Saturday, October 27, 2018

A Decade of Love:: Rhey + Juvie

How I wish we had something like Antonio's here in Ilocos. Quaint, yet grand... subtly beautiful! Will never ever pass a chance to style darlings Rhey and Juvie's 10th wedding anniversary even if it meant we have to haul the team 500kms from home base! When I learned that we shall also be having Side A to sing for the evening, we were sold. 

For this loveliness, they wanted a laid back rustic evening, we accented the tables with fragrant pink peonies, paper roses', ecuadoreans, and cats tail in nice wooden baskets amidst candles. Simple, yet classy. Nothing but loveliness, always. 

Venue:: Antonio's 
Photos: Shoot Me Photo
Planning and Coordination:: Ms. Azza
Cake and Floral styling:: Ava's Cakes and Events
Entertainment:: Side A

Thursday, October 25, 2018

La Denise Feast

Love this surprise party planned and conceptualised by our darling friends from La Belle FĂȘte  for the beautiful Ms. Denise Laurel. Laid back yet polished. Rustic yet elegant. She was the star under the stars. We had tivoli lights that mimicked the stars, soft small white flowers amidst flickering candles, layers of textures from the pampas grass, mix matched foliages detailed in organic and metal baskets. Nothing but loveliness, always. 

Full planning, concept and coordination by La Belle FĂȘte
Styling and execution by Ava's Cakes and Events
Lights, audio and tech by Dreamstage Lights and Audio
Trusses by LX Events Pro
Cake by The Sweet Life by Ange
Catering by Bizu Catering Studio
Drapes and fairy lights by Two Four Best Drapes
Lucite chairs by 18th Floristry and Rentals
Chandeliers by Shipment Gala
Ottoman chairs by Oh Lifestyle Masterpiece
Photo and video by Nice Print Photo

Friday, August 24, 2018

Nieves:: Gabi ng Parangal

I have never seen a family as beautiful as Nanay Nieves’. To come up with a production as this in the United States is just beyond me, the grandchildren and children of Nanay Nieves sang and danced Filipino music and OPM’s for an hour and a half straight. 

This song sums how close and admirable they are. I can honestly go on, but words won’t give justice. I was watching them in awe and slight tears. 

Wag ka nang umiyak sa mundong pabago-bago

Pag-ibig ko ay totoo
Ako ang iyong bangka
Kung magalit man ang alon at panahon
Sabay tayong aahon

Kung wala ka ng maintindihan
Kung wala ka ng makapitan
Kapit ka sa akin (kapit ka sa akin)
Hindi kita bibitawan

Wag ka nang umiyak mahaba man ang araw

Uuwi ka sa yakap ko

Wag mo nang damdamin

Kung wala ako sa iyong tabi

Iiwan ko ang puso ko sayo
At kung pakiramdaman mo'y
Wala ka ng kakampi
Isipin mo ako dahil
Puso't isip ko'y nasa iyong tabi

I’ve been asked how do we do these projects away from turf, quite easy because we’ve been lucky enough to have clients who “obey” the design direction we want, and it does super help to have Mavelle - Nanay Nieves’ apo- have an aligned crazy need to have a beautiful party like we do. Oh how fun was the planning part and all those purchasing of what we need. 

Venue:: Holiday Inn, San Francisco USA
Planning and Coordination:: Mavelle Peralta
Floral and Event Styling:: Ava's Cakes and Events
Lights and Sounds:: Colors and Music by Darwin Laurencio
Party Cake:: Ava's Cakes and Events
Printables:: Mavelle Peralta & Buboy Peralta
Choreography and Program Director:: Joel Capistrano, Tonts Peralta, Mavelle Peralta
Musical Arrangements:: Eric Cayetano
Gowns:: Amor Albano

We started with this space and ended up with that loveliness above. We had to bring in the cake, capiz shells and lanterns, buri hats, sinamay, and what nots. 

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Mood for Love:: Ethel + Christopher

It actually took this loveliness for darling Ethel and Christopher to bring our groove back working at the grand ballroom of Fort Ilocandia Resort Hotel. Truth be told, we got burnt from the inconsistency of rules being implemented when you are about to work and while working. The heavens listened, the hotel’s management and front runners have actually became easier to work with now.  

This loveliness of beautiful moody reds, marsala, a little bit of blush created a luxe dramatic affair for these two darlings. While I do love dainty colors, this palette of deep and dark is a breather. Ethel’s super gorge bouquet of anemones, ranunculus, roses, and tea eustomas goes in my fave bouquet list. 

Venue: Fort Ilocandia Resort Hotel 
Floral styling: Ava’s Cakes and Events 
Brides Gown: Jaynny Lao 
Bridesmaids Gowns: Mark Evon Baguinon
Photo: Mykel Mesina
Video: Gyver Lauricio
Planning and Coordination:: The Red Gala Weddings 
Host: S Acoba
HMUA: Audrey Adora