A Bride's Song

Let me start this feature by saying that knowing about this wonderful story makes me feel blessed, grateful, inspired, moved, and in love. Thank you so much Jhoanna, for sharing this with us.

The most wonderful, rebellious ideas are still the ones that really move your heart. It has always been about that. It's not about the smokes and mirrors. It's about letting your love story shine through just the way you would want it to be told.  Indulging yourselves as the ultimate dynamic duo, as the ultimate bride-groom team and creating your wedding the way you REALLY want your wedding to be, devoid of outside forces is what Rebellious Brides has always been about.

Rebellious Bride Jhoanna Regalado wanted to sing to the world of her love. And she was determined to do it in the best way she knew how---through a collaboration with the country's top composer, Trina Belamide.

Jhoanna writes: I used to be the lead vocalist for an acoustic band called  Belcanto years back. And I thought that coming up with an original song to serve as our save-the-date video music would surprise my music-loving-husband-to-be. That said, I only had one of the best composers in the Philippines in mind - Trina Belamide.

I hope that this moves you as much as it moved me. Listen to the lyrics carefully. Enjoy :)
MON AND JHO | SAVE THE DATE.mp4 from Kris Matanguihan on Vimeo.

Jhoanna’s Song 
Music and lyrics: Trina Belamide 

I. Wasn’t looking for love then 
Wasn’t looking for love when 
You stepped into my life 
Had walls all around me 
Then you came and you found me 
And never left my side 

 (‘Coz) You saw something in me and I in you 
You’ve been there for me and you’ve seen me through 
Moments that I’ll be ever grateful for 
So forevermore 

I choose you 
Oooh… I 
I choose you Oooh… I 
I choose you Oooh… I 
I choose you 

II. Tough times all behind us 
Now destiny finds us 
Finally on our way 
Every day and forever 
For worse or for better 
Together we will stay

CREDITS: Video by Kris Matanguihan / Styling by Rabbit Hole Creatives / Hair and Makeup by Terence Buenaventura / Song was recorded at Studio Z Productions Music / Lyrics by Trina Belamide / Sung by the bride / Shot on location at The Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros, Cucina ni Chef, formerly Dolce Vita along Ermita

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  1. Incredibly beautiful. One of the coolest videos I've seen. - Alec_Feline (GT)

  2. Dearest Kai - When you said write up, we didn't realize it will be in this magnitude. You and your team captured our story in the most sincerest of ways. Keep inspiring! I am a proud RB. We will continue to share the love - Mon|Jho

  3. WOW! one of the most inspiring wedding teaser save the date video feature i ever saw here in RB. I truly feel the love :-)

  4. beautiful!!!! :) posts like this are truly what makes Rebellious Brides such a great website for inspiration :)