When Ernest Pascual of Events! Events!, one of the most in-demand coordinators in the industry, sent me some wedding goodness, I knew it would be fab. I was wrong. Fabulous is definitely an understatement. I can totally relate to Dorothy when she received those sparkling ruby red pumps. Goodbye Kansas City, Hello OZ!!!
With a Paris-pretty theme, Patrick and Angela’s wedding is one of those that scream out covet-worthy ideas. Who wouldn’t love a gown that will make anyone go for a second, third and fourth look, and details that are classy, romantic and boldly fierce? Not to mention that red is actually one of the hardest colors to pull off. It’s a good thing that with a stylish couple and their dream team, anything is possible.
From the bride:
Patrick wanted to give me the wedding of my dreams. The theme, colors, flowers, were based on all of my favorite things: Red, Paris, Roses. I partly grew up in Montreal, Quebec, hence my love of everything French. I have never personally been to Paris, thus I wanted to bring a piece Paris to my wedding.
The monogram P stands for Paris and Patrick, while the Eiffel Tower was made to look like an A for Angela. It was initially drawn by a friend then digitally re-created by our coordinator Ernest Pascual. Ernest and I brainstormed on the details, and we came up with the table names being monuments in Paris while the napkin holders had french phrases. I gave our florist/stylist Jo Claravall pegs of Chateau Versailles and various red flower arrangements and with that he made my vision into reality.
My favorite part of the wedding was walking down the aisle. When Ernest opened the door, I just saw Patrick and no one else. The moment was surreal beyond words. This is going to sound super corny but me and Patrick have been together for 10 years, and half of that was long distance. I felt like the long journey was over and we were to start a new one—together.
Church: Shrine of Jesus / Reception: Rigodon Ballroom, Manila Peninsula / Photographer: MangoRed / Videographer: Jason Magbanua / Gown: Francis Libiran / Make-up: Aaron Lejarde / Hair: Joel Estrelle / Flowers: Jo Claravall / Invitations: Amis Print / Music: Cirkulo Band / Cake: Maite Gregorio of Cake Concepts / Coordinator: Ernest Pascual of Events! Events!