Sunday, July 17, 2011

Philippines Pt.2: Photoshoot @ Old Manila

Before our Manila wedding reception, we headed out into Intramuros (Old Manila) for a photoshoot with Tracey Heppner again. This was definitely different from our pre-wedding photoshoot here in Canada where we were by sand and water. Here we were by old ruins, which were beautiful in it's own way, but there'd be little children following us... waiting to ask for money, waiting for their chance to take something, or perhaps just interested in watching. I'd like to think and hope it's the latter!


My dress and the location of our photoshoot was a total coincidence! About 5 months ago, I started corresponding with a dress maker in Manila. I showed them a picture of the style of dress I wanted - one shoulder, ivory dress, and i told them to make it more "bride-y" aka bling it up! I had doubts as to what they would come up with b/c what if we have different tastes and styles right? I had no idea what the dress looked like until I tried it on for the first time when we landed in Manila. It was beautiful! It very much reminded me of a greek goddess - there was so much detail in the dress and the belt was my favourite - hand stitched with beading and jewels! Tracey did not know what my dress looked like and neither did I but it went so perfectly with the surroundings in our photoshoot site!






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25 comments:

Nashe^ said...

As I've told a bunch of other people, I looove the dress!!

Chrissy said...

OMG, this dress is BEAUTIFUL! I just love it. You look gorgeous in this dress. And the pictures are great. I love the one with both of you on the bench.

xx
Chrissy

Kalmo said...

Your dress is super beautiful, agree with the Greek-goddess-ness of it! :) Your husband and you are beautiful. Love the pop of colors in the shoes.

suki pooki said...

WOW you DO look like a Greek Goddess here! hahaha good thing that the dress matched really well huh? But I honestly think about dress would look great with this setting =) I would've never imagined Manila to look like this or have places like this! I also imagined to be more "city like" like Hong kong and vietnam (need to start googling manila hahahaha

Denysia said...

Kym, you look stunning! I only wish that when I get married, I look as good as you do! :)

Krissy ♥ said...

SO PERFECT! Tracey is awesome, and you and Winmark are amazing! ♥

PS: The place where you had the shoot is very near my old university! Ah, memories :)

Lei said...

Nice nice nice! :)

JelenaDoll ~ said...

Wow you look so gorgeous ! and that dress is beautiful! My boyfriends mum is from Manila, hopefully he will take me there one day, apparently shopping is good :)

RicAdeMus said...

You both look great Kym. The dress is simply perfect. Someone should have been peeling grapes for you two. =)

Mikelle Jade {The Honeypie Archives} said...

oh my gosh. these are amazing, you look absolutely stunning, your dress is exquisite, and I LOVE your shoes.

How did everything go?? ah I feel like we need to catch up!

Jessica said...
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Jessica said...

Look at you guys! I love the one with you and Winmark sitting on the bench. Beautiful photos, as usual! :)

LOL at those kids at your photoshoot. Hate to break this to you kym, but they were there for money. Were you able to pass by Makati Avenue? Sobrang daming ganon doon. It's always better to give them food than money cos you'll never know where and how they'll spend it.

Steph said...

you look absolutely GORGEOUS!!!
the dress, the background... it's such a romantic aura

Polly Laura said...

Both dresses are so amazing, and you look beautiful in them!

Polly ♥
http://glitterandrevelations.blogspot.com/

Label me Addict said...

oh WOW! congrats on your wedding... i wonder when it will be my turn! anyways it is awesome i love all the pictures and the details... anyways you prolly already know this... you looks sooooo lovely... your husband is probaly falling head over heels for you all over again!!!

ochikeron said...

wow kym! your photos are perfect like postcards :D i mean, your photographer did a great job!!!

i can't wait to see more pictures!!!

i know there are many things to write ;D

ko0ty said...

Beautiful! You look like a Greek goddess!

Dirt On The Rocks said...

omg hun you look like a celebrity! you're so gorgeous. i'm loving these pictures. you've got one great photographer. also that dress is beautiful!

mimi said...

wow the pictures are gorgeous!!~ (: & congratulations on the wedding! ^^ I love the dress too! (: You & your husband look so sweet together~

Nic Nic said...

you guys make such a stylish couple! very beautiful :)

breakingrumours said...

the pictures are lovely! and you look gorgeous :) in the first picture your husband looks kinda tough XD this is as if its out of a mafia scene ( not that i mean anything bad ) ^^

Maeve Rachel said...

Kym! You looks stunning! I'm so glad your dress turned out how you wanted, it's so beautiful! =D

I've had a similar thing with kids following me around in India but it was def for money then, I always find it's best to give them food though =)

T.A. said...

OMG these photos are beautiful! And you look stunning, I love that you guys went to the P.I. LOOOOVE IT!

Hazel☺ said...

i love the photos!!!! everything is just so perfect!!! :) congrats dear :)

MKL said...

First photo is awesome, I love it. The rest, too :)