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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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Tropical Island Wedding at Dos Palmas (SDE)

TROPICAL ISLAND WEDDING , Derek yee video, Myio Okamoto Photography

The wait is finally over for Max and Cristal. Watch that fateful moment take place in this tropical island wedding at Dos Palmas, bookended by lots of carefree partying.

If you’ve ever been to Metropolitan Manila, chances are you know what waiting is like and are getting tired of it pretty fast. There’s the spiraling line to board the MRT, the carmaggedon on EDSA and just about every other avenue in the city, even months-long waiting just to renew your passport. But waiting can be a good thing too–especially when it’s for something truly worth it, something you’ve prayed long and hard for. Some people believe that that moment when you’re about to quit is the time to keep going, the turning point before all things work out for good. That’s pretty much true for Max and Cristal too, who, after overcoming their disbelief, finally tied the knot at their tropical island wedding.

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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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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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Juday and Ryan Show Us 7 Ways to Keep the Flame Burning

juday and ryan

Juday and Ryan, who are celebrating their anniversary today, are showing us what real #RelationshipGoals look like—and how to achieve that!

It takes a lot to make a marriage work and last. And we mean A LOT. So whenever we see a more mature couple holding hands or going out on Fridate nights, we can’t help but wonder how they managed to still be in love after all those years—when sometimes we feel like strangling ourselves when the hubby forgets to put the cap on the toothpaste tube, or when the wife keeps nagging us to do just that. Juday and Ryan (surnames optional), who celebrate their eighth year of being married today, are just one of the celebrity couples whom we look to for this kind of #relationshipgoals inspo.

Though their marriage is still relatively young, Juday and Ryan have shown an admirable sense of maturity throughout their journey as a couple. So now, upon the release of the wedding video from their seventh year anniversary and renewal of vows, we’d like to share with you our thoughts on how the couple has kept their marriage strong all along. Read on for our breakdown and to watch the film by Jason Magbanua below.

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Wedding Videography Greats: 3 Pros Reveal Their Favorite SDEs

wedding videography greats

What happens when you ask professional wedding filmmakers to name their favorite SDE apart from their own? They remind you who the wedding videography greats are!

Last week, we rounded up some established and up-and-coming talents in the Wedding Videography industry to add variety to your Vimeo playlists. (Read the viral article here!)  This week, we asked some of these very talents to select their favorite wedding SDE from 2016.  The catch? It had to be from someone other than themselves. In the end, it was as if these pros were choosing their bets among the wedding videography greats of the Philippines.

We’re NOT saying this is a definitive list of the best in the business.  Art is subjective, we all know that.  But we have to admit that the names that popped up on this list didn’t surprise us so much.  After all, these filmmakers have been widely considered as wedding videography greats by so many print and online publications, as well as award-giving bodies.  Without further ado, we’re listing them here in alphabetical order so you don’t accuse us of playing favorites!

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Videographers to Watch: 2016 Wedding Film Roundup

Videographers to watch

When it comes to wedding videographers to watch, there are so many talents out there! Allow us the privilege of introducing you to seven awesome teams. You’re welcome.

Since January is the season for resolutions, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to add one more to your already long list.  We can be bossy like that sometimes.  But we promise this will be just as worthwhile as all your new get-fit plans, if not easier to stick to!  Here it is: We dare you to take note of these videographers to watch and subscribe to their Youtube and Vimeo channels.

Of course, we’re all familiar with the legends in the field (in alphabetical order, lest they accuse us of favoritism): Jason Magbanua, Mayad, Bob Nicolas, and Threelogy.  But even future celebrity bride, Ehra Madrigal, believes that all of the suppliers are talented!  It’s really just a matter of personal taste on the part of the bride and groom.  So, to help widen your choices, we had a chat with some fresh talents in the videography scene who might not be getting as much exposure as the greats.  Read on for our no-longer-secret list of videographers to watch out for this year!

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Karel Marquez and Sean Fariñas Teach Us 5 Real Love Lessons

No roses, no overlong kisses. In a world where love is often projected by media as an effortless journey, people can’t help but stop and applaud Karel Marquez and Sean Fariñas as they let their story unfold minus the edits and filters.

Narrated in our beautiful native Filipino, Karel Marquez and Sean Fariñas’ spoken word prenup video  inspires with every rush and stop—so much that the video has been viewed 680k times in just one week!  But before you get swept away for the nth time, we want to point out to you 5 real love lessons we could all learn from the couple’s story.  Take note because it could come in handy when The One comes along!

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