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.
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.
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