An Elegant Wedding Filled With Love And Modern Details

As a writer for Bride and Breakfast, I’ve had the pleasure of writing about many beautiful weddings over the past few months. Today, I get to share something a little more personal–my own wedding day!

Tam and I married on the 4th of October in a ceremony officiated by my yoga teacher and dear friend, with 150 of our family and friends in attendance. Despite rain in the early morning changing our plans for a garden wedding, everything unfolded perfectly (I feel like every wedding inevitably teaches a lesson in letting go!) and we wouldn’t change a thing.

Our photographers, MangoRED Studios, were an obvious and important choice for us. We knew we wanted to look back on our wedding day by reliving the moments (and movements) captured in still frames. They were a dream to work with, as were the other suppliers who played a role in making our wedding ours.

Mariana & Tam from Good Wolf on Vimeo.

“My dream dress from Rosa Clara was simple in many ways but dramatic where it mattered to me. Tulle, tulle, tulle, a low cut front and back dress line, and dreamy tulle flaps flowing from my shoulders instead of a veil.”

“The direction for florals was to keep things light, structured, and modern. The bridesmaids’ bouquets had to be uniform as they tied the intentionally-mismatched (but complementary) gowns together. My bridal bouquet had touches of deep blue intertwined into it to act as my ‘something blue’.”

“I didn’t want it to be too obvious who the entourage were, so instead of matching them all in the same color, I asked Mich to help come up with complementary shades and allow my girls to choose silhouettes that made them feel comfortable.”

“Tam drove himself to the ceremony, which gave him some precious quiet time to himself which I was personally quite jealous of!”

“The Cabana, our contingency venue for the ceremony, ended up looking lovely in photos because of the sunlight filtering in.”

“Elements from our invitation design were incorporated into the cake.”

“Antonio’s was the perfect choice for venue overall — inspired food, excellent service, and a lovely setting from ceremony to reception. We couldn’t be happier with our decision to have our wedding there.”

“I was never the little girl who had an exact idea of how my wedding should look; there was a vague picture of a fluffy (as twelve year-old me would have called it) white dress in my mind, but not much more than that. In the end, that allowed Tam and me to feel things out as we went along, listening to each other as we worked together to put our day together. To me, it was perfect and I’m glad we have the photos to remind us of it always.”


Photographer: MangoRED Studios / Videographer: Good Wolf Films / Ceremony and Reception Venue: Antonio’s Restaurant / Bride’s Dress: Rosa Clara / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Groom’s Attire: Cornell’s Custom Tailors / Groom’s Shoes: Grenson / Makeup Artist: Jigs Mayuga / Hairstylist: Gchel Mande / Bridesmaid Dresses: Mich Araullo / Cake Baker: Elle’s Kitchen / Event Stylist: Gathered Creative Co. Invitations Graphic Design: Rachel Mutia / Invitations Printing: Kasali / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Maxine Covar Events / Cake Baker: Elle’s Kitchen PH

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