Thursday, December 03, 2015


Last October, we had the chance to work on the flowers & set design for the Third Wave Photography Workshop held at the beautiful The Henry Hotel Manila. The event was organized by our dear friend, Jaja, of Jaja Samaniego Photography. Through this workshop, we also officially launched our return to event styling as Blue Trumpet PH, albeit limited to specific venues only. 
Because Jaja has always been a fan of the simple & subtle, the theme given to us was 'Understated Elegance', which pretty much was the direction Jaja's brand relaunch was going for. It's something we at Vatel Manila x Blue Trumpet PH greatly share with Jaja, this love for all things elegant & beautiful. And with that, allow us to share with you these stunning photos from the editorial. ^_^ 
Venue_ The Henry Hotel Manila 
Set Design_ Blue Trumpet PH 
Wardrobe Stylist_ Aira Franco
Hair x Makeup_ Gery Penaso
Custom Gowns_ Von Lazaro
Gowns_ Teena Sabrina Tan
Tuxedo_ Boy Kastner Santos
Shoes_ Carmelletes x Chancellor
Bouquet x Boutonnière_ Vatel Manila
Cake_ The Delightful Miss Joyce
Jewelry_ Denovo Diamonds x Twin Princess Gems
Props_ Spark + Twinkle x Rustan's x Modern Artifacts 
Invites_ The Letter Studio 
Overall Coordination_ Toni Gozum
Creative Consultation_ TASTEFVL by Bride and Breakfast

Saturday, November 21, 2015


"We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep." - William James 

You really have to give it to Cebu weddings. They always come up with the most unique of ideas. Take the entourage gowns of Andre & Mariel's wedding for example. They reminded me so much of the multi-hued Visayan Sea when you're landing in Mactan Island for the first time. It was only after seeing the photos did I fully realize the reason for the flower choices - they were to mimic corals! How wonderful! And the colors just popped out against the wonderful green gowns - love love love!  
Bride Mariel was a vision in her Pronovias gown, and Groom Andre, dapper & smart. Everything was just elegant and well thought of - all beautifully photographed by ace Cebuano photographer, Marlon Capuyan. Don't miss their SDE by Noel Samson at the end of this post. 
Thank you so much, Andre & Mariel, for making us a part of your team! You will always be remembered. Daghang Salamat! ^_^    
Preps x Reception_ Movenpick Cebu
Ceremony_ Sacred Heart 
Photographer_ Marlon Capuyan
Videographer_ Noel Samson 
Gown_ Pronovias
Makeup_ Tanya Tantuico
Coordination_ Bliss Unlimited Tisha Cue
Invitation Suite_ Googly Gooeys x Tippy Go
Customized Groom's Boutonnière_ {etc} Handmade Goodness
Bridal x Entourage Flowers_ Vatel Manila

Andre and Mariel - Same Day Edit from noelsamson on Vimeo.


-- 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...