Marra and Jake had planned to have a laid-back wedding, and they got what they had in mind with their celebration at The Mango Farm in Antipolo. The couple, who planned their event from abroad, made their big day warm with their DIY projects.
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Marra and Jake both loved to blog, and one day, Marra came across Jake's post about how he envisioned the woman he would eventually marry. The post struck a cord in Marra, who felt as if the entry was written for her, even if they never met. She commented on the post, and the two became friends online.
Months later, Marra and Jake were introduced formally at a church gathering. They got to know each other better, and eventually became a couple.
A year after asking Marra to become his girlfriend, Jake surprised Marra with a special lunch after a service at the church they attended in Singapore. They went to an upscale restaurant--and Jake brought in musicians to sing Marra's favorite song. By the time the singers finished, the whole restaurant was cheering on Marra and Jake. Jake knelt down to pop the question, and Marra said yes.
Marra and Jake had a carefree and rustic celebration at The Mango Farm in Antipolo. Despite planning their wedding from abroad, the couple was still able to personalize their event.
The two took on do-it-yourself projects, which complemented the wedding's vintage-inspired details. The wedding reception also exuded warmth, as friends and family members of Marra and Jake prepared special performances.
Marra and Jake's laid-back celebration turned out to be what they had envisioned, but the bride is quick to point out that there really is no perfect wedding. Still, she tells other couples to remember to enjoy the big day despite minor hitches.