Some brides opt for a suit or an unexpected color like red to make a statement at their weddings. In the case of Cristalle Belo Henares-Pitt, bold-hued flowers were her weapon of choice. Following the Vania Romoff gown with oversized purple blooms that she wore to their civil ceremony at The Peninsula Manila, on the night of her wedding in Lake Como, Italy, she changed out of her Inbal Dror lace gown and into a pretty Monique Lhuillier that was dotted with multicolored flowers.
"It was an off-the-rack dress my mom chose and sweet Georgina Wilson brought it home to the Philippines that time she chose her Monique Lhuiller wedding gown," Cristalle shares.
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Up close, you'll see that each flower is a cluster of carefully sewn sequins, giving a bit of sparkle to her every step. Despite having grandly long train at the back, the front is designed with the skirt prettily pinned aside to give your legs room to move.
"I wore it after the first dance when it was time to dance with friends and party. I felt that it was fit for the occasion because it has a festive vibe. Best thing about it is that it's short in front and long in the back," she adds.
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No wonder she managed to dance the swing with Rajo Laurel without a hitch. "Rajo is an amazing dancer so he was very conscious about twisting me so I would turn and the train would follow. Of course he was also very conscious about stepping on it. My feet were so tired so I was wearing sandals that time," the bride reveals.