Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Merienda Cena -- wedding style

Merienda Cena: a light meal or snack taken usually in the afternoon, much like the English afternoon tea, but usually closer to dinner.

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A few days ago, I attended a lovelier than lovely gathering of friends and family to celebrate the natal day (albeit a month delayed) of Vatel Manila's flower genius, Dylan Gozum.

I have never been to The Mango Farm and I was excited to see both the venue and the set-up for Dylan's intimate party.

K by Cunanan provided the delectable food as well as some of the details that made this day truly an affair to remember.

The "mood" table which was a preview of things to expect that afternoon.

Love the vintage typewriter!

Herbs on the napkins, moss and rose cacti on vintage jars gave the tables a touch of SoCal (Southern California).

The long tables clad in tiffany blue and mustard napkins.

Never has lemonade, vanilla iced tea and lemon water been more refreshing and chic with these vintage juice jars!

Dessert and candy for everyone! My heart leaped.
Dylan treated his guests with curly tops, gummy worms, gummy rings and nips in these delicate containers.

The psuedo pritchon station (crackling pork wrap).
I was so smitten by those adorable frames!

Dylan, giving thanks for an abundance of blessings. :-)

Strawberry sorbet. Y-U-M-M-Y.

Because twilight arrived quicker than usual, I wasn't able to take more photos of the Mango Farm. :-(

I'll be the first to declare that my photos did not do justice whatsoever to possibly the most memorable, most charming intimate event I have ever attended in my life.

So I'll let you see it through the unbelievably talented eyes of J Lucas Reyes who left no detail go unnoticed, or any aspect unphotographed, allowing those who were not able to attend witness this event from his perspective.

The dynamic duo of Kel & Mar of MyPhotato who officially documented the event.

That's Cathy, the object of J's affection :-)

The wedding enthusiast arrives. :-)

The celebrant with Turnip, the mild-mannered dog.

J Lucas Reyes not only captured the mood and tone of that dreamy afternoon but also the prevailing emotions of gratitude, joy and love. That's what you get from a photographer who takes photos using his heart :-)

Of course, this post won't be complete without seeing the super shareworthy video from MyPhotato.

If all those who helped Dylan make this merienda cena such a beautiful event, just think what they can do for your wedding!

More photos of this event from MyPhotato and Vatel Manila

As of this writing, Vatel Manila/Dylan Gozum made it to the Top 5 Wedding Suppliers of 2010 at the Weddings at Work Awards.
Congratulations Dylan!

The Mango Farm
22 Shield St., Kingsville Court
Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines
Tel:+63 (2) 645-6993
Mobile: (+63).919.8363620

K by Cunanan Catering
Tel: +63(2) 711-0940, 710-6445, 711-0952

My Photato
Kel + Mar Laquindanum
Mobile: 09172416485
Landline: 7767242

1 comment:

Dylan said...

Oh, wow! Ha ha! This is so sweet of you, Meleen! Thank you, thank you for gracing the merienda / dinner with your presence. Thanks, too, for the all the wonderful things you've written about me, the setup, and my suppliers that day! :-)

I'm still waiting for all the rest of the party photos from MyPhotato. Will definitely tag! <3