Inspirations.PH / Weddings That Inspire / November 04, 2020

Jass and Jen - Don't Lose Hope

We came to a point where we were tired of planning... what were were just thinking at that time was "We want to get married," ‘yun lang.

Alfred Jason Fetalvero and Jennie Lynne Dela Cruz met online and became friends but didn’t think it would be anything more. After realizing that they were going out and talking daily, they declared themselves a couple and got engaged four years later. 

Jass and Jen experienced the “never-ending wedding planning” because they kept adjusting the details due to the Taal eruption and Covid-19. They were certain of one thing: a church wedding in 2020. With the help of their suppliers, the two pulled it off in July 31 at St. John Nepomucene Parish Church in Alfonso, Cavite. Their reception followed at Hacienda Solange Private Events Place.

The Fetalveros share how they prepared for their wedding below:

What were the challenges in planning your wedding?
Just when we thought everything was already settled a year before our supposed May 9, 2020 wedding, Taal volcano erupted and Covid-19 broke out. It was a never-ending planning because everything was so uncertain until the wedding day. We had to quickly look for another church because there was a confirmed case in Chapel on the Hill, our first ceremony venue. We pencil booked six possible wedding dates just to get a common schedule for all our suppliers. We didn’t want to cancel our contract because we know that this pandemic has put all of us in very difficult situations. We downsized our guests from 150 PAX to 20 PAX.

How did you handle these challenges?
We lifted everything to God. We came to a point where we were tired of overthinking and planning. We did not care anymore how our wedding would look, what were were just thinking at that time was "We want to get married", ‘yun lang. And I guess that’s what this pandemic taught all of us, to reflect on what’s really important and to focus on it.

How did you feel during your wedding?
We were so nervous! There was relief when all our major suppliers arrived at the venue. We were afraid they might not get through the checkpoints since most of them came from Manila.

Advice for couples planning their wedding?
Don’t lose hope. Trust each other. And trust your suppliers.

Scroll down for their wedding photos!

The Dream Team

Photographer and videographer: Parkershot Studio | Ceremony venue: St. John Nepomucene Parish | Reception venue: Hacienda Solange | Bridal gown: Bryan Peralta Designs | Bridal shoes: Marnivost Shoes | Entourage dresses: Zoo Label & Style Staple | Groom’s Suit: The Fine Gentleman | Hair and makeup: Kat Alegonza Hair and Makeup Artistry | Bridal Bouquet: Gathered Creative Co. | Flowers: Estrella’s House of Flowers | Cake: Dainty Cakes and Pastries | Accessories: February Lifestyle | Band: Manila Wedding Singers | Host: Cece Nicolas-Mariano | Favors: Mad About Herbs | Wedding planner/coordinator: Kiss the Girl Events | Cocktails: Cake Studio | Photobooth: Party Photobooth Cavite | Pet Clothes: My Pooch Totty | Bridal Robe: La Rosa Bridal | Crew Meals: Kroo Meals PH

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