Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Summer Tablescapes

This was supposed to be a test photo shoot with my sister who just came for a visit this summer.

It was also supposed to be about pale blue items that could be used as inspiration for weddings.

But as expected, I got so sidetracked when I started to prepare the flowers and other props. I went to the flower market and couldn't decide what flowers to buy.

Eventually, I ended up buying pink-tipped carnations, white asters and red-orange roses.

The day before that, I bought macarons and cupcakes and imagined myself getting ready for the royal wedding. Heehee.

Bags and "love box" I brought from Regalong Pambahay.
A folding table I bought from a trade fair.
Iron wrought stack for plates at Dapitan Arcade.
Doilies from Chocolate Lovers.

Vintage cups from my grand aunt.

Most of the items in this post are those which I rarely use. But these are lovely things that "called" to me. Being the sucker that I am for all things lovely, simply bought them without hesitation.

Birdcage from Regalong Pambahay

Cake stand from Dapitan Arcade, bell cover from Regalong Pambahay.

Rings, necklace, flower headpiece all from Forever 21. Mini cabinet from a trade fair.

I had no idea these were gravy boats until my sister told me. But they simply looked elegant -- in a vintage sort of way. :-P

White lamps from Regalong Pambahay.

Iron chandelier from a ceramic store.

Birdhouses from Dapitan arcade. We don't even have birds! Haha.

Inspiration can be from anything and anywhere. Just look around!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Wedding Vendor Meets

The inevitable has happened.

I've become a wedding vendor groupie. :-P

For some strange reason, I've been hurled into the world of some of the country's youngest, brightest and most sought after wedding suppliers/vendors. And I'm so not complaining. It's an opportunity to see weddings through their eyes, eavesdrop on wedding preparations of total strangers and sometimes even share my guesses about what goes through the mind of couples preparing for their wedding.

Here I am in one of their regular meets, enjoying food, great company and stories about the weddings they've just done, will be doing and would like to do.

In the company of a caterer, a florist and talented photographers. Great company.

Knick-knacks from Nomnomnom restaurant in Quezon City. Truly happy food.

Contrary to popular belief, wedding vendors don't just talk about weddings. It was so funny to discuss couples who communicate through unreadable text, how different animals are prepared for slaughter, and how age gaps can determine the popularity of showbiz icons (dead or living). After all, wedding vendors are people too. :-)

That night, the vendors indulged me with my questions on wedding photography etiquette (especially among couples who have two or more photographers), the toughest weddings they've handled, and the nicest or most demanding clients.

I could only sigh. It's tough to be a wedding vendor. But their passion makes it all worthwhile.

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