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Intimate Batanes Renewal of Vows: Jody and Dicky

Intimate Batanes Renewal, Metrophoto

What makes weddings special? Is it the fancy and lavish wedding reception? The long-trailed wedding gowns? Or the big, sparkly diamond wedding rings? This intimate Batanes renewal of vows by Jody and Dicky reminds us all of what truly makes weddings special.

Usually, couples would invite people who have witnessed their love story as their wedding guests. But Jody & Dicky wanted to do things differently for their wedding vow renewal.

It’s our 15th wedding anniversary. It’s very special because it’s intimate. In fact, it was just  my husband and I declaring our vows again. It doesn’t have to be with a big crowd. It is enough for just the two of us with the presence of a Catholic priest to bless our married life.

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Cozy Indoor Prenup Shoot at Antipolo Beehouse

cozy indoor prenup, bob & zab photography, trisha leah mercado

For a laid-back couple like Jay and Kaye, it’s more about the personality than the drama. With the help of their photographers from Bob & Zab Photography, they came up with the perfect cozy indoor prenup at Antipolo Beehouse.

“We chose the venue because we were looking for a place that’s cozy, where we don’t have to be pretentious and we can just be ourselves.”

Aside from choosing the right venue, choosing the right outfit is key to getting the kind of vibe you want for your prenup. While they had different sets of outfits for the shoot, they were all well within the casual & cozy style.  With coffee, pizza and lots of laughter, we can see how light and relaxed Jay and Kaye were.

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Classic Romantic Wedding: Marsala, Old Rose & Blush

classic romantic wedding

It is every little girl’s dream to have a classic romantic wedding. They dream of a prince dressed up in his white tunic waiting for his princess donning her beautiful long white wedding gown. With a touch of marsala, old rose & blush with gold accent, Jay & Maan’s wedding looked like a page out of a romantic fairytale. 

We can also say the same about this couple’s love story. As Maan shared with us,

“All along alam ko na sya na yung “the one” ko. Kahit topakin ako at paranoid I had that feeling na sya na talaga. Right from the day na sa loob ng chapel nya ako tinanong kung pwede syang manligaw.

Sya yung hiniling ko kay Lord. Yung araw-araw akong liligawan, pipilitin akong intindhin kahit unreasonable na ako , malaki ang takot sa Diyos, matinding magmahal sa pamilya nya at mahal din ng sobra ang pamilya ko.” 

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Beautiful Simplicity: The Wedding of Mark & Maan

Beautiful Simplicity

Why do we love watching SDEs so much? Hint: it’s not for the eye candy (though that helps). It’s because we get to witness the intimacy and beautiful simplicity of a couple saying “I love you’s” that last forever.

Timing is everything, they say. Fortunately for Mark & Maan, their love endured to overcome a case of wrong timing. In their SDE by Jake Olaso, the beautiful simplicity of their wedding–and love–is crystal clear.  Their is a love that has not only helped them endure over time, but also transformed them for the better.

“Mahal kita. Walang pero, walang kasi, walang dahil. With you I have been the most selfless, the most understanding, the most patient that I have ever been. Our love for each other is far greater than all the things that pushed us apart. Totoo pala ang sinasabi nilang ‘Kung kayo, kayo talaga’. If it’s God’s will, it will happen.” – Maan

“Marami na tayong beses sinubok ng pahahon. Umibig, nasaktan sa di tamang panahon, pero hindi ko na palalampasin pa ang pagkakataon na makasama ka sa pang habang panahon.” – Mark

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Laid-back Prenup: Lazy Sundays at Eastwood and BGC

laid-back prenup, colove studios

Glam isn’t the only way to go when planning for your prenup. If you’re more relaxed than glitzy, opt for a laid-back prenup instead. This lazy Sunday-inspired shoot at Eastwood City and The Fort just makes us want to curl up and stay at home all day.

There is a reason why lazy Sundays exist. Because our lives are constantly bombarded with work and other priorities, we deserve a day to rest and to do the things we love. That was our couple’s inspiration for their laid-back prenup.  Joseph and Dianne are a couple of homebodies who wanted something simple and relaxed, like them. A Sunday free from all hustle and bustle, no crowd in sight, complete with fair weather.

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Benguet Prenup: An Earthy & Chic E-Session

Benguet Prenup, Mayad Studios

A hike up the mountains doesn’t seem to be such a bad idea if it means getting such awe-inspiring photos like these from Ton & Trizia’s Benguet prenup.

Fortunately for Ton & Trizia, the photography studio they tapped, Mayad Studios, gave awesome  recommendations for their  prenup theme and location.

“The theme and concept were recommended by Mayad’s creative director, Kharu. Photographer, Bill suggested we do the shoot in Benguet where had to climb mountains. (It) turned out to be one of the best experiences during the shoot!”

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Love Moods: Robin & Dholly’s Zambawood Prenup

While romantic is a type of love, there are so many love moods within it that a couple can experience. This is what Robin & Dholly wanted to capture in their Zambawood prenup.

“We wanted our shoot to have variations. So we made sure that each theme is totally different from each other, but still showcases the kind of love that we currently have and dream about.”

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Solenn and Nico Show Us 5 Ways to Recognize True Love

Solenn and Nico, Jason Magbanua

Can you imagine a time when Solenn and Nico didn’t know each other? Yet now they seem perfect together. We’ve dissected their wedding film for signs to recognize YOUR true love. Remember to keep your eyes open because he/she might just be lurking around the corner!

On The Top Knotters, we feature weddings and engagements—so-called success stories in the department of love. But anyone who has ever attempted to get into a relationship or even just had a crush has most likely also felt the soul-crushing effects of heartbreak at least once in their life. It’s all sorts of salt-in-your-wounds, I-can’t-stop-bingeing-on-ice-cream, my-life-has-lost-all-meaning painful! And when it reaches such a low, we start doubting if we will ever find love again or if, indeed, love exists for such imperfect human beings such as ourselves.  Enter, Solenn and Nico.

We’ve all seen them pull pranks on, poke fun at, and profess undying love for each other on their Instagrams. So how can we not believe in divine providence when we consider the truth that, ten years ago, Solenn and Nico didn’t even know each other? And now look at them: they’re inseparable!  It must be true love.  So we’ve taken it upon ourselves to dissect their wedding film (which was as spectacular as can be expected from Jason Magbanua) to discover the secret to recognizing true love when it comes for us, bow and arrow and all.

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Dreamy Prenup : A Soiree For Two at Alta Veranda

Dreamy Prenup, Proudrad, Tipping Point Collective

From a modern day belle to an ethereal princess, this timeless, dreamy prenup highlights different romantic looks on soon-to-be bride Sheena while exquisitely paired with her future husband, Rocky.

The couple describes their prenup theme to be dreamy, whimsical & romantic. For this, they chose Alta Veranda De Tibig in Silang, Cavite as their backdrop. They found this place to have a unique, romantic vibe with a classy & elegant ambiance.

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