Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

While traditions do remain beautifully timeless, this bride found a sweet pastel colour palette and applied a variety of personal touches to her wedding to give it a contemporary update. They had actually met at the groom’s sister’s wedding – his sister is the bride’s best friend! Imagine their delight when they realized that they were two best friends about to become sisters. Thanks to Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga for the joyously colourful photos.

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tisha: “I chose pastel colours because it’s easy on the eyes. I designed my bridesmaids’ dresses and even went fabric hunting in different cities just to get the perfect colour palette. We had candies as favours because we wanted things to be quite youthful; we had them customised so it had ‘R heart T’ on each piece. I did my own makeup but I didn’t know it was going to be so stressful having to do your own makeup on your wedding day!

“There was a storm just before our big day. Our videographer’s flight got cancelled! Thankfully, they were so nice about rerouting their flight and enduring a seven-hour road trip to arrive in Cagayan de Oro City. And they were sweet enough to bring my bridal bouquet from Vatel with them because the cargo schedule for the flowers was also affected.

“On our wedding day, more flower drama – the coordinator informed me that the imported flowers hadn’t arrived, the local flowers had been damaged by the rain on the previous day, and a whole bunch of other mishaps. Before the wedding, I was stressing out over every detail. But on that special day, I was surprisingly very calm. I was just very grateful that I was marrying the man I love and that God gave us the beautiful sun and blue skies on our wedding day.”

Tips from the bride: “Try to have your wedding day during off-peak wedding season so you won’t have to squeeze your way onto wedding vendors’ client lists!”

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarraga. www.theweddingnotebook.com

TISHA & RIFF {Philippines}

Photography by Orange Studio by Kent Lazarranga / Videography by Project Mayo 7 / Venue Xavier Estates Sports & Country Club / Number of Guests 1000 / Bridal Gown by Vania Romoff, Allan Sajulga, Cameron’s / Bride’s Shoes by Christian Louboutin and BCBGMaxAzria / Groom’s Attire by Rodel Couture / Groomsmen’s Boutonnieres by etc Handmade Goodness / Bridal Bouquet by Vatel Manila / Flowers and Décor by Pinky Salido / Wedding Favours by Made in Candy / Wedding Cake by Mardoney’s / Art and Stationery by Prinsonalities / Entertainment by Kim Trinidad