The Bride Who Broke Away from the Mold

Breaking away from the mold, Akina envisioned a timeless elegant bridal gown for her big day. No trendy illusion neckline or voluminous skirt for this fearless petite woman. She knew exactly what she wanted and my team and I were more than willing to deliver her dream wedding gown.=) I appreciated her individuality and this was a definitely refreshing a challenge for me. The results were much better than any of us imagined which leaves us with Akina, a happy beautiful blushing bride.

Received this message from Akina:

Hi, Camille

I was not able to thank you personally for my beautiful gown. :) Remember when I first sent you an email asking if you could create a gown for me na something similar to the “Bella gown” in Twilight? My gown pala, I realized, was waaaay more beautiful and elegant. It was simple pero very classy and I’ve never seen others pa na nagsuot ng parang ganun. First tayo! :) Ganda nung back details and the belt.

Thank you, Camille. Will be sending you photos soon (once nakuha ko na yung raw from the photographer). I hope to work with you again soon. Thank you for listening to my suggestions and for sharing your inputs :) We’re really really happy on how the gown turned out.


The Ultimate Long Distance Relationship between Bride and Designer

c6 (1) copyKimberly is a blushing bride from Seattle, Washington, who decided to have her wedding gown custom-made in Manila but is having her wedding in Cagayan De Oro. Despite the logistical challenges, honestly creating her wedding gown was not at all stressful. Kimberly was organized from the very beginning (which I immensely appreciate!!!) and what she envisioned for her wedding was crystal clear. Kimberly’s champagne gown has a tulle skirt with beaded white sequined-lace. I met her for the first time just 9 days before her wedding and she had her very first fitting the very same day. Like magic (with a sprinkle of meticulous production planning) her gown fitted like a glove.

Love love this message from Kimberly!

Hello Camille*:) happy

How are you? I can’t believe that it’s been six months since I visited your lovely boutique. I can still remember the first time I saw my dress and how anxious I was if it would fit perfectly. Every detail turned out beyond my expectations. To this day, I’m still amazed it only took a month for you to make my beautiful wedding dress. Thank you so much for everything and I wish you all the best! 

Kimberly*:) happy

Wedding Ceremony: San Lorenzo Ruiz Church| Reception: Limketkai Luxe Hotel, Cagayan De Oro | Photos by: Ravie Wong & Raychard Kho | Hair and Makeup Artist: Alain Adeva | Wedding stylist: Badz Castro
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Love at First Fit

It’s no wonder Missy is a such a sweet thoughtful person, her family is so warm and welcoming! And I had the great pleasure meeting her mom, her MOH/ sister Marla (ahem even the new boyfriend) ;) Of course I made their gowns too ;)

Each fitting was always filled with new stories (plus a lot of chismis)! It was nice to have this amazing connection with their family. They’re the type of family anyone would be lucky to be a part of, absolutely just about anybody can tell that they have a quirky yet loving relationship.

Church: Santuario De San Jose Parish
Reception: The Glass Garden
Catering: Juan Carlo The Caterer, Inc.
Wedding Coordinator: Beautiful Weddings
Entourage Flowers and Bridal Bouquet: Scenta Flora
Photo and Video Coverage: Ishot Weddings

Missy is wearing a design from my RTW Collection. We were actually in the process of completing this gown when Missy came in for an appointment. Initially she was describing the type of gown that she wanted and I just happened to be working on a gown that may just fit her vision. It was the first wedding gown she ever fitted and it really was just meant to be for her. She looked stunning, exactly how a blushing bride should radiate. =)

From Singapore to Tagaytay: Abigail’s Destination Wedding Dress

Abigail is a blushing bride from Singapore. Since her very first fitting, which is for her mock dress, the fit was already perfect. We’ve had a few more fittings after that but each time there was no need to alter anything. :)) Every single one of our fittings was not really to check the fit but to see the progress of her wedding gown and how it was becoming the gown Abby and I envisioned. She actually looks pretty demure (naks!) in her photos but we had a lot I mean A LOT of comedic moments at my boutique. ;)

Ceremony: Chapel on the Hill | Reception: Clearwater Tagaytay | Photo: Chestknots Studios | Video: Mok Arda Wedding Films | Bridal Gown: Camille Garcia | Coordinator: EZ Events

I was smiling from ear to ear while watching their SDE by Mok Arda

A Fresh Wedding Dress for Rose’s Outdoor Wedding

Camille Garcia Wedding DressDr. Rose is smart (she took her residency at PGH, Ryan, the groom, also took his residency there) and beautiful (with or without make-up and even in casual clothes). Upon meeting her, I already felt that we reached common ground since my parents are both doctors too. To say that medicine is tough is an understatement.

Every fitting was always easy and we experienced zero road bumps along the way. During her final fitting, we were in complete awe. She looked so beautiful in her wedding gown, literally her face lit up with this giddy kilig smile and her eyes widened (actually not just hers, including ours too). It was really one of those magical moments, her wedding gown was simply perfect on her.Camille Garcia Wedding DressSharing this ultra thoughtful message from the Doc.

Hi Ms. Camille! Sorry for this very late upload of our wedding photos. We couldn’t thank you enough, you and Ms. Rona, for being a part of this very important milestone in our lives. The wedding gown was truly a masterpiece. Ryan was astonished and in awe when he saw me wearing that beautiful, simple and elegant wedding dress you made… I will definitely recommend you to my friends and family. Again thank you and more power! God bless you! – Ryan and Rose

Ivy’s Bold and Beautiful Red Debutante Gown

Gorgeous Debutante: Ivy

It was such a pleasure meeting Ivy and her mom, although I just witnessed snippets of their bond as mother and daughter. It’s easy to tell that they’re authentically best friends. =) To accentuate Ivy’s red gown, we used a custom laser cut which we beaded to add extra sparkle.

Events Venue:  The Glass Garden/  Coordination by Ria Madamba of One Wish Events and Glam/ Photos and Video by Megapixels Garcia Debutante Gown

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Unique Ready-to-Wear Wedding Gowns

This beautiful bride is actually wearing a bridal gown from my Ready to Wear Bridal Collection. =) I do have some gowns posted in here though a lot of the gowns are actually sold before I even have the chance to post the photos. So if you’re one of those brides who want to know instantly (like right now!) how amazing you can look like on your wedding day, drop by and fit a few of my gowns. You’ll never know, it may just be a perfect fit!

Some brides ask how do we do it? We can alter the gown to fit your body like a glove. And NO I do not use those adjustable corset back with adjustable string, which is typical of rented gowns. I’m more than willing to open up the gown and make the necessary adjustments for you.

Others ask if I repeat the designs, actually I don’t. Each RTW wedding gown is made only once in the same material, lace and design. Even if it’s an RTW gown, it’s YOUR wedding gown and it should still be unique. =)

Feminine and Delicate Wedding Gown for Claresse

Wedding Gown Camille GarciaWith blushing bride, Claresse, everything was literally easy. She was such a breath of fresh air with a contagious smile that literally lit up the room. A designer like me could not ask for a better muse.

Preparation Venue: Eastwood Richmonde Hotel
Ceremony Venue:Blessed St. John Paul II Parish
Reception Venue: The Glass Garden
Coordination by Ria Madamba of One Wish Glam and Events
Gown by Camille Garcia-Cruz
Photos by Alan and Arman of Megapixels
Video by Megapixels