Sunday, May 24, 2009


The couple for today are blessed in every way possible - great weather, friends who helped them throughout this event, guests who shared in their joy. Yes, they both deserve all these and more. God bless you both always! Your visits (and our seemingly interminable email exchanges) will be greatly missed! :-)

Left: The entourage assemble in front of the ceremony site. I kinda missed informing the driver of the Benz to wait muna sa taas ng driveway and not wait down here, but it was too late. Wait, hindi nga pala ako ang coordinator. Right: I remembered at the last minute that the bride requested a Christ-less cross. I couldn't decide whether to actually make one using mango branches or just make something symbolic. I ended up digging out this brown moire ribbon from my bag of wonders and made a very simple cross at the back of the setup. I guess it looked okay naman. Not really pushing it.

Left: Behind the scenes (quite literally). Right: At last, the bride walks up the aisle, acknowledging guests as she walked past them.

Left: The bride's friends ran the show. Right: A gentle reminder.

My favorite shots of the couple (Yes, you can click on the photos to enlarge!)

At last, husband and wife! :-)

After cocktails at the Carmen, the guests helped with these lovely fire lanterns (P150/each. Please call 7993110 / 09162529283. For pick up only in Alabang, Muntinupa City) which signaled the start of the festivities inside the Glass Pavilion.

"Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love." (WAR & PEACE, Count Leo Tolstoy 1828-1910, Russian Novelist, Philosopher)


Ceremony Setup//

Photographer & Videographer//
Studio A by Ghie M. Javelosa
Unit J Upper Basement, LPL Towers
112 Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village
Makati City, Philippines
Tel. Nos. +63 (2) 812-1568; Fax +63 (2) 751-0224; Mobile +63 (915) 363 - 8702
+63 (917) 582 - 6756


Lina Vitan Catering
40 Judge Jimenez St., Kamuning, Quezon City
Tel. Nos. 922.9975; 412.0796
Look for Peter, Ryan or Lowie

Monday, May 18, 2009


The much-copied wedding gown of Princess Grace of Monaco was designed by Helen Rose, wardrobe designer at MGM. The MGM Wardrobe Department made the wedding dress as a gift.

At the time, film star Grace Kelly was tied to an MGM contract for another 7 years. To get out of her 7 year contract with MGM, Grace Kelly had to agree to the wedding being filmed by MGM for worldwide distribution, a decision which she later regretted.

The wedding gown was made from antique Valenciennes point de rose lace, twenty-five yards of silk taffeta and ninety eight yards of tulle. Her veil was covered with appliquéd lace lovebirds and thousands of seed pearls. Work on the gown spanned six weeks by three dozen seamstresses.

Prince Rainier designed his Napoleonic-influenced dress uniform himself.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Regardless of the five-minute light shower today (the Farm's happy rainbow umbrellas were very helpful), the ceremony went on as planned. No Plan Bs this weekend, yes! Thank God for the blessings bestowed on all our couples and visitors. :-)

Left: The groom awaits his bride as she slowly walks up the aisle (Right).

Left: The coordinators channeling the Aldeguer Sisters! Right: I am loving the new treatment of this very popular setup at the small Gazebo. The fresh Kamuning leaves, dry mango branches, white Dendrobium orchids and several lighted candles make it very magical and cozy. What was intially planned was an all-white branches thingy which we already did four times last year (ergo, it's SO last year!), so we asked the bride earlier this week if I can do something like this instead. Am I glad I did! It went well with the environs as well as the capiz curtain backdrop. An all-white setup wouldn't have registered as well on camera. We do not plan to do this again, however, or else it wouldn't be unique to the couple anymore. Maybe in 2010? Hah!

Left: The wedding at the Sunken Garden. Right: The couple light their candles.

The couple releases the doves as the Principal Sponsors look on. Nice to know that the doves of the caterer do not have clipped wings. It would tear our heart if they were, knowing that the Farm is home to so many species of free-flying birds. Thanks to the couple for being so understanding of our environmental requirements! You rock! :-)

Love the poses! The couple are a natural. :-)

Left: I love their pop-up invites! My first time to see one like this (P80/per; by Paper Flair, 688.0085 & 636.5570). Right: A shot of the couple's pre-nup photo. Lovely day indeed! Congratulations and Best Wishes from all of us!


Ceremony Setup//

Entourage Flowers//
Boy Mahusay
Jarielle’s Flowershop
Stall # 16, Dos Castillas St.,Sampaloc, Manila
Tel No.: 3145737
Mobile: 09173871910 (or look for Jon Macaraig, Asst.)


47 Nathan Street, White Plains
Quezon City, Philippines
+63 (2) 497-5185; +63 (2) 497-5190; +63 (917) 810-2906

Photographer & Videographer//
Nice Print
Unit 204 Emerald Place, 604 Shaw Blvd., Pasig City
Telephone numbers: 6365505, 6333812, 6385206

The Sentimental Groove
Check their Multiply site for details.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


How time flies. I still vividly recall the couple's first visit at the Farm. Months of planning after, the big day has finally arrived. Truly, good things come to those who wait. :-)

Left: Thanks to Mom, a shy flower girl makes it down the aisle. Right: The bride with her happy parents.

Left: Good friends make great coordinators! Smile, ladies! Right: I keep on forgetting the name of this ensemble, but they're a regular at the Farm.

For this wedding, only happy tears. Lots of it! :-)

Left: Non-traditional music choices for weddings are always a pleasure to hear. Here, the music sheet for Steven Cravis' Through the Kaleidoscope. The wedding itself ended with Vivaldi's Spring. Beautiful! I love Vivaldi, but Handel is my personal favorite. I would love to hear Handel's Suite No. 1 in F (Air) for the entourage & the Arrival of the Queen of Sheba for the bride's entrance, but this will work only in majestic churches with kilometric naves. Right: The bouquets sitting pretty.

In lieu of numbers, the couple had the names of their favorite restos on the tables. I LOVE YOU CAFE in Cubao X was where they had their pre-nup shots done, while CAFE LEONA (if I am not mistaken) is the resto along Crisologo Street in Vigan, the groom's hometown.

The weather held its ground despite the rumblings of thunder every now and then. The ceremony area was bathed in beautiful sunset light, perfect for taking photos. To the couple, all the best! May God bless you both abundantly and may He grant you all the wishes of your heart. :-)


The bridal bouquet is an impressive one & a half-feet tall luscious mix of very large yellow Ecuadorian roses (as big as coffee cups!), yellow Snapdragons, Eucalyptus leaves & Queen Anne's Lace. The handle is covered in matte gold-colored satin ribbon and held together by a diamond brooch.

For the Mothers, Bride's Maids and Maid of Honor, these very lush arrangements of white Alstroemeria, yellow Snapdragons, yellow rice flowers and Queen Anne's Lace are almost bridal bouquets in themselves and made for very pretty accompaniment to the ladies' bronze and butter yellow gowns.

For the flower girls, we made use of tin buckets filled with these aromatic rice flowers and young papyrus shoots for that freshly-picked-from-the-garden look.

Yellow Cymbidium orchids and rice flowers & Eucalyptus leaves make up the chest corsage for the Principals while Carnations and Mokara orchids make up the wristers for the Secondary Sponsors.

During the ceremony, this grey Farm cat, Jarjar, was fast asleep under the cool spray of water misters. For once in my life I wish I were a cat.


Ceremony Setup//

Entourage Flowers//


Hizon's Catering


--  We're opening this busy month of December with this Tagaytay wedding that we worked on earlier this year. Truly, how time flies...