Saturday, June 20, 2009

A modern Victorian-themed wedding

"A modern Victorian-themed wedding"
Sun.Star Davao, June 20, 2009

Joseph Edward Adrian “Jet” Tangtatco and Jennifer Aileen “Jenny” Ang first met in De La Salle University (Manila) in 2002. Jenny was on her 1st year in DLSU studying B.S. Biology while Jet was on his last trimester preparing for his thesis defense.

Jet and Jenny started going out as a group with common friends but they went their separate ways when Jet, who was born and grew up in Manila, moved to Davao to manage their various family-owned businesses while Jenny continued with college and eventually pursued her medical degree at the University of Santos Tomas.

They lost communication for a couple of years until their paths crossed again in 2007 at their favorite Greek restaurant, Cyma, in Manila.

Love blossomed between the two until Jet romantically proposed marriage to Jenny last August 8, 2008.

The most-awaited day was May 30, 2009. It was Golden Touch’s Noel Tanza who magnificently executed the modern Victorian-inspired wedding of the love-struck couple at St. Joseph the Worker Parish.

The church was tastefully decorated with lovely white gerberas, calla lilies, roses, liliums and snapdragons. It was especially chosen as the wedding venue because Jet’s birthday falls during the Feast of St. Joseph.

Radiant and beaming with so much joy, Jenny marched the aisle wearing a Chardin creation exclusively designed for her by Rodel Macatangay. The umbrella-cut bouffant bridal gown cut on the empire with attached see-through shrug was made from off-white French lace and fully embellished with Swarovski crystals, sugar beads and flat sequins.

The ever elegant gown had a long detachable train with embroidered appliqués cut from the lace of the gown. A shimmering tulle veil completed the romantic ensemble.

Jenny had not only one but three bridal bouquets: white paeonia for the church; orange tulips and orange roses for the reception.

At the reception, the Davao Convention and Trade Center was magically transformed into a beautiful vision of white as Noel Tanza anted up a notch and dramatically covered the walls with white drapes coupled with white-colored ceiling works, bedazzling crystals and lanterns.

The white background enhanced the colorful contrast of exquisite gerberas, calla lilies, roses, liliums, alstroemeria, carnations, dancing ladies and moccaras. Chandeliers, intricately-carved wooden decorations, pillars, mirrors, lace and feathers were also used to further evoke the wedding’s theme.

Jet’s parents, Edwin and Angeline Tang as well as Jenny’s parents, Joseph and Angelita Ang, warmly welcomed over 500 guests coming from Davao, Manila, Cagayan de Oro and the U.S.

The Tangs are involved in the telecom (Cellstation and Twice Telecom) and garment industry (Urban Sports, franchisee of Folded and Hung in Gaisano Mall Davao and the local partner of Mango Davao). On the other hand, the Angs manage their family-owned Five Jewels Corporation (UNILAB and BMEG Distributor) and FJC Farms, Inc.

Super Chef Booboo Carandang-Maramba whipped up a very impressive five-foot ecru-colored fondant wedding cake which had a quilted pattern highlighted with gold painted sugar beads.

The lacework on Jenny’s gown was masterfully replicated not only on the cake but on the risers separating the layers as well. Handmade edible rust orange and buttercup roses, stenophanotis flowers and olive green leaves playfully adorned the mock vase on the top layer.

For their first dance, Jet and Jenny chose the reggae version of “Can’t Help Falling in Love” which was uniquely choreographed by Liclic Garcia.

Jerome Go, who is Jet’s cousin and Jenny’s batchmate in the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, was the master emcee as he eloquently spoke and sang in both English and Mandarin.

As guests feasted on the sumptuous buffet, they were entertained by the talented singing family, The Asidors.

Special guests of the couple included their principal sponsors, namely: Jaime Tan Sr., Johnson Dy, Vicente Ang Jr., Antonio Yu, James Gaisano, Dr. Renato Maranan, Ricardo Camua, Nestor Valeroso, Evelyn Ang, Bernadine Dy, Josephine Hong, Leticia Tai, Ester Rebucan, Dra. Emilia Gonzales, Roxanne Gamboa and Sonia Cembrano.

We share photos of the memorable occasion taken by top gun photographer Lito Sy.

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