Tag Archives: Bridal Makeup by Cathy Cantada

Claudette

21 Apr
Another wonderful highlight for 2020 is the wedding of one of my bestfriends, Claudette. Clauds and Peter got married last January 17 and it was one of those days that I did not want to end. I got to spend the entire day with my high school barkada, got to celebrate and witness the beginning of Clauds’ and Peter’s new life together as husband and wife, AND we got to wear sneakers all day! Thank you, Clauds, for those shoes that are now one of my faves to wear! Haha!

Sharing with you some snapshots by NQ Modern Photography.

And here are some snapshots I took right after we did Clauds’ hair and makeup. Clauds’ hair was styled by one of my faves, George Aliben. Thanks so much, George, for the vavavoom hair!!! I also chose to use my Huda Beauty Nude Eyeshadow Palette on Clauds’ eyes plus lashes from Bohktoh to bring out her beautiful eyes even more.

Clauds has flawless skin so I just added bronze highlighters on her cheeks. I love Laura Mercier’s Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder. What I used on Clauds was No. 5,
Medium to Deep.

This photo pretty much sums up the entire day. I love this photo of Clauds so much. I don’t remember what we were laughing about exactly but I felt so much love and joy all around! Wish we could go back to this day and just celebrate Clauds’ and Peter’s wedding all over again. That was a wonderful day indeed.
Also special thanks to our dear friend, the super talented, Maureen Disini, for designing all our gorgeous gowns. These are my beautiful high school besties: (starting from the left) Dom, Angela, Clauds and Isabel. We are missing our other bestie, Emma, who celebrated with us through FaceTime in Sydney. Hahaha!
Can’t wait to give you a big hug, girls!!!
Looking forward to that day. Love you all.

CPR

12 Mar

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It was a beautiful Saturday morning in Angelfields, Tagaytay.Β  This was the morning of the 11th of October 2014.Β  Angelfields truly is a beautiful venue for garden weddings πŸ™‚

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It was Cathy and Brian’s big day! πŸ™‚Β  We arrived in Angelfields and we could already feel everyone’s excitement.Β  Good vibes indeed πŸ™‚

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This was Cathy’s stunning gown by the one and only, Veluz πŸ™‚

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And here is our beautiful bride, Cathy! πŸ™‚Β  Makeup, check! Hair was still being set in this photo… Haha!

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Here is Cathy’s hair and makeup team… πŸ™‚

Special thanks to George Aliben from Kiehl’s for doing Cathy’s hair on her big day! πŸ™‚Β  Super love!!!

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Here’s a sneak peek at what George did with Cathy’s hair for the second look at the reception πŸ™‚

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Cathy’s beautiful sister and maid of honor πŸ™‚

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Glowing just like the bride, Cathy’s gorgeous mother πŸ™‚

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And here she is ready to say I do.

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Thank you so much for trusting me and George to be part of your big day, Cathy!!! πŸ™‚Β  It was such a pleasure being part of your journey.

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Wishing you and Brian all the love and happiness in the world! πŸ™‚

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Isha

13 Dec

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Last September 8, 2014 was the wedding of one of my favorite and sweetest clients, Isha πŸ™‚Β  I first met her when I did her makeup for her prom.Β  Such a smart and beautiful lady, this one.Β  Then I’d see her one prom after another.Β  Haha!Β  Such a heartthrob!Β  Then it was her grad ball then debut πŸ™‚Β  I remember I was almost about to give birth during her debut but I really didn’t want to miss that day.

I was so happy and excited when I found out she was engaged and that she wanted me to save the date to be her makeup artist for the wedding!Β  I was too excited.Β  Isha is like a younger sister to me.Β  And on this wonderful Monday morning in September, I was at her house, reunited with the kindest family, the De Vera’s πŸ™‚

I was also so excited to see my handmade crocheted dolls in Liza’s room! πŸ™‚Β  Liza is Isha’s beautiful mom who adopted two of my Googlees.Β  Awwww, thanks so much, Liza πŸ™‚Β  They’re so lucky to be in such a beautiful home πŸ™‚

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What a stunning bouquet with this very special locket.

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Check out the details of Isha’s gorgeous gown by the very talented, Kristel Yulo πŸ™‚Β  She’s also designing my future sister-in-law’s gown.Β  Can’t wait!

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Love the color of these Kate Spade shoes πŸ™‚

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Here’s our bride, Isha πŸ™‚Β  Makeup done.Β  Thank you so much to RJ Dela Cruz for doing Isha’s hair πŸ™‚ Thanks for assisting also, Mike! I love working with you guys! πŸ™‚

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Smile, Isha πŸ™‚

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Our view while doing makeup πŸ™‚Β  Special thanks to my makeup assistant that day, Patricia Layog! πŸ™‚Β  Always fun having you around, Patricia!Β  Here she is finishing up Isha’s little sister Inya’s makeup.

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Isha and Liza with my handmade dolls πŸ™‚ AWWWW, priceless photo πŸ™‚

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Beautiful Inya and Liza πŸ™‚

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It’s almost time πŸ™‚

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I just couldn’t stop taking photos of Liza with my dolls πŸ™‚ Haha!!!Β  Thanks so much for posing with them again, Liza. Hihihi… *kilig*Β  You look so fab! πŸ™‚

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Isha’s ride has arrived.

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It started to rain but no worries πŸ™‚

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Isha and her bridal team πŸ™‚

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One last shot before leaving for the Church πŸ™‚

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Thank you so much, Isha, for making me part of every important event in your life πŸ™‚Β  You and your mom have always been so kind to me and every time I see you both, it’s like nothing has changed!Β  Cheers to this new and exciting journey called marriage.Β  I look forward to seeing you and your mom again πŸ™‚Β  See you soon, Isha! πŸ™‚

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Teacher Kit

2 Nov

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View from the hotel room πŸ™‚ Wonderful morning indeed!

It was an early start for hair and makeup last September 6, 2014 πŸ™‚Β  I really don’t mind waking up in the wee hours of the morning.Β  It’s so peaceful knowing almost everyone is still asleep πŸ™‚

Our wedding preps were in Manila Hotel, one of my favorite hotels, and the bride was one of my favorite preschool teachers at my son’s previous school, Teacher Kit πŸ™‚

Teacher Kit was my son’s very first teacher.Β  Damien Crow was about two years old and he couldn’t speak yet.Β  So there was a time when he would bite his other classmates when he would get frustrated.Β  This was our biggest issue at that time.Β  Haha!Β  Thank you for your patience, Teacher Kit! πŸ™‚

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Beautiful bouquet… Love the color.

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Almost done with makeup πŸ™‚ Photographed by Nice Print πŸ™‚

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Teacher Kit and the morning sun πŸ™‚

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Teacher Kit’s pretty sister and Maid of Honor πŸ™‚

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Beautiful Mother of the Bride πŸ™‚

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Gorgeous sisters πŸ™‚

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Sleeping Beauty πŸ™‚

Me and glowing, Teacher Kit πŸ™‚

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Me and the beautiful teachers of The Learning Jungle! πŸ™‚Β  I miss you guys so much! Haha! (sad laugh!)

You all look fabulous, Teacher Rina, Teacher Nat and Teacher Dez!!!

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Special thanks to the team, RJ, celebrity hairstylist, and Patricia, assistant makeup artist πŸ™‚

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Til we meet again, Teacher Kit! πŸ™‚Β  Thank you for making me part of your big day and also a million thanks for being an important part of my son’s preschool years! πŸ™‚

Lindsay

21 Oct

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June 14, 2014 was Lindsay’s big day πŸ™‚

(I forgot my camera so all these photos were just taken using my iPad and Iphone)

I met Lindsay and her family during her engagement party about a year ago before their wedding.Β  And we clicked instantly πŸ™‚

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Here is the beautiful bride, Lindsay, pure sunshine πŸ™‚

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And here is her adorable little sis, Margaux πŸ™‚

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And of course, the gorgeous mother of the bride! πŸ™‚

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Lindsay, all set to leave for the Church πŸ™‚Β  Special thanks to one of my favorite hairstylists, RJ Dela Cruz, for doing everyone’s hair.Β  Great job as always, RJ πŸ™‚

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Here is a beautiful photo taken by talented photographer, Lisa Llarena πŸ™‚

I love this photo and I loved doing makeup on these gorgeous ladies.Β  Thanks again to the Ngo family for making me part of this happy day!Β  Til we meet again πŸ™‚

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Ria

19 Sep

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Here are snippets of one of my beautiful February brides this year πŸ™‚

Her name is Ria πŸ™‚

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Wedding preps were in Makati Shangrila Hotel πŸ™‚

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My portable studio already set-up.Β  Thank you so much for assisting me that day, Ham πŸ™‚ I think that’s your hand seen in the mirror.Β  Haha!Β  My NTL airbrush machine is ready as well as my favorite palettes and loose powders from Shu Uemura.

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Here is the bride, Ria πŸ™‚Β  Such an elegant beauty.Β  Makeup is done.Β  Ria just wanted something very fresh and natural for her wedding πŸ™‚Β  I used neutral colors on the eyes with a thin liner on the top lids.Β  I also chose a light shade of pink for her lips

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Thank you so much, Miss Helen, from L’oreal Professionel for doing Ria’s hair.Β  She wanted a loose, low side bun πŸ™‚

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Almost ready to change into her beautiful gown.

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Ria was a stunning bride, indeed πŸ™‚

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Thanks again for trusting me to do your makeup on your wedding day, dear Ria πŸ™‚

You looked so radiant that day!Β  Wishing you and Philip all the best!Β  πŸ™‚

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My Yogi Bride: Isabel

3 Sep

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It was a beautiful Saturday morning at the Manila Peninsula Hotel last February 15, 2014 πŸ™‚

Gorgeous and flawless yoga teacher, Isabel, was getting married that day! πŸ™‚Β  I first met Isabel during a photo shoot for Metro Weddings Magazine.Β  She was one of the brides that were featured and we clicked instantly.Β  Thankful for that day we met! πŸ™‚

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Here were Isabel’s beautiful bridesmaids helping her get ready πŸ™‚

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I need to do yoga again.Β  I want arms like Isabel’s.Β  Haha! πŸ™‚

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Isn’t she lovely??? πŸ™‚

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One of my favorite hairstylists to work with is George Aliben for Kiehl’s πŸ™‚Β  Here he is attaching Isabel’s veil.Β  Thank you, George!

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Isabel was glowing inside and out.Β  She was a stunning bride! I loved her bouquet, too πŸ™‚

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Thank you, Isabel, for such an easy, breezy day!Β  Good vibes all around! πŸ™‚

Congratulations once again and thank you for making me part of your wedding preps.Β  Truly a pleasure πŸ™‚

Til we meet again πŸ™‚

 

Kristina: A February Bride

28 Aug

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It was a beautiful Saturday morning on the 8th of February this year πŸ™‚

(I know, super late post… Hehe!)

It was Kristina’s big day!Β  Her wedding preps were in Acua Verde Beach Resort in Batangas πŸ™‚

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Special thanks to my wonderful assistant makeup artist that day, Ham! I miss you!!!

You were such a big help, thank you, Ham! πŸ™‚

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The bride all dressed up and ready to go…Β  I made the makeup very fresh and natural with some bronzer on the cheeks, perfect for a beach wedding πŸ™‚

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I love beach weddings.

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Congratulations once again to one of my beautiful February brides, Kristina! πŸ™‚

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Mycel

10 Apr

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My very first bride for the year 2014, Mycel πŸ™‚

How gorgeous are these flowers?!

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Choices, choices πŸ™‚Β  The sketch at the back was drawn by the bride herself.Β  Awesome πŸ™‚

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My work station for the day πŸ™‚

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Hairstyling by one of my favorite hairstylists ever.Β  RJ Dela Cruz, my sissy πŸ™‚

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Hair and makeup, check!

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The mother of the bride is glowing, too πŸ™‚

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Stunning and glowing bride, Mycel πŸ™‚ #nofilter.Β  Hehe πŸ™‚

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Mycel’s bouquet πŸ™‚

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Almost ready…

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Mycel, opening a gift from her fiance πŸ™‚Β  How sweet! πŸ™‚

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Big hugs to my super beautiful bride, Mycel! πŸ™‚

Thank you for the opportunity to be part of your big day! πŸ™‚

Hope all is well with you guys! πŸ™‚

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Rica

7 Apr

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Here are some photos of one of my December brides last 2013, Rica Yulo πŸ™‚

Check out her beautiful wedding gown by the one and only Rajo Laurel πŸ™‚Β  Some of the details of Rica’s gown were taken from her mom’s wedding gown.Β  Soooo beautiful πŸ™‚

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Rica’s super cool hat was made by Mich Dulce πŸ™‚

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I loved Rica’s bouquet…

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The beautiful bride πŸ™‚

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The beautiful mother of the bride… Love her πŸ™‚

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And the beautiful maid of honor πŸ™‚

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Congratulations again, Rica and JC πŸ™‚Β  Thank you for making part of your big day!Β  Was truly happy to be part of it! πŸ™‚

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Wishing you all the best! πŸ™‚

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