Marked with pale hues and a sweet mix of dainty and quirky details, Kate and Paolo's Tagaytay wedding turned out to be a classic and charming affair. Heartfelt love songs of today and of the soulful 70s provided the perfect background music to their lovely wedding, and made their special day a memorable one.
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Kate and Paolo met in Vietnam, as they are both working as advertising professionals there. As they shared a workspace and spent lots of time together, they got to know each other better. "As our friendship deepened, love unfolded naturally and we just became inseparable since then. We seem to have created a perfect balance of our personalities as they complement each other. We began inspiring each other and made a lot of adventures together," shares Kate.
The two have been together for a long time, and friends and colleagues have been expecting them to eventually tie the knot. When Kate and Paolo went to Maldives for a romantic Valentine's Day date, everyone expected them to have been engaged already when they came back. But they weren't--yet.
The proposal took place a month after. "That was my birthday and when he brought me home from dinner, my place was filled with petals of roses. He then played a video of our moments together, and then a ring appeared at the middle of the video. When I looked at him beside me, he was already on his knees, asking me to marry him. We just both cried. That one was unexpected," the bride recalls.
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Kate and Paolo's Tagaytay wedding was a sweet mix of class, charm, and casual style. The couple seamlessly incorporated their personalities into their dreamy wedding details. "I am more of the classic romantic bride, while my groom is more of the casual rock-star type. Hence, the overall look and feel is dainty and rustic with some spunk of rock and roll carried out in a charming way," the bride explains.
Both entrenched in a creative profession, it was only natural for the couple to engage themselves in DIY projects for the wedding. The groom designed the invites, place cards, menu cards, thank you cards, and props for their reception program, while the bride tasked herself with doing the handcrafting projects and adding dainty touches to their details.
Aside from the dreamy DIY wedding details, what stood out in Kate and Paolo's wedding was the line-up of songs--which the groom thoughtfully arranged--for the ceremony and reception. " [A] string version of No One by Alicia Keys was fantastically sung by our dear friend, Uela of Chilitees for the groom's and entourage's march, while Nothing But Love by Mr. Big [was sung] for my bridal march. Paolo even directed how the bridal march song was sung," the bride proudly shares.
At the reception, music helped set up an inviting, upbeat vibe as soulful and groovy 70s hits were played by a live band. While the band played a fun set, the bride says that the highlight of the reception was their first dance. "Paolo grabbed the microphone and surprised me and everyone with the 70s song More Today Than Yesterday by Spiral Starecase. We then just danced and drank the night away."