Fritzie + Paul’s Happily Ever After!

         It was a cool and windy fall afternoon, and inside the church, there was so much love abound that it warmed up the entire church.          At the altar, Paul, alongside his best man and younger brother, Michael Jay, was all poised and ready to face his wife-to-be. But as soon as he had a glimpse of Fritzie, he couldn’t help hide his emotions – he couldn’t stop his happy tears from falling.          Paul used to serenade Fritzie during their dating years. You heard that right: he used to sing to her and made her fall in love. So naturally, at their wedding ceremony, Paul serenaded his now wife, in front of their family and friends. Everyone was in tears. It was such a beautiful sight. It was love. Fritzie’s happiness and excitement was felt throughout the room while she was getting ready! Fritzie envisioned her first look was going downstairs while her groom was waiting patiently. It came true. The veil ceremony,  symbolizes the oneness of marriage. The cord ceremony symbolizes the unbreakable bond of marriage.         The money dance! A traditional Filipino wedding dance where the newly weds dance and the guests pin money. Fritzie and Paul’s wedding was one to remember. It was classic, traditional, and full of love. Ceremony  | SAINT THERESA CATHOLIC CHURCH Reception  | BELMONT COUNTRY CLUB Dress | LA REVE BRIDAL COUTURE Tux | MENS WEARHOUSE Bridesmaids dresses | DAVIDS BRIDAL Floral, Design and Planning | JAM MANALANG Hair and Makeup | ABBY MINA DJ | EMER LUNASIN AND PHILLIP...

Sarah + Chris’s Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Sarah and Chris’s wedding had them all!          Sarah and Chris got married in an intimate setting at Chris’s church. Everyone was in silence. As soon as the wedding march played in the background, everyone turned around, stood up slowly, waited for Sarah’s grand entrance. Sarah lit up everyone’s faces when she walked down the aisle especially Chris who was just a few steps away. Surrounded by their close friends and family, they tied the knot and promised their love forever. SOMETHING OLD: the handkerchief was Chris’s grandmother’s given to his mom and then his mom gave it to Sarah. SOMETHING NEW: this beautiful Swarovski necklace was Chris’s wedding gift to Sarah. SOMETHING BORROWED: Sarah borrowed her mom’s beautiful earrings. SOMETHING BLUE: it’s Sarah and Chris’s wedding color with a touch of coral.          This watch with beautiful words engraved in the back: “Chris, Every Second I Love You More, Sarah” was a wedding gift from Sarah to Chris. After their solemn ceremony, Sarah and Chris were greeted outside the church by all with bubbles send-off and rain drops! Fun fact: Sarah and Chris’s engagement session in October 2015 was also raining, thus, they used the same umbrella in their wedding! [smile] Happy Family          Another lovely “something old”. This cake topper was passed on from Chris’s great grand parents wedding to them. Amazing! Ceremony  | ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC PARISH Reception  | NATIONAL GOLF CLUB Dress | MAGGIE SOTTERO Hair and Makeup | SHINE, TINA! Cake | MICHELLE’S CAKES DJ | METRO DC DJS (DJ JARROD) *** Sarah and Chris’s...

Lisette + Joel got married in the rain!

Dreams do come true, and for Lisette, hers came true the day of her wedding!          An hour before saying her vows in front of family and friends, Lisette had a big decision to make: to do the ceremony outdoors as planned, or move it indoors. The rain was pouring and there was no sign of sunshine, but Lisette followed her heart and decided to get married with Joel under the rain.           A few minutes before she walked down the aisle, one of the most important people in Lisette’s life surprised her. Her grandmother came! She thought her grandma was not able to attend her wedding – so when she saw her coming, walking down the aisle before her, Lisette became more emotional. It was beautiful to watch.          Lisette walked down the aisle in the rain, with her 17 foot long cathedral veil draped so carefully in the back of her head, flowing down ever so softly, gracefully touching the wet ground, towards the man of her dreams. The rain set a very airy and subtle mood. It was magical! Fun fact, the veil was handmade by her mom!           Lisette and Joel’s officiant was Lisette’s father, who also happens to be their pastor in their church. He started the ceremony with a very positive attitude and said that no matter what the weather brings, the day of his lovely daughter’s wedding was a perfect day! Ceremony & Reception Venue | RUST MANOR HOUSE Floral & Planning | DANNIELY’S BOUTIQUE Dress | LABELLA BRIDAL...

Kendra + Jon

          Kendra was so beautiful in her almost buttoned wedding gown. While surrounded by her lovely bridesmaids, her mom started to sing a very emotional Spanish song which made everyone teary. It was not planned.           Kendra’s mom showed so much affection while she was getting ready. She hugged, kissed and whispered to Kendra so many times and then she slipped a necklace around Kendra’s neck- the same necklace she wore to her wedding many years ago. Everyone was in awe having witnessed that mother and daughter moment.           Kendra and Jon’s lovebirds with a hint of coral to red colors theme showed perfectly on their wedding day. From the bouquet, wedding details, flowers, groomsmen’s ties and vests and the bridesmaids’s dresses were very well thought. Ceremony & Reception Venue | WESTFIELDS GOLF CLUB Dress Store | WHITE SWAN BRIDAL Hair | JENNIFER ERK-REED @ STUDIO 61 HAIR DESIGN Makeup | MAKEUP BY VANESSA Floral | RICKS FLOWERS Cake | AMPHORA BAKERY DJ | BING THE BOOGIEMAN Barber | KYLE THE BARBER Calligraphy (Kendra and Jon’s names on 2 bird cages – detail shot) | MOMMY IN PINK Kendra + Jon’s engagement photos: CLICK HERE Cheers! Jof Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new...

3 Quick Tips For Your Wedding Details

Dear Brides and Grooms,          Wedding details are the storyteller of your wedding day. The smallest detail can make a huge impact to the whole picture! I know you have planned your wedding day for a very long time and with lots of effort, and now you want all the fruits of your labor to be documented! Check out the quick tips below and trust me you’ll be glad you did! Before your photographer arrives in your getting-ready location, be sure to have all the wedding details you want to photographed ready and in place. Find the biggest window in your home or hotel and place these details close to that window. The more natural light you have, the more airy and beautiful the photos will turn out! Most of the time, the jewelry shop where your beautiful rings were purchased offers free cleaning. If not, stop by at your local jewelry store or at the mall near you to give some TLC to your wedding rings before your wedding day! Make sure to let your photographer know well in advance which wedding details you want to be photographed. If you have a list, be sure to send it to your photographer as well! I hope you find this post helpful! Leave your comment below for any question about this topic! More Joffoto Tips:  Click Here Do you want to be one of the firsts to know what’s new with Joffoto? Find the Subscribe box below the blog! Cheers! Jof Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to...

Raspberry Plain Manor

         A couple of weeks ago, I visited Raspberry Plain in Leesburg, VA and took some detail photos of the venue. It was a beautiful place! The mansion, gardens and the surrounding views were breathtaking! During my visit, I met Maria Guerra, Executive Director of RP. She was very nice and very accomodating! We chatted a little about the mansion and it’s premises! As soon as we finished chatting, I started taking pictures and I couldn’t stop! Check out some of the lovely detail photos of Raspberry Plain in Leesburg! The Mansion House The Grand Conservatory The Formal Gardens and North Lawn (secret garden?) The blooming peonies! The mansion backyard The Carriage House The Beautiful Surrouding Check out their website to see more photos and the history of Raspberry Plain! Leesburg, Va Wedding Venue | RASPBERRY PLAIN MANOR Cheers! Jof Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new...