The Nook: Matteo Meets World

Many of you might be wondering where I’ve been the last couple of days. Well, I wanna share with you the reason I’ve been MIA. Meet Matteo Andreas Simpao, born 7 pounds and 12 ounces–yup, I finally gave birth! His length/height is 55cm, which is pretty tall for a baby! Matty is our firstborn and I can’t rave enough how much I love him. Being with him the first week was a great adjustment, so I expect my blogging to adjust a wee bit as well. I promise though to keep all of you posted on pretty things as often as I can.

Sending you all our hugs and love,

Janna, Ian and baby Matteo


Unmistakable Charm

I’m hoping for brighter weather today, so let’s kick off our morning with a sunshine-filled wedding. Don’t be fooled,  Andrew and Lanie’s sweet affair looks like it was shot abroad, thanks to their photographer J Lucas Reyes and the amazing backdrops.  You’d be shocked that the venue, The Greenery, is very accessible from the city and is just a car ride away to Bulacan. The couple, based in Australia and New York opted to add some Filipino inspiration to their wedding as well as some whimsical garden charm leading to unmistakable gorgeousness. Effortless and elegant!

Coordinator: Quilted Events / Venue: The Greenery Bulacan / Church: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Baliuag, Bulacan) / Caterer and Cake: K by Cunanan / Photography: J Lucas Reyes / Video: MG Digital / Gown: Cecilio Abad / Barongs: Rey Casedo / Hair & Make-up: Angie Cruz & Ogie Rayel / Flowers: Casa Flores de Belen / Sounds: Gsound Pro / Quartet: Beatitudes Strings / Choir: Pagsibol Choir / Invitations, Seat tags, Souvenir: Couple

Overflowing Love

I am absolutely adoring today’s wedding video feature. Aside from having such beautiful scenes, Mayad really captured the couple’s love and devotion for each other. I could almost feel the emotions pouring out of my computer. Very candid and sincere, this video made my day. Hope it brings a little sunshine to yours.

Videography: Mayad Studios 

Destinies and Dreams

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

Charms and Cuties

Today’s engagement feature screams fun and fab! With just the right amount of cute quirkiness, Cyrus and Katie’s engagement shoot translates their love for playfulness, fashion and each other into something they will remember forever. Besides, we’re only young once, so take it from them and live, love and laugh!

Photography: Erron Ocampo / Styling: Lifestyle by Feliz