Christina and Arnel met at their local church (actually in the 3rd row from the back!), so it was truly fitting that they get married there! The Catholic ceremony (officiated by Bishop Hagemoen, the previous pastor of their parish, and Fr. Bileski, the current pastor) was warm and welcoming, and we loved the way he spoke to all the guests.
We always encourage our couples to select their wedding vendors from personal networks and referrals if possible, and Christina and Arnel did just that, which made their day special and meaningful. The choir at the church was a good example of this - they had heard them sing on other occasions and they were part of Christina's former parish.
We also loved the energy of the wedding party. It was contagious, and they really contributed to the joy of the day. It also helped that Arnel looked adoringly at Christina the ENTIRE day, which is such a lovely testament to their relationship.
The reception at Kirin Restaurant was intimate, lively, and entertaining for all their guests, including a stellar performance by one of Arnel's groomsmen, Earl.
It was truly a beautiful day from beginning to end. Congratulations, Christina and Arnel - we were privileged to be a part of your wedding celebrations!
Ceremony // St. John the Apostle Parish
Reception // Kirin Restaurant
Officiants // Bishop Hagemoen and Fr. Bileski
Musicians (Church) // St Paul Parish Choir
Musicians (Reception) // Earl Mayuga (Groomsman)
Jewellery // Anzi Gems (wedding bands)
Makeup and Hair // Jessica Hsia
Florist // Proline Trading
Cake Designer // Yan Bakery
Photography by Randal Kurt and Aimée Makris.