It’s amazing how travel can bring to life so much inspiration and ideas. I currently write to you from the busy streets of Hong Kong, a place that seems to have the most stamps of in my passport. What an amazing time this has been for me and my husband Ian. I am a bit bummed that tonight I fly back to Manila, but the show must go on and it’s always good to have something perk you up on a Monday. If you are a lot like me, a beautiful wedding will surely do the trick. When Wendy sent me pictures from her big day, I squealed with delight! And even if I was away from home, I knew I had to write about it immediately.
A wedding that was fun and light is always a thing that most couples strive for. Looking throughout the photos made me think of cotton candy, fairy tales, ballerinas and princesses. It seems like one of those weddings you’ve dreamed of having when you were a child, but this time it’s for real. The bride looked serenely sweet (I love her super cute haircut!) and her groom couldn’t be happier. And pink has definitely made a comeback for this year. Although the color can be a tricky shade, if done with just enough whimsy and style it can be a delight to the eyes. Femininity and charm combined, this wedding is definitely pretty in pink.
Jelly shoes with Swarovski crystals to match the bride’s gown and headpiece. Next to diamonds, I think crystals are a bride’s best friend.
This shot is pure romance. Talk about pretty!
The entourage wore pink and gray. Notice how the guys’ shirts were also pink. Well, what can I say? I love pink on men!
Because weddings are not just about the couple but also about celebrating family, this video is a top favorite for me.
“We made a video—a surprise tribute to our parents—with a twist. Alain thanked my parents and I thanked Alain’s parents. We think a lot of the guests were really moved by this video.”
What a great way to welcome new members of the family!
From the bride:
The wedding is quite a traditional Filipino-Chinese wedding. But because I really love fashion, that element was very evident. Our engagement pictures by Pat Dy were displayed the foyer of the ballroom as well as used for an opening video while guests are coming in. I love how people still tell us that it is the most heartwarming wedding they have attended. My favorite part would be my walk down the aisle. Seeing both my mom and especially my dad crying really meant so much to me. And it made really made the guests cry as well. Even our other suppliers thought it was an overwhelmingly sentimental bridal walk. To add to more emotional moments, my husband and I actually cried when our wedding pictures were shown.
Church: Grace Christian Church / Officiating Pastor: Pastor Stephen Tan / Wedding Gown and Entourage Gowns: Larry Espinosa / HMU: Xeng Zulueta / Church Flowers: Robert Blancaflor / Shoes: Limited Edition “Ultragirl Night Sky” by Brazilian designer J.Maskrey with Melissa Australia / Hairpiece: Ken Samudio of Matthew and Melka Luxury Accessories / Videographer: Dominic Velasco of Imacron / Emcee: Mike Lim / Wedding Coordinator: Vangie Go of Wedding Treasures