The FIRST LOOK is always one for the books. It is not commonly practiced here in the Philippines but some of our couples have it on their wedding day. It is during this time when the bride and the groom, all made up and in their wedding garb, away from their wedding guests, meet and see each other for the first time before heading to the ceremony.

To see it right in front of our eyes is a defining moment in our lives as visual storytellers. Why? We see the reason why we hold on to our cameras and shoot weddings. All of the emotions and reactions of the couple during that moment, precious and raw in its form, deserve to be captured and translated to a story to be told, time and again. A story that will last ad infinitum. One that when you see, over and over again, will transport you back to that first time you saw what living and loving is all about. To be able to share to you a story like that, defines us and our love for our craft.

We definitely felt how much Ryle and Carolin love each other during their first look. To see and feel it was breathtaking. Let me show you why.

Video: Ian Celis Productions
Photo: Anne Naig Photography
HMU: Chinky Tanjangco Makeup Artistry
Coordination: Kiss The Girl Events
Venue: Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

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Write My Name (Alternate Mix) by CHPTRS
Write My Name (Alternate Mix) [Instrumental] by CHPTRS

It was a case of willpower losing over emotions. Christian did try to stop his teardrops when he saw his bride, Jeandy. But it was pointless. I mean, how do you suppress your happiness when you see your true love walk down the aisle towards you? Emotions can’t be hidden, Christian. 🙂

Video: Ian Celis Productions
Photo: Anne Naig Photography
Coordination: Events Embassy
HMU: Gem Uy
Florist: Dangwa Flowers by Clint Carl
Hotel: Eastwood Richmonde Hotel
Church: Saint John Paul II Parish
Reception Venue: Glass Garden

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We’ve Come So Far – Instrumental by Robert Shirey Kelly
We’ve Come So Far by Robert Shirey Kelly
Believe by Secret Nation

Indeed, there is magic when stars align. Dreams are fulfilled and lives lived like never before. And every day brings new discoveries, new learnings, growth and better persons because if when amongst the bazillion of stars in the universe, ours find each way to each other, what more can we ask for?

Video: Ian Celis Productions
Photo: Pat Dy
Wedding Dress: Oscar de la Renta
Make Up: Albert Kurniawan
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Masia Ribas
Event Styling: Bodas de Cuento, The Wedding Designers

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You & Me by Ed Patrick
Easy Tiger by Michael Rossback
Yours by Robert Shirey Kelly

Having been together for nine years and blessed with two beautiful daughters, one can see the love that have grown through the years between our charming couple, Emmy & Rio. Delight in the love they have nurtured as you watch our SDE, and don’t try to put off that smile, or maybe tears from your eyes.

Video: Ian Celis Productions
Photo: Shutterworks
Bridal Gown: Mara Dizon
Hair and Make Up: Karla Reyes
Wedding Planner: Monina Events and Marketing
Hotel: Solaire Resort
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Blue Leaf Filipinas
Catering: K. By Cunanan
Band: 3rd Avenue
Host: Eri Neeman

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Carlito and Gordito by Kerry Muzzey
Lifelong by Robert Shirey Kelly

Like puzzles, we are waiting to be solved. We live to be complete. We breathe to be whole. We find bits and pieces of who we are in everything we go through and in every place we go to. And the final missing pieces we find in one person. Our Alpha and Omega. The one our paths lead to, no matter how crazy it can be. The one who completes us. The one who becomes our world.

For Ernest and Aleetha, everything came together the moment they laid eyes on each other. He was her missing piece and she, well, was the one he was born to find and keep until the end of time.

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Showmanship by Bradford Nyght
Open Waters by Lael
On My Own by B. Reith