This wedding was super unique for us. The ceremony took place at dusk and exceptionally on a side of the Hotel Esencia boutique wedding that we have only seen one other time. Michael Henry, event designer planned this dusk event with RED lights for drama with hundreds of candles!
The ceremony on the steps of this seaside estate included the Filipino wedding traditions of the veil, the cord and the coins. The square veil held over the couple represents everything and everyone who will protect them in their life together. The cord or lasso in a figure 8 or infinity shape, embraces the shoulders of the couple and represents their inseparable unity. Exactly 13 coins are brought forward to the groom, in this case by the Carolina’s adorable nephew. The groom presents them to the bride as a promise to support the new family and the bride accepts with the responsibility of creating a loving home.
Carolina and Anthony’s wedding finishes with one of our most celebrated wedding reception moments of all time. The rain held off for the ceremony, but as soon as the reception started, 6 hours of the most intense rain would be coming down.
Christina and Anthony embraced it and danced all night under the rain, along with their entire wedding party.
Their photo from the reception has a permanent place on our RAIN post: Why rain on your wedding day is awesome.
Wedding photographer: Matt Adcock
Second photographer: Debora
Location: Hotel Esencia
Event Coordinator: Michael Henry Events
Esencia wedding coordinator / Assistant General Manager: Litzie Vazquez
Gown Boutique: Marchesa