“Start planning as early as you can and plan at your own pace. Small steps make a big difference. Work to your strengths and talents!”
From the couple: We’ve been together for 11 years so we wanted a simple but beautiful wedding. Christopher is good at woodworking and 3D printing so we wanted to incorporate those into the wedding. He created and designed the arbor and the succulent pots. Both of us love plants and the outdoors, which is why we wanted an outdoor wedding that showcased a scenic view. We incorporated a few Filipino wedding traditions like the cord and veil, arras (coins), and the unity candle ceremonies. Marianne loves the fluffy look of baby breath flowers, so they were used solely in the bridal bouquet. They gave off a light and soft look like a cloud which Marianne loved. We wanted to keep that soft airy look with the ceremony backdrop with the illusion of floating flowers and the flowing cloth on the arbor.
Simple and elegant was our overall style with the flowers and our wedding. We love how the florals popped in our TPC Stonebrae Country Club Wedding Photos. The most personalized part of our wedding was our first dance. We both worked to choreograph and learn the dance within two weeks of the wedding. We wanted to showcase a short story of how love is not perfect, but the bumps along the way help strengthen each other in the end. This was a very personal piece since no one knew that we had choreographed a first dance since we had time constraints. The collaboration between us in choreographing the dance was emotional and intimate. It was definitely our favorite part of the wedding. Christopher wanted to continue with our theme of light and natural colors. The light gray suit he wore complimented his favorite rich brown shoes. We loved maintaining a color spectrum of light colors of gray and lavender. The TPC Stonebrae Country Club Wedding Photos highlighted the vibe we were after. Marianne has an affinity with vintage, so the Tadashi Shoji dress she wore emulated that style. She liked how the lace wasn’t a floral design but a dotted pattern that overlay over the entire dress. It gave off the same airy and simple texture that the wedding had. Christopher and I knew of each other in middle school, however, we didn’t start talking until high school. My older sister and his older brother were best friends and we met through them. In high school we continued to have classes together and eventually became a couple at our Junior prom in 2008. Christopher proposed to me on Christmas morning 2017 at 3am after Christmas mass. We were extremely tired, however, Christopher was suggestive to open presents that night. He had proposed to me in front of all my close relatives and I wouldn’t have it any other way. The most anticipated moment of our wedding day was saying our vows. We had been together for so long and thought about getting married all these years that we were excited to finally be husband and wife. Sometimes we don’t notice how long we’ve been together until our anniversary and we have to count what year we’re on. The vows were very important to the both of us and something we were excited to do. Every year we’ve written cards to each other for anniversaries, Valentine’s day, and other celebrations, but writing our vows were a little different because they held a lot of meaning behind them. We’re both really shy people in both our families, so to speak our vows aloud in front of everyone we loved and cared about made it even more special 🙂