Chelsea and Oscar grew up in America. Chelsea's parents are both Filipino, while Oscar was born to a Filipina mom and a Malaysian dad. Both had Filipino running through their veins, but they have never been to the Philippines.
They decided that for their wedding, they will celebrate it, together with their closest family and friends here in the Philippines.
We planned everything via emails and Viber calls. They booked Taal Vista Hotel for their ceremony and reception. A February wedding in Tagayatay is always one for the books since the weather is the perfect combination of sunshine and cold breeze.
But 2020 wasn't too kind to anyone. The year started off with the eruption of Taal volcano and Taal Vista Hotel was covered in ash, which meant that Chelsea and Oscar needed to find a new venue. After much deliberation, we all decided that Conrad Manila is the best choice: a picture perfect view of the bay during sunset was a good replacement for the Taal lake view that was originally planned.
While everything was already in place, all suppliers are good to go, there was a virus spreading all over China and Europe that threatens to put a halt to the celebrations. But that did not stop Chelsea and Oscar to make their dream wedding into reality. Though the guest list was lesser than planned, because of quarantine restrictions and the threat of travel banns, from 60 guests to 40 guests, nothing will stop Chelsea and Oscar's wedding plans.
Together with Team Benitez Photo and Mayad Studios, Chelsea and Oscar planned every detail of what they want their photos and video to look like. They made use of every beautiful corner of Conrad Manila as well as the stunning view of the bay. Every detail, every moment is captured.
Chelsea and Oscar wanted a tropical feel to their wedding to make their guests experience the beauty of the Philippines in full circle. Ms Bhem of Il Fiore delivered a flawless tropical and elegant feel to both ceremony and reception styling.
The bride and groom has since then went home to the US but the memories of their beautiful wedding day as seen in this gallery will always be one of the best days of their lives.
- end -
Venue: Conrad Hotel Manila | Coordinator: MJ Weddings & Events | Photographer: Team Benitez Photo | Videographer: Mayad Studios | Hair and Makeup: Katch Mejias | Flowers and Styling: Il Fiore | Photobooth: Bai Capture