Patricia struck me as such as sweet somewhat shy girl who apparently has huge amounts of talent. =) For Patricia, I created a mint green gown in duchess satin, organza and beaded white lace. Later that evening, the skirt was removed to reveal the Diva in Izah.=)
Now it’s finally’s Kristine’s turn to be legal and to have an epic debutante ball of her own. =) I also had the honor of creating her sister’s (Kisha) gown a little over a year ago and it has always been a wonderful experience with the siblings and their mom from the very beginning!
Kristine looked effortlessly elegant in an understated strapless red gown with a huge ball skirt with a sexy cutout at the back.
Eunice had an Alice in Wonderland Themed Debut (Tim Burton Version) at the Edsa Shangri-la. =) During our initial appointment, she actually showed me some of her pegs, I came up with a totally different design but thankfully Eunice, her sister and her mom liked it more.=) I’m really thankful when I have clients who are open minded to new ideas, creative freedom is bliss!!!
Her ball gown skirt is detachable which leaves a cute tulle skirt underneath!
Roan and Tom had a beautiful intimate wedding at Enderun, Mckinley Hill. I was blessed to have attended their reception and witness the outburst of love from the couples and both their families. Roan is yet another bride from Dubai and her entourage are from different parts of the world. Though most communication was just through email, her gown was absolutely perfect on her. Was thrilled to hear when Tom told me she looked like an angel as she walked down the aisle. I also created her mom’s and entourage gowns in black and white.
Camille and Brianne had a beautiful outdoor ceremony with the sun shining through with lush pine trees as their backdrop at the Baguio Country Club. Camille who’s complete first name is exactly like mine, is another bride from Melbourne Australia, referred by one of my previous brides, Honey. We immediately hit it off and her visits were always a quirky fun and adrenalin spiked! She flew in and we rushed a fitting before she left for Melbourne.
Camille’s drop-waist gown is encrusted with silver beads and Swarovski crystals with a sheer tulle neckline and a dramatic tulle skirt. For her reception, we changed her belt to black for a modern look.
Shelanie Nicolan had an unbelievable debut, with the a grand hollywood set-up that was actually created by her dad! To everyone’s surprise, the whole set-up was also a surprise to Shelanie. Effortlessly pretty, Shelanie is also sweet and easy to talk to.
I created a soft powder blue gown for her with an asymmetrical neckline embellished with gemstones. With a tiered skirt in organza, highlighted with silver beadwork.
Photo and Video by Jun Valbuena Photography
On-the-day Coordination by Cherished Moments
Lights and Sounds by Wingdings
I was so thrilled when I finally saw the Wedding Insights cover! This is my first ever cover feature and I am so grateful to have the lovely Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador wearing both my creations. This is truly a blessing and a great way to end the year 2011. Better, bolder and more beautiful designs await 2012!
Big big thank you to the Wedding Insights Team! (Manuel, Raquel and Rose)
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