It was Epiphany, the 5th of January year 2014, the 1st Sunday of the year.
It was the day I got married.
I was standing on the closed door of the Basilica. All the guest and entourage are inside waiting for me. I was trembling, my knees are shaking, my heart is pounding hard and fast and my sweat are just ice cold. A hush of wind came and gave me a sense of comfort as the music from the inside of the church came to my senses. The first few steps is a handful, I almost tipped due to the ravaged shaking when I was standing still. But then after a few I was then graceful and seemed that I float with the music. I almost felt like everything was perfect, the beautiful lit interior of the all steel Gothic Church, the smiling faces of the people around me, but then I heard the voice singing live for the bridal march, it was airy and was falling out of tune. Few more steps, wait I know this voice. Slowly I realized that my groom was singing to me as I walked down the aisle. He was taking a rendition to Robbie Williams’ “She’s The One”. It was unexpected moment and I was about to cry. Yet as I walked and looked back to the people in the Basilica I can’t help but smile. To see all those faces of the people who matters to our life, it was overwhelming. On the transept, my parents are waiting for me. My mom was crying as she saw her eldest child to get married, my dad on the other hand was being tough an all, I hugged them both. Few more steps and my groom awaits. He was still singing while crying. Still I can’t help but smile and be grateful for a man who unexpectedly shows his soft side to everyone. Oh man! As my parents formally gave me to my man, I asked him why he is crying. He told me it was unexpected mixed of emotions, happiness, gladness, gratefulness, and everything in between.
The day ended with dinner, dancing, and fun at a garden reception, under the shade of mango trees, the lit capiz lights, hushed by the cool air, and serenaded by the band playing songs of The Beatles. Everyone enjoyed as much as we the newlyweds cherished that day. The almost 10 months of planning and preparation was finally seen and made tangible. It was a tremendous but enjoyable wedding planning and every efforts was well appreciated. The vintage-bohemian inspired was lovely and made prominence to our personalities, all the styling, design, and DIYs blend well together. It was all beautiful and perfect, it was everything I have imagined.The night was filled with laughter, smiles, tears, joy, and hope, it was a mixed of positive emotions, but it was all good.
It was the hippiest day, and I am the happiest! It was the day I got married.
This interior of the all steel structure basilica in the Philippines and Asia – San Sebastian Basilica Manila. The groin vaults, rose windows, stained glass, glass chandeliers, old and dark glamour sums up to this Gothic Revival Architecture. Such elegance and magnificence!
Our first photobooth strips.