11th year’s a charm

We were celebrating 11 years together (12 if you include our first year high school totoy love affair). Anton and I were stressed that week. It was the second week of December 2019, which meant for me that there was much to be rushed before the company-wide holiday shutdown, and for Anton, a string of construction problems he had to deal with, which was normal in his line of work.

Like many years before, an anniversary to me was always an opportunity to pop the question. Who wouldn’t have that in mind, when you’ve been together for several years? The 2019 anniversary was no different. But just like the previous years, there were also no signs of it possibly happening.

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#editoriallog: dreamy botanical luxe

Another haggard BTS coming your way, as manifested in my weirdly shaped, one-side-swept hair and tired eyes. After this shoot I was left with off-white, muddy Supergas and a cold. The weather this day was unforgiving, with intervals of sunshine and pouring rain, but this beautiful feature on Tricia Gosingtian and RG Gabunada still shined after the storm.

Jacqs Florals did an amazing job with the flowers. I absolutely loved the floral chandelier and the floral wall, which, by the way, is made of artificial flowers. The details, like the invite and napkin holders by Valerie Chua were also standout details in this feature. Even the dresses of Hannah Kong and suits from Signet were on fleek! The perfect combination for a fashionable couple like Tricia and RG.

See more of this editorial here.


Randolf Evan | Jacqs Florals | The Veranda at Bellarosa

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#editoriallog: stargazer

Sharing with you my bare-faced, tired look, saved by a little photo magic by Ryan of Blufish Photography. Despite the haggard look, this was one of the lightest, fun shoots we did because I got to work with a quirky bunch that made us laugh almost the whole day.

Michael Ruiz’s wall of lights was genius to bring out that starry night inspiration we wanted for this wedding theme. I also really loved the gold candles and gold Tiffany chairs. Think you can sport a bride look as bold as this? See more of our Starry Constellations Wedding here.


Blufish Photography | Michael Ruiz | Hanging Gardens

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#editoriallog: tropical colonial chic

This was day 3 of our 3-day editorial run–from Solaire to Hillcreek to Angelfields. We made our way down from Tagaytay and made a stop in Angelfields right along Silang to shoot our third editorial that week.

Angelfields is beautiful. I didn’t expect it to be so big, so peaceful, and surrounded by so much greenery and space. The birds freely fly and land wherever they please, with birdhouses available around to nest them. At a distance you hear the faint sound of dogs barking–the owner being a breeder; and on the other side you see his modern, quaint little home, with sheep walking around it. The swans on the lake make the place so romantic.

Jo Claravall’s setup was so dreamy–one of my favorite setups, actually. The big tropical leaves, the glass, and the leveled candles resembled something very close to how I imagine my own wedding setup to be. See more of this beauty in our Tropical Conial Chic editorial.


NYAPS | Jo Claravall | Angelfields

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#editoriallog: rima ostwani’s bridal cover shoot

The first editorial I handled in Bride and Breakfast was Rima Ostwani’s Bridal Cover Shoot.
I was so star-struck by the talented people I was working with, I felt I had to take home a souvenir. I thought to myself, “When will I ever get the chance to have Pat Dy take my photo in a Teddy Manuel setup? This is like a dream wedding!” And my #editoriallog was born.

For every shoot I handled since my first, I made sure to have my photo taken by the wedding photographer assigned to the shoot, in the setup done by the event stylist. Now that I’ve compiled a few and Bride and Breakfast has published some of these editorials, I can finally share them!


Pat Dy | Teddy Manuel |Shangri-La at The Fort

Watch out for the rest of my #editoriallog photos I’ll be posting soon! Just a warning: I may or may not look so fresh depending on the stress level.

Just kidding.

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the two piece wonder

For the past few months I have been contemplating on buying gowns for upcoming weddings I have to attend this year. I’ve reused all the possible prom gowns here at home (we’re four girls and we’ve attended around four proms each) for other weddings, proms, and other formal events, and I thought it was time to finally give in to buying something new. But sometimes the thought of buying something for one time wear feels like a waste, so it kept me thinking, how should I go about five weddings without buying a gown for each? Enter the two piece wonder.

I decided to buy the materials myself, got pencil and paper and drew the simplest possible outfits that could be made in less than a week (crammed so hard I thought I wasn’t going to have anything to wear). I made all my outfits two pieces, top and bottom, so that I could switch around the tops with the bottoms and reuse some of them for formal and informal events.

I’m a little bit into the frufru-textured look now and was so tempted to make an even frufru-er top, but decided later on to keep it simple with a sequin crop so that I wouldn’t end up looking like the cake. My hair was left down and no accessories were used to just let the outfit speak for itself.

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Shangrila, The Fort

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