Tokneneng Wedding

  • Prize
    Gold in People
  • Photographer name
    Mediarama Creatives
  • Product Code
    Canon 5D Mark III, Sony ILCE-7M3, Nikon Z 6

"Doon ka sa taong papakasalan ka kahit tokneneng at isaw lang ang handa. Laging magkasama, hamon man o isaw ang ulam."

Nitong pandemic, September 19 2020, ikinasal sina Arjanmar Rebeta at Khaye Medina sa Parish of the Holy Sacrifice in UP Diliman, Quezon City. Ginawa naman ang reception sa isang isawan sa tapat lamang ng simbahan kung saan ang inihanda ay samu-t saring street foods na sikat sa UP Diliman - isaw, kikiam, fishball, BBQ at tokneneng. Drive-thru lang dapat ang reception kung saan iaabot lang ng bagong kasal ang naka-package na mga sreet foods at para magawa din ang social distancing. Subalit, dahil sa kakaibang set-up ng handaan, hindi naiwasang magsibabaan ang mga bisita.

Wala sa orihinal na plano ang ganitong klaseng reception. Gaganapin sana ito sa isang maliit na restaurant sa Marikina na iilan lang talaga ang makakapunta. Isa pang rason ay kailangan talagang magtipid. Kaya, nang mag-ayos ng documents sa simbahan at napakain sa isawan sa tapat nito, biglang nabago ang plano. Habang kumakain, napaisip sila - “Bakit hindi na lang tayo dito sa isawan maghanda?” At doon nagsimula ang Tokneneng Wedding.

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ARJANMAR H. REBETA is a Filipino photographer & filmmaker. He is a recipient of "Harvest of Honors" Award for Cinema by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Film Ambassador by Film Development Council of the Philippines, and Indie Bravo Award by Inquirer Philippines. His short film, An Sadit na Planeta, won NETPAC Jury Prize & Special Jury Prize at 17th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival. His short film Palabas (A Country in Moving Pictures) & My Father is an Astro-Not were nominated for the Best Short Film at the 42nd & 44th Gawad Urian (Filipino Film Critics), respectively. His other short films include Super-Able, Viral Kids, A Boxing Country, among others. As a photographer, IPA, International Photography Awards – Philippines, awarded him as the "Event Photographer of the Year" (2017 & 2018), "Sports Photographer of the Year" (2017 & 2018), "Moving Image Photographer of the Year" (2018) and "Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year" (2018). He was also awarded Gold & 2 Silver Awards at the 2018 Tokyo International Foto Awards. He was also a finalist for the 16th Annual Lucie Awards in New York (2018).