Amidst the busy streets of the city, the couple tied the knot in a quiet and simple ceremony in a quaint chapel in España.
Gerna and Emer tied the knot in a lovely and quiet ceremony held in one of the historic churches in the city. Cool colors of midnight blue, white, and silver perfectly matched the cool crisp weather brought by the yule season.
Gerna and Emer met a few years back while working for the same company. The bride shares, "We started out as friends, helping and supporting each other in our work, and this friendship continued even though I was assigned to a different branch. We then started to become closer as we faced challenges at our workplace and eventually, we got into a relationship."
After several years of dating, Emer finally proposed to Gerna one romantic evening. Without any hesitation, Gerna answered yes, and the wedding planning began.
A river of midnight blue, silver, and white filled the Santisimo Rosario Parish in Manila the day Gerna and Emer tied the knot one cold December morning. The church within the University of Sto. Tomas campus was an apt backdrop for the couple's whimsical affair.
Gerna and Emer's reception also exuded a magical air. Some of the décor, such as the classic napkin holders used during the reception, were custom-made by the bride. She adds, "My main DIY project was our table napkin holders. They were simple but nevertheless, personalized. Also, I used to collect ticket stubs of the movies that Emerson and I watched together since we began dating. As a personal touch to our wedding, I wanted to display some of these at our reception. Dylan of Vatel Manila suggested to have the ticket stubs framed and displayed at the reception entrance. Guests then wrote their personal messages on blue adhesive notes, and post those to the glass frame."
The quaint decor and oriental-inspired pieces that festooned the elegant reception venue--paired with the people's festive mood--created an inviting atmosphere for the guests as they participated in the gleeful celebration that lasted until the wee hours of the morning.