Into the Woods x Cinderella

Once upon a time, we had a wish. We wished for our dreams to come true, for the magic of our minds to turn pixie dusts into butterflies. Now that Rebellious Brides has been here for almost four years, we are proud to give you yet another twist on a very classic tale. Because this is what we do. We are weavers of threads that make up wishes and dreams. We truly believe that Cinderella can choose to have a different happily ever after. And this is her story.

The Rebellious Ella.

Julie + VJ's Spanish-Themed Wedding

VJ, the "Rebellious Groom" is actually a former colleague of mine. And I am not surprised that his wedding is not only creative but also cohesive (where we 'came' from, we jut had to work that way).

But VJ is clearly not the only one with all the big ideas here. Julie is definitely a Rebellious Bride! What with her fabulous, non-white Christine Lam gown, her sensational red hot cascading bouquet (and we all know that cascading bouquets are almost usually white), her fierce and quirky bridal shots, from her impeccable styling choices (the entourage are so well dressed it's so amazing!). She was just killing it! She is obviously comfortable in her own skin and her own choices. And her personality just flawlessly reflected in every aspect of the wedding.

And we love the idea of a Spanish-themed wedding because after all, we were colonized by the Spaniards for more than 300 hundred years and their influences in our culture is so apparent. VJ & Julie's wedding actually gave us this "AHA" moment of realization that this theme could very well be another interpretation of Filipiniana and there's so many ways to go about it. As you will see in Julie & VJ's engagement and wedding photos - this theme can go from bold to classic, from sassy to romantic, from spicy to muted. Julie looks so ravishingly gorgeous in all of the many beautiful looks that REAL Makeup Artistry created for her in both occasions. And VJ looked very dapper as photographed by Quirky Creatives. They are clearly a rebelliously unique couple and it radiated in their wedding!

Congratulations Julie and VJ! May your marriage be as vibrant as your wedding!

PS. Don't forget that we have a Quirky Deal w/ Quirky Creatives and REAL Makeup Artistry! :)

Photography | Quirky Creatives
Makeup | Rae of REAL Makeup Artistry
Hair | Nhot for REAL Makeup Artistry
Gown | Christine Lam
Coordination | Kiss The Girl Events
Event Styling | Dave Sandoval
Flowers | Dave Sandoval

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Dream Sequence

How does love feel? It feels like a dream. But imagine taking that love to the next level? Imagine what being engaged feels? Some people say it's nerve-wracking. Some people say that the engagement part is stressful because of the wedding planning. But it doesn't have to be. Think of it as a giddy, exciting, and happy time. Enjoy the wedding preps and know that you will probably miss it afterwards. Being in-love and being engaged is like a surreal, dream sequence where you feel like you are in a wonderland -- where roses are floating, cupcakes are upside down, and you feel like flying. And this is exactly how Seth & Diosa's engagement session feels like. So whimsical and dreamy!

Love Wins

"Last June 26th, The US Supreme Court voted in favor of a constitutional guarantee for equal rights of same-sex marriages...That kind of recognition may never see the light of day in our country but the ruling had such a profound impact on me as I realized I was filming a gay wedding that very day I was hearing the news from the US. 

 "Love has won." That was the rally cry from the western hemisphere. And yes, in the end , we are all better people when love wins." 

- Jason Magbanua

The coincidence of Lyn & Lala's wedding falling on the same day that the US Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages nationwide in the USA was just so uncanny.

Love Play: Rebellious Brides X MangoRed

To those who have been with us since the blog's infancy stage, you would probably recognize these photos from a special daily countdown that we did for Rebellious Bride Mica's wedding day. 

In a lot of ways you could say that this was technically our very first collaboration shoot for Rebellious Brides. And yet this is the first time we are releasing these uber rebellious layouts for everybody to enjoy. 

This collab shoot was made possible by no less than the ultimate rebel gang MangoRed who simply told RB Mica, "Let's Shoot!" 

To which Mica replied, "GAME!" 

They say that such concepts are too trendy and will not look timeless in the long run. It's funny though but this shoot was like 4 years ago and it still remains relevant and current in 2015. And as RB Mica would say, as a couple they didn't aim for timeless. Rather they aimed for a time capsule - a screen capture of how she and her husband Marc were like during their engagement & wedding.  And so we hope these ideas will inspire you to just enjoy your preps. Don't over think the wedding, Just PLAY. Because the most candid, unadulterated, organic moments are the most fun to capture and remember. 

The Rebellious Yacht Party

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Just a few weeks ago, we decided to celebrate our "Three Years & Eleven Months Anniversary" with a bang. The last time we threw a party was ages ago.  We felt that throwing one at this very moment was just so symbolically perfect as we had so many new things to share with our guests. Particularly, we announced the launch of our Rebelle Youtube Channel and the official joining of our third Rebellious Bride, RB NiƱa Cuenca who will be taking a more active role for Business Development.

Choosing to do a yacht party was almost a "no-brainer." Parties are aplenty these days and we wanted to give our guests a rebellious experience that they would never forget. At times we debated on whether we should have a program or not, but we decided that mingling intimately with our beloved industry friends was all we needed to make the festivities memorable. Another debate that we had was on styling - but eventually we felt that spoiling our guests with overflowing good food and an open bar would probably be more relevant. In the end, we'd like to think that our choices were much appreciated and that everybody had a great time as evidenced by these photos you are about to see.

Planning this party almost felt like planning a wedding - what with the mood boards, styling, cake, catering, invitations, among many other things (we even had preps at Henry Hotel!). We have so many ideas that we can share with you and so we are coming out with a separate article entitled "How To Plan a Rebelliously Fabulous Wedding for Under P300,000" specifically based on how we mounted this yacht party - watch out for that!

In the meantime, enjoy these photos perfectly captured by 12 Masters Photography.
Marvin Dungao, you ROCK!