Chi Gibbs Tells Us How Movies and Fashion Inspired the Creativity Behind Her Wedding!

Designer and musician Chi Gibbs finally tied the knot with Anton Cruz after a five-year long engagement. Their wedding may have been pushed back an extra two years, but the wait was worth it. Their special day turned out exactly the way they wanted it to be. How could this wedding not catch our attention? The bride’s fashion that is reminiscent of Old Hollywood Glamour, the custom bridesmaid dresses with a personal touch behind the prints, and the marvelous museum venue all exude the couple’s creativity, artistry, and meaningful personalization.

On finding inspiration for your wedding, Chi says, “If you want to put a creative spin on your wedding, focus on what makes you unique as a couple. I feel like that is the best inspiration! For me and Anton it was taking inspiration from movies, music and fashion we both love and appreciate. It’s all the more special and memorable when it comes from a place of meaning.”

We were able to talk to Chi and ask for more details about her beautiful wedding! Read all about Anton and Chi’s big day as you scroll through these photos by Mango Red.

Anton and Chi


"In my personal style I take a lot of inspiration from the 50s and 60s, so right off the bat I knew that I wanted to evoke that era. I showed Vania a lot of vintage photos and movie references, which she immediately recognized and understood." Chi, Bride

"Being a print designer for my own brand for the past 9 years, I wanted to incorporate my own personal print somehow in my bridesmaids dresses. I wanted it to be something personal so I came up with the idea of writing my favorite literary and musical quotes coupled with lines from my vows as well." Chi, Bride

"As an artist myself, I couldn't picture a more perfect place, being surrounded by art and history. I felt that a museum was reflective of our interests as a couple. We also thought that it would be a fun interactive location for our guests to enjoy as well." Chi, Bride

"A big inspiration for the entire wedding were movie stills from Audrey Hepburn's Sabrina. It has been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl. I fell in love with the silhouette of her gown in that film a long time ago, and wanted to create a modern version of it." Chi, Bride

Photographer: Mango Red / Videographer: Jason Magbanua / Ceremony Venue: The Palm House at the Botanical Gardens / Reception Venue: Art Gallery of New South Wales / Bride’s Gowns Vania Romoff and JC Buendia / Bridesmaids Gowns: Boom Sason, Desino Dulce (for 1 dress) / Groom’s Suits: JC Buendia / Flowers: thelilipilian / Hair: Cara Clyne / Wedding Coordinator: Rhianna Smith Events / Caterer: The Fresh Collective / Makeup: Gabs Gibbs / Cake: Chef Miko Aspiras

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