The Wedding Day. I can still recall the frantic preparations that morning at the hotel as everyone in the entourage did every little bit they could to help out. It’s really amazing what girls do to get ready for weddings. It took almost 3-4 hours to get their hair and make-up done. Shikes! But in fairness, the makeup artists and hair stylists have done an awesome job. All the girls looked great.
I know how hard Tito Mike and Tita Cheryl worked to make their wedding as close as to perfect as possible but the preparations didn't go as easy as we hoped it would be. Tito Mike was brought to the hospital days prior to the wedding and that explains why there was no engagement pictorials. All the prenup photos was taken that morning; few hours before the wedding. With a bridal party of 30 it's always hard but the photographers were superb. Needless to say, I was impressed. Way to go, Rock Paper Scissors!
The wedding was held at the Sto. Nino de Cebu Parish. Family and close friends came to witness the wedding. The couple just want it to be more personal environment where everyone knew each other. There were connections, whether it was family to family or family to friends. The ceremony was great. A few tears here and there, emotions on a high, laughter in abundant supply throughout the day.
The reception venue, Nina Ballroom of Radisson Blu Hotel also deserves a special mention. I have to tell you that this place knows how to throw a good wedding. They had all the little details covered, and we all know it's the little details that makes a wedding. The foods were great from the appetizers to the desserts - everything was just yummmm. I only had a little problem with the waiter but that's another story.
The reception was especially memorable because of the speeches. Some were funny while others are real tearjerkers. The wedding video was also shown during the reception. Again, two thumbs up RPS team!
The couple and the entourage looked like they were having a great time swaying to the music and singing along to songs of a live band. My cousins and sisters even went up the stage and overtook the band. Well, their voices aren't that bad but I can do better. LMAO. And man, there was an overflowing supply of alcohol. Waaah! For sure, this is going to be in the almanac for sometimes - an event that could generate talk in the family for years.
ICEBREAKER: I got the garter - you know, the round thing made of cloth whatever. And the challenge was to put that thing in the lady's leg using my tongue - no, I'm just kidding - my teeth. Of course, I did that. It was no sweat for me! I think it will be a good memory on the video.
In my eyes, the day was great! Even more importantly, it looked like the bride and the groom had a blast! They had that look that every couple should have on their wedding day... the look of pure joy and happiness.
Photos courtesy of the very awesome RPS team!