Sarah & Cayo - The Dreamers' Wedding

Photography by Nelwin Uy
"For me a Rebellious Bride is an anti-template bride.  Just because things are always done a certain way, doesn't mean that you have to do it exactly the same way.  Your wedding has to be unique, not just for the sake of, but unique because it's the two of you.  As the saying goes, "something old and something new"--that's a good place to start.  Take something that's old --- like cake cutting and combine, add or turn it into something new. Make it yours!" 
-- Rebellious Bride Sarah Ko-General

Do you guys remember one of my most favorite prenup videos about the two dreamers? Well, this time we are featuring their wedding which is of the same theme.

"Because our theme was conceptual (dreams), it was difficult to execute. If it was something like carnival or movies, then it would have been easier to come up with designs, layouts, etc.  So we had to figure out tangible elements that would tie it back to our concept --- an invite inspired by dream catchers and stars, styling inspired by clouds, daydreaming tents, and so on.  It was a lot harder to plan because nothing was cut-and-paste.  But in the end, it was all worth it.  Love is in the details." -- Sarah

We hope that their story will inspire you to dream and fulfill your very own anti-template weddings Oh and watch out for the siomai booth outside the church! Love the little doodle on the booth--how rebellious! :)

Here are some of the bride's favorite rebellious ideas from their wedding:

Sarah: An interactive invite with a dream catcher logo-–-take the swatch of fabric and write down a wish for us.  Then we collect the “mini kumots” and stitch them together into a patchwork quilt.  What better way to keep our dreams sweet?  

Sarah: Wore red, red, red Stella Luna heels while walking down the aisle, and sparkly Zara party flats for the reception.  I got my dream dress from Rosa Clara. 

Sarah: For the boys we gave them teal bow ties and button boutonnieres. For my girls we gave them  personalized parasols (hand-painted by former-partner-now-ninong Lito Gemora) and cute little accessories from Bangkok

Sarah: For his boutonniere, Cayo wore a mini replica of his surfboard

Sarah: I wanted to do something a little bit more special for the misalette.  Got some glassine bags and filled them with confetti.  My bridesmaids helped me punch out the confetti hearts.

Sarah: We also prepared a siomai/fishball/squidball stand outside the church!

Sarah: We fashioned “kissing bells” for seat cards and gave away slippers for “dancing shoes”. Guests were welcomed with “Partying/Recovering” door hangers

Sarah: In line with our theme of dreams, we also created “dreaming tents”.  Inside, you could make your own souvenir --- your very own dream catcher, doodle in dream journals, or gobble up some marshmallows.  We also hid some small toys under the pillows as giveaways.

Sarah: Tables should be playful, interactive and fun!  Tables were “dream-themed”.  You could be seated in the pajama table, milk and cookies, lemongrass, back rub, etc.  Japs Perez, my former visualizer helped us paint tablecloths with our dream catcher logo.  To bring out their playful spirit, we gave out sparklers, and had dreamy little details strewn on top of the tables. Guests were encouraged to interact through dreamlibs and a group photo scavenger hunt (art: Kat Encanto, copy: EJ Galang)

Sarah: Instead of the usual cake cutting ceremony, we wanted to do a locking ceremony instead.  Cayo and I wrote our names on a padlock and attached them onto a “dream cloud”.  Guests were asked to add their own love locks onto the cloud.

"Don't be afraid to go for your dream wedding.  Ideas (and helpful friends) are everywhere.  You just have to ask.  And feed them after. :)"- Sarah

Congratulations to Sarah & Cayo. We are truly inspired and in awe of your creative ideas! And to inspire everyone further, here again is Sarah & Cayo's DIY prenup video. Think big, dream big!

Credits as written by the bride:

We tied the knot at:  Sts. Peter Paul, Bauang, La Union
And partied till 5AM at:  The Beach Club, Thunderbird, Poro Point, La Union

Dreamy moments were captured by: Nelwin Uy

The best video ever was shot by: Bob Nicolas (Watch our Same-Day-Edit here:

Make-up and Hair:
Cathy Cantada-Dizon and Jerry Javier

Lyte Gatchalian of Weddings and Beyond

Event Styling and Florist:
Meg Amat of Eve and Co.

Ceremony Florist:

Sarah’s Dream Dress:
Rosa Clara

Cayo’s Suit:
Nap Arienza


Entourage Dresses by:
my college kabarkada Rach Magsajo-Flameno and Izza Lambino-Hallare of Raza Formal Wear

Kristel Ko, Mike Sicam and Bonnie-Doroy Enriquez

Dreamy little details:
Lito Gemora, Japs Perez, Kat Encanto and EJ Galang

Food by:
Thunderbird Poro Point

Music of the Heart

The Johnny’s


Cao Ocampo

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  1. Love! so many unique and pretty details :)

  2. It was so creative & inspiring my heart is constricting of joy for the couple though I don't know them personally. :) Thanks for sharing this story. <3