I know that most of you have seen the beautiful wedding of Martine Cajucom and Cliff Ho in Bali. But if you haven’t, today we’re showing you the official photos from MangoRed and they are beyond stunning! Now as much as we love a gorgeous wedding, we looovvveee the stories behind it even more. So we asked Martine some questions and she got to share the coolest tidbits on love and her big day!
Martine: Cliff and my cousin Georgina (who is also my business partner and closest friend) were co-hosts before on Channel V. Cliff moved to Asia to pursue TV hosting and I was living in LA working for American Apparel. When I moved to Manila, he had just left Manila so we just missed each other. We met when he visited briefly and fell in love over a nine-hour phone call pretty much. Five years later we’re still doing the long distance thing as a married couple. A very modern romance!
Martine: We broke down everything we love and hate about weddings and did our own thing. A long ceremony was out of the question. We wanted it short, sweet, and intimate, and everything had to have a personal touch.
Martine: We had a two-day celebration. Friday was the welcome dinner with an all-pink theme (Cliff’s idea because he knows how much I love pink). We had a table of our favorite snacks from around the world. We flew in a ton of Momofuku Milkbar cookies and crackpies from New York, along with some low brow snacks, and had an abundance of grazing tables and snacks, great music, and lots of alcohol.
Martine: We wanted to treat all of our guests to the same weekend we had when we got engaged, so we rented out the entire resort and treated our closest 150 friends and family to a beautiful weekend together.
Martine: Since the stage was minimal and plexi-glass and all you can see is the ocean and sky, I wanted a gown that would look cloud-like. I wanted to look like myself, so I kept my hair down with minimal makeup, the same as I do normally. For my reception gown, I wanted something a bit more playful so I chose a beautiful nude crystal-embellished Dana Harel gown with a Jennifer Behr crown.
Martine: We wanted it to be minimal and tasteful, but still have some glam elements. We had a plexi-glass stage overlooking the infinity pool and ocean at the same spot we got engaged in. Our flowers were flown in from California and were really beautiful as well.
Martine: No issue at all coordinating overseas. When you work with great people, it’s a breeze. I had the best wedding planner in the world–Amanda Tirol, and Alila Villas Uluwatu was a dream to work with. Find a venue that is special to you. The more personal a wedding is, the more magical the experience becomes.
Photographer: MangoRed / Videographer: Jason Magbanua / Welcome Dinner Gown: Marchesa / Ceremony Gown: Rosa Clara PH / Reception Gown: Dana Harel Design / Bridal Shoes: Rafa USA / Jewelry: JJ Jao / Wedding Band: Suzanne Kalan / Crown: Jennifer Behr, Loho Bride / Makeup: Robbie Pinera / Hair: Styled by Suyen / Bridal Party Glam Team: Jelly Eugenio, Paul Nebres / Bridesmaid Gowns: Dion Lee, Michael Lo Sordo, Boom Sason / Groomsmen Suits: Suit It Up Manila / Venue: Alila Villas Uluwatu / Live Band: We are Manja / DJs: Deftmix, Sosupersam, Arthur Bray, Moritz Gastl, Sam Wilson / Hosts: Isabelle Daza, JM Rodriguez, Nicole Andersson / Wedding Planner: Events by Amanda Tirol / Party Pictures: Team Instax PH, Meet Keso / Booze: SalvaRey Rum Philippines, Johnnie Walker PH / Flowers: Mimsy Botanical, Cosa Design and Decor / Bridesmaids Robes: La Tercera / After Party Swimsuits: Swim By Eve / Invitations: Print Divas / Acrylic Place Cards: Pio Laser Solutions / Special Thanks: Belo Beauty, Dhanny Melissa Siswando