Miles and Smiles

Take out your B&B passports and buckle up ’cause the engagement and honeymoon shoots we feature here take us around the world! Last week it was Paris, today it’s Beijing! Francis Perez of Pat Dy Photography shot this charming China set of Popoy and Miche. Fashion-forward and dramatic, what’s not to love?

Photography: Francis Perez / Location: Beijing, China

Celebrity Wedding: John Estrada and Priscilla Meirelles

Every now and then we get to share some celebrity weddings here at B&B! A few posts back we showed the video of John Estrada and Priscilla Meirelles’ wedding. Today we follow it up with some photos shared to us by Oly Ruiz of Metrophoto. Welcome sweet summer… here’s to getting hitched!

Ceremony and Reception: Thunderbird Poro Point, La Union / Photography: Metrophoto / Gown and Suit: Randy Ortiz / Make-up: Mickey See / Hair: Janette Rama / Flowers: Eve & Co. / Coordination: Teena Baretto of Hitched Weddings and Events and Marilen Nunez / Invitations: Print Divas


The Rock Star and his Princess

Last week we featured a chic Paris honeymoon shoot from our cute couple Paolo and Kate. Well, well, well, it certainly gets better on this Monday morning because their wedding is also full of adorable details that will make you love their style even more. I for one will always be a sucker for pink weddings. So this just in–sweet and elegant little princess meets her rockin’ hip prince charming… it’s a love story for the hopeless romantic.

Even their wedding video has cuteness written all over it! That chalk board is was a good investment!

From the bride:

We wanted our wedding to be as personal and as heartfelt as it can be. We conveyed it through music and through every possible detail we can put our hands on. From our personalized soundtrack that was played by Da Capo in the church, the 70’s soul music by Mulatto during the reception,  and the customized design of our props and stationery and the style of our entourage, our guests can really feel that it was Paolo & Kate’s wedding.

Paolo and I are both in the advertising business–Paolo’s with the Creatives and I’m with Planning. So when we started planning the wedding, it was absolutely easy to divide the tasks between us.

For the overall look & feel, we agreed on French spring time colors and dainty details. Paolo, designed our invitation with a graphic rendition of our wedding date “11-02-2011” (11th of Feb 2011) that uniquely formed the heart shape at the middle. He came up with the “chalkboard” concept of our on-site video and picked the song “Hard to Concentrate” by Red Hot Chili Peppers. And since, he’s the musician between the two of us, he was entirely in charge of the music. He chose my bridal march song, “Nothing But Love” by Mr. Big and even directed how it should be sang. The chapel doors opened dramatically when the song reached the chorus, I saw Paolo in tears as I was walking down the aisle, and everyone I can see from my sight was just in tears… it couldn’t have been more perfect than that.

Ceremony: Madre De Dios Chapel / Reception: The Midlands Veranda, Tagaytay Highlands / Bridal Gown: Patrice Ramos-Diaz / Bridal Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Make-up Artist: Leo Posadas / Groom’s Suit: Nono Palmos / Entourage Gowns: Mica Santayana / Entourage Suits: Liberty Silk, Vietnam / Photographer: Nelwin Uy / Videographer: Threelogy / Flowers & Event Styling: Royal Flower Shoppe / Church Music: Da Capo Strings / Reception Music: Mulatto Band / Cake: Dexter’s Bakeshop / Emcee: Michael Lim / Invitation: Fabric envelopes customized in Vietnam / Coordinator: The Blushing Bride

The Chic and Glamorous in Paris

Honeymoon shoots are starting to gain popularity nowadays. It was a surprise to me when I received an email from Kate, a B&B reader who said she and her hubby were inspired to do a honeymoon shoot upon seeing our very own Japan post nuptial photo session.

Just when you thought a Paris getaway was romantic enough as is, having these gorgeous pictures to look back to when you’re old and gray will definitely bring back more amazing memories. Take note, our pretty little lady here has an eye for styling and came up with their own wardrobe! Loving the chic and glam Kate and Paolo! It’s good to be loved.

I couldn’t resist posting the sweet email I received from Kate:

Hi Janna,

I’m a big follower of Bride and Breakfast. I got a lot of inspiration from your blog while I was planning my wedding.

But more than that… I just wanna THANK YOU BIG TIME for posting your post-nuptial photos–those were gorgeous photos and gave me a bright idea to do a post-nup pictorial too! Like you, we didn’t have any pre-nuptial shoot because we thought it’s too normal but when you posted your Tokyo post-nup photos, me & my fiance (that time) thought–why don’t we do the same during our honeymoon in Paris?!

And so we did… we got in touch with “One & Only Paris Photography”, French & American photographers based in Paris and they did the amazing shoot for us… so I thought it would be great to share the photos with you as a token of our gratitude for inspiring us.

Janna, thanks for inspiring so many brides like me. Doing that post-nup was indeed a fantastic decision we made and we couldn’t have thought of that if it wasn’t for your blog! All the best to you and to Bride and Breakfast!


Location: Paris / Photography: One and Only Paris Photography / Styling and Wardrobe: Kate

The Southern Country Charm

When Jojit Dy of  The 3rd Party Wedding Planners called me about a submission, I was very excited. Jojit, who coordinated our wedding, certainly knew the things I liked. I was quite sure that he would send me something pretty and I’m so glad he didn’t disappoint. Carlos and Marichris’ wedding was pure garden vintage goodness meets Southern country charm. With all the decor giving a fun, laid-back and oh-so-cute vibe, I definitely loved everything about this wedding. From shabby-chic entourage dresses to a too-charming-for-words couple to a garden set up to die for, this is definitely inspiration-worthy. Today we travel in time.

Church: St. Alphonsus Mary di Liguori Parish / Reception: Manila Polo Club / Photographer: David Hanson for Enoxx / Videographer: MG Digital Video / Flowers and Stylist: April and Karen Yu / Draping: Flowers Unlimited / Make-up Artist: Leo Posadas / Gowns: Richie Ortega-Torres / Suits: Joey Samson / Coordination and Planning: The 3rd Party Wedding Planners / Invitations: Printsonalties / Cake: Fina Quimson (mother of the bride)

The Look