"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
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!
DROP DEAD REBELLIOUS
Printed lace long sleeved gown by Xioti Chiu; a
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."
THE GROOM IS A REBEL TOO
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"
THE WILD CARD
We DARE you to walk the aisle in this
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."
INSPIRATIONS BEYOND WEDDING/BRIDAL SOURCES
On Jaycee: White gown with hood from Christine Lam; A mix of emerald, deep purple and blue with rainbow seeds neckpiece worn as headpiece, Laia by Maryka ChuaOn RJ: 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."
FINDING YOU INNER GODDESS
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."
GOING BEYONG THE USUAL CUTS
On Jaycee: Fully beaded/embroidered nude tulle gown by Christine Lam; 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! :)
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)
Christine Lam https://www.facebook.com/
Vidal Clayton, CA Design Team https://www.facebook.com/pages/CA-Design-Team/180226071988002?fref=ts
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