Blushing Bride: Chingkay

I met Chingkay through my very supportive and loyal friend, Arianne, who’s been my friend since third grade! They’re lawyers from the same firm and I’m so glad Arianne referred her to me. Not only is Chingkay lovely, she has a very pleasant mild-mannered personality (but a toughie at court!) When she wore her wedding gown for the first time in my bridal boutique, there was definitely a wow factor, she was blooming BLOOMING. She definitely exemplifies what is means to be a blushing bride. =)

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Blushing Bride: Isa

Probably the best subject I ever read on my inbox was “My beautiful wedding dress” from one of my brides Isa. Funny thing was a guy referred her to me, nope not a girl… Enrico happened to be the groom and was a good friend of mine way back in college as freshmen in Ateneo. Isa also just happened to be a schoolmate from Poveda. Of course the pressure was on! Isa was already so pretty as it is and I had to make sure her wedding gown would be perfect on her even while I was pregnant. I definitely didn’t want to disappoint anyone especially the groom who was so supportive and who entrusted the love of his life to me.

In the end, everyone is happy including me. =)

Photos by Jorem Catilo

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Camille Garcia Cruz at GMA7′s Wish Ko Lang

It’s an amazing opportunity to find myself in a position where I can make someone’s dreams come true. I’m so glad I can help out in making Armie and Alvin’s dream wedding a reality.=) On February 7, 2014 Alvin proposed to Armie to be her wife at Top of the City by Chef Jessie in Eastwood.

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With Vicky Morales for GMA7′s Wish Ko Lang.

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Blushing Bride: Justine

Justine was actually referred by another one of my blushing brides Bani.=)  I’m so lucky to have worked with these two wonderful women. Was completely floored when I read Justine’s message, it definitely made me smile from ear to ear.=) Take a look at the beautiful bride, her photos speak louder than words.

Here’s Justine’s message:

Hi Camille!

First of all congratulations on the arrival of your little angel! I am sure you and your hubby are enjoying every happy moment with your little one.

This message is long overdue. I just want to say THANK YOU for making my lovely wedding dress! It was modern but classic, romantic but not too ‘frou-frou’ – exactly what I envisioned it to be! Having my dress done two months before the wedding was icing on the cake and it surely took one big weight off my shoulders. It’s not just your creativity that is admirable, but your time/project management skills, too! Haha.

After my final dress fitting, I sent a picture of my dress to my mom who can be overly critical. Her reply was very short but sweet: “Your dress is beautiful!” Even my sister, aunts and close friends agreed. They can also be my worst critics so I know they did not say it just to flatter the bride-to-be. Again, thank you! Please also extend my thanks to Rona who patiently assisted me during the wedding preparations.

Here are some pictures of me wearing your lovely creation. Pictures are by Nicolai Melicor, our wedding photographer.

All the best,
Justine

 

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Camille Garcia Bridal Couture featured in Asian Dragon Weddings

So thrilled to see my gowns featured in Asian Dragon Weddings for the very first time!=) My heartfelt appreciation to the fabulous stylist, Jear De Mc Cuttac, for his continuous support and confidence in my designs.

Styling: Jear De Mc Cuttac
Styling Associates: Kaye Awatin, Loi Villarama
Photography: Rxandy Capinpin
Photography Assistant: Jerby Tebelin
Make-up: Hanna Pechon for Shu Uemura
Model: Ayumi
Set Design: Red Mil and Nikki Tagayon
Props: Mike Ruiz
Bouquets: Ray Montes and Bing Montes of Scenta

It’s a great feeling to see my gown in a spread.=)

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Asian Dragon 2_2013

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Available everywhere, grab a copy!=)

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Blushing Bride: Karen

Karen is a blushing bride from Brisbane, Australia. We first got into contact just via email and I actually met her for the very first time (with her entire family of course!) just a few weeks before her Tagaytay Wedding. She’s half Australian and half Filipino, but I was really impressed that the entire family can speak Filipino fluently even her dad!

The bodice of her wedding gown is intricately beaded in corded French Lace with a flounced skirt in organza. Her first fitting wasn’t a perfect fit, it was too lose since she lost some weight though the second fitting snugged to her body in all the right places. =)

Photos by Imagine Nation shot by Larry Leong

 

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Blushing Bride: Glaiza

We created Glaiza’s wedding gown in just a short span of 3 weeks!=) No she’s not expecting and no it was not a whirlwind romance but it was definitely a fast track on planning a wedding (miraculously she was not even stressed!!) I have no idea how Sam and Glaiza did it but everything seemed like a breeze to them. When I met Glaiza, she actually had no idea what she wanted for her wedding gown, she just left it all up to me which was great actually. She sincerely just seemed very happy and excited to get married, which made me and the rest of their suppliers all the more determined to pull it all off in less than a month!

Love this sweet message from the bride: “Thanks Ms. Camille! I am so in love with the gown.. it is more than what I expected talaga kahit you only have 2 weeks para gawin.. haha.. Galing galing! :))”

Photos: Megapixels/ Makeup by Jeng Sy Flores/ Coordination: Hazel Hazel Estrella-Escarilla of E-Vents Ezzentials/ Lights and Sounds: Soundlevel/ Reception: The Glass Garden Events Venue

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Camille Garcia Bridal Couture in Weddings & Beyond Magazine

Thank you so much for the Weddings and Beyond Magazine for featuring my designs!=)

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Grab a copy of this issue at leading bookstores and magazine stands!=)

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Camille Garcia Bridal Couture in Wedding Essentials June 2013

Big big thank you to Wedding Essentials for featuring my design!=)

 

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Grab a copy of the latest issue of Wedding Essentials!=)

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Blushing Bride: Bryn

I was off to Leonis Summer House in Mykonos, Greece for one of my best friend’s wedding!=) I never would have imagined that I would be attending a wedding in of the most beautiful islands in Greece! Bryn and I were best friends way way back in high school, in Poveda. She would be constantly moving since her mom worked in foreign affairs but that didn’t stop our friendship at all. In fact, she flew in all the way to Manila from Rhode Island to attend my wedding! Just less than three months after, I was with her again this time with my husband for her and John’s wedding.

The ceremony, although the language was in Greek, was beautiful though we all got carried away throwing rice and petals at the newlyweds, there were no throwing of plates apparently that’s mostly in the movies! It was deeply emotional to see her entire family again after over a decade. Tita Rennell, Bryn’s mom was already in tears the moment Bryn slipped into her wedding dress. Right then and there I felt I was given a pat on the back for approval.=) Honestly the dress looked much better than I could have imagined, it was definitely special… It looked a thousand times better on her than on the dress form when the gown was here in Manila. Her wedding reception flowed so seamlessly, there was no emcee but everyone knew their roles and cues. Whenever anyone made a speech, the crowd was so silent you can actually hear people sniffing from crying. It was such a profound honor to create both her wedding gowns, it’s not everyday that a best friend can say “hey I made the bride’s wedding gown.” That’s definitely something else, isn’t it? =)

The gorgeous photos are by Anna Roussos

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