Morning of November 22, 2008 - The Cinematic Concepts Team headed off for a quick photo shoot at Anton's suite in Bellevue Hotel, Alabang.
The Cinematic Concepts Team with the groom, Anton Carandang
This particular shoot was really unique because the Cinematic Concepts' founders Iggy & Rommel also played the role of groom's men. After a quick brunch at Bellevue's Cafe D' Asie, the team took these provocative wedding preparation photos of the groom!
Mela on the other hand, had her preparations at the 7th floor suite of Vivere Hotel. The one bedroom suite had a beautiful view of Alabang. Mela's room was surprisingly spacious! It was able to hold 20-30 friends and relatives of the bride. With everyone in the room, it was a bit confusing for the team to know everybody present that day.
Inspite of the situation, Cinematic Concepts Artist Consultant, Pen Mulingbayan, managed to take great shots of the bride as she interacted with everybody.
The Cinematic Concepts Team was involved in helping mela prepare for the wedding. One suggestion was to use the internet to send email invitations to close friends who wouldn’t mind not receiving a formal print out. Anton and Mela gladly acknowledged the suggestion.
The internet generation people won’t see any difference between an electronic invite and the traditional one. It serves the same purpose with one difference - zero cost and zero waste!
St. James The Great Parish Church inside Ayala Alabang village is an ideal location for intimate weddings in the South, such was Anton and Mela’s wedding.
Vivere Hotel is an elegant and intimate reception venue with a lot of class. The ballroom can hold 120 to 130 people. It was perfect for this south-of-manila based couple who just wanted an intimate and fun wedding celebration.
It became more enjoyable when Anton & Mela prepared a surprise for their entire guests. As part of their program, the couple were asked to do their traditional 1st dance, they started it out with a slow traditonal song until being abruptly cut and inserted into hip-hop music.
The groom's High School buddy, James Villarin covered the wedding with his LX3.
It was the cue for the couple's entourage to go on stage and danced to their prepared "booty music" with the couple. The short choreographed dance steps actually became the highlight of the wedding reception program.
VIVERE SUITES HOTEL
5102 Bridgeway Ave., cor. Asean Drive, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang,
Muntinlupa City Philippines 1781 Tel. No: (+632) 771-7777 Fax No.: (+632) 771 0158
Metro Manila, Philippines
ST. JAMES THE GREAT PARISH
Cuenca & Ibarra Sts.
Ayala Alabang Village
Muntinlupa City 1780 Philippines