Boracay: The Beach Paradise of the Philippines

Awarded 2nd best beach in the world in the “Travelers’ Choice 2011 by TripAdvisor, this small island in the Visayas is a world-renowned paradise for beach lovers and aqua sports enthusiasts. This island at the northern tip of Aklan stretches up to about seven kilometers long and boasts two primary tourism beaches, White Beach and Bulabog Beach, graced with hotels, resorts, restaurants, lodging houses, and other establishments, making it one of the most favorite beach getaways.

Boracay is definitely one of the country’s hottest tourist spots with a wide range of accommodations and activities both for local and foreign visitors – a reason why this haven is also regarded as one of the most sought-after beach wedding venues in the Philippines.

Aerial View of Boracay Island (photo from Mabuhay City)

If you wish to pursue a dream beach wedding in the island, bear in mind that a Boracay church wedding can only take place at the Holy Rosary Parish since it is the only church in the area. Don’t fret, though, because this rather small island offers a variety of wedding reception options for you to choose from. You can select a place that would best accommodate your wedding theme and activities, just like these two weddings we’ve worked for this year:

Marvin & Babes

A bright shade of yellow enlivens this invitation for a Church wedding in Boracay. Although the wedding ceremony was held at Holy Rosary Parish, this invitation perfectly spreads the vibrant mood of its beach reception held at the deluxe Friday’s Boracay, one of the first 5-Star resorts in the island.  Seashell icons and an illustrated image of a starfish were the highlights of this invite.

Ferdinand & Vernadette

Enclosed in a fuchsia box is this beach-themed luxe modern invitation for a wedding by the beach at Discovery Shores, Boracay. An abaca belt embellished with a preserved real starfish sets the tone for an afternoon of an intimate new beginning for Ferdinand and Vernadette.

Here are some of the most favored resort-hotels couples choose for their wedding reception:

Sea Wind Boracay
1 Roberto & Gloria Tirol Park, Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippines
(+6336) 288-3091, (+632) 416-4010

(photo from Just Like Ours)

Discovery Shores
Station 1, Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippines
(+6336) 288-4500, (+632) 720-8888

(photo from Discovery Shores)

Shangri-la Boracay
Barangay Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippines
(+6336) 288-4988, (+6336) 288-5088

Asya Premier Suites
Sitio Cagban, Barangay Manoc-Manoc, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippines
(+6336) 288-1790

Deciding where to hold the most priceless moment of your life might be quite challenging, but if you choose to be wed under the tropical sun, barefoot on fine white sand, hearing the waves of the seas and seeing the tranquil sways of island trees, choosing your beach wedding destination should never be a dilemma.

You can never go wrong with Boracay Island.

A Love Written in Ink, Paperclips and Souvenir Tickets

Escueta-Magdangal Wedding (11/21/11)

Even before our first meeting with Filipino celebrity couple Mark Escueta and Jolina Magdangal, their wedding planner Chinkie Uy Agregado already told us about the couple’s concept for their wedding invitation — a scrapbook that will paint their story in pages of photos, souvenirs and mementos of the love and friendship they have shared together.

This was a collaborative project we did with our sister company, Written in Ink (Wink). The scrapbook concept perfectly embodied the vibrant and animated personality of Jolina who is known for her youthful charm and penchant for arts and crafts. Add to that the creative music artistry of Mark, making the Filipino texts witty, poetic and playful all at the same time. They both had their contributions in the whole concept, from the design up to the final packaging. Jolina and Mark actually hand-crafted the “love wires” themselves.

The cheery and colorful scrapbook wedding invitation was made possible with Wink’s high quality digital printing and their fresh design sense. It featured 28-pages of more than a hundred photos of the couple, reproduced souvenir tickets and boarding passes, paper clips shaped into their initials, thin wires forming the word “love” and another one to form a cute hanger for the fabric samples, paper dolls for the dress code, and many more embellishments. The real challenge for Printsonalities was to put it all together, creating a unified scrapbook wedding invitation worthy of the beautiful love story it unfolds.

It was a breeze working with the couple because they already had a clear picture of how they wanted their wedding invitation to be like, and they effectively communicated it all to us.

For more on Mark & Jolina’s scrapbook wedding invitation, visit

A Historic Occasion

Philippine Presidential Inauguration 2010 (6/30/2010)

Perhaps the greatest honor bestowed on Printsonalities thus far was to be chosen to create the invitations for the Presidential Inauguration of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and Vice President Jejomar Binay. As Chiw says, “It’s not everyday you are given an opportunity to make invitations of international significance that will be received by foreign dignitaries and heads of state all over the world.”

More than just the prestige, we were thrilled at being a part of the historic inauguration of a president we believed in. For this auspicious occasion, we designed an elegantly classic thermograved invite with embossed borders, featuring a gold-foil embossed seal of the Republic of the Philippines. Apart from the official inauguration, we also designed the invite for the celebratory party at the Malacañang Palace afterward.