Directed by : Raphael “Fiel” Jamil Pranga
We’ve been around the world for the past seven years and we could definitely say that Philippines still has one of the best eye popping and breathtaking views we’ve ever had the opportunity to gaze upon. With our enthusiastic team, energetic co- suppliers and very adventurous charming couple we were able to pull off one of the most scenic storytelling save the date videos. Rambling words might not be enough or even sharing you the video won’t match up the feeling, so let us welcome our guest blogger for this post for we know there’s no better person to describe the experience than the soon to be bride herself..Kim Gerolaga.
Kim and Teng Save The Date : Our Journey from Mayad Studios on Vimeo.
“Rice terraces are often seen in textbooks and postcards and it is ‘something’ to see them in person. Seeing it isn’t just one thing, experiencing it is quite another.
Experiencing Batad requires the very first step, commitment, as it will literally demand almost a day of bum-numbing rides, a brutal trek that will make everyone huff and puff and ounces of pain as its end product. The second step depends on how you’ll enjoy your journey and how you’ll appreciate the experience.
With pathways only wide enough for one person to pass, unpaved roads, steep drops of 5 or more feet in some places and countless steps of up-down-up, the whole trip was exhilarating and exhausting at the same time. Yet every ounce of pain is just worth it when you see the brilliant view of the rice terraces from the very top of the mountain – a view that has been carved by our ancestors for the whole world to appreciate. It’s beyond stunning!
It would be a lie if we’ll say that the experience was difficult. Truth is, it was near horrible. In spite of this though, we cannot hide the fact that we actually enjoyed it. It wouldn’t be such an experience if without the hardships. We were such a young fool to give out the comfort of our home for the Batad experience. But it was a reminder for us that in spite of how fast world is moving nowadays it would still best to slow time down sometimes, be taken by a secret world and definitely fall in love once again.” – Kim
Check out her blog as she talks about her suppliers and some behind the scenes. click here.
About Mayad: “From planning to execution to post-processing, Mayad never fails to amaze us. Everything has to be done perfectly – from the easiest frame to the most dangerous stunts!…..” – Kim
Directed by Kristopher “King” Caldera
Koh Samui Thailand
“you are now husband and wife” these are just words of affirmation of uniting two hearts in front of God and their loved ones. Despite years of preparation or even months to some, one way or another there will always be something that will not go according to plan and usually raises the question “are you ready for anything?”
Like any relationship it will never be all peaches and rainbows. There are rollercoaster rides or zigzag roads that might be set upon on your journey to forever and then the question again is brought up “are you ready for anything?”
Hilda and Sam were ready for anything for the set backs, the ups and downs of life down to the wedding details. But came the wedding day, sunshine appeared before them, loved ones celebrated with them and they had each other holding hands, professing their love. Based on what we have witnessed, they are more than ready. Watch our latest heartwarming video shot in Koh Samui for Hilda and Sam as they reach to our hearts with Anything and Everything.
Hilda and Sam : Anything and Everything from Mayad Studios on Vimeo.
Directed by: Carmela Dy Hubag
Photographer : Mangored
Make Up Artist : Gery Penaso
Hair : Renz Pangilinan
Gown : Camille Garcia
Stylist : Tipping Point Collective
“I, take you, for my lawful wife/husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and health, until death do us part.”
They say the most important part of a wedding ceremony are the vows. They are promises to each other, that despite all the trials, one must remain true. For this is declared before family, friends and God. Check out Brian and Jhoana’s vows and find out how they swam with the current but stood like a rock for their love. Enjoy!
Jhoana and Brian : To Have and To Hold from Mayad Studios on Vimeo.
Directed by : Raphael Jamil Pranga
Koh Samui Thailand
We travel everyday searching for purpose, with hope that each step could lead us closer to our future. Sometimes we find what we are looking for in a strange place but to others, home is where their heart is and it is where they find comfort, answers and love. We look for something all our life and in the end, we might realize that all we needed to do was to step back and see that we could have looked at the bigger picture of the masterpiece. Destiny seems farther when we fight it but when we let go, it does wonders.
Witness how our next couple found love in each other’s arms and how destiny made a stand. Be touched as we present to you Cath and Clark’s Back To You. Enjoy!
Cath and Clark : Back To You from Mayad Studios on Vimeo.
Through the years, we have experienced a lot of ups and downs. Our road to where we are now was not always smooth. Despite this rollercoaster ride, we’ve managed to survive, adopt and embrace every life changing moment and we have YOU all to thank for.
For our anniversary special, we will feature one of our most recent SDEs. Everything about this particular wedding just fell into place. From the chosen suppliers, to the ideal 2pm wedding ceremony, touching personal vows, choreographed first dance, enough time for pictorials, very charming, cooperative and loveable couple..everything was just pure bliss. But more than that, what made this video special in our hearts is simply because it represents and embodies just plain simple and pure love. No need for more drama, they just had to let go, to trust, to have faith and to love. Witness our Mayad Studios 7th year Anniversary Special Feature, Joyce and Carlito.
Directed by : Kristopher King Caldera
Wedding Planner : Rita Neri
Photographer : Pat Dy
Make Up- Mickey See
Gown : Veluz
Joyce and Carlito : Anniversary Special from Mayad Studios on Vimeo.
To everyone who joined us, partied with us, worked with us and embraced all life changing moments with us – Thank you and we are eternally grateful for your love and support.