ANGELES CITY — Wedding events have evolved into more private gatherings, owing to the currency of the new normal, steeped in exclusivity, embraced in intimacy.
To present new inspiration and ideas on intimate weddings, Closer Together was birthed through the initiatives of Kapampangan designers Frederick Policarpio, Rosette Ramos-Biag, Jojo Macapinlac, and Marlon Tuazon, and Gib Sam Photography.
Closer Together is a photo and video collaboration feature project to highlight the passion, creativity, and craftsmanship of various wedding purveyors with the hope to inspire other contemporary and upcoming designers of their legacy to collaborate in such meaningful undertaking especially during this time of crisis.
According to Policarpio, Closer Together is meant to provide ideas to soon-to-wed couples on the newest trends for intimate weddings following the restrictions set by the IATF and the local governments.
“From what started as a casual discussion over an online group chat during the quarantine period, the collaboration project is aimed at providing ideas to brides and grooms about an intimate wedding, which is now considered as the trend for such kind of milestone event,” said Policarpio.
“The photo and video shoot features the works of some of the best wedding essential providers in Pampanga – from the gowns and suits to hair and makeup styles to flower and venue arrangement,” he added.
Shot at Grand Palazzo Royale and styled by Allen Uy and JP de Jesus of Blooms Event Styling, the collaboration also brought in makeup artists Pea Gonzales-Santos, Poklong Guina, Ralph Sapno, and JD Herrera. The flower bouquets were arranged by Pancho Pantig of Plumeria, Janet Garbes of Flower Garden, and Michael “Badang” Rueda of Victorian Blooms, while Caking Giant provided the wedding cake inspo.
Here’s the link of the video Closer Together: Celebrating life and love — imagine your dream wedding closer together.