Quirky couple Abi and Enzo had a wedding that's one for the books. Aside from picking December 12, 2012--or 12-12-12--as their wedding date, the couple also incorporated into the celebration intricate décor, which were created by the groom himself. Their lovely reception was held inside a DIY grand pavilion that housed their 270 guests. The celebration, in all its effortless elegance, was truly, breathtaking.
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Love StoryAbi and Enzo met when they became classmates at University of the Philippines, Los Baños. At that time, the two were in relationships with different people.
After several years of being apart, Abi and Enzo would occasionally bump into each other at the most random places. Abi shares, "One time, we bumped into each other at Ace Hardware in SM North Edsa. He was already single at that time, and so was I. We had dinner that night, and the night after that. And again, the night after that," shares Abi.As a couple, the two would constantly spend a lot of time together. One night, as Abi was watching Kim Kardashian's wedding on YouTube, Enzo asked her about her idea of a perfect proposal. After blabbering on for a good 10 minutes about how she doesn't want a guy to propose to her, Enzo interrupted her by saying, "Why don't we get married now?"
When Abi agreed, Enzo hurriedly searched for whatever metal he could find and shape into a ring. He grabbed a fastener wire, and bent it in such a way that it would fit Abi's finger perfectly. When Abi tried to adjust the improvised ring, she noticed that Enzo also slipped on a real engagement ring on her finger. How he did it without her noticing, she still doesn't know. All she knew was that she couldn't wait to start the rest of their lives together as husband and wife.
Abi and Enzo tied the knot at University of the Philippines, Los Baños, where they first met. The campus’ field was transformed to an elegant reception venue splashed with the colors blush, nude, and gold. Classic pieces and beautiful woodwork were used as centerpieces and backdrops, while old books were dusted off and served as decor.
To add his personal touch to the reception and to cut down costs, the groom painstakingly made the invitations, and the decor at the ceremony and reception. The most grand of Enzo’s DIY projects, however, was designing and creating from scratch the elegant pavilion that housed their 270 guests. In addition, he also set up lights inside the venue, giving the affair a romantic and festive air.
With the couple’s efforts, the wedding was truly one breathtaking affair. Abi shares, "Throughout the preparations, I kept asking myself, 'Is [the one-day event] worth all the money and effort? I could have married Enzo in a junk yard at a drop of a hat." By doing what they can to bring down the cost, the couple got the wedding they wanted. The couple came across lots of realizations as they planned their wedding, and Abi shares some of them. "It's normal for us girls to think of 101 to prettify our wedding, but men are generally more pragmatic--listen to them. Also, on the wedding day, just let go, have fun, and savor every moment," she says.