Last month, I was able attend a very unconventional wedding. It was unconventional because it well, well, very book-ish. But when I think about it, this theme really comes as no surprise, as the bride is a well-loved author who is a very active supporter of the local book industry. The bride, Bebang Siy, is my favorite local author. She's a total gas!
The actual wedding ceremony was very beautiful. Bebang opted to have it in one of the centuries-old churches here in Manila. What really made the event very book-ish were the tiny details that you can see during the wedding reception. Here are a few photos I'd like to share with you, dear reader.
|The wedding invite had lots of goofy pictures such as this.|
The couple's in a library's card catalogue room!
I wonder if young people today still know what card catalogues are.
|The missalette of the wedding had nice book-ish touches too.|
And the mass was conducted in the local language.
|I was wondering why the roving library of a museum was parked in front of the church.|
It turned out that it was the bridal car!
|We were given hand-made bookmarks as table place holders.|
Bebang was the one who actually cut the letters.
|The table was covered with these beautiful printouts of how the couple met.|
Also on the table were books covered in white paper, serving as the center piece.
(Sorry for the blurred photo.)
|I managed to get inside the bridal car before the wedding.|
Instant photo opportunity with the bride!
As usual, Bebang had her goofy face on.
|The wedding date was December 30, Rizal Day.|
On the way to the reception, we passed by Rizal Park.
The flag was flying at half mast in honor of our national hero.
|R. and I also got the chance to goof off at the photo booth!|
I love the book-ish collage as well.