Our Kind of Weird
Every wedding is a celebration of love. For Anton and I, this meant more than just a mere celebration of each other and our story, we saw our wedding as a chance to show our gratitude to the people who taught us what it meant to love and be loved.
We took great strides in ensuring our wedding reflected who we are – that is, we made it very clear to all involved in the planning that our wedding was to showcase our personalities and style sensibilities. We’ve always wanted a beach wedding as it suited us best – laid back and relaxed, classic yet simple. We were also sure about getting married in Bohol. We’ve had many memorable moments in Bohol, the best of which was our engagement in Eskaya. Bohol is our special place, and we will always come back to it.
Anton wore a light blue suit, a color that still complements the environment, yet allowed him to stand out in the sea of greys and blues. I wore a gown from Atelier Pronovias, Mi Sueño which hugged my body well but still allowed me to move about and enjoy the party. I wore shoes which I embellished myself. I bought a simple pair from Call It Spring and added in some lace and beads.
We opted to have a simple cake with two layers of glazed donuts. We learned of stories where cakes went to waste. We felt that with donuts, our guests can easily and very comfortably grab a piece or two. Which was exactly what happened.
Dancing is a big part of my life, having been in dance club in high school, and pep squad in College. Our reception, thus, included a lot of dancing. Anton and I kicked it off with our First Dance. It was upbeat and fun, to the tune of Dancing in the Moonlight by Toploader. Anton then, slow danced with his Mom, and then I boogied with my mom. We ended the reception with a surprise dance number that included a Kpop song. Everyone was pleasantly surprised to see Anton – who is often seen as reserved and quiet – swaying his hips and giving it his all.
Lastly, while Anton and I decided not to give gifts to each other. I still gave him a small locket with my favorite photo of us, and an inscription that said, “You’re my kind of weird.” Our wedding was different. It was weird. But it was our kind of weird, with people who appreciated and celebrated our own brand of weirdness.
Our color motif was sage and dusty blue, but we weren’t too strict with this. We allowed our entourage and guests to choose between shades of blues and greys. Our principal sponsors were given the choice between dusty blue or light sky blue. For my bridesmaids, I chose sage green and light sky blue, as I prefer subtle colors that are cool and relaxing to the eyes. These colors also mirror the hues of the sea and palm trees. While Anton and I favored cohesiveness in colors, being both from the creative industry (Anton’s owns and manages a digital agency
CHURCH St. Augustine Panglao Church
CEREMONY South Palms Resort, Panglao
CATERING South Palms Resort, Panglao
COORDINATION Bohol Weddings
CAKE Lola Lilia’s
INVITATIONS Blank Slate
EVENT STYLING Blue Grass Project
PHOTOGRAPHY Helium Hearts by Marlon Capuyan
VIDEOGRAPHY Super seven Studio
G O WN Atelier Pronovias from Mi Sueno
while I'm an interior designer), we also wanted to make sure our guests felt comfortable and confident in what they were wearing.
The day of the wedding, our entourage gave us the nickname Bridechilla and Groomchilla. We didn’t stress about the preparation or the pictorials. We had pizza in between takes, and we were just laughing and even dancing during the shots.
Our wedding itself was straightforward. We didn’t want a prolonged ceremony because the church did not have air-conditioning. Our guests beat the heat with embellished buri fans which we provided as wedding souvenirs. We also had hired a sorbetero who was stationed outside the church. We had vans and buses, too, to shuttle our guests from the church back to South Palms for our wedding reception.
The weather was perfect during our reception. The skies cleared up for the perfect sunset while we served our guests cocktails. Keeping to the theme of simple, festive, and fun, we served our guests sisig ravioli and lechon baka. The dinner menu was also Filipino. And of course, the bar was opened all night long, straight into our After Party Party.
It was during the After Party that Anton and I saw how successful our wedding was. We saw people coming from different groups in our lives merging and interacting with each other. The Titas and Titos of Ayala Heights and Capitol Hills were hobnobbing with my friends from college. Our cousins from New York were dancing with Anton’s friends from High School. People who weren’t friends when they arrived in Bohol were going to leave Bohol as friends. It was what we wanted, a platform where our individual lives could kick-off to a shared start.
In the end, Anton and I were able to say “I do” to each other, and thank you, to everyone who ever loved us. It was indeed the wedding of our dreams.