Niko was very excited when Lora first called us. Lora used to be the beauty editor of a leading newspaper as well as the former editor-in-chief of a teen fashion magazine. Read - she definitely knows more than a thing or two about fashion :-)
She didn't disappoint when she first came to the shop. Aside from her flawlessly pretty face, she was well dressed, definitely in vogue but not over the top. Just right, absolutely handsome in every way.
I wanted something appropriate to how I see her - feminine but powerful, timeless but with an edge. I guess I was the one who went over the top because after the first meeting, she sent me her pegs! Hahaha! just like an editor to her columnist. I printed her email and it was 4 pages long! She got excited daw with the gown I envisioned but came to realize that she wanted something that is just clean and classy - short train, satin, soft lace, minimal beadwork.
I made a second sketch and that was it.
Did I mention how she can reaaallly talk?! She's talkative in a sosyal kinda way :-). Atenistang atenista. You can feel her excitement when she talks. Its infectious. But she fell silent when I gave her the second sketch :-) She bit her lips, smiled sheepishly and nodded. She was soooo cute! :-)
Here she is on her wedding day, I wanted to snatch some photos from Mango Red, but all my attempts have been futile. Uhmm, paging Randall. copies please, please, pretty please? Instead I have some beautiful shots from Aziz of Aira Photography . Aziz is a London-based photographer who came with Mango Red to shoot some pictures.
During her wedding, she wanted the veil attached with her mom watching. Her mother cried when she saw her. It was touching. (look at her mom's face in Jason's camera)
Yes, she knows fashion and she's got class. And yet, she's still just a girl. Simply her mother's daughter. Love her!
here's what she emailed me after -
To the ones responsible for the most beautiful gown ever:
First, miss ko na kayo!:) Dadalaw po ako soon if it's okay!
Again, thank you so much for creating my dream dress--I've said it all but I really want you guys to know that I'd never felt more beautiful than when I was in a Veluz. I'd wear it everyday if I could!
Attached are some pics from friends--wala pa po yung official but I wanted to share these as a reminder of the most special day of my life, a day I was glad to have shared with you.
No novels for now, but Ms. V and Niko, salamat po talaga!!! It was wonderful to have been a Veluz bride! Looking forward to my 25th wedding anniversary, hopefully carry ko pa mag-Veluz!
See you soon!
God bless you,
Her wonderful video by Jason Magbanua - http://jasonmagbanua.com/blog/2008/06/08/528/
side story - Lora is a huge Jason Magbanua fan, she moved her wedding date so Jason can shoot her wedding. can't blame her :-)