What was meant to be a small destination wedding overseas turned into a larger affair when nearly anyone who might have celebrated with them stateside, made it to the Philippines for them. In this way, their wedding felt familiar and comfortable, but with the exhilirating edge of a much anticipated vacation. The Lind Hotel itself was a perfect backdrop that complemented Marilyn and Jowel’s stylistic sensibilities; slick, contemporary, with a dash of timelessness. There were beautiful vistas to be had in every direction, but what shone brightest was the love between the Marilyn and Jowel, their friends and family. As we covered their wedding, we only hoped that we were catching all the love and excitement coming our way. Thankfully, looking back at what we delivered to them, we did ;-). If you’re going to fly across an ocean to get married, it’d be best to make the most of it; Marilyn chose to do this with a couple of dress changes (just for giggles!). She did a quick change into a sequined number after getting her hair and makeup done before getting into her formal dress. Later on, Marilyn gave the dress a little edge with a custom leather jacket to go along with her studded black leather Valentino ballet flats. From the ceremony overlooking the beach from a high vantage, to the reception under string lights with the same vista, and all the people who came together for Marilyn and Jowel, we could not ask for more. It was an absolute thrill and honor to be with these two through their journey to their wedding; we’ll cut this short and just let you enjoy their story, a thousand words at a time.