Archive for ‘R&B Celebrations’

March 13, 2012

Celebrations: Joan’s Debut

I can’t believe I’ve forgotten to post about this! It’s been so long…but anyway, never late than never, right?

Remember this pre-debut photoshoot we did? Here’s the main party and how the sweet 18 came to be!

Colorful! Shiny beaded necklaces were given away as souvenirs for the Mardi Gras/Carnival themed debut.

Look at that cake! Just perfectly purple & green. And see that huge red chair? That’s Joan’s throne for the night!

Since the party was held in Fiamma Bar, seems fit to have cotton candy & mini pin-wheeled vodkas for everyone to munch & take home. To complete the carnival theme, mini fireworks adorned the cocktail tables while the ceilings were covered in festive christmas lights.

There you have it lovelies!

Venue & Catering: Fiamma Bar, Jupiter St. Makati
Decor & Planning: Ruffles&Bells
Photography: Dennis Joseph Navarro Photography & S. Chansiy Photography
Videography: 16th Memories
Photobooth: Pixmore Photobooth

June 14, 2011

Joan’s Pre-Debut Shoot

Step right up! The festivities shall continue! Today is all about the pre-debut shoot for the debutante-to-be. Since the theme is mardi-gras/carnival, we head out to the Mall of Asia (MOA) for the entire day to get both morning & night shots.

Good thing, MOA has a carousel by the bay walk so the whole venue became our playground. Plus its free!

Wwe will be featuring our tandem photographers, of course!

S. Chansiy Photography

Dennis Joseph Navarro Photography

Pretty pretty photos! Stay lovely everyone!

June 13, 2011

DIY Carnival Invites

Happy Queen’s Day everyone! And a Happy Monday of course! This week it’s going to be about R&B’s projects for the first quarter of 2011. I haven’t really had the time to compile everything so having this Monday off is just perfect timing.

First off, we had the honor of hosting a Mardi Gras/Carnival-themed 18th birthday at Fiamma Bar last January. Remember this mood board I posted before? Well, we had put out these multicolored invites for all of her guests.

Pretty colors, don’t you think? The concept is somewhat like an enlarged admit one ticket.

The envelopes are like vintage popcorn bags. I wasn’t able to find the red & white stripes so I just settled for the white one. At least it shows off the color of the invite from the inside.

Here’s what you need to create these festive invites:

– Multicolored/Metallic boards
– Vellum paper (for the envelopes)
– Scissors/Paper cutter
– Printer
– Gold strings (for the tag)

Oh, how can I forget about the fonts! I chose mine from Magic Jelly’s collection of her favorites carnival fonts here. The best about it is some of them are free from Enjoy!

More photos to come, so stay tuned this week!


January 12, 2010

Celebrations: Little GJ No More

I have never had my own debutante ball so this is something interesting for me. Seeing the preparations come into order has always been something I look forward to in coordinating events. Especially since this is a themed celebration, details are important. Every detail has to fit the concept.

To start with, GeeJay decided to have a themed debut: Upper East Side/Gossip Girl. The design concept was to introduce Gossip Girl & peach (motif color) into most of the details.

The invitation was based on one of Gossip Girl’s posters, designed by sister of the GeeJay’s sister’s friend. Cool, right?

The cake was an adorable cupcake tower adorned with black & baby pink girly details like lipstick, handbag & gowns.

Instead of the traditional table number, each table was named after series’ locations calligraphed on cutout cardboard skylines. Each entree and dessert were named after episode titles (templates can be downloaded here) . The dessert was just heavenly (especially the lemon bars & the chocolate mousse)!

Three kinds of mocktails were also served based on Blair, Serena & Chuck’s personalities (receipes below). Yes, they are just mocktails! These were served with laminated coasters of XOXO & kiss mark designs. Guests were also provided with markers so they can write their dedications on the back of the coasters.

There was also no traditional host in this party. The program script was customized and pre-recorded by one of GeeJay’s sister’s close friend, Francy. And believe me, her voice was just perfect for the role!

The intro goes like this:

“How to be a Debutante in New York: A Gossip Girl Checklist in Becoming 18. High heels to go with your perfect dress. Cocktails for sharing with great friends. And the perfect party worth buzzing about. In the end its all about the princess turning into a queen. And here on the upper east side, you must have the style to match the crown. Let’s see how our little GJ will do now that the spotlight’s on her. Come out come out your majesty. Your humble servants are waiting.”

Happy 18th birthday GeeJay!

Mocktails: Chuck Bass (coke, grenadine syrup & maraschino cherry), Serena Van Der Woodsen (7up, lime juice & pineapple spear) & Blair Waldorf (7up, orange juice & grenadine syrup)
Catering: La Comida Catering
Dessert bar: Baked by Chelo
Cake: Frupcakes Cupcakes
Balloons: Shairish Balloons
Photobooth: The Snaparazzi Company
Photo & Video: RNG, Schulz Aaron, Dennis
Stage Design + Equipment: Stagetech

Thanks also to Louie, GeeJay & family!

XOXO Everyone.

August 12, 2009

Celebrations: Io’s 7th Birthday

A child’s 7th birthday is usually celebrated here in the Philippines as a major event. The reason behind I’m not sure but I’m pretty certain that no child is going to complain having a big birthday bash at any age, right?
Maui, my officemate, decided to throw a big Luau party for her daughter Io instead of their original plan of going to Hong Kong. This was also the first time I’ve experienced organizing an event…!

We had to handmade about 100 leis for the guests.

Photography: Schulz Aaron