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Jovi and Joan’s Engagement Shoot and Wedding

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We shot Jovi and Joan’s engagement shoot at Tagaytay Highlands a few weeks before their wedding. Jeff and I can’t get enough of these two! We hit it off on musical inclinations and a shared soft spot for vinyl records alone, but taking pictures of them is seriously bordering on addicting.

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They tied the knot just three weeks ago in a chill and laid-back Boho-Rock themed wedding, which was so perfectly them. Lots of pretty details to swoon over, but more than anything, so much happiness and personality all around. The mood of the day is, quite honestly, dependent on how happy the bride feels, and this bride was just filled to the brim with joy. Jo was absolutely radiant, and it felt really, really good to be there for all of it.

Jovi and Jo, thanks for having us along for the ride and for being so easy to be around. Jeff and I are living vicariously through your travel photos now. Hokkaido looks amazing! Have fun! Wishing you this much love and happiness always.

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Locations: Bride’s family home, The Peninsula Manila, Mary the Queen Parish Church, Blue Leaf Filipinas | Coordinator: Jenny Lim | Video: Treehouse Story | Gown: Zandra Lim | Entourage flowers and event styling: Nikki Chato | Host: Francis Day | Hair and Makeup for both engagement shoot and wedding: Mickey See

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Jon and Rachel’s Montecito, Nuvali Wedding

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I think it was Jojit, their coordinator, who said that it’s interesting how Jon looks different in photos with Rachel, more carefree and happy, and I get that. We first met them over lunch in Greenbelt, and Jon struck me as someone quiet and serious. But seeing their travel photos and actually taking pictures of them together, it’s amazing how he lightens up so much around her. Rachel’s so full of life, and she really just lights up every room she’s in. And in a way, I think Jon keeps Rachel centered and grounded. They complement each other so beautifully.

These crazy kids tied the knot a bit over a week ago. And when we say crazy, we do say it with utmost affection. These people know how to party. Lots of favorites in this wedding, particularly: the print of a watercolor painting of the proposal in Japan made by the couple’s friend (Paulina Ortega), Rachel’s crazy dance, the mother and daughter hug, a photo of one of the most animated brides inside a car that I’ve shot in quite some time, and the rockeoke at the reception. And so much more, really. Jeff and I usually try to trim it down to 60 photos per wedding to make it easier to load online, but I couldn’t bring myself to remove any more photos here. I’m way too attached to these now. Hope you guys enjoy them as much as we did taking them.

Jon and Rachel, we had such a blast at your wedding! Hope you’re having the time of your lives in Japan. Happy honeymooning, lovebirds!

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Church: Montecito Chapel, Nuvali, Sta. Rosa | Reception venue: Montecito Clubhouse | Coordination: The 3rd Party | Entourage Flowers and Event Styling: Flowers From Linda | Videography: Threelogy | Hair and makeup: Jen Delica | Bridal Gown: Kristel Yulo

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  • Jeff of Green and Purple Photos - there’s nothing as beautiful as authenticity and you two made the point clearly here!April 8, 2014 – 9:59 amReplyCancel

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Nicco and Erica’s Tagaytay Wedding

We remember every single wedding we’ve ever shot. We can tell you our favorite photos from each one, what the weather was like that day, maybe some funny parts, small things about the couple that stood out, and the moments that touched us and/or made me cry. For people with admittedly very bad memory, I like to think of that as some sort of accomplishment. Jeff and I have been shooting weddings for almost six years now. That’s hundreds of couples. Hundreds of loves. We hold on to these stories dearly. And I love how so many stories of love intersect with ours.

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Nicco and Erica’s wedding was on the day after a typhoon of epic proportions. I remember arriving at a very busy house. People were hosing off storm debris, cleaning the pool, installing a tent, arranging flowers. I remember wanting to hug Jets and Rhona, who had the daunting task of coordinating the day. I’m sure they were under a lot of pressure and while they pulled it off amazingly well, on that morning, none of us were certain the storm was over and what the rest of the day was going to be like. All we knew was that Nicco and Erica were going to get married that day, and we were going to be there with them through it all. Gideon Hermosa‘s team arrived way before dawn to work on the flowers. Veluz‘s team was bright and early, Mickey See was already working his magic when we got there, and Jason Magbanua and his team arrived in full force as well.

Over bridal preps, I recounted the time when we met these two. We found out Nicco’s a filmmaker and they both like good coffee, and kind of hit it off from there. Jeff and I are huge film buffs. Erica and I followed each other on Instagram at some point, and I’m always charmed by the things she posts. Somewhere along the way since we first met, Nicco somehow became this celebrity photographer with a cult following online, and wouldn’t you know it, we love his work. Talk about pressure. But we had an amazing time shooting these two. And when Erica smiled so happily and Nicco flashed me two thumbs up right after we screened the on-site AVP, I think I beamed so much, I was a freaking light source.

Nicco and Erica, the trip to your wedding was a bit of an adventure, but the day was all sorts of wonderful, and we wouldn’t have missed it for the world. And “I promise to love you even when you are being a hipster” is probably one of my favorite and one of the most apt lines from all the vows we’ve ever heard. Haha. You two are beautiful together. It was an honor to be there with you that day. Love, always.

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Preps and Reception Venue: private residence of the couple’s relatives in Tagaytay | Church: St. Benedict Church, Ayala Westgrove, Nuvali | Coordination: Canaan Celebrations by Jets & Rhona | Entourage Flowers and Event Styling: Gideon Hermosa | Videography: Jason Magbanua | Hair and makeup: Mickey See | Bridal Gown: Veluz

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