El Nido as always never failed us. We’ve shot many times in Nacpan but usually not a wedding. More often, couples stay away from doing a Nacpan wedding not because its not pretty enough, it is beautiful but due to some inconvenience. There is limited electricity and transportation maybe an issue. Originally, they planned for a small wedding but if you have lots of family and friends – and many would want to travel all the way from the land down under (Australia) to be part of their love story, why not make it more the merrier. If you go beyond that and appreciate its rawness, its perfect imperfections, its natural beauty and even its people – you know it is the place to be.
They came a few months back to check on Nacpan, El Nido and has decided that is IT. The place. The dream.
The day came and we drove to Nacpan. The roads has never improve much but we’re lucky because its dry season otherwise the road will be very difficult. The place was buzzing with excitement when we got there – everyone seems to be chilling and yet are busy too. We saw how they set up the reception area, how the pig is roasted and the wind blows so much that day. The wedding unfolded and we shot thru it.
We shot how it happened naturally – it is raw, it is beautiful, its crazy, it is “them”.
This is their story.
From college days and well into their future… Maybe a crush, and maybe more.
It was a “full” wedding – you know the kind of wedding where you feel your heart bursting with joy, love, happiness and a little bit of everything thrown together. Theirs was the kind of story that makes you want to hear more and experience yourself. It was the kind of love everyone dreams of and only a few gets to taste it.
They’ve been friends. It took time but who can tell – some people are meant to be together and the force are with them 😉
I can’t quite explain the joy we have to shoot this wedding (even just their prenup) — they are both joyful, easygoing and captivating inside and out. They’re the type that spells the word F-U-N in their personalities. I remember Mike( Mike Guayco Films) asking them ” ang saya lng cguro pag kayo magkasama, nag aaway din ba kayo?” (It must be always fun when you’re together, do you ever fight?) to which they replied with a laugh and poke fun with each other.
It was always nice to be around them and having nice conversations with them about just anything is a blessing I’m super thankful. Did I say the bride loves dogs and even pets Tsu tsu (our studio dog hehe).
Having the opportunity to capture their forever and call that “work” is something I would treasure in my lifetime.
Styling and Coordination : Myleen Castillo
Videography : Mike Guayco Films
Cake : Jane Mendoza of Pinkflour Cakes & Pastries
Definitely a warm, happy and unique engagement shoot we have done so far. Set in the greenery and beaches of Palawan are two bears falling inlove. We basically just went around and snap here and there. One thing I couldn’t forget doing this shoot — anywhere we go, people stare!!! I guess if you see two bear heads walking around, your curiosity will be piqued. So here are some of the not-so-ordinary photos we’ve captured that day.