A month of wedding preparation is never impossible.

I have always thought that big weddings that are lavishly styled with well lit ballrooms are products of months and months of wedding preparation. There I hit a big mistake!

Why did I even under estimate the prowess of wedding coordinators and hands on brides??!!

After our meeting, they immediately planned to shoot for their 2 day engagement photo session. When we finished with our pre-nup pictorial they then flew from Dumaguete to Manila to meet with the bride’s couturier, Edward Teng.

They organized their schedule well hence maximizing all their resources.

It might sound very stressful but waaaalaaah!! A very successful vintage shabby themed wedding styled and coordinated by one of Dumaguete’s superb wedding coordinators, Ms. Grace SyCip – Romano of Creative Concepts.

Approaching the right people or suppliers for your wedding can save you all the stress on you wedding day. This is what Ian and Shastine proved to me – A wedding of your dreams, in a months time, can be possible.

After their wedding, all I could say is that it is never too late nor too early to prepare for the wedding of your dreams.


Vendor List:

Wedding Photography : Creative Stills

Coordination & Styling : Creative Concepts

Cinematography : Tatsuo Productions

Hair & Make-up Artist : Kim Tan

Catering : Mandarin

Wedding Cake: Aurora Miranda

Wedding Gown: Edward Teng

Bridal Bouquet & Flowers : Creative Concepts

Preparation Venue: Florentina Homes

Church : Dumaguete Cathedral Church

Reception : El Pueblo

Church Choir : Sillliman University Campus Choristers


Here is a glimpse of Ian and Shastine’s magical day. Enjoy! 🙂
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