Saturday, May 14, 2011


Bride Isobelle and I knew of each other through a former TMF/VM couple (the groom is her friend). We go a long, long way back (like January 2010 back!) and we've discussed endlessly through long, long FB chats and as we neared the event date, there was a rush to do a costing and to arrange a pick up in Manila. The plan has always been to just get the bridal bouquet from me (the first time we're allowing this) and they'd take care of everything else.

From these photos alone, I can say that they've done amazingly well with the DIY projects, and how! There are details that a lot of brides would definitely drool over. It helped, of course, that Bride Isobelle was guided by a Mood Board which she herself made. I am posting them here (see below) to show you, our dear readers, how to make one:

Isn't it amazing? You should try making your own Mood Board, too! They're very helpful when discussing your wedding plans with wedding suppliers like the florist, couturier, and the caterer.

Below, see how John Jo & Isobelle managed to interpret the ideas above!

Left: To channel the summer vibe, we used these bright yellow Viva Ecuadorian Roses as the main flower of Isobelle's bouquet. For variety and texture, we added pomelo Celosia, green Hypericum berries, yellow Snapdragon, yellow Wax Flowers (to replace the Chamomile, which was the original plan), yellow Cymbidium orchids, and magenta Gloriosa Lilies. Right: Aren't these heart clothespins just awesome?!

Guests signed their names on the thumb print tree which served as the guest book. This concept is very popular in a lot of SoCal weddings.

It's the little touches that make things really special like the paper doily that pretty much dolled up what could have been a dull empty wine bottle!

These DIY escort cards were surely worth the effort!

Guest filled up a form which served as their own message to the happy couple. What a brilliant idea!

Very pretty penguin Boutonnieres. <3

See more of this pretty set here!

Preps & Reception: Balay Indang Red Ginger Farm
Ceremony: Chapel on the Hill, Don Bosco, Batulao, Batangas
Photographer: Jayson & Jo Ann Arquiza
Bridal Bouquet: Dylan Gozum for Vatel Manila

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