“I wrote this vows two years ago when I was at my lowest…
I wrote this because it gave me hope that one day I would find someone that this would be for… and I did.”
Two wedding ceremonies.
Countless celebrations here and abroad.
One EPIC dance number.
Finally, we now present to you our collaborative project with ultra-artistic groom — the wedding of Gabriel Valenciano and Tricia Centenera.
Evan and Amanda are both commercial models whom are well-loved by family and friend. This is evident by the captivating speeches that were full of anecdotes, revelations, well wishes and even practical “advices.” 😀
The celebration was relaxed that the bridal walk was greeted by cheers — though those soon turned into romance and drama as everyone couldn’t hold back their tears of joy.
Watch all of these and more in Evan and Amanda’s SDE.
Theirs was a wedding that a myriad of eyes were anticipating.
Theirs was held in an island paradise called Balesin — where only a few are privileged to have step on.
Theirs was not a movie but it could very well have been. It rained hard the day before the but it was bright and sunny come wedding day. Words were not scripted but were real, filled with with love and emotion — with a dash of humor here and there.
“Napapatunayan ko na talaga na mahal mo ako, tuwing sinasabi mong gwapo ako. Kasi yung nagmamahal lang talaga sa akin ang makakapagsabi nun tulad ng nanay ko.”
Chiz and Heart, it was honor telling your story. Thank you for the privilege.
“When I hear you laugh. When I laugh with you. Immediately I imagine us having wrinkles and being like this and moving like that… ang laughing. Because the sound of your laughter talaga… it just echoes through eternity.”
No, this is not a line from a movie (though it could very well be). This is a fragment of Echo’s vow to Kim — its entirety epitomizes their wedding.
Laid-back. Carefree. Real.
Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Boracay Weddings by Amanda Tirol
Photographer: Mango Red
Prenup Stylist: Rabbithole Creatives
Events Stylist: Events Studio by Gideon Hermosa
Bridal Gown: Vania Romoff
Female Entourage Gowns: Ryan Madamba
Groom’s Outfit: Francis Libiran
Male Entourage Outfit: Levinson Rodriguez
Bouquets & Boutonnieres: Vatel Manila
Hair & Makeup: Mayesa Delos Santos/Mark Familiara/EJ Caro
Pre-wedding Event Venue: Asya Premier Suites
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa
Entertainment: DJ Dharyl Del Pilar/GMT Band
Violinist: Alejandro Miguel Rivera
Lights and Soundsystem: Soundwaves & NTS
Aerial Videography: Arvin and Maru Lagonoy of Digital Shots Video Production
“Where do I even begin… my heart is so full. THANK YOU so much for such a magical video. It made me smile, and cry happy tears, and just be so so happy!”
That’s just but a piece of Angela and Rodolphe’s lengthy and touching message to us. We have received such thank-you-notes before and yet each new one still touches our hearts like the first one we receive — the feeling never gets old.
But, truthfully, it is us who should be the one saying our gratitude and sending thank-you-notes to our couples. To be able to witness images, scenes and moments that would last a lifetime is such a priceless gift.
Thank you, Rodolphe and Angela for giving us the gift of capturing your wedding.
“I still remember the day when I asked you out the first time to eat breakfast after work — we ate at McDonald’s, Eastwood. And that awkward and goofy moment when I thought that I left my brand new cellphone at the restaurant. So we had to go back quickly to look for it but really it was just in my jacket’s pocket all along.”
That’s not an awkward and goofy moment. That’s first date nerves.
Wedding preps are usually centered on what is happening in the bride’s room — that’s where all the drama and action happens. But, sometimes, we get a “moment” in the groom’s room, as well.
“I’m just humbled you guys are here today. Seriously, to get all you guys to be out here, I didn’t think it was gonna work out. On top of that, not seeing some of you guys for a while cause being a dad, you know, I was kinda away for a while. I kinda felt bad I can’t get to catch up with you guys. But to see you guys came through — quick phone call. Man… homies forever, man.”
Nick and Sheeva had their first date in Boracay. Five years after to the day, they’re back to start their life together. What a beautiful thought.
Beautiful Boracay. Beautiful people. Beautiful wedding.
“…but I know from the start that God sent you to remind me how great His love is. When times are hard, you never fail to remind me that life is still truly beautiful.”
Despite the rains that has pounded the country lately, let Miko and Mimi’s joyous and arresting Boracay wedding be a reminder that the sun will ultimately shine — and prove that life is still truly beautiful.
John and Mel
Dos Palmas Resort
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
“Mel, remember when I told you myself that when this day comes I’ll make sure to give you the greatest vow of all. But after all the sleepless nights and countless hours of writing, this is what I come up with. The greatest vow doesn’t come in words neither has to be heard. The greatest vow comes from within, deep down in my heart and soul — the promise that I will love you forever.”
Marvel at the John and Mel’s wedding day (and the beauty of Palawan) through their SDE.
Angello and Sabrina
Transfiguration Chapel, Caleruega
“Ikaw pa lang yung unang taong nagpa-iyak sa akin ng ganito. Hindi dahil sa sakit kundi dahil sa sobrang kaligayahan. Ang hirap basahin…”
Well, tears of joy will tend to do that to you.
Catch this candid moment, an Autobot cuff link sighting and some B-boying in Angello and Sabrina’s SDE.
Marie-France. The bride. A former child star from Ang TV — a popular kids show in the Philippines — turned New York-based stage and TV actress.
Julien. The groom. He conquered balut, starts off his vows with, “Baby ko” and promised to “let Marie-france finish her sentences.” Btw, he’s French.
Boracay. The venue. It’s where they first met. It’s where they decided to be wed… and love each other “absolutely, unequivocally, unconditionally.“
Excited. Honored. Pressured.
Twice I posted those words on our Facebook Fan Page for a reason.
Excited because it was our first Palawan wedding. Who wouldn’t be? It’s advertised as paradise on earth… and I can say it’s as good (if not better) than advertised — so much so that I plan to go back there with my wife, Lette. 😉
Honored because our clients were Carlo Ledesma, internationally renowned filmmaker, and Cat Juan, writer/editor/model. To be handpicked by a couple who collectively knows how to be both behind and in front of a lens is, without a doubt, an honor.
Pressured because Carlo’s film crew was there… enough said. 😀
Mix those emotions together and here’s what we came up with for Carlo and Cat’s wedding highlights:
Carlo and Cat, I know you guys are now back in Sydney but may our deepest gratitude cross the waters and reach you. Thank you for the privilege.
PS Btw, the video that Cat and her bridal entourage were having a blast watching was a surprise music video by Carlo — a parody of Bruno Mars’ Marry You. 😀