Check Out Patty Ang And Migs Almeda's Stunning Al Fresco Poolside Wedding
Hello, Mrs. Patty Ang-Almeda!
One of the country's most sought-after fashion designers today is now a wife, with the lucky man who gets to call her his very own none other than businessman Migs Almeda.
Initially wanting a destination wedding, the ever-so-chic Patty was convinced by Migs to hold the special occasion right here in Manila for the ceremony to be able to include as many of their loved ones as possible. The result of the decision? An intimate wedding held at the St. Michael the Archangel Parish Church at Fort Bonifacio followed by a magnificent Gideon Hermosa-designed event at the Solaire Resort & Casino, one that was stunning in its own right but paled in comparison to only one other element: Patty's wedding dress, which she designed herself.
The understatedly elegant number in ivory featured a low neckline, subtle beaded and embroidered detailing, and a soft skirt. With a sheer cape, delicate tulle veil, glamorous drop earrings, and a simple bracelet adding drama to the look, Patty looked every inch a radiant bride.
The ensemble was topped off with a beauty look by glam expert Albert Kurniawan, who worked on giving Patty a fresh-faced finish with a statement nude matte lip and boldly outlined eyes using the makeup artist's Teviant products.
Matching Patty's timeless bridal look perfectly was her bouquet, also by master florist Gideon, which spoke of elegance and femininity with white orchids and roses accentuated by fresh green hues and lovely yellows.
Keeping the atmosphere solemn until this lovely pair was officially made husband and wife, Patty and Migs responded with their own applause and cheer as they exited the wedding venue and were greeted by a huge surprise: actual butterflies—yes, live ones!—that their guests released as they shared a kiss on the church steps.
With the most heartfelt moments captured by celebrity go-to wedding photographer Pat Dy and society favorite lifestyle photographer Magic Liwanag, Mr. and Mrs. Almeda were happy to share the day they'll look back on for the rest of their lives with their A-list guests.
There to celebrate their wedding with them were Patty's fellow fashion designers Andrea Tetangco, Mark Bumgarner, and Michael Leyva, mommy influencer and endorser Cat Arambulo, actress turned jewelry designer KC Concepcion, Maja Salvador, Mikaela Martinez and husband Chucho Martinez, businessman GP Reyes, Samantha Lewis, couple Patrick and Nikka Garcia, and Congresswoman Len Alonte (who was a ninang).
However, the most special person Patty ang Migs were over the moon to have during the ceremony was undoubtedly Patty's teenage daughter, Alexa, who delivered a heartwarming speech at the party. Incredibly close to her mom and now stepdad, she couldn't be happier about their union.
Regrouping at the reception venue that wowed the crowd with its four-dimensional play on lights and metallic glamor, Patty and Migs' guests were also delighted by an indulgent cocktail spread and sit-down dinner menu; sweet and savory bites and drinks were followed up by a four-course dinner of carefully selected seafood offerings.
(To make things even better, Patty ang Migs added bits of trivia behind each course! The stories were flashed on the LED screen while each dish was being served).
Patty and her daughter Alexa
Where Patty and Migs' guests dined is also worth taking note of; this couple made the most of February's pleasant, breezy evenings by bringing everyone to Solaire's al fresco poolside that Teena Barretto and her event management team made sure would be wedding-ready.
Purple lights illuminated a stage with a backdrop of the couple's initials. Long tables filled up the pretty space and were perfectly arranged to ensure that everyone present would get a lovely view of the couple's entrance, which, of course, was as grand and touching as could be.
A reflective gold aisle lined with candles and pillars of fresh, white blooms guided the newlyweds to the festivities being held in their honor, a walk that marked their first foray into the world as a married couple. Patty kept her wedding dress on sans the cape, while Migs changed into a cream jacket to match his bride's outfit.
Not forgetting their own families, Migs shared a dance with his mom before taking the dance floor with Patty in front of an adoring audience, who couldn't help but shed a tear or two. Making the moment more dramatic was a fireworks display.
This is how Solaire Resort & Casino's pool area looks like | Photo from solaireresort.com
A fresh round of drinks was served after the more than satisfying dinner which defnitely helped guests enjoy the evening's third chapter: tear-jerking speeches, presentations, and more romantic ballads from Apo Hiking's Jim Pardes and Boboy Garovillo (which the groom even jammed with) and American R&B singer Keith Martin.
Scroll through the gallery for more scenes from their wedding below!
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