Saturday, March 17, 2007

GARCIA-CALLE (March 17, 2007)

Finally, March is over. And what a wedding to end it with! The moment I heard the strains of Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (melody by Johann Schop, improved upon by Johann Sebastian Bach), I knew it will be an extra-special day. Okay, so I am biased. The music is a movement from a cantata written by Bach when he was in Leipzig. I love that music so much and it practicaly erased all my tiredness from preparing for this wedding.

The sun was shining softly through the pink altar fabric. The ribbons are waving in the wind. The tivoli lights are pretty even if it isn't evening yet. The bride was resplendent in a gown she herself designed. The groom was dashing in his suit. The guests were all beautiful people.

To Sir John and Ma'am Bernadette, thank you so much for entrusting to us the styling of your ceremony. We pray for a lifetime's worth of blessing, happiness and wonderful children.

Flower balls have become almost like a regular feature in weddings handled by Vatel Manila. Here's hoping nobody else does them or else...

If only mangoes are forever...

The groom's mother and Best Man.

It's in the details. You know when a wedding is well-planned in the small details. A teddy bear takes on a new role as bearer of the rings.

The groom and his proud parents ham it up for the cameras.

"If eyes were made for seeing, then Beauty is its own excuse for being" (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
My dream shot. The bride floats towards the altar to the welcoming arms of her groom - and that of family and friends.

I love this shot. The couple's silhouette against the shadow of the setting sun. Now that's the shot only garden weddings can give the photographer.

Family photos to cherish forever.

This is Vatel Manila's first time to use the Mango Farm's Pavilion. The modern lines make it so unboring and refreshing to the eyes.

A nice touch. The flowers in the ceremony are also at every main door of the Pavilion.

Buffet setup. This is Avengoza Catering.

Couple's gazebo during the reception. This is by Avengoza.

8 is such a lucky number. Basic table setup by Avengoza.

What do men talk about during wedding receptions?

TMF crew cleans up after the ceremony.
All's well that ends well.

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