They didn’t let anything stop them from getting their dream wedding!
1. They went for their dream wedding–yes during the pandemic!
JC de Vera and Rikkah Cruz-de Vera were married three years ago via civil wedding and they pushed for their church wedding despite the pandemic. While most couples these days are doing the reverse, putting off their bigger, more grand celebration “when things are okay”, the De Veras went for their dream wedding! What an inspiration that love wins, no matter what. The couple was married in 2018.
2. They kept it private.
While the couple and their suppliers began sharing their wedding day on September 21, no one really knows their exact church wedding date. They were able to keep their church wedding private and offline, and it appears as if announcing their church wedding was agreed upon by the couple, their suppliers, and their guests. This is surely going to be the next trend in weddings, versus posting real-time events as we’ve done in the past. Don’t forget the key to such announcement: beautiful photos and videos as in the case of JC and Rikkah who worked with Nice Print Photography.
3. They enjoyed the big moments.
Most of the photos shared online and borrowed here below are the portraits of the couple. We haven’t seen photos of the ceremony or of the reception taking place. However, we do have photos of the bride’s dance with the father of the bride. We see that Rikkah could not help but shed tears during their dance and behind them the LED wall flashes photos of them. These are the tender moments we hope that most couples still continue to enjoy during your wedding celebrations, along with speeches, and the groom and Mother of the Groom’s dance. If you’re celebrating your reception, don’t forget to include these parts in the program!
4. They were dressed as a trio.
We see that JC and Rikkah’s daughter Lana, was dressed in a gown reminiscent of her mom’s bridal gown. Rikkah’s strapless ceremony gown was created by Francis Libiran. Lana’s gown has similar beadwork and ruffles. JC wore a white tux and black bowtie by Paul Cabral.
5. That heavenly styling!
The De Vera’s stylist Gideon Hermosa posted on his Facebook account, “Our kind of sparks and sparkles! The ones you see from above and the sparks coming from the eyes and hearts of our newlyweds.” Gideon went all out with the celestial theme for the couple’s reception. The ceiling treatment looked just like the Milky Way and other galaxies. The tablescape flowers were kept low, perhaps to give way to the lighting above. We’re sure that JC and Rikkah’s reception photos are going to make their way into vision boards of couples!
Which of these five details did you love about JC and Rikkah’s wedding? Share this story now and inspire more couples!
The Dream Team
Photographs by Nice Print Photography | Bridal gown by Francis Libiran | Tux by Paul Cabral | Styling by Gideon Hermosa | Full coordination by Christine Ong-Te Events | Video by Treehouse Story | Fashion styling by Cath Sobrevega | Haircuts and colors by Alex Carbonell | IV Nutrition by IV Vitamin Bar | Cufflinks by Francis Libiran | Grooming by Jay Herrera | JC’s skincare by Avignon Clinic | Makeup by Albert Kurniawan | Hairstyling by Jerry Javier | Bridal robe by Eve the Label | Catering by Juan Carlo the Caterer | Bar by Manila Craft Mixes & Brews | Earrings by Love Rocks Jewelry