Kim and Kanye Aren’t The Only Ones Who Knows How To Wed in Style
So, it has finally happened! The most talked about couple (Kim Kardashian and Kanye West) got married in a lavish wedding at Fort Belvedere in Florence on Saturday. And while all the hottest stars were in attendance, hip-hop’s power couple (Beyonce and Jay Z) made a bold-faced move and skipped the wedding to spend Memorial Day Weekend in the Hamptons. Beyonce however wished the newly weds a lifetime of unconditional love via Instagram. While the world was fixated on Kimye grandeur, I was masterminding a real fusion wedding for a beautiful couple here in Brooklyn, NY. The wedding festivities began on Friday when the couple had their wedding rehearsal followed by dinner. The marriage ceremony was held at Saint Anthony of Padua; in addition to the standard bridal party there was also the inclusion of Filipino wedding traditions - the “Principal Sponsors” who are the people the bride and groom admire, and the four sets of “Secondary Sponsors” who are the coin bearer, the cord bearers, the veil bearers and the candle bearers.
Gorgeous Hair and Makeup
For a bride who was already a beautiful person inside out, we wanted to enhance her beauty and have her beaming throughout the day. Her hair was gorgeously styled in a partial updo with romantic curls, a long veil placed over her hair and over her face before she took her walk down the aisle. We wanted the makeup to enhance her best facial features, and so the final look was clean, flawless and neutral – a subtle smokey eye with her signature red lips. The overall look was classic and complemented her beautiful dress.
Following the ceremony guests were treated to cocktail hour, open bar and a decadent dinner catered by Princess Manor. The couple invited 220 of their closest friends and family to celebrate their nuptials.
The reception room was elegantly decorated - white table linens and chair covers with gold overlays and fitted sashes. The ceiling and walls were draped with white and gold fabric enhanced with magical lighting.
A variety of flowers and roses made up the high towering centerpieces, which was randomly given to one person from each table.
The beautiful red velvet cake was a four-tiered white cake garnished with red roses and a silver rhinestone encrusted cake topper with the bride and groom’s initials.
In addition to the standard first dance, cake cutting, toasts, garter and bouquet toss, the reception activities also included the bride singing Celine Dion’s “The Power of Love” to her groom, and a "prosperity dance" in some cultures it is known as "the money dance." The bride also surprised her groom with a red dress change and upon her reentry the room was lit up with red lights creating a beautiful effect while the DJ played “Lady in Red.”
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