Blusing Bride: Abigail

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 growing into Abby. She actually looks pretty demure (naks!) in her photos but we had 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

Blushing Bride: Rose

Dr. 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.

Sharing this ultra thoughtful wedding 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

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

Blushing Bride: Anna

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 once. Even if it’s an RTW gown, it’s YOUR wedding gown and it should still be unique. =)

Blushing Bride: Claresse

With 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. wink emoticon

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

Blushing Bride: Roselyn

Roselyn is a blushing bride from Norway.=) I remember our very first Skype date, we instantly connected and shared stories about our kids. It honestly felt like a cultural awakening as she was telling me how beautiful and refreshing Norway was. We got super distracted with so much kwento but somehow I figured out what the wanted.

She has a perfect body so creating a low sexy back for her was such a no brainer. Here’s a preview of her enviable seascape wedding.=)

Photography: Team Enrico Nepomuceno
Wedding Coordination: Ronald Soncio Events
HMUA: Fernando Quimpo
Flowers: Vatel Manila
Venue: Estacio Uno Boracay Lifestyle Resort

Now this is the ultimate backdrop when saying “I do.”

Rune and Roselyn

These pretty little things.

The perfect ending to a beautiful day.

Blushing Bride: Akina

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.


Blushing Bride: Gianne

How truly blessed I am to receive message after message of happy brides.=) What an honor to have this great opportunity to be part of Gianne’s happily ever after.

Hi Camille!

Just wanted to share some photos by Jorem Catilo (they’re finally here)! Thanks again for making me my dream wedding gown! I love the details and the color, especially when I saw how it looked like in the photos! Also as you can see in the pictures, I was very comfortable in it, and I loved how it moved. The photographers even took jump shots of me in it!

When we first started planning for our wedding, I was very meticulous in choosing who will design my wedding gown as my body type is not very ideal. I seldom wore dresses or gowns as I don’t see anything out there that fits me perfectly. But during our first meeting, I knew you were the one because when I told you my dilemma about my body type, you instantly designed a gown that I would look good in. One sketch and it was a done deal!!!

I really appreciate how you and Rona were very approachable and easy to talk to. It helped lessen the stress that I was going through and I always knew I was in good hands. Again my heartfelt thanks! I wish you all the best with your flourising career! Please also send my thanks to Rona! God bless to you and your family!

P.S. Baby Ava is sooo cute!!!

Church: St. John Bosco Parish Church-Makati / Preparation Venue: Hotel Céleste / Jorem and Sheila Catilo Photography / Ghe Consolacion Event Film Maker / The Makeup Studio Team by: Madge / To Have & To Hold Wedding Planners

You’ll be surprised how many brides wear flats during their wedding, I’m telling you, there are a lot!

Why not jump shots?! ;)

Blushing Bride: Elaine

If I remember correctly, I think Elaine was not prepared to finalize her wedding gown yet when we first met. But we got along so well and well… the rest is history! With a happy ending too. ;) Just now, I received such a thoughtful and heartfelt message from Elaine. Nako, it was really the best way to cap off this hectic work day. =) Time slowed down even for just a moment and this reminded me to be thankful once again.

How can I not be happy with her message?!

Hi Camille!

How have you been? I know its been a couple of months since my wedding but i just want to say thank you for making my wedding dress! Sabi ko na nga ba hindi ako nagkamali sa designer na pinili ko eh. First meeting pa lang naten nagpasukat na agad ako sayo. You’re very accommodating and you know what your clients want. Everyone was saying that my dress is simple yet very elegant. I really feel pretty and sexy too at the same time hehe. Anyway thanks again with all my heart. I wish you all the best and keep it up! Stay sweet!

Your blushing bride,

Reception: Sofitel / Photos: Wishbone Photo + Cinema