There are couples that are so clearly meant to be together that it’s hard to imagine there was ever a time before they met. Cito and Cheskie are one such pair, and in case you’re curious, they did have to meet, once upon a time. Specifically, over a decade ago at Cheskie’s sister’s house party. Cheskie was tasked by her mother to chaperone but ended up entertaining a gate crasher throughout the night, Cito. They talked ‘til sunrise, and were inseparable from that day.
Their wedding, set on their 10th year anniversary, was a weekend-long affair in Bohol that featured fashionable outfits, heart-warming speeches from family and friends, performances by notable names in the local scene, impeccably styled tablescapes, as well as copious amounts of alcohol and dancing the night(s) away. Scroll through this set by Proud Rad and read more about this fun celebration through the stories of the bride below.
Cheskie, who formerly worked in PR, says she approached wedding planning as she would an event, picking each element mindfully and ensuring the experience of their guests was seamless throughout. The couple now lives in Singapore together, but most of the wedding planning was done long-distance, as Cheskie moved abroad ahead. That also meant a long-distance relationship for the pair, which–we’re not surprised–only made their relationship stronger.
Bohol was the way to go for them venue-wise, as it gave the couple and their friends and family an excuse as well as a beautiful place to come together and spend an entire weekend in each other’s company. At the welcome dinner, Cheskie wore the first of six different dresses she would don over the weekend, a pink tulle number by Sassa Jimenez. Alongside his bride-to-be, Cito was fashionably clad in a terracotta jumpsuit by Araw The Line. Muted clay colors and handmade linens were present throughout the styling for the wedding, executed by Wild Reverie, which had an overall warm and earthy feel.
At the Church of Our Lady of Assumption, a beauty in itself, the pair finally met at the altar, Cheskie in her decadent Zuhair Murad gown and Cito in Joey Samson. See if you can spot the personalized wedding accessories crafted by the bride’s family’s line, JMA Jewelry. The arrhae, as well as the pin that Cito wore throughout the weekend, all contained the couple’s wedding crest. At the reception, both bride and groom made outfit changes–Cito into a slate Ziggy Savella suit and Cheskie into a Martin Bautista number, then followed by her silk halter “after party dress” from Araw The Line. Family and friends ate, drank, and danced the night away, seeing Cito and Cheskie into their ever after adventure ahead.