Silver bells

"Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side."
- Zig Ziglar

Somehow I've always loved the idea of starting forever with that one person you've chosen to spend the rest of your life with, and that's why I love weddings. I love how this special day unites two different people who have decided to face life together, and how it all becomes a big celebration of life and love.

The wedding is just the beginning of it all, though. As we know, it's not really the wedding you have to be concerned about. It's the marriage.

Yesterday I attended a wedding to mark a couple's silver anniversary, and what made it remarkable is that they didn't even know the celebration was for them; they thought they were attending a wedding as sponsors, little did they know they were coming to their own wedding. I commend my carpool-mate Ralph's efforts in making sure everything comes as a big surprise to his parents.


They got married in the same church - San Jose de Navotas Parish - 25 years ago, and Ralph made sure to replicate everything from the reception venue, to getting his parents' entourage then to be part of this entourage again! As expected, there were tears. A lot of it. But they were happy tears. :)


The reception was held in Mary Jay, where Ralph presented a slideshow of photos from their wedding before. I wish we were able to preserve our photos from way back just in case I get inspired by this idea and do the same ha ha, but everything was burned to ashes because of a big fire in our neighborhood back in 2001.

Ralph's former officemates Lanie and MJ
Me with my carpool-mate Chum, also Ralph's former officemate
Us with the star of the hour ;D
Congratulations Ralph and siblings for pulling it off! I could only imagine how you're going to propose to your girlfriend heehee. Thank you so much for inviting me even when we only got to talking just a couple of weeks ago after our service van to work got impounded, but that's another story for another day.


And of course, congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Dominguez! You have raised three beautiful children, and I guess apart from the love, respect, and mutual admiration you've shared all these years, having been able to give life is the greatest thing from this marriage. Cheers to more years and making more memories!

By the way, if anyone's interested, here is what I wore. :)


Eyelet tube dress - 168 | White cotton cardigan - thrifted | Purse - thrifted
Corset belt - YRYS | Necklace - SM Accessories | Shoes - Ferretti

Hmm. I wonder if I'll ever get married. Dear Universe, please get on it. Kthnxbai.

3 comments

Rick said...

The universe already has it all planned out for you.  :)

Carrie said...

Beautiful photos! I love the fact of tying the knot too! You just never know what to expect from marriages now a days though. Most people don't stay married for 6 months! It's ridiculous! I think a husband and wife or wife and wife or even husband and husband should stick to the rule of "no divorce". No matter what happens in their life, they should be able to work everything out.

♥Carrie
http://ilovebeingonline.com

Rapdominguez said...

thanks Krissy!