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PHILIPPINES #1 WEDDING ONLINE MAGAZINE

NOVEMBER 2013 ISSUE

Special

EDITION

A FIRST EDITORIAL COLLABORATION

BRIDALPOD AND THE

INDUSTRY’S FINEST AT THE MET

COSMOPOLITAN

PHOTOS BY

O L Y RU IZ BTS VIDEO BY J ASON MAG BANU A GOWNS BY

VELU Z R EYES BOUQUET & STYLING BY

TEDD Y MANU EL WEDDING DETAILS BY

ERN EST PASCU AL MAKEUP BY MADG E L EJ ANO MODEL

BENC E BIAN ZO N

BRIDALPOD WEDDING INSPIRATIONS & STYLE

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E ver changing trends will always keep us wondering what kind of new (in fashion, styling, editorials) we can offer on the table and what we have in this collaboration shoot is a tale to tell. A dream venture turned reality by working together with a remarkable group of people. Defining the theme as Cosmopolitan and marrying it with a location known for its timeless beauty and grandiosity what encompassed was something unexpected and spellbinding. How did it become? We share with you a revelation from Grace, our team representative present that day: “When I was asked to become a part of this event, I immediately grabbed the opportunity simply because I wanted to witness first hand the works of the finest wedding suppliers in the country. I was then like a child anxious to see what is in store specially when I knew that the scene will be in one of the city’s ancestral treasure. There, I saw how Ernest outstandingly administered the elements, how Teddy turned a disarrayed entrance hall into a sophisticated banquet area with marvelous table setting, how Veluz gowns stood out with the beauty and charm of Bence that Madge perfectly enhanced and the endless artistry of Oly and Jason which their photos and video will speak off now and on for many more years. From the suppliers down to their crew members, I will therefore say that each one played a significant role in bringing this project to life.” In the pages to follow we unveil the endless inspirations, passion and gusto of these expert minds as interpreted in the heart -stirring images you have yet to see. There are not enough words to express our sincerest gratitude to this group who generously shared their time and talents. Thank you and kudos to all of you and your staffs

— Oly Ruiz, Jason

Magbanua, Veluz Reyes, Ernest Pascual, Teddy Manuel, Kaye Cunanan, Madge Lejano, Cake Artist, Sensitivity Lights & Sounds and Bence Bianzon.

From the Editors

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The Photographer In

any wedding or pre-wedding shoots

that I cover, there will always be things that we won't have a say on. And that's perfectly fine, we are there to tell and enhance a story and not make them. This is why it is a thrill when BridalPod imagined an idea wherein I could work with, not only the country's finest wedding suppliers, but some of my good friends as well. BridalPod gave us the freedom to evoke a shoot that we'd love to do and they provided all the means necessary to make it happen. It is like being a child all-over again, only this time that thing we dreamed-up will be part of a special feature for the world to see.

We're very pleased to be part of this new BridalPod e-magazine and like those of their recent innovations in making bridal inspirations more enriching, everyone should expect nothing but top-quality content and experience.

- Oly Ruiz of Metrophoto

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The Filmmaker I t was great to work with friends in the industry.

And it's even better to work with new people coming in. I'm

only glad to help out. I've been doing this for a very long time but I've never shot at the MET before. When the opportunity presented itself, I got very excited with the possibilities. Of course, arriving at the location on the day of (straight form the airport) the shoot, the MET presented some surprises and challenges. It was a shell of its former self - dark, dusty and abandoned. But make no mistake, the beauty was there. And the challenge was to look past the veneer. This project with BridalPod was all fun and challenging at the same time.

It's a wel-

come break from the usual. I'm truly glad I was part of it.

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The Designer T ook me months to think of gowns that will reflect how I see any bride. Soft, fluid silhouettes that celebrate the feminine figure, details that sing, gowns that will reflect the happiness every bride feels inside.

After all, it is still a girl thing.

- Veluz

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Bouquet & Styling T eddy

Manuel of Flowers & Events. His

design philosophy is simple, elegant and beautiful. Combining floral design principles like colors, textures and balance to achieve original design, let the flowers speak for themselves and let nature be the guide. Inspirations from natural grace and line of the flowers from fruits, grasses, rocks and mosses creatively combine to create exciting and innovative designs. His paramount objective is to provide spectacular and one of a kind floral arrangements for one of a kind events. Consistently produce floral designs of exceeding beauty for a discriminating clientele.

Make-up M adge

Lejano, reputable and well-known

make up artist of the wedding industry. She is the first female makeup artist who grew into prominence in the field, leading for others to follow. Be more beautiful is a simple culmination of what we do and what we are about. It is to express our aesthetic with genuine encouragement for you to embrace yourself.

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D E rnest

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tivity with p known for. or improve

original con

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terials for a cards, and

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Details & Styling

scual of Bespoke Manila. Crea-

passion—this is what Ernest is He does not simply innovate on ideas but comes up with

ncepts and creative touches.

ative, he gets his clients in-

he talks about the printed ma-

an event—invitations, program the like. He also dabbles in

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It

was a great pleasure to work with some of the best

names in the industry during this shoot. In designing the cake, I took cues from Ernests Pascual's ensemble of elements. The cake is covered in lemon fondant and decorated with sugar fern leaves, fronds and dainty gold ribbons.

- Judy Uson The Cake Artist

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S t yl e G u i de

l HOST BRIDALPOD PHOTOS OLY RUIZ METROPHOTO BTS VIDEO JASON MAGBANUA JASON MAGBANUA GOWNS VELUS REYES VELUZ BOUQUET & STYLING TEDDY MANUEL FLOWERS AND EVENTS WEDDING DETAILS ERNEST PASCUAL BESPOKE MANILA WEDDING SET-UP KAYE CUNANAN K. BY CUNANAN MAKE-UP MADGE LEJANO THE MAKEUP STUDIO TEAM HAIR STYLE STEVE PAGSANJAN LIGHTS SENSITIVITY LIGHTS & SOUNDS CAKE JUDY USON THE CAKE ARTIST

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MODEL BENCE BIANZON


BEHIND-THE SCENES

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GLENN VELASQUEZ Founder + Editor/Creative Director

FRITZIE MIGUEL Co-Founder / Content Editor 38 / BRIDALPOD.PH


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