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May 29, 2012

Hot Summer Wedding Ideas

Summer is a nice season to have your wedding.

With the warm weather, you can't go wrong with a beach or garden wedding. You can have your outdoor wedding where you get to take your vows under the shade of the setting sun. Bright sunny colors like yellow, blue, green, lilac etc. are best match for your beach/garden wedding. You can also incorporate local flowers or beach items on your designs and table centerpieces.

We recommend wearing something cool and light like an elegant slip dress for the bride and khakis and buttoned shirt for the groom. They may not look that formal but they'd be perfect for your summer wedding.

Make your wedding feast bountiful with fresh fruits and produce. Refreshing wedding drinks  would also be loved by your guests. 

There are lot of things you can do on your summer wedding, all you need to do is set your creative minds and venture into something unique yet feasible. Here are some ideas you can use to plan your perfect summer wedding: 

Love & Rodel pre-nup shoot on a beach in Infanta, Quezon, Philippines
Wedding Photographer: Nelson Portales Fotos and Films
Category: Wedding Photographer in Benguet
A cool outdoor wedding in Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines
Wedding Venue: Villa Ibarra Tagaytay
Category: Garden Wedding Reception Venue in Tagaytay
See Ibarra's Party Venues wedding photo gallery>>>

May 25, 2012

Barong Tagalog in Colorful Hues

In the Philippines, Barong Tagalog is the traditional Filipino formal wear for men. It is usually made of piña or jusi- two native fabrics. The barong was popularized as formal wear by Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay, who wore it to most official and personal affairs, including his inauguration as president.

These days, some have shifted from the conventional white and plain Barong Tagalog to black tuxedo/formal suit. In striving to keep the Filipino tradition alive, some of the country's wedding designers incorporated colors and designs to give the Barong Tagalog a fresh, modern image.

Below are samples of modern take to the Barong Tagalog:

Royal blue barong by Edward Teng Couture
Golden brown barong by Edward Teng Couture
White and green barong by Edward Teng Couture
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Vintage-hued piña barong by Piñaflor (Simply Rockflower)

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May 22, 2012

Tips in Making the Bachelor/ Bachelorette Party Fun-filled

Are you a close friend of a soon-to-be groom/bride and you want to plan a fab party for them before they march down the aisle?  Below are some helpful tips in organizing the bachelor/bachelorette party. If your time doesn't allow you to plan one, seek help from professional wedding planners and rest assured that the party will be handled well.

Featured Wedding Planner:
House of Brides
Category: Wedding Planners in Cebu
1. Know about the groom/bride's personality. In planning the party, it is suggested that you include the groom/ bride' s personality. It will be then easier to think of a theme and decorations for the party.

2. Get acquainted with the groom/bride's friends. If you still don't know the right people to invite for the party, you can ask the groom/bride's parents. Get their contact details (mobile number, land line, email address etc.) so that it will be easier to contact and update them about the plans. Seek also their suggestions. You can mix their suggestions for a more fun and exciting party.

May 18, 2012

Summer Bliss with Casa Ibiza's Sizzling Promos

Enjoy summer bliss in Casa Ibiza's lush environment and get to pamper yourself with their extraordinary services. Casa Ibiza Resort and Events Place is a half hectare vicinity located at the heart of Antipolo City. It was conceptualized to provide an accessible perfect getaway for city dwellers who seek relaxation, privacy, reinvigoration, and at the same time enjoy the company of their, family, friends, or colleagues. learn more>>>
The comforting surrounding of Casa Ibiza
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Avail any of their summer promos and experience Casa Ibiza this season.
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Interested? Call them now @ (+632) 482 3487/ 484 9393


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May 15, 2012

Beyond the Traditional White Bridal Gown

Pale brown wedding gown
by Edward Teng Couture
Before white became the traditional color of the wedding gown, different colors were worn by brides all over the world. White became popular after Queen Victoria upon marrying Prince Albert in 1840 wore a white gown for their wedding. However, many traditional wedding attires are still used nowadays for certain reasons. The Chinese, Indians and Vietnamese wear red colored wedding gowns to attract happiness and good luck.  The Koreans wear multicolored wedding gowns that represent many things like heaven, earth and mankind. In the Philippines, Baro't saya for women and Barong Tagalog for men were considered traditional wedding attires in  Central Luzon and still, many wear these attires on their wedding due to their elegance and uniqueness.

If you have decided to veer away from the conventional color white wedding dress and would like to look vibrant in different color(s) on your wedding day, here are some points to consider:

Determine your skin tone. There are color types that will complement your skin color. Make sure you choose the color that is suitable to it and will further enhance your complexion. Wearing something good on you will make you more beautiful on your wedding day.
Light orange wedding gown
by John John Ditching Fashion

May 5, 2012

Henry Pascual: A Decade of Wedding Glam

Henry Pascual celebrated his tenth year in the wedding industry last April 23, 2012 in Dusit Thani, Manila. This nationally-renowned event stylist has been the artist behind many weddings and event masterpieces. Exhibiting never-before seen wedding set collections, Sir Henry humbly recollected how he started out in his career and bloomed in full glam.

His Stepping Stones

The master, Henry Pascual
"As an event stylist, you
have to think
of a total production"
The brilliant stylist shared that as a kid, he made fun of his parents’ wedding photos. He described the wedding set-ups before as very stereotypical and generic. Even at such a young age, he already had an idea that  somehow, he wanted to improve the way weddings are being celebrated. But he does not want to be tagged as a florist.

“Before, kapag ikaw ang nag-aasikaso ng wedding set-up and decorations, florist ka na agad.”
Sir Henry recounted that brides normally dominate the prevailing wedding themes, but he wanted to add to that femininity an elegant look.

Sir Henry graduated with a degree in Advertising, major in Fine Arts at the University of Santo Tomas. His classmates mentioned that even before, they have already figured out that he will create a prolific name in the country as he consistently marked his works with excellence and originality. Later on, he became the visual artist consultant and director of the clothing retail shop, Cinderella. It took him a while before he realized that he should start channeling his passion towards the Philippine wedding industry.

Becoming the Philippine Wedding Trend Setter

But things did not start out well. “At first, I have had difficulty marketing my job. Hindi nila alam kung ano ang ‘event stylist’. One time when I introduced myself as an event stylist, someone answered “So you do hair and makeup?” And I jokingly answered ‘pati foot spa’”, he recalled. Those were the times when Henry Pascual had to shell out a lot of resources and think of ways to create his position in the wedding industry.”As an event stylist, you have to think of a total production,” he added.
Some of Henry Pascual's wedding works
See Henry Pascual photo gallery...
After some time, however, everybody from the status quo followed the trail that Sir Henry has been doing. The term ‘event styling’ became an officially known wedding career but the challenge does not stop there. “Event styling involves refined details, right execution, and timeless themes. I always see to it that my work is non-standard, kailangan laging may bago; you should always have a strategy and strong presence,” he said.

What is the source of Henry Pascual’s hallmark inspirations and ideas? A self-confessed daydreamer, Sir Henry loves watching visual fantasy films such as The Chronicles of Narnia and Harry Potter. Being very detail-oriented, he enjoys creating look books and storyboards where he places a collage of different beautiful objects. “I got it from my training in Retail Store, whenever we think of launching new collection designs. I often double-check my works and even ask my artistic friends for constructive criticisms,” he admitted.

May 2, 2012

Making Your Wedding Delightfully Perfect

Isn't it exciting to look forward to a wedding that is made especially for you? Nothing can beat a wedding prepared with utmost expertise and to achieve such, you need professionals in the industry. Professionals who should not only create your dream wedding but would also make a great bond with you and your partner.

Here is a list of's newest members of professional wedding suppliers: 

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu (Wedding Reception Venue). A luxury hotel located in the heart of Cebu, Marco Polo Plaza offers award-winning food and the expertise to make every couple's dream wedding come true. Its versatile function rooms, grand ballroom and grand balcony all provide the ideal setup of a fine wedding ceremony and reception of your choice. Read more>>
Grand Ballroom[large image], Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
Jacqs Floral Design Studio (Wedding Florist and Event Stylist). Jacqs Floral Design Studio was born out of passion for art and design. Jacqueline Wong's style is modern and chic, always trying to keep up with the current trends and incorporating them into her client's taste. Read more>>
Bridal Bouquet by Jacqs Floral Design Studio
Cesca's Kitchen (Wedding Caterer). Accredited by most venues in Batangas, Cesca's Kitchen offers traditional cuisine, Classic Cuisine and its gem packages that are guaranteed hygienically prepared and adjusted to include the freshest ingredients. Read more>>
Catering by Cesca's Kitchen

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