Sunday, March 21, 2010


Marie's wedding is definitely one of the most beautiful weddings I've been to. My jaw dropped when I saw the venue for the wedding reception that I had to text my husband, that if we were to get married again, we will have to do it here, that perfect spot, that perfect way.

The reception venue is straight out of a Rogelio dela Rosa - Carmen Rosales film in black and white. Imagine a huge tree as the centerpiece, with branches forming a protective canopy over the dining area. Tables were candle-lit, arranged around it on a wooden deck for the sit-down dinner. A string band provided the soft music that meld perfectly with ocean's gentle waves. Red and white wine were served while guests lingered with smoked fish turon and spanish tapa. And like an afterthought, is that familiar provincial scent that completed the experience.

It was so beautiful.
It was surreal.
The simplicity, quaintness and romance of the entire event just stunned me. And Marie planned everyting :-) I felt so proud of her, of being there and having her as my bride.

here she is on her wedding day -
funny note - Marie got married to Javier who is Spanish, as expected, there were gorgeous Spanish guys around :-) Part of their culture is to bring the bouquet to the bride and recite a poem to Marie. Love it!

especially when Kosi, Angie Cruz' assistant, exclaimed - "andyan na ang mga Kastila! sasakupin tayo!!! Dali, pasakop tayo!" hahahahah! :-)

Beautiful raw and edited photos by Jeff and Lisa
Video by Phoeben Teocson
Hair and Make up by Angie Cruz and Ogie Rayel

javier & marie - highlights from phoeben teocson on Vimeo.


N said...

love her gown and her veil! galing galing mo talaga Ms. Veluz

veluz said...

naks! thank you :-)

jill said...

ganda! i like! :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful bride, beautiful gown and beautiful wedding - Tonette

Anonymous said...

Beautiful dress.

Can I do Filipiniana in Boracay? I've always wanted to wear a terno! :D - Lethel

kkays said...

Ang ganda ng bride! Ang ganda ng gown :-) Ang galing mo Ms. V! :-)

christine said...

you make filipiniana so shoshyal. :D aylavet!

arls said...

hi ms v! marie is actually my batchmate bonnie's younger sister. :) love the gown as always ms v :)

marieand said...

hi ms. v!!!!!!! im all busy now with 'house' stuff and the wedding brings me good feelings. i think this is the FIRST time i felt truly beautiful. I guess bec. of ur work!!! thanks for working with me. i'd definitely continue to share the experience i had....:)

peachy alfelor said...

Hi Ms. Veluz! I was one of your Tagaytay Brides of 2006. Peachy Alfelor-Moraleda. Just dropped by coz na miss kita after Profile featured Oliver Tolentino (ABS-CBN). Hindi ka talaga kumukupas, paganda pa rin ng paganda ang mga gowns mo. Just wanted to let you know I am proud to be a Veluz Bride. :-)

Unknown said...

Ms. V the gown was so amazingly beautiful WOW!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm enjoying reading your blog. Where was the church and reception venue for Marie's wedding?