Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Benjie and Jamie's Wedding Reception


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I am impressed with what Cibo di M did to the very white space that is Whitespace


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The calm

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Before the storm


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The very happy newlyweds


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The very happy table setting


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Flowers, vines, and paper roses


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Paper roses, up close. I really love this idea! Not sure if Cibo feels the same way though.
Their staff spent long hours after long hours after long hours making these! :P


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Photos and comics
Yes, my sister's hair was pink!!! She dyed it back to black before the wedding.


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Colored pencils


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Colored breadsticks (They're yummy, too!)


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 Before the dinner reception started, red sangria and dalandan juice were passed around


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Also these mini vol-au-vent: Ilonggo chorizo and parmesan melt, roasted bone marrow,
and watercress and gruyere



Foie gras crème brulee tart with calamansi-santol mostarda di frutta



Risotto balls formaggio with mushroom tris, lemon basil mayonnaise


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The Wedding Cake (YES, SERIOUSLY!)
You know how my sister has always been different, right? Think pink hair,
comics-themed wedding, Bazooka gum invite… So this is really sort of expected.
She wanted all her favorites to form part of the cake: Costa Brava Caramel Cake,
Diamond Hotel Baked Cheesecake, Poco Deli Blackout Cake,
Dessert du Jour Vanilla Crepe Cake, and Chelsea Chocnut Valrhona 



The cake topper that gave our mom the scare of her life
Hindi pwede yan! May kutsilyo, aaway kayo!
Somehow it still made it to the cake :P 


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Jamie and Benjie toasting flutes


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The Menu


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Philippine Fiddlehead Ferns and Organic Greens
Davao Malagos goat cheese, Davao pomelo, Cebu mango, sugarcane-acacia honey vinaigrette


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Lobster Bisque
Zamboanga lobster tail, tarragon essence



Check out the Benj-Jamie seal on the fish course


Pan Seared Seabass La Sorpresa in Cartoccio
Italian fennel-onion confit, Sagada orange, Cambozola potato torte, Tagaytay haricot vert


Coffee-Guava Jelly Glazed Roast Lamb Rack
Mint gelatina, garlic scented squash flower blossom fricasse, mushroom tris rice pilaf
Braised and Grilled US Angus Short Ribs
Rosemary perfume, porcini lava 


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Dessert Tris: Strawberry Trifle, Crepe Millefoglie with Red Grape Frost, Valrhona Chocolate Torta



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Of course, wines were free-flowing all night


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Instead of clinking the glasses, guests waved naughty signboards
when they wish for the couple to kiss


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And the couple more than willingly obliged every time :)


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Midway through dinner, Jamie's colleagues did a surprise mob dance!
And no, it wasn't Gangnam Style, THANK GODDDDD!!!!!! 


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They did Footloose and invited guests to join


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And then a few oldies couples were called for a Dance Like You're Kevin Bacon contest




Maid of Honor and Best Man speeches


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Father of the Bride speech (of course, there were happy/sad tears involved)


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Their "Thank you's"



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Again, tears, like the wine, were free-flowing that night :P


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Father Side Cousins


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Fatterside Cousins :P



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My sister and my new brother-in-law were so relaxed, I knew this was truly
one of the best moments in their lives :)

Of course, the guests also had the time of their lives creating their own Flipbooks :)
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