Small And Philip Laude's New Home Was Transformed Into A Dreamy Garden For Their 25th Wedding Anniversary Celebration
Like a fine glass of wine, there are things that only get better with time.
And if you ask couple Small and Philip Laude what one of these things might be, they'll happily answer "marriage"— or rather, their marriage, a union that's been going strong for 25 years and counting!
From the 25th wedding anniversary celebration of Small and Philip . Photo: @dinolara Video: @bobnicolas Coordination: @labellefete Event styling: @gideonhermosa HMUA: @jellyeugenio Gown: @marchesafashion Invite: @papillonph Emcee: @karenkabuhat Lights and sounds: @lxeventspro Cake: @chef_castillo_fuentes . #onlymetrophoto #letsgetlaude
The power couple celebrated the milestone in an intimate yet incredibly dreamy gathering at a rooftop on Sunday afternoon, leading guests into an evening of romance with a cotton candy-colored Manila sunset that illuminated everything around them.
Small and Philip chose to start off on a solemn foot with a floral-themed renewal of vows; the ceremony had Small walk down the aisle like she did all those years ago and Philip, who's been by her side ever since, appeared to smile an even warmer smile on this special day as he watched her walk down the aisle to meet him.
Glowing from the inside out with her gorgeous subtle glam makeup by Jelly Eugenio and cascading wavy locks styled by Paul Nebres, this bride was a vision in her Marchesa gown that featured a tulle top layer in nude and delicate, multi-colored pastel floral details—a fittingly happy dress for a joyous occasion! On the other hand, Philip matched Small's ensemble perfectly with a cool sandy beige suit and a classic white button-down.
Of course, the only flowers weren't those on Small's beautiful outfit; in-demand florist and event stylist Gideon Hermosa was there to provide fresh florals for the event and didn't disappoint. From the aisle to the altar's arc to the dining area-turned-banquet hall to the bride's bouquet, everything was "Gideonized"—a quirky little term he coined to describe the finished products of his transformative power of creativity.
Expectedly, all guests were in total awe of his work. Being guided by a theme of ethereal beauty peppered with subtle tropical elements, the venue was absolutely stunning from any and all angles.
There to enjoy everything from the Instagram-worthy setup, catering by Cibo di Marghi, a magnificent tiered cake by Chef Castillo Fuentes and entertainment by the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra was the intimimate group of loved ones that Small and Philip invited.
The couple's friends like Karen Davila, Audrey Tan-Zubiri, Dr. Vicki Belo and daughter Scarlet Snow, Pops Fernandez, Tim Yap, Felicia Atienza, Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Ana Lorenzana De Ocampo, Ruffa Gutierrez, Dawn Zulueta, Kim and Boop Yap, Mons Romulo, Nicole Ortega, and Singaporean socialite Jamie Chua, to name a few, were all in attendance, while family members Alice Eduardo, Melba Solidum, and Small's daughters Allison were also there to share in the happiness.
Looking just as radiant as the bride, these guests followed their "garden formal" dress code to a tee!
Inspired by claude monet, the impressionist art movement, and influenced by the invitations created by @papillonph and by the bride’s wedding dress, this 3ft+ 25th wedding anniversary cake is my current personal favorite #cake #cakes #cakedecorating #cakedesigner #cakecakecake #cakeoftheday #sugar #sugarart #sugarflowers #tropical #handpainted @labellefete @paolodorotheocastillofuentes @paopao_dcf @gideonhermosa
Best of all, the occasion was a double celebration for Small and Philip; their sunset renewal of vows paved the way for a lively evening hosue warming party! The husband and wife recently moved in to a modern new residence punctuated by exquisite architecture, high ceilings, open spaces, and fine works of art.
In fact, that's where they held their dinner reception (which had a delicious menu!); the dining area was transformed into a fresh indoor garden space, thanks to imported flowers from Holland in bright pink and peach hues.
Festivities continued all throughout the night, courtesy of the touching speeches and musical performances by Allison on the cello and pop songs from none other than Juan Miguel Salvador!
Overall, Small and Philip celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary and warmed their new family home in exactly the way they wanted: surrounded by those they love the most, enveloped in beauty, and most importantly, with excitement for what the future holds for their lifelong commitment to each other.
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Laude!
We concocted a delicate, ethereal theme with hints of tropical vibe for Philip and Small Laude’s renewal of vows. 25 years of wedded bliss + celebrating it in their new home, how dreamy this can get? Phil and @smalllaude, you are truly such an inspiration. This intimate fete is just overflowing with love and genuine emotions from the people they love. Everyone feels at home (no pun intended). . . . . . Full planning, concept and coordination by @labellefete • Styling and execution by @gideonhermosa • Lights, staging, trussing, tech and audio by @lxeventspro • Catering by @cibodimarghi • Cake by @chef_castillo_fuentes • Make up by @jellyeugenio • Hair by @paulnebres • Hosted by @karenkabuhat • Entertainment by @manilaphilharmonic • Gowns by @marchesafashion @oscardelarenta @dolcegabbana • Entourage gowns by @marchesafashion • Photo by @dinolara of @mymetrophoto • Video by @bobnicolas • Invites by @papillonph • Desserts by @bizucateringstudio . . . . #labellefete #wedding #weddings #weddingsph #weddingtheme #labellefeteevent #weddingdetails #weddingplanner #weddingconceptor #event #eventplanner #eventconceptor #philippineweddings #weareeventplanners #weareweddingplanners #leaveittothepro #destinationwedding #eventdesign #thecuratedwedding #curatedwedding #curatedevents #letsgetlaude
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