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THE CREUSES, December 16, 2006

This was my last wedding for 2006. I never had the chance to discuss details with the couple. In fact I only got to see them on the wedding day itself. The color motif is aqua blue. Interestingly enough, the next wedding projects in March (2 of them) will use the same color scheme. What's with the use of blue in weddings these days?
We wish Christine Licuanan and Wally Creus eternal happiness!
The happy couple. Ceremony setup flowers are mine except that of the entourage.
The bride is escorted by her parents prior to "giving her away" to the waiting groom.

The main altar. The bride chose to use our exhibit tent (we regularly use this in wedding exhibits in SM Megamall) as her altar. Methinks the whole thing came out rather nicely. There is a unified and balanced look to this setup sans the usual clutter. The capiz curtain is lit by two spotlights from behind.

Aside from the trademark aisle decor, we also added a new touch - floral globes hanging from trees! They added dimens…

THE SABIOS, November 2006

This was another wedding I did last November at The Mango Farm. This was that of a beautiful couple, Fhilip Sabio and Mae Dei Chua. This time, I was able to use both canopies - one for the ceremony and one for the march up the aisle. I think it looked rather swell! The bride obviously enjoyed the feeling of being brought to the altar under a canopy of regal proportions.
I only had one meeting with the couple before their wedding. We helped them decide on the final location of their wedding ceremony. We only did the ceremony while the rest of the setup was done by the in-house caterer, Martha's Plate. The flowers used for this setup were white cala lilies, delicate pink Astromerias, and old rose /powder blue Hydrangeas.

The setup is clean; there's no obstrusive decor favored heavily by many designers but which takes away the limelight from the altar and the couple. The grass was very green that day. It made a striking contrast to the spanking new red carpet. This flower decor ha…


So it's came to pass. What started as a pre-nup last April finally came to fruitition last November. Harold and Malou tied the knot under the best of weather conditions at the farm. We wish them the best in their new life in the US!
"Dylan, thank you so much. It was nice. People were impressed. You did a good job. Keep it up. Thanks again!" - Harold and Malou (Text message from Malou the day after the wedding)
Licianthus is the new rose. I hate dyed flowers. We do not use them at all, not if we can help it. Blue flowers are impossible to find, that's for sure. We waited an hour to be shown blue roses from Belgium but no, no. They just won't do. When I saw these, I fell in love with them almost immediately! November-December is their season and Manila is abundant with these flowers. This color is not as common as white, which makes them expensive. Well, what the heck! This was a once-in-a-lifetime chance to use them anyway.

All shades of blue!

The new canopy I designe…


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The Pajarillos with a see-through backdrop on Vatel Manila's signature A tent. The idea is to provide a sense of enclosed space for the ceremony but not to cover the avenue of mango trees behind it.

Although I didn't do the flowers for the entourage, a special order to do the bride's bouquet came a day before the wedding. I should have taken a photo of the original bouquet to compare it with what we did for her. The one she's holding is made up of 2 dozens of white roses and 2 dozens of really nice green carnations, with minute accents of red and blue. The same goes for the groom's buttonniere. All other corsages are not mine. Sayang.

The afternoon sun tries to break through the thickening rain clouds.

Just wrapped up my latest project at The Mango Farm. I wasn't particularly happy at how this thing turned out. The attempt to NOT conform to what has been done before by others is taking its toll on the outcome. However, I am surprised that during the recent Perfect…