A Thanksgiving Backyard Wedding - The Bride, The Groom, & The Wicked Wardrobe

"Be bold, be brave but be TASTEFUL." 
-- KC Leyco-Mempin 
(Miss Kayce Head Fashion Stylist | Menswear Designer)
Photography & Event Styling by A Dash of Jamie / Jamie Espadilla

Stylist to the stars and a rebellious bride herself (her prenup and wedding have both been featured here in RB!), KC Leyco-Mempin of Miss Kayce Style Team emailed us for a collaboration shoot and her email couldn't have come in a better time! As mentioned, our lucky stars really did align for this shoot (back track HERE). 

Left: Rebellious Bride/Stylist KC Leyco-Mempin 
Right: Snippets from Miss Kayce Style Team's Pre-Prod Organizer 
for our collaboration shoot!

Since RB Mica and I have been styling our own shoots, it was such a breath of fresh air to work with a pro! We were quite impressed with KC and Camz (KC's styling associate) from start to finish. Professional, natural pros, organized, and with an original vision, we have nothing but high praises for them. What's more, Miss Kayce Style Team made sure to give as much thoughtful attention to the groom...which let's be honest, tends to be forgotten during shoots because all eyes are on the bride. 

Speaking of the bride and groom, let's talk about our real-life couple Jaycee & RJ for a second, shall we? Jaycee confesses that she's an avid Rebellious Brides reader. In fact, she says she has a church group and they talk about our blog! Insert: blushing, proud moment right here--hello ladies!!! :) 

Most guys are kind of "iffy" when it comes to shoots like this, and RJ is of course no exception to that. But he sweetly, patiently, and lovingly went through the entire ordeal just for Jaycee. They are a kind-hearted, grounded, and beautiful couple to be around and we are showering them with all the positivity that we can throw their way! 

Jaycee & RJ's wedding is set next year and ironically, all of their wedding elements are all set--EXCEPT for Jaycee's gown. The thing is, Jaycee is a rebel bride and the designers that she's spoken to so far, haven't nailed her direction yet which she calls: "Mahinhin na Malandi" (In English, naughty but nice / sweet but spicy / angelic but coquettish haha!). This shoot though was a revelation for Jaycee and it allowed her to explore her options. Why, she had a total of FIVE looks for this shoot (and we could have had more if we didn't run out of natural lighting)! So it's time to zero in on one of the most highly anticipated parts of our feature--the wicked wardrobe! 


Printed lace long sleeved gown by Xioti Chiu; a pair of rose cut natural blue sapphire dangling earrings accented by round brilliant cut blue sapphires, black and white diamonds and set in 14K gold from IMELDA'S JEWELRY. Rust platform heels from Centropelle 

KC shares: "Following the concept of Thanksgiving/fall and RB team's pegs of how everything else would look, we wanted the bride to be the highlight of the shoot. We wanted her to fit in the setting yet still standout. We dressed her up in rebellious gowns and jewelry that other brides won't necessarily match together." 


Blue velvet blazer from ONESIMUS SUITS & BARONGS; white long sleeves from THE DAILY Shirting Company; OTAA paisley sea blue bow tie from RUMMAGE PH. Burgundy hi cut boots from SEBAGO

KC shares: "Don't forget the groom's outfit! You're spending a lot on your gown, let him spend some for his suit. :) He should equally look good  just as much as you. Choose a designer/label you are comfortable with that can custom tailor a suit/barong/tux for him."

KC adds: "Most suits are worn in "sets". With sets, I mean matching suit jacket/coat and pants, complementing dress shirt and ties or bow ties in their color motif. We are so happy that we were able to mix and match suits for this shoot. We also loved that Onesimus Suits & Barongs have velvet blazers in their collection. We love the color and texture of velvet fabric. Wool is typically cool but velvet is so very awesome"

We DARE you to walk the aisle in this

2 piece gown (leather cropped bustier with champagne ball skirt) by Jiezl Sunga
Necklace and bracelet with one baroque freshwater pearl pendant accented by diamonds and Tahiti black round south sea pearls set in 18k white, yellow and rose gold from IMELDA'S JEWELRY. Black sequined wedges from Centropelle

KC's advice: "Have the guts to wear what you want keeping in mind your true self and having the guts to also take in what and/or how people will react when they see what you chose for your wedding. True rebels don't care what others say and they know what they want."


On Jaycee: White gown with hood from Christine Lamrose cut natural emeralds accented by round brilliant cut white diamonds set in 14K yellow gold from IMELDA'S JEWELRYA mix of emerald, deep purple and midnight blue with rainbow seeds neckpiece worn as headpiece, Laia by Maryka Chua / On RJ: khaki blazer (model's own), scarf from ONESIMUS SUITS & BARONGS; pink long sleeves from THE DAILY Shirting Company

KC shares: "Fall/Autumn colors were kept in mind and also the styles and textures that we would see on the runway or fashion magazines. We created mood boards/pegs of styles and colors/textures.  This is what came out: bold prints and colors, leather for texture, and hood in replacement of the veil or just a hint that FALL/AUTUMN is also a time where long sleeves, hooded jackets,knits come out." 


Champaign brocade gown with silver metallic details by Vidal Clayton of the Cecilio Abad Design ; SNOWFLAKES earrings with round brilliant cut diamonds set in 18K white gold and LACE Bangle in 18K white gold and with round brilliant cut diamonds. BOTH from IMELDA'S JEWELRY; purple clutch bag from IVORY and WHITE Bridal Store ; metallic gold pumps from Centropelle

KC on rebellious bridal jewelry: "Key pieces of jewelry is just as important as the gown. We chose black pearls, blue sapphire and opal from Imelda's Jewelry collection to complement our gowns, away from the usual white pearl and diamonds." 


On Jaycee: Fully beaded/embroidered nude tulle gown by Christine Lam Mexican fire opal earrings accented by natural multi-colored sapphires set in 18K gold from IMELDA'S JEWELRY;orange pumps from Centropelle; brown beaded TYRA clutch bag fromIVORY and WHITE Bridal Store / On RJ: Dark brown velvet blazer from ONESIMUS SUITS & BARONGS; blue and white striped long sleeves from THE DAILY Shirting Company; OTAA silver grey with white polka dots bow tie from RUMMAGE PH; brown shoes from SEBAGO

Camz Materiales from Miss Kayce Style Team has this to share: 
"I think our style inspiration for this shoot is to inject colors and prints and not to be the commercial bride / groom. I think for the brides, if they want to be a rebel / different it doesn't have to be over and beyond their personality. And do not to be afraid of colors especially in their wedding gowns for as long as when you look back you won't regret it. The key also is consistency with their style / theme."


RB Mica has this to share about Jaycee's makeup: "I did a wearable smokey eye using browns. I kept everything else simple and mostly in the shades of peaches. I also redefined the bride's eye shape with a winged look using eyeliner."

Final words from me, RB KAI: "Having a home-based wedding doesn't mean you can't be as glamorous as you can be. In fact, this could very well be the perfect time to splurge and experiment with several looks since you'll be saving a lot on venue fees! When we started this blog 2 years ago, it was so difficult to find rebellious bridal looks. But here we are today collaborating with some of the finest rebel talents our industry has to offer. We hope that in this all-out effort we are offering to you, you will find something that unleashes your inner rebellious fashionista bridal personality!"


Thought we were done? Of course not! A wedding is after all, not complete without the photo+video cinematic highlights! So watch out for that grand finale! :)

But if you haven't read the first parts yet, read: 
A Thanksgiving Backyard Wedding - The One on Rebellious Details and Ideas

A Thanksgiving Backyard Wedding
Hosted by The Rebellious Brides / Wedding Agency

Bride and Groom Styling by 
KC Leyco-Mempin and Camz Materiales
IG: @misskayce / @camzmate
Twitter: @misskaycestyles / @camzmate
hash tag: #misskayce 
Contact Details: 0917 5386868 / 6240955


Xioti Chiu (IG: xiotichiu)
Jiezl Sunga (IG/twitter: jiezlsunga)

Imelda's Jewelry
Contact details: imeldasjewelry@gmail.com 0920 923 8115
Ivory and White Bridal Store 
IG: ivoryandwhite / www.ivoryandwhitebridal.com
Laia by Maryka Chua
IG: malaiangmaryka

Centropelle Twitter: centropelle /IG: centropelleshoes
SEBAGO Twitter: sebagoph /IG: sebagoph
Branches: Powerplant Mall and Greenbelt 3

Onesimus Suits & Barongs
Instagram: Onesimus_ph

THE DAILY Shirting Company
IG: thedailyshirtco
Twitter: thedailyshirtco

Bow ties:
Rummage PH

Catering by Pumpkin Catering (0915 116 9489)
Photography & Event Styling by A Dash of Jamie
Flowers, Bouquets, Boutonnieres, and Wreaths by Jacqs Floral Design Studio 

Makeup by The Makeup of Mica
Featuring Real-Life Couple, Jaycee & RJ
On Location at Ayala Heights

Calligraphy & Invitations by Ink Scribbler
Souvenirs by Dreality Souvenirs 

Follow us on Twitter! @RebelliousBride

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