Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Artist Behind the Dress

I recently went to a wedding where two of our good friends got married. I was beaming with happiness that day not only because I felt God's overwhelming presence that day but also because I was wearing a dress that I absolutely felt beautiful in.

If you don't know me by now, I am these two things.

1) I love dressing up. When I unsure of a dress code, I prefer to be overdressed than look sloppy.
2) I will look for any excuse to wear a dress over a pair of jeans or shorts.

I think that is why Jo Rubio has become instant friends when we were classmates in high school. I didn't like Math very much, which allowed us to secretly "escape" during those boring trigonometry lessons by having him sketch fantasy dresses and I would dream of wearing them.



15 years later, he turned out doing what he has always been good at: designing and making beautiful dresses! He made a stunning creation on the most important day of my life: my wedding.







It is still my most favorite dress to this day!



He also created the wedding dresses of my girlfriends in high school. Here are a couple of them.

Irma.



Tammy.



Now back to the wedding I said I went to. I was part of the bridal party and naturally, I asked Jo to create my dress for that day. I am sharing this with you today because I was so proud of his work and I felt it every time someone asked who made it. It's about time you all knew the talented person behind it!










If you are based in Metro Manila and looking for someone really talented to make your dress, Jo is wonderful to work with! Not only is he talented, he is the most down-to-earth person you will ever meet. He knows how to listen and his goal is to make you feel like a million bucks.



Interested in connecting with him? Please leave a message in the Comments Section and I will make the personal introduction!

4 comments :

Irma said...

Ooh, I saw my photo. Jo is brilliant. I wish he is closer so he can make me pretty dresses. I owe him a testimonial pa.

Samantha said...

You were such a beautiful bride Irma! I feel the same way, have so many weddings here in the States. Wish Jo were around to help me out :-(

Liz said...

Oh he made your wedding dress too!!! Love his work!! I love the dress he made for you for Alex and Mich's wedding :)

Samantha said...

Thank you Liz!