WEDDING BELLS IN SAN AGUSTIN

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San Agustin Church located inside the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila

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Listening to the sermon...

A wedding is undoubtedly one of the best stories waiting to be told photographically.

The couple being wed and the priest are the stars in this ceremony. Although the church serves as the backdrop it should not be just another background for the photographs.

The architectural significance of the church will transform any modern day wedding into an elegant procession of charm and substance. There is nothing like the grandeur of work by architects and artisans of a bygone era.

Completed in 1607 during the Spanish colonial period, San Agustin is the oldest standing church in the Philippines. No other surviving building has been claimed to pre-date this church. In 1993, San Agustin Church was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, under the classification Baroque Churches of the Philippines. It had also been named a National Historical Landmark by the Philippine government in 1976.

As a photographer, capturing the principal subjects within the ambiance of the church is key. Along with the architectural highlights a beautiful story unfolds and memories are cherished for generations to come.

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A trompe-l'oeil ceiling painted by Italian artists Cesare Alberoni and Giovanni Dibella in 1875.

The entourage about to exit for a photo session outside the church.

The entourage about to exit for a photo session outside the church.

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One of the longest aisles to have the bridal walk.

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After 'I do', walk outside and experience the detailed operation of fishing out confetti from your perfect hair day.