Top 3 Out-of-the-Box Wedding Invitations

Most wedding invitations in our collection represent the elegance and tradition that Printsonalities has been proud to espouse. Having been trusted most recently by Pasig City Rep. Roman Romulo and Valenzuela City Coun. Shalani Soledad with their full classic wedding invitation suite, we are very proud that the brand has, through the years, championed the taste and sophistication that most soon-to-wed couples are looking for.

In fact, our most popular designs belong to our classic, letterpress and luxe collections. Some of these include John & Jackie’s, Alvin & Genevieve’s, Himer & Pinky’s, Jayson & Joyce, among other designs. This only tells us that the classic wedding invitations are here to stay, appealing even to this generation’s young and modern couples.

But do soon-to-wed couples ever ponder, “What might be the invitation designs that are not yet done? Not yet seen?”

We now present to you three of the very few couples who braved to be different, who dared to change the rules to follow their own, who come-what-may achieved what they wanted for their own invitations, producing never-been-done and never-been-seen wedding invitations that people have come to love.

They gave not only a touch of themselves in these invitations, but their own uniqueness as a couple, and these wedding invitations are what we now call as out-of-the-box, out-of-this-world unique invitations creatively and imaginatively conceptualized and executed.

Never mind it was difficult (since it was our job to make it happen), never mind it was laborious, never mind it was non-traditional. What matters is that:

They had it their way.

Let’s one by one take a look at our all-time top 3 most unique wedding invitations:

1. Ryan & Judy Ann

It’s not just the native raffia shoebox that makes this wedding invitation out-of-the-box, but also the witty, casual Filipino wordings and the right pair of slipper that went with the main invites.

“The artistic and rather unorthodox side of the couple became very evident in their wedding invitation. Their concept was very non-traditional and non-conformist. How often would you receive an invitation bearing a slipper which you would be asked to bring to the reception for you to wear? Also, since they wanted a secret, private wedding, they wanted their invite to sound like how they talk, so even without their names on the cards, the guests knew it was their wedding,” shared Printsonalities co-owner and managing director Chiw Bailon.

“Eto na ‘to.. Inuman na! Punta kang nakaputi.”

Who puts a line like that in a wedding invitation?

2. Mark & Jolina

It’s not everyday that we design an invitation in the form of a 28-page scrapbook. Mark and Jolina’s scrapbook wedding invitation put together their love story through their personal mementos replicated in its pages. Although Jolina has also been known for her adorable penchant for arts and crafts, Mark also had his remarkable share of creative and hands-on involvement.

Mark and Jolina Scrapbook Wedding Invitation

“Right from the start, they knew what they wanted. And initially, they asked us if we could make a scrapbook. And I thought, ‘we haven’t done it before’, but we agreed. Mark and Jolina were very relaxed, personal and hands-on, and throughout the whole process, it was like a team effort,” narrated Printsonalities client service director Noky Gatmaitan.

Every font, every color, every detail – everything was a product of their keen artistic predilections, and with us, they were able to make it happen.

3. Jayson & Elaine

They could have just asked for a design with a cherry blossoms pattern and it would already be fit for a Japanese zen-themed wedding. But Jayson and Elaine had something better in mind. They had an origami wedding invitation.

“When you think of an origami invitation, what comes to mind is that there might be an origami embellishment or origami add-on that goes with the main invite. But for Jayson and Elaine, the invite itself was an origami”, related Noky.

What we came up with was an origami lotus flower. What’s interesting about this was the guests must be able to solve the puzzle to see the RSVP and location map page in the petals’ front and back panels. It did come with instructions though

“They wanted it to be interactive. They wanted their guests to have fun with it, to play with it.”

Couples like them, who have the wildest, out-of-this-world and never-heard-of ideas for their wedding invitations are assured that their dream wedding invitation can come true with Printsonalities’ full customization prowess.

For more invitation samples, please click HERE.

Baguio: To Be Wed Among the Pines

Thinking about getting married in Baguio City?

Around 6-8 hours north of Metro Manila is this small city nestled in the mountains of Benguet province. Baguio enjoys a year-round flow of local and foreign tourists wanting to escape the torrid temperature of the lowlands. It is, however, during the Philippine summer months of March, April and May that the city bustles with sightseers, earning it the monicker “Summer Capital of the Philippines”.

For your guests, the city is chock-full of tourist attractions that have been developed in its century-old history. Families will have endless fun in the American heritage sites, parks, flower gardens, churches and other religious monuments. Food connoisseurs will enjoy the multitude of restaurants, coffee shops, vegetable farms and fresh food markets. For history and culture buffs, there are ethnic Igorot villages, artist communes, bookstores and antique shops. In the month of February, Baguio City hosts the annual Panagbenga Festival, its very own Flower Festival in which the locals celebrate and exhibit beautiful and colorful flowers grown in the city.

All these together, and the rustic fascinating charm you can feel through narrow winding roads, towering pine trees and surrounding bucolic architecture, Baguio has become a dreamed destination for weddings and honeymoons.

Here are some wedding invitations we’ve done for weddings in Baguio City.

A yin-yang of sugarcane and pinecone was the centerpiece of this purple and silver pocketfold invitation. This invitation symbolizes the coming together of two strong forces, entwined and harmonized as one. The couple’s wedding was held in St. Joseph the Worker Parish where Filipino celebrities Aga Muhlach and Charlene Gonzales got married in 2001.

Complete with a save-the-date card, this invitation adorned with a picturesque tree illustration perfectly conveyed the city’s mountainous landscapes. The wedding was held in the majestic Baguio Cathedral also known as Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral.

Besides Baguio Cathedral and St. Joseph in Pacdal, soon-to-weds can also visit and check these churches in Baguio City:

Immaculate Conception Church
Holy Family Church
St. John Bosco
St. Louis University Parish
St. Ignatius Chapel

Baguio wedding reception venues could be at a private log cabin, a rest house mansion for rent, or in a hotel facility, depending on your theme and budget. Nonetheless, you may check these venues where most Baguio wedding receptions are held:

Bell Amphitheatre, Camp John Hay
image from www.campjohnhay.com.ph

Baguio Country Clubimage from www.bridalbook.ph

Destination weddings are fun and memorable especially if everybody can enjoy and appreciate the destination of choice. Planning for an out-of-town wedding can be tricky, but once you dream for it and everything’s properly laid out, a Baguio wedding – be it an intimate garden wedding, a church wedding, or a country-themed wedding – will always remain as a beautiful memory in the hearts of everyone.

Tagaytay: A City You’d Fall in Love With

Aristotle once said, “a great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.”

Tagaytay is one of those great cities you would want to go to for a real escape. It’s a perfect destination for quick and spontaneous getaways when you’re stressed out from metropolitan city life–the hustle and bustle of urban streets, the daily rush in the walkways, and the heavy traffic and unbearable pollution.

This city in the province of Cavite, nestled on the cradles of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano, is arguably one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines. Foreign and local tourists alike can relax over freshly brewed native-grown coffee while relishing the beautiful view of Taal Volcano, all just within a 2 to 3-hour drive from Manila, the Philippine capital. It is a dreamland blessed with a romantic ambiance well suited for intimate gatherings, first dates, honeymoons or even weekend retreats with the whole family. With its cool climate, a breathtaking landscape, enjoyable leisure activities and fancy food stops. Tagaytay is definitely a city worth visiting over and over again.

The charm and romantic mood that Tagaytay City offers has brought about its reputation as one of the best destinations for church weddings and garden weddings. Through the years, Tagaytay has become a favorite wedding venue of Filipino celebrities and influential personalities with the picturesque churches and chapels and a long directory of enchanting garden hotels and restaurants with a stunning view of Taal Volcano.

Below are the most preferred churches in Tagaytay City and in its nearby towns.

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church
Madre de Dios Tagaytay Midlands
Ina ng Laging Saklolo
San Antonio de Padua (Silang, Cavite)
Chapel on the Hill (Nasugbu, Batangas)
Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel (Nasugbu, Batangas)

Take a look at these wedding invitations we’ve done for two Tagaytay church weddings. Both wedding ceremonies took place in Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church followed by a reception at Ville Sommet.

Kristofferson & Claire

A wedding that exudes the elegance of the occasion while emphasizing a Filipino wedding with its bordering abaca layer. Included in this invitation set is a map of their Tagaytay wedding venues.

Arwind & Ivette

The invitation of Arwind and Yvette in 2011 perfectly captures a garden wedding reception in Ville Sommet. It was an elegant pocket fold invitation in silver with pink and white floral and damask patterns beautifying the set.

Whether you’re having an afternoon garden wedding or an evening dinner reception, be mesmerized by the beauty and feel of these wedding reception venues our soon-to-weds prefer the most. Experience the cool Tagaytay breeze, enchanting yellow lights and unique architectural and interior designs of these quaint establishments in Tagaytay City and adjacent towns.

Barangay Neogan, Tagaytay City, Cavite
(+6346) 413-0975 or (+6346) 413-1054
(+63917) 899-2866
(photo from En Route)

Ville Sommet
#5 J.P. Rizal St., Sicat, Alfonso, Cavite
(+632) 551-8940
(+63917) 832-3908 or (+63922) 856-9811

(from Ville Sommet)

Splendido Taal Golf & Country Club
Taal Ridge Road, Laurel, Batangas
(+632) 529-8213
(+63928) 300-5922

(from Weddings at Splendido)

Tagaytay Highlands
Tagaytay-Calamba Road, Tagaytay City, Cavite
(+6346) 483-0820/3657
(+63917) 882-6885

(from Bridal Book)

Taal Vista Hotel
Kilometer 60, Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City, Cavite
(+6346) 413-1000

Hacienda Isabella
Carasuchi, Indang, Cavite
(+632) 726-6485
(+63917) 813-9065

(from Bride and Breakfast)

Tangerine Tango: 2012 Color of the Year

Pantone, a worldwide authority on color, has been forecasting a “color of the year” since 2000. Pantone experts use psychology and studies of color trends of various industries to come up with their choice–a color to complement the spirit of the times.


For 2012, they chose Tangerine Tango. Pantone describes this color as a spirited reddish-orange hue to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward. Orange is a color associated with hope and optimism by combining the passion of red and the friendliness of yellow. “Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it” says Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone’s executive director. This color is expected to be used in fashion, film, art and other industries. It will be no surprise if this vibrant color takes the wedding industry by storm.

Whatever your theme may be Tangerine Tango will have a place in your celebration. Here we’ve gathered a few designs that will show the versatility of this color.

Vicente & Madeleine

This letterpress wedding invitation uses splashes of tangerine to add energy and personality to the subdued design.

Angelo & Joanne
Definitely a color that can hold its own, Tangerine was the only color used in this wedding invitation.  Despite being the sole color used, it effectively gave life to the design and communicated the warmth of the ocassion.

Cebu: Of Majestic Churches and Cebuano Hospitality

Another well-loved wedding destination in the Visayas region is the province of Cebu. Made up of a long, narrow main island and 167 surrounding islands and islets. It boasts of serene lines of pristine beaches and greening nature parks, apart from the metropolitan cities of Cebu and Mandaue.

Its stunning Roman Catholic churches are one reason why Cebu is a favorite wedding destination in the country. Churches here appeal to all tastes, from historic to contemporary. These sites envelope you with a feel of a genuine Filipino celebration; topped off with the notable hospitality of Cebuanos, these churches lets you experience the essence of a Philippine wedding, much more, a Cebu wedding.

Some of the most popular churches in Cebu City include the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño, Archbishop’s Chapel, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Redemptorist Church, St. Therese Parish Church, Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral and Sacred Heart Parish.

Up to this day, this hospitality and fidelity to tradition are signature characteristics of the progressive province of Cebu and is upheld by the Cebuano prime movers, dignitaries and ordinary individuals alike.

Let’s take a look at these remarkable weddings that took place in the beautiful Queen City of the South.

Christopher & Carla

This ornate wedding invitation embodies an upscale wedding at Metropolitan Cebu. The many cards included in this invitation set tell of the hospitality and thoughtfulness of Cebuanos. The week-long celebration included a Despedida de Soltera, A Cocktails Party and a Cebuano Hospitality and Culture Event

Chris and Carla’s wedding, considered as Cebu’s wedding of the year, took place in the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral followed by a reception at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel.

Planning to have your big day in Cebu? Here are some of the favorite hotels in Cebu’s metropolitan area

Shangri-La Mactan Island Resort and Spa
Punta Engano Road, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu, Philippines
(+6332) 231-0288

(photo from Shangri-La Mactan)

 Waterfront Cebu City Hotel
Park Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
(+6332) 232-6888, (+632) 687-0888

(photo from www.edanthony13.multiply.com)

Marco Polo Plaza Hotel
Cebu Veterans Drive, Nivel Hills, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
(+6332) 253-1111

Whether you’re planning for a Cebu church wedding or a Cebu beach wedding, or even just planning to visit just to experience its spellbinding charm, remember to allot time to visit the many places around the province to truly make the best of your stay. Enjoy the wonderful sights and relish the best delectable local dishes.

And if time permits, find the best Cebu lechon (roasted pig) to take home to your family and friends!

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