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Kaye Abad and Paul Jake Castillo’s Behind-The-Scenes and Official Wedding Pics – My Story

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Oh what a beautiful wedding it was. One of the sweetest ones I’ve witnessed. The Cebu wedding though had a lot of guests (900 pax!) still felt intimate. The festivities started as early as the day before the wedding, when guests started coming in from manila and all over the world. Dec 8, the night before the wedding we had an impromptu get together at the bridal suite of the bride, Kaye. It was a sweet moment seeing Kaye bond with her closest best friends and family during the last night as a single woman. The day of the wedding, we were all busy and up and about by 8:30 am. Preparations started and I was busy shuttling between the bridal suite and Paul Jake’s room. It was heartwarming to see them both up close and personal and just witnessing how excited they were that finally they are marrying the love of their lives in a few hours. At promptly 2 pm, the caravan of Paul Jake and about 10 Mercedes Benz vehicles left for the church. This was documented using our aerial drone for almost the whole travel time! Wow what a scene it was :) I left together …

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WaW Dinner

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Last November 25, we organized a dinner among some WaWies and some popular wedding suppliers. It was so fun that we decided to organize another WaWie Dinner tonight! Meanwhile, here’s Jezalin Panaligan to tell you the story of what happened during the first one.   What do you get when you bring together eight soon-to-weds, the woman behind W@W, and three of the most reputable suppliers in the wedding industry together in one dinner table? Six straight hours of spontaneous conversations, endless laughs and extremely valuable new learnings. I was one of the lucky few who got a seat at that table. I joined the WaWies Facebook group exactly one month after getting engaged. One of my best friends who got married invited me to be part of the group. The group is overflowing with helpful topics from brides-to-be and even those who already “graduated.” One lucky evening, Mimma Benz posted an invite for a casual dinner with Jason, Madge, and Veluz. Seeing the opportunity to get to know fellow WaWies and hearing tips from the suppliers themselves, I reserved a slot. We were told that it was going to be a casual dinner, we brought potluck desserts and snacks …

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Bob & Lette Nicolas Proposal

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Bob & Lette Nicolas been a couple for a long time. They have 5 kids and planning their wedding already for next year. Last Friday, Bob surprised Lette with a proposal in a cinema. Here’s the kuwento from Albert brother of Bob. 7:30 p.m. nagkita sila Limacon. Kumain muna then kunwari bili ticket pero di alam ni Ate Lette naka set up na kami dun sa loob. Then by 8 p.m. yun na showing na trailers then yung video. Hahahaha! Nagulat talaga siya. Here’s Lette’s side of the story:

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WaW Wedding Tip Sheet: Invitations

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We’ve been receiving inquiries regarding the preparation of invitations; thus, we thought of writing a blog post regarding the essentials. Top 10 things you need to remember when writing and addressing your wedding invitations: Tricky point: What if you’re inviting a mayor to be your godparent and your wedding date happens to be after elections? What if he loses? What if he wins but for a different position? Response: Just write Hon. (short for Honorable) beside his name. That way, you won’t have to worry about whether or not he would win or change his position. Possible concerns: a. wrong spelling/wrong title b. they also invited other possible godparents or entourage members without telling you in advance c. you forgot to include your parents’ names or their appropriate titles Note: Some invite makers will ask you to sign a form that you read all the items of the invite and you agree that it should be the version that gets printed. Make sure you really read all words included in the invite. That way, no problem will arise later on when you get the whole batch of printouts. The most common way of presenting the names would be this way: …

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WaWparazzi: VJ Yambao and Camille Prats Prenup Shoot

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These 2 are more than just clients to me, they are my friends who’s like family. It excites me to think that their wedding is fast approaching, seeing how their love survived the true test of “LDR” (long distance relationship). And in the end all the wait is truly worth it, when their 20 years in the making love story gets sealed at the altar this January 2017. You see, VJ and Camille first met when they were in kindergarten, 20 plus years ago. And as fate would have it, they met again few years ago and never to separate again. It was just fitting that their prenup shoot and prenup video shoot were done in a place close to their heart- Los Angeles, California. This place was where their love started, grew deeper and truly a place where a lot of great memories happened. I am honored to be part of their love journey. From the proposal to the prenuptial shoot, bridal shower and of course, the wedding day. And am just as excited looking forward to the next milestones in their lives….. as always, I’ll be there for them, not only as their trusted photographer, but more so …

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WEDDINGS & DEBUT EXPO 25th EDITION: Wedding Planning at its Finest!

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Weddings & Beyond will be bringing you The FIRST, BIGGEST & GRANDEST Wedding & Debut Expo for 2017 with its 25th Edition of the Wedding & Debut Expo on January 21 & 22, 2017 at The PICC Forum, Pasay City. Expect nothing but pure fun, excitement and hassle-free wedding-planning for you and your partner as Weddings & Beyond rolls out new trends offered only by the best suppliers in the wedding industry, all in one roof! You can also get the Weddings & Beyond Wedding Directory Magazines for free! For more info, visit www.weddingsnbeyond.com.

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The WaW 2016 Top 10 Wedding Suppliers Video and Photo Shoot

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Last Friday, November 18, 2016, we kicked off the holidays with the Weddings at Work Annual Party at Blue Leaf Cosmopolitan in Libis, Quezon City. As with the previous years, we had the awarding ceremonies for the WaW 2016 Top 10 Suppliers (Top 11 this year). We present to you below the portraits shots of 9 out of the 11 suppliers taken by Manny & April Photography. This year, Forevermine Wedding Films was tasked to create the supplier videos. Here’s the one presenting the Top 10 Suppliers. The Top 5 We narrowed down the Top 10 to get the Top 5. Get to know them a bit on this video. WaW 2016 Top 5 Suppliers from Forevermine Wedding Films on Vimeo. And the award goes to….. Guess who the WaW 2016 Top Wedding Supplier is …. Imbitado Events! Waw 2016 Supplier of the Year from Forevermine Wedding Films on Vimeo. Congratulations to all of the Top 10 suppliers this year! Keep up the good work!   Shoot location: Antipolo Beehouse

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Harry Potter DIY Wedding

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I’ve always wanted a Harry Potter wedding but I was always scared it would look like a birthday party so we initially had a “Starry, starry night” theme; the colors are: Silver, Gray, Navy Blue, Royal Blue and White. However, the Potterhead in me wouldn’t shut up so six months before the wedding, I told my then fiancé that I can make a “Harry Potter” theme work. So we kept the colors which is “luckily” the colors of Ravenclaw which has been my Hogwarts house forever. We wanted to stay on budget so I opted to do the Harry Potter elements wedding by myself. I love DIYs and I felt that I can do this. The invitations were designed by my good friend Arni Santiago and I was the one to print, cut and glue the pieces together. After a few days and a couple of glues emptied, our Marauder’s map invitations were done!  For the envelopes, I always wanted them wax sealed so we bought a wax seal kit from Lazada. I always wanted a unique ring holder and my then fiancé told me I could make a golden snitch and I am so glad I did! And what …

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WaWies on Their Prenuptial Shoot Part 3: Around the World

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A few weeks ago, we shared with you photos of some members of the WaWie community in their prenuptial shoot in venues within Metro Manila and out-of-town as well. Not to be left behind, our WaWies from abroad are now also sharing their prenup photos taken from various locations all over the world. Yes, the WaWie community is international! Check out the photos below. Australia Italy   Malaysia Singapore United Arab Emirates USA

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WaW Before I Do: What Would I Say If I Were Your Best Man or Maybe Even The Father of The Bride?

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This is just a thinking out loud article so please pardon me. What if you got John Mateos Ong to be your best man and do a 10 minute speech during the reception about making your marriage work what would he say? Here are the top 5 things on my mind… Invite Jesus in – This is the most important thing you can do so don’t take it for granted. You can go to church, you can pray (or at least murmur a bunch of words) and even read the bible but if you have not surrendered yourself then it’s all useless. When I say Surrender it means the same as how a soldier would surrender himself to the enemy. It means stopping the the fight, giving up and allowing him. It means submitting yourself to God’s will, His rules and dominion over you realizing and believing what he wants is the best for you. You may not agree with it 100% but you know in case you don’t see eye to eye — He’s probably right and you’re probably wrong. It’s a process – Marriage is not the end, its the start of a new journey and from here …

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#VeluzRTW2017

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Top bridal gown designer, Veluz, has just recently released her 2017 Collection. This collection is described as “Timeless silhouettes with remarkable details. Play of glitter and textures showing facets of the bride, reflecting who they are and not anyone else – confident, excited and hopeful for the next chapter of her life.” You can check out the special video about the 2017 collection made by wedding videographer Jason Magbanua here. See the 2017 Collection and our interview with Veluz below. Alicia Amelia Eliza Joyce Liv Maegan Magee Selena Email Veluz at veluzbride@gmail.com. Available in the US thru Ever After Bridal Inc.

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WaWies on Their Prenuptial Shoot Part 2: Out-of-Town Venues

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Last week, we wrote about some prenup shoot venues within the Metro that some of the members of the WaWie community have shared. This week, as promised, the WaWies are once again sharing more prenup shoot venues, this time those that are located out-of-town. Those of you looking for scenic and romantic locations will love the ones on this list! Watch out for Part 3 of this series where the WaWies will share their prenup venues abroad!

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Aldub Prenuptial Shoot: The Inside Story

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Everyone’s talking about Alden and Maine’s prenup photos recently released online. For a “reel” prenup, it definitely looked like the real deal and gave Aldub fans something to be “kilig” about. But what is the story behind the shoot? Today, we share with you some insider information straight from Manny and April, of Manny and April Photography, the photographers behind this fabulous prenup shoot. How did you get the gig? Did Eat Bulaga contact you directly about the shoot? MAP: I had a call Friday night around 10pm from coordinator, Mosh Cruz of Event Laboratory Events Management, asking if we are available to shoot AlDub’s prenup the next day, Saturday. Medyo nabingi pa ako kung sino yung client. Hahaha. I needed to double check that we’re talking about Alden and Maine! *FYI shoot was moved to Monday, October 17* Is this your first time to shoot a ‘reel’ pre-nup? Is there a difference from a ‘real’ prenup? MAP: Yes, first time. The only difference is the time limit and the rest, it feels like our other prenup shoots. Who conceptualized the pre-nup shoot? MAP: We were briefed by Direk Pat and Mosh of Event Laboratory on their concept when we …

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Aldub: Alden and Maine’s Prenup Photos

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Who doesn’t know the love story of Alden and Maine? This prenuptial shoot was shot this October 17. By October 18 it already  debuted on TV on Eat Bulaga’s KalyeSerye, Aldub. It just goes to show that  if you work with professionals they can do their thing with eyes shut. Watch out for the wedding coming in a few days!

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WaW Before I Do: Sex Is Important

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Sex is a gift from God for married couples.  It was made for the primary purpose of procreation.  Sex helps couples learn to become one flesh – therefore it is designed to build intimacy and pleasure. It also serves as protection within the marriage from outside temptations and hazards. Sex is beautiful and powerful if activated within its proper function. Sex before marriage is the cheap imitation of the real one.  First, it will make you believe that you are in search of the “sexually compatible one”.  Then the world dictates that you are missing out when you don’t test it out.  It also promises to make your relationship grow deeper and move to the more serious level of your relationship. These lies are selling like hot cakes because while people are not talking about it, it is a walking epidemic trend. You can tell by how many people go haywire after a failed relationship. Unfortunately, we bought the lie and we can personally tell you that though sex before marriage may be pleasurable, it actually ends up as a curse. It seems very exciting in the beginning because it is done in secret, in the heat of spice and …