Tuesday, January 20, 2009

{Real wedding} Monique & Rusky

Mood: Rustic Italian
Palette: Plum and neutrals
Venue: Rockwell Tent
Coordination: Ricci Reyes-Ang

So lucky to have started the year with a beautiful wedding. Monique and Rusky had a romantic engagement in Italy. (Rusky flew all the way to Casarsa to propose to Monique while on tour with the UP Concert Chorus.) So it was only inevitable that their wedding carried an Italian theme.

I was so excited to do this--we replaced the usual floral centerpieces with edible ones. Guests snacked on good cheese, grapes, bread (from French Baker) and balsamic dip that were already set up on the tables. Monique provided most elements, including potted herbs purchased from Manila Seedling Bank which guests took home.

The couple served Leonardo wines (Leonardo is Monique's maiden name). These were placed on the tables, which double purposed as table numbers, and at the wine bar along with other types of wine.

For the menu cards, I printed the same photo the couple used for their post card invite. Photo of Venice was taken by the groom.

Other details worth mentioning: Their cake looked like giant blocks of cheese :) and Jordan almonds were given as favors. The menu was composed of Italian dishes like Osso bucco, eggplant parmigiana, panna cotta and tiramisu.

Congratulations Monique and Rusky! And thank you for making me a part of your love story :)


  1. Hello Kaye! What a lovely set-up you did here. Can you send me your wedding packages at riaromina.deleon@gmail.com? I'm having problems accessing your main site. Thanks!