Up in the Air

 

Kelloggs and I met when she was in college (I wasn’t anymore hehe) and she was finishing up their thesis in Theater Arts. She was one of those pretty faces who worked hard backstage and was surprised to learn later on that she had pursued aviation. Not that she didn’t look good as a captain except how many lady friends of yours can fly an airplane, right? On that day, her family was a bunch of tear-jerkers and her husband-to-be was a darling. See what Jeff & Lisa had written about them :)

 

As written by Jeff & Lisa

We first met these two at Kelloggs’ cousin’s wedding, which we also shot. We haven’t met them before because they booked us online, so it was a pleasant surprise. They came up to us and said hello after our on-site slideshow played, and I never got around to telling them this, but I noticed them even before they introduced themselves. They were a few meters in front of me, this gorgeous looking pair, watching the slideshow intently with their arms around each other. I found it sweet and wondered for a second if we would end up shooting their wedding too, and as luck would have it, why, yes, yes, we would. Hahaha.

On Paolo and Kelloggs’ wedding day, as it unfolded, we would learn that they both went to Ateneo, lived in the same condo along Katipunan the entire time, but never met. Instead, they met in a hospital, as they were both going through check-ups for aviation school, at which they would end up as classmates. Then it took them a couple of years of friendship to realize they belonged together. I love this story, and have romanticised it endlessly in my head. They were always destined to meet and end up together, but it had to happen at the right time, when they were both ready for it. They’re both pilots now and travel the world together.

More than anything, it’s Jeff’s and my shared love of stories that binds us to this, to what we do. I forget a lot of things, like birthdays and taking my vitamins, but I remember these stories, and I keep them close to my heart.

Paolo and Kelloggs, thanks for having us! I love how the two of you are with each other — unquestionably very much in love, but more than anything, the best of friends. We had a fantastic time at your wedding, and hope to bump into you guys again someday. Love, always.

Bridap preps and reception venue: Angelfields Nature Sanctuary | Ceremony: San Antonio de Padua | Photography: Jess & Lisa | Videographer: Bob Nicolas | Wedding Coordination: Empire Weddings | Caterer: Bizu | Entourage flowers and event styling: Zenas Pineda| Hair & Make up: Jasmine Mendiola | Lights & Sounds: Sensitivity Lights and Sounds | Music: Manila Philharmonic Orchestra | Emcee: EJ Alonso | Invitation Design: Inkscribbler | Tokens: Classic Confections | Bridal gown: Martina Liana | Entourage gowns: Oneders Couture