5 Reasons Why Mary Grace’s The Garden Collection Cakes Are Wedding-Worthy


So, I have a strange fascination with cakes. I find each slice tempting, each slice delectable. Not that I have to taste every slice I find, right? But that’s my general feeling. And so, whenever I find a really good — mouthwatering good — cake, I just have to share the good news.
I have fallen in love with a Mary Grace cake on first bite. When we decided to gift our mom the Caramel Vanilla Bean Cake on Mother’s Day and tasted this soft, caramel goodness, it was the moment I swore loyalty to Mary Grace’s cakes. Each bite reminded me of childhood, each bite reminded me of how my Nanay’s cakes taste like. My Mary Grace experience was both nostalgic and sweet.
So when Mary Grace recently announced that they’re coming up with a celebration cakes collection, I knew they were up to something to look forward to. And boy, did they deliver! Their Celebration Cakes: The Garden Collection is a collection of delicately crafted cakes created to bring joy and happiness and to remind us that there is beauty in the simplest of things.
Pretty much just how weddings should remind us. We are really lucky because this scrumptious set of yummy cakes are so great, they are wedding-worthy. Here are the 5 reasons why:

1.  The whole collection will give you THE perfect wedding cake buffet.
I always tell you, why have one cake when you can have many? There’s really no rule about having just one wedding cake, right? So if you, like me, believe that showcasing a whole array of delicious cakes is not showing-off but a chance to share good food to your guests, consider having each cake in this collection as part of your cake buffet. Instantly doubles as your dessert offering. Not bad, huh?

2.  Each cake tastes like a slice of heaven.
I’m not a big fan of fondant icing. There I said it. The icing is my favorite part of the cake (yes, the most fattening part is my favorite!) and I just don’t find fondant’s taste fun to eat. So anyway, I LOVE cakes that are coated in all buttercream/ whipped cream glory! Mary Grace cakes are not just yummy in the inside, they ultimately taste good on the outside too — up until to that last floral design. But they are not just about the looks, do not be fooled. It’s when you dig in that you discover that taste of heaven you are looking for. Every bite is nostalgic, each one brings love and memories. Aaaaaaah.

3.  Each design is romantic and delicately crafted.
Each cake design in the The Garden Collection is like a romantic stroll in the park on a lazy afternoon. Every stroke of floral decoration atop each cake is delicately, carefully crafted, created to perfection depending on how you wished it to be. My favorite among the lot is The Martine, but you have other designs to choose from.

4.  Each cake will remind you of love and all that’s important in your life.
You all know how I love simple, intimate weddings. I love how simplicity brings out on what’s important in weddings — love, family and friends.
Each cake in the Mary Grace Garden Collection was named after the women in their family, and this act of dedication reminds us how simple celebrations can bring out love and happiness.

5.  Each cake is an epitome of grace and of timelessness.
When you put your heart and soul into your creation, you create something that transcends time. And because each Mary Grace cake is created with warmth and love, it becomes the perfect piece of grace and timelessness you need in your wedding. ‘Nuf said.

For more information about the Mary Grace Celebration Cakes: The Garden Collection, check out their website: http://www.marygracecafe.com/

All photos are from their Facebook page.

Ivy & Carl’s Batangas Road Trip Engagement by Bryan Venancio


Don’t you just love the feel of the cool gust of wind on your face, your car windows rolled down, your hair playfully swaying in the wind while you traverse a long road with your one true love? Oooh. And the amazing scenery. Don’t forget the amazing scenery that comes with it. You just love a road trip, don’t you?


We’re in luck today because our friends from Hanging Teacups sent our way the most relaxing road trip e-sesh you’ll find. Cool, calm and breezy –that’s what Donna from Hanging Teacups will share with us today…

“The couple, Carl and Ivy, just wanted a no-frills and relaxed engagement shoot. When they approached me to help them style their engagement shoot I knew just what to do. Together with the cool photographer, Bryan Venancio, we took a road trip from Manila to Batangas — away from the craziness of the city.”


“We stopped along the way to admire the amazing scenery and take their photos. We brought beers, some chips and a dependable pick-up truck and we ended up with pure laid back edginess. Truly, I say, love is indeed about the journey… and most importantly who you travel with.”




















The Photo Gallery:

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The Dream Team:

Photography: Bryan Venancio Photography | Make-up: Tin Albano | Styling: Hanging Teacups

Janna & Enzo’s Spring Inspired Wedding by Project JDG


“And it felt like spring time on this February morning”. It ain’t February but I caught myself singing this song. How can I not be? Enzo and Janna’s wedding was showered in lush florals and painted in a palette of pretty pastels, there’s no denying that a romantic tete a tete on a Spring morning was in mind when they planned for their big day.

Ready your Pinterest, loves. Everything in this wedding is just pin-worthy!

I fell in love with a whole lot of elements — from the newspaper invites to the vintage chic reception set-up by Passion Cooks Catering —  but my most favorite would be the cake! Dainty and chic, the wedding cake by the groom’s sister Issa of Golden Wheat Bakery is a sight to behold! I’m sure, it’s yummy too!


Cheers to Joshua de Guzman of Project JDG for doing a great job in capturing the beauty and love that day. But before you check out the rest of the photos, here’s the bride Janna as she shares an inspiration or two to all you brides-to-be out there…

“Enzo and I were schoolmates since gradeschool and became best friends since we were 13 and 14 years old. It took us 10 years before we realized that we love each other . In 2011, we became officially boyfriend and girlfriend but were separated after 3 months as I went to Canada to work as a nurse. 

I wanted to surprise my family and did not tell them that I was going home, so Enzo picked me up from the airport. We live in the same province at San Pablo, Laguna in the Philippines. Before Enzo accompanied me home, he requested to drop by his parents’ house just to say Hi. He told me that his parents and siblings were on the rooftop, and when we got there, Enzo gave me the ring and ask me to marry him and of course I said “YES!” 


“I am a morning person so I requested that our wedding be in the morning and have a lunch reception instead of supper time. I got the concept of newspaper invitation as people read newspaper in the morning. I love florals so I wanted to incorporate a garden inspired Spring wedding. We wanted pastel colors to give a bright and cheerful ambiance to the wedding.” 


“The most memorable part was walking down the aisle and seeing the people that you love all looking at you — it’s is just overwhelming, to see the groom crying and family and friends waiting for us. At that very moment, we feel loved that these people woke up early in the morning to be part of this beautiful beginning of our life.” 


“Everything takes time and planning, you only get married once so you have to enjoy the journey of waiting and anticipation of the big day. Doing DIY to important things on your wedding adds personal touch and makes it feel unique and special. To have a beautiful wedding, you need to know what you want, choose suppliers that perfectly fit your personality and be very keen to details. On the day of your wedding, let go of everything, smile and enjoy every minute of it! When all else fails, you are still the luckiest person in the world because you married the love of your life.”






























The Photo Gallery:

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The Dream Team:

Photography: Joshua de Guzman of Project JDG | Videography: Jake Olaso Wedding Films | Ceremony Venue: Santuario De San Jose, Greenhills, Philippines | Officiant: Fr. Eugene Fadul and Fr. Jerry Gaela | Venue: Glass Garden, Pasig Manila, Philippines | Wedding Day Coordinator: Kiss the Girl Events | Reception Venue: Glass Garden, Manila, Philippines | Event Styling + Catering + Drinks: Passion Cooks Catering | Wedding Cake: Issa of Golden Wheat Bakery | Stationery/ Invitation: Maj Olivares | Wedding Musician :Manila String Machine | Hair & Makeup:Cherry Pacheco Make Up | Bridal Gown: Mel Orlina Couture | Bride’s Shoes: Michael Kors | Suits: Mr. Galang | Groom’s Shoes: Call It Spring | Engagement Ring: Made by family friend | Wedding Bands: Made by family friend