Jed and Diane’s Copper and Blush Wedding

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A wonderful Wednesday everyone! How is it the middle of the week already? July has flown by and for this August you are in for a treat.

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We have this gorgeous fun-filled copper and blush wedding for you courtesy of Nice Print Photography.

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A Prescription For Love: Noel & K.A.’s Engagement Photoshoot

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With such a cool July breeze in the air, I couldn’t resist sharing this absolute beauty of an engagement shoot which is nothing but fun!

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Bears , balloons, hearts and flowers! Oh let’s go and have some fun! This cute and fun loving couple, both doctors played through Studio Namu’s different backdrops, While they were playful, Edu from Extreme Details Photography captured moments of laughter and love. Continue reading

Merry Me - Weddings and Events - 7 New Wedding Rules

7 New Wedding Rules

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Something blue, something old, something new and something borrowed… while traditions would always prevail in a wedding gone are the days of the cookie cutter wedding. Nowadays we are seeing brides and grooms celebrating their own way and we love how unique each event turns out!

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RULE 01: A White Gown is A Must!

New Rule: You don’t have to wear white. While the timeless white gown can never go out of style we are seeing more brides walking down the aisle in different hues. Gold, pinks and even red!

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As long as you feel fabulous in your outfit, it can be any colour or style. Warning: It may shock older guests as wearing white is associated “purity.” You can opt for a white gown that has a hint of colour a black sash in your gown or a red belt. Traditional but with a twist!

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RULE 02: Invite dad’s business associate, mom’s best friend and her family etc. that you end up not recognizing many of the faces at your fete.

New Rule: Make the day about the people who matter to you or the true VIP’s in your life. Couples want to celebrate with people they care about, those who will still be in their lives for years to come. Don’t feel obligated to invite all of your folk’s special friends as this is your big day!

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RULE 03: The first time you see your groom on your wedding day should be at your ceremony.

New Rule: First look! There’s no doubt that one of the most emotional wedding day moments is when the bride and groom see each other for the first time. While some traditional couples prefer to save the big reveal for the moment the bride comes walking down the aisle, others decide to do a “First Look” — taking a private moment to see each other before the ceremony.

 

As a wedding coordinator I personally recommend the First Look. A lot will happen on your wedding day; you mingle and greet guests, talk to friends whom you haven’t seen for a long time, dance, cut the cake, etc.

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Merry Me - Weddings and Events - Questions to Ask a Potential Wedding Photographer

28 Questions to Ask a Potential Wedding Photographer

You’ve put so much time and effort into planning your wedding you’ll want every special moment captured for your photo album. Long after everything is gone all you’ll have is memories…

Merry Me - Weddings and Events - Questions to Ask a Potential Wedding Photographer

Merry Me - Weddings and Events - Questions to Ask a Potential Wedding Photographer

But how do you know which photographer is right for you? 

Merry Me has prepared a list of questions to guide you in choosing the ONE.

Merry Me - Weddings and Events - Questions to Ask a Potential Wedding Photographer

1. Do you have my date open?

NOTE: Obviously, if the answer is NO and you’re not willing or able to change your date, don’t bother asking the rest of these questions. 

2. How long have you been in the business and can I have a list of references?

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3. Do you have photos of entire weddings that I can see?

NOTE: Request to see the images from a few complete weddings to better judge the photographer’s work and see how he photographs the entire spectrum of a wedding.

4. Do you have a portfolio I can review? Are all of the images yours, and is the work recent?

5. How would you describe your photography style (e.g. traditional, photojournalistic, creative candid)?

TIP: Take some magazine clippings of photos you like to the meeting with the photographer to show him or her what styles you like.

Merry Me - Weddings and Events - Questions to Ask a Potential Wedding Photographer

6. What are your packages and rates?

7. What type of equipment do you use?

8. Are you shooting in digital or film format or both?

This format allows the photographer the most flexibility in editing and adding special effects such as sepia tones. They can also provide you with a CD or online portfolio of shots very soon after the wedding!

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9. Do you shoot in color, black and white, infrared?

10. Can I give you a list of specific shots we would like?

11. Are you the photographer who will shoot my big day? Will you have assistants with you?

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Love Amidst The Storm

Mid year in the Philippines means the rainy season! Sure everyone prays for a good weather on their engagement photo shoot or on their wedding day. But when you can’t stop the pouring hence the blessings… hear this, rain is soft, rain is fresh, rain is romantic, rain is known as “good luck” and . . . . rain can make for some killer photographs. See for yourself!

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Merry Me swooned over this prenuptial photo shoot by Pixelfish Concept. We can’t get over how lovely and candid the couple -Ivy Andrada and Lloyd Vincent looked! Continue reading

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We’re featured in Marche Magazine – August Issue!

Congratulations on your fourth issue Marche Magazine! I’m thrilled to see a wedding magazine so well designed, vibrant and fresh! I understand the broad challenge of launching this product and compliment you on embracing it so beautifully.

Merry Me can’t thank you enough for this wonderful spread in your August issue. It was a thrill to see our team in the new August 2013 issue. Readers of your wonderful magazine are really getting to know us, what we stand for as a team and what we can offer to clients and to the wedding industry. We are also ecstatic to read about lovely weddings, couples inspiring love stories, wedding trends and talented wedding suppliers.

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I really want to give a huge TY to the Marche team who were wonderful to work with: Japh Zapata and Chris Gallegos. Thank you for making everything absolutely perfect for the team. The photo shoot was at Continue reading

Merry Me - Weddings and Events - Marche Magazine Feature - June Issue

Marche Feature – June Issue

For the 2nd month in a row thank you Marche for featuring us in your magazine! We were so excited to be a part of this June issue!

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We have been blessed to meet and work with such wonderful people… Each bride and groom we have worked with brings their own personalities into their wedding making it as unique and lovely as they are. We love how every event we coordinated reflects the love that they have for each other and the special bond that they share with their Continue reading