Living in a tropical country, the Philippines boasts of long stretches of beaches and gorgeous islands. Despite the year round summer feel, we’re lucky to have a couple of cold spots like Baguio that attracts tourists and newly engaged couples who are looking at a destination wedding. A highly urbanized metro situated on the windy mountains of the Benguet Region, it is in the same vicinity as the Mount Pulag session that we did a couple of months back. Nonie and Lulu’s wedding was covered in hues of blue from the groom’s suit to the bridal shoes. Browsing through the images, one can almost feel the chilled breeze of the city and the smell of pine trees. Meanwhile, the wood cabin concept of Camp John Hay served as the perfect setting for their rustic themed details.
With fog crawling on the mountains and the sun coming up early in the morning, we were looking forward to a lot of outdoor photos. However, the circumstances did not go our way. We were expecting to have a sunny yet cool weather but scattered rainfall held us back. Lulu’s bridal portraits were done indoors while our plans to walk on a nearby pine tree forest with a horse in hand was interrupted by heavy rain. Though we kept shooting for a time, we had to stop when our equipment started to get soaked and one of the lenses started malfunctioning.
Not all things perfectly fall into place during a wedding. Factors such as weather and time of day come into play that could change the ideas prepared for the shoot. I guess the most important thing for us to capture more than anything is the love shared by Nonie and Lulu along with the emotions of their family and friends. Apart from edgy portraits and elegant beauty shots, the core of a wedding is found on the story of how it unfolded.
Coordination: Piece D’ OCcasion
Videography: Treehouse Story
Makeup and Hair: Byron Velasquez | Patty Inojales
Florist and Styling: Efren Bacawat
Couturier: Jun Escario
Bridesmaids Dresses: Dan Cadiz
Groom’s Suit: Massimo Dutti