Against the exquisite Old World colonial backdrop of Antonio’s in Tagaytay, the lovely designer and model Rocio Olbes exchanged vows with the man of her dreams, development banker Antonio Ressano, in a charming and infinitely romantic garden wedding.
Guests flew in from over four continents to witness the handsome couple tie the knot. In the absence of his late father, Ambassador Antonio Ressano Garcia I, Antonio personally asked the bride’s uncle, Don Antonio Ortigas Olbes, to escort his new mother-in-law, Cristina Olbes, down the aisle. The bride’s father, Rene Olbes, was beside himself with pride while primary sponsors Governor Joe Zubiri, Ernest Cu, and Butch Albert together with Maricris Olbes, Lara Villafuerte, and Ana Ugarte surrounded the altar as they promised to guide the couple in this new chapter of their lives together. “They are the first couple to use a leaf cord at the altar. It was incredibly beautiful,” says Robert Blancaflor, who worked closely with Rocio on planning her big day.
The debonair groom donned a traditional barong tagalog while the bride dazzled every eye in a hand-embroidered lace gown by Rajo Laurel. The intimate affair exuded understated elegance and radiated warmth, leaving guests with a sincere feeling of pure exaltation for the newlyweds.