Just so we're clear, I'm not married nor did I get married recently. However, we went to a family friend's wedding in Intramuros, Manila on Friday. I had to skip work for half the day to get ready. It took place in Baluarte de San Diego, which was this amazing garden venue by the historic Intramuros walls. Love was definitely in the air and all of the guests could not be any happier for the couple. So to Jazzmin and Jason, congratulations and best wishes! Make lots of beautiful memories and babies together! :)

Anyway, here are a few snapshots of what went down that night. Please pardon the poor quality of the photos, I only had my phone and trusty old digital camera with me then. :)

Perhaps I must give you a short kwento about the two. They have been friends for the longest time. It was in high school when they started dating, and despite 11 years of ups and downs, they managed to stick it out until the end and look where it got us! It's true what they say: "Sa hinaba-haba ng prusisyon, sa simbahan din ang tuloy."

I'd like to believe that a love like theirs is rare. Having someone to love and someone to love you back is difficult enough, but surviving of 11 years through all the odds, now that's something special.

The cutest cake topper ever!
Welcome to wonderland!

OMG the long queue to the free frappe counter! Thanks, Starbucks! 

The stunning bride. :)
All we need is love!
Then came the night's most moving moment, when they were thanking their respective parents

Mr. and Mrs. Salazar! :)
 And now, moving on to the reception proper:

Hello, BB cream and your reflective properties! :))
Mom and Friends.

The couple share their first dance as husband and wife.
Photo op!

Mom giving the couple pabaon.

As we bid farewell to the festivities.

And it goes without saying, that I will share what I wore to the event:

Dress: Vintage
Belt: Vintage
Fascinator Headband: SM Department Store
Heels: Parisian Shoes and Bags
Bangle: Gift from Mom

Weddings always inspire me and restore my faith in love and the goodness of the universe. It's a reminder that there is hope for all of us, that somewhere, somehow, there's someone out there for us. God has handpicked that very person to make all of our pain, our heartbreak, our disappointments in previous relationships, worth the tears. At the end of the day, we will be led to the one we're meant to spend eternity with.

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