Leanne and JP put a lot of thought and planning into their picturesque, formal wedding at the luxury Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa. One could say they’ve come a long way since their first date, where they shared a two-piece Chicken Joy and Mango Peach Pie at Jollibee Restaurant in Los Angeles. If you’re not familiar with Jollibee, it’s a fast-food restaurant chain that, in Leanne’s words, “is dubbed Asia’s answer to McDonald’s.”
But you know, everyone’s gotta start somewhere. That was back in 2007. These days, Leanne and JP don’t have to split their dinners anymore. Their Napa destination wedding was a picture-perfect day of romantic light, deep emotion, great wine and fine dining.
“The one thing we always kept in mind when we were scouting different locations was we wanted to make sure our venue had that ‘wow factor’ so our guests would be blown away by the view,” Leanne said. With the help of their wedding planner, Christopher Pulido of Details by CP, they found that wow factor at Meritage.
Their wedding day also tapped into some big emotions centered around their family relationships. The father-daughter and mother-son dances were one of the most significant parts of the day for Leanne and JP.
“It was an emotional moment for all of us, especially for me because I was not able to spend a lot of time with my father growing up,” Leanne said. “For JP, all of his immediate family still lives in the Philippines, so it was so special to have both of his parents by his side at the wedding.”