Wednesday, June 06, 2007

25 years and counting.....

I attended another wedding this afternoon. But this time wasn't just an ordinary wedding but it was a Silver Wedding Anniversary of two friends of mine.

Happy 25th Wedding Anniversary to Ate Edith and Sir Dodong!

Twenty five years ago, I was only a college sophomore and I was asked to be one of the bridesmaids of Ate Edith and Sir Dodong. Both of them were still young engineering professors at our university and Ate Edith is the elder sister of my barkada.

Time flies so fast indeed and it has been 25 years ago and here I was, with Merdith (who is now a nurse working in NY, USA), my cousin and also an original bridesmaid like me, walking along the aisle of the same church where Ate Edith and Sir Dodong first exchanged their vows to love each other "for better or for worse". And indeed they kept their promises to each other and they are now looking forward to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary someday too. I also look forward to that.

During the wedding reception, photo slides of those taken during their wedding 25 years ago,were shown. I saw my picture and I look so innocent, so naive and so slim. I was also fun to see the younger faces of some people we know. It was a nice feeling to reminisce the old times.

Congratulations to Ate Edith and Sir Dodong! May you have many more happy and blissful life together!

Sunday, June 03, 2007


It's always a fun and memorable day for the whole clan when a family members gets married. And it's always a very big event for the family.

Last Saturday, June 2, 2007 was my cousin Andra's Philippine Christian wedding. She had her US civil wedding last December and she will have her Indian wedding(in India of course) later this June too. Andra is now married to Indra. Not only do they have a similiar-sounding name but they also look-alike!

It was Andra's dream wedding - a sunset wedding. Held at the Bohol Tropics Resort Fisherman's Wharf with 200 invited guests. My cousins and the Loboc Children's Choir rendered love songs during the ceremony. My cousin Libya and her husband Bim did the very nice photo presentation. Well, with 42 first-cousins alone, the clan won't never really ran out of talents!

The color motif was burn-orange and burgundy, the colors of sunset. The walkway where Andra and Indra walked along was lined with lighted candles. Fresh flower arrangements adorned everywhere. And the beautiful sunset was the background.

What is always touching about every wedding in the family is the traditional welcome some that we (Andra's cousins and family) sing to the new member of the family. And of course, this time, we rendered the "Welcome to the Family" song to Indra who was obviously touched by the song and seeing all of us sing the song to him.