After-party ready

PLANNING for a wedding is tough work, scouting for caterers and meeting with florists, checking out swatches and making sure the invitations are sent on time. Lots of running around and panicking—that once the big day comes around, the bride (that is if she hasn’t transformed to a bridezilla) and her entourage deserve the break to just party the night away for a job well done.

ALL SET. The bride and the maid-of-honor all set to walk down the aisle. Gowns by Hanz Coquilla.
ALL SET. The bride and the maid-of-honor all set to walk down the aisle. Gowns by Hanz Coquilla.

In a styling project conceptualized by AJ Airraveche, he envisioned two DIY after-party looks that you can easily replicate. Doing away with the formality of gowns, he put together ensembles are just as neat, chic and elegant.

ALL RIGHT IN ALL-WHITE. The bride’s entourage deserves a break to party the night away for a job well done. But what to wear?
ALL RIGHT IN ALL-WHITE. The bride’s entourage deserves a break to party the night away for a job well done. But what to wear?

“Keep it fresh and simple. Forget the frou-frous and just focus on one accentuating feature per outfit,” he advises.

CASUAL AND CLASSY. A simple strap top matched with an accentuating floral lace skirt. Both by Yiqing Yin.
CASUAL AND CLASSY. A simple strap top matched with an accentuating floral lace skirt. Both by Yiqing Yin.

He toned the makeup to be as natural as possible, and chose hair styles glam enough for the ceremony and reception, and at the same time are casually chic for whatever fun that comes right after. (FSE)

Credits:
Photographer: Junmar Sprite G. Dulosa
Stylist: AJ Airraveche
Hair & Make-up Artist: AJ Airraveche
Assistant: Zeke Sullano
Models: Steffi and Crystal Abersaturi
Gowns: Hanz Coquilla
Casual: James Pisara and Yiqing Yin of Asto Group
Locale: Circa 1900

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