Christel and Christian’s Fairytale Wedding

Jan 2 2013

We’re going to ease into 2013 with a lovely real wedding with a fairytale feel. Romantic in nature and incredibly emotive, you can truly feel Christel and Christian’s intense love for each other and for their daughter, Nina. Be prepared to be inspired by their love–first through their photos and then through their incredibly touching wedding video highlighting their vows!

Enjoy and be swept away with emotion.


Wedding Style: Enchanted fairytale, romantic & a mix of spring and winter, DIY.
Wedding Colors: Pastel Pinks, Blues with White & sparkling Silver

Ceremony: Korean Central Presbyterian Church, Daly City, CA
Reception: The Hilton Hotel, Burlingame, CA

Photography: Pat Dy Photography
Save the Date Magnet & Carrier Card: MagnetStreet Weddings


Introducing their pretty pastel color scheme with the announcement that started it all …. Christel and Christian personalized Enchanted Encounter design for their Save the Date and Classic Allure design for their Save the Date Carrier Card.





from Christel …
Best part of the entire day
The wedding ceremony–the beautiful personal vows.
Highlighted Moments:
  • The vows
  • Surprise ballet dance from our daughter, Nina-Chanel
  • Surprise same day edit presentation from our photographer and videographer
  • Check out the photo montage here and the video {but first get your kleenex–you’ll need it!}

Did your venues have special significance?

Our faith is very important to us and we wanted to have our ceremony in a church that holds the same beliefs as we do. We had a large number of guests to accommodate yet we wanted an intimate, personal feel–and Korean Central Presbyterian gave us that! It was perfect!

We live about 5 minutes away from the Hilton Hotel and we wanted the celebration to be somewhere local. This was perfect for us. We had our first few dates around the area, so we can always tie that memory together. This hotel also provided us with an intimate feeling that we always wanted for our big wedding.


Advice you’re glad you took
I’m a very organized and crafty gal and I do have some obsessive moments. One of my Godparents, Beatriz, told me that not every single thing would be perfect to my standards. But that whatever happens, I should always enjoy and make the best out of it! I’m so glad I followed her advice because our wedding turned out perfect!
Advice you wish you would have taken
My mom kept nagging me to take dance lessons for months before the wedding. But since my groom was recovering from a recent ankle surgery, I didn’t bother him with cool dance moves. The night before our wedding, my groom decided I should feel like a princess and that we should practice dancing. We watched some videos online and learned a few moves. It was fun and turned out quite well. But yes, I wish we had prepared a bit more and not the night before our wedding!

Advice you’d like to give
Not every detail will be perfect … so try not to worry. Enjoy every single moment. And for that moment to be preserved forever, invest in a good photographer and videographer.

Pro Shout Out

Pat Dy Photography

Shout out to the best photographers and Francis Perez

The amazing videographers of Mayad Studios. To Raphael Pranga, Marga Koopmans, Alpha Gamboa iwth the help of Noel Dasmarinas. They all worked together harmoniously and kept our wedding timeline intact and organized. They are now friends for life!

To our super fun photobooth by Jim and Charity Resonable.

Binaryflips Photography
For my sweet cousin Jomon Mondia–thank you also for capturing beautiful moments from our wedding and for keeping the wedding details I had prepared all in one place.

Momentibelli Events

Thank you to our Day of Wedding Coordinator, Gloria Alcazar.

MagnetStreet has the best quality, service, packaging, shipping and personalization options! We love the design and we were so excited when we received it–so nicely packaged too! Their customer service is the most relaxing, because you know that everyone who works there really do have the sweetest hearts and simply want the best for you! Thank You!

 Enchanted Encounter design was perfect for our wedding style. It’s sweet and romantic–perfect for that dreamy fairytale wedding we had in mind. And because I love DIYs, I was so happy that I was able to customize the colors, fonts and photo.

*On behalf of all your vendors Christel and Christian … thank you for all of your kind words of appreciation. It’s words like these, that keep our own love tanks fueled with motivation and satisfaction. Thank you also for sharing your beautiful and emotion-filled wedding and video. Truly lovely. We wish you and little Nina Chanel every happiness and joy!

And to all our other vendors, Thank you so so much!

Please visit Pat Dy’s blog to see more of Christian and Christel’s lovely wedding.



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2 thoughts on “Christel and Christian’s Fairytale Wedding

  1. Wow, a fairytale wedding, indeed! The wedding video is so touching…you can really feel the intensity and intimacy of their love. Their save the date design really matches the whole romantic tone of the wedding, too…congratulations Christel and Christian!

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