We Got Insider Details About Chynna Ortaleza's 'Black' Bouquet!

Chynna shares, ‘I actually appreciate flowers when they’re dead.’
PHOTO: (LEFT) Nice Print Photo, (RIGHT) Instagram/teddymanuel

On November 7, Chynna Ortaleza and Kean Cipriano tied the knot for the second time at the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish in Q.C.

A non-traditional bride, Chynna carried a bouquet of plum (almost black) Calla Lilies, Cosmos, and berries down the aisle. (Editor's Note: Kean is the vocalist of Pinoy pop-rock band Callalily).

Prior to their second wedding, Cosmo.ph sat down with Kean and Chynna to talk about the big day. When we asked about her wedding bouquet, Chynna disclosed, “What I initially wanted was a metallic bouquet, metallic corsage, and boutonnieres made out of metallic fender picks.” Understandably, Teddy Manuel, their floral and event designer, was apprehensive about the idea: “He said to me, ‘Baka masugatan kayo.’”

Kean quipped, “She likes dead flowers.”

Chynna continued, “Yeah, so when I met Teddy, the first thing I told him was, ‘Your bride hates flowers.’ Teddy was like, ‘Ok, we can do something non-floral.’ But then I said, ‘You know, I actually appreciate flowers when they’re dead.’” Despite her initial hesitation to carry a floral bouquet, Chynna eventually agreed as long as it wasn’t white or pastel. 

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She added, “[When people give me flowers], I don’t put them in a jar. I press them, put them in a box, wait for them to wilt, and then keep them. [That’s also why, for the wedding], we agreed on using a lot of leaves, branches, shrubbery.” 

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