These days of endless quarantine haven’t all been bad.
We’ve each learned, to some degree, how to pour the
important things of life into a funnel and pay closer
attention to what we end up with: the things we
truly value. Would-be brides and grooms have
had to do the same for wedding planning in the
midst of a pandemic — pioneers in an age of simpler,
more intimate gatherings, broadcasted live to
virtual audiences no longer limited by geography.
Pochoy and Steph were engaged for a year, but only
needed a month to plan their big day. He is a human
rights lawyer and the vocalist of the band
Dicta License, while she is a human rights and
environmental activist — clearly a couple grounded
by their convictions and energized by their passions.
This was especially evident by the theme of the affair:
modern Filipiniana with a minimalist twist.
Pochoy looked equal parts laidback and dapper
in his barong. Steph was subtly stunning in a
two-piece midi dress and a custom head piece
designed by her friend Mich Dulce.
True to form, the couple spent some time walking
hand in hand amidst the bright lights
and muraled walls of one of the busiest cities
in the metro. Standing out so effortlessly,
fitting in so casually. A fairytale of contrasts
as seen in photos by Dan Rivera.