STATIONERY Smoky shades of crimson set the tone for the party on the pair’s suite. GET-READY GLAM Clenet and her ladies prepped for the day in Asian-inspired robes, complete with a red cherry blossom pattern. JEWELRY Clenet found accessory inspo in a surprising place. “I was watching Miss Universe and when Catriona Gray, Miss Philippines, won, I fell in love with her ear cuff,” Clenet says. “It’s modeled after the Filipino flag.” CENTERPIECES Tall gold vessels filled with anthurium, roses and dried palms towered over tables. CAKE A fan design decorated the couple’s dessert, which included layers of vanilla custard and dulce de leche. SECOND LOOKS At the reception, Jacob changed into a traditional barong tagalog. VENUE Clenet and Jacob said “I do” at the estate-like Park Chateau.
lenet Macalindong (28 and a registered nurse) designed her wedding to Jacob Shapiro (28 and a customs and border protection officer) as a love letter to their shared Filipino culture. “I’m Filipino and Jacob’s mom is Filipino,” Clenet says. “We first bonded over a shared understanding of our culture, from the food to the language.” Inspired by Crazy Rich Asians, Clenet envisioned a day full of glam touches and Asianinspired décor, including fan-like shapes and lots of vibrant red. “In Chinese culture, the color red brings good luck, vitality and happiness,” Clenet says. “My late grandmother was half Chinese, so the red was my way of honoring her.” On the day-of, Clenet walked down the aisle to “Can’t Help Falling In Love”—the Kina Grannis version featured in Crazy Rich Asians, of course. — LB
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