Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

This bride was absolutely sure about what she wanted for her wedding, and she was determined to share a part of her and her groom with their loved ones. One of the best things your guests can say to you is, “This wedding is so you.” Thanks for sharing this lovely wedding with us, Jeff Garban of Green and Purple Photos.

Jian: “It was lovely spending our big day with our three dogs and the children. It will be hard to forget our first kiss. Also, that moment when I received the bridal bouquet from Vatel Manila – it really blew my mind. It was one of the highlights, and had everyone gushing.

“We went for the things that we both like and that reflected our personalities. We love history, culture and stories, hence the Cathedral Museum with a garden reception, as we also love the outdoors. The small chapel was perfect, as we wanted an intimate ceremony with handpicked guests.

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“We went for neutral colours so that whatever colour our guests wore would blend in harmoniously. Our wedding in three words: simple, neutral and natural. We shared pieces of ourselves throughout the whole process. We are advocates of a healthy lifestyle, and we wanted to share what we normally have at home as favours, so we placed dried fruits into authentic Ball mason jars that our guests can reuse. We both love crafting, and that’s why everything, from the tags and venue signs to the invites, were personally designed and made by us.”

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tips from the bride: “Don’t be pressured by trends, just be yourselves. Don’t get so caught up with the little details that you forget the real essence of the event. Every wedding will have its own flaws; if you stress yourself out, it will show in the pictures. If you encounter setbacks, just learn from them, let them go, and move on.”

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

JIAN & NOWELL {Philippines}

Photography by Jeff Garban of Green and Purple Photos / Ceremony Venue Archbishop’s Palace of Cebu / Reception Venue The Cathedral Museum / Number of Guests 60 / Bridal Gown by Ivan Belocura / Bride’s Shoes by Payless / Hair and Makeup by Andy Sinadjan / Groom’s Attire by Ivan Belocura / Wedding Bands by Oro China / Bridal Bouquet by Vatel Manila / Flowers and Décor by Marilou Valencia / Wedding Cake by The Chocolate Chamber / Catering by Canvas Bistro / Art and Stationery Printed by Paperworks