Saturday, September 12, 2009
MONPONBANUA - REGINO (September 12, 2009)
Long preps finally ended today with this beautiful and moving wedding at the Farm. Despite two low depression areas present in the country which saw seemingly interminable rainfall for more than 40 hours (as of this writing, it is still raining), the couple's joie de vivre saw the event through with class and panache. Our favorite parts of the wedding were the vows, but what got us teary eyed were the couple's messages to their fathers.Vatel Manila sends its warmest greetings to our couple! May you be blessed abundantly and may God grant the wishes of your hearts. :-)
Left: The mixture of white & yellow Liliums with a background of Dancing Lady orchids (Oncidium sp.) gave the all-white chiffon altar the life it needed. Right: We also received delivery of our new couple's chairs in black and white damask and Philippine mahogany (otherwise known as 'lauan') in matte black finish. Technically, 'lauan' is not a mahogany, but enough of this botanical discussion. Suffice to say that the chairs are very plush and comfortable, thanks to our craftsmen from Betis, Pampanga.
Left: Last touches by the make-up artist. This wonderful Grecian-inspired gown was by Mitzi Quilendrino Bustos, a friend of the couple. Right: The beautiful bride with her father as they approach the altar. We used abaca for our carpet.
Aisle flowers were white Alstromeria & succulent roses in tin pails. Our new candle stand (white, in the middle) is carved wood patterned after silver candle stands in old Philippine churches. Made by the same craftsmen who made my new chairs.
..."A future wherein I promise to always give my best for you. A future where I will always stand by you." - excerpt from the groom's wedding vow
THE RECEPTION AT THE GLASS PAVILION
Left: VIP table setup by Hizon's Catering. Right: A view of the couple's stage.
Left: A beef steak carving station is always a nice add-on in every buffet setup. Right: Signature desserts that were developed when my first cousin was pastry chef at Hizon's Catering. Hizon's is known for their dessert buffets. Well, among other things, but their dessert buffets are really sought after.
Left: Good friends really make for great event hosts! Right: Enjoying the AVP.
THE ENTOURAGE FLOWERS
The bridal bouquet is composed of vanilla-white Calla Lilies with dainty Queen Anne's Lace & crystals in between. Completing the look is a belt of fine ostrich feathers, a fully beaded ribbon, and a diamond brooch. The lilies also come in other colors like pink, yellow, & burgundy. TIP: Order at least 1-2 months ahead!
For the entourage, we made use of bright colors to brighten up the silver-gray color scheme. Left: Orange & peach roses went well with tiny elder flowers & yellow snapdragons (one-sided only). Right: Happy Alstromeria baskets for the girls.
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ANDY SAMANIEGO & FRANCIS REYES
Contact Details Pending
IMAGINE NATION PHOTOGRAPHY
c/o John Mateos Ong
G/F Oasis Manila
169 Aurora Boulevard, San Juan
Tel Nos. 727.6295
Unit 1 Southway Condominium, Mayapis corner Bakawan Streets
San Antonio Village 1203, Makati City, Philippines
Telephone: +63 2 894.1500
Fax: + 63 2 894 3590
Mobile: +63 917 899.9710
MITZI QUILENDRINO BUSTOS
The MANILA ATELIER: 836 F. Cayco St. Manila 1008.
MAUD the STORE: Archaeology, R2 Level, Power Plant Mall, Makati.
By appointment only
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Mobile: +63 (918) 922-0795
US Mobile: +1 (818) 730-6825
Telefax: +63 (2) 899-4080
Landline: +63 (2) 896-5450
Designed by the bride herself, executed by Janilyn