It’s an honor, not to mention a challenge, to shoot a fellow wedding photographer’s wedding. Despite being Hong Kong locals, Jon and Merryl chose Boracay as the picture perfect backdrop for their beautiful wedding, riddled with inspiring details and bathed with tons of God-given golden sunlight.

Easily one of my most memorable shoots in my favourite island in the world, perhaps in a way like you’ve never seen before.

Wedding Venue: Shangri-la Boracay Resort and Spa | Wedding Coordination: Amanda Tirol of Boracay Weddings | Bridal bouquet and entourage flowers: Spruce Floral Designs | Ribbons: Frou Frou Chic | Calligraphy: The Fozzy Book | Letterpressed Invitations: Printsonalities | Bride’s shoes: Badgley Mishka | Groom’s suit: Furama | Makeup: Pong Niu | Hair: Roger Calalas | Special thanks to Janna Mendoza Simpao and Bride and Breakfast

j lucas reyes italy wedding from jose villa workshop

A taste of what’s to come from my unforgettable, life-changing experience at the Jose Villa Italy Workshop.

If there was a wedding that I simply couldn’t compare to anyone else’s, bar none it would be Joed and Allan’s ‘spiked’ wedding. A fierce mashup of unconventional ideas, honest-to-goodness emotions, and personal style, this wedding truly rocked the idea of doing-your-own-thing.

Groom’s Suit & Bride’s Evening Gown: Francis Libiran | Bride’s Wedding Gown: Pronovias | Groom’s shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Hair and Makeup: Mayone Bakunawa-Balbarin | Styling: Gideon Hermosa | Flowers: Vatel Manila | Videography: Daniel Lei Studio | Cakes: Joy San Gabriel | Coordination: Jets and Rhona Canaan Celebrations | 1st Reception Emcee: Mallory Ferrer-Cosio | 2nd Reception Emcees: Ramon Bautista & Tado | Music: 3rd Avenue

Two years after her memorable email to me, it was the best time to finally meet her. On her wedding day, as their photographer! Vanessa and Gerard’s wedding was a splendidly lovely affair filled with incredible light, tears, laughter, and much love. I’ve always thought I’d only see a laid back, magical garden ceremony somewhere in the hills of Napa Valley or Sonoma County, only to discover one unfolding here right in the middle of the hills of Antipolo.

Flowers and Ceremony Styling: Vatel Manila | Bride’s Gown: Vera Wang | Groom’s Attire: Zara Man | Videography: Cinemaworks | Catering: K by Cunanan | Location: Eastwood Richmonde Hotel and The Mango Farm