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Weddings! Weddings! Weddings!

June 4, 2009

The month of June reminds me of 4 major things:

  • Back-to-school season… which correlates to high traffic as public transport will once again be plagued by students going to and from the malls for their cutting classes escapades their respective schools.
  • Ghie’s birthday… she is a close friend from HS and celebrates her special day every 2nd of June. Since the day I have known her, I never forgot to greet her on her special day. (Is this right, Ghie?)
  • Storm season… need I explain more??? Just this morning, I arrived at work with a  pair of uberly soaked pants.
  • Weddings! Weddings! Weddings!

 

But have you ever thought why June is being correlated to weddings? Well, I googled my way to know its origin. And this is what I’ve got from hubpages.com

According to ancient Druid legend, the gods and goddesses celebrate the coming of Spring with fertility rituals and mating during the fires of Beltane in May. Since it was unlucky to compete with these important deities, most couples planning a Spring wedding pushed out their celebrations to June, thus not angering the gods. Roman legend has it that Juno was the goddess of marriage so couples got married in June to honor her. Other legends mention that people took their annual bath in May, so in June were still relatively ‘fresh!’ Whatever the reason, June remains one of the most popular months to marry.

 

I have been interested in weddings since I can’t remember when. I guess it’s all but natural for young little girls to dream for a nice and grand wedding. I had the same dream when I was younger. I wanted to get married like a princess. Walking down a very long aisle. All eyes are on me… just me! All my guests – around 200 to 300 people –  stare at me admiring, dreaming and wishing me a happily married life. But that’s not what I want now. I’m way past believing in happily-ever after kinda weddings.

 

When I grew a little older, I got invited to a lot of weddings… from small chapels to big churches, from simple restaurants to grand hotels, and from barrios to gardens. I have witnessed a variety of themes, motifs and gimmicks but I normally pay more attention to the couple and pray on that very day for that love of each other to last until eternity

 

My attachment to weddings grew more and more each passing year. I organized some for friends for gratis.  And I even accommodated  some as side jobs as a day coordinator and/or wedding singer reception programme host.  

 

Some months ago, I received an email from a friend about Jay Contreras (from Kamikazee) and Sarah Abad (Kaye Abad’s sister). It was the first-ever celebrity black wedding here in Pinas and it was held in no other than Paco Park… also known as Paco Cemetery. Others find it creepy and morbid… but I think otherwise. There’s nothing wrong with black as motif for a wedding since black is known for simplicity and elegance. And Paco Park is one heck of the nicest venue for a quiet, small yet romantic wedding. 

The Black Wedding (Jay and Sarah)

The Black Wedding (Jay and Sarah)

 

Last month, Ryan Agoncillo and Judy Ann Santos surprised the entire showbiz industry as well as the anticipating public with their unannounced wedding which was held in San Juan, Batangas. I have to say though that I salute the couple for pulling that off so successfully. I guess I wanted the same for my wedding (if and only if I will still get married). As I have mentioned so many times here in my blog, I wanted my big day celebrated near the beach… away from the press and paparazzis. LOL.

The Secret Wedding (Ryan and Judy Ann)

The Secret Wedding (Ryan and Judy Ann)

 

And just this morning, Umagang Kay Ganda featured the Star Wars-themed wedding of Tiger and Issa. It was my first time to see them on TV as they were not celebrities (I think!). But hey, this wedding is way beyond I have ever imagined. This is really one heck of a fun, cool, unique and creative wedding theme. So, I say kudos to the couple!

The Star Wars Wedding (Tiger and Issa)

The Star Wars Wedding (Tiger and Issa)

As for me, up to now, I’m still not sure if I will ever get the chance to walk down the aisle (my Mom is really dying for this day to come… and me as well!). But as I said, IF AND ONLY IF that day comes, it will definitely be a darn simple yet memorable one. I no longer intend to have a long list of guests na pati yung kapatid ng kapitbahay ng pinsan ng tita ng inaanak ko eh invited. I want mine to be a private event which will be attended only by the people who are really close to my and my groom’s hearts, just family and really really close friends. I don’t want it celebrated though in the midst a busy city. I want a destination beach wedding (how many times have I said this???) as I want all our very few and highly selected attendees to have a short getaway with me and my future hubby. Maybe, it will be our simple way of thanking them for being part of our past, present and future. I also do not intend to wear a very extravagant fit-for-princess gown as I feel I’m too old for that now. I would rather wear the simplest unornamented white dress I could ever find. And would you believe, I could settle for this as my wedding dress?
Victoria's Secret Maxi Dress

Victoria's Secret Maxi Dress

This will only cost my groom me $95. LOL.

 

So, no more fancy things for me. I just want it plain and simple. Besides, the most important part of a wedding is THE CEREMONY… God’s blessings on the union of 2 hearts with the promise of forever love.

 

Oh and guess when will I get married? On my groom’s birthday… the best birthday gift I could ever think to give my one great true love is myself… and the promise of my undying love from here til eternity. Hmp, corny!!! LOL. Actually, ang tunay na reason eh para pag wedding anniversary namin, 2-in1 na ang gift ko sa kanya. Hehehe!

25 Comments leave one →
  1. snglguy permalink
    June 4, 2009 2:51 pm

    sa huwes na lang, mas mura pa. Tapos, sa Chowking ang reception… hehehe.😀

    hahaha… ang bilis naman! nag-eedit pa ako eh! hehehe!

    kuya rudy, ayoko naman sa chowking ang reception. sa jollibee na lang, libre pa mascot! hehehe!

  2. June 4, 2009 3:40 pm

    weddings make me sad😦

    reminds me of the wedding that will never be😦

    asus, emo ang comment! di naman emo ang post ko ah! hehehe!

    • June 4, 2009 5:56 pm

      ahehehe…may naalala lang kasi ako

      hmmmm… parang gusto kong magpakwnto ah! gawin mo kayang post, rhons? hehehe!

    • June 5, 2009 2:55 am

      daan ka na lang dito Rhonadale

      OMG!!! This is one heck of a revelation, Rhons! You were about to get married pala!!! Sad naman na di natuloy kasal nyo. Naku, chikahan mo nga ako sa YM nyan.

  3. June 4, 2009 5:20 pm

    Kaya pala nakita ko mybloglog id mo dun sa blissful-weddings.com kanina habang nagda-drop ako ng entrecard. Siguro nagre-research ka ng mga suppliers. Ikakasal ka na ba?

    aba, nagawi ka na rin dito, supersawsaw! eh syempre, naghahanap ako ng article about the origins, din ako dinala ni google. hehehe! iba ang sinesearch ko noh… GROOM! may supplier ba sa ganun? hehehe!

  4. June 4, 2009 9:27 pm

    teka muna…..eh kailan talaga…at sino naman ang malapad…este mapalad aber….
    may i suggest doon na lang kayo magpakasal sa greece….yung church sa tuktok ng bundok….di ba haba ng lalakarin nyo….no…nakasakay pala ang bride sa mule…..hehehehehhe di ba romantic…
    parang sa movie na mama mia!
    romantic talaga ang place!

    hehehe… impernes blu, di naman sya malapad. hihihi!

    hmmm… i kinda like your suggestion ah! very romantic nga. kaso baka mapakanta naman ako ng Dancing Queen or Winner Takes it all (o di ba, mala-Meryl Streep at Pierce Brosnan lang!)… hehehe!

    kawawa naman guests ko, mamumrublema pa sa visa. hahaha!

  5. June 5, 2009 2:10 am

    once again, very informative post Ms winkie! *thumbs up na naman* hehe
    ako pag kinasal, kahit saan gusto ng bride ko. haha

    ay thanks for appreciating this post, mon!

    hmmm, that’s so nice of you. i hope most guys share the same thought… to give in to the every whim of their brides.

  6. June 5, 2009 8:21 am

    aysus..ate kelan ako makakarinig ng wedding bells from you?ahehe

    ayos din yung gusto mong theme…i have a friend na pajama party ang theme ng kasal..so imagine her walking down the aisle wearing lingerie… ring bearer was dressed up like cupid..at ciempwe nakapajama ako nun…

    pag ako napasama na sa plano ko ang kasal gusto ko yung groom to be ko ang magpaplano ng kasal tapos tatanungin na lang nia ako ng mga little details..ahehe

    weeeeee!!! ang kyut naman ng theme. hmn, siguro kung invited ako jan eh naka-nighties ako! hahaha!

    dati may nabasa ako, breakfast wedding. as in, kung ano attire na pantulog, direcho na sa kasalan. sa mountain top ginawa. at hulaan mo kung ano ang handa? kape at pandesal! ang kyut din di ba? hehehe!

    hmmm… di ko pa din alam kung kelan yan wedding bells na yan? san ba nakakabili nun? hehehe!

  7. sandi permalink
    June 5, 2009 12:13 pm

    akala ko may announcement na.. false alarm pala!
    kung ako tatanungin nyo.. gusto kong motiff yung parang sa Flinstone🙂

    hahaha… naku sandi, kung excited ka na to read abt my wedding announcement, i’m more excited announcing it noh?! hehehe!

    ganda ng motif mo, very primitive!!! invite mo ako ha, magcostume ako na parang wilman flintstone, hehehe!

  8. June 5, 2009 12:18 pm

    hmmm..ako nag iisip na rin ng theme about may wedding after 6yrs hehe..wooot

    hays yang kasal na yan eh isang nag palungkot din sakin pero hindi tulad ng kwento ng ating kaibigan ate winkie..

    isa sana ako sa maid of honor dis coming sunday sa kasal ng close friend ko pero dahil sa kadahilanang hindi ako nakauwi para makapag pa sukat ng gown eh hindi na ko nasama sa list hays 1st time ko pa naman mag abay huhuhuuhu…excited pa naman ako ..pero ok lang hehe makakapunta naman ako ng kasal dahil sa wakas after 48 yrs mag rd ako bukas hehe..until sunday hahahaha…moment ko na hehe..

    ate mukang malapit na rin naman ung dream mo na wedding eh hehe..

    bout jay of kamikazee fan ako nila hehe..hang kulet ng motif black..

    after 6 years??? at aba, may plano ka na talaga?! groom na lang din ang kulang, lovely! hehehe!

    ay sayang naman ang opprotunity mo na mag-abay sa kasal. pero alam mo, when i turned 25, i stop accepting invites to be part of the entourage. kasi ayokong sabihan ng “always a bride’s maid, never a bride”, hehehe!

    naku lovely, ayokong umasa. pag para sa akin eh para sa akin talaga un. ehehe!

  9. June 5, 2009 1:49 pm

    eh ikaw, kelan ka magsusuot ng trahe de boda? wahahahaha! sana imbayted ako sa kasal mo miss winkie. un eh kung ikakasal ka nga. ahehehe.

    *lumabas sa lungga para magbloghopping sa mga kawavelength. kbye!*

    sus, magsusuot lang pala eh! teka at makapag-rent nga muna sandali. hehehe! i wish i could really invite you all to my wedding… IF i get married! ahahaha!

    nga pala, tigilan mo na yung drama mong “gudbye blogworld ah! hindi bagay sayo… hahaha!

  10. June 5, 2009 3:24 pm

    hmmmm.. yung engagements these days parang sipon lang — EVERYWHERE. sana mahawahan nila tayo noh? hahaha.

    i have 2 weddings to attend to this june.

    and oh, btw, did i tell you that i’m a part time wedding coordinator? hahaha.. at sa twing nasa wedding ako lagi na lang ako napapabuntunghininga.. lalo na sa parte ng AVP presentation. nyahahah!😆

    hahaha, oo nga, sana eh mabahingan nila tayo at mahawahan. hehehe!

    ako naman, bihira na sa weddings kasi karamihan sa friends ko married na. jollibee bday party naman na pinupuntahan ko. hahaha!

    actually, nabasa ko from your posts na you do wedding coordination. ako naman ung church ceremony fave ko… walking down the aisle and “i do” part. hehehe!

  11. June 5, 2009 8:09 pm

    Weyt weyt na pa waaaah ako sa revelation ni Ate Rhona! Isa pa nga: WAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!

    Naku naku mukhang nalalapit na din ang sayo Ate Winkie, navivibes ko. Ako gusto ko sana Fairy Tale o kaya Luau, o basta hindi yung traditional, o kahit anong kaya ng budget ni hubby-to-be. Nyahhaha.

    June 12 Ate Winkie! *mwahhh

    naku madamme joycee, tama ba ang sinasabi ng bolang kristal mo? nakita mo din ba kung sino ang mapalad na mapapangasawa ko? hehehehe!

    uy nice din yang fairy tale wedding. naalala ko tuloy ung Got to Believe na movie. ang cute nung Snow White-themed wedding. hehehe!

    ay ako rin, super shocked sa revelation ni rhona! yaan mo, papakwento tayo sa june 12. hehehe!

    see yah next week!

  12. June 5, 2009 10:40 pm

    speaking of weddings, i have totally forgotten my own. lol!

    sabi ko sayo winkz eh, magpropose ka na kasi! hehehe..

    hahanapin ko yang lecheng kumag na lalakeng yan sa california..ano pa inaantay niya… 48 yrs? hehehe

    hahaha… kelan nga kasal mo, reese! i remember, the first entry i commented in your blog is about wedding gowns. di ko napigilang mgcomment nun eh! hehehe!

    ahaha! nag-iipon na ako ng pamasahe… susugurin ko na lang dun sa CA! hahaha!

    btw, ganda ng new avatar mo ah! kitang-kita ang pretty face🙂

  13. June 6, 2009 9:16 am

    napapatulo na lang bigla luha at uhog ko sa AVP ng mga weddings.. lalo na yung kay wally gonzales.. nako naman sobrang galing nun. yun kunin mo sa wedding mo ha? hahaha. photog ni claudine-raymart.. hahahaha..😆

    naku naman, AC! claudine-raymart naman ang level?! syempre di ko afford yan! hehehe! manghaharass na lang ako ng friends na magaling gumawa ng AVP, hehehe!

    • June 7, 2009 10:45 am

      malay mo makatisod ka ng DOM.. hahahah! barya lang si wally dun. haha😆

      DOM?! No thanks, I’m full! Masaya naman ako sa pagiging single! Hehehe!

  14. IKAY permalink
    June 6, 2009 2:27 pm

    haayz! sino nga ba namng babae ang hindi dream ang romantic wedding ceremony…pero sna ate winks sa kasal mo mainvite mo ako ha…hehehe!

    haaaay ikay, sana nga mainvite ko kayong lahat! super dami kaya ang friends ko at lahat sila eh nag-aabang sa kasal ko. sana i could invite them all… malamang mapupuno ko ang boracay nun! hehehe!

  15. dencios permalink
    June 6, 2009 5:23 pm

    wedding? wala ako masabi. pag wedding ang naiisip ko lang gastos LOL kidding. hi winkie🙂

    hahahaha.. lahat yata ng lalaki ganyan ang nasa isip. pero dencio, maraming paraan para makatipid sa wedding and yet maganda pa rin.

    hi rin, dencio🙂

    • dencios permalink
      June 8, 2009 1:10 pm

      pero kung ikaw lang rin e gagastos na ako. hehe

      (kinilig ako LOL)

      anu ba? bakit natawa ako?! hahaha!

  16. June 6, 2009 8:38 pm

    ms.winkie pwedeng ako ring bearer sa wedding mo?hehe

    pwedeng pwede rye! suot ka nung pang-Constantino na costume ah!

  17. Mr. Nonsense permalink
    June 7, 2009 3:21 am

    it’s not about the wedding. it’s about getting married…being in union with the one that you will spend the rest of your life with.
    on a fun note: my chihuahua was my ring bearer.

    i say AMEN to that, jesse! cute naman ng wedding mo, may chihuahua drama pa! hehehe!

    btw, welcome back to blogging. tagal mo nawala ah!🙂

  18. ELIment permalink
    June 7, 2009 8:09 am

    ako tyep ko sa resort. yon bang ang recemony dun mismo sa pool. para nakalublob din yong mga sponsors. at cyempre swimming attire! after ng ceremony, lubluban na sa tubig! weeh.

    hahaha… parang ang saya nga ng ganyang wedding eli! lahat eh naka-swimwear na!😛

  19. June 8, 2009 4:43 am

    im back hehe..
    ate natuloy ang pagiging abay ko naging proxy hehe..
    hindi umaatend ang dapat na aatend hehe..
    kwento ko na mamaya hehe

    huwaw lovely! at natuloy din pala ang pag-aabay mo. aba, di lang kwento ang gusto ko ah! dapat patingin mo din sa akin yung picture🙂

  20. June 8, 2009 7:25 am

    ahhhhh… hang sweet naman. ang saya siguro ng groom mo… enjoy life… tnx winkie!

    hmmm… of all the commenters, ikaw lang yata ang naka-sense ng sweet and romantic side ko. hehehe! your comment really made me smile🙂

  21. steve permalink
    June 26, 2009 9:53 am

    so good
    and so nice

    thanks. welcome to my site, steve! hope to see you again🙂

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