#RealWeddings: This Couple's Wedding Proves That Boracay Is Still A Good Idea
Every bride wants their wedding day to be perfect, and luckily for Miguel and Michelle it truly was.
Their venue was Boracay, which is consistently recognized as being one of the best islands in the world. Their wedding team was second to none and included the best of the best: Events by Amanda Tirol, Pat Dy Photography, The Lind Hotels, Boom Sason, Martin Bautista, Spruce Floral Designs, AJ del Rosario Suits and Mayesa delos Santos for makeup.
But during the planning stage and after the invites were sent out, the Boracay shut down was announced, and Michelle and Miguel were left in a quandary. Boracay was set to open just a week before their wedding date, and the uncertainty meant that there was a huge risk to continue with the same venue. But their coordinator Amanda Tirol did a great job in reassuring the couple, and they decided to go ahead with the wedding as planned.
Unfortunately less than a month before the wedding their original venue still did not have a permit and cancelled their booking. The couple decided to move the venue to another resort, but a few days before the wedding that resort also informed them that they would be unable to accommodate the wedding.
Luckily, Pearl de Guzman and Maggie Ravanilla of The Lind Hotels accommodated the couple’s two-day wedding of 150 guests just days before the wedding date. The same had to happen with Spruce Floral Designs, that had to change the wedding’s layout and two-day event design entirely to ensure this would be accommodated by local government policies and at the same time, still turn out to be the couple’s dream destination wedding.
Fortunately, Miguel and Michelle got more than what they had imagined. Their two-day wedding event had the most perfect weather and the guests that all flew in for this special occasion got to enjoy Boracay’s newly opened island, its truly pristine beach, its crystal clear turquoise waters, its amazing fine powdery white sand, and the smiling sun.
Michelle walked down the aisle in her stunning blush Inbal Dror dress, especially flown in from New York, with makeup by the incrdible Mayesa delos Santos, who was no less than magic. She marched down that aisle as the beaming bride she’d always dreamed to be since she was a little girl.
The bridal entourage, all dressed in different fabrics and silhouettes of white by Martin Bautista, was a vision under that clear sunlit sky. Miguel waited for her at the Lind Roof deck, which served as their lovely wedding ceremony, and the couple finally said their “I do’s” with this majestic scene as their witness to their union, and this was truly their most magical moment.—Michelle Pastelero, bride
- Church/Ceremony venue – The Lind Infinity pool roofdeck
- Reception venue - The Lind Ballroom
- Date of wedding – November 5 was the welcome barbeque at The Lind bar 360, Wedding day is November 6, 2018
- Wedding coordinator – Amanda Tirol of Events by Amanda Tirol
- Photographer – Pat Dy and Miko de Jesus for the guest/event shots
- Videographer – Bob Nicholas
- Invitations/Printers – Kasali.ph
- Designer bridal gown – Inbal Dror
- Designer entourage- Martin Bautista
- Designer groom – Suits by Bacskstage of AJ Del Rosario
- Florist/Event Stylist – Spruce Floral Designs
- Church choir/music/band – Lyrica String Quartet
- Giveaways – charity given to Marawi victims via beebeelee.com/believingingood
- Cake maker – provided by The Lind
- Hair and makeup artist – Hair by Makeup Studio Boracay and makeup by Mayesa delos Santos
- Bridal shoe designer – Sophia Webster
- Gift registry – Pottery Barn and Rustans
- Wedding hashtag - #MP2Boracay2018