2016 was filled with extreme highs and lows, with health challenges in the family. Fortunately, the blessings were more abundant. Part of what we’re grateful for, as husband and wife, were the opportunities to capture family and friends’ life-changing moments. The past year of doing so made us know each other further - both the good and not so good. Experiencing how we were, when under pressure or on a high after accomplishing an event, made us love and bring out the best in each other further. And a very memorable testament to this was during Paul and Chen’s wedding, on December 18, 2016.
Chen and Paul: Once again, huge, huge thanks for making us part of your beautiful celebration and heartfelt union. From a relatively new couple, here’s sharing some of our life’s learnings:
· As Pastor Rodel said during the ceremony, love endures all things. There will be times when the other is not loveable at all, but endure during these times. You’ll be reminded of the reasons why you chose to love and be with this person.
· This next one is inspired by Paul and Tristan’s conversation, after the ceremony. Paul said, “8 sentences yung sinulat ko for my vow. Pero yun lang nasabi ko.” Sometimes, things don’t happen the way we envisioned it. But it’s ok. Life is not perfect. And so are we. What matters is that you’re together, in life’s highs or lows.
· May this life-changing moment be a good excuse for you to start having lots of photos (and selfies?) together. Haha! (For those who need to know why I said this, go here. Kudos again to Niq and team!) . It’s good to look back and reminisce documented memories, most especially when the time comes that you’ll have a child.
Here’s sharing the photo highlights. For more "feels," please view the slide show video in HD and listen with audio.
P.S. Thanks mucho as well to newly found-friends:
Fellow photographer Tristan of Point Sixty Three: 'til the next photo shoot!
The Film Hat: awesome and beautiful SDE video, Niq and team!
Hoot Designs : we looove the romantic-wild-garden-styling of the place! Please expect a possible Client. We just referred you!
KeyStrings Music: Beautiful and moving music
Queensland Catering Services: Yummy food!
Stohnenky Pro Sounds and Lights ("bright lights, clear music"): the lights greatly helped in the garden feels of the place
Lamariee Bridal Couture Kebaya: The bride's gown suits Chen's personality well!
Bergamo: The groom looked dapper with your suit!
Nor Anonuevo and team of the The Forest Barn: it was a pleasure meeting you! Hope we cross paths again!
Abagatan ti Manila: We'll definitely go back, even if it's for a personal trip.