Thursday, May 19, 2011

Mga Kasal-Kasali-Kasalo

Kasal - n. Two weddings of our dear friends (May 12 and 14) Jimmy Cabalu - Criselda Boller & Yurie Bautista - Sherryl Borromeo respectively.

Kasali - v. as in we are honoured to have attended the two weddings

Kasalo - v. Salo-salo with the foods at the celebration (lafang time hehe) but that's just the other part. In deeper sense, these two couples have become part of my/our lives.

Weddings have always fascinated people from different walks of life. Whenever I hear the word ' wedding', to me  it means two people have found enough courage to finally settle and be with the one they love forever. A lifetime commitment as they say.
It was my first and second time to finally witness a Catholic wedding in the church with the priest giving the mass. The first wedding I have attended is what they call intermarriage, in which the other party is not a Catholic that's why the ceremony doesn't include a celebration of the Eucharist to which a normal Catholic wedding does.
And so for the month of May, I feel blessed to be part of the weddings of my dear friends.

May 12 was a very special day for Jim and Aike a.ka. wabby as it marks the beginning of their union together. Family on both sides flocked from the Philippines just to witness their vows for each other. Before that day, we've helped them in ways that we can in decorating the church, preparing the materials for their big day, etc. And so the morning came, I went to the salon to curl my hair and Dave has pledged to take the doves for them. 'Twas 12 o' clock in the afternoon when we were set to go to church and witness their commitment to each other. Fr. Arin solemnized their vows in front of family and friends. Reception followed at Holiday Lodge Hotel where everyone shared a night of love and laughter and a lot of dancing hehehe.. Filles with love and fun wedding for these two :).. Congrats again Wabby & Jimboy!!
                   The now husband and wife together with Fr. Arin :) (Photo by Carem)
                          With the secondary sponsors (Photo by Kuya Nicky)
                          Dave and I lighting the candles  ( Photo by Kuya Nicky)
                           Wabby and I at the reception.. (Photo by Kuya Nicky)
                                Mga ayaw magpapicture hahaha :D
    I can't get enough with this girl with a big laugh.. I find her so cute hehe

After two days, it was Momi She and Yurs2x day of celebration of life and love. I wasn't present for the ceremony since I had to work whole day on Saturdays but I was able to attend the celebration. I've seen the joys on their faces. Such pure joy. I've known these two because we're batchmates in SFC (Singles for Christ). And I've witnessed their love story as well. So happy when it was made known that they will seal their love with the church's blessing. All the best for you Mi She and Yurs2x!!
           The couple with Bishop Sim & entourage [below] (Photo by Carem)
                                  At the reception ( Photo by Carem) 

    Many thanks to photographers Kuya Nicky and Carem (self-proclaimed hobbyist) :)

At sa huli, ang dami kong nakuhang tips for our wedding soon hehe.. KKBBH