Thursday, March 28, 2013

Wedding attire in the Philippines

So here is the only proper outfit shot that I got the entire time I was away. The humidity was too much for me to try and compose myself for a shot. I rarely brushed my hair or wore any makeup but here I am in my wedding attire. I picked this dress up in New York on my first visit to Forever 21. This pretty dress was only $22. I've kept it, waiting for the right time to wear it. So Joan & Karl's Wedding  on the beach was the perfect occasion. 

I planned to let my hair hang naturally but it got so hot that I eventually chucked it all up. Dark eyes and nude lips for a dramatic fresh look and I wore my fave purchase from green and yellow geometric earrings. No shoes cause I left them on the beach. The hat was a necessity because of the heat and sun. We were lucky enough to capture the last few moments of the sunset. 

What's your ideal beach wedding look?

Big Love,

Falala Mele

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Joan & Karl pt. 1

On the 8th of March my sister and I boarded a plane to Manila. After spending  a night in Manila we boarded another plane and boat to find ourselves on the island of Boracay. I took the time off work to witness the union of Joan and Karl. These two high school sweethearts have been together for 10 years and I have always admired how these two dream big dreams together.

I swear the older I get, the more I notice friends and family 'fall into line'. They work hard, they buy nice houses and they grind away at the grind but they forget to dream. To go for something more or to want something that may seem foolish to others. It's such dreaming that inspires hope and a drive that reminds us that you are living for more than just the weekend.

I met Joan through my two cousins Sia and Dasa many years ago when we were frequently hitting the local clubs on a Saturday night. I have always admired her style and class. She is genuine and kind and she pulls off chic like no other. Flawless makeup and effortlessly put together. I knew her wedding would be just the same.

Thank you Joan and Karl for giving us the best reason ever to visit the beautiful Philippines. Your wedding was beautiful and everyone was all the more richer for sharing it. I wish you all the love, happiness and prosperity your hearts desire. Be blessed and keep dreaming.

Asya Premier Suites hosted the wedding. Joan and her family organised everything. Her dress was made in the Philippines and it was truly exquisite. It's really hard to explain the beauty of it so if you would like to see a short video please watch it HERE.

Stay tuned for Karl and Joan part 2. I'll share more photos then but I wanted you to see how beautiful the couple looked on their special day.

Big Love,

Falala Mele