#RealWeddings: This Modern Bride Wore A Pink Rosenthal Tee Gown To Her Bohol Wedding!
The day a person marries their soulmate is a milestone that will forever be cherished. So naturally, every bride-to-be would dream of looking and feeling her very best on The Big Day. For some women, saying "I do" in dreamy white ball gowns is a non-negotiable—but that isn’t the case for everyone. Quite a number of fearless brides have already been going down the unconventional route (or should we say—aisle?) in one of the latest bridal trends: colored wedding gowns.
Advertising producer and executive Cyril is one of them. “Honestly, I didn't think I would look good in a white wedding gown,” she tells Metro.Style. “So I searched for pegs of blush dresses online, and I found [a design I liked]—it just resonated with me. It was me.”
Cyril eventually got wed to her husband Saz in a breathtaking blush pink wedding gown—a Rosenthal Tee creation, no less!
The ethereal off-shoulder number featured layers and layers of soft tulle, delicate lace trimming, and intricate floral embellishments—a feminine ensemble for the loveliest bride. Her bouquet incorporated touches of purple, green, and white, which beautifully contrasted with the wedding gown’s pastel palette.
Cyril is just one of many modern brides who ditched the traditional white wedding dress for statement-making numbers. Plenty of celebrity brides also got married in unconventional outfits—a polo shirt, a Jacquemus hat, and even a mustard pantsuit are some of them. Mandy Moore wore a Rodarte Haute Couture for her wedding to Taylor Goldsmith last year. Talk about statement bridal looks!
To complement the bride’s unforgettable dress, Cyril and Saz's laid-back beach wedding followed a romantic old rose and navy blue theme. "Interestingly, you won't find a pink piece in the sea of neutrals inside my closet, but somehow, sifting through loads of Pinterest and Instagram photos inspired me [to go for it]. My friend Ana Vitangcol, who designed our entourage's gowns, also convinced me to do it. I was pretty happy [with the outcome]."
The couple's intimate ceremony for 160 guests was held in Bohol—one of the most beautiful provinces in our tropical country. “We wanted an intimate wedding where everybody can be comfortable talking to each other—we made sure we personally knew each one.”
Planning a boho-inspired beach wedding soon? Scroll ahead to score tips and inspiration from our real bride Cyril!
About the couple
Metro.Style: How did you and your husband meet?
Cyril Sazon: "We had a professional relationship back in college—I was an org officer in CADS [Company of Ateneo Dancers], and he was working at the Office of Student Affairs. I had to report and get clearance from him for all of our organization's external activities. Rumors have it that he already had a crush on me back then."
How long have you two been together?
"We got together in 2010, so we’re almost nine years strong!"
What are your current occupations?
"Contrary to common belief, we both work together and enjoy it! We handle our advertising agency called Itch Creatives."
What do you enjoy doing as a couple?
"EVERYTHING. Eating at Fat Fook once a week, making itineraries, attending weddings and drinking unli-wine (aka getting 'happily' drunk), watching movies post-hype period, cooking together except doing the dishes, or just spending time with our two kids at home.
Preparing for the wedding
Why did you decide to get married in Bohol?
"One thing was non-negotiable: we wanted a destination wedding. We wanted a beach wedding primarily because of our carefree personalities—we had aversion to uptight, formal wedding receptions. We thought the beach gave that fresh, easygoing vibe.
We chose Bohol because we thought that Boracay was overrated and that Palawan was too expensive. We also wanted our guests to see the charm of the province so we can help boost Bohol's tourism. Get this, two of our close friends whom we set up are getting married there, too!
How long did you prepare for your wedding day?
"As excited as I was, I started preparing the day after my husband proposed—although the thick of things unfolded during the last six months leading up to the wedding."
What were the challenges you encountered along the way?
"LOGISTICS. It was really about fixing the flow and the schedule, especially since it was a destination wedding and people didn’t have cars to use for transportation. Days before the wedding, most of our alcohol didn't arrive—we were scammed!"
What is your tip for future brides and grooms who want to have a beach wedding?
"1. Carefully pick out your venue: look out for impressive, accommodating customer service (quick replies are a must!), which to us, made a great difference.
2. Get an expert coordinator from the area! They know the geography and who to tap best.
3. Prepare to visit the area at least twice.
4. And finally, offer eggs to Santa Clara!"
Church: St. Joseph's Cathedral Tagbilaran
Venue: The Bellevue Bohol
Wedding coordinator: Supreme Weddings
Photographer: Jaja Samaniego
Videographer: Treehouse Story
Invitations: Designed by Sheena Siao and printed by QVivid
Wedding dress: Rosenthal Tee
Groom’s suit: Felipe & Sons
Entourage designer: Ana Vitangcol
Hair and makeup: Sari Campos
Florist/event stylist: Blue Grass Project
Cake: The Bellevue Bohol
Wedding hashtag: #SazWedsCy
Photos courtesy of Cyril Sazon, taken by Jaja Samaniego