A 10-Year Relationship Ends in “100”: Vince Murga and Billie Puyat Tie the Knot in Bohol

  • April 10, 2018

There was a heavy downpour as the groom Vincent Gabriel Murga made his way to church in a vintage 1955 Ford Customline for his altar date with his girlfriend of ten years, Elizabeth “Billie” Puyat. But as guests arrived in the 18th century, newly-renovated Our Lady of the Assumption Dauis Church in Bohol, the sky cleared up and the sun came out. It was the moment the couple had been waiting for, since Vince proposed to Billie fifteen months earlier in Iceland after a romantic helicopter ride. Fr. Fidel Daza Orendain, SDB started the ceremony with a solemn blessing of both parents, Bob and Reena Murga, and Louie and Nina Puyat, with a timely reminder to the young couple about the precious gift of family.

The bride and groom kiss amidst well-wishers
The bride and groom kiss amidst well-wishers


After the mass, guests were whisked off to enjoy sunset cocktails at Amorita Resort’s Cliff Deck, followed by a sumptuous dinner buffet under the stars. Everyone loved the array of desserts including hot-off-the-fryer churros con tsokolate, an ice cream station from the Bohol Bee Farm, and some handmade bean-to-bar, single origin chocolate truffles by Risa chocolates paired with cacao wine.

Following the champagne toast and traditional cutting of the wedding cake (topped with a cute Lego bride and groom), Billie invited all the ladies to pull out white ribbons from under the cake, a wedding practice long-forgotten. These contained little silver and pearl trinkets accompanied by printed tongue-in-cheek, romantic sayings. Fireworks soon lit up the Panglao island skyline, prompting the older guests to retire to their rooms, while the younger set continued the party at Amorita’s Tomar Spanish restaurant for more drinks and pintxos.


Story by Nina Daza Puyat
Photography by Francis Perez of Pat Dy Photography

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Billie Puyat in her Maureen Disini gown
Billie Puyat in her Maureen Disini gown
The bride's wedding day essentials
The bride’s wedding day essentials
Rings from JMA Jewelry
Rings from JMA Jewelry
Aina Cruz, Tippy Kantanar, Kaye Yoinio, Nikki Bautista, the bride, Sarah Aquino, Rissa Dela Cruz
Aina Cruz, Tippy Kantanar, Kaye Yoinio, Nikki Bautista, the bride, Sarah Aquino, Rissa Dela Cruz
The groom Vince Murga
The groom Vince Murga
The groom's things for the big day
The groom’s things for the big day
John Cruz, Ace Libre, Jared Armena, PJ La Vina, Migi Soriano, the groom, Paolo Murga, Ico Rivera, Jay Ruiz, Andoy Inumerable, Fael Cruz
John Cruz, Ace Libre, Jared Armena, PJ La Vina, Migi Soriano, the groom, Paolo Murga, Ico Rivera, Jay Ruiz, Andoy Inumerable, Fael Cruz
The couple wed at Our Lady of the Assumption Dauis Church in Bohol
The couple wed at Our Lady of the Assumption Dauis Church in Bohol
The brides family - Joseph, Mario, Nina, Louie and Gio
The brides family – Joseph, Mario, Nina, Louie and Gio
A four-tiered wedding cake from Too Nice to Slice
A four-tiered wedding cake from Too Nice to Slice
The bride and groom slicing their wedding cake
The bride and groom slicing their wedding cake
Fairy lights and grand blooms for the centerpieces added to the magic of the night
Fairy lights and grand blooms for the centerpieces added to the magic of the night
Bryan Wong, Samantha Lim, Ken Barrascoso, the newlyweds, Stanmford Lee, Jed Cinco, Paul Albano, Barbara Barracoso, Marlon De Vera
Bryan Wong, Samantha Lim, Ken Barrascoso, the newlyweds, Stanmford Lee, Jed Cinco, Paul Albano, Barbara Barracoso, Marlon De Vera


WEDDING SUPPLIERS: 

Wedding gown by Maureen Disini
Bridal shoes by Staccato
Makeup by Slo Lopez
Hair by Mycke Arcano
Bridesmaids gowns by Andrea Tetangco
Groom’s suit by Gian Romano
Groom’s shoes by Santoni
Rings by JMA Jewelry
Wedding Coordinator: Supreme Weddings
Wedding Photography by Francis Perez of Pat Dy Photography
Videography by Good Wolf Films
Hosts: Angel Murga and Ace Libre
Giveaways by Bohol Bee Farm
Event Styling by Nikki Chatto
Flowers by King Louis Flowers
Cake by Too Nice to Slice
Bridal Car: Bohol Vintage Car
Invitations & Monogram Design by Together We Design
Catering by Amorita Resort

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