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Bride Tribe - Color Palette Ideas for Bridesmaids

Play with hues, fabrics, and textures when thinking of a color palette

By Ronna Capili Bonifacio
Photography by Gabatan Digital Gallery
Makeup by Bela Maraña 
Hairstyle by Wella Basbas
Gowns by Marsha Berbon Weddings and Angels Clothing 23
Jewelry by A. Bernardo’s Jewelry and Goldenhills Jewelry
Flowers by The Arleen Blossom Flowers and Balloons
Models: Misha Fabian, Eryn Opilan, and Francine Brianna Berbon
Shot on location at City of Dreams Manila, Asean Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard Entertainment City Manila, Parañaque
Shoot assistants: Patricia Valiente and Anna Isleta

Putting together your pegs and ideas for your wedding? Let these color stories inspire you. Looking to nature's colors–sunsets, seas and oceans, and the sky–will present you with easy combinations to try. As you look through pegs and photos for your wedding, remember that enjoying the moment is just as–if not more important than picture perfect details. 

Intimate weddings are allowing couples to slow down and enjoy the presence of each and every guest. So for your bridal preps with only your best girls, don't forget to live in the moment, laugh heartily, hold hands. Soak it all in. Enjoy each other's presence. You're getting married!

Related: Dress Up Your Bridesmaids for Your Zoom Wedding

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Bridal gown, two-piece rust bridesmaid gown, and yellow flower girl gown, all by by Marsha Berbon | Bridal Jewelry by A. Bernardo's Jewelry | Mustard infinity gown by Angels Clothing 23 | Bridesmaid jewelry by Goldenhills Jewelry | Makeup by Bela Maraña | Hairstyling by Wella Basbas | Flowers by The Arleen Blossom Flowers and Balloons | Shot on location at City of Dreams Manila
Tip: Give the young members of your family or entourage something that makes them smile before taking your potraits–like lipstick for this flower girl!
Don't be afraid to mix and match colors from the same family for your entourage. This palette works well because it takes inspiration from the shades of a sunset.
Enjoy your time dressing up and preparing with your girls! Take lots of pictures and have some bubbly!
Bridal robes is a detail you can continue to enjoy with an intimate wedding. Bridal robe by La Rosa Bridal | Jewelry by A. Bernardo's Jewelry | Makeup by Bela Maraña | Hairstyling by Wella Basbas | Shot on location at City of Dreams Manila
Tip: Choose a design you can wear as loungewear after your wedding!
A full ballgown will make any woman feel like royalty. Bridal Gown by Marsha Berbon | Jewelry by A. Bernardo's Jewelry | Makeup by Bela Maraña | Hairstyling by Wella Basbas | Flowers by The Arleen Blossom Flowers and Balloons | Shot on location at City of Dreams Manila
All gowns by Marsha Berbon | Jewelry by A. Bernardo's Jewelry | Makeup by Bela Maraña | Hairstyling by Wella Basbas | Flowers by The Arleen Blossom Flowers and Balloons | Shot on location at City of Dreams Manila
Gowns by Marsha Berbon | Jewelry by A. Bernardo's Jewelry | Makeup by Bela Maraña | Hairstyling by Wella Basbas | Flowers by The Arleen Blossom Flowers and Balloons | Shot on location at City of Dreams Manila
Gowns by Marsha Berbon | Jewelry by A. Bernardo's Jewelry | Makeup by Bela Maraña | Hairstyling by Wella Basbas | Flowers by The Arleen Blossom Flowers and Balloons | Shot on location at City of Dreams Manila
Bride & Groom's Wear by: Marsha Berbon Weddings
Florist & Event Stylist by: Dangwa Florist - The Arleen Blossom & Balloons
Hotel by: City of Dreams Manila
Wedding & Engagement Ring by: A Bernardo's Jewelry
Wedding & Engagement Ring by: Goldenhills Jewelry
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You Can DIY These Celeb-Inspired Bridal Hairstyles

These latest hair accessories are so easy to do yourself!

By Marielle Ong

Are you ready for the mane story? A major throwback is due, and the runways are teeming with new and improved takes on hair pieces from yesteryear. Adorn your crowning glory with the latest in vintage comebacks.


Studded in Style
Buns and chignons still rule in the formal hairstyle category. Boring, it doesn’t have to be. Decorative pins of crystals or pearls add a touch of whimsy to the classic do. Style star slash real-life Crazy Rich Asian Heart Evangelista adorned her sleek chignon with an assortment of big and small floating pearls for Paris Fashion Week. Installing the accessories in a scattered fashion from the bun to below the crown makes the style look extra (read: luxe and modernized).

Prefer to wear your hair down? The studs can come in the form of strands that flow with your soft waves. The key is to keep it to 2 or 3 strands of floating hair pieces at the most in order to maintain the subtle vibe. Reality star, Brittany Cartwright, kept her hair piece on one side to accentuate her asymmetrical swept back style. For the reception, she switched to a ponytail and kept the accessory on the tail.

Related: Low-Key Glam: Relaxed Bridal Beauty Inspos

The Band is Back
If you’re taking a page out of the real-life princesses’ book, then you’ll know that your wedding day is traditionally the most appropriate time to wear a tiara. But if the “crown jewels” is a little too much for your simpler tastes, the Royal Handbook of Style has more to offer: The big, bold headband is back, and it’s princess-approved!

While headbands to a wedding are typically associated with the Bohemian bride, we prefer to go the 90’s homage route for this occasion. These accessories are definitely still statement pieces, with the wide bands adorned to the nines with flowers, beads, pearls, and the like. The Duchess
of Cambridge
, Kate Middleton, wore one to match her chignon and cream-colored outfit for the christening of her son, Prince Louis. Who knew that the `90s staple could look perfectly formal, too?

Barrette Bella
Branded barrettes are taking over the fashion world once more as big design houses like Chanel and Balmain are releasing ultra-luxe versions for stylistas to covet. Unsurprisingly, this trend is also making the rounds at the celebration circuit. A vintage one can be your something old, and the prim and proper design would look cute on both brides and debutantes alike.

Related: Bridal Bliss: Beauty Looks for an Intimate Wedding
 

Pro With a Bow
There was a time when sporting a more mature look was the way to go. These days, not so much. Celebrants are embracing a fresher take on event beauty, and your selected hair pieces can echo that as well. A bow is a classic symbol of pagdadalaga, and we’ve seen its red carpet return on the likes of Anne Curtis (Audrey Hepburn’s bows, to be exact), Hailey Baldwin, Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman, and once more on Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. Zoe Kravitz sported a small headband with a bow on her wedding to Karl Glusman. The takeaway: Women of all ages can rock the bow and look fresh while they’re at it.

Try a messy 'do with an embellished and padded hairband.
Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton wears an oversized hairband to Prince Louis' christening.
For a more dainty style, try barettes.
Zoe Kravitz wears a hairband to hear wedding to Karl Glusman.
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Dress Your Bridesmaids Up for Your Zoom Wedding

Who says they can’t look pretty while you stream your wedding?

By Ronna Capili Bonifacio
Photography by Gabatan Digital Gallery
Makeup by Bela Maraña 
Hairstyle by Wella Basbas
Gowns by Angels Clothing 23
Flower girl gown by Marsha Berbon Weddings
Jewelry by A. Bernardo’s Jewelry and Goldenhills Jewelry
Flowers by The Arleen Blossom Flowers and Balloons
Models: Misha Fabian, Eryn Opilan, and Francine Brianna Berbon
Shot on location at City of Dreams Manila, Asean Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard Entertainment City Manila, Parañaque
Shoot assistants: Patricia Valiente and Anna Isleta
 

Now that weddings have downsized guest lists, many of us have crossed off our bridesmaids and maids of honor from being invited. Especially if these ladies aren’t our sisters or women we are in quarantine with. And that’s the safest choice right now but it doesn’t mean we don’t want them to witness and be part of our weddings.

Who says wearing house clothes is the only way to attend a zoom wedding? Yes, you can still dress up your bride tribe, send them a bubbly to toast with, and maybe even get on a quick video call before you walk down the aisle! If their gowns are already sewn and ready--the more they should wear it and send you a selfie or a photo of themselves watching your zoom wedding. Compile them in an album and years from now, you’ll look back at your creativity to celebrate your pandemic wedding with a smile.

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Dress up your bridesmaids for your zoom wedding!
The multi-way gown is a mainstay in weddings because of its convenience and versatility. Gowns by Angels Clothing 23 | Jewelry by Goldenhills Jewelry| Makeup by Bela Maraña | Hairstyle by Wella Basbas | Flowers by The Arleen Blossom Flowers and Balloons
Gowns by Angels Clothing 23 | Jewelry by Goldenhills Jewelry| Makeup by Bela Maraña | Hairstyle by Wella Basbas | Flowers by The Arleen Blossom Flowers and Balloons
Ask your girls to send you photos of themselves and include it in your wedding album.
Denim and sneakers is perfect for the low-key and relaxed dress codes of zoom weddings. Gowns by Angels Clothing 23 | Jewelry by A. Bernardo’s Jewelry (dangling diamond earrings) and Goldenhills Jewelry (stud earrings) | Makeup by Bela Maraña | Hairstyle by Wella Basbas | Flowers by The Arleen Blossom Flowers and Balloons
Gowns by Angels Clothing 23 | Jewelry by A. Bernardo’s Jewelry (dangling diamond earrings) and Goldenhills Jewelry (stud earrings) Makeup by Bela Maraña | Hairstyle by Wella Basbas | Flowers by The Arleen Blossom Flowers and Balloons
An off-shoulder infinity dress can double as an asymmetrical infinity dress, too! Gown by Angels Clothing 23 | Jewelry by A. Bernardo’s Jewelry | Makeup by Bela Maraña | Hairstyle by Wella Basbas | Flowers by The Arleen Blossom Flowers and Balloons
Gown by Angels Clothing 23 | Jewelry by A. Bernardo’s Jewelry | Makeup by Bela Maraña | Hairstyle by Wella Basbas | Flowers by The Arleen Blossom Flowers and Balloons | Flower girl gown by Marsha Berbon
Florist & Event Stylist by: Dangwa Florist - The Arleen Blossom & Balloons
Hair & Make Up Artists by: Bela Maraña Makeup
Hotel by: City of Dreams Manila
Photo & Video Company by: GDGFilm ( Videography & Photography Services)
Wedding & Engagement Ring by: A Bernardo's Jewelry
Wedding & Engagement Ring by: Goldenhills Jewelry
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Coral Can't Get Enough

Pantone’s 2019 pick spells this season’s ultimate bridal beauty

Written by: Marielle Ong


We’re livin’ la vida coral, and it’s a marvelous way to waltz down the aisle! Living Coral is Pantone’s Color of the Year, and it’s a match made in heaven for the modern bride. She may be sweet, but she knows how to party. Like the big day’s leading lady, this standout shade is equal parts feminine, dynamic, vibrant, and versatile. Most of all, coral as a splash of color translates gorgeously across all skin tones. Get the scoop on Living Coral.

Lit and Loving It : Coral brings a warm flush to the skin. Complement that with a highlighter that can lend an extra glow. A champagne or gold highlighter can help skin look more sun-kissed, while a pale pink or rose gold one can appear a bit more luminous. Target the tops of the cheeks, inner corners of the eyes, and the cupid’s bow to brighten things up.

Sweet Cheeks and Lush Lips : A rule of thumb for harmonious cheeks and lips is to select a blush and lip color that match. This is harder to pull off with bolder colors, like red or fuchsia. But that’s not the case for coral. Peachy-pink blushes are a dime a dozen, and the trick is to make sure that both your lippie and blusher lean towards the same side of the warm-or-cool spectrum.

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Sweet Cheeks and Lush Lips : A rule of thumb for harmonious cheeks and lips is to select a blush and lip color that match. This is harder to pull off with bolder colors, like red or fuchsia. But that’s not the case for coral. Peachy-pink blushes are a dime a dozen, and the trick is to make sure that both your lippie and blusher lean towards the same side of the warm-or-cool spectrum.

Get Those Gloss Goals : Luscious lips are back with a vengeance, so give the flat matte lipsticks a little rest. Swipe on some coral lip gloss or top a coral lipstick with clear gloss for an instant plumping effect on the pout. You may now kiss the bride’s juicy lips!

See That Sparkle : While coral is already popularly associated with youthful looks, go the extra trendy mile with a touch of shimmer. Peachy or coral sheer and shimmery eye shadows have been a staple in K beauty for years as they can light up the eyes while looking effortless.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes : Inversely, another testament to coral’s adaptability is how it can go from light and luminous to softly smoked out without looking stern. Since the shade goes well with neutrals, it’s easy to contour the eyes with the standard browns and beiges first, then follow up with a gradient of coral’s various intensities.
 

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Squad Goals

Get the girls together to celebrate your union
with smart cuts and splendid colors

See below for the list of suppliers

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Bride & Groom's Wear by: Springwise Ventures Inc. (Chelsea Atelier)
Florist & Event Stylist by: Dangwa Flowers by Clint Carl
Florist & Event Stylist by: Daphney Ligsay Events and Concepts
Florist & Event Stylist by: Dangwa Florist - The Arleen Blossom & Balloons
Photographers by: Ram Marcelo Photography
Transportation by: APerfectDayWedCar Luxury Bridal Cars Manila
Venue by: Fernwood Gardens
Wedding & Engagement Ring by: J's Diamond Jewellery
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Blushing Bride

Radiate on your big day with these four makeup looks
fit for both your ceremony and reception

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Ceremony Look: Perfectly Peach This shade brings out the warmth of your skin and can be used on the eyes, cheeks, and lips
Tip: A neat updo shows off your gown’s details and your jewelry
Tip: Ask your hairstylist to add some body to your updo at the crown.
Reception Look: Soft Smoky, Bring out the browns and blacks on your eyes when you change to your party look and let your hair down
Reception Look: Plum Pairing, Go for a deeper lip color when you touch up your makeup—it’ll highlight your gorgeous grin
Bride & Groom's Wear by: Springwise Ventures Inc. (Chelsea Atelier)
Bride & Groom's Wear by: Jackie Bautista
Hair & Make Up Artists by: Nybie Ng Make Up Artistry
Venue by: Fernwood Gardens
Wedding & Engagement Ring by: J's Diamond Jewellery
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Breaking It Down

Exploring the essentials that make the big day truly yours.

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Photographs by Kevin Marquez Photography –– Creative Direction by Ronna Capili Bonifacio –– Text by Marielle Ong Gowns by Jackie Bautista and Chelsea Atelier –– Suits by Trouville Suits –– Jewelry by J’s Diamond Makeup and hairstyling by Malick James Hilado –– Flowers by The Arleen Blossom Flowers and Balloons Cake by Angelyn’s Cakes Location: City of Dreams Manila and Nüwa, City of Dreams Manila Models: Julia of IM Agency and Wai of Mercator Model Management
Back to Basics - The oversized bow detail gives the bold, backless dress a demure turn.
Bride & Groom's Wear by: Jackie Bautista
Bride & Groom's Wear by: Trouville Suits
Cakes by: Angelyn Cakes
Florist & Event Stylist by: Dangwa Florist - The Arleen Blossom & Balloons
Hotel by: City of Dreams Manila
Wedding & Engagement Ring by: J's Diamond Jewellery
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Practical Magic

Personalize your traditional wedding ensembles
with a keen eye for detail

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Bride & Groom's Wear by: Jose Buzeta Atelier
Bride & Groom's Wear by: Springwise Ventures Inc. (Chelsea Atelier)
Bride & Groom's Wear by: Trouville Suits
Bride & Groom's Wear by: Jackie Bautista
Florist & Event Stylist by: Randy Lazaro Events and Lifestyle
Hair & Make Up Artists by: Elaine Celestino Makeup Artistry
Venue by: Leblanc Hotel and Resort
Wedding & Engagement Ring by: A Bernardo's Jewelry
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Effortlessly Ever After

Bridal beauty so breezy, you could do it yourself 

by Marielle Ong

Happy, in love, and excited. You’re embracing the future with open arms and a positive attitude. So why shouldn’t your look reflect the radiance you feel inside? If easy-does-it is just the way you like it, we’ve got the step-by-step guide to scoring your ultimate relaxed bridal look.

Healthy skin is half the work - Since the focus will be on what’s lit from within, giving your skin the red carpet treatment is a priority for achieving a firm foundation—even without dabbing on any foundation. Invest in a multi-step hydrating skincare regimen that will suit your skin type. The big misconception is that oily or acne-prone skin should be dried out instead of “greased up.” But dehydrated skin tends to compensate by producing more oil. A depleted moisture barrier also tends to be more susceptible to breakout-causing bacteria, so don’t take your skincare for granted.

Luminous is love - When Meghan Markle (right) wed Prince Harry, the whole world was in awe of how she played it simple with her makeup. And what stood out most was her statement-making sheer foundation that showed off her freckles. Cop her refreshing, dewy style by using a radiance primer underneath a light coverage, satin-finish foundation. The light-reflecting particles of the primer will help even out the skin tone and brighten up your overall complexion. Stick to spot-concealing blemishes rather than applying cover-up to large areas of the face like a highlighter. Then replace the matte face powder with a translucent setting powder to keep your makeup in place without killing the glow.

To add low-key depth to your complexion, a light dusting of bronzer and some neutral rose or coral blush can take the place of the contour kit. A pale gold highlighter can illuminate the skin without looking like high beam headlights. Another celeb bride who perfected the understated look? Karlie Kloss.

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Easy on the eyes - To match the simplified base, do away with the harsh lines and smoldering smoky eyes that tend to age you. Opt for a semi-smoky look at most, replacing the stark black eyeshadow with dusty rose, mauve, plum, light brown, or bronze. Think Gwyneth Paltrow’s subtle shadowing during her wedding to Brad Falchuk. Another way to go is to turn to the sheer, sun-kissed lid look. A warm, shimmery gold-toned shadow gives a wash of color minus the severity. Coleen Garcia executed this perfectly when she tied the knot with Billy Crawford.

Brows can be groomed and filled in to cover sparse areas, but take care not to over-define those arches. Skip the falsies altogether, but emphasize fuller-looking lashes by applying eyeliner directly on the lashline or as close to it and as thinly as possible. Finish off with a lengthening and volumizing waterproof mascara that holds a curl.

Completely kissable - Prep lips with lip balm and blot off any excess. Swipe on a pinkish-nude lipstick with a soft shine for a beckoning pout.

Tip: Choose a color that’s just a shade or two away from your natural lip color.

And there you have it. Here comes the au naturel bride!

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