When I think of Makati city, I’m reminded of suits and dresses or the Mad Men tv series. It sure is modern and it can also serve as the perfect backdrop for classy weddings. Hmm, it actually seems like a great companion for my style.
Mike and Myleen’s wedding was the perfect embodiment of the kind of couple they were – embracing a more modern and forward way of life while still staying true to their roots. After a decade of being together and living in Canada, their wedding was both a renewal of their vows and a reunion with their families. Despite the fact that almost all the preparations and planning were done overseas (visiting Manila just once to book some suppliers), I loved how everything was put together on the grand day.
The ladies wore neutral tones that highlighted the beauty of a Filipina’s natural skin tone. Some of the men wore barongs. The flower girls were literally topped off with a crown of flowers. And the bridal bouquet was bound with a rosary. And yet there were more modern touches like the colorful pinwheels the little girls carried, the wide assortment instead of one or two kinds of flowers and the well-tailored suits of the gentlemen. Their choice of details and venues for the wedding ceremony and reception further added to the style they depicted: elegant rather than elitist; timeless rather than typical or too traditional.
Coordination: Chi Hernandez-Abarquez | Once a Bride Weddings
Make-up: Dior Co
Flowers: Teddy Manuel
Couturier: Lee Ann Belter, Toronto
Videography: Derek Yee
Music: Sound Salad
Hosting: Sweet Casuyon