Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We are always captivated by how majestic churches in the Philippines are. Walking through those grand entrances and down the aisles must be every little girl’s dream.

When it was her turn, Larae looked effortlessly elegant in her Monique Lhuillier long trail gown and cathedral veil. The couple chose a season-less neutral palette, and we love how thoughtful they were to personalise gifts for each member of their bridal party, right down to the little ones.

We can imagine how cool it must have been for each of the guests to get a flipbook from the photobooth, and how amazing the after party was, where the older guests danced to the music of the band and the younger ones danced the night away to the music of the groom, DJ Monds. Thanks to Metrophoto for sending us this set of photos, and Derek Yee‘s video for giving us a complete picture of this beautiful wedding.

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.comPhotography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Larae: “We wanted a wedding with a scenic view. Pavillion Tent of Sofitel was perfect because it faces the Manila Bay. This reminded us of our wedding proposal, which was done on a cruise. We also chose a tent as it can be dressed up according to our personal taste and style, unlike ballrooms where you are stuck with the same look and feel.”

Tips from the bride: “Start preparing as early as possible. Less cramming means less stress as you near your wedding day. If you have the time, opt for DIY so it will be more meaningful and personal as it reflects the couple’s personality more. Pamper yourself weeks before to relax both mind and body, and focus on the true meaning of marriage, which is a lifetime commitment, not just on the wedding day itself.”

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

LARAE & RAYMUND {Philippines}

Photography by Metrophoto / Videography by Derek Yee Video / Ceremony Venue San Sebastian Church, Manila / Reception Venue Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila / Number of Guests 350 / Wedding Planning by Detalye Weddings and Events / Bridal Gown by Monique Lhuillier / Bride’s Shoes by Manolo Blahnik / Hair and Makeup by Pong Niu / Jewellery by Heirloom / Groom’s Attire by Ermenegildo Zegna and Valentino / Groom’s Shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo / Wedding Bands by Piaget / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Serge Jimenez Couture / Groomsmen’s Attire by Serge Jimenez Couture / Event Styling by Miel Cabanes / Flowers and Décor by Emma’s Flowers and Miel Cabanes / Church Choir by Coro Animo / Tiffany Chairs Rental by Windsor & Tiffany / Wedding Cake by Hearts and Bells Cake Artistry / Catering by Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila and Bonanza Roasted Calf / Wedding Favours by Chocolate Pralines and Flipbooks by Flip Productions / Photobooth by Flipbooks by Flip Productions / Light and Sound by 10 inch Lights & Sounds / Art and Stationery by Jay Cee Kay Stationers & Engravers / Emceeing by CJ the DJ of Magic 89.9 FM / Entertainment by Trio Strings, Verve Project and DJ Monds (The Groom)

{Read more about the wedding on our magazine}