"Relaxed, sexy, fun, casual but chic" were the words Tisha used to describe her union with her college sweetheart, Hamil. The couple's big day turned out to be one special party, as Tisha and Hamil did away with some reception traditions. The celebration was marked with sophisticated décor, good food, great company and fun hip hop music.
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Tisha and Hamil's first meeting was awkward. Tisha was a junior then, while Hamil was a senior at the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU). One day, Tisha passed by Hamil's tambayan to ask a friend to help her with a project. Instead of agreeing, Tisha's friend volunteered Hamil to help her instead. Both Tisha and Hamil were caught off guard since they didn't really know each other, but they talked about and worked on Tisha's video project together. In the video, Hamil played the character of Tisha's best friend who eventually became her boyfriend.
After working on the project, Tisha and Hamil continued to see each other. However, Tisha had some doubts about Hamil's kindness, since his group of friends had reputations as bad boys. Her doubts were put to rest when Hamil surprised her with flowers and a song number at their tambayan as they were surrounded by their friends.
A few days before their eighth anniversary, the couple took a walk around the ADMU campus after dinner at a nearby restaurant. Eventually, they stopped in front of the Church of the Gesu. Hamil then asked Tisha, "What are the chances that we could get married here?" She replied "Slim to none!," since no one was allowed to get married there. He then said, "Since I can't marry you here, I'll just propose to you here," and got down on one knee and held a ring in front of Tisha. Surprised, Tisha kept screaming "Oh my God!" until a security guard rushed out to see what was happening. When the guard saw them hugging, he just walked away, leaving the two to celebrate their special moment together.
Tisha and Hamil wanted nothing more than to throw a great party where their guests would be able to relax and have some fun. To achieve this, they opted for a reception setup that was both casual and chic. They chose a palette featuring black, white, and sage green for a refreshing look with a subdued hint of elegance.
Low flower arrangements, black doilies, and gold Tiffany chairs set the laid-back ambiance for the reception. Tisha and Hamil also kept the program short by dropping some reception program. Instead, they devoted more time to dancing to some of their favorite hip-hop and R&B hits.
After the short, heartwarming program, more guests came in and joined the festivities. By midnight, the DJ was still spinning and the drinks continued to flow, so the couple ordered 20 boxes of pizza for the remaining guests. Through their casual and fun reception, Tisha and Hamil were able to share their heartfelt, sincere, and comfortable love with each other.