This Couple Successfully Planned Their Dream Wedding While Apart

Chris was in New York while Alessa was in the Philippines, and the goal was to plan a beautiful intimate wedding. How did they do it? Through Zoom calls, texts, and FaceTime. Just like everyone else, they had to navigate through the changing IATF guidelines and were consistently checking to see if the travel restrictions have eased. They admitted that the changes made their planning experience both exhilarating and stressful but everything paid off when their wedding came out beautifully!

“We cut the wedding really close! We completed all our marriage seminars, Chris’ Barong fitting, learned our couple’s first dance, picked up our marriage license, and PCR tested all our guests for COVID-19, all in the span of a week!” -Alessa, Bride

Look through the snaps of Toto Villaruel and Nicolai Melicor and spot all the gorgeous details in this intimate wedding of Chris and Alessa.


Photographer: Toto Villaruel and Nicolai Melicor / Videographer: Bob Nicolas / Preparations Venue: Alessa’s House, Alessa’s grandmother’s ancestral home / Ceremony Venue: Santuario de San Antonio / Reception Venue: Garden Pavilion, Grand Hyatt / Bride’s Dress: Rosaclara PH / Bridesmaid Dresses: Auggie Cordero / Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire: JayJay Reyes / Hairstylist: Jay Aquino / Makeup Artist: Anthea Bueno / Flowers & Decor: Spruce Floral Designs, Ginger Events Styling / Event Stylist: Ginger Events Styling / Cake Baker: Naked Patisserie / Invitations & Stationery: Print Divas / Band: Manila Philharmonic Orchestra / Host: Atom Ungson / Bridal Robe: Eve the Label / Wedding Rings: Dizon Jewellry / Wedding Coordinator: Events by Amanda Tirol


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