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WEEEEE!

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A dream come true.

That, to us, was the call we got from the one, the only WEDDING ESSENTIALS magazine two weeks ago. The Editorial Assistant, Tina Roxas, was very very nice and asked us to be the next subject of their WE DISCOVERY section, a portion of the magazine devoted to up and coming wedding suppliers. For this, we only have all our beautiful brides to thank for their trust in our humble abilities. We send you our love! :-)

Yesterday, July 27, we had the first of three shoots for the January 2011 issue. The editors requested me to make two rose bouquets: one white, one pink. The white was to be clean and classic, while the pink, vintage romantic. We agonized over this for a while (given the short notice) and we were only able to improvise once we saw what materials were available to us.


The white rose bouquet was revised only once. It really was difficult to make a 6-inches diamater arrangement using roses this big, but it was the only way to meet the exacting requirements of the …

SDE: BILLY + ABBY

We have been earnestly awaiting this one. We guess there's always a tendency to just casually feature flowers in videos but really, weddings have too many details to fit in an SDE which explains why there's always a need to get amazing photographers who can see all things (well, almost).

In this entry, we present to you Billy + Abby's Same-Day Edit by Digital Shots.

Bily and Abby Same Day Edit from Philippine Wedding Videographer on Vimeo.
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A YEAR AFTER: A BRIDE'S REPORT

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by Marisa Alcocer-Chacko

Ben and I met 11 years ago at work. He was sitting in a meeting room in the middle of a training class when I walked into his life, literally! After 2 years of working together and being just friends, one sad Valentine’s Day neither of us had a valentine, so as I finished up a call, I turned to see Ben sitting right behind me with a huge stuffed Tigger (from Winnie-the-Pooh). He simply said,"Happy Valentine’s Day!" I reached out to take the Tigger and hug him, but he pulled Tigger back and said that I could only have Tigger if I agreed to go to dinner with him. I did and 10 years and 11 months later, we were getting married!
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We had been together for almost 7 years when Ben’s company offered him a chance to get transferred to Manila to open a new office. When he told me about it, I jumped at the chance to see the world. We decided that if a move was in his future it was in mine as well. We moved here to the Philippines together. After the adjus…

E-SESSION: PHIL + CESS

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The widely respected husband-and-wife team, Jeff & Lisa of Jeff & Lisa Photography talks to Vatel Manila about Phil & Cess' fun, funny, & memorable engagement shoot at The Fort.
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Tell us about the concept of this shoot:

Simply put, it's just Phil, Cess, and their son, Aaron, in a bookstore, really. We love shooting couples in contexts they often find themselves in. A nice and engaging environment, some delicious ambient light, and we're pretty much golden. This is what we do best, shooting couples as they are. We make it a point to draw them out and get them comfortable enough to be themselves with us. And that's what we take pictures of.
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How do you make couples feel comfortable?

We chat them up. We make them laugh. It's easy for us because Jeff and I are a married couple who've gone through all this wedding planning madness not too long ago. It feels more like two couples just hanging out rather than them being put on the spot.
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