(Source: by Hal Stevens for cemeteryspot.com)
I do not know the couple personally, but I do know her former boss. We worked together in the Peninsula Manila event. The bride, Rose, was one of the staff. She happened to have brought home some of my centerpieces that time and they were the flowers at their house when the groom did the traditional pamamanhikan. Sweet. So I guess that made the connection.
If Vatel Manila were to do more projects outside the Farm (and I hope that’d be soon!), I guess we already know what to do. And yes, Jaime, we will not do it at Divisoria rates ("Where everything is a steal!") , ha ha! So, anybody out there who is planning to get married at the St. Joseph's Parish in Las Piñas? :-)
I am such a stickler for floor plans. There's no way I'm going into an event without being armed with a floor plan. From the coordinator to the caterer to the stylist, the same floor plans rule them all. For this event, we're lucky that the Park's schematics are available on the NPDC's website so it was kinda easy to plan. I made an ocular two weeks before the event and sat there for 3 hours waiting for the Park's lights to go on. I also guess-timated the position of round tables as well as the buffet tables. Actual setup below. :-)
From the very start the bride was very clear about covering the two fugly side doors of the altar with fabric draping. We also made low aisle floral arrangements; as an amateur photographer myself, I think this allowed clearance for the official photographers and guests to see what's happening at the altar. (Photo Source: B&W chapel photo from justwandering.org)
The final result: the two side doors were successfully covered. The problem here, however, was that the lights of the photographers were too strong that they killed the blue lighting behind the fabric swags. Grrr...
The Wedding: 6:30PM (St. Pancratius Chapel)
Dinner: 8PM (Paco Park Gardens)
FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS: Entourage Flowers, etc.
The bridal bouquet was requested to be small, round and lite weight, the bride being lite herself. Ten (10) pieces of yellow Cymbidium orchids make up most of this classic arrangement broken only by occassional bursts of yellow Solidago, green Hypericum berries & acrylic crystals. The base is Eucalyptus and bound by a brown Mokuba ribbon with a moire pattern and held together by a diamond brooch.
The rest of the entourage members had these thin, long and lite hand-tied bouquets made of green Lisianthus (Eustoma grandiflorum) & white Queen Anne's Lace. Again, breaking away from the color motif, these were tied with satin ribbons in matte gold hue. Acrylic crystals were used to distinguish the bouquets of the mothers and the Maids of Honor.
At the Reception
At the Ceremony
Floral Arrangements, Styling & Light Effects Direction//
Dylan Gozum & Jaime Santos for Vatel Manila
St. Pancratius Chapel
959 San Marcelino St. Paco, Mla
c/o St. Vincent de Paul Parish (Adamson University)
Tel. Nos. 525.7853 / 524.2022 loc. 119
Lai's Catering Servicesc/o Ms. Lai Pobre-Dizon
9 Mahiyain St., Teachers' Village
Diliman, Quezon City
Tel. Nos. 435.0728; 0917.530.5247
Tel. Nos. 0917.533.8704
Claycakes by Karla Lapira-Magbanua
Special thanks to the following:
Paco Fire Station
The National Parks Development Committee (NPDC)
The Paco Park Staff
Mss. Nora & Norma Capuloy
Nene's Flower Shop
Vivian Limpin (for all the photographs used in the 1st & 3rd blog entries)
Ms. Denise Seva of Liquid Concepts
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam! Solo Dios Basta!