Almost always, it’s the bride who goes all out with the wedding preparations down to the last details. For Jervin and Arianna, the journey to their wedding day was a product of team effort in all sense of the word. To begin with, because they are both architects, they made sure to have a simple and intimate wedding that emphasizes the venue’s architectural details. For this, they chose Balay Dako Terrazo, one of their favorite restaurants, because of its charm as an old Filipino house.
For their wardrobe, Jervin collaborated with his designer for a barong that would highlight a Filipino architectural detail: the solihiya. Solihiya is a “repetitive grid of sunburst pattern” made of rattan, usually used in furniture. As a barong design, it became a wearable masterpiece that displays the Filipino ingenuity and craftsmanship. Meanwhile, it has always been Arianna’s dream to wear a modern Filipiniana. Hers was a terno with an intricate bodice that coordinated with her groom’s barong.
Since the couple made sure that both of them were involved in all their wedding details, they celebrated the first day of the rest of their lives together “with a touch of everything personal” to them: “relationship, profession, and culture.” See their photos from Ron Paredes Filmworks.
Photographer and Videographer: Ron Paredes Filmworks | Preparation Area: GiraSol Tagaytay | Ceremony Venue: Carlo Braga Chapel, Don Bosco Batulao | Priest: Fr. Rene Lagaya | Reception Venue: Balay Dako by Antonio’s – Terraza | Coordinator: Styled by Paj | Wedding Rings: MD Zhel Jewelry Maker | Bride’s Gown: Patricia Pascual Designs | Bride’s Hair and Makeup: Claire Gan | Bride’s Nails: Mi & Me Luxury Nails | Groom’s Barong Tagalog: Frederick Berches | Parent’s Gowns and Barong: Patricia Pascual Designs and Frederick Berches | Entourage Gowns: NathanClothiers | Entourage Hair and Makeup: Styled by Paj | Entourage Masks: Alexie | Prenup Film: Pakita Pelikula