Guest Blogging: Details Diva Ernest

Once again, Boracay proved to be the perfect backdrop for the wedding of this lovely couple. The bride, Mimi—known for her detail shots—had, of course, a lot of details for her own wedding. Let’s enumerate.

The wedding invitation.
letterpress invitation
It was a letterpress invitation, baby! Supposedly, the only detail in M+K’s wedding. Designed by Cynthia Bauzon, the invitation itself enticed all guests to fly to Boracay for the event.
yellow and gray letterpress
The moment I saw the design, I knew it would look great with the yummy letterpress. I remember touching the invitation for the first time—it was simply gorgeous! The envelope came in pewter with random beach icons in yellow printed on the lining.

The ring holder.

ring holder from paloma\'s nest
Hand-formed and hand-stamped earthenware from Paloma’s Nest with a line from M+K’s favorite song, “I didn’t know I was looking for love ’til I found you.”

The ring pillow.
hardanger embroidery
Handcrafted by Karl’s mom (Hardanger embroidery -mimi), it was an added personal touch to the accoutrement of the wedding.

The “M” and “K” earrings
– Mimi wore these pieces during the preps. (See the onsite for visual aid -mimi)

The refreshments.
jonah\'s shakes
What is Boracay without Jonah’s fruit shake? M+K ordered “M”angga at “K”alamansi as welcome drinks for the guests in the ceremony area. Drinks were served in sunny yellow and pewter-colored plastic cups with trivia about M+K – truly, a conversation piece while waiting for the ceremony to start.
mango+kalamansi shake
Some of the interesting trivia were: “Mimi and Karl founded what online community:;” “3 sports that Mimi and Karl enjoy together: tennis, fishing, biking;” “Mimi and Karl would have been together for 12 years on their wedding day;” and “Mimi belonged to 4 colleges in her whole stay in UP: Business Ad, Masscom, Architecture, Education.”

The “Just Married” sign
just married

The escort cards.
escort cards
Origami sailboats personally folded by the bride were placed on monochromatic blue-painted canvas. The painting was saved to be framed and placed in M+K’s office.

The floral centerpieces
– shells, yellow flowers (cymbidiums, Holland mums, spider mums) in clear vases. Hand-made candleholders from Nueva Ecija provided the soft glow on the tables.

The buffet menu labels.
Using the same font and icons found on the invitations, the food labels were done in the 40+ dishes served during the dinner.

The napkin holder.
reception setup
Excess envelope linings were folded to be used as napkin holder— something to tie in together the floral set-up.

Place card holders.
placecard holders and jellybellies
These yummy yellow pineapple-flavored jelly beans in tin cans functioned as place card holders. Each of the guest received one to enjoy while the program was ongoing.

Another artwork by Cynthia, the image of two cameras with interlocking straps was lifted from the second choice of M+K for their wedding invitation. It was used instead as “thank you” tags for the souvenirs.

Souvenirs for the guests.
boracay photobooth
What is M+K’s wedding without the photobooth? Being the pioneers in on-the-spot photo printing to serve as souvenirs, M+K introduced this concept in Bora, thus, the birth of Cliquebooth Boracay!

The sparklers.
The couple entered the dining area with all the guests surrounding the dance floor and holding sparklers. It was a magical sight to behold!

Mimi and Karl, I was overwhelmed with emotions as I saw you finally getting married. Thank you both for making me a part of your beautiful wedding, particularly for my role as the ring bearer. It goes without saying that I am most touched and grateful.


(other photos were taken by Mela, Benjo, Markku & Hana)