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BRID POD PHILIPPINES #1 WEDDING ONLINE MAGAZINE

NOVEMBER OCTOBER 2013 2013 ISSUE ISSUE

WEDDING INSPIRATIONS & STYLE

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COSMOPOLITAN

INSPIRATION B Y INDUSTRY’S FINEST AT THE MET

REAL

TOP 10

weddings

VOTED MOST LIKES

MONIQUE LHUILLIER 2014 FALL COLLECTION SECRET GARDEN

125+ PAGES

WEDDING INSPIRATIONS IN HIGH QUALITY IMAGES

URBAN MODERN & CHIC EDITORIALS

WITH BEHIND-THESCENES VIDEOS

SPECIAL FEATURE

MANNY LIBRODO JR.

COVER PHOTO BY

RYAN RAQUINO GOWN BY

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FOUNDER+EDITOR’S LETTER

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Editors’ favorite wedding find

An introduction by BridalPod’s Founder/Editor/Creative Director

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CO-FOUNDER+EDITOR’S LETTER

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An introduction by BridalPod’s Co-Founder/Content Editor

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TOP 10 REAL WEDDINGS VOTED most likes weddings. Period covered from launching to July 2013

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EDITORS’ PICK

COVER - URBAN CHICNESS Premiere Issue’s editorial cover Plus BTS video

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THE COLLUSIVE Finalist for editorial cover Plus BTS video / 1st Runner-up


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106 URBAN BRIDE Finalist for editorial cover . Plus BTS video / 2nd runner-up

120 MONIQUE LHUILLIER 2014 Fall Collection

124 MANNY LIBRODO JR. 116 OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Submissions for editorial cover Plus BTS video

Special Feature

130 TEENPOD Top Fashion Bloggers - Laureen Uy, Camille Co, Kryz Uy and Shai Lagarde

119 SPECIAL EDITION Insert INDUSTRY’S FINEST - Oly Ruiz, Jason Magbanua, Veluz Reyes, Ernest Pascual, Teddy Manuel and Madge Lejano

132 ROMANTIC BOHEMIAN Special Feature

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FOUNDER + EDITOR / CREATIVE DIRECTOR

EDITOR’S LETTER 2013. A year of firsts. The site launched with its first blog, BridalPod. Abruptly followed by the launching of Little Pink Book, our suppliers directory. We took a breather by launching #BridalPod, our version of Instagram. We stretched out our wings by teaming up with the country's top fashion bloggers and launched TeenPod, our fashion blog for twenteens. And now, before we take a pause we shall leave you with another first - our premiere issue of digital wedding magazine, BridalPod Premiere. 2013. Partnerships were formed. As we set foundation for BridalPod brand, we are extremely fortunate to be partnered with renowned brands like Monique Lhuillier and Metrophoto. They didn't just fall on our laps on a whim but because they believe in our vision, and we want to thank them for the support! 2013. BridalPod became mainstream. Thank you to all the wedding suppliers who have warmly welcomed us as well as to all the couples whose weddings became source of inspirations. And most of all, to all our readers who appreciate everything that we do. Thank you all for visiting our site! The Magazine. We’re not oblivious that it’s a bold move for us to launch an online magazine on our first year. And we didn't take this on because it’s easy. We’re simply acknowledging the fact that there’s a need for it specially in this day and age. This magazine is a product of well thought ideas, attention to details and no half baked execution. So, modesty aside, this is our way of raising the bar yet again. The Cover. We’ve invited talented suppliers in the industry to vie for the editorial cover of our premiere issue - and shut the front door! The submissions were overwhelming! The results were marked of individual style and creativity. They’ve put a lot of faith and trust in us, in spite of the fact that we just recently joined this blossoming industry, and for that we’re truly grateful. To Ryan Raquino of Blufish Photography whose finesse and style are showcased on our cover, a huge Congratulations! Please include BridalPod to your fan base! The Collaboration. A FIRST. We’re still in awe! The fabulous outcome was just the cherry on top. We had the opportunity to have worked with none other than the Industry’s FINEST on this first project at the MET. And seriously, they’ve delivered! We’re so impressed how amazingly good they are, and so we’ve decided straightaway that this editorial shoot needs to have it’s own magazine. Thus, a Special Edition issue was also published as an insert. Enjoy our Premiere Issue! More power, positivity and perspective! xoxo,

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EDITOR’S LETTER A lot of first happened to me this year and one rewarding undertaking was the inception of BridalPod. It is a continuous learning channel, something that I look forward to doing everyday – others would call it a ‘passion’ and I could not agree more.

CO-FOUNDER + CONTENT EDITOR

Thereafter, our premiere issue of the online magazine came, another milestone for us. A jumpstart to do and make our brand even better. For every wedding inspiration that I’ve written about, I felt the connection and excitement that is over and beyond the enveloped merriment, assuredly what mattered most at the end of the day was the promise of a new journey for each of our couple. We are deeply ecstatic compiling some of our featured weddings under one venue. See what we have in store for you! Top 10 Real Weddings. These are weddings we have covered from the month we launched our website to July of 2013. We reached out to these couples and in return they’ve eagerly campaigned for their entries. Thus, these astounding weddings were the ones voted with most likes. Editors’ Pick. One of the praiseworthy weddings handpicked by us for its elegance and overall modern and tropical aura. With a statuesque garden backdrop and divine reception setting, we are utterly enamored and hence we present to you this charmer. Get on board with us as we showcase our Premiere Issue! Here is to more wonderful firsts and endless beginnings with BridalPod!

Cheers!!!

Fritzie Miguel

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FROM THE BRIDE P lanning a wedding is a huge endeavour that should not be underestimated. It requires patience and hard work. After all, they don't call the wedding day a 'BIG DAY' for nothing. It takes a lot of time too but don't let the wedding planning ruin your normal life! Still have fun, just cherish the moments and savour the best in life!

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With all the and raves th must say I w brides who A big thank relatives an and suppor the future.


appreciation, positive comments hat we keep on hearing until now, I was one of those proud hands-on pulled off a successful celebration. you to our dear families, friends, d suppliers for the love, help t. I hope to inspire more brides in

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Reception Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel | Bridal & Entourage Gowns Veejay Floresca | Cake Playtime by Thessam Maranan | Bridal Shoes L.K. Bennett | Groom’s Barong & Suit Onesimus & Moss UK | Entourage Barongs Kultura Filipino| Rings Goldsmiths | Florist & Reception Stylist Amante Fleurs by Julius Villamante| MUA Gio Flores

...don't let the wedding planning ruin your normal life! Still have fun, just cherish the moments ...

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Reception Casablanca Private, Tagaytay| Ceremony Caleruega | Bridal Gown Veejay Floresca & Bryan Peralta | Bouquet Maja Martinez Angeles | Catering and Styling Passion Cooks Catering | Florist Jie Aprieto| Coordinator Gembso Events and Beyond | HMUA Jasmine Mendiola | Invite Design Fozy | Invitations CraftMaster Invitations| Barongs Mang Rey Casedo | Entourage Gowns Coca Couture| Details & Accessories Candidly Pretty & Googly Gooeys | Hangers MELAfied | HMU-Entourage Pong Niu | Photo Booth Barely Toast | Lights & Sounds Audiotricks | Shoes Faire La Fete

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om sweet and romantic florals to tables filled with store

ems like bread - say in almost all forms, glass bottled and ilk cartons, jam, grapes, peppers and grape tomatoes. Not miss out on that adorable shopping cart dĂŠcor. Oohs and hs are quite fitting to utter.

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We did the grocery -theme since I work as a marketing head of a leading supermarket chain.

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PAU & KARIM

OLY RUIZ PHOTOGRAPHER

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Reception Sofitel | Bridal Gown and Groom’s Suit Veejay Floresca | Coordinator Bespoke Manila | Flowers and Styling Florist Gids | MUA Madella De Leon – Makeup Studio

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FROM THE BRIDE T he experience was the best and the most memorable for the both of us. It was a wedding that would make us and all our guests happy and we achieved that in the end. Like any other wedding, our preparations had its ups and downs, considering that we prepared from abroad. Thanks to our very reliable event organizer who was a genius in everything that he does! The e-session in Paris was a blast, shots taken by a pro, the Metroman Oly Ruiz—what else would you expect but flattering and controversial scenarios—everyone loved them! The wedding was hard work, but because we were enjoying too much, it all paid off in the end.

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Let love rule in thy heart and faith reign in thy soul and thou shall never go wrong. To our Family, relatives and friends, thanks for supporting us every step of the way. Most especially, thank you Lord for making this union possible.

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FAYE & LEM

TIMELESS RUSTIC JAMES LIMSOC PHOTOGRAPHER

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Coordinator Redzilla Weddings & Events | Cake The Bohemian Cake | HMUA Rina Gorospe & Sheena Lazo | Concept, Flowers & Details Bride DIY | Ceremony & Reception Marcia Adams, Tagaytay

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W oodsy and natural setting. Intimate garden ceremony was a scene of striking beauty. A radiant bride in her refined long gown equally matched the groom’s sleek suit. The cozy reception was emblazoned with delightful details that rendered a romantic flair evident in its charming rustic inspired arrangements.

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NEZ CRUZ PHOTOGRAPHER

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Reception Baluarte De San Diego | Gowns PJP’s Bridal Boutique | Cake Hearts & Bells | Groom’s Suit Yurie Dela Luna Couture | Caterer K BY Cunanan| Coordinator VIPAccess Events Productions| HMUA Pro Make-Up Artistry | Car JCI Vintage| Photo Booth Baicapture

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FROM THE BRIDE

I’ m blessed to have a groom who is very much involved in planning our wedding. I didn't know that prior to Dean’s proposal to me he was already scouting for possible wedding suppliers. We enjoyed researching & brainstorming together for wedding pegs. Thanks to our family & suppliers, we were able to pull off a wedding that is tailorfitted to our personality & every detail in our wedding had our own touch.

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JEN & JASON

OCEANFRONT BEAUTY GALORE RYAN RAQUINO PHOTOGRAPHER

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HE BRIDE

uoise blue for added contrast. It was so

sign of the dress, cake, flowers etc. I just followed my heart and my imagination and luckily he was too supportive of my choices. This wedding was a dream come true for both of us. My best advice to other soon-toweds is to get the best photographer and videographer. They will be the ones to capture your story.

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Ceremony & Reception Virgin Beach Resort | Gown Linda Hernandez | Coordinator Your Events Coordination| Catering Juan Carlo | HMUA Muriel Vega Perez

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URBAN MEETS POSH FRIEDA & OLIVER

RUFFA & MIKE PHOTOGRAPHER

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...Every wedding is not all about how m beautiful bridal gown you wore and not that you put, but it’s all about that i shared with the important people in y left in each and everyone’s hearts.

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much you spent, not about the t even the extravagant details mportant ceremony that you your life, a memory that you

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kiwi white green Reception Oasis New Manila | Preps Richmonde Hotel Ortigas | Bridal Gown Michi Calica | Entourage Gowns/Suits Liz Bridals | Stylist/ Bouquet & Boutonnieres Gideon Hermosa | Caterer Hizon’s Catering | MUA Randy Gabin | Coordinator One Fine Day | Strings Uno Ritmo | Emcee Delamar 52 / BRIDALPOD.PH


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CHARLENE & TODD

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Ceremony Infinity Chapel | Reception Ayana Resort | Gown Vera Wang coral

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FROM THE BRIDE T odd & I love to travel! For our wedding, we both were on board that it HAD to be a destination wedding. Todd grew up in Calabasas, CA & I grew up in the Philippines, we had friends & relatives all over the globe. We picked Bali because we wanted everyone to have to travel. We were so surprised that 46 of them RSVPd! We were big on experience so we had a whole week planned for everyone, including elephant safari adventures, wreck diving & shopping. The ceremony and reception was the finale & it was perfect.

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MICAH & JERWIN

SWEET SEASIDE BLISS RUFFA & MIKE PHOTOGRAPHER

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Ceremony & Reception Virgin Beach Resort | Coordinator Kiss The Girls Events | Bridal & Entourage Gowns Jose Domingo Bride | Groom’s Suit Cornell’s Tailoring | Flowers & Styling Amante Fleurs | Rings Diane & Renue Band | Cake Chef Kiko of Toy Cakes & Pastries | HMUA Jo Ticzon | HMUAEntourage Sig Torres and Mary Pauline Salon | Favors-Principal Sponsors Ivan Monte | Lights & Sound Arnold Co

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FROM THE BRIDE

F rom the time we got engaged, we both

would be having a simple yet intimate a wedding. Our meticulous research paid off team of top-notch suppliers who mad themed wedding possible. With God’s grac port of family and friends, we started ou lots of love, laughter and memories treasu

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KERRA & PAOLO

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QUIRKY CREATIVES SHAYLA SANCHEZ & MAYEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

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FROM THE BRIDE

P lanning our wedding became the first step on working as a unit for Paolo and I. It is hard especially because we are an overseas couple – which means all the talks and planning have to be done via email. Luckily, we booked the suppliers who were perfect for us. They helped us in showing who we really are through our wedding. Thank God, we got the wedding that we prayed for – an intimate, memorable celebration of our love with people who are dear to us.

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orange yellow pink Reception The Mango Farm | Coordinator Eventus The Wedding and Events Specialists | Catering Passion Cooks Catering | Bouquet Vatel Manila | Cake Cake Stories and more | HMUA Rae Venturanza-Salazar | HMUA/Host Jorelli Griffin San Juan | Lights & Sound Rejectkrew 70 / BRIDALPOD.PH


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EDITORS’ PICK

S erene S

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BLACKTIEPROJECT PHOTOGRAPHER

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A wedding that spells elegance. The overall modern and tropical feel of this stylish event incorporated with elements of nature was flamboyantly fabulous!

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A bundance of elegant white flowers and greens displayed at the ceremony and posh bouquets both carried down the aisle by the bride and her entourage were all carefully put together. Step into this divine reception which showcased a tasteful and romantic ambiance all elaborately set up.

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Preparations Oakwood Premier – Joy Nostalg Center Manila | Ceremony & Reception The Mango Farm | Gown Mel Orlina | Bridesmaids’ & Flower Girls’ Dresses Moonshine Garb | Groom’s & Entourage Attire Rey Casedo | Flowers & Ceremony Vatel Manila | Event Styling & Catering K by Cunanan Catering | Coordinator Getting Married Philippines | Cake Joy San Gabriel | Invitations Craftmaster Invitations | Favors Lanelle Abueva-Fernando Studio Pottery & Manila Tropical Nursery | HMUA Chelle Serrano | Garden Chairs Botafogo Event Rentals | Reception Chairs Ghost Chairs by OliveTree | Light & Sound Sound Level

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Cover THE

P H O T O G R A P H Y

RYAN RAQUINO PHOTOGRAPHER

OUR PICK. We sought for an urban, modern and chic theme for our premiere issue cover, this team fittingly delivered — Urban Chicness. Their styled shoot came nothing short of unveiling many facets. Sharply capturing the very essence of an avant -garde bride - one who is edgy, spirited yet sentimental. THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Ryan Raquino is a promising brilliant photographer. A talent with finesse and style that defines his genre of photography. Competence and competitiveness are just 2 of his strengths that set himself apart. Armed with his signature shots, a caliber like his can only go above and beyond.

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Model Timeless A princess cut gown and detachable vest adorned with silver rhinestones and Swarovski crystals to achieve the classic and timeless beauty of the gown.

Description It is an ivory colored gown made of imported Mikado fabric. Back of the gown is adorned with six meters long train accent. Bodice with silver gems appliques. Removable vest to create a second look of the bridal gown.

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The Concept S o, what does urban chic mean to us? More than the tall buildings and the beautiful view of the skyline, we also wanted to portray the unexpected twists of the urban setting. Pretty soon, the team came up with elements that would suit just that. Ryan of Blufish Photography and Margo, our videographer, both immediately took hold of what they saw at our ocular of the location: the perfect 360 view of Makati and surrounding areas.

The shoot concept was a metaphorical story of a union, a journey and a destination.

Myke our stylist, on the other hand, seemed like his brain started churning ideas almost immediately after with visions of a non-traditional bride and groom on an exotic getaway in the city. Yes, we talked about twists and this is it: we always picture “exotic” as having sand on our feet —we wanted to put “exotic” and “city” in the same breath.

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The Jewelries This gorgeous jewelry set is by Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry Philippines

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d allowing for minimalist yet ssories by Ivanka Trump Fine ke, in turn, chose to veer away ore traditional table setup in gage to bring the honeymoon mind to life. The unexpected ghost chairs were meant to nt the clean look of the shoot. was the only nod to tradition le hydrangeas and orange carraditional lace collar. The emaded handle may be a hint of destination, may it be Africa, or Morocco.

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Second Gown Model Sapphire Gown silhouette was done perfectly to flatter the body of the bride. It contours the shape. Description Basically we used blush soft tulle (nude color) with Chantilly lace at the bodice, embellished with gold stone and rhinestone. Bottom was overlayed with four layers of soft tulle and adorned with three meters of train.

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COORDINATION PAM REBANO WEDDING CONNECTIONS

GOWNS & SUITS MANNY AQUINO MONDELO MANNY AQUINO MONDELO COUTURE

STYLING MICHAEL FRANCIS OROPESA MAYORES MYKE FRANCIS FLOWERS, SET AND PRODUCTION DESIGN

JEWELRY AILEEN CO IVANKA TRUMP FINE JEWELRY PHIL. GHOST CHAIRS OLIVE TREE HAIR & MAKE UP IVEE MADAMBA I AM COLORS MAKE UP ARTISTRY

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The Collusive . . . ARLENE BRIONES SHAYLA SANCHEZ CARLO CECILIO OF IMAGINE NATION PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHERS

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The Designer T he gown is a Grecian Goddess inspired with crystal belt accent. It fits the photos which are very fresh and positive and pretty. I didn’t really have specific inspiration for this but wanted to create something simple and elegant perfect for a minimalist bride.

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The Concept T here’s something in the city that makes sleep useless. And when we think about it, it's the art that's all around us that keeps us alive and creativity that continues to stimulate us. As with the art on Collective’s walls – we thought it was the perfect venue to represent urban. Being in the heart of Makati, this place holds the treasures and shops of budding artists and a space that turns into a party at night (sometimes reggae) - nothing gets as hipster as this. It’s like all you want to do when you get married with ambiance is drink champagne and dance on the table.

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eam in a concept shoot that is a little bit out nary – but still in a (work) place we call with love – nothing else exists when art does.

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BTS VIDEO DUX DACUDAO LEX ALINSOD WANG VIDEOGRAPHY

GOWN VEEJAY FLORESCA

STYLING MIMI SANSON-VIOLA ARMI KUSHELLA SANSON -LLUCH JACOB MICHAEL S LLUCH POP-UP PARTY

MODELS KHARU JAZMIN BONG SARE

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DOMINIC BARRIOS

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PHOTOGRAPHER

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oto shoot and video, ident, cosmopolitan urban" background; ons. We wanted to n a fast -paced world the "Urban Bride" and seek happiness

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The Experience I t took us four meetings and dozens of emails in a span of 2 months to plan and coordinate for this Urban Bride Editorial Shoot. Nasia (stylist), Gilbert (Buen Films) and I prepared shot lists and the storyboard to maximize our time in 2 days. We wanted to make it feel like it's a real wedding happening on a normal day. When our model, Rachelle, was done with her make-up (by Hazel Icasiano), we were very much excited to start the shoot especially, after seeing the laborious work of Boy Kastner Santos' gown. As a photographer, I wanted to focus as much as possible on the details, the emotion and the location to bring out the urban feel , the elegance and the personality of the "Urban Bride". All the outdoor shots were done during the first day in the afternoon around Eastwood while all the beauty shots and details shots were done early morning of next day.

To be sure that no one would be late, we stayed at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel for an overnight. We started the shoot 9aam and ended 3pm the next day. Overall, we were just like a bunch of people playing around and having fun. Everything was well-thought-out, on time and very professional.

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The Designer I t is going to be a fine journey for the bride dressed glamorously in beads and lace on a transparent bodice providing the right dose of oomph to transport her whimsically as she imagines herself traipsing the red carpet for the Oscars. How the designer responds to the tension between the traditional and avant-garde lies in his ability to see the truth about his client's personality seeing beyond her nervous giggles and shy self descriptions. And the truth not being manifested right away, designer and client hit on the stirrings of friendship true to form, BKS doesn't just draw his passion on paper.

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l PHOTOS DOMINIC BARRIOS DOMINIC BARRIOS PHOTOGRAPHY

BTS VIDEO GILBERT BUEN BUEN FILMS

GOWN BOY KASTNER SANTOS

STYLING NASIA CAMMAYO

MODEL RACHELLE RED -REYES

FLOWERS SERGE IGONIA

HAIR & MAKE UP HAZEL ICASIANO HAZEL ICASIANO HMUA

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SUBMISSION FOR EDITORIAL COVER PHOTOGRAPHY RAINBOWFISH PHOTOGRAPHY GOWN JAMES CANETE BOUQUET FLORES DE MANAOAG EARRINGS & HAIR SEPA CEBU VENUE MANDARIN PLAZA HOTEL MAKE UP JAMES CANETE

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SUBMISSION FOR EDITORIAL COVER PHOTOGRAPHY RED STILETTOS PHOTOGRAPHY CINEMATOGRAPHY JAKE OLASO FILMS GOWNS & SHOES JAZEL SY BRIDAL STYLING RIK GAYON MODEL BELLE CAKE SWEETS 2 ORDER FLOWERS JOMZ ORCHID SHOP HAIR & MAKE UP MAKE-UP BY KAYCEE LIM

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OTHER SUBMISSIONS FOR EDITORIAL COVER PHOTOGRAPHY PHILIP CESAR CADABUNA CINEMATOGRAPHY REIDEN ROYCE GOWNS & SUIT LIZA VILLANUEVA COORDINATOR FANTASTIC EVENTS HAIR & MAKE UP CHIQUI DINGCONG MODELS PAU EBORA JAYVEE CAYAS

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Fashion

M onique Lhuillier's Fall 2014 bridal collection was recently launched in New York City’s Bridal Market Fall 2014. The gowns were presented in the Secret Garden in her Manhattan showroom. It showcased white and ivory tones with the addition of a ravishing blush and lavender -gray palette. Graceful and opulent mix of long and short styles that indubitably le t you steal the spotlight.

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SPECIAL FEATURE M anuel Libres Librodo, Jr. is a multi-awarded photographer with a title bestowed upon him as one of the world’s 5 Best Photographers in 2009. He garnered national and international recognition from innumerable competitions online and on print. His passion and stellar photography also brought him fame as evidenced by his works being published internationally on magazines and other publications. Furthermore, an endorser of huge and reputable companies in the country and has conducted workshops in many countries like US, Canada, Australia to name a few. The list of his accomplishments and journey does not stop here, we can go on but one posting is not enough and as we speak his vision to bring inspirations through his captured images continues to be written.

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When the lights are on and all eyes are on you, seize the moment. Don’t let emotions rein you in. Smile, dream, hope. Cry, laugh, live. It’s that perfect moment. B L I S S.

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Model: Kharu Jazmin

T hese artistic images compiled from a pre-wedding and wedding theme workshop, shot at location in Penang, Malaysia.

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Introducing... T his page caters to the younger demographics of BridalPod’s readership. It features trending topics among # twenteens – Fashion & Style. And to live up to the hype, we’ve partnered with only the best in fashion blogging! Meet our Philippines top Bloggers Fashion Runway contributors – Laureen, Camille, Kryz and Shai. These lovely ladies stand proud from the crowd with their own fashion identities. Each projects a sense of personality through their own unique style.

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Nowhere else but only on TeenPod that you will see their profiles alongside each other in the same venue – TeenPod’s BFR. Read about them as they fancy up TeenPod’s Fashion Runway. As to how they’ve earned their fashion fame? You’ll be the judge! Let’s do the catwalk – bloggers style!

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SPECIAL FEATURE

Romantic Bohemian STEFNAOMI PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHER

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Romantic style has definitely a certain softness and fanciful appeal that's as hard to resist as a surprise box of chocolates. This style celebrates the idealistic kind of life and certainly has that look that'll make you swoon!

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