Kristofferson Austria and Jaymee Manrique didn't realize right away that their dream wedding in May hardly had a chance of pushing through. It was only when a month was left before their original wedding date, May 1, when the couple understood that they needed to adjust their plans.
Jaymee, who's very close to her family says she wasn't excited to walk down the aisle without her immediate family, a reality she needed to come to terms with because of the mass gathering guidelines. "I wasn't really excited to walk down the aisle without my parents beside me and my siblings not inside the church to witness it. I am very close to my family and I just couldn't imagine my wedding without them," she says. But when more lax guidelines were announced in July, Kris and Jaymee saw their chance to have a bit more people at their wedding ceremony.
"With all of the things stripped down to the basics because of the limitations, the actual wedding rites stood out for us. Receiving God's blessings and saying our vows at the altar is what's important after all," Jaymee says.
She adds, "Once we accepted that this was something beyond our control already and we opened our hearts to God's plan, it made it easier to adjust."
Scroll down to see more of Kris and Jaymee's wedding photos and to read what their journey to the altar was like, in Jaymee's own words.
Photos by and courtesy of GDG Film
The Dream Team:
Church: St. John Bosco Parish Church | Reception: Bloom Café + Bar | Gown: Jeannette Roxas | Suit: JML Tailoring | Hair and makeup: The Touch of Hazel | Face Masks: Crafted By Rache | Flowers: Dangwa Florist | Wedding Cake: Jengbakes | Wines: Winery.ph | Brownies and Chocovron: Big Oven | Photos and Video: GDGFilm | Audio and Livestream: PARAMINT
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