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31 JULY 2007
Lomo Loco!

When not holding a video camera, Jason Magbanua is busy tinkering with his new toy called Lomo. It is a film-based, still camera which produces images which usually do not conform with the traditional rules of fine photography: over-saturated colors, over/under exposure, blurring, etc. Check out the Lomo images he took in an actual wedding. To know more about Lomography, head on to LomoManila.













30 JULY 2007
Medical Musical Cure?

Four friends all in the medical profession formed a musical group composed of two vocalists, a flutist and a pianist. Having started only this year, the group says they finally gave in to their heart's desire to make music and aptly called themselves Heartsong. Now, their weekend gigs performing in weddings serve as their respite from stress in the hospital environment. Know more and hear music samplers from this group.













26 JULY 2007
Homer & Marge weds!

Aside from the subject and the accompanying image in this entry, I must admit that nothing else in this post is wedding-related. This is just a random thought about The Simpsons Movie as one of us is a BIG fan of the show. Though there was a part in the movie when Homer was watching their wedding video, this is not the point of this post.The film is entertaining not in the big Hollywood blockbuster kinda way, but the creators clearly had fun making the movie with the intention to sometimes mess up with the audience. Don't expect much, it's the TV show on the big screen. If this weekend you're already in Megamall visiting the Wedding Congress, why not hit the cinemas afterwards to watch. It's fun! More of my random thoughts about the movie here.













24 JULY 2007
Metro Weddings off-the-press!

The new issue of Metro Weddings (Jul-Dec 2007) is now out. On the cover is Bianca Araneta in a wedding gown by Ivarluski Aseron. You can head to to read some interesting articles you may have missed in their past issues. To know more what's in store for you in this latest issue, simply click here.













23 JULY 2007
New dessert ideas!

(photo by Eddieboy Escudero) Our PrepTalk last Saturday featured four new dessert concepts which have just started to make their way on buffet set-ups in Manila weddings. Check out our article called "New Sweets on the Block" to get to know the industry's newest players.













20 JULY 2007
One sweet issue...



The July 21 edition of About Weddings will be full of dessert goodness! If you're looking for new and exciting concepts how to add sweet ideas to your big day, then this issue is for you. About Weddings comes out every 1st and 3rd Saturday on the month as the wedding supplement of The Manila Bulletin. Grab your copy this Saturday!













19 JULY 2007
Two days to go...

This weekend (Jul 21 & 22) marks the opening of Romancing the Bay 2. To know what's in store for you during this bridal event, you may read this article. If you haven't done so, you may still Pre-Register here.













18 JULY 2007
Here comes the guide!

The premiere wedding magazine in the country releases its biggest issue yet with over 300 pages of pure inspiration for everything you need to know before and after your vows! In this latest issue, Wedding Essentials {WE} magazine delves into the indestructible heave of traditions. Be awestruck as the country's most talented suppliers bring the old adage "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue" to life with four stunning reception set-ups. [MORE...]













17 JULY 2007

Lito Genilo shared with us the news that ten of his photographs submitted to the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) 8x10 Print Competition for the first half of 2007 got recognized! This photo here -- which we've featured here before and now adjudged the 2nd place in Wedding Details Category -- seems to indicate the number of recognition he's garnered. Another photograph (couple rowing on the lake) was named 3rd place in the Engagement Category. Eight other SmartShot images received Accolade of Excellence Awards from the competition. See the ten winning photographs.













16 JULY 2007
Attend the talks, win the rings!

A pair of diamond wedding rings set in 14-carat gold by Celestial Jewelry will be the grand prize to a lucky delegate of the Wedding Congress slated on July 27-29 (Fri to Sun) at the Megatrade Hall 2 of SM Megamall. This unique event combines a wedding exhibit and a convention for soon-to-weds with relevant talks to help them prepare for the big day. See here the convention line-up and schedule.Register now to get free tickets to both the exhibit and the convention.













13 JULY 2007
Wedding with a cause

We have recently updated our Charities & Causes directory for those soon-to-weds considering of donating their souvenir budget to a worthy cause in behalf of their guests. The additional institutions were personally suggested by some members of the W@W Community. One of the newly listed institutions is Gawad Kalinga (GK) whose vision is a slum-free, squatter-free nation by providing land for the landless and homes for the homeless for every Filipino. Last July 7, two of its volunteers (Jay & Eena ) got married in the GK-built chapel in Bicol. They picked 7.7.7 not because it's believed to be lucky but because it represented the GK mission: To build 700,000 homes in 7,000 communities in 7 years. Read more about their wedding and the volunteer work the do here.













12 JULY 2007
A celebrity 7.7.7 wedding!

Seems like there are countless 7.7.7 nuptials worth blogging about. This time, it's about the wedding of actress Nikki Valdez to her Fil-Canadian fiancÚ Christopher Lina. The ceremony was held in Don Bosco Church in Makati. Watching the onsite AVP created for them by Bob Nicolas, it looked like it was a star-studded event. Read this PEP article as Nikki shares her wedding plans. For the onsite video, click play below.

clip courtesy of Bob Nicolas













10 JULY 2007
Two original songs, one wedding date...

The 7.7.7 altar date led us to the discovery of two original songs heard in two different weddings. The first one is called "I Say I Do" written by the bride and set to music by Trina Belamide (read more about Trina and the wedding songs she creates in this article). Joseph & Ela got married last Saturday in Tagaytay. See here their onsite video featuring the beautiful wedding song as sung by the bride herself.


clip courtesy of Threelogy Digital Video

The other song was also heard last Saturday during the Cebu wedding of JP & Cielo, the couple whose proposal story we've featured here (incidentally, Cielo is also a part of the Blushing Brides coordinating team). What makes it more special is that the paean is written and sung by the groom. Ladies, get ready for your hearts to melt as you listen to this song about a guy who's so madly in love with his bride . Here's "I Love You too Much" as the accompanying theme for JP & Cielo's onsite video:

clip courtesy of Jason Magbanua













09 JULY 2007
The mayor takes a bride...

Exactly a month ago, San Juan City mayor JV Ejercito (son of former President Erap Estrada & Ms. Guia Gomez) and Hong Kong based flight stewardess, Cindy Lotuaco tied the knot at the Pinaglabanan Church.

Their courtship, proposal and wedding story was covered in last Saturday's edition of the Manila Bulletin's About Weddings. In the article, the mayor said, "Since I'm the one who's here, I was the one who decided on a lot of things. Siya sa motif lang. Ako 'yung sa food, entertainment, bridal car, and so many other things."

You may read the full article here. Accompaning wedding pictures (by Pat Dy and courtesy of About Weddings) are posted below.

photos by: Pat Dy Photography













06 JULY 2007

This Saturday proves to be a popular wedding day. Among the W@Wies alone, there are 9 couples who are tying-the-knot. And it's not just here! This article says "it's the luckiest day of the century!" While this other article claims "it's the biggest wedding day ever!" We're already anticipating that next year's 08.08.08 weddings will even be bigger. To all the couples getting married tomorrow, we wish you all the best!













04 JULY 2007
Time to Update!

ATTENTION WEDDING SUPPLIERS: It's that time of the year again. We are currently updating our directory database in preparation of the publication of the 2007-2008 edition of the Bride's Yellow Pages. Should you wish to add/delete/correct your contact info in our directory, you have until July 15 for your correction to make it on the next BYP. For those who wish to advertise, just email us or call/text Benz via 0917.850.1026.













01 JULY 2007
Jamie's song in a bridal fair

(excerpt from The Phil. STAR) Jamie Rivera has agreed to allow Chu-U-Yen Events to play her wedding song, "Sa Harap ng Panginoon," one of her original compositions in her CD Seasons in Romancing the Bay 2: A Grand Bridal & Debutante Fair to be held at 1 Esplanade. Early birds visiting the event from July 21 & 22 will get free copies of Seasons and will even have the chance to meet Jamie who agreed to grace the event. (You can pre-Register to the event. You may also hear "Sa Harap ng Panginoon" by clicking 'Play' below).

Sa Harap ng Panginoon
music & lyrics by Jamie Rivera

Tanggapin mo ang pagibig na ito
Na inaalay ko lamang sa iyo
Habang buhay kitang mamahalin
At hindi magbabago
Sa hirap at ginhawa, ako ay narito

Iiwanan ko ang aking ama't ina
Pagkat mula ngayon tayo ay iisa
'Di kita pababayaan
'Di ka na masasaktan
At buong puso kitang paglilingkuran

Sa harap ng Panginoon
Tanggapin mo ang pagibig ko
Sa harap ng Panginoon
Sinusumpa ko sa 'yo
Na ikaw lamang ang iibigin magpakailan man
Sa harap ng Panginoon, ikaw lamang

'Di ka na magiisa
Kailanman 'di kita iiwan
Ito ang pangako ko...
Sa Panginoon








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