From 600 Guests Down to 31: A Destination Wedding to Remember

Planning your dream wedding in the midst of a pandemic could be frustrating. As everything is constantly changing- travel protocols and safety restrictions, it is most likely for a couple to be discouraged. The tendency for those who want to get married during this time is to have no choice but to forgo their dream big wedding in exchange for an intimate one, which was the case for Joseph and Phoebe. All things considered, this couple chose love to prevail. They decided to make their dream wedding work by having a destination wedding in Batangas. From having a guest list of 600, they had to trim it down to 31 guests only consisting of their beloved family and relatives. For their ceremony, they had to book a slot at the last minute in a nearby church because getting married in the house of God was a non-negotiable for these two. Despite the handful of guests, it was a day to remember for a lifetime. Check out how this special day was captured through the photos taken by GJ Esguerra Photography.

Change is inevitable,” said the bride. “We had to accept the fact that no matter how grand we envisioned it to be, we have to stick to an intimate setup and just get married. After all, who knows when this pandemic will end.


Photographer: GJ Esguerra Photography, Videographer: Ian Celis, Ceremony Venue: Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian Lipa, Reception Venue: The Farm at San Benito, Bride’s Dress: Hannah Kong, Bridal Robe: La Rosa Novia, Bridesmaid Dresses: Vee Tan, Groom’s and Groomsmen Attire: Bonnie’s Tailoring, Hairstylist: Valerie Corpuz, Makeup Artist: Nate Javier, Event Stylist: Drew Menor, Invitations: Popgram Printing, Accessories: Jacatel Earrings, Wedding Coordinator: Create Sundays

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