Celebrity Wedding: Oyo and Kristine

Oyo and Kristine’s Engagement Shoot is probably one of the most viewed posts here at Bride and Breakfast. Wait till you see their wedding! Candid but contagiously charming, the affair beamed with laughter, life and love of family and friends. What more can you ask for?

Another amazing work by top photographer, Nelwin Uy. What a wonderful Wednesday this is!

Venue: Club Balai Isabel / Photography: Nelwin Uy / Coordination: Jody Liwanag / Flowers and Stylist: April and Karen Yu / Video: Threelogy / Gown: Edwin Tan and Francis Libiran / Make-Up: Mickey See / Hair: John Valle

Young, Yours and Yellow

You guessed it right, it’s yellow day today! Not only do we have a dashing couple, we also have buttons, checkered patterns, pinwheels and other DIY goodies overflowing with cuteness. Inspired by Allan and Sig’s bright-as-sunshine personalities, this wedding radiates a fun-loving/bubbly/relaxed/quirky/childlike vibe (one adjective wasn’t enough to get the idea across)! Yes it’s yellow day today, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

From the couple:

We are fun-loving and easygoing hence we chose the yellow and gray motif to make the atmosphere lively. Sig, being a preschool teacher, likes making crafts and knows how to keep the kids occupied. She made the table numbers, pompoms for the VIP tables, and an activity bag for the kids that was composed of crayons, coloring books and toys that were all age-appropriate–these made the kids have fun and behave as well. People who don’t know Allan think he’s cool and “sosyal” but when you get to know him you’ll find out he’s really “baduy” deep inside. The mood of the wedding reflected his personality perfectly–simple and elegant but not stiff or pretentious. This made everyone feel at ease during the entire program.

Coordinator: Ernest Pascual of Events! Events! / Florist: Beth Amat of Eve and Company / Bridal Gown: Veluz / Groom’s Suit: M Barretto / Entourage Gowns: Gretchen Pichay / Photographer: Dino Lara / Videographer: Threelogy / Make Up: Madge Lejano of The Makeup Studio / Entertainment: Renue Band / Lights: Sensitivity / Sounds: Jamsy / Cake and Dessert Buffet: Joy San Gabriel / Church: Madre de Dios Chapel / Reception: Tagaytay Midlands Veranda / Hotel for Preparations: Discovery Country Suites and Meteora

Dreams and I Do’s

I woke up today to a bit of a gloomy weather. So to spread some sunshine to our gray Monday morning, here’s a bright beach affair for all you B&B-ers! Stefano and Daniela certainly had an ethereal feel to their wedding. With a gorgeous theme and ambiance this wedding made me feel like this wedding was done in a secret island of nymphs and mermaids. The bride radiated elegance in a soft chiffon white gown and matched it with a unique floral head piece. Jorem and Sheila Catilo, a husband and wife photography team, made sure they splashed a dreamy vibe to their work, capturing such a laid back, peaceful and magical day.

Ceremony and Reception: Boracay / Photography : Jorem and Sheila Catilo / Coordinator: Amanda Tirol of Boracay Weddings

The Look




    Sweet Shanghai

    It takes two to tango right? A good photo shoot will always need two things, the willing couple and the talented photographer. Rich and Jill brought their personalities and love for fashion (as is evident by their gorgeous wardrobe!) while Francis Perez added his flair for art and eye for good photography. It is always important that you choose a photographer that will catch your vision (and vice versa)–it seems like this set is a perfect example. Shanghai has never been sweeter!

    Let’s pick the brain of this very talented photographer!

    B&B: What’s your style?

    I’ve had the wonderful chance to learn photography from a truly masterful lensman, Pat Dy. I dare say now that after years of shooting with him, I have incorporated his fashion & editorial sensibilities and relaxed candid photography with my own quirky flair for the romantic. I love it when people tell me they remember the phrase “you and me against the world” when they see my travel engagement photos. For me, being lost in each other’s arms amidst the busy, crazy world is truly something worth capturing for all eternity.

    B&B: What are the things that inspire you?

    I watch a lot of movies and read a lot of books. Words, lyrics of songs, and of course poetry, inspire me a lot. I love freezing DVDs into still images that I can digest one scene at a time. More than the story, I am moved by the cinematography of old, sappy date movies like “An Affair to Remember” to the more recent “Fifty First Dates” and to some dark way, the “Twilight” series. The play of words on paper sometimes translate into still images in my mind that I bring to a shoot. I love Pablo Neruda and his sensual, tangible, worldly poetry. I am moved by his passionate words for his wife in “Cien Sonetos de Amor” (100 Love Sonnets) and I try to imagine the groom having those intense emotions for his bride which drives every kiss or touch I ask them to make in front of my camera.

    B&B: What do you love about your job?

    Bridesmaids… definitely bridesmaids and single friends of the bride and groom! Seriously though, no day is ever the same and I love meeting a lot of new people every single day on the job. If there’s one thing I truly learned from photography and shooting events and weddings is that the world is filled with people and places one can encounter and learn from a shutter click at a time. One testament to this is the fact that I met the “The One” at a wedding a couple of hundred thousand clicks back, someone I would not have possibly met if not for the incredible and minute chance of being at the right place at the right time with my camera. If that is not something to love about my job I do not know what is.

    B&B: How do you engage the couple to really work with the camera?

    It is in the first few encounters with the couple that my true work as a photographer starts. The connections you make with them enables you to create wonderful images during your session. After the initial walls have been broken down, I try to enter the couple’s world by being one with their love story, falling in love all over again with them as we shoot. I try to make them relive their love story with me as someone who documents and creates lasting images that stand testament to the reality of their love for all the world to see.

    Photography: Francis Perez