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PHOTOGRAPHER FOCUS: BRYAN YAP

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Here's a pleasant blast from the past (well, a not quite-so-distant past, he he!). Swiped these photos from Bryan Yap's Wordpress (see the rest of his amazing photos here). You have to give it to him for coming out with these super wonderful pictures. I totally loved the patina - I always love anything with a vintage feel to it. Great composition and the colors are outstanding. It reminds me so much of what Albert Camus said,"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." All the best to you, sir Bryan! Hope to work with you again soon! :-)




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BRYAN YAP
Email: yaparazzi@gmail.com
Landline: +632 9404765
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FLOWER FOCUS: THE PHALAENOPSIS

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Photo by D. Gozum, 2007
Taken at the National Orchid Garden of Singapore

Despite the fact that Vatel Manila uses a lot of Cymbidium, Mokara and Dendrobium orchids in our arrangements, one specie of orchids remain to be our favorite: the Phalaenopsis.

My Mom was so fond of orchids and I remember, as a kid, how she tended to her Cattleyas & Vandas and how, when they are in bloom, she reveled in these amazing orchids' beauty. We even used to sell per Cattleya flower at P50.00 (now it's P300-400 per). That was way back in the late 1990s. We were in Bukidnon then where I spent most of my summers, and every house in that area had tons of flowering orchid plants in their front yard.

How I came to love Phalaenopsis is now lost to me. Suffice to say that whenever I get hospitalized (which, thank God, is not often), friends would send me potted white Phalaenopsis. Very sweet of them! :-) If you think florists don't like receiving flowers, you're wrong!

For bridal bouquets, Phal…

BOUQUET FOCUS: AUTUMN THEME

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Theme: Autumn
Location:
Preps: Richmonde Hotel, Ortigas Center
Wedding / Reception: The Mango Farm, Antipolo City
Photos: Bryan Yap Photography

FLOWER GUIDE: Two-toned tulips (red / yellow), Leucospermum, Leucadendron, Mollucella, Hypericum Berries, Mokara Orchids, orange Calla Lilies. Save for the Calla Lilies (which was sourced locally), everything else came from Ecuador / Chile (ordered two months ahead of event date).

On the handle, Mokuba brown moiré ribbon and diamond brooch for accent.




REAL WEDDINGL BRYAN + VAL (November 2009)

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A most memorable event. A day of many firsts for VATEL Manila. Thank you so much, Bryan & Val! :-)







SUPPLIERS//

Ceremony Setup//


Entourage Flowers//

REAL WEDDING: MELO + KAREL (November 7, 2009)

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Here's an event that was seasonally-correct. Autumn usually happens early September to late November and although we do not experience this season here, who says we can't recreate it? Left: Plastic maple leaves for the floral centerpieces at the reception. Right: Nice peach-y Alstromeria arranged on the tin pails for the aisle. Oh, by the way, here are the couple's pre-nup photos by the amazing Bryan Yap. The slideshow of the preps & wedding photos are here. I don't like wedding videos. They make me cry. :-(

THE WEDDING CEREMONY AT THE ROJO GARDEN


I like this particular garden wedding because compared to the others I've done which were really structured, this really brought back the charm of real garden weddings. Even though it was humid, at least it didn't rain! Really thanking the heavens for this gift. Anyhow, I always believe that every event should capture the couple's personalities. It's the only way to make your wedding special and memorable …