Wearing Mom’s dress truly is among the most heartwarming gestures from any bride and Lia was also clever about utilizing the precious 30-year old gown. “There was a lot of fabric to work with since Mom’s dress was typical of 1980’s style, Princess Diana drop waist and Maria Clara style. I think each designer made best use of the pieces available and really made them shine,” Lia shares.
She worked with three designers to figure out how to use pieces of the gown’s delicate material and turn them into something new. For Lia’s preparations dress, she had an overlay made from the skirt of her Mom’s gown, and wore it over a minidress she already had in her closet. The most well-preserved pieces of the gown were the panuelo and sleeves, and so these became part of Lia’s modern Maria Clara-inspired ceremony dress. As for her third dress, Lia wanted a simpler and comfier number so she can easily mingle and walk around during the al fresco reception. Since there was still fabric left over from her Mom’s voluminous skirt, this material was used to make the back of Lia’s square neck, column gown.
What else can we say but absolutely meaningful and beautiful! See more of how Wobs and Lia’s wedding day turned out through these photos by Regina Roque.
Photographer: Regina Roque / Videographer: Lula Films / Preparations Venue: La Casita Mercedes / Ceremony Venue: St. Andrew the Apostle Parish / Reception Venue: Manila House Private Members Club / Preparations Dress: Marykris Uy / Ceremony Gown: Coucou by Mel Orlina / Reception Gown: Carina Bailon Atelier / Ceremony Suit: Sherwin Mendoza / Reception Suit: Gardini Fashion Center / Wedding Coordinator: Kiss the Girl Events / Florist: Sublime by Fionna / Antigen Testing: Memstadoc / Makeup Artist: Makeup by Iya Gueco / Hairstylist: Renzo Lusterio / Rings: Studio 925 / Livestream: Yugto Live / Music: Babu Dadap, Michael Odoemene, Isabel Torres / IG Filter: Brylle Taclindo
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