Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

‘Perya’ is a Filipino term referring to the carnival fair that usually happens during town fiestas. It is derived from the Spanish word ‘feria’. There is something magical about shooting in a ‘perya’ with vintage dresses and balloons, something very colourful and romantic about it. Maybe it’s all the childhood romantic stories that we read.

These photos give us the impression that this couple has been there before, and that they are walking through the place with flashbacks of their previous visit playing in their heads.

Vatel Manila: “We didn’t think twice about suggesting to Bonnie and Neptune about a shoot at a local ‘perya’ – they were just the right couple for the concept! It was perfect, too, since their wedding theme was ‘Small Town Fair’!”

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Vatel Manila: “We just love the idea of shooting at a local ‘perya’ so when Bonnie and Neptune asked for location ideas, we didn’t think twice about suggesting this – they were just the right couple for this concept!

“It was perfect as well, since their wedding theme was ‘Small Town Fair’! They really scoured the metro for a small traveling carnival and they found one right in the heart of Antipolo City. The couple didn’t bother to shoot at other locations, which goes to show that if you know what you want to shoot, you don’t really need an alternative.”

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

BONNIE & NEPTUNE {Philippines}

Photography by Daniel Lei Studio / Concept and Styling by Vatel Manila / Hair by Anthony Segun / Makeup by Allen Gyan / Location Antipolo City