Monday, September 27, 2010

One Countryside Romance

The wedding of Andre See and Pia Sta. Romana
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Tagaytay City
Hacienda Isabella

Andre and Pia has been our coolest couple to date. :) It was a pleasure to meet couples who exactly know what they want and those realistic enough to know that every wedding detail must be in tandem with the couple's personality and their so called " Love for each other".

They wanted a laid back feel. But their creative side nailed the theme they opted for with a whole lot of surprizes.

A postcard save the date with both of them eating a noodle dish was the first on our list. I asked them why pancit canton. They replied " Baduy ba? wala lang" Whoever said that eating noodles together would be baduy? It was so cute :)

Their invitation was in gray paper with a design on two birds kissing each other while sitting on some electric cables. Cool right?

Now let's talk about Pia. She is one super gorgeous bride. She registers beautifully on screen as well. During the preps, she was in an allwhite shorts and polo ensemble, she looked heavenly. While her gown was made by Jojie Lloren. The intricate layering of the fabric, gave it some texture and interest.

Pia's hair and make up were done by Hazel Gonzales.

Her something blue went to her shoes. A pair of cobalt blue Zara peep toes
created drama on her ensemble.

The cascading bouquet in crystals and orchids added a bit of flair to her nostalgic bridal walk.

Andre's suit, was done by JC Buendia. A similar orchid with crystals details was used as his buttonnaire.

Andre and Pia opted for a Yellow and Gray combination for the wedding. I was looking forward to someone who will be bold enough to take that combination. The dresses of the entourage were in Jersey, done by Tina Lirag of New Yorker.

The church, Our Lady of Lourdes in Tagaytay. David mentioned that during Pia's bridal walk, the applause of the audience was the loudest he has heard in years. People were literally cheering when the door opened and the bride made her walk. Pia was crying and laughing at the same time. :)

Talk about being cool- during the vows, Pia in her turn cried while Andre tried to wipe her tears, she even blurted " wag na , yung make up ko" . It actually made everyone burst into laughter

A mixture of Yellow and white balloons ( white for the couple) were released during the post ceremony activity.

Pia and Andre chose the perfect spot for their reception. Hacienda Isabella has a rustic feel soon as you enter the gates, it feels like you are being transported in another place. Both vintage and countryside.

The centerpieces done by Tropical Blooms complemented the damask linens and table set up done by CIBO.

The gates and pathway of Hacienda were filled with alternating yellow and gray ribbons to have the guest a feel of the theme.

CIBO put freshly opened Coconuts on top of the VIP plates as a welcome beverage.

The same colored ribbons wre put at the back of Pia and Andre's chair

Luminaries filled the pathway from the Main house to the program area

The couple opted for an all edible ensemble of cakes from Estrels and a cake topper from Etsy's made it look so unique.

The brass munkeys played all night for the after-party long as the guests enjoy some serving of porridge and a whole lotta booze

Pia and Andre, got the wedding that they deserved :)

Let me leave you with some of the Pia and Andre's engagement pictorial taken by Friends :), a glimpse of their first dance ( Andre's friends have never seen him like this before ) and their onsite video done by Bob Nicolas

Andre and Pia from Bob Nicolas on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

LOVE, Actually

The wedding of Danny Kendall and Rems Manangan
Preparation Venue: Sonya's Garden
Church: Caleruega
Reception: Splendido Golf and Country Club

All photographs taken by Mimi and Karl

The promise of forever seems very hard to achieve. This couple has proven that LOVE, regardless of how you you picture it out to be depends on a DECISION. Something to keep within, something to hold on to, something to last.
Their wedding was one of the very intimate, simple yet classic in every way. Rems had faithfully inculcated every bit of the persona unto it. The color scheme was her favorite without a doubt. The femininity and softness of the details were visibly much thought of.

A hand-tied bouquet of white and pale pink Ecuadorian roses was made by April and Karen

The entourage held the pink flowers with lavander hydrangeas to match their lavander gownLetterpressed formal inviation was printed by Craftmaster.
The misalettes carried out the same plum ribbons and design as the formal invites

The fabulous gown and shoes were done by Nicko of Veluz. I guess that particular design showcased Rem's toned arms and back and her petite figure.

The bride was beautifully made up by the the tandem of Jesy Alto and Raymond Kho.
I like this particular shot where the bride is having some "me time" during the wedding preps
What I particularly loved the most about Rems is her... voice :) Hers had this natural charm like a baby's. Once she giggles, she would light up the whole room. Nevertheless, she also had this certain strength of character in her voice that a Filipina woman has.

On the other hand, Danny is a natural when it comes to conversation. Try to get him drunk and he becomes a clown ( peace :) ). I still remember how he used to tease Rems about their wedding dance. That he did quite a good job and Rems totally blew it. :) Give it to the man, he embraced the Catholic faith as a proof of his undying love for Rems.
They could never have chosen a better church than Caleruega for their event. The chapel looked so serene that particular day. We were also blessed with a very good weather.
For their reception, the couple chose Splendido Golf and Country club. This venue perfectly fitted their somewhat Vineyard inspired wedding.

The couple opted for long style English banquet tables. April and Karen created clusters of pink and plum flowers as great centerpieces, accentuated with vanilla scented candles. This created a balance of rustic feel and femininity.

Each table had names held by a rustic gold frame
Placecards adorned every seat with a floral button on top of the table napkins
The cake arrive plain but April and Karen had it decorated with fresh flowers, making it an instant eye-candy.
This is the famous wedding dance where someone made a booboo according to the groom haha. It was a very fun wedding dance, actually.

The games were actively particpated by the guests. This is an advantage of having an intimate affair since all your guests are relatively very very close friends and relatives.Wedding host Melissa Ferrer-Litao headed the wedding program.
Who would even imagine that another dance would be one of the evening's highlights?
Let me leave you with two of the couple's portraits taken after the wedding ceremonies. I am pretty sure they will leave up to their words " I will Stand by you forever"