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Fashion Prenup by Pat Dy December 11, 2011

At last, our prenup pics are now out!!! We had the shoot last October 17 when we were in Manila for the wedding preps. Location was in A11 furniture gallery in Pasay City. I was amazed when I saw the pics. I can’t believe how good the shots were. Pat Dy is simply the best! Check out the pics and see for yourself.

Photographer: Pat Dy
HMUA: Lindsay Co-Alog and Rexie Navarro
Stylist: Donna Cuna Pita
Location: A11 Gallery, Pasay City, Philippines

Thank you to all our prenup team!!!!!

More pics here: Francis’ blog


 

10 Steps to Make your own DIY Prenup Photos September 11, 2011

Step 1. Find someone who will take your pictures.

It can be a friend or a colleague who loves photography. It shouldn’t be hard to find these days where everyone already owns a DSLR. I am lucky to have this one off my list 😀




Step 2. Think of a Concept/Theme/Location for your Photoshoot

Think of something that both of you like. It could be a common hobby or interest. It could be a specific style (vintage, sporty, edgy, etc). In our case, we don’t have any specific theme in mind. We just wanted to showcase Ireland – the change in seasons, the different mountains and beaches, the never ending green grasses.




Step 3. Shop for your outfit 😀

Once you have your concept settled, its now time to get your clothes and accessories that you will wear for the shoot.




Step 4. Have your camera equipments ready

Wanting to have different picture styles for your photo shoot actually requires different equipments. Sengki actually made his own diffuser made out of paper for our indoor, studio type shot.


He used the white cardboard for the Macro shots for the engagement ring. The stains from the strawberries are actually visible from the pic :D.



Step 5. Get ready for the shoot
If you need to go to the gym or have your beauty regime done before the shoot, plan ahead of the scheduled shoot date. Sengki had his workout minutes before we left for the shoot 😀




Step 6. Have your Hair and Make-up done
We actually had our first shoot with no make-up on. The pictures looked nice but there something missing from it. We then realized that having nice hair and makeup on during the shoot, can actually improve the overall image impact. Also, have your hair and make-up in line with your photoshoot theme.




Step 7. Take the Shot and Smile for the CAM!!!!!
After finishing the steps above, you can now have your photoshoot! yey!



Step 8: Post-Process
Make all the necessary post-processing needed for your photos. Effects, picture styles and layout can help make your photos look better.




Step 9. Share the love – Upload, Blog, Print
Upload your photos in FB/twitter or any other social networking site that you like. Post it in your blog if you have one. Have your photos printed and you can have it displayed on your wedding for family and friends to enjoy. You can also make it into a magazine or book which you can still enjoy years after the wedding.




Step 10. Enjoy your own DIY prenup photos 😀
Sit back, Relax and Enjoy.



If you have not seen our DIY Engagement Photos yet, please do visit francistanseng.wordpress.com for the full set 😀

 

Playing With Mood Boards September 9, 2011

1) Blush Peach


2) Peach White


3) Glitz Bling


4) Wooden Pastel


5) Candy


6) Vintage


To make your own inspiration (mood) board, go to stylemepretty.com 😀

 

My Bridal Choo August 12, 2011

I’ve already been doing some sole searching for months. With more than 6 months to go, I’ve finally found the perfect wedding shoes for me 🙂


Some internet pics first…
Image Source: net-a-porter.com


Now, some real pics…
Image Source: Sengki


Unboxing….

Close-up…

Back view…



Ok, time to try it on.. TADAAAAA!


Hope you all like it… Happy Friday everyone 🙂

 

Pretty, Yummy, Lovely Bridesmaid Dresses July 6, 2011

Fresh from the runway of Paris Fashion Week this afternoon, here are some dresses from the latest Elie Saab HC collection. I love them all! Perfect for bridesmaids! Pretty!

Images from nowfashion.com

I’ve always been a fan of Elie Saab’s work. Check out these dresses from his past collections, specially the candy colored ones. So Yummy!

Images from Vogue Australia

Elie Saab:

Here are more bridesmaid dress designs, this time from Monique Lhuillier. All Lovely!
Images from Vogue Australia

Which one is your favorite? 🙂 I can’t pick one.

 

Fairies and Princesses June 4, 2011

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On one of the video conversation sessions I had with my sister and her daughters

ME: Girls, what color of flower girl dress do you want to wear for my wedding?
Niece 1: Pink!, like a princess!
Niece 2: Rainbow color, like a fairy!
Niece 3: Ee i ee i oh! (from the “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” song, she’s just 1 so that’s all she wants to say for now)

So I thought why not make their wishes come true or at least make them feel like real princesses or fairies during my wedding. I found these pretty tutu dresses while browsing for flower girl dress designs. My nieces love tutus. They even wear tutus at home! So why not have them wear Tutus for my wedding!



I think they all look too cute on their tutu dresses! I’m excited to see my flower girls on their tutus!

 

What should I wear on my wedding day? May 6, 2011

To all my girlfriends who are always asking if I have already chosen a wedding dress or a designer, this post is for you.

Here are some wedding dress designs that I liked so far. Enjoy!



*Photos from www.brides.com

Monique Lhuillier:



Oscar de la Renta:



Vera Wang:



Michael Cinco’s very detailed work :-):



So, what should I wear on my wedding day? I don’t know yet. It’s such a hard decision to make specially when there’s so many beautiful dresses to choose from :-). Which among these dresses do you think would best fit me?

 

 
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