Melanie and Bailey

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” —When Harry Met Sally

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Melai and Jason

Probably one of the most fun and funniest weddings I’ve ever attended. We were practically laughing from preps to reception. I am blessed to be part of Melai and Jason’s journey from their Big Brother days to another chapter in their lives.

“Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can- all of them make me laugh.” – W.H. Auden

Same day video edit by Notion in Motion

Prenup makeup artist: Diane Lorenzana
Prenup hairstylist: Mycke Arcano
Prenup stylist: Argie Salango
Art direction/prod design: Teamba Designs

Wedding makeup artist: Pia Reyes
Wedding hairstylist: Dave Lopez

*Wedding stills by Ryan Ortega to follow 🙂

Gel and Joel

Why do I love weddings? Easy, because it’s easy.

Love is in the air and you feel it the minute they smile at you when they open the door to the prep room. The brides are giddy (even the ones doing last minute vows). Grooms are sometimes prancing around. Family members are anxiously waiting for the bride.

And I get to say, “ok relax.. chin up.. walk slowly.. and smile,” before the doors open and she walks down the aisle.

That’s why most of the time, I need waterproof makeup more than the bride.

Here’s the beautiful couple and their beautiful day….

Photo / Video : Niceprint
2nd Photographer: Froi Rivera
Designer: JC Buendia
Makeup: Pia Reyes
Hair: Dave Lopez

Happy anniversary Mary Grace and Jason!!

When I posted my last blog, didn’t realize it has been a year already since Mary Grace and Jason’s wedding. How timely! 🙂

And how sweet!! The couple surprised me today with chocolates 🙂 Feels like I’m really part of their anniversary!! 🙂 So happy anniversary to us!!! Haha!

Here’s to a sweet, happy Wednesday!

Thank you lovebirds! 🙂

Jason and Mary Grace’s Sunshine on a Rainy Day

One of the worst fears of any bride on her special day is the bad weather. And because of our world’s not so perfect environmental condition, we don’t even know when it’s going to rain or not.

So what happens when it rains? You..

A) Get stressed and pass on the stress to your wedding coordinator (is stress management part of the package?).

B) Panic. (And let the photographers and videographers capture the lines on your face)

C) Do it the way Jason and Mary Grace did it: MAKE THE IMPERFECT, PERFECT.

Jason and Mary Grace were balls of sunshine on their wedding day despite the rain. For them, there was no reason to feel bad. They say it’s a blessing when it rains, so what the heck, bring it on!

Photographer JayJay and his crew were troopers themselves and braved the waters to capture the couple’s moments. When I go back and think of their wedding, I remember the smiles, the laughter and how we all had a good time. 🙂

“Even imperfection itself may have its ideal or perfect state.” Thomas de Quincey

May you both continue to bring sunshine to the people around you 🙂

Photographer: Jay Jay Lucas (
Makeup: Pia Reyes
Hair: Dave Lopez

Rosa Clara, now in Manila!

Rosa Clara, the Spanish label for wedding gowns and cocktail dresses is now in Manila. The brand is known for dressing famous celebrities and personalities across Europe.

The 2012 Collection line focuses on VOLUME (full skirts made of Chantilly lace and silk organza) and MINIMAL details (clean and simple bodices).

Alessia, gorgeous silk organza gown in ivory.
Alcantara, silky tulle and silk organza in ecru
Simple but elegant Aragon, made of silk shantung gown with train

Love it? See the rest of the collection HERE

The showroom is located at Greenbelt Residences in Makati City (across McDonalds Greenbelt 2, corner Paseo de Roxas and Esperanza Streets).

For appointments, please email .

All photos courtesy of ROSA CLARA

Mei’s post nup pics

I was in a TVC shoot when Mei approached me and asked if I could do her makeup for her upcoming post nup photo shoot. I love doing post nup shoots because there’s no stress, no time limit and the couple has nothing else to worry about. We can just have a steady day, do several options and bond over something Mei and I obsess over… MAKEUP!

The couple chose the beautiful Fernwood Gardens in Alabang as backdrop to their portraits.

Behind the lens is Wally Gonzales..

.. who captured the newly-weds’ after glow 🙂

Goodluck Mei! Can’t wait to work with you again, whether another TVC, or your very own makeup gig!

Designer: Richie Ortega-Torres
Makeup: Pia Reyes
Hair: Dave Lopez