Today’s wedding is like waking up to a perfect day. The sky is blue and clear. The sun is out — its soft, warm rays lends life to everything it touches. The grass is greener, still holding up the last drops of the morning dew. The birds seem merrier; the flowers, brighter.
Nap and Yan’s wedding is very much like this day — warm, familiar, perfect. I have always been enamored with intimate wedding celebrations and to say that I was swept off my feet when I first saw their wedding, well, is an understatement. It is weddings like this that remind us of family, of personal touches and of an unspeakable beauty that demands no attention.
Thank you so much to Jeff Garban of Green and Purple Photos, for sharing this sweet, sweet celebration of love. His photographs would show us just how beauteous and heartfelt this wedding was.
A beautiful day deserves a beautiful wedding. Here’s the rest of Nap and Yan’s wedding. ♥
The Photo Gallery:
The Dream Team:
Photography: Jeff Garban of Green and Purple Photos | Ceremony: Archbishop’s Palace of Cebu | Reception: The Cathedral Museum | Bridal Gown: Ivan Belocura | Hair and Makeup: Andy Sinadjan | Groom’s Attire: Ivan Belocura | Bridal Bouquet: Vatel Manila | Flowers and Décor: Marilou Valencia | Wedding Cake: The Chocolate Chamber
Some wedding inspirations never get old. The Vintage Travel theme is by far, among the ranks of most popular wedding themes because of this reason: it never fails to evoke that familiar sense of nostalgia and that eagerness of discovering new places. Makes it THE perfect inspiration for all romantic couples who love the nice and quiet that this theme brings.
Today’s couple Jobe and Apple lovingly chose this theme for their engagement shoot and they nailed to a T!
Apple shares,”We love adventures and we love to travel! We got engaged last year on our 6th anniv at Ilocos where we had our Ilocandia Tour. On every occasion, birthday and anniversaries, we made sure to explore new places together.”
Full of romantic, nostalgic little deets, and captured oh-so-wonderfully by the bride’s brother, Pat Buenaobra, I’m sure this set of Vintage Travel inspired e-sesh will make you want to snuggle while drinking that hot cup of cocoa. Just what we need for cold nights like tonight!
Here’s the rest of Jobe and Apple’s engagement shoot. Enjoy!
The Photo Gallery:
The Dream Team:
Photography: Pat Buenaobra | Assistant Photographer: Paolo Genoves | Location (1st set): Angeles City | HMUA & Styling (1st Set) : Marjillet Soriano | Location (2nd set): Fernwood Gardens, QC | HMUA (2nd set): Dylan Sean Chua
Oh yes, this is a new post. You’re not dreaming and this is not my ghost writing. I am actually back! Yaaaay!!! To all who missed me *sniff* (you’re all too sweet!), I missed you all so much too! Tee-hee! Okay, let’s do the catching up later, and let’s all get back to blogging-about-gorgeous-weddings first.
I thought I owed you BIG time dear cherries, for being absent for so long, that I decided I would save and give you something swoon-worthy when I return. Definitely all sorts of stunning, Feli and Jo-ann’s wedding is something you’ll never tire of gushing over. It has the right mix of fashion, flair, elegance and simplicity. It has the makings of timeless and the lovely snaps by Pat Dy has documented very well that timelessness.
I think it’s best that we hear first hand from the bride herself — so here’s Jo-ann — on her thoughts on how a strong bond with Feli brought them together in marriage and how she made their wedding day extra special:
“Feli and I have been dating for 7 years. We both love to travel and we both like good food. Usually the highlight in all our travels abroad are the really nice restos we get to visit. We pretty much are on the save wavelength when it comes to values and how we wanted our life to be. However our personalities are entirely different. I am high strung, talkative, very passionate and has a strong personality while he is silent, soft spoken and very passive. I think it pretty much is the reason why we click because we rarely clash.”
“He proposed in a suite at their Sulo Riviera Hotel. Ever since our first visit to Antonio’s during our first year of dating, we knew that Antonio’s was the perfect place to host our intimate wedding reception. We loved Antonio’s garden feel, the black and white tiled floor, it’s homey but elegant feel and the perfect Tagaytay weather. We are also foodies so it is important to us that the food served for our wedding guests is excellent.
Henry Pascual and I focused on modern, chic, minimal but gorgeous flowers to style the beautiful Antonio’s restaurant. We chose purple, pink, white and green flowers.”
“As for the theme and motif, I wanted a modern but whimsical feel to the wedding so I chose grey and peach for the bridesmaids gowns. I came across June Pugat’s Spring/Summer collection 2013 while browsing through a fashion blog. I was blown away by his talent in hand painting gowns. Without any hesitation, I sent him an e-mail right away. It was a very memorable collaboration with June. My girls had the most unique, couture gowns for the wedding.”
“My non-negotiables were Pat Dy, Mayad and Veluz. Pat Dy for his classic, elegant photography style, Mayad for their romantic and cinematic shots and Veluz, how can you not love Veluz? Her dedication to her craft, the beautiful and intricate gown embroidery of pearls, sequins and swarovskis, and most of all, the signature Veluz illusion back.
Overall, it was a beautiful wedding. I could not thank Jody Liwanag of Events Experts and her team enough for the perfect execution from the church ceremony down to the wedding reception.”