Meet the Squad
We love weddings and you probably do too because you’re here! Wedding Kultura is a bunch of eager beavers who’re always on the lookout for tested tips and new trends in the wedding industry. We aim to build a community where brides, future brides, and former brides can bring inspiration and be inspired with real stories of romance and of celebrations of happily-ever-afters. From overcoming the pressures of wedding planning to scoring the best deals in the market, from finding the most picturesque locale to executing the DIY wedding of your dreams, we’ll take care of making it easier for you!
Quinn B.Founder - Head of Content
Queenie Sue Bajenting Pantinople, or Quinn, is a copywriter for global brands for over a decade, a DIY apostle since preschool, and a certified wedding enthusiast since forever. She loves breakfast food but not during breakfast time (she loves sleeping more), the beach (though she never has the time to go to one anymore), and her not-so baby boy (who's the reason why she so desperately loves sleeping and why she can never have a beach getaway anymore). Quinn's DIY wedding was featured in Australia's Modern Wedding.
Contessa AbapoResident Writer - Head Editor
Based in Hanoi, Vietnam, Contessa B. Abapo helps ESL students prepare for the IELTS exam. In her downtime, she engages in fierce political debates, nitpicks on grammar mistakes of her Facebook friends, and cries over silly rom-com grand gestures. She's totally bereft of any ounce of culinary skill which is unfortunate as her life-long ambition is to drown herself in pastry. IELTS teacher. Passionate Argumentator. Well-meaning Grammar Nazi. Rom-Com Fanatic. Unapologetic Sweet Tooth.
Ren PenelopeBusiness Consultant
Ren is a creative entrepreneur and business consultant with ventures and projects ranging across a variety of industries from art, print, fashion design, hobbies, and leisure. With expertise in commerce, business management, and web design + development, she has helped a number of individuals and organizations succeed in launching and scaling their own dream businesses. When not strategizing her next business venture, she's busy adopting stray cats who would almost always eventually take over her home.
Trish GarciaClient Relations
With a background in customer support and community management, Trish is the go-to gal for any client-related matters. She moonlights as an events coordinator and photographer for intimate events and has witnessed enough beautiful weddings to get her on board the Wedding Kultura wagon.
Karen Jo Fabillar CazarResident Writer
Karen wakes up everyday thinking, "What if I die tomorrow?" Just that little push she needs to eat that cake, buy that bag, and wear those shoes! A journalism graduate, she started writing at the age of nine. As a Gemini, Karen is a lot of things, but her fave is being a wife, a mum, and a career woman. She's now living in Auckland, NZ.
Carmi Cavanlit Fa'izResident Writer
Carmi is best known in her hometown, Cebu, for her colorful stint as a broadcast journalist for ABS-CBN Cebu. She moved to Singapore during her peak journalism years, where she now currently works as a Regional E-Commerce Operations Manager for a beauty and luxury company.
Astrid AbellaResident Writer
Astrid Abella is a copywriter and editor who loves curling up with a classic whodunnit and hot cocoa on a rainy day or snorkeling for corals and reef fish on a sunny day. In between, she edits for a five-star luxury hospitality group and writes about travel, destinations, events, weddings and whatever takes her fancy. She could also be seen checking on the earthworms in her garden or plotting ways to become a philanthropist.
Nicole, Niqui, Niqs is a full-time content writer, journalism graduate, former teacher, and round-the-clock furmom. She keeps her head in the clouds, her heart on her sleeves with an iced coffee in hand as she puts her thoughts in black and white. She usually has her nose buried in a book, or immersed in Pinterest boards or period films. As a girl who never outgrew Barbie, Disney Princesses, fairytales, and all things magical, she cannot wait for her own happily ever after.
Desiree Grace is a full-time wife and mompreneur. She has been a freelance content writer for more than five years. She's a self-confessed stage momma, who loves reading, sketching, and designing outfits for her girls. When she's not busy being a rockstar mom, she enjoys watching movies, immersing in crime shows, binge-watching Netflix, and obsessing over Say Yes to the Dress. She's a romantic at heart, someone you'd catch watching love documentaries!