Most brides will attest to this: one of the most important decisions during wedding planning involves choosing a bridal gown that is just perfect for you. We asked a few industry insiders for advice to help you (finally) decide on yours.
The perfect wedding dress sometimes seems more like a mythical creature when you’ve tried on twenty, thirty RTW gowns and find you still cannot make up your mind between that princess ball gown or the sexy lace mermaid dress. Some brides have worn two dresses on their big day—probably because they couldn’t decide on just one. But for those of us who can’t afford that kind of luxury (because we need to be practical adults every once in a while), choosing a bridal gown that will flatter our God-given features seems almost impossible.
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.
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.
Calling all savvy brides! The 29th Before I Do – Wedding and Debut Fair is happening on July 8 and 9, 2017 at the Megatrade Hall 1, SM Megamall.
What is it about the 29th Before I Do fair that has us clicking our heels to no end?
Aside from the great discounts and promos for on-site bookers, couples and debutantes should be excited about the participation of prominent wedding suppliers such as Nice Print Photography, Studio1 Photography, The Mango Farm, Passion Cooks Catering, Villa Milagros Mansion and Gardens, Hearts and Bells, Tyrone An Couture, Elaine Celestino – Make up Artist, and J’s Diamond Jewelry.
At the 28th BID, the suppliers who were most booked were Annasthetic Designs, Studio1 Photography, Dangwa Florist, Marimar Florist, and Clint Carl Flowershop.
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
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.
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!”