I love weddings with personal touches here and there.  For Ralph and Justel’s wedding, they brought with them a carefully made scrapbook of their love story.  I went through the pages and journeyed with them — from the Philippines to Singapore and how they grew as a couple.

Weddings, for me, are supposed to be like that.  It has to be you YOU.  Everything about you!!  From the smallest detail to the colors, even to your choice of suppliers.

A do-it-yourself wedding is a dream wedding to shoot.  Because there is a story in it already.  I’ve been asking my brides to check out Pinterest and be uber inspired by how one can craft something out of a cheap material.  And how brides can personalize almost everything.  Justel’s gown was Pinterest inspired.  I think her hair too.  I can spot a Pinterest inspired table setting! No kidding…

There was one page in Ralph & Justel’s scrapbook that stuck with me.  “Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life… Love gives us a FAIRYTALE!” 

I totally agree.

PS.  I have to mention that I super enjoyed Justel’s bridesmaids.  They were a happy bunch of fun loving ladies.

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Ralph Dane Opay & Justel Adolfo // June 20, 2012 //  Dress up:  Waterfront Hotel Cebu // Ceremony:  Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral // Reception:  Casino Espanol // Wedding Coordinator:  Khendi Ramirez //  Video:  Marlowe Guinto Videography //  MUA:  Jonas Borces

 

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June 28, 2012
wow.. i just have to comment on this.. I know this guy.. we used to have several engineering subjects way back in college.. I've been following your work eversince I got engaged and discovered your site.. he looks so happy here.. i love how you captured it.. How i would love to have you on my wedding day..
    June 28, 2012
    Hi Ching... glad you liked Ralph & Justel's photos.. Thank you for being here.. Do have US at your wedding. =)

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