Saturday, March 23, 2013

Joan & Karl pt. 1

On the 8th of March my sister and I boarded a plane to Manila. After spending  a night in Manila we boarded another plane and boat to find ourselves on the island of Boracay. I took the time off work to witness the union of Joan and Karl. These two high school sweethearts have been together for 10 years and I have always admired how these two dream big dreams together.

I swear the older I get, the more I notice friends and family 'fall into line'. They work hard, they buy nice houses and they grind away at the grind but they forget to dream. To go for something more or to want something that may seem foolish to others. It's such dreaming that inspires hope and a drive that reminds us that you are living for more than just the weekend.

I met Joan through my two cousins Sia and Dasa many years ago when we were frequently hitting the local clubs on a Saturday night. I have always admired her style and class. She is genuine and kind and she pulls off chic like no other. Flawless makeup and effortlessly put together. I knew her wedding would be just the same.

Thank you Joan and Karl for giving us the best reason ever to visit the beautiful Philippines. Your wedding was beautiful and everyone was all the more richer for sharing it. I wish you all the love, happiness and prosperity your hearts desire. Be blessed and keep dreaming.

Asya Premier Suites hosted the wedding. Joan and her family organised everything. Her dress was made in the Philippines and it was truly exquisite. It's really hard to explain the beauty of it so if you would like to see a short video please watch it HERE.

Stay tuned for Karl and Joan part 2. I'll share more photos then but I wanted you to see how beautiful the couple looked on their special day.

Big Love,

Falala Mele


  1. hiya mele,

    this post is amaze-balls! one of my bestie is also planning her wedding. she wants a beach ceremony as well. me and 2 other girls are given the bridesmaid responsibilities. so we've been staring at dresses 24/7!! am loving the brides dress and the green bridesmaid dresses (((drool))) oh gosh, karl and joan's wedding looks so pretty can't wait for part 2.

    luv, jijixx

  2. Hi Jiji! So nice to hear from you my lovely friend! Oh weddings are soooo exciting. I hope you girls are having a ball planning everything. Did you get a chance to check out the video? It just shows you how pretty and beautiful it really was.

    Hope you are well my friend xoxo

  3. The wedding looks beautiful, it just melts your heart to see such a beautiful wedding, the venue looked stunning as well. Going to watch the video now :)

  4. What stunning photos from a clearly gorgeous wedding. LOVE. Beautiful lady. Just beautiful.