My wife and I went back home to join our family and friends in celebrating the beautiful and cinematic wedding of my brother, Leo Dominic a.k.a. Nikki or Bebek and my sister-in-law, Kristina Cassandra. I wouldn’t miss this occasion for the world because Nikki and KC allowed me to have the responsibility of being their bald, sexy and drop dead cute ring bearer and I was accompanied, of course, by my wife, the loveliest flower girl I’ve seen in the entire planet. It was a cool and unique experience because I haven’t been a ring bearer before (always a bible or coin bearer) and I can personally say that I did a great job protecting the wedding rings, which symbolise devotion and agreement between two loving individuals and an emblem that will remind Nikki and KC that their marital life will be blessed continuously by God each waking day.
The ceremony was held at St. John the Evangelist Metropolitan Cathedral on the 8th of March 2020 at 12:30 in the afternoon followed by a grand reception at the Moraville the Garden in Palestina, Pili. Similar to other weddings, the church was adorned with beautiful flowers, family and friends wore pretty dresses and the gentlemen had fine suits and rustic suspenders. Buckets of happy tears spilled all over the place especially when the bride slowly marched and sang her way to the altar. You can ask the groom about his intense emotions later. *LOL* Honestly, I understand what he was going through. Having been married for nearly 5 years, I can still recall the challenges my wife and I faced before the wedding. The endless details, arguments and decisions we had to go through in preparing for that big production. It was challenging but very fulfilling. No wonder my brother cried passionately because he poured his heart and soul to this event. It is indeed a new chapter in their lives… in all our lives as well. I am happy I get to witness their wedding and see everyone joyous and supportive of their holy union. They deserve it because they are both good, loving and kind people. They are my family. Like my loving wife, they are also the happy souls of my life.
Photos: EG Largoza
The reception was amazingly fun. My wife and I fed the couple something sweet and allowed them to drink a sip of wine before entering the venue. There were games, traditional wedding activities and the food was delicious. Of course, I have to mention the cake by Sweet Republiq. It was a 3 layered cake with different flavours embellished with icing, flowers and fruits. Also, I love the part when Nikki and KC had their first dance as a couple… I didn’t expect the bubbles! It came from the ceiling… showering them magically on the dance floor. I haven’t seen it before so it was spectacular for me.
I didn’t have the chance to speak on their wedding but If I had to, I will tell them that I agree with my mother’s message.
Mama said,”Marriage is not a bed of roses.”
To Nikki and KC: You wont exactly be comfortable lying on a bed of roses, will you? Right now, both of you are emotionally high like you can’t contain the happiness within yourselves. You will find out later that loving someone is more than just a feeling and both of you should work hard and be committed in nourishing the relationship. Trials and tribulations will come along the way for sure. Be guided that in our case, happy soul and I’s marriage is constantly being tested – we’ve been in a long distance relationship, financial problems and now, fertility issues. No matter what happens, communicate properly and be sensitive to the needs of your spouse. Although an advice can be solicited from others, any concerns within your marriage should only be dealt with by only the two of you. Put simply, everyday, fix the bed… Together.
In addition, Dulce, your friend, was right. Put God in the centre of your marriage. He is the source of Love and Trust, which are the basic foundation of a good and lasting relationship.
Ephesians 5:28 “In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated their own body, just as Christ does the church – for we are members of His body.”