Look at all the gorgeous details
Kris Bernal married her longtime boyfriend and business partner Perry Choi on September 25, 2021. The couple livestreamed their ceremony on Kris Bernal's YouTube and since tying the knot, the bride has shared bits and pieces of her wedding and planning and we're here for it! Below are five things we can't help but swoon over.
1. Her Mak Tumang wedding gown
The bride says it only took four visits to designer Mak Tumang to complete her wedding gown. “When he asked me about the design and style, I told him that he may take the lead because I trust his taste and expertise. I know that he will create a gown that would fit my personal style, my built, and aura. During my last fitting, he told me that the gown represents my personality as someone who’s playful and bubbly,” Kris writes in her Instagram post of her wedding gown.
We absolutely loved the hint of whimsy Mak injected into Kris’ gown with her ruffled sleeve. Paired with her hairstyle, the bride looked like a fairy princess.
2. “Something blue” eyeshadow
Most brides prefer to keep it classic during their big day, whether in their fashion or beauty choices. Kris boldly donned a pop of blue on her lids, which turned out to be an ode to her favorite Disney princess. “While [the] sunflower is my top most favorite flower, Cinderella is my top favorite Disney Princess. She's gentle, brave, full of hope, and empowering. Above all, what really got me stoked to her is her kindness. She showed everyone kindness no matter what. No matter how cruel and harsh the people around her were.”
Kris adds, “ So, I asked my makeup artist, @carissacielomedved, to add hints of blue on my eyes so everytime I would check myself on the mirror, I'll be reminded of what really makes a person beautiful, his/her heart,” she writes on her Instagram post after the wedding. We love of course that it also ties in with wedding tradition to wear “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue”. Kris and makeup artist Carissa Cielo Medved prove that blue eyeshadow isn’t always dated, it can be classic too.
3. Sunflower garden ceremony
Kris says the sunflower is her favorite bloom because “It symbolizes unwavering faith and unconditional love. It reminds me of the face of the sun that sends pure joy and positive vibes to me.” She enlisted the help of Gideon Hermosa to bring in that positive energy from the sunflower to their ceremony venue, St. Alphonsus Mary de Liguori Parish. The bride says of Gideon’s work, “So much artwork and creativity were put into this flawless event setup! My wedding looked like sunshine in a sunflower field because of him!” We at Inspirations.ph love her unabashed love for color, so radiant and uplifting for these unprecedented times.
4. Their prenup shoot
Perry Choi met Kris Bernal when the latter was setting up food business Meat Kris. Perry’s family was Kris’ supplier and the two worked together to develop her business’ burger patties. So for their prenup shoot, also by Nice Print Photography, we see how their love story factored in their photos. Perry and Kris pose in a glommed up picnic for their engagement session.
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5. Their themed dessert box
Audrey’s Pastries provided Mr. and Mrs. Choi’s gorgeous dessert box, which the pastry boutique says was initially planned as a dessert buffet. “…but due to the pandemic, we have to adjust and take precautionary measures,” writes Audrey’s Pastries’ Instagram account. It looks like Kris and Perry’s guests received a curated box of beautiful and yummy desserts, another idea pandemic couples can incorporate into their wedding.
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The Dream Team
Photography, videography and live-streaming by Nice Print Photography | Bridal gown by Mak Tumang | Makeup by Carissa Cielo Medved | Hairstyling by Bianca Anne Vergara | Accessories by Jacatel | Ceremony venue: St. Alphonsus Mary de Liguori Parish | Dessert box by Audrey’s Pastries | Full coordination by Kim Torres Events | Event styling by Gideon Hermosa