I can’t actually remember the last time I fell in love with a song I use for “work”. Until Anj and Don’s wedding. The lyrics just resonated with me. The melody embraced me tightly like a lover’s arms. And that voice, earnest and re-assuring but never needy nor suffocating. Ladies and gentlemen. Ms. Marie Hines. [...]
Get ready to be taken over by the Last Song Syndrome… Music by Leah Mertz, used with permission. Please support her music. (thanks Leah!) ___ I had the pleasure of having an authentic Greek dinner with Lora and Archie in Manhattan last August. This was after her engagement shoot with Oly Ruiz. The weather was [...]
It’s a common reminder in FIlipino weddings, You’re not just arraying your partner, you’re also marrying his or her entire clan. For ill or good, that remains to be seen down the line . Seriously, that shows how much we value family relationships and its heartwarming to see how Rica and Anthony were the perfect [...]
Matagal tagal na rin akong hindi umiiyak sa kasal. Nagulat ako ng may talab pa pala. ___ (Halo cover by Lotte Kestner, please purchase her music here . I met Pamela for the first time on her wedding day. But the casual conversation we had during her makeup session (she did her own), covered a [...]
This wedding had a powerhouse cast – Paul Cabral, Rita Neri Event Planners, Francis Perez for Pat Dy and Executive Chef Franco Brodini for Shangri-la Makati. Time to bring the patent leather shoes and three piece suit out.
We arrived at Anne’s suite quite early in the morning and saw something unique in our eleven years of doing this. The gown was all covered up, the bride not having seen the final creation. Now that’s suspense and drama for you! (Plus, you have to hear the vows for this one, “uber-twitterpate”). Enjoy!
She broke her ankle the night before the wedding. There. I said it. And the bride will tell you all about it too. Because she is the perfect example of the ability to make lemonade out of lemons. Instead of being all sulky, she was pure sunshine. Instead of complaining about the pain, she focused [...]
Disclaimer: The music chosen for this piece does not in any way reflect the age range of the couples presented. (really!) I love my Wild Swans, my Xmal, my Joy Div, and my XTC. But I can’t deny it, I have a soft spot for Wang-Chung, Seona Dancing and When in Rome. Congrats Lorlyn and [...]
First things first, kindly watch the reaction of the couple during the screening of the SDE… I can’t actually remember the last time I had a couple dance midway through the video. It was exhilarating! I hope you feel the same when you watch it. It was a tough edit for sure, but well worth [...]
Roxanne’s wedding vows almost made me cry. All past pains, triumph and joy were encapsulated in her words. I could probably post everything unabridged and unedited here and you’d still watch it all the way through. Elton, being Elton, was steady the whole time. Casual viewers may mistake his expression for apathy or stoicism. [...]
Can you hear that? Smell that? Feel that? The ubiquitous Christmas carols pumping thorough the mall PA systems. The scent of freshly made kakanins wafting in the air. And the chilly night air. It’s that time of the year again. Things are going to be crazy again come December but we welcome the hustle and [...]
Christine has a long name. A very long one. But she proudly added one more the day she got married. I love how they exchanged their vows, deep and mundane both at the same time. We interweave the “what could happen” to the “what actually happened” to create a moving narrative. Happy Monday everybody! Christine [...]