Dave Sandoval Reveals the Details of Angeline Quinto’s Elegant Filipiniana Wedding

Singer Angeline Quinto and businessman Nonrev Daquina tied the knot in a show-stopping Filipino-inspired ceremony at the iconic Quiapo Basilica! The vibe? Regal Filipino elegance with all the trimmings. We chatted with event stylist Dave Sandoval, the mastermind behind the magic, to get the scoop on all the beautiful details.

“For me, Filipiniana means celebrating our culture through items that were made by our artists and artisans, using materials that can be found in our communities such as capiz, banig, piña cloth, rattan and sinamay,” he explains.

Both devotees of the Black Nazarene, the couple knew that their wedding at the historic Quiapo Basilica had to be extra special. And with the church’s rich history and their Filipino roots, a Filipiniana theme felt like the perfect fit. Every detail of their entire day, from delicate capiz ornaments to playful jeepney flourishes, celebrated Filipino craftsmanship and heritage.

This is where Dave’s resourcefulness also shone through. He unearthed beautiful, locally-made pieces at the bustling Quiapo market, proving that a stunning Filipiniana wedding doesn’t require a hefty price tag. “I bought capiz ornaments, miniature jeepneys, rattan charger plates, and salakots at the stalls that were located at the Quiapo market,” he shared. “They are very budget friendly, especially for the workmanship that went into each item.”

A unique highlight stole the show, which happens to be Dave’s favorite detail, as well, “My favorite element would be the jeepney that brought our bride and groom to the reception. We decorated it with fresh flowers to match the Filipino maximalist aesthetic.”

True enough, the charming jeepney, an ubiquitous symbol of Philippine transportation, was adorned with a cascade of fresh blooms. Colorful balloons, ones you’d often see on the streets, and a sorbetes cart also added welcome playful touches.

But let’s go back to the ceremony itself, where Dave opted for a more understated approach. Angeline’s entrance was one that really took everyone’s breath away. As she walked through the Basilica’s grand doors, she was framed by an exquisite arch of cascading flowers.

“We kept it simple and symmetrical to keep the solemnity of the Basilica,” Dave explains. “It was white flowers with greens on the arches and the walkway.” And yes, the thought might’ve been simple, but the result was anything but. The masterful arrangement on the walkway created a classic and elegant atmosphere that perfectly complemented the grandeur of the church.

Dave spoke more on the importance of “restraint” when executing a Filipiniana theme, “in order to keep it elegant”.

He further explains, “This is a very beautiful and timeless theme if it is done right. At the same time, you are supporting our local handicrafts industry.”

We can’t help but agree. Angeline and Nonrev’s wedding beautifully mixed love, faith, and cultural pride in a stunning and elegant way. It showcased the lasting beauty of Filipino artistry and tradition, an inspiring feat for other couples who want to do the same. It’s proof that you can have a celebration that highlights your heritage, all without sacrificing timeless elegance.

Photos courtesy of Mico Studios, via Dave Sandoval and La Belle Fete on Instagram. Read more about Angeline and Nonrev’s wedding here.

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