Saturday, March 30, 2013


First off, we'd like to greet all our readers a Happy Easter! ^_^

We're starting this new season with a post about a wonderful wedding we worked on last year: that of our friends', Noel & Rae. We have to admit that because of the pace of their planning ('glacial' & 'laid-back' were the best words that came to mind, ha ha!), we ended up slowing down as well. In fact, we only got to plan the actual flowers to be used the night before the wedding day. We only secured the Amaranthus ahead of time and the rest were taken from available supplies. While this is not our usual way of working, it brought us real joy to buy flowers at random: it's actually more our style, akin to picking fresh flowers from a meadow. We think it's all apt because Noel & Rae are actually very relaxed people, unfazed by challenges (if they were worried, they really didn't show it) and gave their suppliers their full confidence. Sure, they had planning hiccups along the way, starting with the stylist who went MIA days before the wedding but fellow florist, Teddy Manuel, came in to save the day for them.

We're very happy to have been a part of this wonderful celebration. The theme is very close to our heart, being a consummate fan of architectural forms, and we loved the collaterals that the couple prepared: their Art Deco-inspired invitation suite (designed by Rae's sister) was the first thing that blew our minds away! Done in matte gold, it was pure brilliance. Our own craft team, {etc} Handmade Goodness, didn't disappoint: Lorreyn (one of Noel's former client-brides) made Art-Deco inspired boutonnieres using fabric, feathers, and beads - a most wonderful addition to their details. Joel Escober's gown was a vision: we can almost imagine a scene out of The Great Gatsby. Most of the guests actually dressed the part, and that was just amazing!

To Noel & Rae, thank you for your friendship. We pray that your love lasts beyond your lifetimes, and that He grants all the wishes of your hearts. All the best! ^_^        
Photographers: Toto Villaruel (this set) & Other Friends
Video: Film Factory
Food: Enderun
Gown: Joel Escober
Makeup: Angelo Falconi III
Ceremony & Reception Flowers: Teddy Manuel
Entourage Flowers: Vatel Manila
Customized Boutonnieres: {etc} Handmade Goodness
Lights & Sounds: Reject Krew

This wedding is featured in Bride & Breakfast.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


We're so happy to finally share with you the outdoor shoot we did last February. It was one hot sunny day, but everything just came out really swell and pretty. We're very honored to grace the pages of the first edition of Inspirations for Weddings Magazine of Themes & Motifs, the country's largest wedding fair organizer.

Of course this wouldn't have been as successful without the collaboration of friends. Again, thank you so much for working with us on this one! Here's to more shoots in the future! ^_^

Photographer: Paul Vincent Photography
Styling: Vatel Manila
Extra Props: Rina Theresa Ramos
Food: Purpledish Catering
Location: The Mango Farm
Customized Bouquet & Boutonniere: {etc} handmade goodness

Download the online magazine HERE. Get so many cool & stylish tips!

Saturday, March 23, 2013


“I want to walk through my years right beside you – as your best friend, your soul mate, your lover. I will be your true partner in any adventure, whenever wherever. I want to laugh with you, and learn with you, and grow with you – in mind, in spirit all my life.”
Gino and Hershey Same Day Edit from ALT X Videos on Vimeo.
Alt X Videography
P: (02)5860867 / (0917)8443424


"I can think of so many times - this day included - in the last 12 years that I've thought I've lived the happiest day of my life, but I promise you now: my happiest day will be many, many years from now, when I look back at the life we have built together and I look at you with a love that continues to grow."
Chris and Amanda from Bob Nicolas on Vimeo.
Bob Nicolas | Wedding Cinema
Office: 18 Bloomingdale Ave. Bloomingdale subd. Angono, Rizal
Landline: (+632)295.2497
Mobile: (+63)928.315.1911


"I've lived my life almost by myself. I got used to letting go. I was never scared of losing someone 'till I had you..." 
Glenis and John: Same Day Edit from Jason Magbanua on Vimeo.
Jason Magbanua | Wedding Videographer
Address: Unit 23 Star Centrum Condominium, 317 Gil Puyat Ave. Makati City
Mobile: (+63)817.1989 / (+63)920.960.2127

Friday, March 22, 2013


Every now and then, we come across really happy weddings - so happy that no rain can dampen the spirits of the couple & that of their family and friends. This wedding is exactly one of those. Much like our other couples based overseas, our interaction with Hobbes and Tin were mostly via email and SMS. Despite the distance however, they were able to send across their wedding concepts and ideas in very clear terms. Shabby Chic was the order of the day and the details were as pretty as bride Tin envisioned them to be, and though it rained continuously that day (we had to set up tents for the garden wedding), nothing really stopped anyone from celebrating God's gift of love. At the end of the day, we guess that's all that really matters. ^_^

Preps: Richmonde Eastwood
Ceremony: The Mango Farm
Photographer: Daniel Lei Studio
Video: Marvin Barbarona
Food: Josiah's
Entourage Flowers & Ceremony Setup: Vatel Manila


-- 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...