In the following weeks, I am going to share a series of wedding-related posts that are hanging out in my drafts for months now – details, supplier reviews or mostly, more photos about our special day. I feel like I had to document it for myself to remember, and to have something to easily share with friends or other people who have been asking me details about the wedding. :)
Let’s do this!
Our preparations were done at Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Manila. It was very simple and laidback, I’m wearing my usual pambahay (everyday house wear) as I don’t think I need a separate dress for preps like most brides I know.
Our suppliers came in as early as before 9AM, we started the makeup while the video guys worked on filming every move in the room. I am not used to being followed around by a camera so I tried to sneak from one room to another to avoid them. I hope I didn’t give them a hard time. :)
Once everyone’s ready, the photographers started to shoot our pre-wedding portraits.
I’m usually very hands on with everything I set my mind to and organizing our wedding was no exception. We’ve spent countless hours across the country preparing for this day so it’s only appropriate to make sure it happens as planned, right? Thankfully, on that day, I’m not in a place to make sure everything is being set up the right way (and by right way, I meant the way I’ve set everything up in my mind). :P
Sure, there were a lot of unexpected things that did not happen as planned. But I let it be. I let the wedding suppliers do their thing. I walked around to see how everyone is doing, but most of the time, I just sit on the corner of the bed, observed the different things transpiring around me, and embraced all the mixed emotions I was feeling that day – happy, nervous, stressed, starved, worried, agitated, excited.
I reminded myself the very reasons why Ge and I decided to “formally” get married (again) in the Philippines – (1) we shouldn’t settle for less than what God intended for us (2) true love and happy endings are real, and (3) we’re incompatible, broken, flawed but His grace redeemed us and made us perfect for each other.
It is not about us. That day was meant to glorify Him. To honor our families and friends.
And our only hope is that they were blessed by it.