JR and Kim celebrated their wedding with an intimate reception last December 27
at the Marriott Hotel Ballroom
Robert Blancaflor did an amazing job with the flowers. Each table was adorned
with a unique and simple but elegant centerpiece.
Except for the presidential table
IT WAS A GARDEN!!!
A marvelous, bursting-with-colors one at that
With beautiful blooms cascading down the sides
Double Happiness wedding cake
The newlyweds surprised the guests with a fun song number -
Love is an Open Door from the movie Frozen
And with the sweetest kiss
Opening prayer by our pretty flower girl Riyanne
More pretty girls
And handsome men
A rare get-together with father's side cousins. Many of them flew in for the happy occasion.
A family who kisses together, stays happily married forever.
The newlyweds with parents of the groom and parents of the bride.
Dinner was chinese food.
Disclaimer: Not my choice! Lol!
I have to say though, Marriott's Chinese Executive Chef Law Wui Wing did not disappoint.
Hot prawn salad with ripe mango
Sauteed scallops with asparagus in XO sauce
Braised fish lip soup with dried scallops and sea cucumber
Steamed live garoupa
Spare ribs with fresh strawberries in mandarin sauce
Braised e-fu noodles with assorted meats and vegetables
I wasn't able to take photos of all the dishes because, for once in my life, my attention was not on the food.
The speeches were all so moving, leaving me a happy emotional wreck.
Thankfully, Metrophoto captured everything.
Our sister Jerrilyn being overly emotional for the 1000th time that day
Meme, as we fondly call her, lives all the way in Virginia with her family and we miss her everyday
Time for some laughs! Wives competed to plant as many kisses on their husbands' underpants.
And the naughtiest girl won!
Congratulations, Jill and her very lucky husband Danny! :P
Toasting to a future together
JR surprised everyone a second time with another song
Look at his girlfriend of 14 years, in love na in love parin!
And his best man Danny cheered for him the loudest
The couple saying their thank you's. So much raw, beautiful emotions. So much heart.
Of course, it called for another heavy drama moment
For the finale, JR sang Dad's signature song - New York, New York
Dad joined him on stage
Father's side family
Father's side cousins
With Auntie Vangie and Uncle Pat who flew in all the way from LA
This photo booth backdrop was my favorite. It was oozing old Shanghai!
Mom and Dad
Meme and Ryan
Ahia Emil and I
No kissing because, for the nth time, we are cousins!!! :D
Guests happily took home the gorgeous flowers
They were just too pretty it was a shame to leave them behind
Guess who brought home the botanical garden? Hahahaha!
Congratulations, JR and Kim!!!
Our family finally complete ♥
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Ceremony and Reception Venue: Marriott Hotel Manila
Videographer: Treehouse Story Films
Bridal and Entourage Gowns: Mel Orlina
Flowers and Styling: Robert Blancaflor
Hair and Make Up: Dior Co
Wedding Coordinator: Christine Ong-TeEvent Host: Atom Ungson