Monday, May 30, 2011


First, an admission (don't laugh, okay?). When Cyrus and Katie first visited the Farm, we didn't know who Cyrus was. So there, ha ha! It was only after the gardener asked me if they were booking the Farm did I realize who he was. In fact, everyone at the Farm knew who he was. Everyone except us. Boy, that was embarrassing. I only have the TV - or the lack of one - to blame for this.

Anyhow, methinks it was a good start because we didn't need to be starstruck or anything of the sort and it helped loads that Cyrus and Katie (and Katie's Mom, who was there every step of the way) were down-to-earth kind, quiet but will speak when they need to, and were really nice and warm: traits that are hardly seen in this day and age, especially from those used to the limelight.

We thank our lucky stars that we were able to work for and with them, as well as with awesome friends in the wedding industry. This is definitely one wedding for the books (or the magazines, for that matter. *hint, hint*). :-)

Thank you so much, Cyrus & Katie, for making us a member of your awesome wedding team! May you enjoy the love that "...comforteth like sunshine after rain." (Shakespeare)!

Jesy Alto-Ocampo hard at work despite an accident a week prior. Way to go, Jesy!

My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.
- Romeo and Juliet

Preps: Richmonde Eastwood
Ceremony: Shrine of St. Thérèse, Masinag
Cocktails & Reception: The Mango Farm
Main Photographer: Erron Ocampo
Videographer: Rommerson
Wedding Dress: John & Paul Herrera
Make Up: Jesy Alto-Ocampo
Food: Josiah's Catering
Coordinator: Majr Dizon for A Magical Event
Lights: Segue Lights & Sounds
Band: Islakustika
Entourage Flowers: Dylan Gozum for Vatel ManilaReception Styling: Vatel Manila (with Mishi Santos & Cecile Padecio)
Customized Boutonnieres: Mishi Santos for {etc} Handmade Goodness


Just sharing with you one of my favorite songs from James Morrison.

You want to stay with me in the morning
You only hold me when I sleep
I was meant to tread the water
Now I've gotten in too deep
For every piece of me that wants you
Another piece backs away

'Cause you give me something
That makes me scared, alright
This could be nothing
But I'm willing to give it a try
Please give me something
'Cause someday I might know my heart


Here's Brian & Tin's swell SDE! :-)

Tin & Brian from Joannie (DLS) on Vimeo.

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Saturday, May 28, 2011


Today (May 28), Cyrus and Katie tied the knot to celebrate a love that began from way back their college days. In this set, they return to their alma mater for an über romantic engagement session. Enjoy the photos!

Location Guide:
University of Sto. Tomas
City of Manila

Photos by
Erron Ocampo | Modern Photojournalistic Wedding Photography
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Landline: {632} 211-7700

Makeup By
Jesy Alto-Ocampo | The Color Artistry
Mobile: 0917-8005379
Landline: (02) 215-4864

Styling by
Lifestyle by Feliz
Feliz Diestro
Mobile: (+63)917.806.3788


-- We distinctly remember this day: we had five (5) weddings (two in Metro Manila, one in Cainta, one in Cagayan de Oro, and another in Bora...