Alma is Filipina, while Raymond is Chinese-American, and they got together in the United States. With these different cultures playing a part in the couple's story, Alma and Raymond wanted a wedding that would pay tribute to their roots.
The couple chose to get married in the Philippines, and then celebrate in the traditional Chinese manner in Hong Kong. Filipino and Chinese elements were also incorporated into various details at their Philippine wedding. Raymond honored the Pinoy and Chinese culture by donning a blue barong with a Mandarin collar. Much to Alma's surprise, he also recited a love poem in Tagalog during the reception. Another Filipino touch was present in their souvenirs: wooden abanicos that helped guests beat the summer heat. The couple incorporated something American into their wedding details, too, as American coins were used for their arrhae.
While Alma and Raymond's wedding showed the differences in their cultures, they also celebrated one of the greatest things they have in common--their love for each other.