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That time of year is fast approaching when suddenly it will feel like the whole world has gone wedding crazy, as social media explodes with pictures of freshly engaged couples and the world looks on as they plan their dream wedding with much anticipation.

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The world of wedding planning has grown exponentially over the past few years with the arrival of services such as Pinterest and the entire wedding blog industry, which dedicates so much space to advising brides on everything from the wedding dress, to the rings, to the wedding invitations, down to the tiny details on the reception tables.

But is all of this fun for women? Surely not! After all, it takes two to set the wheels for a wedding in motion. While so much of the wedding industry is designed around grabbing the attention of the bride and is in competition for her wedding dollar, there are many areas of the wedding planning and preparation which require thoughtful and committed decisions from the groom. Marriage only works with great communication and strong partnership, and planning a wedding together is an ideal training ground for making sure the relationship has what it needs to go the distance.

There’s so much to be done for a wedding and so many choices to be made… let’s take a look at them!

The Dress

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Ok, men, we’ll be honest. While your suits are classy and there’s definitely some pressure on you to look great for the big day, nothing comes close when it comes to the importance of picking the right wedding dress. For some women, this is a shopping excursion they may have been dreaming about since they were a little girl, and they might already have a clear idea of exactly the kind of look and style they’re aiming for.

For others, shopping for a wedding dress is a daunting process. There’s a huge range of styles to choose from, taking into account shape, cut, colors, fabric, and silhouette.

A great way to begin is by taking a look online at the current wedding dress trends and saving pictures that stand out to you as dresses you’d like to try on. This will help you to begin to narrow down the styles that immediately catch your eye and the kinds of dresses you’d never wear down the aisle in a million years. Once you’ve spent some time researching like this, it’s time to begin shopping.

Book an appointment with the wedding dress specialists in your area (the boutique stores require appointments so you have enough time and space to examine their dresses without being too crowded). By booking an appointment early in the morning, it’s likely to be less crowded, and the bridal store staff will be fresh and energetic when it comes to helping you try on their range. Bridal store consultants often have years of experience in this area and can listen to your initial feedback as to the kinds of dresses you’d like to explore shape, color and style wise, while guiding you away from dresses which won’t be the most flattering for your body type (which is definitely a consideration most women are making when it comes to what they’ll wear on their wedding day!).

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Before you get too excited by the colors and materials available for you to choose from, focus on the silhouette. Although details are important, the difference between a wedding dress that looks good on you and a wedding dress that’s going to look breathtaking is your choice of the silhouette. This is also where it’s important to ignore the latest trends, and instead, focus on what’s most flattering for you.

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The next area of importance is the top of your wedding dress. Many women get overwhelmed with excitement at the thought of a delicate, trailing hem, but it’s the top of your dress which will be both most noticeable and also will turn up in the majority of your wedding photos.

The irony of wedding dress shopping is the fresh looks and styles which are released every season when in fact, shopping for a wedding dress should have a goal of timelessness in mind. Just take a flip through your parents’ wedding album to see that ‘trendy’ wedding dresses do not stand the test of time. Instead of wearing the latest look to hit glossy magazine pages, focus on finding a dress that makes you feel elegant, sexy, and glamorous.  Mix it up with

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Published Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2017 03:12:00 +0000

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EXCLUSIVE: Bianca Umali on Winning an International Award and Working With Nora Aunor

One look at Bianca Umali and you know that she is all about Pinoy pride. From flaunting her morena skin to donning Filipino-made pieces, she does not shy away from representing her race and culture. Of course, you can also count on her own craft as part of Filipino excellence. At 2024 Jinseo International Film Festival, the Kapuso star took the honor of the Best Dramatic Performance award for the film Mananambal. In an exclusive interview with MEGA Entertainment, Bianca gives us a lookback on her movie experience, her Best Actress outfit, and her bright future with her next project, Sang’gre

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Bianca Umali at the Jinseo Arigato Film Festival

A Shared Victory

“It was an overwhelming feeling of mixed emotions. As an actor, this means the world to me,” the actress begins. “While filming, I just dedicated myself to give more than good justice to my role and make the most out of the working experience with Ms. Nora. Bonus na lang na may makapansin at pumuri sa efforts ko.”

Bianca Umali Jinseo Arigato Festival Best Actress Mananambal Nora Aunor
Bianca with National Artist and Best Actress Nora Aunor for Mananambal

Even in her Gen Z status, the actress is already hoping that her win will inspire the next generations who would like to pursue the same craft as hers. “I dedicate this award to the younger generation of actors as well, especially to the aspiring ones who may face obstacles along the way. I want them to know that their dreams are valid, and with passion, perseverance and the right amount of love and respect for yourself and what you do, anything and everything is possible,” she offers.

A Role of a Lifetime

Perhaps it is Bianca’s consistent and persistent willingness to refine her craft that takes her to greater heights, with recognition just a prefix to her grit. For Mananambal in particular, the actress not only had to play the part but actually look and be it.

Sharing her process, she recounts, “I prepared for it mentally by doing my research about what the life and ways of a true mananambal is. Emotionally, I did personal workshops to build the character and study my scenes. Of course, physically, by growing my hair longer and enhancing my morena skin more for the look of the role.”

Bianca Umali Jinseo Arigato Festival Best Actress Mananambal
Stylist John Paul Dizon worked with Bianca for her looks

During the festival, the actress also exerted her effort for her looks. She reveals to MEGA that throughout their Japan trip, it was only her and her stylist, John Paul Dizon, who collaborated with her ensembles. “He was in charge of my clothing and I was in charge of my hair and make-up,” she shares. “In all the years that JP and I have been working together, what we value the most in our team up is collaboration.”

The Next Bianca on Camera

After the Jinseo Arigato Film Festival, Mananambal has yet to make its Filipino cinema debut. “Iniikot pa sa iba’t ibang film festivals internationally. Pero definitely ay magkakaroon kami ng theatrical release dito sa Pilipinas. Hopefully, by the end of this year,” the Kapuso star says.

Sang'gre Encantadia
The actress plays the daughter of Danaya, known as Terra, in the upcoming series, Sang’gre

Hopping from one project to the next, Bianca is also top billing the next Encantadia series Sang’gre. With fans of the past and today surely on their toes for the series, the actress shares the excitement of the audience. “We have been in the process of creation and taping since November last year. It is a project na pinaglalaanan namin ng napakaraming oras at paghahanda para mapaganda. Hindi na rin ako makapaghintay na makita ng mga tao ito.


Photos and Featured Image: BIANCA UMALI (via Instagram)

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Title: EXCLUSIVE: Bianca Umali on Winning an International Award and Working With Nora Aunor
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Published Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2024 05:39:01 +0000

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EXCLUSIVE: Bianca Umali on Winning a Best Actress Award and Working With Nora Aunor

One look at Bianca Umali and you know that she is all about Pinoy pride. From flaunting her morena skin to donning Filipino-made pieces, she does not shy away from representing her race and culture. Of course, you can also count on her own craft as part of Filipino excellence. At 2024 Jinseo Arigato Awards, the Kapuso star took the honor of the Best Actress award for the film Mananambal. In an exclusive interview with MEGA Entertainment, Bianca gives us a lookback on her movie experience, her Best Actress outfit, and her bright future with her next project, Sang’gre.

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Bianca Umali Jinseo Arigato Festival Best Actress Mananambal
Bianca Umali at the Jinseo Arigato Film Festival

A Shared Victory

“It was an overwhelming feeling of mixed emotions. As an actor, this means the world to me,” the actress begins. “While filming, I just dedicated myself to give more than good justice to my role and make the most out of the working experience with Ms. Nora. Bonus na lang na may makapansin at pumuri sa efforts ko.”

Bianca Umali Jinseo Arigato Festival Best Actress Mananambal Nora Aunor
Bianca with National Artist and Best Actress Nora Aunor for Mananambal

Even in her Gen Z status, the actress is already hoping that her win will inspire the next generations who would like to pursue the same craft as hers. “I dedicate this award to the younger generation of actors as well, especially to the aspiring ones who may face obstacles along the way. I want them to know that their dreams are valid, and with passion, perseverance and the right amount of love and respect for yourself and what you do, anything and everything is possible,” she offers.

A Role of a Lifetime

Perhaps it is Bianca’s consistent and persistent willingness to refine her craft that takes her to greater heights, with recognition just a prefix to her grit. For Mananambal in particular, the actress not only had to play the part but actually look and be it.

Sharing her process, she recounts, “I prepared for it mentally by doing my research about what the life and ways of a true mananambal is. Emotionally, I did personal workshops to build the character and study my scenes. Of course, physically, by growing my hair longer and enhancing my morena skin more for the look of the role.”

Bianca Umali Jinseo Arigato Festival Best Actress Mananambal
Stylist John Paul Dizon worked with Bianca for her looks

During the festival, the actress also exerted her effort for her looks. She reveals to MEGA that throughout their Japan trip, it was only her and her stylist, John Paul Dizon, who collaborated with her ensembles. “He was in charge of my clothing and I was in charge of my hair and make-up,” she shares. “In all the years that JP and I have been working together, what we value the most in our team up is collaboration.”

The Next Bianca on Camera

After the Jinseo Arigato Film Festival, Mananambal has yet to make its Filipino cinema debut. “Iniikot pa sa iba’t ibang film festivals internationally. Pero definitely ay magkakaroon kami ng theatrical release dito sa Pilipinas. Hopefully, by the end of this year,” the Kapuso star says.

Sang'gre Encantadia
The actress plays the daughter of Danaya, known as Terra, in the upcoming series, Sang’gre

Hopping from one project to the next, Bianca is also top billing the next Encantadia series Sang’gre. With fans of the past and today surely on their toes for the series, the actress shares the excitement of the audience. “We have been in the process of creation and taping since November last year. It is a project na pinaglalaanan namin ng napakaraming oras at paghahanda para mapaganda. Hindi na rin ako makapaghintay na makita ng mga tao ito.


Photos and Featured Image: BIANCA UMALI (via Instagram)

The post EXCLUSIVE: Bianca Umali on Winning a Best Actress Award and Working With Nora Aunor appeared first on MEGA.

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Title: EXCLUSIVE: Bianca Umali on Winning a Best Actress Award and Working With Nora Aunor
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Charlie Dizon Ties the Knot With Carlo Aquino After Her First Gawad Urian Win

Charlie Dizon is thriving in life and love as she brings home both an award and a man home with her Best Actress win and her new role as Mrs. Carlo Aquino

Congratulations are definitely in order for Charlie Dizon whose weekend is definitely a double celebration! Last night, the actress won her first Best Actress accolade at the Gawad Urian Awards 2024 for her performance on Third World Romance. But earlier today, she and fellow actor, Carlo Aquino, also finally tied the knot. 

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Charlie and Carlo tie the knot in an intimate celebration; Photo: MYIO OKAMOTO (via Instagram)

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In her acceptance speech, Dizon thanked her now-husband whom she called her “partner and lucky charm.” Aquino also starred in the Dwein Baltazar film. The announcement of their wedding surprised many of their fans and supporters, with a number of them still high on Charlie’s victorious moment the night before.

In an Instagram post shared by Star Magic, a number of celebrity guests also attended the wedding. Actors Belle Mariano, Kaila Estrada, Alexa Ilacad, Loisa Andalio, and Elisse Joson, Adrian Lindayag, and Ketchup Eusebio posed with the couple as part of the entourage.

Charlie Dizon Carlo Aquino wedding marriage Silang Cavite Gawad Urian win Third World Romance

Meanwhile, Sue Ramirez also graced the occasion as Charlie’s Maid of Honor, while their principal sponsors include Maricel Soriano, Vilma Santos-Recto, Sylvia Sanchez, Olivia Lamasan, Lauren Dyogi, Carlo Katigbak, Cory Vidanes, and Charo Santos-Concio. “May your marriage be filled with endless love and happiness. Cheers to a wonderful life together!” Santos-Concio wrote in her caption, greeting the couple for their new chapter.

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Charo Santos at Charlie and Carlo’s wedding; Photo: CHARO SANTOS-CONCIO (via Instagram)

In her back-to-back celebration, the actress sported a sleek bun that showcased her bespoke attires for the respective events. At the 47th Gawad Urian Awards, she wore a baby pink terno with bowed iterations by Jro Alarcio. For her big day in her newest role to date as a wife, she donned an embellished v-neck wedding dress designed by Steph Tan.

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Charlie wears an ensemble by Steph Tan; Photo: MYIO OKAMOTO (via Instagram)

Featured Image: MYIO OKAMOTO (via Instagram)

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Title: Charlie Dizon Ties the Knot With Carlo Aquino After Her First Gawad Urian Win
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Published Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2024 01:16:56 +0000

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