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Chicago Filipino Wedding Video

Paula + William // Holy Name Cathedral + The Drake Hotel

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Paula and William met eight years ago while attending Stanford University. Both of them grew up in New England, went to college in California and now call Chicago their home. Paula is a MD/PhD student and William is a pediatrics resident.

For the proposal, William decorated their Chicago apartment with orange balloons. It was around Christmas and Paula’s birthday. When she returned to their apartment, Paula says she noticed their normal Christmas music wasn’t playing. Stevie Wonder’s “You are the Sunshine of my Life” replaced all of the seasonal tunes but she didn’t think much of it. Then, William asked Paula to come to the window where he had strung Christmas lights that said: “Marry me?” At first, Paula said she thought it was a train but after she figured it out, William got down on one knee and asked Paula to spend the rest of her life with him!

Bridal Makeup: Chyla Artistry
Bridal Hair: JAS
Floral: A Stem Above
Bridal Party Hair/Makeup: Rhea Policarpio with Ethereal Beauty
Ceremony: Holy Name Cathedral
Reception: The Drake Hotel Palm Court Tea Room

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Chicago Wedding Cinematography at Art Institute of Chicago Rose Garden

Christine + Brett // Holy Family Church + Intercontinental OHare

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Christine and Brett are art teachers. It’s no wonder why they found our website online and instantly fell in love with our style of wedding cinematography. Christine combed through our wedding blog and found inspiration for their day, including their ceremony location, the beautiful Holy Family Church in Chicago.

In this wedding video trailer, you’ll see several Filipino wedding traditions. As described in Christine and Brett’s wedding booklet, the traditions are as follows:
Sponsors-Filipino tradition calls for sponsors, referred to as Ninongs and Ninangs, to be chosen as a source of encouragement and guidance throughout the lives of the married couple. The is similar to godparents who are chosen to serve as a role model for the newly baptized individual.

Veil-The veil symbolizes the uniting of two families. It is a garment that represents the mantle of love and protection that God bestows on the couple as they enter into the new phase of their life with God. The veil is placed upon the bride’s head to signify that she is the heart of the family and upon the groom’s shoulders to signify his responsibility to care for her and their family.

Cord-The cord symbolizes the infinity of the bond of marriage, a union that lasts a lifetime. The cord is placed around the bride and groom in the form of a figure eight (infinity) to remind the couple that life is a journey where the couple walk side-by-side, or the bond will be broken.

Coins-(not shown in this trailer) The coins are a sign of prosperity and symbolize the bride and groom’s dedication to each other’s welfare and to that of their future family. Held together by the bride and groom, these coins symbolize the humble acceptance for the blessings that God bestows upon them.
Chicago Wedding Cinematography at Art Institute of Chicago Rose Garden
Christine and Brett, thank you for asking us to film your beautiful day. We hope you enjoy watching this trailer for many years to come!

Ceremony: Holy Family Church Chicago
Reception Venue: InterContinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel
Coordination: Anticipation Events
Floral/Room Design: M&M Special Events
Bridal Party Transportation: The Trolley Car Company
Photo Booth: ShutterBooth
Photographer: I Luv Photo
Cinematographer: Delack Media Group

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