Monday, February 06, 2012

Inspiration comes in volumes

In case you've been overly busy like me and haven't checked out the latest local wedding magazines, here are the covers of those you might want to pour over and steal some inspiration:

Wedding Essentials July-December 2011

What to love in this issue: Tablescapes
  • Table set-ups in different locations, colors, themes, textures -- one table with different takes of florists and event stylists
  • Popular uses for paper details -- flowers, doilies, etc

  • A special feature on Event Stylist Teddy Manuel's use of fillers for table settings

  • Cakes and Invitations inspired by movies

  • Alternatives to the wedding cake -- jello shots, donuts, macarons, brownies, croquembouche, caramel apples

Metro Weddings Vol. 11 #2

What to love in this issue:
  • Metallic and hued wedding gowns

  • Vintage inspiration
  • Pretty Goldilocks cakes

  • Knock-him-dead lingerie

  • Real weddings: backyard bohemian, breezy beach, conservative classic cathedral-hotel

Metro Weddings Vol 11, #1

What to love in this issue:
  • A special feature about bridesmaids

  • Modern Filipiniana wedding gowns, party dresses for your entourage by Francis Libiran, Veejay Floresca, Pepsi Herrera, Joel Escober

  • Beautiful, magical, phenomenal gowns by Veluz Reyes

  • Fun and flirty Fascinators

  • Lovely reception details -- modern Filipino with infused with indigenous materials; clean lines with a chic touch

Martha Stewart Color Issue

What to love in this issue:

  • Flowers of every shape, size, shade, scent

  • A feature on the country's top wedding storytellers

  • Ideas for your reception and candy dessert tables
  • Cake flavors -- fillings and frostings

Wedding Essentials Jan-March 2012

What to love in this issue (WE's 1st quarterly issue):

  • Themed decor - classic Chanel, bohemian (I heart the featured cake in this theme), 60's mod

  • Bouquets crafted to match celebrities' personalities -- Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Audrey Hepburn, etc
  • Cake designs patterned after the bridal gown details
  • Dolls decked in wedding gowns

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