Posts Tagged ‘wedding’


M&H Onsite Photo Slideshow

May 16, 2010

Our onsite photo slideshow made by our friends from 5th Door Productions.

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Wedding Pictures by 5th Door Productions

May 11, 2010

Photos by our main photographers from 5th Door Productions.

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Picks from 2010 Spring Bridal Collection (Part 1)

April 26, 2009

I browsed through the 2010 Spring Bridal Collection at Martha Stewart Weddings last night and I can’t help drooling over the fabulous gowns. Here are my personal favorites:

Carolina Herrera








Oscar de la Renta




Is this finally it?

February 18, 2009

After a LOT of research, I decided I want the following for my wedding gown:

A-line or Empire cut. This is the tried and tested silhouette that works for my body type (I’m pear-shaped).

With floral embellishment. Just perfect for my summer theme! 🙂

“Flowy” or “light” feel. Softer, layered dresses have always appealed to me more. Again, it’s just right since our wedding’s in the summer.

Minimal to no beading. Haven’t I mentioned enough times that I’m not a big fan of bead work?

With sleeves. This was actually an afterthought when I saw that last J.Crew dress. I realized I’d prefer to wear something with sleeves since I’ve never been comfortable in a strapless dresses.

While browsing through the internet (again!), I stumbled on this dress from Cymeline:

I think it combined all the elements I liked from my previous gown inspirations. I especially loved the similarity between its floral embellishment and the wonderful detail from the Kleinfeld dress.

This just might be it. 🙂 🙂 🙂


Flowers and J.Crew

February 16, 2009

In preparation for my meeting with another designer this weekend, I searched the net for more bridal gowns (I am so addicted!).

Instead of a new bridal gown, I found this:

Isn’t it just lovely? I hope to find something like this for my wedding. It would be perfect for our summer theme.

Based on this hairclip, I suddenly had this brilliant idea of using flower accents in my wedding gown instead of beads (hay…I don’t like beadworks talaga!). I found this from the old Kleinfeld collection:


Then I stumbled on these designs from the J. Crew 2009 Spring Collection:

I just love the simple elegance! They’re just the designs I’m looking for.

I searched for more J. Crew gowns and I found another design from their 2008 Spring Collection. I’m still undecided if I can carry the sleeveless look and this gown might just be the solution to my problems:



photo grabbed from

photo grabbed from


Who ever said you needed crystals and beadworks to have a fabulous wedding gown? 🙂


Another Bridal Fair Experience

February 15, 2009

I just got home from another bridal fair. I went with my mom (Mac’s busy with work) so I didn’t book anyone. I got a ton of ideas though. I also saw two people I know (one was a sister of a high school classmate, the other’s an office mate) who were preparing for their weddings as well.

I wasn’t really in the mood to go since my fiance wouldn’t be able to come with me. But it’s been a lazy weekend and I was itching to get out of the house. I tried to find out if there were any couturiers there and when I learned that Merlene Marcelo had a booth, I decided to go. I was planning to go to her shop one day soon anyway.

Since I’m looking for someone to design my wedding gown, I scouted out the couturiers first. For some reason, no one took my fancy. I’m looking for someone who can design something simple with minimal bead work but would still have that “wow” effect. The only one who came close was Merlene. Her gowns were really lovely but I really don’t know if she’s “the one”. It would have been perfect if I was the princess-y bride who wanted her gown with lace and shiny beads but I’m just not. My mom was actually getting frustrated with me since she couldn’t understand my obstinance with my “no beading” rule. What can I say? I am just not traditional. If most brides love embroidery and a lot of shining, glittering things on their gowns, I don’t.

The afternoon was not a complete waste though. I found this great supplier of sparkling fruit juices from France called Keror. It’s a great alternative to wine since not all of our guests drink alcohol. At only P130 a bottle, the price is super reasonable. I told the girl I talked to at their booth that I’ll buy a bottle after going around the fair but it completely slipped my mind! I remembered it when we were driving home na. Too bad. 😦

I also found this great wedding favor from Polka David:

Cute and practical at the same time. I was even tempted to buy a pair for my own personal use! Unfortunately, it’s way over our budget for the wedding favors. Good thing it doesn’t really match our theme so it wasn’t that hard to let it go.

I was also able to taste a sample of Judy Uson’s cakes. We weren’t looking for a cake supplier since it’s included in our package with Hizon’s, but I looked at the mini cakes as a possible gift for our principal sponsors. My mom and I were just bowled over by just how delicious her cake was. Good thing that the price of her mini cakes is within our budget. I just wish Mac was with me so we could have booked her then and there!

All in all, it was an eventful afternoon. Hopefully, my fiance would be able to go with me at the next bridal fair.


A Blue Summer

February 13, 2009

One of the best things about planning your wedding early is that it gives you the luxury of time.  My fellow brides at waw inspired me to take a closer look at our wedding and to think of ideas to make it more personal. “Simple” doesn’t necessarily mean “cheap” but a great wedding doesn’t have to be uber expensive either.  As a fellow bride put it, it’s all about the details.

We didn’t have a particular theme for  our wedding, just the color motif (blue + gray). We were leaning towards an apple-macintosh theme (I even started lay out studies for our Save the Date cards) but after thinking it through, we decided to let it go. Although it was unique and so “us”, we just couldn’t come up with enough ideas we agreed on.

my first lay out study for our Save the Date card (ipod touch).

my first lay out study for our Save the Date card (ipod touch).

To make the long story short, we decided to come up with another theme for the wedding (my fiance asked me to think of another theme to be exact).

I realized that the decisions we’ve made so far are usually based on the fact that our wedding date’s on April–summer season. It was a no-brainer; since we’re basing most of our decisions on the season, we might as well use it as our theme. We retained the blue (that’s non negotiable) but I searched the net for inspiration boards because I was a little lost on how I can incorporate a dark shade of blue to our summer theme. Blue for summer is usually the lighter shade (like cornflower) but since my dream of having a black & white themed wedding was shattered, I wanted to stick with dark blue (midnight or navy).  Basta, I want it dark. 🙂 I finally found this inspiration board from Snippets and Ink and the colors are just perfect (my fiance loves orange)!

Navy Blue + Rust ; perfect for our Blue Summer theme.

Navy Blue + Rust ; perfect for our "Blue Summer" theme.

We’ll be retaining a bit of frost or platinum gray plus some yellow and green for accents. This way, I don’t have to change the designs I have in my mind for my entourage. All of them would look fabulous in their navy blue dresses! 🙂

Here’s the latest study lay out I made for our Save the Date cards based on our new color palette:

Please click for a closer look. 🙂

I think it’s a major improvement over our ipod based cards. I got so excited that I even started the lay out for our invitations (but I won’t post that yet!).

I love it! What do you guys think? 🙂