As the cute little boy’s placard warns, Ben and Samantha were given ‘Last Chance to Run’, but they did not. Instead of running away, both ran to each other. They willingly braved walking down the aisle and being in front of many witnesses of their union. They started running toward a happier life together.
What’s interesting about this wedding is that it was held at the famous The Manor Camp John Hay in Baguio City. Not only it was a tourist spot for many, but it was an important place for the coming together of the two. Just imagine if running away was on their minds, they would have a hard time because of the craggy and not flat topography.
We thank Ben and Samantha and C. Yang Photography for sharing these beautiful photos from this consecrated event.
Ceremony Venue: The Manor Camp John Hay / Reception Venue: Forest Lodge / Catering: Le Chef / Coordination and Event Styling: Lesharet Weddings and Events / Photographer: C. Yang Photography / Videographer: Fridge Multimedia / Lights and Sound: Reinforcement / Cake: Joy Ang of Beans Talk / Hair and Make Up: Roberto “Ebony” Aquino of Kuts ‘N Jel Salon / Wedding Gown: Edward Teng / Wedding Shoes: Valentino
Marriage is between two people, but wedding, as an event, is a family affair. This is true especially here in the Philippines wherein the wedding is being attended by close relatives and, to some extent, the whole barangay. You may often here from old kins, “You invite this and that”, and little did you know, the number of guests has increased to a hefty headcount.
As for Martin and Melissa, their union was witnessed by only family and close friends. With as intimate as this, the couple felt like the reception was just a family dinner but a meaningful one. Of course, this family affair has been a success because of these suppliers: David Garmsen for photography, Mel Orlina for Melissa’s gown, and Love in Blooms for the pink and light silver motif styling.
Photographer and Videographer: David Garmsen / Ceremony Venue: The National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Makati / Reception Venue: The Atrium, Enderun Colleges, Mckinley Hill / Bride’s Dress and Accessories: Mel Orlina / Wedding Planner and Coordinator: Empire Weddings / Groom’s Attire: Sherwin Mendoza / Hair and Make Up: Val Villarin / Event Stylist, Flowers, Decor: Love in Blooms / Cake: Cubcakes / Catering: Enderun Colleges / Invitations & Stationery: Wedding Library / Jewelry: Heirloom from bride’s grandmother / Host: Gabby Quimbo / Lights and Sounds: RMO Digital Concept / Favors: Gourdos / Bridal Car: Don Robert Car Rental / Wedding Preparation: Diamond Hotel, Manila