Tatyana & Alexandz’ Sweet and Fruity Boracay Beach Wedding
I know it’s already getting colder where a lot of you dear readers are so I’d like to send a few rays of sunshine from my corner of the globe through this sweet little beach wedding. Tatyana and Alexandz are from Russia but they chose to get married in the tropical island of Boracay here in the Philippines. With the help of Cea and Jan Photography, they put together a picture-pretty intimate wedding complete with starfish elements and citrusy details hanging from a bamboo arch. Since the scenery was already naturally gorgeous, Cea tells me that there was no need for much decor so they were able to plan the entire wedding ceremony in just 2 days and it only cost the couple around $400!
The truth is I’m not a beach person so even if it’s just an hour’s flight away, I’ve only been to the island once in my life! I do know that it’s a popular location to get married in, in fact I featured a wedding before — Kai & Cy’s Bora Hop — and I’m glad I can showcase the place’s beauty and powdery white sands again.
Don’t you just love how cohesive all the elements look? The pops of bright orange certainly stand out against the mostly white backdrop! Tatyana and Alexandz had already gone back to Russia so unfortunately they weren’t available for an interview but luckily Cea is able to tell us more about the wedding and the details.
She says it was a total collaboration betweent the couple and the local vendors. The twosome was had envisioned a fruity / starfish theme so they brought oranges and other fruits, the starfish decor, the champagne. Since they were on a budget, the bride did her own make-up. The venue, Lingganay Resort, provided the bamboo arch, the table and linens. Cea and Jan took care of arranging all the elements and getting an officiant and a florist to arrange the arch flowers, bouquets & boutonniere.
Florista Flower Shop made a lovely arrangement out of orange roses and birds of paradise which were then wrapped in orange abaca material. They also incorporated citrus elements in the bouquets that decked the arch.
Pushing the citrus theme further, Tatyana and Alexandz had the spur-of-the-moment idea to write their vows on orange-colored paper. Cea, meanwhile used leftover abaca material to decorate the vases for the sand ceremony.
Ces adds that this wedding was originally planned for October 4 but it had to be moved back because of bad weather. The beauty of intimate weddings though is that you can always reschedule! (This wedding was truly intimate as only a couple of friends and the vendors were around to celebrate with the couple.) Thankfully it was sunny the next day so it finally pushed through.
Thank you Cea and Jan for sending your beautiful photos of this lovely wedding my way!
Photographers: CEA and JAN Photography
Venue: Lingganay Resort, Boracay Island (Philippines)
Florist: Florista Flower Shop