Dream Destination – The Bellevue Resort: A Paradise

“It is a place or state of bliss, felicity, or delight. A very beautiful, pleasant, or peaceful place that seems to be perfect.”

That’s how our good ol’ dictionary, Merriam-Webster, defines the meaning of paradise. And what better way to exemplify that with our very first featured wedding destination located at the 10th largest island in the Philippines. You want to have more clues?

Tarsier. Chocolate Hills. Loboc River. Do these words ring a bell? These all spell out one thing: Bohol.

This Visayan island is the tourist destination to those who want self-enlightenment, to an army of friends who wants to explore the island, and to couples who want to tread the honeymoon avenue. Bohol has evidently become a top choice not only for vacations but also for wedding venues and receptions. Cementing this fact is the unhidden gem called Bellevue Resort.

The Bellevue Resort is known for world-class amenities, high quality service, fine white sand, and inviting, blue sea that is a perfect backdrop for weddings or receptions. This location is a paradise. A paradise that strengthens why Bohol is THE destination to be.

John Patrick Chan, Managing Director of The Bellevue Hotels & Resorts, says that the resort’s special location makes it an ideal sanctuary for privacy and indulgence. He adds,

“The Bellevue Hotels & Resorts has always stood for dedicated service, uncompromised quality and a penchant for innovation. The opening of The Bellevue Resort is proof our commitment to provide nothing but the best for our guests,”

With those words, you will not end this week not wanting to discover this five-star luxury hotel away from the busy Metro with your better half or soon-to-be better half and experience being a king and a queen in your own paradisal kingdom.

Let these majestic pictures speak for itself.

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Spoken Love

It is throwback Thursday and we feature an engagement shoot that is worth remembering in the years to come. This e-session tells the story of Lemjay and Cecile who take this shoot closer to home. The couple opts for a DIY shoot that results to beautiful outtakes. Lemjay as the photographer and Cecile as the stylist, they come up with a magnificent shoot that has vintage and retro vibe. Lemjay recently told us about his relationship with Cecile. He utters,

“Cecile and I have been together for 11 years before we finally tied the knot last May 03, 2014.  During those years of being together, we always tried to make it to a point that we document our travels and our special moments together.  Because I was doing photography as a hobby back then, I always had my camera and tripod with me wherever we went and was able to collect lots of photos of us together.   We were so used being in front of the camera and taking our own photos that we decided to DIY our own engagement photos.  And since I won’t be able to shoot my fiancée’s portraits during our big day, this was my only opportunity to capture her photos formally.

A few months before our big day, armed with my camera, a tripod, a remote shutter, my wife-to-be then as our stylist and with our hair & make-up artists friends, these are the images that we were able to produce.

Since I fell in love shooting portraits of couples and show their love in a frame, my wife and I recently began providing Engagement Photo Shoots here in Singapore.  This is an opportunity for us to show our vision to our clients, and at the same time bring them to places here in Singapore that not the usual tourists knows and can access – giving them a unique feel in each photograph.”

This couple will certainly look back at their story as they move forward as man and wife.

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Location:  Hacienda Isabella, Silang Cavite / Photographer:  LemjayLucas Photography / Stylist:  Cecile Jagua-Lucas / Hair:  Sean Clores / Make-up:  Keighty Wong