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Iza Calzado, Sambie Rodriguez, Jenny Rockett, and Alex Godinez Star In The Latest Issue Of Metro Weddings!

Wedding season starts early this year, as we bring you another fresh issue of Metro Weddings!


The Bride of Now Issue: Millennial Brides

Photography: Dookie Ducay

For our first cover, we feature three of the prettiest young brides-to-be in Manila today—Sambie Rodriguez, Jenny Rockett, and Alex Godinez, and we dive into what it's like to be a millennial bride today. Navigating life pre-marriage in the digital world can prove to be a real stressful one, and it can get really easy to lose one's way, but these blushing brides prove that staying true to oneself, with a little help from friends, family, your fiancé makes the stressful wedding planning journey a worthwhile one!

These brides of now are here to let you in on their unique love stories, details on their modern dream weddings, and priceless lessons they've learned along the way thus far. Expect major inspiration inside our pages, so don't forget to read their beautiful stories, out on newsstands soon!


Jenny Rockett
Photography: Dookie Ducay


Alex Godinez
Photography: Dookie Ducay


Sambie Rodriguez
Photography: Dookie Ducay


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The Bride of Now Issue: Iza Calzado

Photography: Seven Barretto

For our second cover in our last issue of the year, we feature the insanely beautiful inside and out Iza Calzado, in bridal gowns fit for the blushing bride that she is. We captured Iza and her sunny personality one fine day in BGC, as she told us the fateful story of how she and fiancé Ben Wintle met, how their relationship grew stronger through the years, and how she did not give in to societal pressures to get married right away. Iza truly is a bride of now!

Photography: Seven Barretto

In true Metro Weddings fashion, we've gathered some of the best features to help get you inspired, and organized at the same time, on the days leading to your wedding. We highlight some of the prettiest minimalist gowns, made for the bride who doesn’t need much to make a statement. We’ve also gathered inspiration for your own boudoir experience, with luxe lingerie and fine jewelry.

READ: Here's A Close Look At Every Breathtaking Creation From The World CLASS Bridal Show At The Waterfront

Also in this issue is a lesson in color: how you’re not supposed to shy away from it on your big day! What could get more millennial than planning a huge chunk of your wedding on your smartphone? We’ve got the best apps to help you get organized today! Between saying ‘I do’ and chugging cocktails at the after party, we’ve got you covered with lots more useful tidbits within our pages. And as in every issue, be sure to check out our Real Weddings section, where some of the most beautiful weddings are showcased for your viewing pleasure.


Metro Weddings is bundled with Metro Magazine's October 2018 issue featuring Maymay Entrata on the cover. Grab a copy out on newsstands soon!

Millennial brides cover:

Produced by Kate Paras-Santiago and Camille Santiago
Photography Dookie Ducay of New Monarq Creativx
Story (Jenny and Sambie) Mels Timan; (Alex) Kristel Dacumos
Styling Eldzs Mejia for Slash Studio
Assisted by Carl Alberto and Jed Yparraguirre
Makeup (Jenny) Gela Laurel-Stehmeier, (Sambie) Gery Penaso of New Monarq Creativx (Alex) Anton Patdu of New Monarq Creativx
Hair (Jenny and Sambie) Mong Amado at Artists & Co. Manila; (Alex) Ezekiel Otilla
Bridal gowns by Vania Romoff

Iza Calzado cover:

Produced by Kate Paras-Santiago and Camille Santiago
Photography Seven Barretto for Studio 7 Manila
Story Maita de Jesus
Makeup Lala Flores
Hair Nante Alingasa
Styling Ryuji Shiomitsu and Carlos Tomawis
Assisted by Kacey Miave
Shot on location at Shangri-La at the Fort. Special thanks to Sam Gallardo and Benjamin Arnold.
Iza wears a Bernard Escalona gown