Saturday, March 13, 2010

REAL WEDDING: ANDRE + ANGEL (March 13, 2010)

How the heck does one photograph an arm sheaf? Ha ha! Anyhow, the bridal bouquet made several changes until the gown design finally came out and we thought that an arm sheaf would be just perfect! For this, we used Cymbidium orchids, Lilac (there should be more of these now that it's Spring, but see you again in Winter anyway!), and Holland Matthiola. Black satin ribbons, white ostrich feathers, and a brooch with pendant adorn the handle. Very light, very easy to carry. I can't wait for the official photos! :-)

As most of the accessories for this wedding were fabric, including the chest corsages of the Moms & Principal Sponsors, we were able to make only four hand-tied bouquets. To compliment the scheme of deep plum & cream, we used rose cabbages, roses and berries to soften the overall look. The dresses were fitted and pleated so the pinks and the feather wisps were the perfect foil for the structured dresses, adding a soft feminine dimension.

These were last-minute changes to what originally were flower baskets. We made use of vine balls and inserted pink carnations, succulent shoots, ostrich wisps and a single black satin flower for a lite-weight, unusual accessory for the flowers girls. Oh, you should see their super cute dresses!

For the first time, we made flower pillows using all-white cluster Carnations, broken by randomly placed succulent shoots & Cattleya orchids (from Cavite). These were for the Ring & Coin Bearers. Lush & plush! :-)

ACCESSORIES by Cholo Ayuyao

Vatel Manila is happy to finally work with Cholo Ayuyao, the costume jeweler and accessories designer from Angeles City. He was featured in Wedding Essentials magazine last year. For this wedding, we contracted Cholo to make fascinators with cage veils & fabric corsages for the Moms, the Principal Sponsors, and all the rest of the ladies in the entourage. Left: The bride's fascinator / cage veil. Right: The corsages for the Moms. Everything has been meticulously hand-painted & assembled in Cholo's shop in Angeles City.

Left: The fascinator / cage veil for the Maid of Honor. Yes, compared to other weddings we see where only the bride was wearing a fascinator / cage veil, this wedding saw everyone dressed to the nines. All the ladies in the entourage either had a fabric corsage or a fascinator / cage veil. Right: The fabric corsage for the Principal Sponsors.

Left: Fascinator / cage veil for the bride's maids. Right: Detailing.

RECEPTION at the Glass Pavilion (Styling by Kaye Cunanan)

Left: Yet again, we had the chance to dress up a white cake. We rummaged through the bag of goodies the bride left with the caterer and saw strands and strands of faux pearls and tons of feathers. I mean, what's a mafia-inspired wedding without the glam? Here's our little tribute to Belle Époque (1930's version). The topper is all-black feathers that's why we can't see it, ha ha! Right: This event will be the first time, too, for the caterer to incorporate damask in their setups. This was a bolt of cloth that I bought in 2009 without no particular event in mind until I was told of this one. All coordinated - from chairs to the tables, cream / black damask on gun metal fabric with plum napkins.

Left: Couple's chairs covered in the same damask fabric. Right: Table names were from Mafia Wars, the couple's favorite online game on Facebook.

Thank you so much, Andre and Angel, for making us part of your SUPER FUN wedding! :-)


Entourage Flowers//

Cholo Ayuyao
Angeles City
Mobile: 0921.810.5538


K by Cunanan Catering
c/o Kaye Cunanan
Tel. Nos. 711.0940 (look for Meg)


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