Three cousins. Three weddings. Three consecutive weeks.
Yep, it's been a weekly family reunion this May. Not that I'm complaining. It's really refreshing seeing everyone dolled up... and it's been a decade already! Talk about a wedding drought, eh? But as the old saying goes, "When it rains, it
Here are the beautiful weddings that we attended this month:
May 5, 2012 - Wong-Herrera Wedding
The Serenitea couple, Ahia Tantan and Atsi Jen, finally tied the knot after more than 10 years together. Funny how we only got to meet Atsi Jen this year—to think that they've been together since I was in Grade 6. We just love, love, love her.
|Ahia Tantan and Atsi Jen... and Mr. Backstroke.|
The guy was just there... swimming away!
|I was a cord sponsor. I think it's the easiest compared to being a candle or veil sponsor.|
(Screen grab from the couple's wedding video.)
(Dress designed by former office mate Mel Orlina.)
|The Wong Family at Bellevue Hotel, Alabang.|
They've known each other most of their lives. When they were both four years old, Atsi Val was a flower girl and Ahia Johann was a ring bearer for a particular wedding. It's cute how they ended up together after 25 years.
May 12, 2012 - Tan-Wong Wedding
|Then and now.|
(Vintage photo from Ahia Johann's FB page)
|That's me over there fighting back tears.|
(Photo from Ahia Johann's FB page)
I was holding back happy-sad tears when Atsi Val walked down the aisle. Happy tears: because she was going to marry the man of her dreams. Sad tears: because our childhood days are really over—No more silly games, eating santan flowers, and no more sleepovers. (Iba na ang ka-sleepover niya!)
|Sealed with a kiss.|
United Evangelical Church of the Philippines
|Table pic at Annapolis Seafood Palace.|
(Btw! Atsi Val's make up was by Sanny de Leva. We get him for our print ads!)
May 19, 2012 - Lee-Lim Wedding
We rarely get to see Ahia Alwin since he's based in the States. In fact, it was the family's first time to meet Atsi Anna that night. We look forward to getting to know her more. She seems really nice and bagay for Ahia Alwin.
|First time ko maging offertory sa kasal. Inoffer ko ang aking kagandahan...|
pati na rin itong fruit basket.
|Yeyyyy! Christ the King Parish.|
|Table picture! At Mandarin Oriental.|
|The Wong Family (even if we're never complete)|
Events such as these are never complete without people asking us when it'll be "our turn". My usual response? "Mag-de-debut muna ako." #AlamNa.
But given all the answers I heard from my cousins, I see another wedding drought coming. Hopefully it won't take another decade before the next one.
Congratulations and best wishes to my cousins and new cousins-in-law! I love you guys.