Monday, June 17, 2013

Carino by the coast

I've posted a couple of beach weddings and yet, irony of ironies, this is the FIRST beach wedding I've actually attended.

Two of hubby's workshoppers from his acting class, Maricar and Gino --  fell in love and decided to get married in the beautiful island of Boracay. Since their wedding was in January (two days after New Year's day), I had to reserve plane tickets and hotel rooms way in advance.

The only downside of hosting a destination wedding so close to the holidays? Very few guests. But then, an intimate wedding isn't at all that bad. Hubby and I decided to bring the kids along and make it a family vacation as well.

We arrived a day before the wedding and spent time on the beach, the restaurants and stores. We even rode a buggy around the island, and my teenage son rode the zipline for the first time.  

It was a bit overcast, which made the ceremony weather more bearable.  :-) 

 The little girl inspecting the ceremony area. 

The art of making sand castles has become a source of livelihood for some residents of Boracay.

The couple chose Sea Wind for their ceremony and reception venue.

Comfy woven mats (banig) and floor pillows for the kiddie guests

There's hubby walking down the aisle as one of the Principal Sponsors.

Instead of the usual confetti, paper airplanes were released during the recessional.

The groom with his parents

The bridal march

Finally, I was able to wear my wedding-themed flip flops! :-)

Gino and Maricar, who are both aspiring actors, chose wedding decor with details associated with film-making. They even served popcorn for cocktails :-)

A wishing well for the newlyweds.

Congratulations Gino and Maricar!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A sweet-as-sugar summer wedding

This was one of those weddings that happened in the morning. Good that it did because the summer sun was having way too much fun this year. :-)

The groom, Aaron, has been hubby's friend since their teen age days.  Aaron and Charisse had been going out for more than a decade and like most long-running relationships, everyone close to the couple had probably asked them at some point when they would tie the proverbial knot.

The day had finally come.

Although I recommended Vatel Manila to Charisse, I didn't know that she did get Dylan Gozum as her florist until I saw the signature cotton boutonniere that hubby had to wear. :-)

The groom with the best man and hubby as the veil sponsor.

Loving that Debbie Co gown!

Hubby chose to be comfortable that day. ;-)

I was waiting for someone who would accidentally leave her bouquet so I could take one home. *evil grin*

Now, enough of my photos. 
Do enjoy the photos and on-site video by the kick-a** team of My Photato:

AARON & SUGAR's WEDDING from Photatoes on Vimeo.

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