Mimie & Galo's weird and wonderful Wonderland wedding #Real Weddings: Global#alice in wonderland weddings#catholic#christian#interfaith#philippines#short dress#spring Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted May 6 2014) Offbeat Editors Photos by: Niño Ventura Photos by Niño Ventura The Offbeat Bride: Mimie, Artist/Teacher/Student Her offbeat partner: Galo, Web Designer Date and location of wedding: L'Aquinum Garden, Charlemagne Street, Kingsville Executive Village 1870 Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines — March 23, 2014 Our offbeat wedding at a glance: We wanted to do a really simple, laid-back wedding, but it eventually turned out bigger than we anticipated. Thankfully, some of the expenses were graciously shouldered by some family members. We asked a few friends and relatives for help, too, which eventually made our plans evolve along the way as they got excited about certain things. We had some Alice in Wonderland touches throughout. Our guests wore their own outfits to the celebration, too. The best man and the man of honor had matching ties, but that's about it. At first it was supposed to be sort of vintage-y and simple until Galo and I decided to go with more modern outfits. My dress had gold spikes! Tell us about the ceremony: I'm a (not really practicing much) Roman Catholic, and he's Baptist. For me, it was kind of funny and weird having agreed to a Baptist ceremony, but also really meaningful because they accepted me for who I am. Because I wasn't used to this kind of ceremony, I was surprised by a few things. Suddenly, there were moments like "honoring your parents" and saying our own vows, which I didn't know would be included in the ceremony until that moment. I was trembling from laughter and embarrassment. Both of us are introverts, so it was a little nerve-wracking. Afterwards, our friends lined up on the sides of the aisle and threw petals at us as we walked. It was so sweet since they just did it out of nowhere, using the petals scattered around their seats. Our biggest challenge: Our biggest challenge was hiding some things we planned for the event. Since family members and some friends were really excited about the wedding, it took all our effort to not talk about my dress or his jacket, the bible and rings that we planned for the bearer to bring, and many other little details. Also, there were things that people offered us for elements of the wedding that we had already planned. We didn't know how to break it to them that we already had plans for those specific things, and had to just go through with what we initially planned. Lastly, at the reception, a game we planned for the single guys went awry. We planned to have them play Old Maid using gigantic cards, which went missing! So we just repeated the quiz game meant for girls, which was having them line up to the name of the person they guess matches the description on the questionnaire (like "who is injured more often"). It turns out that we left the cards at the hotel, so everyone just went and had an after-party at our hotel playing giant poker! My favorite moment: I thought I would feel self-concious when our parents gave a dedication about us in front of all the guests, but we loved it. My mom said "Vitamin C" was needed in married life: "commitment, compassion, and Christ," and his mom reaffirmed the sermon about how we should love each other as it is said in the bible, despite troubles coming to face us. My dad gave a speech about how we suited each other since Galo is a computer engineer graduate, and I'm in the arts, hence we were left brain and right brain. My funniest moment: For me, the funniest moment was when Galo clinked his own glass to kiss me! After that, people didn't clink their glass anymore since they seemed like they only wanted us to feel embarrassed. We might both be introverts, but we aren't embarrassed of each other! Care to share a few vendor/shopping links? Dress: designed by my college batchmate, Porfi Medina Makeup: Beauty and the Bee Designs and food: Sweet Onion Catering Photography: Niño Ventura Enough talk — show me the wedding porn! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo PREVIOUS Couldn't afford it, don't regret it: why I skipped wedding photography NEXT How to pee in a dress with a spinal injury (or just without sitting down) Show/Hide comments [ 10 ] Absolutely love Mad Hatter themed weddings, but this cake truly takes the cake 😛 I'm obsessed with outrageous and unique wedding cakes like these and putting a water pump up through a cake so it shoots out water is just fabulous! Only thing that would have been a smidge cooler is if it was actually tea shooting from the cake 😀 Congrats to you both on your beautiful wedding! Reply We actually planned for tea to shoot out of it, but my cousin went and bought a pump for an aquarium instead of for a fountain, so most of us would've gotten scared of the strong flow if it'd be hot tea spewing out of that 😛 Reply Dem shoes! <3 Reply Oh my lord. This cake is probably one of the prettiest, and definitely one of the most creative I've ever seen! The wedding looked beautiful btw 🙂 Congrats Reply The dress, the cake, the cuteness…I really really love the chalkboard sign. Hedgehogs and flamingos always get me 🙂 and giant poker sounds like lots of fun! Reply Thanks, I drew the chalkboard sign myself, which was really difficult to cram in the car! Giant poker was totally fun! Even though the cards were huge, nobody could do a poker face! Reply Yay! A Philippines wedding! I'm a foreigner living in the Philippines so it's always nice to see what's going on in weddings around here. Being an Alice in Wonderland fan, I adore this wedding. And yes, the cake *swoon* Reply The photography is wonderful. In love with her wedding dress, absolutely stunning. Congrats to the beautiful couple! Reply I forgot to mention, the cake was made by my cousin Imelda Cortezano of Oven 349, check out their site at oven349.webs.com 🙂 Reply wow! look at that chuppah! Stunning! 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