Weddings That Inspire

Raffy and Van - In Love with Vintage

Look at all the photos from this stylish Antipolo wedding

Rafael Sto. Domingo Jr. and Vanessa Manumbale wanted to have a unique wedding. “Gusto namin hindi common na kasal,” she says. So the couple, who both sell ukay-ukay items took inspiration from their interests. “Parehas kami nagbebenta ng ukay-ukay kaya vintage ‘yung naisip namin na theme,” says Van.

On June 16, 2020, Raffy and Van were married at San Pedro Calungsod Antipolo with an intimate wedding. Their reception was held at Purple Avenue Events. Though intimate weddings became the norm because of the pandemic, it was what Raffy and Van had always envisioned for their own wedding.

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Juggling their day jobs, businesses, and planning a wedding was the most challenging thing the couple encountered. “Ang hirap lang kasi employed tapos may business din kami,” says Van. But of course on the day of the wedding, the couple felt nothing but pure joy. “Sobrang saya!” Van says that seeing her parents happy was what she remembers most about their day.

Their advice for couples planning a wedding is just as unique as their wedding theme­–it is not about the planning or execution per se, nor is it about safety protocols. Instead, it is about considering your guest list carefully. “Piliin niyo ‘yung mga taong makakasama niyo sa araw ng kasal niyo. Kahit pamilya ‘yan, ‘pag toxic siya, ‘wag niyong isama.”

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The Dream Team

Event Coordinator: Events Republic | Photographer: Pompeyphoto | HMUA: Sabrina Mauricio Paul Aaron | Bridal Bouquet & Boutonniere: Milo’s Flower Shop | Groom Suit: Lai Balderrama | Reception, Catering, Hotel: Purple Avenue Events | Bridal & Entourage Robe: Kwynss.mnl