Krissy & Jose Do they have something in common with the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge?

Wedding Date:
April 29, 2021
Photographer: Beyond Infiniti Photography
Ceremony: St. Andrew Church, Oakville, Ontario
Reception: Harbour Banquet and Conference Centre, Oakville, Ontario
Florist: Lavender Cart (wooden roses), Verona Florist (centrepieces)

For his thirtieth birthday present, Krissy suprised Jose with a trip to Bermuda. "I was estatic," says Jose. "The best birthday present I've ever received." Jose was so happy; he decided to make this trip even more special by...Read Krissy and Jose's proposal story

Krissy wore two gowns on the day of her wedding.

At the church, Krissy wore an ivory A-line silk gown, designed by Maggie Sottero. The strapless gown had an asymmetrical draped bodice. The train and the bodice were adorned with Swarovski crystals, beading and pearls.

At the reception, Krissy wore another A-line gown by Madison Bridal. It featured a sweetheart neckline with a ruched bodice and drop waist. The style of this gown was much more relaxed and ethereal than the ceremony gown; making it a comfortable choice for dancing.

The bridesmaids wore plum dresses in varying styles to suit their silhouette and preference and they all had matching plum wraps and silver shoes.

The groom, Jose, wore a traditional Filipino wedding outfit called a Barong Tagalog. The Barong Tagalog is made out of Pina fabric taht is hand-loomed from pineapple leaf fibres.

At the reception Jose wore a black suit from Zara and a herringbone vest and white dress shirt accented with a slim grey tie.

The groomsmen wore traditional Barong Tagalog matching the groom's ceremony outfit. 

"The whole day was memorable," Krissy said, "starting with the fact that we got married on the same day as Prince William and Kate Middleton."

"We booked our wedding date long before the royal couple announced their wedding plans," stated Krissy.

"From walking down the aisle and seeing everyone you love there, to Jose's tears of happiness as I approached him at the altar - it was amazing. I realized at that moment I was getting married and this really was happening," says Krissy.

"We had so many Filipino traditions in our wedding ceremony, from the groom and his groomsmen's attire, to our wine bag favours that came all the way from the Philippines. We personalized everything - I made my own veil and Jose designed our menus, wedding programs and seating map for the guests."

"It all was unique and memorable for us," she said.

Krissy has lot's of advice for future brides starting with, "do what you want not what others want you to do." She suggests you to be the patient when finding vendors to suit your needs and spend only what you can afford.

Another tip from Krissy is to delegate responsibilities to friends and family so you're more relaxed and can enjoy the wedding process.

Her final tip for the big day is to have fun and savour the moments, because the day will be over before you know it.