In this blog feature, let me take you to a very traditional yet sophisticated kind of thing. Sophistication doesn’t merely mean fancy locations, fancy this and that, we’re going back to the basic Filipino tradition of weddings. I do warn you to prepare, this is quite a BLOG!
Festivity filled with love and the soul of Filipino wedding is truly captured by our team. The moment is just there – we just had to conquer the time to sophisticate it. I have never felt such unique elegance in a traditional setting like this. For all you know, Filipino weddings are really fun, more of the eating part. Seeing all the traditional food in the reception makes me want to go back in the olden times. The laughter, the vibe of the guests, the details, and every single element in this celebration is distinct.
I’ve known Iyel since college days, way back to the time I used to sell dried fish for a living, Sean was more of a big brother back then – they’re my friends from our local congregation. Having that in mind, the pressure I have in this assignment is quite hefty. Believe it or not, my team and I were wearing traditional Filipino cloths, too! The couple had been an encouragement to me, they have been the people who would push me further during the days I doubt myself in starting out a brand in the industry. I remember the time I said to Sean, “please when the time comes, let me be your wedding photographer”, he giggled, “sure bro.” So when the right timing was there, I saw in a Facebook post they got engaged, I didn’t want to be too invasive, but thank God for Iyel and Sean for holding to their promise. Let me take you back to their beautiful day, feel the true Filipino way of getting married.
Set-up: Gallons and Pots – Albert Galipot Jr. of Sta. Cruz Laguna
Caterer: Gallons and Pots – Mildred Galipot Galipot of Sta. Cruz, Laguna
Coordinator: Bluefish Crunchman and Kathleen Valencia Cervantes of Manila
4-layer cake: Mariconne Jovellana Eguaras of Sta. Cruz, Laguna
3-layer cake: Tsokoleyjoys – Joy Escobar-Ocampo of Manila
Videographer: Pixelfish Concept- Eman Escalona of Manila
Gowns and Suits: KMM Embroidery -Merlita Villanueva Casedo of Lumban, Laguna
Make up Artist: Waway of Biñan, Laguna
Florist: Mark Calma of Sta. Cruz Laguna
Folk Dancers: Teddy Mendoza of Sta. Cruz Laguna with the P. Guevarra High School students