Wedding In September

A wedding is a monumental event, a triumph of love and a vision of joy, when two hearts are joined as one. Here we glorify that blissful occasion with a visual collection. This is a marriage of photographs I selected  from the works of Joey Manalaysay Robles, Charvin Torne, Rosvic Castro , and Choobie Albia; classic lines from Literary Greats; and Haute Couture by the multi-talented Fashion Designer Extraordinaire DON CRISTOBAL.

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photo by Joey Robles

” It’s September, and a calmness and a sweetness seem to fall. Over everything that’s living, just as though it hears the call “  ~ It’s, September, Edgar Albert Guest

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photo by Joey Robles

” How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight. “
~ Sonnets from the Portuguese, Elizabeth Browning

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photo by Joey Robles

 ” Happiness.It comes on unexpectedly.And goes beyond, really, any early morning talk about it.” ~ Happiness, by Raymond Carver

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photo by Joey Robles

 ” O, then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do;”~ Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

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photo by Charvin Torne

 ” The wine of Love is music, And the feast of Love is song: “
~ Wine Of Love, James Thomson

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photo by Charvin Torne

” A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing. “
~ from Endymion, John Keats

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photo by Charvin Torne

 ” Her mouth, from whence wit still obligingly flows,
Has the beautiful blush, and the smell, of the rose. “
~ Sylvia, Sir George Etherege

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photo by Choobie Albia

 ” Dreams of the summer night! Tell her, her lover keeps. “ ~ Serenade, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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photo by Choobie Albia

” Let the vow of this day keep itself wildly and wholly spoken and silent, surprise you inside your ears;  Sleeping and waking, unfold itself inside your eyes
Let its fierceness and tenderness hold you , let its vastness be undisguised in all your days.”  ~ A Blessing for Wedding, Jane Hirshfield

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photo by Choobie Albia

” But tell of days in goodness spent, A mind at peace with all below, A heart whose love is innocent! ” ~ She Walks In Beauty, Lord Byron

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photo by Rosvic Castro

 “She’s happy, with a new Content- That feels to her-like Sacrament-.” ~ She’s happy with a new content, Emily Dickinson

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photo by Rosvic Castro

Love, all alike, no season knows nor clime,
Nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.”
~The Sun Rising, John Donne

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photo by Rosvic Castro

” If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were lov’d by wife, then thee.”
~ To My Dear and Loving Husband, Anne Bradstreet

                 WEDDING IN SEPTEMBER , BEHIND THE SCENES

It was a sunny weekend when I got invited to an open shoot for photographers by fashion designer Don Cristobal. The venue was at the historical Paco Park in Manila. It was actually my first time in that place, so I got really excited despite the fact that I only got a few hours of sleep. In fact, too excited and in awe that I actually never felt sleepy or tired during the whole shoot!

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Behind every photographer is an i-phone clicking!

Everyone was exceedingly nice and welcoming even if all are too busy preparing,walking in and out the dressing area and the photographers going around the venue to get the perfect spot to shoot, Mr. Cristobal, ( who is fondly called Don or sir Don ) and the DC Team ( Don Cristobal Team) are all in a fuss like doing the styling, retouching the makeup , preparing the food, or holding the reflector. Good thing I still managed to have a friendly chat with a few of them including the models who looked radiant in their Don Cristobal creations. It was amusing to note that I wasn’t able to notice some of the team who were candidates from the recent DC Universe Pageant, they looked totally different without the costumes ( but still looking good in their true selves ) ! Well, save for Andrew Jardenil ( DC Universe 2015  title holder) who I immediately recoginzed, thanks to a dozen of his FB posts hehe.

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Beneath the heat of the sun, is an ongoing busy scene of a mixture of glamour and painstaking activities.

Everyone was as professional as they can be even on midday which was really hot at that tome. But no matter what, I guess it is innate for artists to get things done while one is still full of ideas and vigor while enjoying his or her passion. And after several hours and more than a hundred shots later, everybody’s done. We packed up while in anticipation to see the grrrrreat photos of the day!

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Fashion designer Don Cristobal was very hands on during the shoot.

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Photographers at work.

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It’s a mix of work and fun!

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Dressing room scenes with the DC Team and models.

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Top L-R: bridesmaids Caren Retamar Braun and Camille Sedar; the bride Catherine Almirante. Below L-R: with the very bibo ring bearer Justin Jacob Echano,and groom Ivan Daryle Francisco; Jacob charming the bridesmaids.

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Top left-right: My ID for the shoot, with MUA Nestor Nazareno; Middle L-R: With MUA Andrew Jardenil, and photographer Charvin Torne; Below L-R: With designer Don Cristobal, photographer Charvin Torne, and models Camille Sedar, Caren Retamar Braun, Ivan Daryle Francisco, Catherine Almirante, and Ella Bacani.

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With fashion designer Don Cristobal, and his muse of the day Catherine Almirante – 2nd runner-up Ms. Global International 2014.

Thank you to Don Cristobal, the photographers, models, and the DC Team!. 🙂

Credits:
designer/stylist : Don Cristobal  –  https://www.facebook.com/dondoncristobal?fref=ts
asst. stylist : Nestor Nazareno –  https://www.facebook.com/nestor.nazareno.52?fref=ts
hair and makeup:
Andrew Jardenil –  https://www.facebook.com/andrewjardenil?fref=ts
Jovit Sanguyo –  https://www.facebook.com/jovit.sanguyo?fref=ts
Archie Vergara –  https://www.facebook.com/archie.vergara.3?fref=ts
Emerson Viel Labay –  https://www.facebook.com/iloveyouviel?fref=ts
Rj Garcia –  https://www.facebook.com/rjgeorgegarcia?pnref=friends.search

photographers:
Joey Robles –   https://www.facebook.com/yeojrobles?fref=ts
Charvin Torne –  https://www.facebook.com/charvintorne?fref=ts
Choobie Albia –  https://www.facebook.com/chiriko.fernandez?fref=ts&ref=br_tf
Rosvic Castro   https://www.facebook.com/rosvic.castro?fref=ts

models :
Catherine Almirantehttps://www.facebook.com/catherinemarie.almirante?fref=ts
Ivan Daryle Franciscohttps://www.facebook.com/justinryle.francisco?fref=ts
Caren Retamar Braunhttps://www.facebook.com/caren.r.braun?fref=ts
Camille Sedarhttps://www.facebook.com/camillejasminesedar?fref=ts
Ella Bacanihttps://www.facebook.com/ella.bacani.1?fref=ts
Louella Pasionhttps://www.facebook.com/mel.justinianoperez?fref=ts
Justin Jacob Echanohttps://www.facebook.com/acohcy.marose
organizer : DC Team Manila
location: Saint Pancrius Chapel, Paco Park, Manila
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