Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Photo by Tara Whittaker as featured in http://www.thebridescafe.com/
My grandparents are my couple-role-model. They've been married for almost 59 years and they are a picture of a simple, happy couple. My Lolo (Filipino for grandfather) once said, every night when he prays, he prays for my grandmother first, before everybody else. They're the best and I love them dearly.
This wedding invitation by SeeSaw Designs (http://seesawdesigns.blogspot.com/) reminds me of my grandparents.
This is indeed the cutest, most heart-warming wedding invitation I've ever seen. ;)
I found this invite in Erin Jang's site of design and illustration. Erin Jang is a NY-based graphic artist.
This photo is from the wedding of Annemie and Mitch as featured in http://www.oncewed.com/. This photo has a cute history. :)
"The bridal party prepared for the big day at the Beauclair Guest House in Stellenbosch. One of the funniest moments getting ready was when the photographer asked the three bridesmaids to pose for a picture perching on the edge of the ball-and-claw bathtub - just as the girls got comfortable, the bath started tipping over, causing shouts of panic and lots of giggles! "
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Hope we can find out more about this dress and the designer. Not that I can pull off this dress. Haha!
Miss Nina Lee
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Photo from http://www.katetowers.com/
Saturday, March 21, 2009
This is one of my Brides
And this is the Maid of Honor
And the Bridesmaid
All images from www.lovenia.com
Teehee! This is fun!
You can DIY the bows and put them on plain peep-toes. Shoes by J. Crew, image from http://kenziekate.blogspot.com/
Printed matter. Shoes by J. Crew, image from http://kenziekate.blogspot.com/
For the beach bride. Thongs by Stella McCartney, image from www.net-a-porter.com
Froufrou! Aren't these Louboutins lovely?! Image from www.net-a-porter.com
Style = comfort. Stella Luna flats
Deadly deadly weapons! Stella Luna
I'm in love! Shoes by Omelle
That's how I want to be on my wedding day. I don't want to look like I was totally transformed into another person. No curly hair, no heavy makeup, no 50-lbs. dress that will hold every move I make. Just nice, easy and fabulous!
photo from www.lovenia.com
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
One of the discussion threads we had in W@W asked us to define an intimate wedding. For an average Filipino family, having 200 guests IS intimate!
What makes a wedding intimate? Here's my take:
1. Primarily and technically, it's about the number of guests. A wedding with
50 guests (or even less!) is what you can call intimate. In our culture where we have huge
families, you can consider 100 guests intimate (read: impossible!).
2. The look and feel of the wedding. Having your wedding ceremony and
reception in a place where you commonly have family gatherings will give your
affair an intimate feel. This place can be your family's ancestral home or a
hotel or restaurant where your family would usually go for birthdays and
3. Lastly, for me, the intimacy of the wedding greatly depends on how closely
the couple can interact with their guests during the party.
For our wedding, we are skipping all pictorials. The more time you allocate
for pictorials, the less chance you get to entertain your guests. My brief for
my photographer: capture images of emotions and connections and people. I
don’t want you art directing us the whole time. Just let things happen
naturally and let us enjoy our wedding and our guests.
We are also avoiding the big trend of having a grand entrance at the
reception and proceeding to the first dance. Instead, my fiancé and I, together with
our parents, will be at the entrance of the dinner hall to personally receive the
We won't have our own table at the reception - the one that separates the
couple from all the guests. I'm referring to the elevated table for the couple
that caterers/restaurants/hotels usually set-up.
What do you think?
Michelle and Oshine as featured in snippet and ink, Aregrayline Photography
Just the 2 of us: Their only guests were the photographers. Donna and Kevin as featured in snippet and ink
Amanda and Matt as featured in snippet and ink. Photo by Jessica Johnston