Tonette and Jay exchanged I do's in Baguio with a chic vintage-themed wedding. A dainty color palette coupled with fresh blooms made for a dreamy ambiance, which was more than what the couple wished for.
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Tonette and Jay's paths first crossed back when they were in college. They shared a lot of common friends, and that eventually led them to be friends as well.
"We're a classic story of starting out as friends. We slowly started hanging out, slowly singled out, and [then] paired up after a year," Tonette shares. The couple then developed a seven-year relationship, which according to Tonette wasn't exactly a perfect one. "We went through a lot and even had to part [at some point] to grow in our own ways. Things happened and got fixed at the perfect time, [and those experiences] gave us the bond that we have now," the bride shares.
On their seventh year together, Jay popped the question to Tonette in front of her family, who knew of his plans to propose even before Tonette did.
Tonette and Jay exchanged I do's in their hometown, Baguio. Held at Camp John Hay, the couple's garden ceremony and reception were blessed with a cheery nippy weather, which is rare in August in the City of Pines. With all the elements coming together, the wedding's chic rose-laden décor made for a dreamy ambiance. The wedding's dainty color palette--which featured pastels--also gave the couple's destination wedding an irresistible charm.
The bride also proudly shares that she and Jay were hands-on with the preparations. They made sure that each and every detail they chose perfectly fit their concept and budget. With their approach, they pulled off a romantic, dreamy, and affordable look for the wedding. "I was resourceful and scouted for suppliers who gave quality work without overpricing. I did a lot of research [for the] set up and was heavily involved in every detail because I didn't want bad surprises of having or seeing things I didn't like," the bride proudly shares.
With all the love the couple invested in the wedding, the bride was able to beat all the challenges that went with the planning process. "It was tough to fix an out-of-town wedding. But since I loved what I was doing, I was just [physically] tired, but I never exactly got stressed," she says.