Hubby and I were married in a civil ceremony 19 years ago. It was a very simple wedding officiated by a trial court judge in our city. We have our family members as our witness. We had a simple lunch at a restaurant right after the wedding. And the rest so they say is history.
Nineteen years have passed and there are times I still dream of getting married in church while wearing an ecru gown or a dress all brides would want to wear on their wedding day. Maybe hubby would want to surprise me on our 25th wedding anniversary six years from now.
In other wedding-related matter, June is a popular month to tie the knot in the Philippines and wedding stores are making a killing selling wedding gowns and wedding favors. For those in a tight budget, Divisoria is a mecca for premade wedding gowns to personalized wedding favors. If you’re from the US, you can checkout this website for Favor Warehouse has inexpensive favors to choose from. If you need anything like photo frame, tins, key chains and other items, they have everything you need.
A wedding doesn’t have to be expensive; a would-be couple would get a lot from their budget if they know where to shop for all their wedding needs.
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Many women prefer the months of June and December as the best time of the year to settle down. Even the women in my family set their big day either in June or December (except me for I got married in August). Maybe the cold season has something to do with it and the merriment the Christmas season brings.
The fair weather is conducive for the wedding entourage to look their best. The bride and the women in the entourage don their finest gowns and long dresses. I have attended a few wedding ceremony and I really enjoyed looking at the parade of colorful gowns that match the lovely faces of the wearers.
It’s also interesting to see the style of the wedding rings the brides would wear. Have you had the same fascination for wedding rings, too? There are couples who wear a simple gold ring with their names on it. Some go for platinum wedding rings with diamond stones to complete the wedding ceremony and seal the marriage vows. It’s just mesmerizing to witness a wedding ceremony, isn’t it.
I’ve met an admirable couple from the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City six years ago. No, they were not inmates. The husband used to serve time, but he is an active preacher of a religious community now. The wife, however, used to be a social worker who assists in the rehabilitation program of inmates inside NBP. Their love blossomed beyond the prison walls. They are old now but their eyes still show how much they care for each other.
How is this related to my post about wedding outfits? Well, one of couple’s daughters marries an inmate who is serving life term. The young couple met while the young woman’s family is doing religious services inside the NBP compound every Sunday. The young man is also a preacher.
They got married in a simple ceremony officiated by the bride’s Pastor Dad sans lavish wedding preparation. If the young couple had agreed, a well-to-do relative is willing to pay for the outfit of the wedding entourage, but the couple choose to wear a simple attire that they bought from their own savings. The couple is raising their two kids.