Showing posts from February, 2010

REAL WEDDING: LEO + MITCH (February 26, 2010)


I am happy to finally make this one-of-a-kind bouquet. I must admit that I had trouble conceptualizing flowers for a black-yellow color scheme without resorting to the usual (i.e. roses / tulips). For this project, we made use of two species of succulents: the Haworthia attenuata & the Echeveria elagans (a.k.a. rose cactus). Inserted in between these two are random placements of the über cute Craspedia globosa (from New Zealand). At the base, a wrap of Cypress leaves. For the handle, a diamond brooch on a cream & black damask fabric ribbon, reflecting the couple's leitmotif. I admit this kind of bouquet has very limited appeal. It's definitely not for everyone. But, really, would you rather have a bouquet you wouldn't want to rave about to friends? *winks*

Left: The bouquets for the mothers & the Maid of Honor were composed of yellow pompon mums of the Chrysanthemum family. These are from South Cotabato (sold only in one shop in S…

REAL WEDDING: RONALD + JANNE (February 18, 2010)

It's a surprise in this age of production-number weddings that there are still those who can afford to do it at very short preparation time. It's amazing, really, how one can just give the most basic elements a long hard look and ignore the things that other brides dream of (yes, a grand, GRAND wedding, what else?). As we always say, it's the people involved that count. Everything else is secondary.

A very simple & nice garden wedding with it's own share of amusing troubles like someone forgot the fetch the bride from the room when it was her turn (Guess who did the fetching?). But you know, the bride was the jolly kind and she was really really nice to work with. Left: At the altar with her groom. Right: A huge fan of our blog, the bride decided to forgo of the usual aisle flowers and we came up with these paper cones filled with rose petals. Those sitting along the aisle scattered the petals to the wind as the bride walked past them. Now, isn't that nice, hav…


Pantone is pleased to announce PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise, an inviting, luminous hue, as the Color of the Year for 2010. Turquoise is a color that most people respond to positively. It is universally flattering, has appeal for men and women, and translates easily to fashion and interiors. With both warm and cool undertones, Turquoise pairs nicely with any other color in the spectrum. Turquoise adds a splash of excitement to neutrals and browns, complements reds and pinks, creates a classic maritime look with deep blues, livens up all other greens, and is especially trend-setting with yellow-greens.


There's always that feeling of awe when working with someone whose reputation precedes him. From an "emerging wedding lensman" (an ad that was entered in 88db in 2008), Nelwin Uy has gained a steady following from couples and photography enthusiasts alike. The updated look of his work probably stems from his equally creative past as an Art Director where the need to update meant so much in order to survive in this business. Nevertheless, Nelwin is able to capture those relaxed, natural moments that other photographers only feign to do.

For this particular wedding, the upside of having shot the preps at the Farm was the use of the surrounding space for taking photos of some stuff (i.e. flowers, rings, invite, gown). As one of his staff said,"Para maiba naman. Lagi na lang kaming nasa hotel." Indeed. And the winner, in the end, will always be the couple (in this case, Jack & Ruth). The evidence is in these lovely pictures. :-)

Thanks so much, sir Nelwi…