21
Sep

Oh Oh Oslo!

Posted by Janna Simpao

Bride and Breakfast has featured weddings in different parts of the world. Today we welcome another new destination: Norway! Although this wedding may be miles away from us, it still reflects the Filipino home. Amazing infrastructure speaks of the history and beauty of Oslo, Norway, while our gorgeous couple themselves rocked their outfits.

This is what you call ridin’ in style!

Joy’s gown is absolutely beautiful. It is a mix of traditional and modern without compromising elegance and style. I must also say this is my favorite shot taken by homegrown photographer Paul Vincent. Oh so pretty!

Their videographer, also from the Philippines, shares about his experience with the couple:

I met Jens & Joy when they went home in the Philippines last December 2009. We did an E-session and save-the-date video for them which gave them an idea to fly me to Norway to document their wedding. Everything was in passing. Nothing was confirmed, I thought it was just an idea. Until the day before we have to fly and a ticket was bought for us. I was overwhelmed by the thought of going out of Asia to do a wedding video. Yes, it was my first time to cover a wedding out of the country and alone at that.

Jens & Joy made sure we’re comfortable, and that we had our daily dose of fresh Norwegian Salmon. Talk about Filipino hospitality! Their family & friends gave us a hearty warm welcome that I almost forgot I was in Norway.

I admit that I easily get carried away by dramas. Movies sometimes make me cry. When I heard their vows to each other I can’t help but get my eyes misty again. And, they had a very solemn ceremony which was celebrated by a Filipino priest.

The wedding reception took place until the wee hours of the night. And the partying and the booty shakin’ lasted till the morn which was energized by a sushi buffet.

It was an experience that I wont forget ever. Gaining new friends & a European summer encounter though brief is something that I would tag as “priceless”.

Photography: Paul Vincent / Videography: Chug Cadiogan / Coordinator: Erika Bergara of Detalye / Gown: Edwin Tan



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