WATCH: Kat Ramnani-Bautista Gives Metro.Style Exclusive Access To All Her Wedding Fittings
The #LetsGetReadyToRamBau wedding festivities may be over, but Christian Bautista and Kat Ramnani are still very much over the moon—and understandably so, because they have so much great photos and videos to remember this special occasion by.
The newly-married couple had a total of four wedding celebrations that allowed them to share this milestone with each and every person dear to them. Instead of holding one grand event, they opted for one main wedding (which included a welcome dinner, a ceremony, and a reception) in Bali, Indonesia and three more intimate events: a civil wedding in Casa Juico, Quezon City, and receptions in Manila Hotel's Champagne Room and Sonya's Garden in Tagaytay.
We've followed Christian and Kat's road to forever since they got engaged in November 2017. In July this year, the couple graced the digital cover of Metro Weddings, where they talked about their relationship in detail. That same month, we wrote about their pre-nup photo shoot with Team Pat Dy at the National Museum of Natural History, in which Christian wore a barong and Kat, a terno, as their way of honoring Philippine culture. In August, the couple gave a sneak peek of their apartment, which they're in the process of furnishing. In November, a few days before they left for Bali, Christian and Kat did another pre-nup photo shoot, this time with NicePrint, which saw them all glammed up for an editorial-like execution.
Prior to their destination wedding in Bali, the couple was already husband and wife, as they had an intimate civil ceremony to mark their union. For this occasion, Kat wore a white A-line dress by her good friend and Metrowear Icon 2018, Vania Romoff.
Their Bali destination wedding was kicked off by a Bollywood-themed welcome dinner, where the bride donned traditional Indian clothing by Anushree Reddy; her groom was in a Bollywood-inspired suit by Suit It Up Manila. Come the main event, Kat emerged in a stunning form-fitting Inbal Dror gown that perfectly accentuated her curves. Later that night, she changed into another sexy creation by the renowned Israeli bridal designer. By her side was Christian, who looked dapper in his wedding attire with a hunter green velvet coat by Francis Libiran.
We visited Kat in her and Christian's new apartment, to check out her wedding outfits. Joining Kat during this fitting was one of her best friends, Kara Mendoza.
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Photo by Pat Dy
Photo by Francis Perez
For those who couldn't make it to their Bali wedding, the couple organized a reception held at Manila Hotel, which gathered their colleagues and industry pals who have become their closest friends. With the Champagne Room's lavish vintage interiors in mind, Kat wanted to wear something sexy yet playful at the same time. As was the case with her champagne chocolate wedding gown, Kat didn't want to wear white. With the help of fashion designer Francis Libiran, they decided on a feminine and sophisticated blush shade that proved to be a perfect match not only to the venue but also to Kat's aesthetic and skin tone. Christian also wore a creation by Francis, a nice wine-colored suit that complemented her outfit.
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To celebrate their union with Christian's family, the couple had a third and last reception in Sonya's Garden, Tagaytay. With the flower-laden venue, Kat stood out in a chic white tea-length terno with electric pleat details by fashion designer Jo Rubio, who also gifted Kat with a nude-blush tulle ball gown that she changed into for her Manila Hotel reception. Christian, on the other hand, wore a handmade barong which was also created by Jo.
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Photo from Christian Bautista
Photos by John Catalan