A New Hope: Destination Weddings are Now Back! | OneMega.com
loader image
A New Hope: Destination Weddings are Now Back!

A New Hope: Destination Weddings are Now Back!

Weddings | December 3, 2021
  • 0

From destination weddings to island getaways and more, Boracay reopens its pristine white beaches to the public once again!

After the uncertainty of the past two years, we are finally slowly learning how to cope and live—even with the COVID-19 pandemic around. Adapting to the pandemic, however, still means social distancing and wearing masks for the time being—even while going through our daily lives. Especially since it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Bouncing Back Amid the Pandemic

These past few weeks still feel like a new season for all of us—with the country opening little by little and everyone doing their best efforts to follow protocols mandated by the government. Nevertheless, the light at the end of the very dark tunnel is finally looking brighter with each passing day, especially with some places opening up for travel.

Boracay is one of them. One of the top tourist and wedding destinations in the country, it used to be a hotspot for travelers, both local and foreign. But with the 6-month closure for rehabilitation and the travel ban from the pandemic, many have not seen the pristine beaches of Boracay in a while.

Good news though! We are very glad to announce that Boracay is now back to welcoming local and foreign tourists. What’s more, they have lifted the RT-PCR testing requirement for fully-vaccinated individuals!

If you’re planning to travel or are expecting company, you may also refer to this link for updates on the ever-changing protocols for people entering the Philippines.

A Brighter Tomorrow

From the start of their wedding plans, Joey and Rob have had a vision of what they want for their wedding and have been very diligent in sticking with what they really want. But the only thing that kept them from planning their wedding full-on was the scare of the delta virus during the middle of this year.

Right when things were starting to open around June, up until the middle of July, along came another set of lockdowns—from the end of July, up to September. Joey and Rob’s wedding, supposedly held at the end of October, brought a lot of anxiousness and uncertainty—not just to the couple, but for everyone else, too.

Thankfully enough, Joey and Rob have been one of the couples blessed with the chance to push through with their wedding despite the pandemic.

Of Wedded Bliss

The wedding day started out with undeniable excitement—not just from the bride and groom, but also from their guests and everyone helped work on the wedding. Everybody was just extra enthusiastic to help and the brightest of smiles were present everywhere you looked.

If I were to describe the atmosphere that day, it certainly felt like a beautiful Christmas morning. That was how much we missed doing what we were most passionate about—weddings!

The day went by quickly—just how it always was with celebrations like this. But in the end, we as a team were very much fulfilled to have made this couple happy. What’s more, we were also pleased that Boracay was able to share its unbelievable beauty and splendor once again.

Though times, most especially now, will always remain uncertain, let us all remember that things would not always be hard. There might be moments when it is a struggle to think of even just one positive thought, but I pray that this won’t hinder the hope in our hearts. Better, better days ahead.

RELATED STORIES:

Love So Tender: Mike and Charmaine Lagman’s 25th Wedding Anniversary

LOOK: This Ethereal Sunrise Wedding Will Make Anyone a Morning Person

Finding Hope as We Look Forward to the Future

Wedding planner-slash-fairy. We take weddings seriously. We turn dreams to reality.
More from Amanda Tirol
Check them out

OneMega.com is your all-in-one access pass to exclusive content from a wide variety of lifestyle experts, thought leaders, influencers and leading content creators here in the Philippines and around the world. OneMega.com is a prestige media brand of One Mega Group, Inc.

ONEMEGA EDITORIAL TEAM

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Marga Medrano-Tupaz
JR ASSOCIATE EDITOR Diane Nicole Go
GROUP CREATIVE DIRECTOR Jann Pascua
GROUP ART DIRECTOR Marc Pagdilao
MULTIMEDIA ARTIST Denielle Carag
GROUP PUBLISHER Janine Recto

CONTRIBUTORS

FASHION Amina Arañaz-Alunan Jojie Lloren Robby Carmona Patty Ang Candy Dizon Francis Libiran | BEAUTY Dr. Vicky Belo Kim Reyes-Palanca Marie Lozano Firas Abboud Jude Hipolito and Rose Velasco (JuRo) Jigs Mayuga | LUXURY Bianca Salonga JP Tuason Jeanette Ipapo-Tuason Marlon Stöckinger | TRAVEL Vern Enciso Ferdi Salvador Marie Field-Faith | TECH & GADGETS Carlo Ople Enrique Miranda Gerry Sy | HOME & DESIGN Geewel Fuster Kitty Bunag Tessa Alindogan Vianca Favila | BUSINESS & CAREER Franco Saycon Venus Navalta Eric Dee Dr. Z Teo Pinky Tobiano Atty. Connie Aquino | ENTERTAINMENT Girlie Rodis MJ Marfori G3 San Diego Georcelle Dapat Sy / G-Force | FOOD & ENTERTAINING Aüa Chino Hernandez Happy Ongpauco-Tiu Nina Daza-Puyat Robby Goco JJ Yulo | PARENTING Cat Arambulo-Antonio Paulyne Fermin Michelle Aventajado Jerika Ejercito Aguilar Celine Gabriel Lim | FITNESS & WELLNESS Nadine Tengco Harvie de Baron Sara Black Arnold Aninion Teresa Herrera Anthon Tanya Aguila Simon Greatwich | WEDDINGS Marbee Shing-Go Amanda Tirol Charisse Tinio Jason Magbanua Gideon Hermosa Robert Blancaflor | YOUTH Chris Nick Milka Romero Miko Tiu Laurel Janeena Chan

ADVERTISING

SALES DIRECTOR Maureen Alexis Busto
ACCOUNT MANAGERS Pauline Mata,
Chloe Tapucar, Jasmine Co Leng, Ivan Panganiban,
Anna Chua, Dgimiko Palaganas

MARKETING AND ADVERTISING SERVICES

MARKETING & ADVERTISING SERVICES MANAGER Arriane Sanchez
AD & PROMO MANAGER Brent James Castro
CONTENT MARKETING SUPERVISOR Pam Rodriguez
PARTNERSHIP RELATIONS ASSOCIATE Anikah Chua
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER Emina Sotto
COPYWRITER Rowan Palomares
ADVERTISING COORDINATOR & IMPLEMENTER Victoria Vedana
MULTIMEDIA ARTIST Agatha Romero
PRODUCER Ferrena Enriquez
VIDEO EDITOR Andrew Ciudad

VIDEO & EVENTS

TECHNICAL MANAGER Arriane Sanchez
SR VIDEO EDITOR Jasper Bermejo
VIDEO EDITORS Shayne De Guzman, Kenneth Dimaano
VIDEO PRODUCER Ferrena Enriquez
AUDIO VISUAL & TECHNICAL ASSISTANT Andrew Ciudad

CREATIVE SERVICES

CREATIVE SERVICES SUPERVISOR Kristoff Sison
MULTIMEDIA ARTISTS Gari Rivera, Elmer Pereira
COPYWRITERS Peaches Garcia

PRODUCTION & LOGISTICS

PRODUCTION & LOGISTICS MANAGER Erica Luna
SR. BOOKING ASSOCIATE Marc Louise Esguerra
BOOKING ASSOCIATE Mae Talaid, KZ Francisco
PULL OUT COORDINATOR & PRODUCTION & LOGISTICS ASSISTANT MJ Almero

STUDIO & IMAGING

PRODUCTION AND STUDIO MANAGER Ed Simon
PHOTOGRAPHER Kieran Punay, Excel Panlaque
FINAL ARTISTS Eric Gallego, Mark Villanueva
CAMERAMAN JR Ramirez

EXECUTIVE OFFICE

AVP for MARKETING & PUBLISHING Marga Medrano-Tupaz
VP for CONTENT Peewee Isidro
PRESIDENT Suki Salvador
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Archie Carrasco

ONE MEGA GROUP, INC.

PRESIDENT Suki Salvador
CHAIRMAN Archie Carrasco
FOUNDING CREATIVE DIRECTOR Lorraine Belmonte
FOUNDER Sari Yap