Sunday, March 06, 2011
REAL WEDDING: BRYAN + MAJAL
It's really nice to know that the Filipiniana theme still has appeal to today's couples. Since the advent of vintage-themed weddings, more and more couples are now looking towards the US for ideas and themes. It's become really rare to see wedding themes that reflect things that are close to home, and Bryan & Majal's wedding was one of those.
From the recycled paper-dried leaves invitation (which had the Baybayin versions of their names) to the choice of Kate Torralba to make the gowns in wonderful earthy colors, the theme was fully expressed in almost all of their wedding elements. It helped, too, that Bryan used to be a member of Kontra Gapi during his University days, and they were there to perform during their reception thus adding to the ethnic vibe that the wedding was trying to achieve. While there really are no flowers that we can call 'Filipino' (using sampaguita was just way too predictable), we decided to use flowers from around the world to reflect the international presence of the Filipino (the couple work in China, for example). We, however, didn't forget to give a nod to the bride's current hometown by adding T'boli bells to her bridal bouquet to represent South Cotabato (Bryan naman hails from Pangasinan). The handle was likewise wrapped in jute for that added rustic-ness. Too bad I don't have photos of the reception, but the setup there pretty much helped sew the ideas together and it was just great!
Coming home & getting married (among other things) is something overseas Filipinos look forward to and we salute Bryan and Majal for wanting to make their wedding special and unique, while making it very enjoyable and memorable for friends and relatives.
To you, Bryan & Majal, Mabuhay at Maraming Salamat! Biyayaan nawa kayo ng Dakilang Maykapal! :-)
Preps: Astoria Plaza
Ceremony: The Mango Farm
Cocktails & Dinner: The Mango Farm
Photographer: Nice Print
Videographer: Nice Print
Event Planner: Darlene Tan-Salazar for Perfect 10 Weddings
Couturier: Kate Torralba
Caterer: K. by Cunanan Catering
Ceremony Setup: Vatel Manila
Entourage Flowers: Dylan Gozum for Vatel Manila
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