Boy, am I glad this wedding is over. No, I didn't mean it to sound that way, but it sure was a great relief to be unburdened of something that took only two weeks or so to prepare (from first meeting with client to actual event). Whew. The Sanvictores wedding has got to be one of the more lovely weddings I've done recently (notwithstanding the fact that half of the guests flew in from Japan) and Vatel Manila and The Mango Farm are truly happy to have been part of this successful celebration of relationships, love, and life. We wish Sir Raymond and Ma'am Meg all the happiness that the world has to offer.
Ms. Meg started to cry quietly when Sir Raymond read his vow (in two languages, of course, in which he is both articulate, his Lolo being the former Philippine envoy to Japan during the Aquino years).
Among the guests were Japanese Ambassador Makoto Katsura; a great grandson of former President Carlos P. Garcia; and of course, former Ambassador Benjamin Sanvictores. For this wedding, we used maroon shantung and lace tablecloths to give the pavilion a warmer feel. We also used tropical blooms (in this table, mickey mouse; the rest, Heliconias) since the Japanese guests were desiring to see bright colors as it is still freezing back home. Hurricane lamps made of paper printed with selections from a wide range of haikus and tankas can be seen on every table from revered poets like Basho (who is a favorite from my high school days during which time I learned to write haikus). A set of origami cranes were also placed on every table to complete the look and feel of the reception.
And the love story continues.
Ceremony Setup, Entourage and Reception Flowers
Dylan Gozum for Vatel Manila
Getting Married Event Planners / Coordinators
Kutchie R. Zaldarriaga
Manila Philharmonic Orcherstra