How time flies. I still vividly recall the couple's first visit at the Farm. Months of planning after, the big day has finally arrived. Truly, good things come to those who wait. :-)
Left: Thanks to Mom, a shy flower girl makes it down the aisle. Right: The bride with her happy parents.
Left: Good friends make great coordinators! Smile, ladies! Right: I keep on forgetting the name of this ensemble, but they're a regular at the Farm.
For this wedding, only happy tears. Lots of it! :-)
Left: Non-traditional music choices for weddings are always a pleasure to hear. Here, the music sheet for Steven Cravis' Through the Kaleidoscope. The wedding itself ended with Vivaldi's Spring. Beautiful! I love Vivaldi, but Handel is my personal favorite. I would love to hear Handel's Suite No. 1 in F (Air) for the entourage & the Arrival of the Queen of Sheba for the bride's entrance, but this will work only in majestic churches with kilometric naves. Right: The bouquets sitting pretty.
In lieu of numbers, the couple had the names of their favorite restos on the tables. I LOVE YOU CAFE in Cubao X was where they had their pre-nup shots done, while CAFE LEONA (if I am not mistaken) is the resto along Crisologo Street in Vigan, the groom's hometown.
The weather held its ground despite the rumblings of thunder every now and then. The ceremony area was bathed in beautiful sunset light, perfect for taking photos. To the couple, all the best! May God bless you both abundantly and may He grant you all the wishes of your heart. :-)
THE ENTOURAGE FLOWERS
The bridal bouquet is an impressive one & a half-feet tall luscious mix of very large yellow Ecuadorian roses (as big as coffee cups!), yellow Snapdragons, Eucalyptus leaves & Queen Anne's Lace. The handle is covered in matte gold-colored satin ribbon and held together by a diamond brooch.
For the Mothers, Bride's Maids and Maid of Honor, these very lush arrangements of white Alstroemeria, yellow Snapdragons, yellow rice flowers and Queen Anne's Lace are almost bridal bouquets in themselves and made for very pretty accompaniment to the ladies' bronze and butter yellow gowns.
For the flower girls, we made use of tin buckets filled with these aromatic rice flowers and young papyrus shoots for that freshly-picked-from-the-garden look.
Yellow Cymbidium orchids and rice flowers & Eucalyptus leaves make up the chest corsage for the Principals while Carnations and Mokara orchids make up the wristers for the Secondary Sponsors.
During the ceremony, this grey Farm cat, Jarjar, was fast asleep under the cool spray of water misters. For once in my life I wish I were a cat.