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Mahogany Place Tagaytay Prenup: Richard & Hazel

It’s often said that “absence makes the heart grow fonder”. Being in a long-distance relationship five out of their six years together, you can see how Richard and Hazel cherished every moment of their Mahogany Place Tagaytay prenup. How else would you spend a day meant for capturing such an important time in your life?

We sensed how much Richard and Hazel enjoyed their Mahogany Place Tagaytay prenup when they gave us the details of their experience and other useful tips. We’re sharing these with you so to take note! You never know if it’ll help you prepare for your own engagement session.

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Countryside Romance Prenup: Miko and Lea

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Miko and Lea’s nostalgic countryside romance prenup is a wonderful contrast to how their less-than-traditional love story began. Read on for juicy details and hot photos!

There are a lot of options for engagement session themes, especially when you’re willing to get out of the busy city. Whether you’re wanderlusts, adventurers, or a couple of foodies, the choices are endless. For Miko and Lea, their countryside romance prenup session was something they just had to do when they saw the El Kabayo Stables in Subic.

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Out-of-the-Box Wedding: Alexis and Eula

out-of-the-box wedding, bobby delos santos

There’s a reason why traditions are called that—we tend to live by these time-tested rituals. But Alexis and Eula’s out-of-the-box wedding proves that the unfamiliar can be just as comforting.

Wedding myths and traditions: there are a lot of them, especially in this country. Siblings cannot get married in the same year. Guests shouldn’t wear black. The buffet should always be overflowing. But when Alexis and Eula decided to have their out-of-the-box wedding, it wasn’t just to go against the grain. Rather, they thought carefully about all the details that they felt suited their tastes and principles. They wanted to have a wedding that truly gave back and paid forward to the people who mattered to them.

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One More Chance: Jeremy and Jessica’s Online Romance

One More Chance Wedding, David Garmsen, Stunning Republic

When the wounds of the past cut deep, it’s easy for us to believe that there couldn’t be a future that would heal them.  The same was true for Jessica…until she gave dating another try (and online too). One more chance, one more reason to hope. That was who Jeremy was for her.

Four years ago, Jessica ended her toxic and abusive marriage. After that dark period, she started to pick up the pieces of her life again. She faced her depression and finalized her divorce. And she mended her heart by learning to love herself again. She began to believe that there could be one more chance for her, if not to find love, then to be happy and free.

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Nikko, Japan Prenup: Albert and Carla Find Warmth in Winter

For many of us who live in this tropical archipelago, experiencing winter remains one of our favorite fantasies, right up there next to an efficient train system. Read on to see the incredible images from Albert and Carla’s Nikko, Japan Prenup!

To make their engagement session truly memorable, Albert and Carla chose to return to the place they call their haven. They organized a Nikko, Japan prenup shoot because it was a place dear to their hearts, where even the heaviest of snowfalls couldn’t diminish the fire and warmth that their love creates.

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Choosing Love: Nico and Ally’s Wedding (SDE by Ian Celis)

What if choosing love meant sacrificing your career? Read about Nico and Ally’s super sweet love story! It’ll let you see Type A individuals in a different light!

Isn’t it funny how, just when you thought you were totally in control of your life and had everything planned out, destiny decides to intervene? It’s kind of like living in an episode of Game of Thrones, though hopefully the less bloody ones. In the same way, Nico and Ally had already set their own plans and were on their way to slaying their goals by the time they met each other. They instantly clicked. But choosing love was not as easy as it seemed.

When they met, Nico was about to be relocated to Singapore for work.  Ally, who only wanted to get into a serious relationship, decided to stop seeing him. She thought if they ended up in an LDR (Read about a couple who did make it work), it would distract her from her career goals. But Nico didn’t let her go.

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Clark and Millie: 3 Life Lessons You Need to Learn Now

Clark and Millie

Early this week, the internet was abuzz with the story of a groom who couldn’t make it to his own reception, and the bride who stayed by his side ’til death did them part. Read on for real love and life musings from the story of Clark and Millie.

Clark and Millie first met in 2003. He was eighteen, and she, twenty-three. Over the course of the next year, they had a child and got married in civil rites but, before long, Clark had to leave for the US, only getting to visit his family every two years. Clark had long promised to Millie that they would get married in front of the altar. On July 12, 2017, he made sure that he would keep his word—even if it would be the last thing he did.

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Classy Wedding at Antonio’s: Nico and Joyce

Classy Wedding

Pulling off a classy wedding is possible at any budget. Find out how, like Joyce and Nico, you too can achieve that perfect balance on your big day.

Classy. There’s no other way to describe it. Joyce and Nico’s understated and classy wedding in Tagaytay was chock-full of nothing but pure elegance, both in the wedding details as well as the intimate moments they shared with their family and friends.

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Qatar Prenup: A Romantic Escapade for Benedict & Jette

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When you live far from your family, you want them to know how youre doing, even share about your romantic escapades, specially if its one that will lead to you walking down the aisle.

In a way, Benedict & Jette have immortalized theirs not just for themselves but for their families in choosing to have their engagement session in Doha, Qatar where the couple is currently based.

The venue that we chose are few of the tourists spots around Doha, Qatar. Since we reside in Qatar for a few years now, we want to focus on the location that we enjoy as a couple whenever we get our free time and also show our friends and family in the Philippines on what Qatar has to offer.

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Engagement Session in Dubai and Tagaytay: Kenneth and Remalyn

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Most of us don’t dare dream of having a double prenup shoot. But to have an engagement session in Dubai AND Tagaytay, two famous cities separated by vast lands and seas—now that’s something you don’t hear often.

Double prenups seem like something only celebrities can aspire for—what with the practicalities of building a home after your wedding looming over your shoulder.  Kenneth and Remalyn, who are both based in Dubai, had set their minds on doing just one in the Philippines, where they were getting married and where all their suppliers were.  They never dreamt they would be having their shoot done, not just in Tagaytay but also in Dubai, at the place where their love story began! The unplanned engagement session in Dubai was a sweet surprise that fate, as well as the Freshminds Photography team, had conjured for them. The couple were so grateful to their dream team’s generosity for this rare opportunity, a truly unforgettable Top Knotter moment.

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