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|Dolphy||10 Jul 2012|
I’m sure there are countless pictures of Dolphy as a comedian but I saw him as a private person. These are my favorite photographs of Dolphy, the Philippines’ beloved King of Comedy, from Mike and Maybelyn’s wedding back in 2008.
Another interesting thing I learned from Facebook today is that his son Vandolph Quizon had the first pic tattooed on his arm yesterday.
Rest in peace, Dolphy.
|“The bride, the dress and the designer” Remix||16 Jan 2012|
When dressing up, we are all familiar with the designer helping the gorgeous bride put on her beautiful wedding gown. This time though, for pure fun, my bride Christel Wong – Tan and designer Veejay Floresca switched places!
The outcome is still beautiful, huh? Fun-tastic!
|Trading Places||11 Jan 2012|
I received some feedback from my couples saying how much they enjoyed my post about wedding reception games. Well, I have some very good news in the form of these pictures:
I like that my bride is so courageous and funny. :)
I wonder how much more reception games will evolve this year.
|Hello, Domo||31 Dec 2011|
I’m used to seeing drunken groomsmen showing their support to the groom in very high spirits (no pun intended). But I haven’t met a cheerful mascot named Domo until this wedding.
I say Domo is a trooper.
|Bill + Sheryl||31 Dec 2011|
October 1, 2011 – 2011 was a year of rainfall no doubt. Bill and Sheryl was lucky to have a dry wedding except the outpouring of emotions bought these two to tears. What I liked most about them is that they didn’t fight being emotional.
|MARK + JOLINA / Yet another teaser||10 Dec 2011|
What does the turtle and the monkey have to do with their wedding? :)
Clue: It is not a Batibot reunion.
|“That’s so Indonesian!”||28 Nov 2011|
Before I share Eddie and Andreana’s intricately beautiful wedding in Bali, let’s talk about traditions. I remember walking with Eddie and Andreana to check out the reception and she said, “Oh Gosh! Please hide that. That’s so Indonesian!” Yes, she’s referring to the colorful greeting above.
I don’t think it’s because she’s ashamed of being an Indonesian. Otherwise, they wouldn’t come back to Indonesia, right? She had an amazing set of props that revolved around traveling the world. They are passionate travelers so they wanted to reflect that into the decorations. I understand how the colorful greeting didn’t really go with the vintage travel paraphernalia.
It makes me think about how we are all free to invent our own traditions. For example, Eddie and Andreana made it a habit, once they got married, to call each other honey.
It’s very sweet. You can’t really argue too fiercely if you always use the word honey. Brilliant!
Also, I think they may have started a tradition of running. They kept running all over the place. They entered and exited each venue running so we had to run as well.
How about you? Is there a wedding tradition you would like to do without? :)
Tip to my future couples: We would appreciate a little clue if you are going to do so. Or if there are surprises you’ve planned for your guests. We can keep secrets! :)
|The dentist is your friend||24 Nov 2011|
And I mean it literally.
One of my brides accidentally chipped a tooth. Luckily, she had a dentist friend as part of her entourage. In just a few minutes, the day was saved. Thanks to this wonderful dentist in a gangster-chic dress.
This gives us enough reason to resolve our dental phobia.
In the future, dentists will be a part of the list of wedding suppliers.
I know some people might say I can just Photoshop her tooth. While a tooth can be Photoshopped, an awkward smile cannot be repaired. The dentist not only saved my bride from being conscious and bothered by her tooth but the dentist also saved me about a hundred hours of editing each picture. :)
|Let the games begin||02 Nov 2011|
Wedding reception games are becoming more interesting nowadays. Gone are the simple tossing of the garter and bouquet.
Now it’s essential that you have basic sewing skills.
Maybe wrestling skills can be useful, too, to secure your place on some lucky man’s lap.
And sometimes, things get reaaally interesting that youngsters must close their eyes.
|Behind the scenes||19 Oct 2011|
The set of pictures I’m about to share with you typically happens for every wedding- it’s just that we, photographers, typically, only show the picture perfect parts. These are the details behind the details. Get it? Wedding suppliers really sweat the smallest stuff to ensure a successful wedding celebration.
Our story starts at 12 noon. Mark & Gan’s wedding reception is at the Manila Peninsula Hotel. I checked out the the Rigodon Ballroom to see what’s happening there.
It’s still a work in progress. It’s still very early anyway.
Meanwhile, another bride is making her exit. She’s ready to go to her wedding ceremony.
I don’t know why a bear suddenly appeared at the lobby. Is it a sign that everything will go as planned for Mark & Gan?