Checklist and Ideas for Your Summer Wedding

A wedding is one of the most difficult events to pull off since numerous factors have to align for this to work. Logistics, venue, headcount, design, musical arrangement, and the schedule - all of these lead to massive headaches for most couples. This is why most engaged couples hire wedding organizers that do the heavy lifting for them. Although this may be true, we’ve experienced many weddings and have noticed the way on how couples manage pulling off their weddings without the help of wedding organizers. It’s pretty simple. You just need to be ready. Ready in terms of planning, knowing what you want, and where to get the things that you want. So, to help you here are some summer wedding checklist and ideas just in case you’re planning this type of wedding.

Summer Wedding Ideas and Checklist

In the Philippines, summer weddings are very well known. The sun is sparkling brilliantly with practically no peril of downpour - the tropicality of the location is very pronounced. Another good point about summer weddings is that most people are free or are willing to take some time off work for that needed summer vacation - which is extremely helpful for out of town weddings.

Without further ado, here are some summer wedding ideas and checklist help you succeed in pulling off a magical and special summer wedding.

The Location

Having the right venue for your wedding is one of the most important factors you have to consider. Finalizing the location also enables you to focus on other tasks such as buying the needed decorations and having the plan to arrange them by your tastes.

There are many locations to choose from, but at the end of the day it’s the couple that decides this ultimately. Would you like it to be a beach wedding? Would you like it to be a church wedding? Or are you feeling really good about having a garden wedding? There are a myriad of choices for you to choose from and knowing & choosing the location you’re happy with will make your wedding more unique and memorable for the both of you.

The Souvenirs and Decors

Not all weddings give out souvenirs but if you would like to give your guests something to remember your wedding by, you can choose souvenirs that go with the theme of your summer wedding. Items such as keychains or plants are great souvenirs. However, if you would like to take the hassle of the logistics of your souvenirs, you can choose to set up a photobooth that instantly gives your guests something to remember your wedding by. 

Decor is also something you have to take note of. If you want your wedding to have a natural, rustic, and homely, you can opt to have wooden seats and tables, the color of your decor should also be themed appropriately, and the minor details such as the vases, placemats, etc should also be in line to the theme you’re going for.

Lastly, it’s not a wedding without the flowers. Your bride should be holding a beautiful bouquet and the venue should have beautiful flower arrangements. For summer weddings, the flowers of choice would be sunflowers, roses, orchids, and many more.

The Food

Lastly, food should be served at the reception. Without the finest cuisine, your wedding would not be complete. Some choices for summer weddings would be grilled meats, seafood, and salads. All of these are essential to keeping your guests happy while also completing the overall atmosphere for your wedding. Since it’s a summer wedding, serving cold desserts such as ice cream is also a great way to cool down your guests while adhering to the theme. 

Beverage is also an important factor to consider since a summer day is hotter compare to your average day. Keeping your guests cool and refreshed is imperative for you and offering them unlimited cold drinks such as juices, alcoholic beverages, or some simple refreshments will do the trick

Key Takeaway

Your summer wedding will not be complete without you and your husband or wife to be. So make sure to load up on vitamins since you wouldn’t want to get sick before or during your wedding day.

There are a lot of summer wedding ideas to choose from and you also have to take note of your budget. Plan, budget, scout, and repeat. That’s the winning formula for you to have a successful summer wedding.

Lastly, your summer wedding wouldn’t be complete without the wedding photographers that memorialize your special day. Thinking Chair Studios is here to help you make your ideas to reality. Check out our portfolio and you can contact us immediately so we can help you conceptualize the wedding of your dreams!

Best Places for Your Prenup Photoshoot in the Philippines

These days in the Philippines, prenup photoshoots are all the rage since it’s a great way to commemorate a wedding - one of the most important events in the lives of two people. Another reason why prenup photoshoots are trending nowadays is that couples have free reign on which concept, idea, and location they can shoot their prenup photos is. The saying “the sky’s the limit” is applicable for prenup photos. 

However, one of the problems for most engaged couples is that they do not know the BEST locations on where to shoot their prenup photoshoots in. Fortunately for Filipinos, the Philippines has a plethora of locations where you SHOULD shoot your prenups in. Here’s the list and take a peek at our shoots in these locations.


In the heart of Laguna, there is a well-planned, innovative area that acts as a residential, commercial, and recreational complex that has everything that a person (or a couple) needs. Whatever you need, it’s in Nuvali - from adrenaline-filled activities, food establishments, etc. So, it makes sense for engaged couples to hold their prenup photoshoot in this paradise just outside of the Metro. Do you know the best part of Nuvali? It’s land that has 2,290 hectares that’s both sustainable and environmentally-friendly. So, if you’re environmentally-conscious, find out why Nuvali is a place where humanity and the environment work harmoniously. 


Bohol - widely known as an island in the Philippines that contains luscious forests and is a paradise for its natural beauty. Although Bohol is known for its forests and sceneries, Bohol is also famous for its beaches. This is why it’s also one of the best places for engaged couples to have their prenup photoshoots. The white-sand beaches, the calm ocean, and the overall relaxing and peaceful ambiance, Bohol is your place to be for your prenup photoshoot. 

As JP and Karen portrayed in the photo, you can use the contrasting colors of your outfits to form a beautiful and creative shot in Bohol’s white beaches. This does not only create a more scenic photo, but it also fills it with passion and emotion that you’ll feel every time you look at the results.


Pampanga is one of the least likely places to have your prenup photoshoot in the Philippines. However, LJ and Dean came to us with an idea that got our creative juices flowing on the question “how can we make this photoshoot the perfect one for LJ and Dean?” and here’s our statement and our full story on the shoot at Pampanga with their 4x4 truck:

“It really got us excited when LJ and Dean told us that they wanted their prenup to be done in Pampanga with their 4x4 truck. Our imagination is running wild with the ideas that we can think of. 

We always want to capture our couples in their happiest and show their lifestyle in our pre wedding shoots. With LJ and Dean it made everything a lot easier. They were so natural and all we did was point the camera at them and they did the rest. 

Everything about this shoot was all we hoped for. A chance to ride around a 4x4 truck, had barbecue outdoors with the whole team, captured every detail that is LJ and Dean, and the best part, we gained new friends.”


We’re closing this list off to one of the most famous and best places to have your prenup photoshoot in - Tagaytay. The scenic view, the connection between the lush body of trees and sheer closeness to the sky is just one of the reasons why Tagaytay is included in the go-to places for engaged couples. 

The ambiance, calmness, serenity, and romantic feel is what completes most prenup photoshoots and all of these can be found in Tagaytay.

Thinking Chair Studios - Your Best Choice for your Prenup Photoshoot in the Philippines

Just a small disclaimer, all of the photos used in this article are all from our portfolio and they were taken in the same places they’re highlighted in. To achieve the results you’re seeing, we worked hard with the client and never stopped communicating with them to perfectly understand what their vision for the prenup photoshoot is. Interested? Contact us now and let us bring your ideas to life!

Wedding Photographer in the Philippines: Only the Best for Your Event

Since the Philippines has many influences throughout its history, it’s no wonder that it became a melting pot of different cultures and traditions. One specific tradition is prevalent up to today, not only in the Philippines but also in a massive number of other countries - Weddings. This could be considered to be one of the most important events in the lives of 2 people that are committing themselves to be in service and commitment to each other. This is why, in the Philippines, wedding photographers are a dime a dozen. Even if that might be the case, we at Thinking Chair Studios separate ourselves from the masses of wedding photographers in the country.

Weddings in the Philippines

We’ve mentioned that the Philippines is a massive melting pot of cultures of traditions, weddings being one of them. But from a microscopic point of view, weddings are also full of traditions that change from city to city and province to province. You cannot expect weddings in Batangas to have the same activities as weddings in Baguio or the Ilocos province - that’s how many traditions change the way people do weddings in different areas. 

Of course, even though different wedding traditions exist in different areas in the Philippines, the essence of all these weddings are the same - committing to your partner forevermore. Lastly, we can never forget and disregard the fact that the Philippines is one of the most religious countries in the world, and in Catholicism (the biggest religion in the country), weddings are sacred events that people can’t take lightly. 

All of these points only lead to one thing: weddings can never be undervalued and can be considered as a once in a lifetime event where couples need to memorialize it for it to stand the test of time. So, what are you waiting for? Get one of the best wedding photographers in the Philippines!

Wedding Photographer in the Philippines: Thinking Chair Studios is Your Best Choice

One of the problems with wedding photographers here in the Philippines is the lack of emotion and love in the photos they take. Focusing on technical aspects of the photo such as the lighting, angle, etc. is never a bad thing, but for wedding photographs, the emotions felt at that very moment should come to life in the photos taken. 

This is where Thinking Chair Studios comes in. The brainchild of Gerard Aquino and Apa Bawagan - Thinking Chair is a studio that specializes in personality-filled, emotional, and moving photos that all our clients love. Creativity, innovation, and emotion are the things that drive Thinking Chair Studios to bring about only the best photos for your events. Our team of seasoned wedding photographers that go around the Philippines and overseas to give the clients products of art that exceed their expectations every time.

Sit down, think, be creative, visualize, and let us turn your ideas into reality. That’s what Thinking Chair Studios is all about and that’s the reputation we have with all of our clients. Oftentimes, reality is so far from what we envision, but we at Thinking Chair Studios do not believe in this. Don’t believe us? Check out our portfolio and listen to the stories that all the photos are trying to tell.

Key Takeaway

Never forget the importance of memorializing your wedding through the photos taken by one of the best wedding photographers in the Philippines. Watch as we use our craft to bring your wedding day to life every time you see the results of our work. 

What are you waiting for? Contact us now and let’s make the impossible happen!

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