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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Doc Noel and Doc K.A.

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An escape to Tagaytay from their busy lives as doctors for Doc Noel and Doc Kristine’s wedding was like a fairy tale. I still cannot believe how beautiful and romantic the entire celebration turned out…

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The wedding took place in one of our favorite venues, the stunning Ville Sommet in Tagaytay.

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The wedding day began with a welcome refreshment from Starbucks while Pillowcase the band serenaded the guests. Shepherds of the Hills choir, the couple’s special guests played a wonderful ballad while the lovely bride walked down the aisle in her beautiful Tin Yu gown and picture perfect makeup by Abbie Feraren. Doc Noel looked every bit as dashing in his Edwin Valerio suit. The ceremony was conducted by Pastor Emmanuel Nanez, a longtime friend of the family. He knew all the right words to make the ceremony meaningful, as they began their new lives together.

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Mario and Mines – A Blue Wedding

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This blue wedding was like nothing we’ve ever seen before! Mario and Mines’s special day was full of happiness… They filled it with their favorite things- love, laughter, family and lots of good food.

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They went for a romantic and beautiful traditional church wedding at Saint John Bosco church Makati.

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Blue was the colour for this sophisticated celebration at Dusit Thani Makati. The ballroom was decorated with lovely lace, dainty vases and pretty white florals. Continue reading

Mike and Carmel – Romance in Training

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Our next couple is near and dear to our wedding planners. They are Shai and Jay’s personal trainers! More than someone who keeps them fit and healthy these two lovebirds have become confidantes and friends.

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Merry Me is honored and more than ecstatic to be invited as guests and to coordinate this beautiful and intimate event! Lovers of health and fitness Carmel and Mike met where else but at the gym! The best relationships and love stories are after all built on a foundation of mutual interests and likes. For these two working out and working as personal trainers at the gym was the first step towards a happy marriage.

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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!

Merry Me - Weddings and Events - 7 New Wedding Rules
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!

Merry Me - Weddings and Events - 7 New Wedding Rules

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!

Merry Me - Weddings and Events - 7 New Wedding Rules

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 - Ian & Vie’s Wedding

Vibrant Pastel Wedding at Glass Garden

Merry Me - Weddings and Events - Ian & Vie’s Wedding

Merry Me - Weddings and Events - Ian & Vie’s Wedding

It’s always nice to experience a familiar venue in a new way. The Glass Garden’s magnificent Diamond Hall was once again a witness to a newlyweds first celebration of their love as man and wife. Ian and Vie had a delightfully colorful wedding at Christ the King Church captured by CamZar Photography and Zoombox Wedding Videos. Their wedding was infused with pastel colors of yellow, peach pink and plum. Vie was a sight to behold in an elegantly designed dress by Edward Teng; its intricate details brought out her best features.

Merry Me - Weddings and Events - Ian & Vie’s Wedding

Merry Me - Weddings and Events - Ian & Vie’s Wedding

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Guests enjoyed a photo booth by Camera Craze, games with the lovely host Jan May and cocktails after the ceremony while the bride and groom took a trip near the church for a beautiful portrait session. Dinner flowed with great food by Center Table, cake by Vienna Cakes and Sound Impact made sure all the guests were entertained playing all of Ian and Vie’s favorite songs. Heartwarming messages by family made both Vie and Adrian tear up a bit good thing she still looks picture perfect thanks to make up by Lee Figueroa. In one of our favorite weddings this 2013 Ian and Vie ended the night as they had met, with joy amongst their dearest friends.

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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?

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

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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Phoebus and Aissel

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All this talk of tornadoes and hurricanes got me thinking about whirlwind romances … you know the ones that end as quickly as they start.

Merry Me - Weddings and Events: Phoebus and Aissel

They are the most amazing things, but they are also very destructive, as whirlwinds, tornadoes and hurricanes typically are. Well our featured couple’s love story can only be described as a whirlwind but unlike tornadoes and hurricanes theirs was anything but fleeting…

Merry Me - Weddings and Events: Phoebus and Aissel

The bride’s wedding dress can only be described as sensational! With Aissel’s statuesque frame and beautiful face she was every bit the blushing bride!

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Beautiful church setting at Iglesia ni Cristo in Pagasa Mindanao Avenue

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