Twenty years ago on the 25th October 1996, in Manilla, Philippines, our first Chronicles Real Wedding couple met. Exactly twenty years later, on the 25th of October 2016, they tied the knot in Hawaii, USA. Jom + Bernie waited twenty years to make their love official “in the eyes of the law”, but it’s fair to say that after twenty years together, their love is as official as it gets.
It was when Jom was doing his specialist doctor’s training in Emergency Medicine and Bernie was also in Manilla for a management conference that their paths first crossed. A chance meeting after a movie screening - their eyes met, they were drawn to each other, sparks flew and since then they have been inseparable.
After achieving the success of such an amazing long term relationship, their decision to marry was as just that, a decision made together. No formal proposal took place, but rather Jom + Bernie had a serious chat about taking a step further into a deeper commitment and together they decided to do this by exchanging vows on their 20th anniversary.
What followed was a small, intimate wedding with 26 of their nearest and dearest at the Banyan Tree Beach Estate in Hawaii Kai, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, USA. We know you’re going to love these images as much as we do, and that you’ll join us in wishing Jom + Bernie another 20 plus years of happiness.
Photographer – Kelli Bullock // Grooms’ Suit- Hugo Boss // Grooms’ Shoes – Hugo Boss // Grooms’ ties and cuff links– Hugo Boss // Groom's Fragrance- Hermes // Flowers – Creative Concepts by Jeff // Cake- A Cake Life // Props Hire – Island Event Rentals // Food – Memoirs // Drinks – Dom Perignon Champagne // Celebrant – Kelli Bullock // Music – Kip McAtee // Rings – Cartier // Wedding Favours – Hermes soap // Wedding Coordination – Gina Ho // Drone Video – Ryan De Seixas
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