There are times when you meet people for the first time but feel like you’ve known them a while. That was the case with Rosa & Martin (who had found me ‘serendipitously’ through the world wide web) when we sat down to discuss their planned wedding. There was an immediate connection as we began talking about their likes and interests–both of them loved culture, art and music and wanted to celebrate Philippine heritage.

At the same time, we thought it would be be more fun and personal to inject touches like the bride’s fondness for the romantic period and the groom’s fascination with current technology. What came out of this free-flowing collaboration became a blend of the past and present infused with more than a touch of Rosa and Martin’s unique personalities.

MartinRosa-Wedding Photos-Cam2-237Rosa blooms beautifully as a classic, romantic bride

Martin&Rosa_Wedding-86The bride’s beaded lace and tulle gown features a piΓ±a waistband with the same embroidery as the groom’s barong

Martin&Rosa_Wedding-148Pretty ladies-in-waiting! The matron-of-honor and bridesmaids wearing beaded lace and sorbet hues

Martin&Rosa_Wedding-160A picture of prettiness–the adorable flower girl

MartinRosa-Wedding Photos-Cam3-129Martin buttons up in a piΓ±a barong with custom-designed Callado “circuit board” embroidery based on a sketch he made

MartinRosa-Wedding Photos-Cam3-372

MartinRosa-Wedding Photos-Cam3-371PiΓ±a & pastels–the newlyweds with their entourage (ninongs & ninangs not in photo) all in custom-designed gowns & barongs

Martin&Rosa_Wedding-464Congratulations & best wishes, Mr. & Mrs. Martin and Rosa Sy-Quia!

*Photos by Red Sheep Photography

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