Everything was in sync during Trixie and Mario's music-themed wedding, held last February in Tagaytay. The purple color motif kept things simple and elegant, while quirky music details, good food, and lots of booze gave the affair extra doses of merriment.
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Trixie and Mario met as colleagues in a public relations firm back in 2006. The first time they talked, they clicked right away as their conversation revolved around the kind of music they both like. That conversation sparked their friendship--and from then on, the two have been together. They exchanged I do's four years later.
Unlike most couples who go through surprise proposals, Trixie and Mario started discussing plans about their wedding before they got engaged. "We talked about settling down when we were on our third year [as a couple], but [we] seriously went into the logistics of it all on the fourth year--not very romantic! We even booked the church and the reception on an ocular trip to Tagaytay! But he gave me the ring a few weeks after we made reservations--to my surprise--after our usual Sunday mass in UP," the bride shares.
Because music played a vital role in their relationship, Trixie and Mario chose to have a music-themed wedding that was simple, elegant, and quirky at the same time. Their February wedding in Tagaytay was marked with music-inspired details. Among those are cassette tape place cards and table markers named after the couple's favorite bands, such as U2, Eraserheads, and The Cure. The couple also personally fixed their wedding playlist, which included Just like Heaven by The Cure for the wedding march and the quartet version of All I want is You by U2 for the bridal march.
The couple was able to "Eat, Drink, and Marry," as they treated their guests with flowing drinks and food throughout their reception. "We served margaritas and mojitos to go with croquettes and nachos during the cocktails and served wine and beer during dinner. [A] lot of people stayed till close to midnight as we kept serving beer, sisig, and arroz caldo for the post-dinner drinking party," shares the bride.
Trixie advises future brides-to-be to determine the non-negotiables early on. "For us, [the celebration] was about the food and drinks, and making sure the reception party will be fun for everyone. [We] scrimped on flowers and skipped [the] souvenirs." She adds, "When things get stressful, you have to keep reminding yourselves why there's a wedding--it's a celebration of you both as a couple who want to spend the rest of your lives together."