Returning from her dream-like wedding in Mexico, we spoke with Filipino designer Paulina Ortega who resides in Sydney, about her special day
NS: You wore the Mini Aqua Earrings in Yellow Gold on your wedding day. Did you decide on the earrings or the dress first?
PO: Your earrings were the first bridal thing I purchased for myself, even before the dress! Haha! I knew that regardless of the dress, these would be my bridal earrings.
NS: Who was your wedding dress by?
PO: I wore a few! Haha! For the wedding ceremony I wore a dress by Roksanda Ilinic, and a dress by Jacquemus for the wedding reception. For our welcome reception, which was a couple days before the ceremony, I wore a vintage piece by Thierry Mugler.
NS: You had a destination wedding, what was the reason behind your choice in location?
PO: My partner and I both grew up in the Philippines but have been lucky enough to have lived in many cities over the years. With that in mind, we sort of found ourselves in a situation where our friends and family were scattered all over the world.
We really connected to Mexico because it reminded us so much of home but was different enough that is would be a beautiful and exciting holiday for everyone coming.
NS: What advice would you give to brides-to-be when it comes to choosing jewellery to wear on their big day?
PO: Make it elegant and make it timeless, but most of all, make it feel like yourself. ❤️
Photographer: Joseph Pascual
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