Simple Things

It is almost always true that most simple things speak louder. Less is more, as implied by the old adage. We guess the lovely couple, Michael and Ida, also believes in this. Look at the stills taken at their special day. Simplicity highlights purity and, to some extent, ironically echoes grandeur. Thank you Nog Bernido for capturing this simple yet mesmeric event. We are all enthralled.

The white dress worn by the beautiful bride is by the Vera Wang, nonetheless. The name says it all, doesn’t it? We know that wearing a Vera Wang dress is not as plain as we mean by this wedding–money wise–but that dress is just divinely beautiful. It looks plain yet resonates exquisiteness. And this elegance is complemented by simple pieces in pastel motif. Can this wedding not be in your books after-all?

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Photographer: Nog Bernido / Gown: White by Vera Wang / Bouquet: Vatel Manila / Coordinator and Reception Styling: Swan Lake Events & Concepts / Cake/Desserts: Cakes by Ms. Apple / Hair and Make Up: Melody Tinoy / Boutonniere/Ring Pillow:  {etc} Handmade Goodness / Invite: Silverbleu Weddings & Things / Music: 8-Mile Bend

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Of Colors and of Love

It is Monday again and we know that blue is your least favorite color. Fret no more as we feature a very colorful engagement shoot of Jesse and Mildred. This is, nonetheless, helmed by Team Benitez Photo whose concepts are vivid and beguiling. We know how fun this shoot has been, but we are loving this shoot even more because of the props—the colored powder, umbrella, kite, and balloons. These become more than accessories. It mirrors the colorful relationship this pair has and how bright their future will be together.

What we also love about this shoot is the setting. This is in Stilts Calatagan, Batangas, which is just a drive away from the bustling city of Manila. The place is as interesting as the shoot. It is good to see the lovely pair strike poses in the mangrove-like location. And the photos wherein the sun rays are beaming from the back of the pair and the sea mirrors the sky look majestic, don’t they? We are totally digging for more Team Benitez Photo.

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Photographer: Team Benitez Photo / Gown: Mel Orlina / Hair and Make Up: Franco Chavez / Location: Stilts Calatagan Batangas
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