Despite being in different parts of the world while planning their wedding, Ralph and Micah still managed to create a beautiful wedding celebration in Tagaytay. They went for a fresh and classy event with a sage green motif and hints of earth tones. Some of the things we love about this set are the three-layered wedding cake by Audry’s Pastry Boutique which had a beautiful accent of edible leaves, the simple yet chic entourage dresses by Love C Manila, and the consistent use of the green motif—from the invitations and centerpieces, up to the ceiling decor. But, the sweetest part of this wedding would be the grand finale where Micah surprised her groom with a fireworks display! Every detail of this wedding is just so pleasing to the eyes. Go on and check them out as captured beautifully by Bryan Venancio Photography.
How did you manage the challenge of being in different places while planning your wedding?
“I am based in Dubai and Ralph was in Manila during the time we were planning our wedding. When I wasn’t in Manila, Ralph would attend to the matters that could be done without me and we’d schedule every meeting that needed both of us when I was in Manila. For us, the most difficult things we had to deal with were logistics and the schedules. We encountered some other issues and minor hiccups but thanks to our very helpful wedding planner, we were able to overcome all of this. She made it very easy for us as she facilitated almost everything and all we had to do was to assess and approve her suggestions. Communication is the key.”
What were some of the most memorable and unique details about your wedding?
“While we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, there are a couple of memorable highlights from our wedding. One of them being the exchange of vows, where we shared heartfelt and emotional messages to show our lifetime commitment to one another.
Another one was the cocktail hour which was very popular. Our guests were served sorbetes, puto bumbong, bibingka, donuts, and also alcoholic drinks a la happy hour. In addition, one of my personal best memories was the look on my husband’s face when we were suddenly called to the garden out of the blue. He had no idea what was going on, I secretly planned a firework show. He’s been raving about it during the planning and he had no idea that I availed the package.
He was really surprised and the cameras caught his reaction when the show started.
A unique detail that we loved was our wedding theme–greenery and earth tones with classic and traditional vibes. In addition, the men also wore Barong Tagalog which completed the look that we were going for. Altogether, it perfectly fits our venue and the season.”
What tips would you like to give other couples when it comes to wedding planning?
“In wedding planning, you and your partner will come to disagreements every once in a while, so don’t take things too seriously. And if you feel that you have become too overwhelmed with the planning, take time to just chill and relax. Also, when setting your budget, make room for adjustments, think about extra fees and allot extra funds because you never know if you’re going to need more than what you have budgeted for.
For couples who are in separate places, or are both in other countries, I would say that a wedding planner would be a very great help. I’m not saying that it is required, but for us, it made our wedding planning a whole lot easier–less stress, less work. Try to get someone that you have a good feeling about, someone that you think you can trust, because they will be a big part of the success of your event.
During your big day, don’t stress too much, don’t think about anything else and just enjoy the moment. Trust that everything will be alright, and most of all, be happy and grateful. Remember that your wedding is just the start of your lifelong commitment to your partner and the start of the rest of your life, together.”
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