Choosing Anthony Co Wedding Photography

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The Wedding Photographer is one of the crucial suppliers in wedding planning since he/she would best capture a very special day – the beginning of our life as husband and wife. So to whom would you assign the task of … Continue reading

Upward Spiral: On Letting Go and Moving Ahead

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In a nutshell, Jason and I met during an unfortunate circumstance. But with God, there are no coincidences in life. It took me quite some time to let go of something good to accept something better, and even the best. … Continue reading

Save the Date Video Planning

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All love stories are the best in their own and special way. And for me doing the Save the Date (STD) Video project was a venue to relate our story – how it all began and how it blossomed to … Continue reading

Musings on the last night of single hood

And now it’s come to this. After months of preparation and planning it still feels surreal that tonight is going to be the last night I’ll be living a life that used to be just about me – my time, my needs, my wants, my dreams. In its very essence, single hood. Tomorrow it will be him and me and the coming days it will be more about him and less and less of me. Or maybe more about we. (So God please help me…become the best wife I could be.)

After all the wedding drama and the boo-hoos, at the end of the day what really matters is the choice we make, and the best choice we could make for each other. I know I could get a little overboard and become over the top bridezilla, but when tomorrow is gone, and all these are done, it’s just going to be him and me. Together for the rest of our lives in the best and worst times. In good weather and under the scorching heat with our occasional tempers.

All of these God thank you. I never even thought I would be getting married, but here I am and here we are with God as the painter, the writer, the author, the creator, – bringing us two broken people back together, over and over, to strengthen and bring out the best from each other.

Now I understand why even the worst day can sometimes be the best day as long as you are in the company of the one you love. I couldn’t imagine myself being with someone else.

Today, as it strikes 12 midnight, is going to be the best day – I’m going to be the wife of the love of my life. 🙂

1 Cor 13:7-8 (Love) always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

Anniversary 4 years ago :)

Anniversary 4 years ago 🙂

The worst case scenario syndrome

The pros and cons. The best and the worst thing that could happen. We always live by these thoughts every single day when we make a decision. Especially major ones.

Best effort I’ve done all I could, but worst case scenario, this is the solution I will do. Jason would often tell me if you don’t plan, you plan to fail, but of course there are situations that really can’t be avoided, so what will happen when those dreadful circumstances happen? What is the plan of attack?

Most marriages today would end up in divorce since the idea is we can get married, and if it doesn’t work out, we can just get a divorce. Of course you don’t have to consciously think that way and you don’t plan that your marriage would fail, but at the back of your head you know that it is an option.

I admit that before and subconsciously I would have this bad case of “worst case scenario” syndrome. If a relationship doesn’t work out, worst case scenario, I could just pack up my bags and leave. Some people have done it and they’ve walked out on it easily, why couldn’t I, right? Well wrong.

During the wedding preparations subconsciously I would think of the worst thing that could happen if our wedding didn’t push through. If an argument arises between Jason and I, I would have bouts of doubts and entertain the thoughts of just walking out and turning my back on all these hullabaloo.

However in marriage it doesn’t work that way.

Once married, you’re married in God’s eyes forever. That’s why it’s a big deal. It’s not something you do when you’ve fallen passionately and deeply in love. It’s not just the joys, but the pain, the health and even the sickness. This is the promise you made to your partner, this is the covenant you made with God.

Though we’ve heard this from pre-marital counselling in CCF a year ago, Jason would often remind me that divorce or annulment is never an option. As I’ve come to know God more and more, I learned to never even entertain this thought or this inkling of doubt, because this will become a foothold of the enemy, the devil.

Marriage is forever. What God has joined together, no one can separate. Mark 10:9

No matter how complex, how difficult, how doubtful, how crazy it’s going to get. work it out. There is no worst case scenario. PERIOD.

Marriage can only work if God is there. If we turn to God in times of happiness and in despair. Because God completes the divine triangle – He heals all wounds, He teaches us to reconcile, to obey, to forgive, to be merciful, to do the unimaginable, to temper our words, to curb our evil thoughts.

My papi Ceferino once told me, even in marriage the doubts do not stop. Sometimes you would want a way out. Given that these concerns are normal what then do you do? to turn your back on the opportunity to love greatly and not be troubled by these doubts. Or let love overcome all these doubts and fears?

It may be difficult but by God’s grace, He has impressed on me to step up and be courageous, for He will be with me.

1 John 4: 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

It may be tough, and scary, but I know God who has brought us together will keep us, in sickness or health, in happiness and in sorrow, all these, forever.

Freak Out, Faith Out

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Freaked out! That’s how and what I am. With only a month and a few days left, I can’t believe how many wedding related problems are starting to surface. There’s this invitation boo-boo (which I’m totally responsible for), a change … Continue reading

No holds barred – Family Planning Seminar

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If you thought that reproductive health class or biology was boring back in grade school,  you won’t see it that way until you hear it from the straightforward speakers in Marikina Health Center. I felt like a kid (that I … Continue reading

Hassle free Marriage license application in Marikina City

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Good thing Jason lives in Marikina where everything is fast, efficient, clean, not to mention orderly, plus they have free coffee too. 🙂 Marriage license application in the Philippines needs to be applied in either the bride / groom’s city … Continue reading

The Wedding Reception hunt

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Hotel, Events Place or destination? After the proposal last July 2012, finding a reception venue is probably 2nd of the major decisions Jason and I had to do for the Wedding. I asked around and researched among friends on what … Continue reading

The wife-to-be project: Sardines pasta cooking

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Jason, I know you love me but I love you more to have you eating burned or canned food from the moment we’ll be together until probably forever!  So while Jason was away, I vowed to learn how to cook … Continue reading