The Couple In Viral Jones Bridge Prenup Shoot Shares The Story Behind Their Pictorial
Th rehabilitation of the historical landmark came at an opportune time for couple Meyrick Guan and Bernadine Go
Netizens were quick to share the prenup photos of Meyrick Guan and Bernadine Go, which were taken by Peach Frost Studio. Not your ordinary engagement session, it was done at the famous Jones Bridge that was originally designed by Filipino architect Juan M. Arellano and was recently rehabilitated with the help of architect Jerry Acuzar. The rehabilitation of this arched girder bridge named after United States legislator William Atkinson Jones is among the efforts of Mayor Isko Moreno in making Manila a better place.
“We wanted to be practical so instead of spending on out-of-town fees, we agreed to have our prenup shoot around Ongpin and Escolta since we live nearby and I, personally, wanted to have a photo with the Chinatown arch as our background,” Bernadine tells Metro.Style.
As for Meyrick, he has always loved the amusement park vibe of the place, saying, “It’s the serene ambiance that Chinatown gives off when the crowd is away and asleep at night, with bright lights and its remarkable structures, me and my friends just freely doing what we want, strolling and enjoying its beauty without any hindrances.”
“I pass by the Jones Bridge quite often, and as Mayor Isko Moreno was developing Manila and downtown, it’s noticeable for the beauty of its transitions,” he continues, with Bernadine adding that the “old school Chinatown street vibe” they wanted to achieve in the pictorial turned out to be better than they expected. “Sobrang nagkataon pa na 2-3 weeks before our scheduled shoot, may construction sa area. Nag-worry pa ako kasi baka isara 'yung bridge, ‘yun pala nagpalagay si Mayor ng mga lamp post sa Jones Bridge, so plus factor siya. Ang ganda kasi talaga,” she shares.
The first set of their prenup shoot saw the couple in formal outfits that match the dramatic and romantic setting. The lamps give a dreamy, warm glow that brightened up the night. Later on, the couple changed into more casual outfits, explored the streets of Manila, and had themselves photographed in the midst of the city's rare silence, the kind that can only be felt in the stillness of the night.
Credit goes to Bernadine and Meyrick's production team, too, for pulling off this one of a kind shoot. Bride Idea did the coordination while Nikki Bestos did the makeup and Kim Keno was in charge of the hairstyling.
The couple got engaged November of last year in Osaka, Japan and will get married before the end of the year. “It’s going to be a romantic-themed wedding with gold and purple shades, pastel colors, candles, and lots of flowers,” says Bernadine. Meyrick then concludes, “And cherry blossoms as a splash of Japan from my proposal!”
Photos by Peach Frost Studio
Special thanks to Mayor Isko Moreno