The Wedding: A December Bride!

December is the busiest month in a year because of the Christmas season. Most couples would have their wedding schedule before the “Ber” (Sept – Dec) months to avoid traffic, year end mall sales, family reunion, parties and all other stuff happening during this season. For many, inviting relatives and friends is a challenge since most are busy doing shopping, vacations and family get together. But my client took a brave step and opted to have their special day on the 28th of  December. The plan was a success! Their closest friends and relatives were all their and gave their support to the couple. All enjoyed and had so much fun witnessing as God joined them as one.

It was a memorable experience because I was able to witness their most joyous and heart warming moments as they exchanged vows. During the reception, the couple showed off their talents as they performed and danced for their guests. It was really nice to see newlywed couple enjoying and having fun on their wedding day. Here are some of the photos taken while I was doing her hair and makeup before the wedding ceremony:

I always forget to take a photo of the client before I do the makeup. Good thing she reminded me to take a picture of her so she can see the “Before and After” shots. Most wouldn’t want their pictures taken without any makeup on! She’s really oozing with confidence and that’s what makes her really gorgeous!

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All products used are waterproof that’s why even after dancing for an hour the bride still looks stunning.

Products used: Make Up Forever, Smashbox, Stila, PAC and Fairy Drops Mascara

An Extraordinary Proposal!

Wedding Plans before wedding proposal? So extraordinary!

I met this couple a month ago and told me that they were planning to get married in march 2013 and that they would like me to be their Stylist and HMUA for their big day. I asked them if they wanted to have an e-session or prenup shoot (a term we used here in Manila) and they said yes! They wanted to have a different kind of  concept and so I shared some ideas which they immediately loved.

They chose a great location in Zambales called Capones Island. This island has the most gorgeous light house and landscape that is best for photoshoot.

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When we got to the island, I thought it was easy to get to where the Light House was located. I was carrying my heavy makeup train case and a big bag full of makeup and hair products that time. I never thought that we had to literally climb to the top. It was so tiring and a bit scary because at one point we had to cling to a rope to get us to the next level.

When we got to the top, it was haven! It was really beautiful up there but I had to do my thing so I pulled out the products I need to use for the shoot.  First peg was marilyn and james dean! Here are some of the shots (photos by Julie Barcenas)

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Second peg was Avant Garde Fashion. I borrowed this gown from a friend who’s a Designer (Belin Fliyelet) and then used a blazer and tied it at the back to give a different look.  I changed her eye shadows and lip color to match her outfit. If you notice the shoes was suppose to be a ballet shoes but since we could not find one. So, I used pink ribbons and wrapped it around her legs in a criss cross manner.

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Third Peg was Bohemian Concept! This part was the most dramatic and romantic one. While we were busy directing and shooting the couple, the groom went down on his knees and from his pocket he grab a black box and reached out for her hand. He then showed her a beautiful ring and popped the most lovely question “Will you marry me?”  They started crying. I thought it was just part of the shoot then I realized it was for real. I actually witnessed the most extraordinary proposal ever. This happened at theedge of the cliff! Here are some of the photos courtesy of Julie Barcenas!

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