From a regular
viewpoint, it was a regular wedding similar to the millions of weddings held at
that exact time all over the world. Except that all invited guests was required
to wear white, which we all did but for one who wore a blood crimson red dress,
and a wedding where there were more photographers than guests.
was nothing earth-shaking about their wedding alright but 99.9 percent of all
wedding videos will show you the tender romantic moments as two lovers
exchanged vows and share their most memorable moment , editing out the less
pleasant moments that are always a part of the any event.
are the “scenes behind the scenes.”
waiting for the bride, somebody was furiously writing stories on a laptop
outside the chapel (yeah that’s what you get when you have reporters in your
entourage) to beat her deadline. The rest of the entourage was busy fanning
themselves to cool a bit.
the chapel the A/C stubbornly refused to turn on.
the wedding began with the sponsors and entourage marching on. Khalil the ring
bearer literally bounced and hopped on his way, passing the bible bearer on his
way. Nhorleen the bride started marching/stumbling toward the chapel, and it
was a real struggle for her to avoid stepping on her gown too many times.
exchange of vows, the officiating pastor forgot Nhorleen’s surname. Nhorleen
forgot her vows and had to ask the pastor to repeat it. Khalil refused to let go
of the rings and his mom Loida and tita Rose had to wrestle the pillow from
him. You should look at his face when the rings were taken from him.
rings. Mike had a hard time slipping it on Nhorleen’s finger. When it was
Nhorleen’s turn, the ring won’t fit Mike’s finger. She struggled and finally
the ring slipped, and got stuck. All through the ceremony the kids were
shouting and chasing each other around the small chapel. One of the flower
girls started pulling on the curtains until an older girl stopped her. Sally
was busy scrolling through her iPad.
At the reception
the kids continued chasing and shouting, rolling on the floor like it was one
huge playground with angels (us all clothed in white) around. When it was Mike’s
turn to toss the garter, there was no available single guy so Hapi the Emcee
had to “bribe” the small kids that whoever catches the garter will get a prize.
all it was such a glorious funny wedding where everyone felt so relaxed and carefree,
just like one big regular party of close friends, and the most funny wedding I've attended so far.
waited 15 months to post this in the hopes that I’d be giving this as a gift for
their first-born child, but 15 months and still no news of them shopping for
cribs and strollers. Ok maybe next month?