Style Weddings

The Dress and The Road Less Traveled

December 28, 2015

I had a dream. To wear an off-white strapless sweetheart trumpet gown on my big day. And that dream was made to life and made even more beautiful by Veejay Floresca, with her magic touch and some hand-sewn floral appliques. It would be a shame to wear it only once! Added a brown belt and a turquoise ring for a rustic feel, I was trash-the-dress-ready.

This being so close to my heart, it had to be set in my hometown, Bacolod City and the beloved historical city of Silay. And because I’m practically a junkie for graffiti walls, street food and run-down buildings with the Negrense smiles gleaming in the background, I wandered the streets like no one’s business. Lucky me, the  brilliant team of Midori Moon was there to seize the day.

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A Trash The Dress is an amazing way to showcase your gown once again (in my case before I can probably no longer fit in it), show off your personality with whatever theme you decide on, and simply, just to have fun. And it was heaps of fun, indeed!

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Photography: Midori Moon. Gown: Veejay FlorescaHMUA: Carlos Durana and Rouel Camingawan.

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