MAY 7, 2021
VEERAH Brides: Nasia Cammayo Reyes
Despite continuing challenges due to the pandemic, Nasia and her groom, JB, were able to plan the wedding of their dreams and share it with their closest friends and family. We applaud them for their creativity and style, and are so excited to share photos of the event with our #VEERAHwarriors!
CONGRATULATIONS ON RECENTLY GETTING MARRIED! WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT PLANNING YOUR WEDDING?
Thank you so much! My favorite part was ticking off accomplished items on our checklist. Ha-ha! My husband and I were very hands-on with the planning so we made sure that everything reflected our personalities — from our wedding looks, engagement shoot, down to our party favors. It was a glorious feeling putting everything together and working with very talented suppliers who wonderfully executed our theme, despite quarantine restrictions.
NASIA STYLED HERSELF FOR HER ENGAGEMENT SHOOT, FEATURING VICKY VEGAN FLATS. HAIR AND MAKEUP BY JINX AGGABAO. HER INSPO FOR THIS LOOK? KATHARINE HEPBURN.
The couple mixed Deep Sea Coral and Aqua Sky with neutral colors as part of their Tropic Street theme
Nasia’s vibrant bouquet is by NOONDAY LIGHT BOTANICALS
You looked incredible in the photos! As a stylist, how did it feel creating your own bridal look?
Aww, thank you! It felt surreal because suddenly, I became my own client. Ha-ha! But, I already knew that I wanted to wear pants so it just flowed from there. I also didn’t have to think twice about who to tap as my designer (Avel Bacudio) as he is a good friend, and knows my style very well. I also made sure to highlight the brands I love and believe in, so it was exciting to get to wear VEERAH for my bridal heels. I’ve had my Frida pumps for more than a year, but it didn’t matter wearing something I’d already worn previously. In fact, it made my look even more special.
Where did you find inspiration?
We found inspiration from the things that generally interest us like music (JB and I are huge hip-hop fans), travel, fashion, and coffee. We both love New York and the beach (the Philippines has beautiful beaches!) so we merged the idea, hence our theme: Tropic Street. We also looked into various websites, and of course, Pinterest!
Because of COVID-19 restrictions, Nasia decided to have her wedding preparations at home
ANY TIPS FOR ECO-CONSCIOUS BRIDES?
Wear something you already have or if you really want to buy something new, go for something you’re going to use for a long time. It also won’t hurt to borrow from your mom, sister, or even your best friend. This could be your bridal jewelry, shoes, purse, etc. For your primary bridal look, try separates so you can wear it with other pieces in your closet.
We also did not pressure our family, entourage, and guests to buy outfits; in fact, we encouraged them to wear something they already had (that went with our theme). For our wedding favors and bridal party gifts, we made sure they were useful to our guests and sponsors. Also, opt for e-invitations, or if you really want to have them printed, only print and send out a select few.
clockwise from left: nasia shares a moment with parents; this bride wore pants! Here she is with AVEL BACUDIO, her wedding outfit designer; DESPITE HAVING TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF GUESTS, THE COUPLE WAS STILL HAPPY TO BE SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
NASIA POSING WITH HER TROPICAL BOUQUET
WE LOVE YOUR WORK! WHAT INITIALLY INTERESTED YOU IN PROFESSIONAL WARDROBE STYLING?
It was my love of reading magazines that piqued my interest in styling. As a child, I already knew that I wanted to be in fashion. I just loved dressing up and drawing fashion-themed comics.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR GO-TO FASHION BRANDS WHEN STYLING FOR SHOOTS?
Definitely some local favorites including: Seek the Uniq, Style Staple, Florence Fling, Vida Lim Jewelry, Folded and Hung, and Plains and Prints. As for local fashion designers, it’s Avel Bacudio, Azucar, Bianca Cordero, and Cristantine Caparos.
FINALLY, WHAT'S NEXT FOR YOU? WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR GOALS FOR THIS YEAR?
It’s really traversing through this time of uncertainty and still making myself relevant as a professional in the fashion industry. I am looking to do more online styling and wardrobe consultations (which I’ve already started last year) for clients. Another goal is to make our small coffee shop (co-owned with friends) one of the best in town. It’s also to further boost my creative contributions to VEERAH, so watch out for my articles! ;) Since I’m a new wife, I’d also like to learn how to balance my career, marriage, and personal growth overall.
sealed with a kiss!
This couple loves coffee and dancing! After their ceremony, Nasia and JB took to Tim Hortons coffee shop just outside their church.
Nasia Cammayo Reyes is a Manila-based fashion stylist, fashion and lifestyle writer, and creative consultant. She likes to dabble in various projects that allow her to geek out on fashion and fuel her creativity. She took up Professional Short Courses at the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2016 and 2019 to further enrich her skills and knowledge in fashion.
Nasia is currently part of the VEERAH team as its Social Media and Content Warrior. Her work has appeared in Seek the Uniq, GlamAsia.com (under Clozette.co), People Asia, Preview.ph, and The Philippine Star. She has also dressed Filipino celebrities and personalities namely Vice President Leni Robredo, the late Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, business icon Loida Nicolas Lewis, Lovi Poe, AC Bonifacio, and Paulo Avelino. She has produced print and digital campaigns for brands such as SM Supermalls, L’Oreal, Henann Group of Resorts, The Ascott Limited, and Volvo. Nasia has also styled for three Filipino films: Bes and the Beshies and The Significant Other, both by award-winning director, Joel Lamangan; and The Annulment by director Mac Alejandre. Last year, she was the stylist for AC Bonifacio’s video which won Second Prize in BLACKPINK’s “How You Like That” Dance Cover Contest.
Catch her on social to follow her work and creative life at @styledbynasia and @nascheisnasia