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Sid and Kat Maderazo’s 10th Wedding Anniversary Bliss in Queenstown
30 Sep 2018EXPERIENCEBY SweetEscape

This isn't just another awe-inspiring TV advertisement set in a scenic location somewhere in an urban paradise. This is a celebration of love and an honoring to a lifelong commitment years of two people bound by trust, partnership, and love.

Early this 2018, Sid, and Kat Maderazo, together with their children, Zen, Sky, and Ocean flew to New Zealand to celebrate the couple's 10th wedding anniversary.

by Jen for SweetEscape in Queenstown
by Jen for SweetEscape in Queenstown
by Jen for SweetEscape in Queenstown

When they got married in 2008, unlike the usual bride who'd prefer to look her best in a custom-made gown embellished with crystals, gems, and all, Kat decided to wear a Php7,000 wedding gown from Kamuning market in Manila. Yup, she's that simple and practical. But every woman certainly deserves the best especially on occasions such as that of a wedding anniversary, so Sid decided to surprise her by coordinating with top fashion designer, Francis Libiran, and his business partner, Arsi Baltazar. Just as how fate magically works, the gown that Kat had chosen was actually a piece that Francis Libiran designed while he was in New Zealand!

For 3 weeks, the Maderazos set off in a camper van adventure where they traversed 2500 kilometers, visiting one panoramic destination to another. From Kerr Bay Holiday Park and Shantytown, Greymouth, to Hotikita and Wanaka, it was not only an Instagram-worthy adventure, but a special memory meant to be kept forever.

The couple's renewal of vows ceremony took place in a venue by Moke Lake, a really picturesque location off the beaten track. As an intimate celebration, aside from their relatives, also present were his Brap Pack brothers, Drew Arellano and Javy Olives together with their families.

by Jen for SweetEscape in Queenstown
by Jen for SweetEscape in Queenstown
by Jen for SweetEscape in Queenstown

Though Queenstown is known for heart-racing activities such as alpine heli-skiing and zip-lining, theirs was an adventure one for the books. The view from Moke Lake alone where they shot their post-wedding photos is like a view straight out of a postcard! As a TV commercial director, Sid knew things out so well.

On occasions when all you want to do is have fun, selfies sure wouldn't be able to justify how beautiful a setting is or how real emotions are, so it's a great idea to have a photographer to document those for you, just as how Sid and Kat trusted SweetEscape to do so.

by Jen for SweetEscape in Queenstown
by Jen for SweetEscape in Queenstown
by Jen for SweetEscape in Queenstown

SweetEscape has a network of photographers from all over the world who would glad to be of service to capture your best moments on occasions and celebrations such as anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, and honeymoon. On your first booking, use the code FIRSTESCAPE to get $50 off on checkout.