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At last, after a lot of sorting from tons of photos, we have narrowed it down and now we’re happy to be sharing it! 😀 Since it’s a bunch, will be posting the ceremony and reception in different blog entries!:D So let’s start with our wedding preps! 😀

Being on the other end of the camera was certainly something getting used to.. am more comfortable and rather be behind it..hehe. Preparing for our wedding was really no easy task.. How things just fell in place was just amazing.. God-sized amazing. We started to formally prepare for the wedding last January.. and we got married in April! Talk about rushing it! Sleepless nights and constant trips to meet suppliers, travel to divisoria, and at the same time lookin for a place to stay already after we got married added to the still busy schedules of shooting client weddings and prenups AT the same time constructing and preparing Chestknots Studios was just craziness to the brim!

But thanks to the Lord, all the above things I mentioned.. got done His way and not our way. 😀

Here’s the list of suppliers that we super duper thank for making our wedding possible!

Bridal Gown and Groom’s Suit: Cecilio Abad

Reception Gown: Joel Escober

Family Suits and Gowns: Jean Avallanosa-Dee

HMU: Aaron Lejarde and Randy Sta Ana of The Makeup Studio

Jesy Alto-Ocampo of The Color Artistry for the Lucas family make up

Photography: Imagine Nation Photography (Toto Villaruel, Carlo Cecilio, Jamie Lihan, Jason de Guzman, Derrick Lim, Noel Salazar, Arlene Briones, Gracielle Hernandez), Erron Ocampo, Dominic Barrios, Jason and Joanne Arquiza, Mango Red and Dino Lara.

Videography: Mayad Studios and Wang Videography

Coordination: Christine Ong-Te Events

Event Stylist and Flowers: Flowers and Events by Teddy Manuel

Ceremony and Reception: Manila Polo Club

Host: Max Tiu

Band: Manila Philharmonic Orchestra and my brother’s band

Resin chairs: Likha

Tiffany Chairs: Josiah’s Catering

Cake: Sugarbox

And to the other friends in the wedding industry who lent a hand, gave advice, and prayed with us thank you. 😀


*Shucks hope I didn’t forget anyone!



When we were thinking about our wedding invites.. we had a bunch of ideas and we didn’t know how to put it together! So we asked from help from the super genius creative, Danika Navarro of Hello Rio! 😀 We wanted an invite that could showcase our personalities, our line of work and the mood and feel that we wanted for our wedding. The printing was of course care of Kenstar! 😀 Much love went into the making of our invites. And we’re just happy that our guests enjoyed getting their copies..even some requested for theirs even after the wedding. ;D

Of course my wife wanted to give life to our respective hotel doors 😀

Tine’s bridal gown was designed and created by one of the sought after and kindest friend we have in the industry..Tito Cecilio Abad! 😀 Tine’s reception dress was made the very hip fashion designer and who also has made hundreds of brides very happy; Joel Escober. 😀

Tine couldn’t had a tough time looking for shoes for the wedding.. So she had them custom made! 😀 The chocolate inspired bouquet and the paper flowers of the entourage was tastefully created by our event stylist and good friend Teddy Manuel of Flowers and Events! 😀

Forgive me, I couldn’t resist taking some photos of my soon to be wife that day.. 😀

Tine’s prep portraits was done by Erron Ocampo and Toto Villaruel 😀



Meet our families! 😀


Whew… next up am blogging our wedding ceremony tomorrow! 😀

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2 Comment(s)

  1. Hi!

    I would love to ask about your invitations… Was this a DIY? I would love to have somewhat the same… 🙂

    Thank you!

    Felice | Oct 20, 2011 | Reply

  2. Congratulations! Very cool awesome wedding invites! Can I get any contact information? Thanks!

    Vanessa | Nov 9, 2011 | Reply

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