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Imagine walking down along an entryway adorned with pale blooms and tiny lights glimmering from above. At either side are wine barrels as tables and rustic chairs, all placed in the midst of lush greenery. As a wedding guest, it is impossible not to be fascinated with an elegant garden-themed wedding. Yet for the bride, her dress is one of the things that matter most on her Big Day. From detailed embroidery to delicate lace, Francis Libiran’s latest bridal gown and suit collection are perfect for garden weddings.

Garden wedding of Bea Soriano and Eric Dee, styled by Jo Claravall. (Photographs from Bea Caisip)
Wedding of Isabelle Daza and Adrian Semblat. (Photographs from Pat Dy)

Celebrating love and beauty

Among Filipino society, many couples have tied the knot outdoors in a garden-themed wedding. Four years ago, Sunnies Face Co-Founders Bea Soriano and Eric Dee’s wedding trended for its sophisticated rustic garden wedding. Jo Claravall transformed Antonio’s Tagaytay into a dreamy garden with a beautiful twig arch, festoon light bulbs, luxurious chandeliers, wine barrels, and bouquet in pastel hues.

Isabelle Daza and Adrian Semblat also exchanged their “I do’s” in Tuscany, Italy. The entire styling of the church and the reception that followed featured beautiful floral arrangements and hanging lights. There was also a vignette of the spouse’s memorable experiences. A string connected these photos and were hung around the wooden fence of the venue. It was certainly a celebration of the beauty of love.

The latest bridal gowns feature delicate fabrics. (Makeup from HG Studios and Photograph from Studio 629)

Delicate silhouettes

Having a wedding outdoors like Isabelle and Bea allows brides to let natural light highlights their exquisite gowns. For this year’s bridal gown collection, Francis unveils ethereal creations. It features an extensive range of embroidery. From chiffon, A-line, to tulle, the dresses exhibit the eye and talent of the international designer for creating unique silhouettes. What further adds luxury are the varying fabrics and detailed embroidery in pale hues. These evoke a beautiful dream-like effect, a mark of a Francis Libiran creation.

Although the Filipino designer has executed his vision on the dresses, brides can customize it. This allows them to fulfill their dream gown, especially if they want to align with a garden theme. Francis’ latest collection was shot in Narra Hill, one of the beautiful locations for a garden wedding. At the shoot, Amante Fleurs provided beautiful blooms to render a wedding scene complete with the cake of Naked Patisserie and shot by The Wedding Narratives.

LEFT: simple yet elegant bridal gown and gray suit and tie for the groom. RIGHT: detailed embroidery gives an exquisite appeal. (Makeup from HG Studios and Photograph from Studio 629)

Beyond weddings

Francis Libiran Bridal offers beyond bridal gowns and suits. The eponymous brand creates entourage gowns, lingerie, robes, and accessories. New and loyal clients will certainly find their dream piece at the luxurious brand, especially that it has launched a ready-to-wear collection at Greenbelt 5.

Scroll below to see more of the garden-themed bridal gowns.

To book an appointment, email [email protected], contact 3584731 or 09175069922.

(Makeup from HG Studios and Photograph from Studio 629)
(Makeup from HG Studios and Photograph from Studio 629)
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