This Couple Added Local, Eco-Friendly Details to their Tropical Chic, Filipiniana Wedding

Weddings nowadays are getting extra creative, it’s always so exciting to see how they turn out. From creative themes to non-traditional wedding approaches, it’s interesting to see how the small details come together to make the day truly beautiful. I had the privilege of attending Angelo and Marianna’s wedding, and the couple brought a lot of creativity and uniqueness to their special day. The bride has always been an advocate of environmental consciousness and is a full-on supporter of Philippine-made products, so it’s not a shock that she found ways to make her wedding day reflect this. Scroll through the photos of MangoRed to how beautiful everything turned out!

P.S. – Read more below about how this couple managed to make the details of their special day truly meaningful.

The couple chose to go with a tropical chic Filipino theme. Attire for the men was flexible–they had the freedom to choose to come in suits or barongs. For the ladies, the bride encouraged her guests to rent gowns from RSVP to avoid one-time usage. The women did not disappoint, pulling out all the stops, and dressing to the nines in a mix of tropical and Filipino-chic attire.

For the invitations, the couple decided to go mostly digital. Only the sponsors were given hard copies to lessen the use of paper. They were even encouraged to bring the invites with them to the wedding for recycling purposes! Spot the basket they placed at the entrance of the reception to collect the invites!

For her gown, Marianna requested designer Rajo Laurel to design a dress for her, with the intent of repurposing her mom’s wedding gown. The result? A breathtaking and unique sheath number. The appliqués of her mom’s gown were used in her dress, while the other parts were applied to another gown she wore for her despedida de soltera.

The ladies in the entourage on the other hand, came in Gabbie Sarenas creations that boasted hints of pina and sampaguita embroidery for that Filipino touch. Did you know that most of the entourage looks actually came in two pieces (with detachable pina)? This is something you can consider for your own entourage, as it definitely makes the outfit more flexible for reuse.

Another memorable detail of the night was the photo booth! To go with the theme, they hired local brand Halo Halo to design an all-banig setup with plants to bring out the tropical-Filipino vibe of the night.

(Photo Booth Photo by Magic Liwanag)

The decor was kept to a minimum, with lots of greens and flowers (for pops of color) serving as table centerpieces and cocktail decor. For giveaways, the couple opted for essential oils and abaca slippers–that were lifesavers for a lot of the ladies at the end of the night!

Photographer: MangoRed / Videographer: Ian Celis / Bride’s Dress: Rajo Laurel / Entourage Gowns: Gabbie Sarenas / Bridal Robe: Eve the Label / Groom’s Attire: Felipe and Sons / Makeup Artist: Mikka Marcaida / Hairstylist: Antonio Papa / Entourage Hair and Makeup: Emphasis Salon / Ceremony Venue: Santuario de San Antonio Parish / Ceremony Stylist: Mabolo Flower Shop / Reception Stylist: Fleur Art Event Styling / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Weddings by Kim Mohnani / Photo Booth Photographer: Magic Liwanag / Photo Booth Setup: Halo Halo Store / Invitations & Stationery: Alex Eduque + Printsonalities / Gown Rentals: RSVP
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