Monday, July 06, 2009

Match Made in Heaven

The wedding of Jong and Monique
July 2, 2009
Seawind Resort, Boracay
Jong and Monique are two very good friends from the wedding industry. The moment Jong texted whether we could attend his wedding in Boracay, we never thought twice. This event is just too blessed to be missed.
True enough, God has been very faithful to His promise. After a llllooooonnnnnggg wait, in the island of Boracay one sunny July afternoon, they exchanged their wedding vows.

I remembered asking Jong during the opening of the makeup studio, " What if it rains?" He then answered " It's ok, God will give me the wedding that I deserve. If it rains well then I deserve it" " We do not want a perfect wedding anyway".

But that fine day, perfect could not even be enough to describe it. It was heavenly. :) Their love for God and each other were seen during the details of the entire event. No wonder, He made sure that the couple will cherish the day they finally vowed to continuously make Him the center of their relationship.
Here are some photos taken by David of the said event.
At 430 PM, the sun is still up. Bright and shiny ( the way everyone prayed for) The reception area was still bare as the ceremony is just about to start
The team of Imagenation ( which Jong spearheads ) while preparing for the actual ceremony. The guests didn't mind the heat as they wait for the newlyweds.
This is it for Jong :) He even cracked a joke during his walk but went on teary eyed the momenet his bride walked in. His suit done by Veluz made him the ultimate groom :)
He was then followed by his very cute son. If there is someone else who totally stole the limelight from Jong, it would be this very smart yet cute kid. Very well applauded. His parents must really be proud. :)
Jong and Monique's daughter carried a really dainty flower bag as she walked.
Jayson, one of Imagenation's premier photographers, was one of entourage. He also got married in Boracay 2 days after Jong's.
The lovely prelude dance made praising God a lot more fun.
Monique looked very ethereal in her Cecilio Abad gown. Madge and her team from the make up studio made her natural beauty stand out. I even told David, no one can ever pull off that look better than Monique. More than that, she looked at peace, composed, yet very very happy.
The cameras clicked non-stopped during the bridal walk.
The couple had a very meaningful exchange of vows with Jong saying that he will lead their family to a Christ centered life and Monique promising to be of service to Jong, their family and God.
After the vows, God blessed them with another surprize. Just how many times would you ever see a rainbow on an actual wedding? :) The entourage prepared with the couple for the wedding. The lilac and silver ensemble done by Cecilio Abad was beautifully executed. The whole entourage performed a great dance number in the reception program which opened up the party.
It's also great to see familiar faces. Former clients Anna and Jem, with their first son. :) They happen to be part of Monique's D group.
This is what makes Boracay weddings unique. Kids can still be kids. In suit or in gowns.
Now this, is simply beautiful.

Some shots with Veluz, Cecilio Abad and the other Cecilio Angels, Christine and Jesy. He did our dresses for the said event.
Wedding suppliers group. I was totally drowned with the crowd. Andami namin. :) So happy to become guests- it seldom happens believe me.
This is how the reception looked at night
Even the buffet stations were beautifully arranged
And this.... is the wedding cake with worth. The topper signifies Jong and Monique's love of God and each other.

1 comment:

Joanne MV said...

Wow! I went there last June 27-30 a few days before your friend's wedding. Now, I missed the place again... =(