How Can a Wedding Be Completely Laidback? This Bride Shares Her Firsthand Tips!

“I had no clear motif, theme, or direction in mind for my wedding. I just wanted a certain ambiance and feeling for the overall event, which was intimate and laidback,” says Bride Chesca. A guest count of 160 may still be a grand number but Jaako and Chesca approached their special day with ease, fun, and comfort as the main priorities. This couple wanted their guests to just have a good time indulging in sumptuous food and drinks, dancing to great music, and enjoying heartfelt conversations.

There was no need for a show, an elaborate program, nor too many details to think about. On their special day, Jaako and Chesca would enter their wedding venue knowing they’ll have a relaxed and cozy celebration with all their loved ones.

This wedding serves as amazing inspiration for couples like Jaako and Chesca who want to keep the details uncomplicated! Chesca shares some of the tips and lessons that helped her pull off such a laidback yet remarkable event. Gain some wedding planning wisdom while you scroll through these beautiful photos by Artu Nepomuceno and Shaira Luna assisted by Choi Narciso.

Jaako and Chesca

As for my bridesmaids, I rented dresses from Vestido Manila. That choice was based solely on the fact that I did not want to stress myself out thinking of my bridesmaids' outfits. The motif for the attire was garden cocktail as I wanted everyone to have an easy time picking out their attire, guests included. - Chesca, Bride

We knew our priorities and non-negotiables from the beginning, which made the planning process really easy. I would recommend this to any future couple: Know your priorities. Our main priorities were: Venue, music, and alcohol. - Chesca, Bride

We let go of the traditional program. We had no entrance into our reception and just quickly joined everyone else when they entered for dinner. We only had speeches over dinner then it went directly to the after-party. - Chesca, Bride

Jaako and I love music, and we knew that we wanted our DJs to play upbeat music already from the beginning instead of the typical string/formal music. It sets the tone for everyone to feel relaxed and not stiff throughout the wedding. - Chesca, Bride

Everything came together exactly how we wanted it. After the wedding, I had a friend call it a 'big inuman,' which I love since that's how much fun and relaxed everything turned out to be. It was a party to celebrate! - Chesca, Bride

Photographer: Artu Nepomuceno and Shaira Luna assisted by Choi Narciso / Videographer: First Wings Films / Coordinator: The Bride’s Maids & Co. / Florist: K&A Event Styling / Church: Chapel on the Hill / Reception: Antonio’s Tagaytay / Invitations and Stationery: Kasali / Wedding Dress and Veil: Chungdam Bridal / Earrings, Bridesmaid Dresses: Vestido Manila / Makeup Artist: Iya Gueco / Hairstylist: Renzo Lusterio / Rings: OYP Jewelry / Church Choir: Versions / Lights and Sounds: Stohnenky Pro Sounds and Lights / DJ: Groove Manila / Percussions: Aman

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