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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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Official Photos of the Paul Soriano-Toni Gonzaga Wedding

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WaW’s The Groom Code columnist Oly Ruiz has released the official wedding photos of Paul Soriano and Toni Gonzaga. The director and the actress are really perfect together. Metrophoto‘s Oly Ruiz was gracious to share some behind-the-scene photos from the Soriano-Gonzaga wedding and you will only see those here in WaW. And here are some of the official wedding photos!   For more photos, do check out Metrophoto’s blog.

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World’s Top Wedding Songs

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Spotify, the most popular music streaming service in the world, has released its top wedding songs. The list is based on what its users are listening to. 1. All of Me by John Legend 2. Marry You by Bruno Mars 3. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran 4. A Thousand Years by Christina Perri 5. Ho Hey by The Lumineers And if you’re looking for a song for your wedding’s first dance, here are the top songs, according to Spotify. 1. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran 2. At Last by Etta James 3. Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley   4. Marry Me by Train 5. Tenerife Sea by Ed Sheeran  

Print is Dead, Long Live Print

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Marriage going out of fashion in Philippines?

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(via Agence France-Presse) Marriage is losing its luster for many in the Philippines, with an increasing number of couples starting families out of wedlock, the government census office said on Friday. More than 37 percent of the 1.78 million babies born in Asia’s Roman Catholic outpost in 2008 had unmarried mothers, it said in a statement, citing results of the latest population census. This was 12.5 percent higher than the previous year, and compared with a 2.0 percent increase for all births, the census office said. A growing number of Filipinos now treat marriage as an option, rather than a requirement, for starting families, said Nene Baligad, a member of a unit of the National Statistics Office that licenses people who officiate weddings. “Nowadays, some couples just live in and only get married after having four or five children,” she told AFP. “You can’t really say it’s for practical reasons, since you can be married on the cheap. It’s more like, we Filipinos tend to follow what is in fashion.” Eight out of 10 Filipinos are Catholic, and the Philippines is one of only three territories in the world, along with Malta and the Vatican, where divorce remains illegal. However …

A wedding for the books!

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We almost missed posting about this real-life wedding. Their story was emailed to us by Jasmine Mendiola who was the make-up artist in the said wedding.  The excerpt below is from an article of the same title: (via Phil. Star) As Rocky (Ramon Miguel B. Abaño) and Sarah (Sarah Amelyn G. Bautista) exchanged “I dos” last January 22, they not only shared their vows in front of families and friends, they shared their thoughts and words on love and life with their first co-authored book, “Under the January Moon“ (published by Central Books Publishing). The book, given as a wedding souvenir to their guests, is a collection of prose and poetry written by them throughout the years. [READ MORE….] (photo by Bobby delos Santos for Redfox Photography) from the bride: Our wedding was a Prose & Poetry-themed wedding cum book launch cum fundraising project. My husband and I launched our first co-authored book entitled “Under the January Moon.” We gave the books to our guests as souvenirs. At the same time, the guests were encouraged to buy a book for a friend and the whole amount goes to two institutions here in our country that focus on the development of …

Pope Benedict to Filipino bishops: Strengthen matrimony

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(via CBCPnews.com) Pope Benedict XVI called on the Filipino bishops to strengthen the sacrament of matrimony especially among the young couples today. As the Filipino culture is confronted with “secularism,” he said care must be given to showing young people the importance of the sacraments “as instrument of God’s grace and assistance.” “This is particularly true of the sacrament of matrimony, which sanctifies married life from its beginning, so that God’s presence may sustain young couples in their struggles,” Benedict XVI said. The pontiff made the statement during the “ad limina” visit of Bicol and Visayas bishops in Rome on February 18. It also came amid the declining Catholic marriages in the country. An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines earlier said that the number of church marriages dropped from 177,940 in 2008-2009 to just 166, 000 in 2010. Fr. Melvin Castro, executive secretary of the CBCP’s Commission on Family and Life, said this was because Filipinos were marrying at a later age. He said couples were also opting for civil marriages first before going for a “grand” church wedding. Another church official of the CBCP’s National Appellate Matrimonial Tribunal also admitted before that the high cost …

Timeline: Puey Quiñones Fashion Fiasco

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The name of fashion designer Puey Quiñones was trending in twitter a couple of days ago, and sadly, it wasn’t in a good or flattering way. The story involves soon-to-weds, Jhon Maala and Shea Gamboa who got Puey’s services for a custom-made suit for the groom.  Jhon reportedly tried several times to meet the designer during his fittings but the designer was a no-show.   When the suit was finally delivered, the couple discovered it wasn’t exactly what they ordered.  What’s worse, the “custom-made” suit has another brand’s care label tucked in its inside pocket. Below is how the story snowballed in the social media. Feb 14, 2011  the bride Shea Gamboa posted: “Makukulong ka sa ginagawa mo… Ibalik mo pera namin! Isa kang mangugulang!” Feb. 15, 2011 Katherine de Castro (host of ABS-CBN/Bayan Prod.’s “Trip na Trip”) tweeted this w/ link to above pic: “The designer asked 30k for this suit. Pero bakit may Dansen tag? Sa SM ito di ba? Napeke kaya yung friend ko?” Michael Lim (wedding/event host) posted an album on his FB account with the title “Fashion Advocacy” which included the side-by-side picture of the suit in question and an original ready-to-wear Dansen suit.  The news …