Martina and Ryan had a classic wedding, which they celebrated with their closest family and friends. For their intimate affair, the couple prioritized good food and overflowing drinks, allowing guests to enjoy the big day as much as they did.
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Martina and Ryan met at the workplace, but they didn't become friends immediately since they belonged to different departments. At that time, Ryan was also traveling frequently, so he and Martina had very little opportunity to talk. However, months after their initial meeting, the two started hanging out--and they realized that they liked each other's company. "After a few months of having lunch together, watching movies, and coffee dates, we officially became a couple," shares the bride.
Among the things that Martina and Ryan did as a couple was play golf in Tagaytay. One time, Ryan invited Martina to play a round at Splendido Taal Golf Club. Little did Martina know that a surprise was waiting for her at the last hole. "It was a long 15-foot putt that went inside the hole. When I went to collect my ball, there was a red box inside the hole. I turned to look at him to ask him what it was--I had no idea why there was a box in the hole--and he was already down on one knee. I picked up the box, walked towards him and he officially proposed," Martina recalls.
While Martina and Ryan wanted their wedding to perfectly capture their personalities, they also wanted their guests to have fun on their big day. Their wedding, which featured a peacock blue and green motif, was an intimate celebration attended by their closest family and friends.
As they planned their wedding, Martina and Ryan focused on their non-negotiables. "Our priorities were great food and overflowing drinks because we wanted everyone to have a great time, and also a great photographer to capture the moments of our special day. Our wedding turned out to be what we planned it to be," shares Martina.
By booking suppliers early, the couple was able to stage a classy affair without the drama. "After playing [golf at Splendido], we had lunch at Antonio's and decided right then and there to that we wanted our reception there as well. We booked it, and on the way down, looked at San Antonio De Padua Church in Silang, and booked it as well. We're efficient that way!" exclaims the bride. Martina also tells other couples, "Don't stress too much! Book things early, take a long break and then resume planning as it comes closer to the wedding day itself. This is what we did and we enjoyed the whole process of wedding planning."