13 Years Ago Today…

(originally published on June 2013)

We exchanged “I do’s.” It’s been one roller coaster ride, but here we are – still going strong … in sickness and in health, in joy and as well as in sorrow, in good times and in bad.

I thank God every single day for giving me a husband who loves me unconditionally, God-fearing, good-hearted, generous and who I can count on no matter what. I feel so lucky and blessed that there are times when I ask God what I have done right to deserve him.

Today, I shall not ask for any material things. My heart is overwhelmingly thankful and beaming with joy as we celebrate this milestone. I have been so blessed in more ways than one, I can never ask for more than what HE blessed me with.

Allow me to reminisce and please don’t mind the photo overload.

wedding  invitation (with the engraving plates) and the thank you cards all by Crane’s

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personalized embosser

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His
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Hers

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ceremony venue (Makati Shangri-la – The Patio)

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live butterflies given to guests for  butterfly release at the ceremony

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and… the deal was sealed

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I got teary eyed when I uploaded this photo. I miss a few of those who were in this photograph.

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reception (Makati Shangri-la Quezon Ballroom)

the toast

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cake cutting and the first dance

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dancing all night

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the live-band

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this was fun. my wedding planner suggested that we incorporate a kissing game in the program at the reception. there were seven couples who gamely joined. the couple who kissed with passion the most, wins.  the winner got a cash prize of $100 ( which was awarded right after the game) plus a trip for two to Boracay when we reach our 25th wedding anniversary (this prize will be fulfilled on the day of the anniversary – 12 years from today).

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the winning kiss

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awarding of the cash gift

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can you tell everyone had fun?

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Comments

13 Years Ago Today… — 15 Comments

  1. Happy Anibersaryo sa inyo ni F! Woot! Through thick and thin talaga. Mas masaya ang anniv this year, di ba? Pwedeng maki join?

    San ang anniv celebration? Hmm…let me guess… aha… Pinkberry? Red Mango? Kahit saan man…enjoy hane?

    Kakatuwa naman yung ‘kissing contest’…haha. At yung nanalo…panalo talaga ang kanilang porma.

    Ayos ba yung ‘in d’ bakod at outside d’ bakod? Hehe.

    O siya…”enjoy” the Saturday lakad.

    Tuks
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  2. @ Tuks

    maraming salamat. pwede ring through thick and thick hahaha. sinabi mo pa Tuks, mas meaningful and mas masaya talaga. you’re most definitely welcome to join in the celebration. anong trip mo? (LOL)

    no definite plans as far as celebration is concerned. isang destination lang ang definite. basta ako happy na ako na dumating ang 13th na mas may peace of mind na.

    the winning couple surprised us. we didn’t expect to see a ‘spectacle’ hahaha. but they were game, yun nga lang hiyang-hiya ang mga anak nila pagkatapos.

  3. Happy 13th Anniversary to you and F! How nice nga to reminisce a grand and lovely wedding such as yours. Game na game ang mga guests mo ha?! Lapit na nila ma-avail yung second part ng price nila! Pati photographer, ang dami! At ang ku-cute nila! hihi..

    Saan nga ba ang celebration? Hay naku, sobrang dami mong dapat i-celebrate! Ang blessings.. tunay na umaapaw! Kaya dapat sali kami ni Huling sa celebration. Join kami dyan! San tayo meet? Aha haha!
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  4. @ Tita Beng

    Thanks so much. Yes, reminiscing was what I did all day yesterday ahahaha. Two storybook albums were pulled out of the baul and crying alone na parang loka- loka. Buti na lang, I didn’t watch the video. Kaaliw nga kasi yung mga little photogs they are all grown ups na. Those are disposable cams we gave away so they were able to take pics ( hopefully they had them developed) of themselves, alam mo na the official photogs just takes the impt. Kaganapan of the day.

    We’re playing it by ear kung may celebration hihi. The asawa thinks I’m KJ kasi ang sagot ko ay “I already got my ‘gifts'”. Hayaan mo titimbrehan ko kayo ni Huling kung saan :-). .

  5. YAy Sis! Nahuli ako sa balita! Belated happy wedding anniversary! Cheers to more years of blissful marriage! I had a wonderful time going through your photos. They all are beautiful. Natuwa ako don sa kissing game. Naku! Winner nga naman ung kiss na yon. Hahaha!

    Ngayon ko lang napansin you have a lovely deep dimple pala ano? You were a stunning bride, Sis. You are one blessed woman. Ok lang magsenti sa mga pics na eto. Eto ba ung unang wedding nyo? I remember may naipost ka dati na wedding pics. Second wedding ba yon?

    I hope you’re enjoying your weekend from that side of the world, Sis.

    Take care always!

    Love and hugs!

  6. @ Lainy

    Thank you :-) . yes, that kiss was indeed a winner. Re: dimple – yup, nag-iisa nga lang.

    Thanks for your time too. I’m glad that you’re back to blog land.

    Take care.

  7. @ Carmel

    Thanks for appreciating and taking the time to share your thoughts. I appreciate it. God bless to you too and see you again. :-)

  8. wow!!! 13 years in marriage is already a decade…you look so pretty and dashing on your wedding dress, you surely are the happiest and luckiest girl in the world when you have the man of your dreams right next to you every day. happy anniversary and many more blessings to come.

  9. love love your wedding portrait, a picture of happiness and pure joy. and oh, what fun must it be to see those couples with their most passionate kiss, the pictures bring smiles my way here. time flies, soon, the winner will be enjoying a vacation in Boracay :) and those kids photogs, they are so cute!
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