Boomie Trinidad and Paula Maravilla are ready to embark on life’s new adventures together after celebrating their wedding in El Nido.
This is an excerpt from Lifestyle Asia’s October 2023 Issue.
Boomie Trinidad and Paula Maravilla first met at a hidden cocktail bar in BGC where they were introduced to each other by a mutual friend. Now in their fifth year together, the two have become each other’s best friend, bonding over their common interests.
“We are adventurous and enjoy an active lifestyle. We both love to run, scuba dive, and explore new places,” Paula tells Lifestyle Asia.
A MAGICAL DESTINATION WEDDING
It was just a usual day at home when Boomie proposed to Paula. She was in the middle of her morning yoga routine when he decided to pop the question. Since getting engaged, the two were hands-on throughout the whole wedding planning stage.
“We wanted a relaxed beach chic getaway,” Paula shares. The couple chose Lagen Island in El Nido for their destination wedding because “the location stood out with its stunning limestone backdrop and the most pristine ocean views.”
On April 29, the couple held a welcome party for their guests at the island. The next day, they celebrated their wedding with an intimate ceremony with only their closest family and friends for company.
The stylist decorated the venue with Ecuadorian roses and baby’s breath, accentuating the unspoilt beauty of the island. Paula’s bridal gown, a Franko Barrio original, featured genuine freshwater and baroque pearls. Meanwhile her shoes were made with capiz shells. “I believe less is always more,” she shares.
CELEBRATING LOVE IN PARADISE
“The whole thing was surreal,” Paula shares, when asked what their favorite memories were throughout the whole celebration. Even though there was a light rain shower on the morning of their wedding, they took this as a lucky sign. “A moment I will always remember was the most magical sunset that greeted us after the ceremony.”
The couple’s wedding day was filled with delicious food, great booze, awesome music, and the best people in Boomie and Paula’s lives.
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Bridal gown by FRANKO BARRIO
Bride’s shoes from FASHION PURVEYOR
Make up by JANINA DIZON
Hair by RAIN OWEN TAN
Jewelry from TESSERA JEWELRY
Groom’s suit from SUIT IT UP MANILA
Bridesmaids’ gowns by MIGUEL CRUZ
Cake and Catering by EL NIDO RESORTS, LAGEN ISLAND
Organizer: MAXINE COVAR EVENTS
Event Stylist: LAGEN ISLAND TEAM HEADED BY MAAN AND STYLIST NIEL
Photos by PROUDRAD
Video by LULA FILMS
Champagne and wine from SOMM VINERY, GRAN HACIENDA WINES, AND TERROIR MANILA
String quartet: QUARTET MANILA
Afterparty music: DJ NICADRAUS
Host: KAREN KABUHAT
Prints by SHIN & CO.