There are many reasons why we love weddings. The heartwarming ceremonies, gorgeous styling, playful details, the list just goes on. But one main reason why we have a soft spot for weddings is this: along with lovely photos come the raw and genuine emotions. A rich and heart-tugging story makes any union beautiful beyond words.
Paulina and Alex have been together for more than a decade. 11 of those years spent being in a long distance relationship. The couple decided to have a simple wedding – yet these photos by GJ Esguerra Photography show just how lovely the day went. The lovely ladies of the entourage wore dresses in deep color. Partnered by the handsome groomsmen. The bride was stunning in her white gown, as her bridal bouquet was popping with flowers in shades of red and white. Of course, the groom definitely brought his A-game. Needless to say, the newlyweds looked perfect.
Have a look at these photos that captured the emotional day.
Photo: GJ Esguerra Photography | Video: Lightshapers Studio | Ceremony: Santuario de San Jose Greenhills | Reception: Blue Leaf Events Pavillion McKinley | Bridal Gown: Joe San Antonio | Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Celest | Groom’s Suit: Mike Bustos | Groomsmen’s Attire: Mara Dizon | HMUA: Chinky Tanjangco | Hairstylist: Johan Pilo | Bouquets: Lara’s Flowershop | Acrylic Signs: Bridal Essentials | Event Styling and Catering: Passion Cooks | Cake: Marie Bakery and Cafe | Invitation Printing: Neonovelties | Accessories: Jacatel | Musician: Seren8 Band | Host: JC Alelis | Lights and Sounds: Blue Hive | Bridal Car: Entourage Limousine Services | Coordinator: Pink Dream Events | Favors: BC Fragrances, Thoughtful Supply Co, Marks & Spencers | Calligraphy: Laurice Manaligod | Photobooth: Marlly Photobooth | Mobile Bar: Proof Mobile Bar | Wedding Rings: Diamond With Love | Wax Seal: Winbee Enterprises
“Oceans separate lands, not hearts”, these are the words that perfectly describe the love between our lovely couple. Juris and Jewel have known each other since they were kids. Up until they graduated from university, they were inseparable. Everything was just fairy tale-perfect. Then for almost 6 years, they had to be in a long distance relationship. Being 18 hours away from each other, at best. Jewel shared with us that each time they got together, they would visit their most special place. A place where they feel the happiest. And that is the beach.
The beach represents their love story. How they managed to close the distance between them. Just like how the sky meets the sea, the heaven kisses the earth, and the ocean collides with the shore. And so, before we bid summer goodbye, we’re taking you on this lovely engagement session perfectly captured by GJ Esguerra Photography.
Photo: GJ Esguerra Photography | Location: Tali Beach, Batangas