Celebrity Wedding Video: Paolo Valenciano and Sam Tabuena Godinez

We always hear speeches at weddings we attend. Some make us laugh and some make us cry, some even make us cover our faces with embarrassment because of hilarious experiences we’ve shared. At the end of the day, these words of honor and tribute add so much to the beauty and meaning of the whole wedding experience.

Paolo Valenciano has always been known for his fun character and love for singing. We were so curious how marrying the love of his life, Sam, will look like. Thanks to MangoRed‘s photo slide show, we get to live the amazing experience with them. We’re blown away by the speech sound bytes that they infused in the video, that I would say was nothing short of brilliant.

Words from the heart definitely make the most beautiful music you could ever hear.

Photo Slideshow:: MangoRed

The Look


Day of Hearts Giveaway: I Love Koi Swimwear

We at Bride and Breakfast love celebrating love, especially when it’s recognized as a national holiday! It’s that time of the year again when men go the extra mile to get creative and romance their ladies, whether in small or grand sweet gestures. Just this morning a friend shared about a handmade Valentine card he designed for his girl, and it’s just the kind of thing that makes us oh-so-weak in the knees (and I must admit I got a little jealous)! There’s so much love in the air and I’m sure you’ve got your own story to tell.

On top of all the V-day tales, have we got a great surprise for you! Since we are crazy about Valentine’s Day and equally crazy about you, we have partnered with I Love Koi for an exciting giveaway. We are treating you to a bikini or cover-up of your choice!* I Love Koi celebrates all kinds of women and has a wide range of designs and silhouettes that will flatter all kinds of body types. (Pretty amazing, huh?) There are so many styles to choose from, but our personal fave is this polka dot and hearts bikini! On this day of hearts, we want to give one lucky lady a sweet little something to wear on a romantic getaway with her man!

Okay, so here’s how you can win:

  1. Click the Facebook LIKE button at the bottom of this post.
  2. Go to our Facebook page and SHARE the picture that we’ll post about this giveaway.
  3. Write “Liked, shared, and ready for summer lovin’!” in the comments section of this post.

Enjoy our sweet sunny treat!

*The size range of bikinis is XS to M, and the size range of high-waisted pieces and maillots is XS to XL (up to XXXL on selected styles).


This giveaway ended on February 18, 2013. Congratulations to Shei Fuertez-Canoza!

Poster: Anna Cristobal / Bikini Photo: I Love Koi

A Sweet Valentine from Jacobo

This has got to be one of the most adorable Valentine’s Day videos we’ve ever laid our eyes on! Jacobo has a couple of smooth moves that left us adoring this cutipatootie for life.

Here’s a pre-Valentine treat for all the child-at-heart B&B’ers and hopeless romantics out there! Share if you love this lil’ man!

Weddings… It’s more fun in the Philippines

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

The Nook: A Salty 2013 to All!

As 2012 came to a close, we could not help but be in awe of the many things that happened for Bride and Breakfast–a totally revamped site, our very first full editorial, and of course the countless beautiful wedding inspirations that we got to feature. Blessed by wonderful new friendships with suppliers and faithful readers, I felt that yes, this is home.

We wanted to give a small token of appreciation to the friends we’ve made in the industry–hopefully 2013 will triple that number! So the hunt for the perfect gift took place. I wanted it to symbolize something, something special. It may be cheesy, but then again, I live in a world of artists and hopeless romantics right?

Voila! We chanced upon Rocks Gourmet Salt, in truffle flavor. What used to be a condiment I could only find abroad, I was beyond thrilled that I found a local supplier! Plus, it was already tastefully packaged so I didn’t have to worry about gift wrapping anymore. Truffle salt is amazing with scrambled eggs or white sauce pasta. Yum!!!

Salt is one of the things that symbolize life, abundance, and flavor. Very appropriate for what we wish for all our partners in the industry… and for all our readers as well. I hope this 2013 will be a “salty” year of romance, creativity and beauty. I also love how they also put a Bible verse in the back. It really reminds me of how God was the one who blessed our blog from the beginning.

Note to self: I still need to send out some of the remaining gifts that are still with me… Ooops!

Gourmet Salt: Rocks Gourmet Salt