Today, December 1, is the moment Karel Ysabel Marquez has waited for: become Mrs. Sean Carlo Fariñas.
After six months of preparations, she is "#FinallyFarinas."
The solemn wedding is held at the Santuario de san Antonio Paris in Forbes Park, Makati.
Just before the ceremony, Karel becomes teary-eyed.
Her mom Pinky Marquez rushes to her side, and cheers her up.
The groom is a businessman who owns several resto-bars and a gym. He belongs to a prominent political clan in Ilocos Norte.
As a wedding present from his bride, he receives this brand-new BMW.
Karel walks down the aisle, looking so radiant in her lace bridal dress by Mak Tumang.
Did you know four people help her get into this dress with awesome bead work?
Photographer Benjie Tiongco has a shot of the back's intricate details.
Her shoes are "handsewn with love" by Sheila de Jesus.
Mariah Santos is in charge of her hair and make-up.
Sticking to the bride's preferred color palette, she uses light and neutral colors, making the bride look fresh all night.
A closer look at Karel's very important accessory: her bouquet by Teddy Manuel.
Aside from the vows, here's another touching moment at the church: Karel's kids—flower girl Keiley, 7, and ring bearer Kyler, 6—telling Sean, "Daddy here comes Mommy."
Reception is held at the Manila Marriott Hotel.
Here's how stylist/florist Teddy Manuel transforms the grand ballroom into a "Luxe Garden."
A closer look at the tablescape which Teddy adorned with "crystal candelabras and lush blooms."
This floral arch is where the guests make their grand entrance.
Where guests can write their "message in a bottle" for the bride and groom...
The six-tier wedding cake
The bride's mom, actress/singer Pinky Marquez, ends her message with her version of Idina Menzel's "For Good" from the musical Wicked.
The couple's guest list includes Carla Abellana, who was Karel's sister in the successful Kapuso TV series My Husband's Lover, which aired in 2013.
Beside Carla is IC Mendoza.
Yasmien Kurdi and husband Rey Soldevilla Jr.
The Starstruck alumna and the bride had the chance to work in Rhodora X.
Yasmien with Carla Humphries (left), Bela Padilla (right), and her daughter Ayesha
Richard Gutierrez (left), Elvis Gutierrez and wife Alexa (right), with Sean and Karel
Matt Evans and his wife Katrina Fariñas