This is a love story which started through music! Bianca and Ian are both former members of the renowned choral group, the Philippine Madrigal Singers or the Madz. They have traveled the world, singing for thousands of international audiences, and so to sing on the best day of their lives with the people they love is such a fitting way to start a new chapter in their story. This soprano-tenor tandem went all out with a mini-concert during their reception, held at La Faite Home and Country Garden, which was aptly titled, ‘Bianca-Ian Musikahan’! In this truly wonderful, musical affair, Broadway, OPM, Jazz, and Disney selections were sung live by the couple and their loved ones to accompany the first dance, cake cutting, toast, and speeches. Now, how I wish pictures could sing, so we’d get to hear their angelic voices, too!
Apart from being a musical wedding, another special fact is that Bianca and Ian planned the entire event themselves. No wedding planner at all! After singing for several weddings through the years, Bianca and Ian already got a clear idea about how they would want their own big day to be–full of good food and good music. Their efforts sure paid off with such a memorable wedding! So, if you’re looking for fun ideas and a wedding playlist to match, check out what Bianca shared below along with these photos from Thinking Chair Studios.
“The first song was “You Matter to Me” from Waitress the Musical. We figured, why not have this as our first dance as well? So, in the middle of the 1st stanza we just stood up unannounced and danced. In the 2nd stanza, I went to my dad and Ian went to his mom and we danced with them.” – Bianca, Bride
“For the ceremony, our very good friend and composer, Ily Matthew Maniano, composed our very own mass for the ceremony from the Gloria to Kordero. It was entitled Missa Aguila and performed by the different batches of the Philippine Madrigal Singers. It was a gift to us. For the bridal march, I really love the song Araw-Araw by Ben&Ben. I had this arranged by my good friend and composer who is based in LA, Saunder Choi. It was his gift to me, too.” – Bianca, Bride
“We had Brass Rosette, a jazz ensemble who are also friends of ours from the music industry, to play while people are settling in the venue. We didn’t want to have the typical presentation of the newlyweds. We wanted to welcome our guests ourselves. So, we had jazz music playing while we welcome all our guests in the venue.” – Bianca, Bride
“My husband and I sang “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole with our jazz band. During the instrumental part, we delivered our thank you speech. After saying our thank you’s, we continued singing until the end of the song!” – Bianca, Bride