Posts Tagged ‘wedding anniversary’

The “I dos” of Marriage – wedding of a lifetime

December 18th, 2010

Today, I witness how the young and lovely bride say her “I dos” not just in front of the many witnesses and to her groom but most specially in front of the Lord. It is a music to my ear when she sweetly utter the “Yes, I do” during the early part of marriage rite.

For me, this is the part where the bride needs to be 100% aware and sincere of her answer and this is the beginning of a new stepping stone of married life. A wedding of a lifetime does not only mean expensive gown, cakes, entourage, flowers, foods and venue, but the real essence for it to be a lifetime wedding is the sincerity of the couple in answering their “I do” in front of their family, friends and to the Lord.

The priest who represents God will ask the couple to join their right hand and express their intention before God and His church, the church stands for the people who witness the occasion. I remember the important questions are as follows which should be clearly answered “Yes, I do.” by the bride and groom themselves:

  • Bride, do you take your groom here present, for your lawful husband according to the rite of our holy Mother, the Church?
  • Do you give yourself to him as his wife?
  • Do you accept him as your lawful husband?
  • Groom, do you take your bride here present, for your lawful wife according to the rite of our holy Mother, the Church?
  • Do you give yourself to her as her husband?
  • Do you accept her as your lawful wife?

My cousin who is the groom is a very lucky man to have finally get the “I do” of a very lovely and young lady who now become his wife. As the one who bind them with the cord of married life, I wish them all the best of being together as a couple and soon raise  beautiful kids and be happy family with God at the center of their relationship.

This wedding is the featured occasion.

Leather Wedding – 3rd Anniversary

August 4th, 2010

our church wedding

One of my favorite occasions is an “Anniversary”, may it be my parents’ anniversary, friendship anniversary, and birthdays can also be an anniversary though in a special way. Well… it makes me feel good when I’m being thoughtful especially to an occasion that involves loved ones. The best anniversary occasion is of course my own wedding anniversary. In general a wedding anniversary is shared intimately and quietly between the couple in a special, private and romantic settings. And how we celebrate this occasion? Here’s my simple sharing… :)

Hubby and I celebrates our 3rd wedding anniversary which is traditionally known to be a “leather” wedding, it’s symbolic in a way that it represents the durability of your marriage. Though we did not exchange gifts together like leather belt, leather bag, leather wallet, etc… I believe that being together on this occasion and accompanied with our only little girl is already a durable representation for me.

Let me share some highlights of how we celebrate the occasion.

ucc coffee cafe terrace

cyma restaurant - greek cuisine

For our lunch date, we decided to pick a class A restaurant where we are both first time. We went to Cyma restaurant then in Ayala and relished the Greece cuisine, it’s definitely a good dining experience for me, loved their food and the salads… my hubby loved the prawns.

Dinner should be more special, so after a quick strolling and shopping, I reminded myself to pick up our little girl at home in order to join us for dinner and hear the 6:00 pm holy mass at the same church where we exchanged vows. The mass is the most important activity for me, because it is one special way to thank the Almighty that we reached this special occasion. After the Holy Mass, we had dinner, which we also wanted to pick up a new dining place and it’s him who personally choose “UCC Café”. Though it’s not really our first time, because we had dine at their Makati branch when we were still engaged, but it’s our first time in Cebu since the cafe opened.

It is simple and spontaneous, that is how we celebrate our 3rd year! After all, whether it’s our 3rd time or 50th year, it is important to celebrate wedding anniversaries together in a special and memorable way we can afford.

The Wedding Anniversary

June 13th, 2009

cakeMy parents wedding anniversary falls on a Saturday and I failed to carry on my surprise treat for them to go to a vacation rest house where I rented for 2 days somewhere in the south province. And as the eldest and usually the event planner in the family, I need to organize another treat that will make the occasion memorable and special to them. I treat the whole family in one of the best seafood restaurant in town, The Port Seafoods in Waterfront Hotel. It was such a heavy dinner and everybody enjoys the eat-all-you-can meal!

It’s another occasion worth to cherish and it makes me happy seeing the 2 special people in my life still loving each other upto their 28th year in marriage and of course up to the remaining many years to come. I am proud of them, for even how hardships they encountered in making all of us grow to where we are now, they continue to nurture their relationship and preserve their marriage. I look up to them wishing that my marriage will reach that far too. I believe it will because having a good and happy family is one of the best foundation.

Happy 28th Wedding Anniversary My, Pa… 😉