Monday, May 27, 2013


There are so many pretty things about this wedding. Their SDE is just one of them. ^_^

Fate Loves the Fearless // Dean and Michelle Same Day Edit from jake olaso on Vimeo.
Jake Olaso Wedding Films
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Saturday, May 18, 2013


Didn't have the chance to meet Phey or Cylas, but throughout the time we were exchanging emails, we can already tell how relaxed and laid-back this wedding was going to be. And here's a nice quote from the minister,"For love is the creator of our favorite memories and the foundation of our fondest dreams. Without love, we merely exist." Indeed.

Phey and Cylas: 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


Although this SDE started slow and stayed the course throughout its entirety, it allowed the guests to take in and absorb the many milestones of the day. In the end, what matters most were the memories made rather than the editing calisthenics that normally pervade most SDE's produced lately.

Congratulations & Best Wishes, Miguel & Ana! ^_^
Miguel & Ana SDE from Derek Yee on Vimeo.
Derek Yee Wedding Videos
Phone: (+632) 347-8013
Mobile: (+63922) 840-1933, (+63922) 840-1935


From Australia to Manila, a love that crossed boundaries. ^_^
Charelle & Justin from daniel lei studio on Vimeo.
Daniel Lei Studio | Photo & Cinematography
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Photo by Really Awesome Weddings (R.A.W.)
2010 was a banner year for us at Vatel Manila. We made our debut in a major wedding magazine, made it to the top five wedding suppliers of the year as voted by members of a major wedding website, and our weddings started getting featured in Bridal, the best online wedding resource site in the Philippines. Not only do they feature weddings that are oh-so oozing with love, they also feature them for the details that made their weddings oh-so special.

Thank you, Bridal Book, for sharing our passion for beautiful weddings! More power to the awesome team and may God bless you always! Here's to more share-worthy weddings! :-)

This list is updated as our weddings get featured. :-)
Richmond & Yeye: Yeye and Richmond had a pretty wedding in Tagaytay. Vintage-inspired decor, such as wooden frames and handcrafted paper details, complemented the rustic ambiance of the venue. 

Allan & Joed: Joed and Allan channeled their edgy personalities through eclectic decor that come in refreshing hues. Spikes, skulls, and oversized jewels were tastefully incorporated into the couple's wedding details. 

Elbert & Lorra: Creative couple Lorra and Elbert showcased their fascination for arts and crafts through their lovely wedding held in Makati. Personalized details, such as the invites and favors, reflected the couple's flair for modern art.

Dean & Michelle: Michelle and Dean's whirlwind romance started in Sydney, but they traveled to the Philippines--Michelle's home country--for their wedding. Cool pastel hues, which were evident in various wedding details, complemented the chic theme of the gathering. 

Joven & Tet: Tet and Joven channeled their artsy personalities in their wedding at St. John Bosco Parish in Makati. The modern gathering featured details inspired by Lewis Carroll's classic novel, Alice in Wonderland.

Jep & Sarah: Sarah and Jep's big day celebration was held at The Mango Farm's rustic grounds. The garden affair was laced with cheery details in yellow and aqua. 

Don & Kristine:College sweethearts Kristine and Don tied the knot in a lovely garden wedding at The Mango Farm in Antipolo. The tropical-inspired affair featured modern and classic inspirations in white, black, gray, and lime. 

Jon & Patti: Model and TV personality, Patti Grandidge, married DJ boyfriend, Jon Herrera, in a lovely beach wedding in Boracay. The romantic affair featured elegant details in the lavender, yellow, and white. 

Glen & Micar: Micar and Glen celebrated their love by tying the knot at Chapel on the Hill in Batangas. The romantic affair, which was a reminiscent of the couple's high school days, featured school-related details such as notebooks, pencils, and books. 

Paolo & Sam: Gary Valenciano's eldest son and Salamin vocalist, Paolo Valenciano, and longtime girlfriend Sam Godinez, tied the knot in an intimate Christian ceremony at Manila Polo Club. The romantic gathering was laced with glamorous details in soft pastel colors. 

Kiko & Cricket: Adorable couple Cricket and Kiko tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at Santuario de San Antonio in Makati. Lovely details in fuchsia pink and electric blue set a romantic air at the festive gathering attended by the couple's closest friends and family.

Alexis & Apple: Apple and Alexis exchanged vows at San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila. The Victorian-inspired affair featured glamorous details in the wedding's motif. Details in pink and champagne gold complimented the romantic air of the occasion.

Morris & Julie: Morris' flash mob proposal to Julie at University of Santo Tomas was among highlights of the couple's long-distance relationship. The quirky couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony held in Tagaytay. Their friends and family, some of whom were part of the mob, took a long drive to witness Julie and Morris exchange vows.

Christian & Amanda: Amanda and Christian's Art Nouveau-themed wedding featured eclectic decor. Colorful stained glasses, classic sculptures, and an elegant mansion in Bohol created an air of luxury and sophistication. Every detail spoke of the couple's life, love, and sweet forever.

Coco & Jazel>:Prime couturier, Jazel Sy, and groom, Coco, had an intimate city wedding which was attended by their closest friends and family. Glamorous gowns and suits designed by the bride were worn by the entourage, making for a stylish wedding.

Patrick & PattyPatty Laurel and Patrick Filart were surrounded by their closest family and friends when they tied the knot at Hacienda Isabella. The couple's carefree celebration reminded guests of what the event really was all about: love. "It was very laidback, light and easy with lots of personal details," says the bride of their wedding."

Nark & Kel: Kel and Nark had a fall-themed wedding, which they laced with details inspired by the '50s. A warm color palette featuring red, orange, and yellow made the affair an inviting one.

Anna & John: Anna and John's country-style prenuptial shoot features rustic romance. It portrays the quiet life of a domestic couple settled in a peaceful and humble meadow, far away from the busy streets of the city. Not only did the the vast terrain of Sierra Madre Resort in Tanay, Rizal prove to be a suitable venue for such theme, but its facilities--such as the hanging bridge and wooden décor--accentuated the overall country feel of the shoot. The couple shares that they didn't really have a definite theme in mind for their engagement session. Photographer J Lucas Reyes, the groom's brother, knows the couple very well, so it was easy for him to conceptualize a story that fits their personality. In turn, Anna and John appeared as relaxed as can be, giving the photographs a natural feel.

John & Anna: Anna and John had a laid-back wedding, which they filled with DIY details. Dainty pastel colors gave a dreamy flair to their celebration.

Warren & Anne: Anne and Warren's big day was marked with a warm ambiance and classic sensibilities. A chic plum and turquoise color palette coupled with charming DIY details laced the couple's affair.

Alvin & Sweet: Sweet and Alvin wanted to veer away from the traditional wedding, and so they fused hippie and carnival-inspired elements for a unique affair. Details in pastel colors made their celebration exude dreaminess.

Chilley & Anna: Anna and Paolo personalized their wedding by incorporating a travel theme to their detailed, but simple decorations. For their palette, they chose blue and silver for a truly classic feel.

Peejay & Dei: Dei and Peejay wanted a laid-back celebration, and they got exactly what they wanted. With the help of family and friends, the couple pulled off an intimate coffee-themed celebration filled with DIY projects.

Abu & Rashi: Rashi and Abu marked their big day with a heartwarming Muslim wedding ceremony followed by civil wedding rites. The modern and personalized touches gave the couple's affair a charmingly unique character.

Niño & Marie: Marie and Nino had a very unusual wedding by deciding to find alternatives to fresh cut flowers. With ingenuity, the couple's celebration turned out to be a unique and memorable affair.

Carlo & Chie: Chie and Carlo had a simple and solemn wedding, which they planned from abroad. The couple's summer-themed celebration featured sunflowers incorporated into various wedding details.

Kelly & Jhoan: Jhoan and Kelly's wedding featured dreamy details in different shades of violet. Their intimate destination wedding, attended by their closest family and friends, was one warm and memorable affair.

Paul & Winnie: Winnie and Paul had a timeless affair with details in gray and deep red. Their wedding featured a mix of classic and modern elements that made the celebration exude elegance.

Mark & Krissy: Krissy and Mark envisioned their wedding as a fun and carefree affair, and so they chose their favorite movie, Up, as inspiration. Their celebration--which featured a blue, yellow, and gray palette and lots of DIY projects--matched exactly what they had imagined.

Israel & Lara: Lara and Israel's wedding was the picture of simple elegance. With charming hues of yellow, blue, and gray, the couple allowed their outdoor celebration to exude warmth.

Ian & Johann: Hann and Ian made their seventh anniversary as a couple even more special by tying the knot. The wedding featured a number of handcrafted elements in pink and gray, which made their simple outdoor celebration quite remarkable.

Jerald & Ruth: Childhood sweethearts, Ruth and Jerald, tied the knot with a fun-filled celebration that was perfect for the kids at heart. A bold black-and-yellow color motif gave their affair an air of modern elegance.

Jason & Shew: Shew and Jason marked their church wedding with a dreamy pink, purple and gray color palette. Dainty and personalized details left a heartwarming stamp on the couple's special day.

Mike & Jenica: Jenica and Mike celebrated their big day with an affair inspired by cherry blossoms. Personalized details gave their big day a warm and cozy vibe.

Paolo & Rissa: A sleek, classy, and modern affair marked the union of professional model Rissa Mananquil and restaurateur and sportscaster Paolo Trillo. They tied the knot in a simple and heartfelt ceremony. The beautiful rites were followed by a fun-filled reception.

Abner & Jenifel: Jenifel and Abner's 9-10-11 wedding exhibited a warm and ethereal vibe. With an intimate group of guests and charming wedding details, the couple's affair was a special affair to remember.

Marlu & Aya: Aya and Marlu tied the knot as they celebrated their third anniversary as a couple. Their September wedding took on a wine red and champagne gold color motif that channeled an elegant, romantic vibe.

Ian & Iah: Iah and Ian's wedding on September 10, 2011 (09-10-11) exhibited a laidback ambiance that allowed the couple and their guests to enjoy their big day. A yellow and blue color motif gave the intimate affair a chic and cheery flair.

Mark & Rica: College sweethearts Rica and Mark's wedding featured a fun and fuss-free vibe. With a travel theme, the couple's wedding exhibited the couple's fun-loving personalities and made the affair warm and enjoyable for everyone.
Paolo & Rachelle: With their warm and heartfelt wedding, Rachelle and Paolo gave more reasons to celebrate their 103rd month as a couple and Rachelle's birthday. The couple's celebration in Tagaytay had a coffee and adventure theme, which reflected the couple's warm and outgoing personalities.

Alex & Xyn: Xyn and Alex had a destination wedding in Tagaytay, and they celebrated their affair with details that were both chic and practical. With this, the couple's wedding exhibited warmth, charm, and whimsy.

Joseph & Patricia: Patricia and Joseph tied the knot with a modern New York-themed wedding that boasted of chic details and a cosmopolitan flair.

Leo & Ja: Overseas-based couple Ja and Leo made sure that their big day was everything they dreamed of, and they got what they wished for by being hands-on with the planning and by establishing good relationships with their suppliers. With these, their country vintage, travel-inspired affair turned out to be chic, warm, and charming.

Paul & Kat: Kat and Paul planned their affair from abroad, but that didn't stop them from achieving their dream wedding. By taking on DIY projects, the couple put a stamp on their peacock-themed celebration.

Myong & Jen: With chic details in yellow, red, and green, the couple's [reggae-themed] wedding turned out to be a refreshing affair for the couple and their loved ones.

Von & Ghee: Bright pops of color brought a whole lot of sunshine, cheer, and love to this summer wedding. Marked with a bright color palette, heart-warming surprises, and charming details, their affair burst with sunshine, cheer, and ultimately, love.

Mark & Angela: Angela and Mark tied the knot with a Southern California-inspired modern garden wedding that was marked with chic and dainty details. With a pink and gray color motif, the affair exhibited a warm, refreshing, and romantic air.

Nina & Randolph: The chic motif made their February affair feel like a love-filled summer day.

Lexi & Krisel: With the wedding's cool palette, the celebration radiated a warm and casual ambiance with its simple details and fun program.

Ron & Rachelle: With their hands-on commitment during the planning, the couple proved that dream weddings do come true.

Cyrus & Katie: PBA star player Cyrus Baguio weds his college crush in a nautical Hamptons-inspired wedding that was cool, chic, and refreshingly charming.

Ferdie & Liz: [Their] wedding exhibited a fusion of classic and modern design details. Their hot pink, black, and gray motif set the atmosphere for a romantic affair.

Gles & Karl. The couple’s wedding was the perfect fusion of clean, casual and stylish.

AJ & LA: Even though things didn't go as initially planned, the couple's peacock-themed wedding still proved to be a colorful success.

Cyrus & Jops: Pinoy pop culture characterized this fun modern wedding.

Eric & Erika: DIY details and shabby chic accents made this wedding exude rustic charm, romance, and whimsy.

Bryan & Majal: The couple had a modern garden wedding that paid homage to their Pinoy roots.

Job & Kath: This dreamy vintage-inspired wedding had all the makings of a chic, intimate, and love-filled affair.

Noel & Kate: This modern fuchsia and purple themed wedding exuded modern sensibility and timeless elegance.

Jeff & Edz: This long term couple made their twelfth anniversary extra special with a chic yellow and gray outdoor wedding.

Karl & Anna: The couple's outdoor wedding, which featured a gray and pink palette, was an elegant and romantic affair.

James & Gem: The couple's black, white, and plum wedding was a unique and intimate affair.
Stanley & Fei: Love for a chocolate drink led this couple to a fairytale themed wedding.

Odin & Tina: This couple’s charming Up-inspired wedding is the perfect launch pad for their life-long adventure.

Filbert & Mishi: DIY projects, fresh accents, and rustic touches gave this country orchard-themed wedding a warm and cheerful vibe.

Vince & Rhea: This tiffany blue and brown wedding was made warm and refreshing with lots of light-colored blooms and DIY projects.

Meg & Bem: This Mediterranean-themed wedding exuded distinct taste and elegance.

Billy & Abby: After being in a long-distance relationship, this couple celebrated their love with a wedding that combined two cultures.

Sunday, May 12, 2013



Preps: Makati Shangri-la
Ceremony: Santuario de San Antonio
Photographer: Metrophoto
Video: Mayad Studios
Planner: Perfect 10 Weddings
Food: K. by Cunanan
Groom's Boutonniere: {etc} Handmade Goodness
Entourage Flowers: Vatel Manila

Saturday, May 11, 2013


We just love the idea of shooting at a local perya so when Neptune and Bonnie asked for location ideas, we didn't think twice about suggesting this - they were just the right couple for the concept!

What we love about this whole shoot was the couple didn't bother to shoot in other locations: proof that if you know what you really like and you know how it will help you achieve the look and feel that you want, you'd stick to one plan and one plan only.

It was perfect, too, since their wedding theme was 'Small Town Fair'! They really scoured the metro for a traveling small carnival and they found one right in the heart of Antipolo City. What luck! ^_^

Photo/Video: Daniel Lei Studio
Makeup: Allen Gyan 
Hair: Anthony Segun 
Concept & Wardrobe Consultant: Vatel Manila 
Location: Antipolo City

Monday, May 06, 2013


"Being someone’s first love may be great, but to be the last is beyond perfect. This day, this moment, is beyond perfect." 
Whatever It Takes : Patti and Jon from Mayad Studios on Vimeo.
Mayad Studios
Mobile: (+63)917.919.3796


-- 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...