Tag Archives: Bridal Makeup by Cathy Cantada

CPR

12 Mar

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

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

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This was Cathy’s stunning gown by the one and only, Veluz 🙂

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

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Here is Cathy’s hair and makeup team… 🙂

Special thanks to George Aliben from Kiehl’s for doing Cathy’s hair on her big day! 🙂  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 🙂

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Cathy’s beautiful sister and maid of honor 🙂

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Glowing just like the bride, Cathy’s gorgeous mother 🙂

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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!!! 🙂  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! 🙂

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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 🙂  I first met her when I did her makeup for her prom.  Such a smart and beautiful lady, this one.  Then I’d see her one prom after another.  Haha!  Such a heartthrob!  Then it was her grad ball then debut 🙂  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!  I was too excited.  Isha is like a younger sister to me.  And on this wonderful Monday morning in September, I was at her house, reunited with the kindest family, the De Vera’s 🙂

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

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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 🙂  She’s also designing my future sister-in-law’s gown.  Can’t wait!

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Love the color of these Kate Spade shoes 🙂

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

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Smile, Isha 🙂

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

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Isha and Liza with my handmade dolls 🙂 AWWWW, priceless photo 🙂

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Beautiful Inya and Liza 🙂

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It’s almost time 🙂

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

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Isha’s ride has arrived.

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It started to rain but no worries 🙂

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Isha and her bridal team 🙂

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One last shot before leaving for the Church 🙂

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

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Teacher Kit

2 Nov

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View from the hotel room 🙂 Wonderful morning indeed!

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

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 🙂

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

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Beautiful bouquet… Love the color.

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Almost done with makeup 🙂 Photographed by Nice Print 🙂

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Teacher Kit and the morning sun 🙂

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Teacher Kit’s pretty sister and Maid of Honor 🙂

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Beautiful Mother of the Bride 🙂

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Gorgeous sisters 🙂

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Sleeping Beauty 🙂

Me and glowing, Teacher Kit 🙂

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Me and the beautiful teachers of The Learning Jungle! 🙂  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 🙂

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Til we meet again, Teacher Kit! 🙂  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! 🙂

Lindsay

21 Oct

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June 14, 2014 was Lindsay’s big day 🙂

(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.  And we clicked instantly 🙂

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Here is the beautiful bride, Lindsay, pure sunshine 🙂

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And here is her adorable little sis, Margaux 🙂

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And of course, the gorgeous mother of the bride! 🙂

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

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Here is a beautiful photo taken by talented photographer, Lisa Llarena 🙂

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

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Ria

19 Sep

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Here are snippets of one of my beautiful February brides this year 🙂

Her name is Ria 🙂

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Wedding preps were in Makati Shangrila Hotel 🙂

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My portable studio already set-up.  Thank you so much for assisting me that day, Ham 🙂 I think that’s your hand seen in the mirror.  Haha!  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 🙂  Such an elegant beauty.  Makeup is done.  Ria just wanted something very fresh and natural for her wedding 🙂  I used neutral colors on the eyes with a thin liner on the top lids.  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.  She wanted a loose, low side bun 🙂

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Almost ready to change into her beautiful gown.

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Ria was a stunning bride, indeed 🙂

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Thanks again for trusting me to do your makeup on your wedding day, dear Ria 🙂

You looked so radiant that day!  Wishing you and Philip all the best!  🙂

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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 🙂

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

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Here were Isabel’s beautiful bridesmaids helping her get ready 🙂

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I need to do yoga again.  I want arms like Isabel’s.  Haha! 🙂

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Isn’t she lovely??? 🙂

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

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Isabel was glowing inside and out.  She was a stunning bride! I loved her bouquet, too 🙂

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Thank you, Isabel, for such an easy, breezy day!  Good vibes all around! 🙂

Congratulations once again and thank you for making me part of your wedding preps.  Truly a pleasure 🙂

Til we meet again 🙂

 

Kristina: A February Bride

28 Aug

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It was a beautiful Saturday morning on the 8th of February this year 🙂

(I know, super late post… Hehe!)

It was Kristina’s big day!  Her wedding preps were in Acua Verde Beach Resort in Batangas 🙂

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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! 🙂

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

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I love beach weddings.

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Congratulations once again to one of my beautiful February brides, Kristina! 🙂

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