Michael & Levilee's Wedding in Batangas, Philippines
A Beach Reception with a travel theme had been Michael & Levilee's dream, and it finally came true in the beautiful city Batangas in Philippines!
How we met (Bride’s version):
Our meeting took place on just another ordinary day. It was over lunch – in the pantry of the company we were working in. I had been working in that company for more than 3 years, while Mike had completed 2 years at that point in time.
It was stressful, but with such a supportive and hands on fiancé, the entire wedding planning process turned out to be so much fun.
Feelings on the Big Day:
Our wedding day was the best day of our life. I feel that our wedding genuinely represented both of us as individuals and reflected the best of our relationship.
It was a challenge, since we were both working overseas and our wedding was taking place in Philippines. All our interactions & transactions with our suppliers happened through Skype (online) only.
Schedule of events and outfits worn on each function:
I got my peach & mint green wedding gown from Mel Orlina Couture, whose style, cut and detailing was perfect. While it was still a work-in-progress, I had already imagined how it would look, but the moment I saw it in front of me, I still got surprised at how beautiful it turned out to be.
My fiancé got a bespoke suit made from Square Gems, a tailor based in Dubai.
Our ceremony was at 2pm and the Reception followed soon after, wherein the theme was ‘travel’.
We both love to travel and love the water, so we chose to host a destination wedding and have a Reception by the beach.
We wanted a classy venue: a resort with a perfect beach and its own church inside, hence we decided on Pico De Loro Beach & Country Clubin Batangas, Philippines.
Few words on the photographer, videographer, hair/make-up artist, bartenders and DJ:
They were not perfect, as each one had their own strength and weaknesses. But still, all of them contributed immensely to make our wedding the best day ever.
Advice for to-be-weds (one or two sentences):
Plan Plan Plan, but on the day of your wedding, don’t entertain any stress and just trust your suppliers.
Photography: She and Him Photography
Wedding Planner: Zenith Events Management (on the day coordinator only)
Make-up Artist/Hair Stylist: Val Villarin
DJ: Jamheax Mobile Lights and Sounds
Photo Courtesy: She and Him Photography