Published in Metro Weddings Magazine, 2012
Be it crazy, classy or cool, colorful weddings are always exciting for everyone. Meet three wedding planners who can make colourful wedding dreams come true with flair and style.
Gideon Hermosa: Events Studio
From weddings to corporate occasions, Events Studio has it covered. As the proprietor of this company, Gideon is hands-on and it’s easy to see his passion and vision through the unique touches he adds to the weddings he has handled, like Marc Kenn Fortanilla and Feb Robles’ Moroccan-themed wedding. Bursts of aqua blue and purple brought their day to life. “I added other rich and jewel colors to compliment the motif, such as gold-bronze, orange, fuchsia, ruby red, emerald green, and more. Intricate Arabian patterns were also used. We also added gems, rhinestones, Moroccan lamps, candelabras and stained glass,” Gideon shared.
Being a relatively young wedding planner means that Gideon can take to unusual themes quite readily. For example, Dohdoh and Tetchie De Leon’s Avatar inspired wedding last June 2011. “Since the theme was Avatar, I added some elements from the movie such as huge mushrooms, giant flora, vines, huge leaves, the tree of life, wild flowers, and tiny lights on the backdrop to add some magical effects.” The result was a dramatic meld of the cinematic and ethereal.
Ernest Pascual: Bespoke Manila
Ernest personally crafts themed invitations, give art direction to the florists, and even braves Divisoria to find the best bargains for reception décor. He’s been dubbed The Details Diva, a title given by a satisfied bride. “She had a lot of ideas in her mind but needed someone to pull off everything – consistently, and exquisitely. After her wedding, I think she was so blown away that in her thank you note to me, she addressed me as the Details Diva. She was also part of this online forum and wrote an evaluation/rating of my services, which co-suppliers and clients read and picked up.”
His Detail Diva-ness is readily seen in weddings such as that of Norwelle and Gen, who wanted something ‘Light and Airy’. Hot air balloons became the focal point for their 2012 wedding, with blue and yellow as the main colors. Graphic elements were consistently used on the invitations, menu cards and napkin rings. Yellow papier–mâché numbers were used as table numbers, and Ernest incorporated glittered ribbons, buttons and lace trimmings to decorate the candle holders and place cards.
For Andrew and Abi’s Tagaytay wedding last 2011, he helped illustrate their love affair with wine using lilac and plum, while their tables were named after the various wines they enjoyed. “Escort cards were placed on wine corks. Real grapes were made part of the centerpieces. Bejewelled bracelets acted as napkin holders, and added on the tables were repackaged white chocolate pretzels with the phrase ‘We tied the knot.’” It’s fun and quirky elements like these that illustrate Ernest’s creative and conscientious eye.
Henry Pascual: Event Stylist
Henry is something of a pioneer, having been in the wedding industry for a decade. “When I first started out doing weddings the concept of ‘styling’ was alien to most brides, and I had to slowly introduce how to make a wedding celebration more heartfelt, intimate and memorable by creating an overall mood and feel.” His experience and dedication have helped him establish an excellent reputation, and his clients’ input is encouraged and valued. “I try to collaborate with the couple, make sure their personality comes through and not just the elements I want for them.”
Henry has managed to pull off a Bollywood wedding, complete with dancers. “The colors were in bold jewel tones of ruby, sapphire, emerald, cobalt, teal. We incorporated gold as accent color to make it more ornate and lavish.”One of the dangers with colorful weddings is that they can come across as too bold. Henry’s advice is, “When using colors, you have to have a clear grasp of what you want, otherwise it can come off as tacky and overboard. As in everything, editing is key. Try to have a clear-cut vision of what you like and edit, edit, edit!” He’ll be launching a brand new website soon, which is definitely something to look forward to.
The following Wedding Stylists can be contacted through the following:
Gideon Hermosa: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0928 722 3945 for more information.
Ernest Pascual: Check facebook.com/Bespokemanila1 for more details. Email email@example.com, or call 09175215447 to schedule an appointment. Note: Photos from his weddings were by Mimi and Karl de Leon of Fotogra Weddings.
Henry Pascual: Call 0917 323 7921 or check out his current website, http://henrypascualeventstylist.blogspot.com/