It was some years ago when I first got to talk to today’s bride, Katleah. She asked me about the DIY project she was making and told me she’s preparing this for her wedding. Being the DIY aficionado that I am, I got excited for her and even researched bits to help her out. I told her I would love to feature her wedding someday.
Months ago they finally got married. Seeing the lovely wedding photos in her Facebook posts made my heart swell. She did it, I thought. And oh boy, she did well. Her DIYs were dainty, lovely and precious. I couldn’t help but feel proud for the outcome of all her hard work. I even showed the photos to my husband and told him, “She’s the girl who asked for DIY advice from me years ago.” (And yes Katleah, my husband thinks your bridal bouquet is priceless!)
I recently got an email from her again, and this time, it made me smile. She inquired if she can submit her wedding for feature.“Yes, of course,” I told her. I thought she’d never ask!
Here’s Katleah as she shares the anticipation, the challenges and the joys of preparing for one of the best days of her life:
“We’ve waited for this moment for 15 years. We only wanted our relationship to be blessed and have a simple celebration —and of course, as sensible parents, we targeted to pull off a beautiful, reasonably budgeted wedding. Thus, we decided to invite the people who have been witnesses and big part of our partnership – from the young love struggles, early parenthood, and maturity to engagement (FINALLY).
“The wedding planning has been a bit overwhelming at first – there were lots of color motifs, gown pegs, reception styling pegs etc etc,; then we found ourselves lost on what we really want. My Pinterest was a mess! Thus, I want to thank you again for the guidance, help and advice you gave me and the other brides – I would never forget that you’re the first person whom I asked for feedback regarding my first tries of DIYs and you have helped me A LOT! Your blog, your ideas and advices helped us a lot in narrowing down what we really want. The thing that worked for us is to stick with the basics, keep everything simple and classy – and make sure it perfectly reflects our personality.
“We are more than happy on how our special day turned out. We kept it classic and incorporated something new through our DIYS – bouquets, bouts, wedding accessories, canvass bag design by the bride (yours truly); flower girl, mini bride gown and canvass bags by the bride’s mom; gold table numbers and other reception decors (including the couple’s couch) by the groom.
“and YES, we pulled it off! (Despite the challenge of being pregnant and on bed rest months before the wedding) – Nothing is impossible if you put your heart on it. We got the wedding day that we’ve always dreamed of and more – we would never want it any other way! The whole day was filled with laughter and happy tears. We will forever be grateful to God, to our family and friends, to our suppliers and to everyone who have been and will be a part of our wonderful adventure.”
Make sure to ready your Pinterest cherries, because this beautiful bespoke wedding was captured by the incredibly talented Nicolai Melicor! It’s going to be one big pretty-fest! Enjoy!
The Photo Gallery:
The Dream Team:
Photography: Nicolai Melicor | Videography and back-up Photography: 24 Frames Wedding Films and Photography | Ceremony Venue: Parish of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary | Reception Venue: Village Patio | Emcee: Darlene Tan-Salazar | Gown and Suit designer: Paolo Blanco | OTD Coordinator: Rio De Guzman (Dazzle Events Management) | Entourage gowns: De Lykz Creation | HMUA: Ria De Guzman | Invites: 101 Folkstreet | Caterer: Tarlaquena | Mobile bar: Candy Club Party Couture | Pritchon: Charlie’s | Flowers: DIY by Blush Brights | All other wedding related help, inspiration and support: W@W, The Wedding Tip Sheet, Cherryblossoms and Faeriewings