Understated Elegance

Wedding Editorial

There is beauty in subtleness. The charm of simplicity always conquers extravagance. The intention is not to impress but to radiate effortless elegance. I’m a big admirer of such and all things natural.

When I conducted my first wedding photography workshop at the beautiful Henry Hotel last October 6th and 7th, I was set to produce a Bridal Editorial that exudes “Understated Elegance”. The shoot was made possible with the collaboration of some of the talented suppliers in the wedding industry.

Here are some of my favorite photographs I took on that day.

bride and breakfast
jaja samaniego
Some people are just pure magic. 
delightful miss joyce
vatel manila

What can I say when all of my words belong to you?

jaja samaniego
the letter studio
blue trumpet events
the letter studio
bride and breakfast
You are a lot of things.

And I love every single one of them.

blue trumpet
blue trumpet events
vatel manila
the delightful miss joyce
jaja samaniego


I know, we do not know what is ahead but maybe that’s the fun part.

the henry hotel
henry hotel
jaja samaniego
The best of me I must say, when I am in your arms

And you are mine.

jaja samaniego

And in the end it was the beginning. Again, we knew it was love.

Photography: Jaja Samaniego
Creative Consultation: TASTEFVL by Bride and Breakfast
Venue: The Henry Hotel
Set Design: Blue Trumpet Events
Wardrobe Stylist: Aira Franco
Hair & Make up: Gery Penaso
Custom-made gowns: Von Lazaro
Bouquet and flowers: Vatel Manila
Cake: The Delightful Miss Joyce
Invitations: The Letter Studio
Jewelry: Denovo Diamonds and Twin Princess Gems
Coordination: Toni Gozum

 | Gowns: Teena Sabrina Tan | Shoes: Carmelletes, Chancellor | Tuxedo: Boy Kastner Santos| Bowtie: Tieline | Special thanks to Jowell Mariano, Adrian Ardiente and Yosef Ramos


Words: Cleo Wade

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