Need we say more? Check this out, rebels!
HELLO DECEMBER! My, my, how time flies! Before you know it, we'd have to write our annual year-end feature! And for sure one of the things that will come out of that is our new found love for Batanes which we've featured several times this 2013. And here we are again with another feature on this majestic, memorable place. The bride already wrote a beautiful and inspiring story about their wedding so here it is!
My Dream Wedding is a Logistical Nightmare:
An Ode to Batanes by Cha
Happy thanksgiving everybody! Do check out A Dash of Jamie's take on our Thanksgiving Special Feature today :)
I've been a huge dorky fan of the Hunger Games Series for as long as I can remember--even before the movie hype kicked-off. In fact, our Hunger Games Wedding Idea has been one of our most popular posts of all time. I have come to love the book for what it stands for--it is after all, about a rebellion *wink* and at the helm of that rebellion is the rebellious symbol that is the Mockingjay, Katniss Everdeen. Poised to have a rebellious streak of her own, Jennifer Lawrence has been promoting Catching Fire all over the world in various rebellious Christian Dior pieces. She has since proved that as a Hollywood actress, she can have her own unique style that is quite refreshing to see on the red carpet. How inspired it would be if a rebellious bride would follow her footsteps and walk down the aisle in a wicked bridal gown! Here are some of my faves!
Perfect for an anti-reception
kind of wedding
Perfect for a brunch,
tea-time kind of wedding
Perfect for a glam hotel kind of wedding
Perfect for a beach kind of wedding -- wouldn't it be ahhhmazing to see this unexpected gown in Boracay?
Have you watched the movie yet? Three words: YOU HAVE TO.
"Six months ago, in my happily-wedded bliss, this was what I vowed to my husband. While I may have underestimated the havoc that Yolanda would bring, the rest of it are truer now more than ever. Ranulfo Abellanosa, thank you for everything that you have done in keeping our families safe before, during, and after the typhoon. You are my hero, and our baby's, in these trying times and everyday for the rest of our lives. Thank you for being you... I love you. Please come back soon. (Happy 6th Wedding Monthsary!)"
-- Kathleen on her wedding vows (as seen below)
-- Kathleen on her wedding vows (as seen below)
|Photography by Mark Cantalejo|
When news of super typhoon Yolanda broke, my thoughts and prayers immediately went to our former clients, Kathleen & Dingdong. We can only imagine what it really feels like to be a survivor of such a horrific typhoon but they were there in the thick of things. On Facebook, spectators such as us were so keen to comment on practically everything--judging and ranting at every turn. Yet Kathleen & Dingdong, along with the other survivors--the real victims of the typhoon are the ones who have spoken with so much class, love, and maturity.
Kathleen & Dingdong are newlyweds. It was even Kathleen's birthday when things turned for the worse. And as if that was not enough, she's pregnant with their first baby. What's surreal is that her vows, written and said 6 months ago talked about thunderstorms. We'd like to share with everyone a copy of Kathleen's wedding vows:
An Origami-Meets-Peacock Reception.
A Creation by Gideon Hermosa of Event Studio
Just goes to show, that when you add two different things that traditionally don't make sense together, the result can be explosive!
Photography by Chestknots Studios
As a guest of Anna & Chuck's wedding, I can personally attest to the fact that their wedding--though obviously riddled with refreshingly creative ideas, was even made more memorable because of the personalized, meaningful, and love-filled ceremony. The couple culled inspiration from Peanuts--something they both loved. And it was amazing how consistent it was from the Facebook Event invite, to the directional signages, to the refreshment booth. And just as light, fun, child-like, and positive Peanuts is, the same vibe resonated all-throughout the day and unto the couple's loved ones. You could feel it in the air as friends cheered Chuck on as he made his way to the aisle. It was in the encouraging claps, hoots, and tears. It was in the testimonials and vows that the couple shared with guests, their parents, and to each other. I have to commend the parents as well though. While other parents would refuse a wedding theme such as this, they supported it and embraced it. And that is truly such an admirable way of showing love and support to the couple and their wedding ideas.
So as Lucy Van Pelt would say, "Happiness is a warm puppy." And this wedding was definitely warm and as fuzzy as a puppy :)