Khristian and Glaiza | Garden Wedding

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Everyone has their dream wedding, and one of the most popular is a garden wedding. However, some brides have difficulties in finding and planning for a garden wedding in the Philippines. Nonetheless, with the right team (a.k.a your husband or wife), you’ll find the right venue for your big day. We’ve come up with our top reasons why you should go for a garden wedding and how to plan it.  

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Why Choose a Garden Wedding?

Ceremony Options 

A garden wedding provides a lot of ceremony options, especially outdoor locations. However, if you choose to have an indoor ceremony, it’s best to find a place that can accommodate all your guests.

All-in-one Venue

Having a garden venue also allows couples to hit two birds in one stone - you get to have your ceremony and reception in one location. This isn’t just convenient for you and your guests, but it’s also a great way to save on your big day.

Minimal Decoration

The view and the venue itself is part of your decoration. You don’t have to add a lot of flowers or backdrop as the site provides an all-natural warmth on your special day.

How to Find the Best Garden Wedding Venue?


Similar to any aspect of your wedding, the budget must be the first thing that you should consider when scouting for a venue.


Once you’ve both agreed on a budget, the next thing to consider is your guest list, specifically, how many guests will you be having? Make sure that the venue you book can accommodate your guests to avoid any troubles on your wedding day.


Talk to your wedding planner before you start booking any of your suppliers. Their years of experiences can definitely help you find the venue you want.


Regardless if you’re on a tight budget or not, ask for the venue inclusions to help you cut cost.

What are Garden Wedding Ideas?

Full Bloom

Just like Khristian and Galiza’s wedding, garden-style weddings are often filled with flowers - from the cake to the tables.

All Greens

A botanical-inspired garden wedding is also one of the best and most refreshing ideas every bride should consider.

Forever with Vines

Using vines as the main decoration for your reception and ceremony is a great way to add style to your aisle or even as table centrepieces.

We hope this post helps! Share your garden wedding or ideas on the comments below!

Photo: Stories by J. Estore 
Video: Tibo Martinez, Tibo Martinez Videography 
Hair and Makeup: Ramona Ventura 
Coordination: Shekai Lasmarias, Bash Grandeur Weddings and Events 
Flowers and Decoration: The Creatives by: Jong and Cling 
Bridal Gown: Klevin Bartolaba 
Suits: Ica Vargas 
Location: The Malasag House

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This was my first time to tell the story of a couple from my lens and it was a whirlwind of emotions - anxious, nervous, and everything else rolled into one. However, with the help of my ever-supportive partner, we did it. From gardens to empty spaces, we're able to share Ail and Fitz' love for one another and that's why we highly recommend that our couples should have a prenup photo session. 

Regardless if you don't have a budget for makeup, clothes, and extravagant locations, your love will shine through - trust us, because we know. In this session, our bride let her friend do her makeup and yes, it's possible not to bring a glam team for a shoot and she bought her dress at a thrift store. Everything will definitely fall into place if you work with people who are passionate about their craft. 

Please do not think that we are against an all-glam prenup session as we've also worked with some of the best suppliers in the city and awesome clients for glam prewedding sessions. My point is, couples, you can have a prenup photoshoot without all these things - all you need is to have and hold each other. It's important to remember and enjoy this moment, cliche it may sound, because it will be one of the best and most memorable day or days before you officially tie the knot. 

So, don't hesitate to go for a DIY pre-wedding shoot. Let's start planning, check out our page for more details and send us a message: Stories by J. Estore or you can also text or call us at +63 920 866 26 78.

DIY Pre-Birthday Shoot

Nowadays, parents want to immortalize every first in the lives of their kids, and photographers are here to help you do that. However, we should also consider that you don't have to break the bank to do this. 

Moms and dads, getting an affordable photographer in Butuan City or in your city can do magic to your DIY styling and decorations. Remeber that the most important part of these types of milestones is that you and your kid or children enjoy the process while creating long and lasting memories - regardless of how laidback the shoot is. 

An example of a DIY photoshoot one that we did a few months back was with Marco. His mom bought some props for the shoot and, voila, we had a cute pre-birthday shoot! Check the highlights now!

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