Fed, seemed to be relaxed the whole morning of the preparation. His whole family was there to crack jokes, watch television and even take a nap with him. Come ceremony time, I was stunned with his overflowing emotion. (I happen to have the chance to attend the start of the ceremonies since the reception is just beside the church)
While Ria, on the other hand looked as relaxed as Fed, her suite was much busier having been filled with some guests and suppliers. After the make up( by Ara F.) and wearing of her gown( by the ever reliable Veluz). She looked fabulous!
Looked like everyone would like to make sure that the entourage flowers were fresh and complete ( Nice flowers, by the way from Mang Boy Mahusay-Mahusay talaga). The staff who is counting the flowers is Jackie - 9 months pregnant! We are actually waiting for the newest Just Like Ours Baby to come anytime within the week .
Let me tell you how they pulled off a stylish wedding....
They chose a church that's special and near to their community. Bamboo organ is a small historic church which is fit for an intimate wedding. It is quite warm in the afternoon. The couple however, prepared fans for the guests. The coordinating staff gave these upon entrance. The church picture shown here was for another wedding. The floral arrangement during Fed and Ria's was a lot better!!!! Ria's dad made some bamboo tall flower pillars and these were filled with white flowers and dragon snaps. We don't have the actual pics though since David was busy with the ceremonies.
The reception venue is at St. Joseph's gym ( gym inside the school beside the bamboo organ ). It looked very plain but with the aid of an event stylist ( Lala of Interplay ), a great transformation was made for the venue.
This is how it looked like during the actual event!!!! The mood lights really made the difference. The drop down swags of white cloth covered the stage ( because we never wanted their reception to look like a graduation ceremony. :)
This decoration actually helped us pass through a slight traffic near the church. The traffic officer were even amazed, my staff heard him say to other drivers " O, padaanin muna natin ang ikakasal at baka mainitan ang mga teddy bear!"
The reception was made more special with a beer keg! Parang October fest. :)
Fed and Ria's best buds had the time of their lives as well, the bride singing Can't take my Eyes off You for the groom, opened the floor for dancing and a night of fun. A professional dance instructress helped their buddies unleash their dancing prowess.