PHOTOS: The Patty Laurel-Patrick Filart Wedding
This sweet couple focused on their love and nothing else.
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(SPOT.ph) A "HAPPY LOVE PROJECT" is how model-writer-teacher Patty Laurel describes her wedding to commercial editor (and Thirty-six O owner) Patrick Filart. The couple, who married on November 22, celebrated their union with a charming and rustic fete in Hacienda Isabella, Tagaytay.
"Patrick and I are both very low-key so we wanted our wedding to be a reflection of our easy-going personalities," says Laurel. "We just wanted to keep things pretty, organic, and heartfelt." To keep things intimate and within budget, "The Pats," as they are fondly called, had their family involved in the whole process. "Our wedding felt extra warm and fuzzy because everything was made and prepared with so much love," she adds.
In a country where a "simple" wedding means inviting only half the barangay, the Pats managed to make theirs understated yet stunning-and still very personal. The rustic setup, coordinated by Marge Montemayor and styled by Kaye Cunanan, was tinged with exquisite details like burlap, ghost chairs, chalkboards, and calligraphy that all came together to create this enchanting affair. "We were clear about our priorities from the get-go so we didn't waste any time on things that would incur additional expenses and unnecessary headaches," says the new Mrs. Filart, adding that she and her groom learned to edit as they progressed with the planning.
Having the best possible suppliers also helped the couple with their preparations. The Pats opted to pay for their wedding with money from their own pockets so the two were extra mindful and thorough with their selection process. "We chose suppliers who 1) had impeccable and consistent taste; 2) provided services that showed value for money; 3) were good listeners who are open to collaborating with the couple," she said. Their meticulousness paid off with a beautiful celebration that reminds brides-to-be that budget doesn’t have to be a barrier to a perfect wedding.