Time flies fast! Our wedding day is lurking on just the next page of the calendar. Now is the perfect time to share with you our save the date pre-wedding teaser. 🙂 The video shoot by Photogenics Studios took place in the top three locations we chose in Subic: El Kabayo Stables, Subic Bay Yacht Club, and Morong Beach. We had been having discussions and advance planning sessions with our videographers months before. I’m really happy that everything turned out well and even better than we imagined. My sister took behind-the-scenes photos using my camera for documentation.
Louie and Roch: Save the Date Pre-wedding Video Shoot in Subic Bay, Olongapo City
The Video Team
With tons of experience in shooting engaged couples, Photogenics Studios is composed of pros who are seasoned experts when it comes to capturing great moments in action in the best places particularly around Subic and Olongapo. They are not only knowledgeable in the city’s prettiest spots, but they also know pertinent information, like the best way to access each location and the poses that work best in every spot. Together with Photogenics, we worked with our vision in making sure that our unique story and personalities shine through the prenup video seamlessly.
Wushu choreography was arranged by my wushu master and one of our primary sponsors for the wedding, Shifu Arnold Buenivaje of Philippine Mingsheng Wenyang Sports Association. We had an hour of training to finish and accomplish the double broadswords form for the shoot.
The Styling Team
Wardrobe styling was done in collaboration with Styling by Melangé. Louie and I got three outfits each complete with props and accessories. Sizes, colors and design concepts of our costumes were planned out a week before the shoot. We were asked to send pictures of our pegs. Styling by Melangé team gave us advice, managed the rest of the details, and provided us with more options that exceeded our expectations. Everything was well taken care of, which saved us the hassle of worrying about which clothes to wear or thinking about what goes well with this and that. We just had to bring our own shoes. Loved their service overall!
The Hair and Makeup Team
My supportive and loving sister did my hairstyle early in the morning for the first part of our video shoot. I did my makeup myself and my mom handled the other necessary preparations. In the afternoon, Jaja Flores’ team came to get my hair and makeup done. We aimed for both an elegant and natural style. Jaja, the makeup artist, and Jamela, the hair stylist, helped create two looks that ensured the feeling of confidence for the rest of the day.
Top 3 Locations in Subic for the Pre-wedding Video Shoot
El Kabayo Stables
At El Kabayo Stables, the main features that enhance the ambiance are the majestic trees amid beautiful grounded dotted with flowering plants, quaint stables surrounded by the rainforest, horses grazing in the background, and the rustic elegance of a white clubhouse. This is a great venue for engagement photoshoots, prenuptial videos, anniversaries, weddings, and many more. We stayed here for four hours.
Address: El Kabayo Road, Binictican, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales
Contact nos: (047) 2521050 / 09989647895 / (6347) 2521050 / 2528494
Subic Bay Yacht Club
We rented a moving yacht from Subic Bay Yacht Club and enjoyed the sea breeze while doing the prenuptial shoot. It was too sunny and windy though, so keeping my hair tamed and presentable and my eyes properly open were quite a challenge. In any case, Subic Bay Yacht Club is a paradise with safe harbors and pristine flat waters. Among tourists, it’s a vacation destination with elegant design. The yacht was huge. The video team and my family went on board for a short cruise. The experience was fantastic!
Address: Rizal Highway Corner Burgos St Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Rizal Highway, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Subic Bay
Contact number: (047) 4990695
Morong Beach lies on the Southern side of Subic. We took the SBMA route since it’s the fastest way to get there. We caught the sunset and were upbeat to give our best to create some romantic and cheesy scenes. Luckily, it did not rain that day. We proceeded as planned and the result was an amazing story of triumph for the whole team. 🙂
I love outdoor locations and natural light. All these three places won our hearts easily as we were surrounded with the beauty of nature. We’re very excited and we look forward to see the full version of the pre-wedding video that will be presented during our wedding reception on our big day. 🙂 Thanks to everyone who helped and contributed efforts in making the teaser! Our official wedding day hashtag is #RochChoosesLouie2017.