Just launched: The Modern Balikbayan Bride

A great resource for Filipina brides has come onto the market in the form of the fresh-off-the-presses coffee table book: The Modern Balikbayan Bride by Kaye Cloutman.  I was honored and happy to contribute an image which landed on the cover!

“Balikbayan” literally translates as return-country. This implies that the Filipina bride will return to her homeland to get married there. This book is a great resource on what’s new and hot in the Philippine wedding scene.


To quote the press release from Weddings@Work:

” This 250 page hardbound book gives up-to-date trends on the bridal industry in the Philippines, preparations before, during and after the occasion and other relevant and useful articles, the book  also features on personalities (pegged on weddings, of course) who embody the ideals of a Modern Balikbayan Bride and the more important and most talked about nuptial events in town.

In its approach, this book emulates the holistic style of a modern Filipina bride — that balancing work, family, love, personal growth, beauty, leisure and health could be done. Thus, The Modern Balikbayan Bride is not just the bridal coffee table book that talks about anything and everything about weddings. It offers a balanced and a variety of articles which encompass nuptial preparations, the wedding day itself, the honeymoon.

It has articles on relationships, health and beauty and other relevant features for the would-be bride. As a special, it is comprehensive, timeless and practical. In this book, I will be featuring award winning wedding shots done by our very own photographers who are not only based in the Philippines but abroad as well.”

For orders, go to the online store.

1 Comment Just launched: The Modern Balikbayan Bride

  1. Rathna December 18, 2008 at 8:23 am

    Such a cool concept. Awesome that you made the cover! 🙂 I’d love to look at your copy sometime.


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