Return to Opulence: A 1920s Wedding

Being both from advertising agencies, Kitty and Vince have a keen eye for beauty. Hence, it was all about glitz and glamour. It was a wedding where you excitedly realise you can wear your silk gloves and not look overdressed. In fact, the point was to wear your best pearls and fascinating fascinators! 
Just like the good old times.

Rustic Carnival Prenup

How can you go wrong if you're featuring a couple from the wonderful world of advertising? Agnes is a Client Services Director while Dan is a Creative Director. But because both of them decided not to take themselves too seriously with their engagement shoot, they ended up in Star City.

Although they would have easily opted for a perya -- the Philippine's version of the travelling carnival but much less posh -- had they found one.

Looking at their photos though, you'd think they're in a carnival abroad :)
Photos by Fuguwi Collective

Wedding Agency: JP & Bonsai's Retro Brunch Wedding

This wedding is close to my heart because I was witness to Bonsai and JP's love story from the very beginning. You see, the bride used to be my roommate! And ever since Bonne handmade and The Makeup of Mica started, we have done numerous collaboration shoots. \We even call ourselves partners-in-crime :)

Naturally, creating a Wedding Agency walkthrough for my dear friend Bonsai Fojas was super exciting. Here are some slides from our presentation and the actual implementation seen in the beautiful photos as captured by We Do It For Love 

Oh and you can backtrack on their prenup feature here: 

Rebellious Groom Inspiration: Do.Se

There are tons and tons of ideas and wedding inspirations for the Bride. But more often than not, we tend to overlook the groom. But ladies, this is his wedding as well. Give him his share of the spotlight. Let's all pave the way for  anti-cookie-cutter grooms. This goes out to those who want inspirations and pegs that break away from the norm and choose designs that make statements.

Rebel Groom, this video is for you!

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Rebellious Bridal Showers

Photography by Metrophoto

In this fanciest collaboration shoot that we've ever done so far, there won't even be a wedding in sight. Because a wedding is not just about the wedding day and the prenup ideas per se, don't you agree? So in this 2-part editorial that we did with Metrophoto, Eskaya, and Powercom (Eskaya's marketing team where RB Mica and I are also part of), we'll show you a Bridal Shower and Honeymoon Concept perfect for the rebellious, luxe bride/newlywed.

Rebellious Bridal Style: HUNNIE

Photography by Midori Moon
Today, we bring you the rebellious bridal style of Hunnie. Everything about her look is so refreshing. First of all, I love how she paired her non-white bridal gown with Turquoise earrings and shoes. Wearing turquoise during a wedding reflects a carefree kind of bride! But what was even more surprising is how she went for a blue eyeshadow for her makeup--definitely something we don't see in bridal makeup everyday.  Hunnie's look is just another proof that being on the stylish, fashionista side for a bridal look can still turn out beautiful and tasteful. The key is in perfect editing. 

Never Let Your Wings Be Stolen From You

Rebellious collaborations have long been a staple in the 3 years that we've had this blog. And we pride ourselves for being one of the firsts to do it. Every year is different. But three things remain: 1) We always want to do something that's out of the ordinary, 2) We always want to celebrate talents (both fresh and seniors) and kind of push them out of their comfort zones, and 3) We never take our shoots seriously (topak kung topak! in English, "cray, cray!").

Joanne + Tom: Pure Shores

Photography by Bordoy Viterbo 

In this Boracay wedding, you'll see the elements of what makes a wedding "rebellious" in our books. 1) Celebrating the destination wedding in its purest form without over-styling it, 2) Non-traditional, understated, stylish wedding style, 3) Beautiful photography, 4) Natural and organic looking, and last  but not the least 5) A laid back couple who just wants to get married. 

That's all you really need, folks. 

Rebellious Bridal Style: OLIVIA

Occasionally, we blog on simply a bride's style. Zeroing in on how a bride can rebelliously think of a cohesive style that is of course non-traditional, or a bride that chooses color palettes that are refreshing to see, or a bride that is rebellious enough to make her entourage look just as stunning as she is. Lately, I'm feeling like we need to do this more often so that we can inspire more brides to rebel against the usual looks/fashion. And speaking of rebel looks, here's one from a random photo shoot that Quirky Creatives made for Raf & Olivia--this is NOT a wedding nor a prenup photo okay? It was a random pictorial done during a fashion event. But I wanted to feature this because we love NONE-bridal pegs remember? ;)

I love Oliva's Ryan Madamba gown, don't you? I think it makes for an awesome anti-white bridal gown idea! The structure of the dress is so flattering, and the way Olivia looks just completes the look so well.

Tadashi Shoji


I've just realized that I haven't actually written a blog tribute to one of my most favorite international designers, Tadashi Shoji. I love him because he makes curvy women like me feel beautiful. I have two of his gowns and both make me feel like Juliet Capulet. I also love him because his creations are quite unique, and always with a hint of twist on classic styles. And most of all? His creations are soooooooo unbelievably and thoughtfully affordable (check out my pricing guide for bridal gowns below).

Here are some of my favorites from his Spring 2015 collection:

We Are Seekers Goes Film

Wedding Videography in the Philippines has got to be one of the most challenging to break through. The standards are so high because they were pioneered and dominated by innovators the likes of Jason Magbanua, Bob Nicolas, Threelogy, and Mayad. And it's so difficult because you could easily get branded as a "me-too." But there are fresh new talents entering the scene--and if the name of the game before was to "copy" the greats, now, it's all about veering away from what has already been done and finding one's identity. And that's what I love about We Are Seekers' new brand of film making. As RV Dela Paz asserts, they gathered all their learnings from videography from their previous experiences and created a signature style that is proudly their own--something that's not copied from others.

Tips from Holly & Denero's Wedding

We can all learn a thing or two from weddings from around the globe. I for one love American weddings because there's an understated coolness and chicness in how they plan their weddings.  Holly & Denero's Oregon wedding at the Jardin del Sol is an example of that. For one thing, brides there are rebellious enough to do their own makeup if they know how to. And brides like Holly are not uptight when it comes to their styling--they don't mind pairing their gowns with turquoise-colored necklace/bibs and they allow their bridesmaids and other members of their entourage to wear comfortable outfits that they want to. But most of all, to them, wedding ceremonies are ALWAYS important regardless of where it's done and who officiates it. I love weddings like this because it's just naturally rebellious. Simplicity and uncomplicated--that's the REAL essence of being rebellious because in truth, these are the hardest things to do.  

Instagram Inspirations

Who do you follow on Instagram? 

When it comes to Social Media, I believe in my own mantra, "Quality over Quantity." In my Instagram account for instance, I try to be very selective of who to follow because I wanna be able to see each and every photo that everybody posts. If I start following thousands of people, then I'd miss out on all the posts since my newsfeeds would most likely go haywire and will push down most of the content. I'm also very particular about privacy on Social Media but that's another story....

I follow 3 basic categories when I decide to follow people on IG. First would be people I follow for work info (as in shows & celebrities for GMA 7 and wedding artists for RB), second would be my friends of course, and third would be people I follow for creative inspiration.

If you are wedding planning now, I urge you to follow NON-WEDDING Instagram Inspirations  that would help broaden your minds, pegs, and perspectives. 

Here are my top 3 favorite IG accounts to follow for creative inspiration. Follow them too! :)


@parisinfourmonths is the IG account of Carin Olsson's blog 

Wedding Idea: 'Round the World in 1 Day

So what if a lot of couples have done a travel theme? There are just so many ideas you can flesh out from such a concept. You don't have to execute it like every one else (Or make it a hodgepodge of ideas from your Pinterest addiction). All you have to do is make it more personalised, more YOU as a couple, then the world IS your oyster when it comes to wedding ideas. Now, the photos below were done by event stylist Teddy Manuel for a client's 80th birthday but can easily be a great concept for a couple who has indeed travelled the world. It would be awesome to share your experiences with your guests on your big day.

Can you just imagine the photo opportunity riot? I can.

Photos grabbed with permission from Teddy's FB

Rebellious Bride Angelina Jolie-Pitt


We would not have expected anything less than rebellious. Angie in fact, wore a Versace gown that had drawings sewn all over it, courtesy of her and Brad's children. 

Here is the complete write-up from People Magazine:

Boracay Untold

Photography by Mayk Photography 

Hello September! This year is going by so fast, don't you think? We are feeling particularly romantic, creative, and hip this time of the year.

To start the theme for this month, we'd like to introduce you to the works of Mayk Pericon of Mayk Photography. I absolutely love the way he photographs Boracay weddings in particular. It's like seeing Boracay and Boracay Weddings in a new visual experience---moody, poetic, and inspiring. He has so many photos that would keep you guessing if the wedding is really shot in Boracay. It almost feels like he can take you to places in the island that you've never even seen before.