Last May 26th, we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary and I can’t help but reminisce about the day we hied off to Balai, Anilao for the two-day wedding affair. Unlike most Filipino weddings, ours was extremely simple. We actually attended our own wedding without knowing what was going to happen because our family and friends planned everything themselves! The entire day was a series of wonderful surprises.
I arrived in a boat and was welcomed by a brother who at that time, was already living in the States. He was hiding in one of the cottages and only appeared when I arrived. I was speechless.
I also didn’t know that my whole family was going to march with me. Jake and I really thought it would be just a short, uneventful ceremony. But my family and friends obviously had other plans.
And so we made our vows. While Jake and I are both Catholic, we decided to get married in a civil ceremony first. This beach wedding was just a reenactment of the civil wedding.
The judge who officiated the ceremony is the father of our good friend Nubbin.
Others blew bubbles while Jake and I posed pictures with the rest of the guests.
And then there was the surprise entertainment! My friends pitted my family against Jake’s.
Jake’s family showed their hidden talent. Mine showed guts and a lot of laughs <3
The finale was provided by our good friends, our hosts, and wedding organizers in one.
It was the best wedding we ever attended <3 We’re so glad it was ours.