Post # 1
As my mother is Pilipina and I have really strong ties with my family back home, I would love to incorporate this for our wedding, we just don’t know how and what. We are skipping the cathedral mass ceremony since we are not religious, but on FI’s request he wanted to get married in this 1000 century old viking chapel in Norway. LOL.
Are incorporating Filipino wedding traditions in your wedding? if yes, what are you incorporating?
Is your hubby wearing a barong? And for the bride, are you wearing a filippinana?
What kinds of food will you be serving? We are thinking of doing a filipino style food and dessert buffet, but we are not sure yet, and how to actually do all this since the wedding will be in Scandinavia.
The only thing we know of if we do go this route we might choose to serve the food with silverplatters and bananaleafs and have coconut bowls with candles as centerpieces, or something like this:
The food will be so great because I have a few that is allergic to alot of different kinds of flour, so the dessert with coconuts and alot of the dishes does not contain any flour /gluten at all.
Post # 3
My father is Filipino so I will be trying to incorporate some aspects of his culture into our wedding. As I’m sure you’re aware, the centre of Filipino culture is… FOOD! We’re still only in the discussion phase, but we’ve discussed either a Filipino style buffet with half filipino food and half english, OR perhaps having lechon at the reception for the benefit of my family (my dad says that a party isn’t a party without a spit roasted pig!).
Post # 4
@GreatGatsby90: Omg! You want to see the food list we came up with?
Lumpia – Vegetarian and meat
Thai curry (Not pilipino but our favourite dish)
Soysauce with garlic and onions
Sweet & Sour sauce
Coffecake with buttercream
Manila turron – Banana halfs wrapped in ricesheets with white/chocolate rippling on top
Leche flan – Creme brulee
Coco macaroons – Coconut cakes
Fruitsalad – Pineapple – Mango- Starfruit – Cherries – Papaya – Oranges
Cassava pudding – Cassava cake baked in oven
Maja blanca – Cooled coconut cake
Pastillas de casoy – Nutty pastillesSapin Sapin – Steamed ricecake with flavourings
Kutchinta – Steamed rice cake with lye
Bibingkang pinipid – Rice cake broiled in oven with coconut
LOL! I love food and my FI does aswell!
Post # 5
@Mithralia: that all sounds DELICIOUS! (Especially the lumpia – I’ve been known to eat about 20 at any given party pre-diet!)
the only thing my partner is concerned about is that some fussy English guests might not find anything they like, so we’ve considered a ‘half-and-half’ buffet. To be honest, I think it’s nice for weddings to be an opportunity to try new foods 🙂
Post # 6
@GreatGatsby90: Yeah, Brits are picky about their chips etc! 😀 LOL
I live in Ireland, and having a Fiipino wedding here is a no no.. we don’t know any one here to help us out with the cooking etc.. lol
I would say go for half and half, or 70% filipino food, and 30 brit food? Like potatoes, a nice steak or something.. or something that picky eaters would like. 😀 I thought of doing that aswell, but since we are having grilled pork, grilled chicken and BBQ ribs, I thought it’s a good addition, if someone is picky 😀
Post # 8
I’m half Filipino but I don’t have any “Filipino” things planned for my wedding. But have been thinking of incorporating it somehow in our decor.
@Mithralia: I’m jealous of your menu! There are no Filipino food caterers anywhere close to where I live and my Filipino side of the family is, well, in the Philippines… :/
Post # 9
I’m lucky that there is a really big Filipino community (including a caterer who does EVERY Filipino party) where I live!
Outside of food, I would encourage my Filipino family members to wear barongs if they felt comfortable, although I wonder if it would look mismatched among the wedding suits…?
@mithralia: half of my Filipino family actually lived in Ireland lol! Maybe they can do the cooking for you!
Post # 10
@maganda: Lol, Me and my fam (which consists of me and my sister and brother) would probably help each other out to cook it, since we don’t have any filipino caterers. Good thing I have a background in catering, cause I wouldn’t even dare trying to do something like this. LOL!
@GreatGatsby90: LOL! I am getting married in Norway 😀 Do you have family there? 😀 Here in Ireland there are so many filipinos!
Other than that, the Barong is really nice, but I don’t think FI would like to wear one, he feels uncomfortable.. but I think My son is wearing one 😀
Post # 11
We totally are having a giant roasted pig. We’re also getting someone to make pancit for “long life” – I wanted to have some Filipino aspects, but with a country feel.
See if you can do a roasted pig!
Also, we’re doing doing the veil and the figure 8 knot. H2B was kind of the one that did the research on that one. He is not wearing a Barong and I’m not going to be wearing a traditional wedding dress.
Post # 12
@Mithralia: You would be surprised by how many Filipinos there are all over Europe. I’m sure you could find Filipino people in the area or around the area you will be having the wedding. Try looking at Filipino Catholic churches there and see if you can contact the priest or something. I know a lot of Filipinos in France and Italy but not where you’ll need them to be 🙂
I’m also a Filipino mix and the groomsmen/fiance will be wearing barongs. I have been searching everywhere for barongs online and where I live and I am so surprised by how much they cost! The local shops are almost double what you can find online. I wanted to have them custom made, but it is just not in the budget…
Anyone have suggestions on where to find nice and affordable barongs?