This Musical Couple had a Mini Concert at Their Wedding!

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.

Ian and bianca in 60 seconds 010420 from videoboy on Vimeo.

“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

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Photographer: Thinking Chair Studios / Videographer: Videoboy / Ceremony Venue: Madonna del devino Amore Quasi Parish / Reception Venue: La Faite Home and Country Garden / Bride's and Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jo Rubio Designs / Groom’s Attire: Gina Mercado / Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Katchie Mejias / Catering: Arlene Arce Catering / Ceremony Musicians: Philippine Madrigal Singers
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  1. As a wedding enthusiast and a fan-friend of Bianca, I really admire this picturesque musical wedding. It’s diffenitely for the books! I love the very personal and innovative concept. Such an awesome inspiration! May God bless your mirthful and melodious marraige, Ian and Bianca! Xoxo

  2. Thank you for featuring the wedding of my daughter Soprano Bianca Camille Lopez and Tenor John Ryan Aguila! It was indeed a beautiful wedding full of love and music, a reunion of two hearts and friendships all over the globe. Friends and relatives traveled far and near. Music was provided by no less than the alumni of the world renowned Philippine Madrigal Singers and the jazz ensemble Brass Rosette. The famous Designer Jo Rubio did a wonderful job on our gowns especially the bridal gown!

    More power to your website!

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