Sunday, August 28, 2016

Let your LOVE pour :: Cathy + Jhon

We've had a rainy weekend and it reminds me of Cathy and Jhon's loveliness which we did before we left for Hawaii. For their sweethearts lounge, we had strings of pearls and a floral cloud out of beautiful hydrangeas, roses, carnations and lisianthuses. The photos are going to tell the story of Cathy and Jhon's while I'll go off tangent. The gloomy weather is keeping me sentimental.
I have a love X hate relationship with the rain. I love how nice it is to cuddle while it rains yet I hate it when it won't allow us to be outdoors. My heart cries a little when the boys can't play tennis. I love how the garden looks greener and the plants have these tiny kisses of water droplets. Yet I hate it when it soaks the grass too much that it forms puddles. I love how soothing the sound of raindrops yet it scares it when it comes with the sound of thunder and lightning.


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Venice Beach Vibe:: Sage's 2nd

In this side of the universe, the Custodio's - Joyce and Maco would come up with the coolest party themes for their children- Caspian and Sage. Can you imagine us bringing in a real Volkswagon Beetle as stage props for Caspian's 1st which you can see here at Arabella's garden? We had to have 10 people carry it across the fence! This time to celebrate Sage's birthday, they opted to have a Venice Beach Vibe. Why it made me miss LA more.
Venue:: Arabella's Events Place
Caterer:: La Preciosa
Cake and Party Styling:: Ava's Cakes and Events
Photo booth:: I-click Photobooth


To More Beautiful Years:: Estelita's 79th

A weekend well spent for us starting with this loveliness to celebrate Estelita Caluya's 79th. The opulence of red roses and tulips, deep pink celosias, and purple hydrangeas was perfect with the crystal chandeliers and brick walls of Fort Ilocandia.

Venue:: Fort ILocandia Resort Hotel

Cake and Floral styling:: Ava's Cakes and Events

Photographer:: Xander Takes Photos

Music:: Synergy


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Hawaiian Love:: Sonny + Megi

We just had a few hours for Father's Day lunch upon touchdown in Haweewee love then we started working on Sonny and Megi's loveliness. My mother in law was such a trooper, helping us work on the centerpieces and the bouquets. Even if we arrived on a weekend, and Watanabe was close- it does help that a family member works there, we were still able to get beautiful lavender and pink florals for this project.
Megi had this lavender, lilac and pink arm candy of stocks, peonies, garden roses, seeded eucalyptus and misty blue.
How do you style a sweethearts table in 10minutes? Hand tie with silk ribbon beautiful florals over a spray of foliage, let a bundle of eucalyptus fall down. Voila!
The fondant covered cake we checked in was messed up so we had to remove the fondant and ganache then opt for a semi naked cake with buttercream. It pays that we hand carried my sugar flowers, it arrived im perfect condition!

Venue:: The Willows, Honolulu Hawaii

Cake and Floral styling:: Ava's Cakes and Events


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Rustic X Filipiniana :: Dennis + Katrina

Our Independence Day weekend was filled with loveliness apt for this celebration. We had Dennis and Katrina's beautiful Rustic x Filipiniana wedding at the heritage village- Sitio Remedios in Currimao and UNESCO heritage church - St. Augustine's in Paoay.


Rows of tables filled with lovely florals at the courtyard. The tables had subtle touches of rustic - bricks and Filipiniana - capiz. The table numbers were watercolor floral wreaths over banig. Lovely! Lovely! Lovely!


Venue:: Sitio Remedios

Caterer:: Chef Nic Rodriguez of Bistro Candon

Planning and Coordination:: Canaan Celebrations by Jetts and Rhona

Photographer:: John Mateos Ong

Videographer:: Threelogy

HMUA :: Jigs Mayuga

Emcee:: Atom Ungson

Entertainment:: Luis Cortez

Cake and Floral styling:: Ava's Cakes and Events