Michelle had no idea what kind of surprise Matthew had in store when he brought her out one winter morning and asked her to wear a blindfold. He brought her to the top of Mt. Washington Ski Hill in Wisconsin, where he had written "Michelle, will you marry me?" on the snow. It was 27 degrees below zero, but when Michelle took off the blindfold and saw Matthew kneeling before her, the freezing temperature didn't matter anymore.

The couple's wedding was quite the opposite of Matthew's Wisconsin winter proposal-they had a sunset-themed wedding in the Philippines just as summer was about to begin. Everyone enjoyed the warm weather, and Michelle and Matthew's wedding details were carefully coordinated to compliment their summer event. Their bridesmaids wore orange, yellow, and burgundy dresses. Meanwhile, the groom donned the traditional Filipino barong, and even hung out with his groomsmen in a nipa hut before the wedding.

While Michelle and Matthew's engagement and wedding were polar opposites, the couple showed that their love is one for all seasons.


Photos by Vago Nozze Studios

To see the couple's list of suppliers, view next page.

Bride's attire: Eric de los Santos Bridal Couture
Groom's attire: RC Fifth, Iloilo
Entourage's attire: Eric de los Santos
Hair and Makeup: Zymbha Gil Buenaventura of Studio 28
Wedding Rings: Zales

Ceremony Venue: Mango Tree Restaurant
Ceremony Décor: Mango Tree
Reception Venue: Mango Tree, Iloilo City
Reception Décor: Mango Tree
Wedding Planning/ Coordination: Aldrich M. Aparicio of 1031 Productions
Catering: Mango Tree
Wedding Cake: (c/o bride's brother and family friends) Vicente Militante, Hector Trenas and Gerard Concepcion

Flowers: Nening Rubino
Invitations: Ideas Happen
Photography: Vago Nozze Studios
Videography: SKT Video
Souvenirs: Vicente Militante and Hector Trenas


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