Raphael and Astra said their vows in a traditional full mass at Holy Cross Parish in Kincumber. The bride walked down the aisle with both her mum and her dad, and the couple exchanged white gold rings, both engraved with ‘R <3 A’. Raphael’s ring had a brushed effect with engraved detailing, whilst Astra’s half eternity ring was beautifully enhanced with diamonds.
They included a traditional Filipino ceremony in their wedding, which consisted of couples offering candles, veils, cord and coins to the newlyweds. These symbolic rituals form part of a Filipino wedding ceremony, and it was important to Astra and Raphael that they reference that in their wedding.