Everyone wants to have the best wedding, serve their guests the best foods, and simply have the grandest celebrations that money can buy, even if that meant going broke and even taking a loan so you can throw a big party. And while that’s the norm, there are also couples who go against the flow and only have a small and affordable party.
Take for example celebrity couple Megan Young and Mikhail Diaz who didn’t actually spend a lot of money on their wedding!
But there’s this couple from Cebu who tied the knot in Siargao – and surprised everyone with their impressively minimalistic wedding! A lot of things and decorations used in the wedding of Nathan and Airene were made from nature, most of which were recycled materials.
The invitations were made of linen, the tables and chairs built by the groom’s family are made of bamboo and cloth, the wedding dress was made from organic silk, and the bouquets, decorations, and table centerpieces were made of dried plants and twigs that the couple collected by themselves! Talk about having a super budget-friendly wedding.
Yet despite the eco-friendly, recycled materials concept, the couple still managed to pull off an impressively beautiful wedding that wowed netizens. Many could not help but comment how they had no idea that dried ipil-ipil fruits and coconut twigs can actually look so pretty as alternative bouquets for the bridesmaids!
The bride didn’t even wear expensive stilettos as she went barefoot on the sand, with her feet adorned by a crocheted piece she made herself.
Even the photographers were impressed by the setup. Photographer Macky Carcedo shared photos of the impressive wedding, revealing that aside from the eco-friendly materials used for the wedding, this couple also surprised with a Filipino salo-salo style reception as they served guests with munggo, biko, pan de Bisaya (native bread), inihaw na isda (grilled fish), and buko juice.
The elements of this wedding are totally ecofriendly and have a native Filipino vibe – and we love it!
“Basta magkita-kita ang mga pamilya ug higala nga nagkahiusa… Payts na! Kinsa man ang makahibaw nga ang pan de bisaya, biko ug juice nga gitimpla, Makalipay na…” the photographer shared.
(What’s important for the couple is that their family and friends meet each other in unity. Who would have thought that native break, biko, and juice would be enough to make everyone happy?)
What do you think of this wedding?