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Aisle Do: Doily Cones

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In this column, Ernest Pascual of Bespoke Manila talks about how to DIY your doily cones. With the help of Adrian Ardiente for photos, Ernest shows you how to add these personalized touches for your wedding. Our aim is to give you and other soon-to-wed couples ideas on how you can personalize your wedding by doing simple do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. We also want to help you create some lovely details to make your wedding extra special. We will tell you what materials to source, the step-by-step procedure, and how the details we have designed look during an actual wedding. Doily Cones Send off the newlyweds with a shower of flower petals using these dainty easy-to-do cones. Here’s what you need: • Craft paper • Doily • Glue gun • Glue stick • Printed sticker • A pair of scissors • Cutting mat • Cutter • Ruler Here’s how to do it. Step 1: Cut the craft paper into a square. Step 2: Line one side of the craft paper with double-sided tape until about half-an-inch to the corner edge. Step 3: Create a cone using the craft paper by rolling it from the corner edge where the double-sided tape ends. …

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The Story of the Php100,000 WaW Wedding

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“A Php100,000 wedding? Ang saya siguro kung sama-sama tayo sa isang wedding!” Over breakfast while at Abe’s Farm in Pampanga, these suppliers were chatting when an idea came to them. What if they work together in one wedding? Imagine 15 of the brightest wedding suppliers working taking care of one wedding. How lucky must the bride feel to have these amazing suppliers work on her big day! This simple idea started the ball rolling. It was an idea of a fun project to give one lucky bride to have her dream wedding for just Php100,000. This was a #wawlovinlimangfamilia history. After all the laughter and stories, we were positive we would definitely have fun working together. It would be efficient, too, since we all knew each other already. So we pooled common dates, thought of what we can contribute, and finalized a rate that’s a mere fraction of our fees combined. The Mechanics The mechanics were pretty simple. We wanted a WaWie to become the recipient of this promo because we also wanted to give back to WaW for being such a blessing to all of us. It so happened that it was the 15th year of WaW, thus, the choice of our promo name. Couples sent in entries, we read through them, and …

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Aisle Do: DIY Your Candle Holders

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In this column, Ernest Pascual of Bespoke Manila talks about how to DIY your candle holders. With the help of Adrian Ardiente for photos, Ernest shows you how to add these personalized touches for your wedding. Our aim is to give you and other soon-to-wed couples ideas on how you can personalize your wedding by doing simple do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. We also want to help you create some lovely details to make your wedding extra special. We will tell you what materials to source, the step-by-step procedure, and how the details we have designed look during an actual wedding. Candle Holders Candles exude a warm glow. Create further interest and a dramatic touch on the table by crafting these easy-to-do candle holders. Here’s what you need: • Jewel stickers • Glass container • Printed parchment paper • Double-sided tape • A pair of scissors • Craft paper • Pencil Here’s how to do it. Step 1: Create a pattern for the glass container using the craft paper. Step 2: Trace the pattern paper on the parchment paper and cut it. Step 3: Place double-sided tape on the traced pattern paper and wrap the traced pattern paper around the glass container. Step 4: Decorate it …

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Happy Andrada Launches Spring/Summer 2016 Bridal Collection

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Every bride wants to beautiful on her wedding day. When a bride walks down the aisle, the best feelings are happiness and giddiness because she is about to marry the man of her dreams. That ‘kilig’ factor is what designer Happy Andrada wants her every bride to feel. We are happy to show Happy’s Spring/Summer 2016 Bridal Collection and we are definitely swooning over how gorgeous the gowns are. We asked Happy to share more about her new collection. What is your collection about? It is my Spring/ Summer 2016 collection for brides, bridesmaids and flower girls. When did you start working on the collection ? I started my new line early this year. It took me around six months to finish it as I balanced time with bridal clients and working on my collection. What are the rewards/fulfillment in coming up with a collection? The best reward is to be able to showcase my creations to my clients and to show them what a Happy Andrada bride is all about. 🙂 What’s the inspiration behind the new collection? I took inspiration from spring and blushing brides. I want it to be fun, young, fresh, and fab. I played around with layers, patterns, treatments and textures. When a bride …

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WaWparazzi: Princess Sarah Is Engaged!

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We’re talking about Camille Prats, the actress who brought the much-loved cartoon character Princess Sarah to life. Last July 18, she said yes to the marriage proposal of her non-showbiz boyfriend VJ Yambao after two years of being together. This would be her second marriage. Camille was first married in 2008 to Anthony Linsangan. The union bore a son named Nathaniel Caesar. Anthony, however, succumbed to nasopharyngeal cancer in 2011. But love found her again and she met VJ. They officially became an item in December 2013. The back story VJ and I would casually talk about his plans to propose few weeks after the wedding of John Prats and Isabel Oli last May. He had great exciting plans for the proposal. There were a lot of ideas that came up but at the end of it all, one thing was evident–VJ wanted it to be very special for Camille. He was very sure of three things. One, it had to be in Nayomi resort, which is owned by the Prats family, because this is a place close to the hearts of the Prats family, including Camille Two, VJ wants all the family members and close friends of Camille to be present. Three, Nathan, Camille’s son from her …

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Aisle Do: DIY Your “Just Married” Sign

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In this column, Ernest Pascual of Bespoke Manila talks about how to DIY your “Just Married” sign. With the help of Adrian Ardiente for photos, Ernest shows you how to add these personalized touches for your wedding. Our aim is to give you and other soon-to-wed couples ideas on how you can personalize your wedding by doing simple do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. We also want to help you create some lovely details to make your wedding extra special. We will tell you what materials to source, the step-by-step procedure, and how the details we have designed look during an actual wedding. The “Just Married” Sign With some buttons, scrap lace, and acrylic jewels, create this lovely signage worthy of a couple’s portrait after the ceremony. Here’s what you need: • Printed “Just Married” sign • Buttons • Jewel stickers • Lace • Glue gun • Glue stick • A pair of scissors • Cutter • Cutting mat • A pair of pliers • Ruler • Double-sided tape • Illustration board • Ribbon Here’s how to do it. Step 1: Attach the printed “Just Married” sign onto the illustration board using the double-sided tape. Step 2: Cut the excess illustration board using the cutter, ruler, and …

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Color Play: Red and Yellow

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WeddingsatWork reader Mary Jane Mendoza posted a comment on Tisha Rosales’ Blush article: “How would you do it if its yellow and red? My favorite color is yellow while my fiance is red. Looking forward to your insights. ” Check out Tisha‘s thoughts in her second article for Color Play. Hi Jane! The red and yellow palette is very unique! It takes a confident couple to pull off that combo. It’s not a common pairing, which can, in fact, be a reason for your wedding to be a standout. The colors can actually allow you to play with themes. Summer Bright, poppy red mixed with lemon yellow creates a summery feel. Flowers you can play with are roses, gerberas and button mums. You can even add real red apples (remembers those small ones that can easily fit in your palm) and lemons for your table centerpieces. Autumn If you opt for darker hues, you can channel a different season: autumn. Mix the yellow with the deeper shade of wine red and add chocolate brown and you’ve got a fall theme. You can even add orange for a midway color. A dose of champagne gold will bring a subtle and elegant touch to your …

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Harold and Len

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Groom Harol and bride Len were wed in March 7, 2015. Len is one of the active members of WeddingsatWork YahooGroups. In this month’s WaW Weddings, we are featuring their wedding. Take a look at how to prepared for their big day. Motif and Theme I have always wanted a day garden reception. It seems more relaxed and more cheerful. I wanted it bright and sun so what better color to pick than yellow? What were your fears prior to the wedding? How did you deal with it? They say that sometimes brides-to-be will have nightmares about their wedding day. And yes, it did happen to me. I was afraid of not being able to book all the needed suppliers on time. I was afraid of rain, and that some of the suppliers won’t deliver what was agreed upon. Photo: Jeff and Lisa Photography They were the first ones I booked since I like their clean and non-pretentious shots. I booked them first right after I got engaged since I just fell in love with their shots at my friends wedding. Video: Joaquin Ambata It was my coordinator that suggested him. She said that what’s unique about him is he really makes an effort to make each of his videos unique, depending on the couples personality. …

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WaWparazzi: The Elvis-Alexa Gutierrez Wedding

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Last June 26, 2015, Elvis Gutierrez, one of the six kids of power couple Eddie Gutierrez and Annabelle Rama tied the knot in Santuario de San Antonio Parish in Forbes Park. Groom Elvis was emotional and teary-eyed all throughout the processional. His parents Eddie and Anabelle and Richard look on. In the speech of Richard the best man, he mentioned that 3.5 months in a year, Elvis and twins Richard/Raymond become triplets since they were born only nine months apart. Elvis and Alexa have been a couple for the last nine years and the most challenging times were the time when Alexa had to move to the US to study. Elvis would often visit her there during those times. They said the long-distance relationship made their relationship stronger. The bride wore an Albert Andrada creation 🙂 What a huge gigantic beautiful cake it was! The Bethany dream cakes creation drew inspiration from the concept that the bride herself chose. It’s a cake that’s cut in the middle adorned with soooo many fresh pastel flowers. Alexa hand picked her bridesmaids and maids of honor consisting of family and best friends. Her now sister-in-law Ruffa was one of the maids of honor. Also part of the …

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Zandra Lim Launches Ready to Wed Designs

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Zandra Lim Designs has just launched her Ready to Wed bridal collection. The launch was held on June 23, 2015 at Edsa Shangri-La Hotel. Zandra has graciously shared some photos of her new line. We also asked her to share her thoughts about the new Ready to Wed by Zandra Lim Designs. Where did you draw your inspiration in designing this collection? I draw inspiration from everything. But mostly I think of my brides and how they would want to feel when they see the gowns. I imagine them trying it on and also imagine a pleasant gasp and a this-is-it-moment. Do you have a personal favorite from the collection? If yes, why? Yes, that would be gown #0623 from the Prestige Collection because if I were a bride, that design evokes my personality and the cut fits me perfectly. What do you want your brides to feel or think when they wear your collection? This is my RTW’s singular vision—to provide designs that provokes the spirit and imagination of a bride’s most awaited wedding day. That is the premise of the wedding gown fitting and purchasing. Come wedding day, I hope the gown choice will them feel elegant, resplendent, and grand…just I always …

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A Great Father’s Day Gift from Globe

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  It was such a thrill for us when Globe myBusiness contacted us to be Brand Ambassador. It was a shoot done by Paolo Ruiz, a wedding supplier we met for the first time finally after so many years. It’s our first time to work on a shoot with a production house and an ad agency, complete with brand reps. It was oh-so corporate and we were basking in the attention and care given to us. It will be an experience we will forever remember. To all dads and to our very own Didda… Happy Father’s Day!