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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 …

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WaWies on Their Prenup Locations – Part 1: Metro Manila

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The members of the WaWie community have always been generous about sharing their experiences in planning their wedding. We thought it’s about time we share some of them here on the blog. We surveyed some of the WaWies and asked them to share their prenup locations and photos. We received a LOT of entries, from local prenup locations to those abroad. For now, let us share with you those who had their prenup shoots in venues within Metro Manila. Stay tuned next week for WaWies On Their Prenup Locations – Part 2: Out-of-Town.

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#Uncomplicate2016

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Interested to learn more about wedding photography? Then you have to check out the #Uncomplicate2016 Wedding Photography Workshop, happening on November 15 to 16, 2016, now on its 3rd year. Learn from Toto Villaruel, Nicolai Melicor-Villaruel and the rest of the Team V! For more information, email uncomplicate2016@gmail.com.

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Wawparazzi: Paul Jake Santos and Kaye Abad Prenuptial Shoot

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When I look at Paul Jake Castillo  & Kaye Abad, I am reminded me of the quote “What is meant to be, will always find its way”. And just like their love story,  our experience on the day of their prenuptial shoot, was nothing close to easy – as it was raining so hard most parts of the day. But just like the quote, despite of the weather not cooperating, we were meant to have beautiful, effortless photos. Kaye as pretty as she is the first time we laid our eyes on her in “Tabing Ilog” as Eds ………. ………. and Paul Jake, as handsome as he is,……… ………. were at their most gorgeous because of their real happiness which radiates in every photo we took. Special thanks to the team behind this Official Prenuptial Shoot: #TeamNiceprint, RabbitHole Creatives, Mk Qua And Aries Manal, JayLizelle Santillan of Light and Sound Tech (LST Mobile) for the bubble machine and fog machine. Read more of Charisse Tinio’s Wawparazzi articles at www.weddingsatwork.com/category/wawparazzi/. Fan mode on high as WaW columnist Charisse Tinio brings us behind the scenes of the latest celebrity weddings.  Charisse, the business maven behind Nice Print Photo, delivers the juicy inside info on the entertainment …

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Dream Themes by the SM Group and Wedding Essentials Magazine

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SM Group and Wedding Essentials Magazine present DREAM THEMES, a roadshow featuring Wedding Essentials’ most coveted section in collaboration with some of the most sought-after event stylists, wedding suppliers and SM brand affiliates. Be inspired, as the premiere wedding magazine in the Philippines joins SM to give you a variety of tablescapes that will surely capture every bride’s persona. Choose from several of our themed set ups which will run in SM’s top city malls. FIRST LEG: SEPTEMBER 28 to OCTOBER 4, 2016 II SM MALL OF ASIA MAIN ATRIUM (across French Baker) Featuring tablescapes by Gideon Hermosa, Teddy Manuel, Joyce Aguilar and Michael Ruiz. For more information, visit Wedding Essentials Magazine on Facebook.

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WaW Before I Do: 3 Things I Hope You Are Doing In Your Marriage

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Monique & I both love traveling. We love traveling with our families (even if packing, waking them up is a pain) but also at least once or twice a year, we also make it a point to travel by ourselves. I know for many hands on responsible parents, this is a huge NO-NO! Kids should always come… right? But what if your marriage is damaged, won’t that affect your kids too? Saying No to “time alone” says this — if we focus on being good parents being a good spouse will follow. May I correct you? It’s actually the other way around. When you become a good husband or wife and your kids see it, you are actually modeling a good example for them to follow. So I’ve come up a list of three things that I believe every family should be doing so that your marriage will be strengthened and so will your parenting. 1. Pray together out loud – this may get intimidating at first and sometimes in our family, my kids Ezra and JD would actually even point fingers at each other on who would go first. First of all, I show them that it’s never a …

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Tadhana 2016 Bridal Exhibition and Fashion Show

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Wedding Essentials Magazine Philippines, the country’s top wedding guide for the modern Filipina bride published quarterly in Manila, is inviting everyone to their upcoming event called Tadhana 2016. Tadhana 2016 is a bridal exhibition and fashion show to be held on Saturday, October 1 at 5:30 PM, at the Fiesta Pavilion, Manila Hotel. For more information, email: weddingessentialseditorial@gmail.com or follow Wedding Essentials Magazine on Instagram and Facebook. You can also view the event page here.

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AISLE DO: FILIPINIANA-INSPIRED WEDDING DETAILS (PART 2) – NAPKIN RING SINAMAY

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In this column, Ernest Pascual of Bespoke Manila talks about how to DIY your Filipiniana-inspired wedding. With the help of Adrian Ardiente for photos, Ernest shows you how to add these personalized touches for your wedding. A Filipiniana-themed wedding is becoming more and more popular these days. Here are two great ideas to help you come up with a truly memorable fete. Napkin Ring This DIY project gives a more unified look for your table set-up. Here’s how to do it. Step 1: Cut some ribbons and sinamay. Step 2: Secure the fringed edges of the sinamay with glue stick. Avoid any skin contact with the melted glue. Step 3: Add a gold ribbon on top of the cut sinamay. Step 4: Decorate the band with buttons and acrylic stones. Bespoke Tip: Ask the caterer for a sample piece of napkin which will be used during the reception for you to determine the correct size of the napkin ring to be crafted. This DIY is the second installment of Ernest Pascual’s Filipiniana-inspired Wedding Details series. You can check out the first installment HERE.