I’m so excited to share this wedding day story with you!
First things first, I cannot take all the credit for today’s story as I wouldn’t have been able to share this if it weren’t for Ian Liwanag asking me to come along and assist / second shoot this fantastic day. Ian even made a really cute slide-show/video of the day you can check out HERE. I’ve worked with Ian a few times now and I have to say that working with him is as fun as it looks in his photos, there’s never a dull moment and we have way too much fun! We have another wedding to do next weekend, and I’m already pumped!
Also, thanks to Ian I’ve apparently become an honorary Filipino at this wedding. I ate chicken, took photos of the chicken, wished I brought tupperware to take the left over chicken home in and even danced with a man in a chicken suit. It’s official and I couldn’t be happier about it because these weddings are crazy fun!
Another new thing I got to experience at this wedding was the Chinese Dragon Dance and I can now honestly relate to every child who has cried at the sight of man in a mascot suit. When eyes that big are staring at you and actually blink, it’s quite terrifying! Ian warned me that there would be a Dragon Dance at this wedding and I was stoked when he told me! But when I heard the drums and turned the corner to come face to face with a GIANT pair of blinking eyes, I nearly peed myself. They’re so life-like and it took me a good 3 minutes and a couple of slaps to shake off this childish fear. It was an amazing experience and I highly recommend checking it out sometime!
Another part of the day that I loved, was taking wedding photos at the Chinguacousy Park’s Greenhouse. This green house was the perfect retreat from the rain and the filtered light allowed us to get some amazing shots of everyone! Once we finished there, we headed off to the Paradise Banquet and Convention Centre for the reception. This place is gorgeous, the staff is friendly and the food was fantastic! The cocktail hour spread was quite elaborate with delicately carved veggies as decor and the biggest shrimp tower I’ve ever seen! Such an awesome place!
Okay, enough with the details here’s what you came here for:
and lastly, a quick behind the scenes with Ian:
I know it’s a long blog post, but it was such a great day and I had a hard time narrowing down the moments! Thanks to Arlene, Tim and Ian for such a great day!