It was a memorable day at Don Bosco Church, a beautiful Church in the busy city of Makati. Gelo and Heidi aimed for a minimalist yet elegant wedding. Their color palette was based on the main color: hunter green. They made sure the details would sync with the main color – the entourage preparation dress, the gowns, the invitations, the flowers, and the styling. It all started as a simple wedding idea, until they upgraded it because they were influenced by wedding fairs and different wedding websites while keeping a particular peg in mind.
Gelo and Heidi’s wedding was perfect for the kind of shots we love doing – candids. The undirected moments on this day were picturesque. We were inspired by their love story, especially the story of Gelo’s proposal to Heidi. Back in college, they seemed to constantly cross paths, as they became more drawn to each other every time fate brought them together.
Sometime after they officially got together, Gelo eagerly planned to propose to Heidi. Unfortunately, his plan kept getting interrupted by unforeseen circumstances. The original plan was to propose in Nepal, one of Heidi’s dream destinations. Complications with Gelo’s passport became an obstacle for this plan, so he booked another flight to Turkey, which happened to be one of the couple’s dream destinations. He planned to propose during a hot-air balloon event since it would be quite a romantic scene with the hot-air balloons hovering in the distance. But they were there during winter and the hot-air balloon event was unfortunately cancelled. Despite the turn of events, Gelo didn’t wait any further. While they were enjoying each other’s company at a lovely New Year’s Eve, with fairy chimneys as their witnesses, Gelo finally asked Heidi to marry him.
Love knows its way around. Fate always makes sure that two souls will end up together no matter what, in the name of love. Gelo and Heidi’s story inspired us to do our best to give them an experience as close as possible to what they’ve been dreaming of. And according to the couple, they enjoyed every second of their wedding, just as how they dreamt it to be! Presenting the wedding of Gelo and Heidi!
Photo: Ram Marcelo
Video: Hello & Co. Cinema
Hair and Makeup: Albrenn Malinao
Gown: Khristelle Tan Bridal Couture
Suit: Fort & Tailler
Coordination & Styling: Daphney Ligsay
Invitation: Kenneth Uy
Shot on location: Makati Diamond Residences, Don Bosco Parish, One Canvas Events Plance, Makati