We would've loved to write this blog entry in Filipino, but we grew up thinking in English so we wouldn't want to stress you with our attempts at anything literary at this point. Suffice to say that we are much - very much - thankful for this wedding because of all that it represents: love, family, and country.
We've been doing weddings for almost 8 years now and we've seen how almost all weddings have looked far - very far - for inspiration. All this hullabaloo about anything rustic, vintage, shabby chic have been inspired by American weddings. In fact, Philippine weddings in general have practically adopted the current American wedding aesthetic (truth be told, we're guilty of this, too!). But how many Filipiniana-themed weddings have we done these past years? A little less than 10 - and we do more than 200 weddings a year. Imagine that.
We give props to Degs & Thea for injecting this wedding with fun and color that truly reflects the Filipino spirit. Why, even the bridal bus rented from the Department of Tourism came with its own karaoke machine! How fun is that?! And even though the overall feel and theme screams 'Fiesta!', it didn't push the envelope too far in terms of decor: there is class and good taste in their every collateral. The invites were modern and had touches of Pinoy Pop Culture (check out that dirty ice cream cart!), the gown was beautiful - traditional yet different. The only nod to Filipiniana in our floral arrangements was the use of local woven fans - the Bride's awesome idea! Overall, this was a fun wedding that the guests will surely remember for a long, long time. Kudos, too, to photographer Nicolai Melicor and her team, for capturing it all in lively color! ^_^
Degs and Thea, maraming maraming salamat po for making us a part of your special day. Pagpalain nawa kayo ng Maykapal! ^_^
Preps_ Eastwood Richmonde
Ceremony_ Our Lady of the Abandoned
Photographer_ Nicolai Melicor Wedding Photography
Video_ Ghe Consolacion Event Film Maker
Planner_ The Events Engineer
Gown_ Arnold Galang
Food_ Josiah's Catering
Bridal Bouquet & Entourage Flowers_ Vatel Manila