Rebellious Bride Kat

"Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity." -Charles Mingus

Kat is all about simplicity -- no froufrou, no fuss. She hardly even wears makeup. So for wedding day, she told me straight that she wanted to look like herself and not have as much makeup as possible. Even for her hair, she wanted it in a waterfall braid and very laid back. As a result, she looked simply beautiful.
Bridal look by The Makeup of Mica, shot by Tronco Photography

Love Kat's wedge booties and lace bouquet.

Since she didn't want to complicate her life, she and her then fiancé Francis chose Sonya's Garden for the reason that there is absolutely no need to style the place.

"We loved our reception venue, Sonya's Garden. we didn't have to do much in terms of decoration since it's exactly what we like but we did make sure na meron meryenda. Ayaw kasi namin yun nakatayo kang naghihintay tapos gutom ka pa kaya pinabuksan namin ng maaga yun venue para pwede agad pumasok at umupo yun guests sa tables nils. They can already order whatever drinks they want and we setup a snack bar with Sonya's famous hispinis bread, cheese hopia and cupcakes :)" -Kat & Francis

For the toast, they drank coke instead of champagne in line with their ideals of keeping things real and simple.  
Instead of intricately arranged flowers as ceremony decor and reception centerpieces, they chose potted plants like herbs and cactus intended for guests to take home with them.

Kat also didn't want to complicate the wedding with superstitions. 

Kat: This is a picture of us hanging out for a little bit at the hotel lobby before we left to go to the church. At least hindi kami praning sa oras tyaka dun sa "bawal magkita" na rule... hehe! 
Here's more from Kat and how they simplified their big day:
Kat: I liked that he ended up not wearing a tie or a bow tie. He looked a lot more comfortable at hindi sya nainitan masyado (he didn't feel the heat). Hehe!

Kat: That's a picture of me with my Maid of Honor, J, in the bridal car. We didn't hire a driver or booked a bridal car so she just drove me to the church :) 

Kat: As for the entourage, I asked them to just reuse a dress that they already have or buy a dress that they can use again. Sayang kasi magpagawa ng pare-parehong dress na malamang hindi na nila gagamitin ulit (it's a waste if I have them wear tailor-made dresses in the same style that they will never wear again anyway).

Kat also used a wedding app that us at RB and the Wedding Agency recommend to our clients. The aptly called Wedding App that collects all the photos from your wedding guests and organizes them accordingly in a timeline. Simply amazing!

To end this blog, here is the most laid back & chill wedding I have ever witnessed. Enjoy!


Wedding coordinator: Simply Beautiful Events
Plants: RCJC (Tagaytay)
Bouquets and buttoneers: Aecy Cervantes
Wedding dress: Elizabeth Hallie Vy
Hair and makeup: The Makeup of Mica
Entourage hair and makeup #1: Alyssa Rae Apostol 
Entourage hair and makeup #2: Anne Magadia
Photo/Video: Tronco Photo-Video (Bacolod)

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