5 Thoughtful Details We Loved From Ben and Vern’s Wedding

We gave you a first look at Vern Enciso and Ben Lim’s intimate Cebu wedding here, and now that the official photos are out, we are here to discuss all the details! Intimate weddings provide a unique opportunity to personalize the details and treat your guests to an extra special experience—these are two things Vern and Ben definitely delivered! It is clear that the couple put much thought into their wedding planning, so we picked out our five favorite things about it and wanted to share the story behind these decisions. Keep scrolling to see more photos from Metrophoto of this beautifully breathtaking wedding.

[LAYOUT 1 of 5 - Vern's Carrie Bradshaw-Inspired Bridal Look]

Carrie wore a dress by no one, that’s why mine’s better because I wore one by one of the most talented Filipino designers,” Vern shares on Instagram. Her Mark Bumgarner dress was inspired by Carrie’s civil wedding ensemble, which she completed with Carrie’s signature Hangisi pumps. Vern’s second look is not to be missed as well—she traded her stilettos for more comfortable, but equally chic Manolo flats and donned a delicate lace top with the classic ball gown skirt. 


[LAYOUT 2 of 5 - Creative Inclusion of Their Furbabies]

The couple’s adorable furbabies may not have walked down the aisle, but the couple was sure to include them every step of the way. From the invitations to the wedding cake, Chewy the _ and Milana the pomsky were right there next to mom and dad! We especially loved how cute they looked peeking through mom’s bouquet and dad’s boutonnière. Save this idea for your wedding, furparents? We say yes!


[LAYOUT 3 of 5 - Witty and Well-Loved G&T Bar]

Since Vern is a Vlogger, tons of photos and videos was a definite non-negotiable! While the couple was off taking hundreds (or thousands?) of shots post-ceremony, they made sure their guests were well taken care of before they were ushered to the reception venue. An assortment of gin, tonic, and botanicals were available for guests to enjoy while waiting for the grand reveal.


[LAYOUT 4 of 5 -The Diligent and Dedicated Maid of Honor]

From the surprise intimate yacht party to rain dancing mere hours before the reception, Vern’s sister/best friend/travel buddy/business partner sure set the bar sky-high for Maid of Honors! She somehow managed all the standard MOH duties while also taking over her sister’s Instagram, filming tons of vlog content, and looking effortlessly chic while at it!


[LAYOUT 5 of 5 - Representation of Their Favorite Season for the Reception]

Inspired by fall, which is the couple’s favorite season, the venue transformation was another meticulous execution by Gideon Hermosa. Make sure to check out the entrance tunnel, the enchanting ceiling installation, and the lavish tablescapes! It was a flower haven which gave the evening an even more intimate feel thanks to the warm color palette.


Photographer: Metrophoto / Videographer: Jason Magbanua / Venue: Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa / Bride’s Dress: Mark Bumgarner / Bride’s Shoes: Manolo Blahnik / Bridal Robe 1:  Eve the Label / Bridal Robe 2: Happy Andrada / Hairstylist: Vien Nueva / Makeup Artist: Memay Francisco / Maid of Honor Gown: Atelier Debbie Co / Flowers & Decor: Gideon Hermosa / Lights and Sounds: Zion Productions / Cake Baker: Cake Couture by Trina / Wine and Spirits: Charlton Trade and Enterprise / E-invite Designer: Jean Yu / Wedding Rings: Manila Diamond Studio / Nails and Eyelashes: NÉW Lounge PH / Host: Holly Dawn / DJ: Gino V / Violinist: Show Violinist / Fireworks: Pyroworks / Rentals: T&C Rental and Event Services / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Stanz Catalan


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