The first time RB Mica and I saw Dingdong and Marian's teaser prenup photo, we were giddy and totally impressed. We thought it was awesome, we thought it was absolutely unexpected and for that we commend them for being REBELLIOUS.
I have a confession to make. I'm obsessed with luxury shoes. Don't get me wrong. I don't buy for the "social status" as some would be quick to judge. I actually buy because I'm "kuripot" (stingy) that way. How's that possible you might ask? Luxe shoes last longer. It's all about the quality over quantity. I'd rather have 5 pairs of investment shoes VS having 20 pairs that don't last very long. I've had my fair share of buying affordable shoes that end up destroyed after a few months. So if you ask me, the more practical woman goes for personal items that are well crafted. Yes, it's more expensive, but it will last a lifetime. That being said, my current loves are the YSL Tribute and the Valentino Rockstuds. I was so surprised that I haven't seen brides wear these shoes yet--considering that they are oh so comfy! Everybody seems to go for the Louboutins and the Jimmy Choos nowadays like it is some sort of "right of passage" -- that it's my wedding and I can splurge. Truth is, they are just like those expensive gowns---worn once and never again. So why not go for the Tributes or the Rockstuds instead? They look soooo rebellious and they are more practical because they are actually comfy. Plus you can wear it after the wedding!
Just a random thought!
Here are some of my fave YSL Tibutes. It could even be your something blue!
The past two weeks has been unreal for me and RB Mica. The Maleficent Shoot's gone viral all over the web from Huffington Post, to Yahoo! Japan, to MTV Greece, to Cosmo UK, to even LA's #1 radio station KIIS FM, it's been incredibly wonderful. Every day we would learn of a new feature--and as of this writing we are already at around 40 features across the globe and if I estimate that at a very conservative level, it's safe to say that we've probably generated AT LEAST 2 Million exposures for the shoot including the views, impressions, likes, shares, and the comments. And that's estimating it very lightly.
First of all, "kasalan" is a Tagalog term for a wedding. Jay & Thea entitled it this way because their wedding was just that - simple and unpretentious. Secondly, being rebellious doesn't have to mean one thing (that's being a rebel within a rebel!). While some people in the world judged our Maleficent themed shoot to be too much or making a circus out of weddings, we here at RB are in fact lovers of all things we consider rebellious (doesn't have to have a theme involved all the time). That's why for this day, we've decided to show the more laid back and intimate side of weddings we love.
"They didn't need to come up with a theme for their wedding. They have an extensive vinyl collection which they share with friends on sound trips. They love the outdoors and go to parks, gardens & beaches as much as they can. They're beer drinkers and foodies. So they thought that instead of thinking of a theme, they just needed to highlight the things they enjoy & love. So it became a day of love, food, beer & music and when people were asked what they thought the theme was, they just answered: Jay & Thea" -Denise Nicole Tolentino, sister of the bride and photographer
"I wanted my wedding gown to look unique, unconventional, and yet bridal in my favorite color, blue. I've always known that I would don anything but the usual colors because it feels more special for me to have it in a different color. As I child, I was actually imagining my gown to be silver blue :)"
-- Rebellious Bride Chiara on her Blue Bridal Gown
There are a lot of ways to share with your guests a little bit about you as a couple. Some make a collage of their throwback-worthy photos, some have couple trivia games, and of course there's the tried-and-tested AVP. But with so many talented wedding artists in our own neck of the woods, the AVP has evolved in so many creative ways.