A spectacular wedding (2)
Newlywed Ito and Gianne Sanson’s wedding reception was a dream come true. With tables named after global destinations the couple had visited in their lives, floral centerpieces of different hues of aubergine with cabbage roses, mini zantibisahs and cymbidium orchids trumpeted by elegant calla lilies imported from Holland and Australia lent their perfume to the rarified air.
The Grand Ballroom of Business Inn was transformed into a triple tent pavilion lighted up by hundreds of floating Japanese paper lanterns and thousands of billowing yards of white gauze forming organic canopies to the laser light play done by Junjun Poblador who also emceed the program in high fashioned tapered Karl Lagerfeld high collared barong in decayed embroidery.
The fully orchestrated festivities had a year-long planning schedule by the bride and groom that included their own personalized wedding “Inquirer” journal with photo shoots at Agutaya Island in beach and jet ski theme, the bride kicking up her toes to the spray of the sea as her groom steadily drove her on a jet ski. I marveled at their personal comments for every member of the entourage. There were dance tributes by Gianne’s senior ballet dancers from her school-Angela Vargas, Camille Lopez, Macel Dofitas, Blossom Villanueva, Ai-ai Arnaldo and Bia Matti, among others, complete with indoor fireworks and the bride joining in, audio visual presentations by award winning director Jobin Ballesteros, Ricky Gay and Pons Lizares and one that was a gift from West Negros University’s Vince and Rhea Agustin. The sit-down six-course dinner was a gourmet’s dream served with proper wine and liqueur accompanied by special songs rendered by Jordan Matti and Gab Ballesteros.
The bride changed into a couture bubble mini skirt after she danced a waltz with her groom to open the dance. Gerry Gray’s Full Flavah Band played until 2 a.m. Then, DJ Rommel Sancho and DJ Bart Montinola took turns in spinning till past 4 a.m. Everyone danced and danced and danced! Life for Dave and Gianne could only be a musical!
May you never violate your pledge of love and fidelity.*