue: Valle Verde 4 Clubhouse

Epitome of Elegance

Remember my post on my friend Saying Yes to the Dress? Well today will be more than just that gorgeous Vera. Today is about Miguel and Tisha’s winter wonder wedding in Macau.

I have been looking forward to this wedding for months. Tisha and I would meet up constantly to plan, conceptualize styles and put in some house design talks in between! Unfortunately, two days before my flight out, I had to tell Tisha I was not allowed by the doctor to travel (preggy issues)! BOO.

The show must go on and my friend would definitely walk that aisle with an amazing dress, accompanied by a beautiful entourage, as the love of her life waits to be wed to the woman of his dreams. Tasteful and elegant would be an understatement. 50 years from now, we will still gush over this day.

Really loving Nicole’s jewelry! Each necklace was designed based on the styles of the entourage dress. We got to pick out the stones and they were pure prettiness! Tisha gave the necklaces as gifts to her gal pals–what a cute idea!

Reception: Four Seasons Hotel Macau / Photographer: Mangored / Videographer: MG Digital / Gown: Vera Wang / Suit: Ermenegildo Zegna / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Entourage Gown Designs: Janna Simpao and Bride / Execution: Lyn Lagdameo / Entourage Jewelry: Nicole Whisenhunt / Make-up: Lourd Ramos

The Look




    Pretty Meets Phenomenal

    Many of you are expecting some good ol’ Fashion Friday today. Well today we adjust our usual schedule for a good cause–a very fashionable couple! How romantic is it to get married on your 100th month together? Talk about beautiful timing!

    Speaking of beauty, this is what this wedding is overflowing with. Pat Dy simply did what he does best–amazing editorial-like portraits and inspiring beauty shots (phenomenal job on the post-wedding pictures)! The bride Anielle was elegantly regal in her dramatic gown, and her groom Rapha, a sleek charmer. It’s Friday, we’re in love.

    My ultimate favorite photo of the set. Breathtaking.

    Church: Don Bosco / Reception: Blue Leaf / Photographer: Pat Dy / Videographer: Bob Nicolas / Gown: Michi Calica / Make-Up: Bobby Carlos / Flowers: Spruce Floral Design / Cake: Penk Ching / Coordinator: The 3rd Party Wedding Planners

    The Look



      Tasteful and Timeless

      Everyone wants to be different. As a couple, you want to wow your guests with an amazing set of pre-nup photos, correct? Some go for ultra-makeovers, costumes and all that shebang! But sometimes the best route is really to go for the timeless and classic theme, understated yet can catch the attention of thousands. Rock Paper Scissors shot Dino and Diana’s e-session and it proved to be elegant, enchanting and everything exquisite!

      Photography: Rock Paper Scissors / Venue: Shangri-La Mactan Cebu Resort and Spa

      The Look