We had a candlelight ceremony that symbolized the blessing of both our parents (and family) and being united as one by God. The candles were plain so I decorated them with ribbon and dried flowers.
Our 2 adorable flower girls carried this small pail with spring flowers and was decorated with pearls.
In weddings held in the U.S., I noticed that the newly married couple would leave the church ahead of their guests so that they could thank each for coming. However, in Manila, the guests go out of the church first so that they could welcome the newly married couple. Here, we were showered with love and confetti. We also personalized our wedding bubbles that we distributed at church and the reception venue.
The wedding reception was at the EDSA Shangri-la hotel whose wedding team is the best! We had a long table in the center of the ballroom for us, our parents and godparents. It is Filipino tradition to have principal sponsors who serve as "godparents" and are tasked to keep us together forever ♥.
We had 12 pairs of married couples whose lives have touched and blessed us (yes, a dozen ☺).