Join me as I take you through another behind the scenes peek of a wedding work day. Donna and I have been communicating mostly on Facebook since she and Ervin are based in Germany. You seriously have to check out their prenup video by Forevermine Films!

Ceremony: Mary The Queen Parish
Wedding Singer: Charlene Ramos of Madrigal Singers with Pede and Joey Aguda
Venue: The Blue Leaf Events Pavilion
Caterer: k. by cunanan catering
Video: Mayad Studios
Photo: Gerald John Esguerra of GJ Esguerra Photography
HMUA: Eds Go
Wedding Gown: Jazel Sy
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Entourage Gowns: Adora Couture
Flower Girl Gowns: May Buendia Palabrica of Macy’s Dollhouse
Bridal Robe: La Tercera
Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss
Groom’s shoes: Hugo Boss
Wedding Prep Hotel: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
Bridal Car: Bridal Car Philippines
Strings: The Manila String Machine
Ceremony and Reception Stylist: Events Central By Anna Winstel
Bridal/Ento Boquets/Boutonnieres: Anna Winstel Chow of Events Central By Anna Winstel
Photobooth: baiCapture
Crystal Chair: Windsor Crystal Chairs
Cake: Hearts and Bells
Host: Ingrid Nieto
Invitation: Paperbug
OTD Coord: Christine Aguda of Events by Tin and Co.
First Dance: Edward A. Sera Jose Jr.
Fireworks Display: Dragon Fireworks Incorporated (Daynes)
PS Gifts: Chocolate Confections
Prenup HMUA: Chinky J. Tanjangco and Peter Adrian Tiri Soloria
Prenup Video: Michelle and Herwin of Forevermine Wedding Films
Prenup Stylist: Aira of Styling by Aira Franco

Hosting Juan and Joanne’s Wedding

Hey everyone! Here’s a peek of another wedding workday. After two years of planning and exchanging emails, Juan and Joanne finally tied the knot. The ceremony was held at St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Bel-Air, Makati followed by the reception at the Silk Pavilion of Blue Leaf Events Pavilion. Watch the VLOG below:

Photo by Bob and Zab Wedding and Lifestyle Photography
Video by Carlo Maglasang Productions
Event Styling by Ralph and Co. Events
Floristry by Joel Faller – The Floral Artist
Invitation by Tre Prints
Wedding Coordination: Detalye Weddings and Events
Hosting by Ingrid Nieto
Music by String Session
Engagement Shoot Make-up: Peevee dela Rosa
Prosthetics by Kate’s Bliss
Wedding Make-Up: Chuchie Ledesma
Bridal Gown: Rich Fontanilla
Groom’s Suit by J.E. & Company
Venue: Silk Pavilion at Blue Leaf Events Pavilion
Food and Catering by Josiah’s Catering


I’ve been to Pico de Loro thrice. All those times, there was someone else driving and I’d be on board a much bigger vehicle. When I found out that my supposed companion couldn’t make it to the trip, I braced myself to drive alone to the wedding I was hosting. I checked Google Maps. screen-shot-2017-01-13-at-7-03-56-pm-png

Two hours and thirteen minutes or two and forty? Not so bad, I thought. I’ve spent longer on EDSA. I still checked Waze for the step by step directions but I think my trip stretched on to three and a half hours. 😦 Check out my driving adventure, the wedding, a quick tour of Pico de Loro and the creepy, dark drive from Pico de Loro to Manila. Congratulations to Mark and Nix!

Wedding Blog: Charles and Roxanne

Roxanne got in touch with me 5 months before her wedding, thanks to Bridal Book. 🙂 It always brightens my day whenever I get emails from prospective clients who say that they read good reviews from these very helpful bridal forums. It pushes me to consistently give my best and always make sure that the clients and their guests are happy.

Their wedding was held at Fernbrook Gardens in Quezon City. It was quite an adventure getting there, because I couldn’t seem to remember the streets from the previous times I drove to the venue. With my trusty Waze, I was able to navigate and get there before my call time.

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Hosting the Karimadon and Eric Delos Santos Bridal Collection

Karimadon launched the newest gowns from Karimadon Brides and the Eric Delos Santos Bridal Collection on August 7 at The Lounge Bar, Raffles Hotel. The event (hosted by yours truly) showcased the beautifully crafted gowns for brides and entourage members. I sat with Karen Go, one of the owners of Karimadon and designer Eric Delos Santos, who told me that this is just the beginning of their wonderful partnership.

I’m not tying the knot anytime soon, but as soon as the models walked down, I was already picking out a dress for my wedding! The gowns from Karimadon Brides and the Eric Delos Santos collection range from P18,000-70,000. If you’re worried that your gown may have a “twin,” Karimadon can let you choose your fabric and color and have it altered for a better fit.

Wedding Blog: Adrian and Gracie @ The Manila Hotel

Gracie and I met in grade school. She was the tallest and often an elected officer in class, while I was one of the kids always tasked to sing in school programs. We lost touch in high school; I’d often just hear her name mentioned by former classmates but we never really saw each other until we both began working. 
Photography by Tie D Knot

A natural leader, Gracie was very eager to get the batch together. When Facebook added the GROUPS feature, she was one of the admins who was so masipag to check on everyone and get our contact details. Around three years ago, she came back from Singapore (where she’s based for work) and successfully mounted an intimate reunion with our classmates. We never lost touch since then.

A little over a year ago, she asked me to host her wedding. I never met her fiance but from the posts I’ve seen on Facebook, I knew that Adrian took good care of her and loved her to the moon and back.

Tie D Knot Photography

As an overseas bride, Gracie went hunting for the perfect wedding coordinator who would be able to make her Pin-spirations real. She found Marge Montemayor and got her full coordination package. This was my first wedding with Marge and I have nothing but good things to say about her and her team. They’re very efficient, SUPER BAIT and maasikaso. The program went on smoothly and we ended on time!

After the wedding! The bride and groom still look amazing! 

STOP RIGHT THERE! When I saw the same-day edit video with Gracie walking down from here, I teared up. The stairs and the arch–perfect entry for the bride. My only concern is the possibility of tripping. If you’re walking down you have to be really careful. Take it slow. Feel the moment. 



Styling by Bernice Sorongon
The backdrop reminds me of Elsa’s door design from “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?”



Photography by Tie D Knot

Photography by Tie D Knot. Styling by Bernice Sorongon.
THE VENUE: Maynila Ballroom, Manila Hotel

I love the Old Manila elegance of Manila Hotel. The spacious lobby, the huge ballrooms and the wonderful corners; even those who aren’t so fond of taking pictures won’t be able to resist. 

The Maynila Ballroom. So many themes run through my head as I surveyed the ballroom: Filipiniana-Spanish, Old Hollywood, Oscars Glamour, Fairytale…
This photo I captured made me think “Oh, a Beauty and the Beast-themed wedding would be great here!” The walls are like the library given to Belle by the Beast, the ballroom is pretty similar to the one in the movie, oh and did I mention the grand staircase?

Come on, I heard you. You were singing! Tale as old as time…



Seems like you’re dancing (and dining) under stars

I was glad to see the guests enjoy every part of the wedding from the ceremony to the reception even if there weren’t any games. 🙂 Adrian and Gracie mentioned in their speech that all they wanted was for everyone to be happy in the celebration of their union. The video and photo slideshows evoked smiles and chuckles, while the speeches from the parents and siblings made most guests tear up (including myself). 

My take-away from the couple? 

It’s always good to plan everything together. While it’s perfectly understandable that not all grooms or brides have the time to go through all the details and meet with all the suppliers, remember that this is your wedding. If busyness is a concern, pick an efficient wedding coordinator (with a good team) who can give you good suggestions and firmly remind you of your deadlines and assignments. What also impressed me about Marge was her genuine concern for Adrian and Gracie. Venues have additional charges when you go beyond your reserved time. Marge did what she could to keep everything within schedule. 🙂

 -Know what you want, focus on it and work within your budget. With a wide array of venues and wedding suppliers, it’s easy to get distracted. Keep in mind that your wedding isn’t competing against others. Don’t be pressured to book beyond your budget just to impress people. Your wedding is a celebration between you and your special someone, which you wish to share with those near and dear to you. 

Pray about everything. Adrian and Gracie have strong faith in God and I believe that is what made them stick together and make wise decisions.

Congratulations Adrian and Gracie! It was great to be part of the best day of your lives! 


Photos: Tie D Knot
Video: Stephen Wedding Films
Wedding Gown: Veluz
Host: Ingrid Nieto
Styling: Bernice Sorongon
Coordinator: Marge Montemayor