Thursday, September 30, 2010


Never has a fruit so deliciously flavored a wedding. We had mangoes as part of the centerpiece, mango desserts of course, mango-jito and mang-rita signature drinks! This mango-filled reception carried a Filipiniana theme. Hanna and Albert married on Independence Day, June 12th. I absolutely adore Filipiniana weddings because it shows Pinoy pride. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I did taking them :)

Albert and Hanna
Mood: Mango-Filipiniana
Palette: Mango-yellow and tsokolate brown
Venue: The Blue Leaf
Coordination: Jody Liwanag
Photography: Nelwin Uy
Video: Jason Magbanua
Cake: Joy San Gabriel

Friday, September 24, 2010

See you at the Wedding Expo at SMX

I am so excited about tomorrow's fair. Every Wedding Expo, it is my personal goal to feature something new for our clients. Two fairs ago, we purchased new damask table cloths and used our new lamp shades. Last wedding fair, I had a white damask light box backdrop especially made. This worked well with our "printed" vases, the idea of which I borrowed from my friend Chelle (whose wedding I will also feature soon :) ). The combination of blue and white is so Mediterranean. I love doing prints and patterns in these colors.

As for this weekend's setup, I really hope you guys like it. Even if we were done setting up earlier than usual, I enjoyed staying til closing time, sitting on our sofa and staring at how simple our booth is. We hope to see you this weekend :)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Tips on how to be an earth friendly bride

Reduce reuse recycle!

1) Use recycled paper for printable materials like invites, table numbers and place cards.

2) Use less flowers or opt for more greens or foliage that may also double as take home gifts (like herbs or wheat grass which you can make into tea!)

3) Opt for organic giveaways (organic soaps, organic lotions... make sure to credit your supplier so guests will know where to get them later on).

4) Reuse unused note cards in the future as gift tags.. Or to write love notes to each other :)

5) RSVP! So no food will go to waste.

6) A smaller cake with less styro is more environmentally friendly.

7) Have a daytime wedding so there's less lighting thus less electricity to be consumed

8) Lastly, always turn leftover lechon into paksiw :)

Terrie and Mike
Mood: Green eco-friendly wedding
Palette: White, pale yellow and green
Venue: The Blue Leaf

Take a peek at their wedding website here.

An intimate little affair with a Spanish flair

Cris and Kaye
Mood: the Spanish period
Palette: Red, pewter and black
Venue: San Agustin Courtyard
Coordination: Camille of Fab Occasions
Photography: Nelwin Uy

Top row: We served red wine sangria to set the mood for the evening reception.
Second row: The courtyard's cobbled floors and distressed walls was the perfect backdrop. Menu items were in Spanish but we made sure to add in the English translation so guests didn't have to keep guessing what they were having :)
Third row: A band of black to hold the napkins. Red roses on our "silver-plated" pedestals. My waiters get a good workout carrying these!
Fourth row: Our ensalada verde con nueces, aceto balsamico de miel a.k.a. salad greens with sun dried tomatoes, walnuts and honeyed balsamic. (Although i couldn't find the translation for sun dried tomatoes). A Filipino-Spanish cheeseboard was prepared for the cocktail hour, we had
queso blanco (kesong puti), queso de bola (our Christmas-time cheese) and of course some Manchego. I found some yummy smoked cheese and pimiento-coated cream cheese and threw those in. All cheeses were wiped out before dinner even started.
Fifth row: Last photo is our callos dish served with crusty bread. This recipe is older than me, a borrowed dish from my lola's menu :) Our recipe has a spicy kick so don't let this traditional dish deceive you :)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Bridal Book

We are Bridal Book's featured supplier for this week :)


Friday, June 25, 2010

See you at the fair today

See you at the fair today. Here's our setup last March at the Wedding Expo. Got my inspiration from the craft begins. Click on the link on my list of favorite blogs. I love that her palettes are not too common and not too "pretty". I wish I had a bit of a more unstructured style like hers :) Enjoy!

Mood: Mediterranean villa
Palette: cream, stone, bougainvillea and mustard

Top row: Potted bougainvillea on the foreground. Take advantage of its lushness during the summer months. A bunched up arrangement of white carnations looks like delicate ruffles.
Second row: This succulent is super affordable. These can even be given as favors. Find them at Manila Seedling. Our newest gray damask (side note: we can only use these in non-smoking venues. I would hate to get cigarette burns on my most prized linen..:) ). White pebbles on the ground.
Third row: Lampshades on tall vases, with curly willow branches submerged inside the vase. Mustard napkins, my new favorite color.
Fourth row: A cluster of cacti

Thursday, March 11, 2010

See you at the Wedding Expo

See you this weekend at the PICC Forum! You can't miss this one.. For first timers, I'm sure you'll be amaaazed to see what our Filipino wedding suppliers have to offer. Even I am excited to see how other florists, stylists and caterers are going to setup their space :) Be sure to shop for new inspiring ideas and great deals :)

Here's our setup last year :)

Wedding Expo March 2009
Mood: Seaside garden
Palette: tiffany blue, pistachio and champagne