Apple & Ryan’s Sweet Red and Green Apple-themed Beach Wedding


Boracay beach wedding

Happy Monday everyone! Depending on where you are, summer is either fast approaching or (in my case) already here and what better way is there to celebrate it than with another beach wedding feature! Last Friday I showed you a DIY wedding in Melbourne Beach, Florida. Today I’m taking you to the island of Boracay here in the Philippines for a sun-sand-and-sea love fest with a fresh and sweet fruity theme!

Our beautiful bride Fatima’s nickname is Apple which led to Ryan suggesting a theme centered around her namesake fruit. Since they also wanted their wedding to be a vacation treat for their guests, they decided to hold it in the popular beach destination. The result? An intimate family-and-close-friends-only apple-themed wedding on a beach! Cute huh?

Thanks to Benjie Tiongco Photography‘s pretty photos, we get to witness their special day. Please enjoy!

Boracay beach wedding

Boracay beach wedding

Boracay beach wedding

Boracay beach wedding

Boracay beach wedding

Boracay beach wedding

Boracay beach wedding

Boracay beach wedding

Boracay beach wedding

Boracay beach wedding

Boracay beach wedding

Boracay beach wedding

How about we meet the lovely couple? Apple’s here to tell us a little bit about the two of them + how they got together:

Ryan and I had our first date in June 2005 at the Antipolo Cathedral. We started out as friends and we “officially” became a couple in October of that year. Ryan is my first boyfriend and he promised me that I would be his last. True enough, after 7 years, we got married. Ryan has been my rock, my confidante, my sanctuary. He’s God’s gift to me.

If I’m to describe my husband, he’s: a Tom Cruise and Nicolas Cage fanatic; an online/video games and anime addict; and he loves eat -all-you-can/buffet restaurants, Boracay and his Siberian Husky Max. He describes me as funny, a control freak, and unpredictable.

Boracay beach wedding

Boracay beach wedding

Boracay beach wedding

Boracay beach wedding

Boracay beach wedding

Boracay beach wedding

Boracay beach wedding

Boracay beach wedding

These two are so sweet together! Here’s Apple with the behind-the-scenes details about their wedding:

Ryan and I have been together for seven years, When he popped the question, I told him that I wanted a simple wedding. He told me that it would be better to have a “vacation treat” for our guests. Apparently he had already planned to have a destination wedding in Boracay.

I had a hard time choosing a theme so Ryan told me, “How about an apple-themed wedding? I think that’s a good idea since it’s your nickname.”  An apple-themed wedding on a beach? I know it sounds a bit odd but somehow we were able to pull it off.

Boracay beach wedding

Boracay beach wedding

Boracay beach wedding

We conceptualized everything to match our theme. A lot of elements were custom made — the invitation, cake toppers, and bouquet. We coordinated with the hotel manager for the design of the ceremony arch and table plan for the reception. (Very grateful to Ryan’s sister, Boots, for overseeing the wedding.)

Boracay beach wedding

We infused apples and the colors red, apple green, and yellow in all aspects of our wedding from the invitation to the reception decor down to our cake toppers. We also let our bridesmaids and groomsmen choose their attire so they can express their individuality. For our “guestbook”, I bought artificial apples guests could sign and write their wishes for us on. We also used apples for our escort cards.

Our cake was a two-tier chocolate cake decorated with apples.

Boracay beach wedding

Boracay beach wedding

Boracay beach wedding

Our goal was to have a memorable celebration not just for us but also for our guests. We hired talented fire dancers for the entertainment.

We didn’t have the traditional bouquet and garter toss and instead asked our guests to dig through the sand for souvenirs which were key chains and fridge magnets. We also had a raffle game where 2 of our guests won wooden wall decor as prizes.

Luckily, our wedding coincided with Boracay’s Grand Pyro Musical Show so we had a “free” fireworks display!

Boracay beach wedding

Boracay beach wedding

Since we didn’t have a wedding coordinator, we kept things simple but did it exactly how we wanted it to be. I’m sure other couples will agree that destination weddings are difficult to plan so putting this wedding together helped us strengthen our commitment even before we said our vows. I’m very lucky to have a wonderful partner who helped me keep sane during the wedding preparations!

As for my advice: start early and enjoy every step of the way. Do a lot of research when choosing your vendors. Have a list of non-negotiables for your wedding so you can spend your money wisely. On your wedding day, just have fun. Don’t dwell on things that went wrong or might go wrong. At the end of the day, it’s the marriage that’s important, not the wedding.

Boracay beach wedding

Congratulations and thank you Apple and Ryan for allowing us a peek into your beautiful wedding! Here’s wishing you guys a lifetime of married bliss. 🙂

Photographer: Benjie Tiongco Photography
Videographer: Franz Arrogante Wedding Films
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Estacio Uno Lifestyle Resort, Boracay
Bridal and Reception Gown: Moira’s
Shoes: Gola, People Are People
HMU: Victor Ortega Salon
Bridal Bouquet: Vatel Manila ({etc} Handmade Goodness)
Boutonnieres and Ring Pillow: Vatel Manila ({etc} Handmade Goodness)
Suit: Moira’s
Invitations: Chinkygoo Illustrations and Handmade Cards
Ceremony Decor: Estacio Uno Lifestyle Resort, Boracay
Reception Decor: Couple; Estacio Uno Lifestyle Resort, Boracay
Wedding Cake: Quency Cakes & Pastries
Cake Topper: Handmade by Khristine

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Did you find this blog post interesting?


Save your surfing time -- subscribe to our blog updates to receive funky wedding ideas & inspiration directly in your inbox! You may enter your e-mail address below.

Alternatively, you may follow us on BLOGLOVIN' or FEEDLY





Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Anti-Spam Quiz: