[REI RAÑA WEDDINGS] BENNY & FARRAH

Posted in Real Weddings by REI RAÑA, REI RAÑA BRIDE, REI RAÑA GROOM, REI RAÑA WEDDINGS on October 5, 2012 by ionlywearreirana

BENNY ADOREMOS & FARRAH OSIO
September 28, 2011
Fernwood Gardens – Quezon City
*bridal gown & groom’s suit by Rei Raña

photographed by Kenneth Pornillos (KEN PORNILLOS PHOTOGRAPHY)

the groom is a good friend since high school and neighbor back in my hometown…the bride is a schoolmate in college…the couple first met way back  in grade school…

 

***for bookings & inquiries please contact 0916 311 0165***

[REI RAÑA BRIDE] CATH PIOSCA

Posted in Real Weddings by REI RAÑA, REI RAÑA BRIDE, REI RAÑA WEDDINGS on February 18, 2012 by ionlywearreirana

MARTYN EVANS & CATH PIOSCA
September 17, 2011
San Agustin Church
Intramuros, Manila
*bridal gown by Rei Raña

photographed by SMARTSHOT STUDIO

I met Cath through her college friend who happened to be her wedding coordinator as well. I have been exchanging e-mails with her coordinator / friend for several weeks until we finally set a date for our meeting.

Since day one she already had her eyes set on a full lace semi mermaid cut gown…no bead works and no fancy detail…

Stretched spanish lace was the best choice for her because the material hugs her petite body frame…and so I created a semi mermaid cut gown in full lace with sweetheart neckline…a chapel train added more elegance to her final look…

To give the dress a little twist, I created a detachable blouson that will be worn at the church ceremony and will be taken off at the reception to give her a second look…

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[REI RAÑA BRIDE] RIZZA GONZALES

Posted in REI RAÑA BRIDE on January 11, 2012 by ionlywearreirana

MIGUEL ONG & RIZZA GONZALES
August 20, 2011
St. Francis of Assisi Parish
Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City
*bridal gown & entourage gowns by Rei Raña

Photographed by PETER MARQUEZ

Rizza was a referral by my fabric supplier…and she is my youngest bride to date. With barely a month left before the wedding, we’ve decided on a design that is workable within the time frame given…a tube ball gown with lace bodice and patching…

She opted for a simple design and cut but will make her feel and look like a princess…french lace bodice with a sweetheart neckline & a galaxy tulle skirt were here choice…

a 7 yards long veil of illusion tulle completed the bride’s look…

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[REI RAÑA BRIDE] NADIALYN PAPA

Posted in REI RAÑA BRIDE on October 4, 2011 by ionlywearreirana

MARVIN MONTEZA & NADIALYN PAPA
September 16, 2011
The Village Patio
Sikatuna Village , Quezon City
*bridal gown by Rei Raña

Photographed by THE EVENT SHOOTERS

Nadia found me via a wedding forum website…and booked right away during our first meeting…

She wanted a simple wedding dress for her garden wedding…she wanted something flowy and covering her arms and belly…

I made her a white high multi chiffon empire cut, off shoulder gown with ruched bodice and french lace one shoulder strap detail…

Nadia is another “no fuss” bride…as simple as her personality she also wanted something simple on her big day…just a flowy floor length gown and none of those long trains, heavy skirts and too much beading…

A 7 yards long veil of frosted illusion tulle to top her final look…

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[PRE NUPTIAL] BENS & KATH

Posted in PRE NUPTIALS by REI RAÑA on September 13, 2011 by ionlywearreirana

BENS & KATH
Pre Nuptial Photoshoot
Shot on location in Singapore
*Kath’s prenup dresses by Rei Raña

photos by NOEL SALAZAR (Imagine Nation Photography)

Kath is another client from Weddings at Work who is based in Singapore…we started communicating back in March 2011 and asked me to do her entourage and prenup dresses…

Since her wedding is in 2013 we started working on her prenup dresses first…

The first dress inspiration she had was the Elie Saab gown worn by Mila Kunis at the 2011 Oscar Awards…

Kath particularly love the detail of the top as well as the color so I made her a gown that is close to her inspiration but not showing off too much skin (as her fiance does not like revealing clothes…)

Combination of chiffon and french lace in lavender is what this dress is made of…

Another dress i made for her prenup is a little pink tulip dress with black lace trimming detail on the shoulder…

She just wanted something girly…light…summery… something that compliments the location of the shoot…

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[PRE NUPTIAL] BERNARD & KRISLYN

Posted in PRE NUPTIALS by REI RAÑA on September 1, 2011 by ionlywearreirana

BERNARD SANTOS & KRISLYN HUANG
Pre Nuptial Photoshoot
Shot on location in Mahogany Farm – Pampanga
*Krislyn Huang’s prenup dress by Rei Raña

photos by Bobby Delos Santos (Redfox Photography Philippines)

Krislyn is another client via the wedding forums…she initially inquired via email about prenup dresses and eventually gave me a phone call at 10:30 in the evening…maybe because of too much excitement she wanted to come over to the shop that very moment we spoke on the phone, but since it’s already late in the evening we scheduled it on another day…

When she came over to my “shopartment” she already had an idea on how she wants to look in her prenup photos…she wanted something vintage & classic…taking inspiration from style icon Audrey Hepburn…

she also wanted something practical and convertible so that she can still wear the dress on other occasions…

so we came up with a convertible 1960’s inspired dress…something that she can wear in the office (matched with a blazer) and just put on a little something if she’s going out on a date with her husband or night out with friends…

a pencil cut, high neck and low back dress in blue gray taffeta for the main piece…and a detachable A Line skirt to give it a second look…

the Mahogany Farm in Sta. Rita, Pampanga became the perfect background for this amazing shots by photographer Bobby Delos Santos…

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[PRE NUPTIAL] SAM & VIOLET

Posted in PRE NUPTIALS by REI RAÑA on August 2, 2011 by ionlywearreirana

SAMIR ELRAYS & VIOLET LUCASI
Pre Nuptial Photoshoot
July 21, 2011
Shot on location at Camp John Hay & Session Road – Baguio City
*Violet Lucasi’s pre nuptial gowns by Rei Raña

photos by POD Studio Productions (San Fernando City, La Union)

I met Violet through the referral of my client who is set to get married on December 2012…when she contacted me and asked me to do her prenup and wedding gown it was less than 2 months before her wedding day (57 days to be exact)…our first meeting was in my shop with her sister who happend to be her wedding coordinator as well…

Admittedly, she told me that she is not a girly – girly type of girl…she’s more of the athletic type (she used to be a football player in Ateneo) so it’ll be a bit of a challenge for me to dress her up in gowns…however, she already had a clear vision of what she wanted for her gowns…

She asked me to do 4 gowns for the most important event of her life…2 prenup gowns, dinner reception gown and her wedding gown (will blog about the reception dinner & sunrise wedding ceremony on my next post)

It is obvious in her name that her motif is violet – african violet according to her…

The first prenup gown i made was a purple / plum organza ballgown with pleated detail on the bodice…she was like a princess dressed up for a ball and ready to meet her prince…

And since the theme of the wedding is Mediterranean (wedding ceremony took place in the magnificent Mediterranean – themed Thunderbird Resort in Poro Pt., La Union), another prenup gown I made her was a Grecian – inspired convertible gown…

The outer dress when removed turns into a cute, little and “naughty” white dress…

Camp John Hay and Session Road in Baguio City were the perfect background for this lovely couple’s engagement shoot…

***for bookings & inquiries please contact 0916 311 0165***