Ivana + Jolo

How did you meet?

As we are both doctors, we met at one of our night hospital duties. We started out as good friends who had many things in common. We hung out a few times but remained just good friends then reconnected after a few months. After that, we were glued to each other! I couldn’t imagine life without him thereafter.

When did you know they were the one?

I think I knew it since the day he asked if he could court me. Everyday he makes me feel loved – the kind of love we all deserve.

What are your three favourite attributes of your partner?

Kind, honest, generous.

Who proposed and how?

He proposed to be at one of our holidays together – Boracay, Philippines. We did parasailing and he proposed to me in the middle of the ocean.

Where did you fall in love with your dress and why?

I saw a couple of styles that I liked on Instagram and when I was in London, I scheduled an appointment to try on the dresses. Harlow V2 was the 2nd dress I fit and I instantly knew it was the one. I headed to different bridal boutiques after but nothing compared. It was love at first sight! I went back to the MWL boutique in London and I purchased it! Best decision forever.

What was the best moment for you at your wedding? 

We had a beach wedding and it was raining all day, but when the doors opened before I walked down the aisle, the rain magically stopped. It was a miracle!

What were your favourite details?

We had a boho chic wedding – almost everything were DIY by my then fiancé. It was the personal touch in everything that made it so special. I really love our nude and rust color palette combination – just so classy!

What advice would you tell other brides?

Invest time, effort, (and money if necessary) on your non negotiables, i.e. photo and video or stylist, and don’t be afraid to voice out your opinion to your suppliers – let them know how you want everything to be or look like. It’s the only day in your life you get to decide how everything should be – make it count!

Any standout vendors?

MWL of course! And our photo video team: @theclickmediaph


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