Because once upon a time…
Although her wedding didn’t take place in a church – yet, she is as happy as any bride could ever be. The little girl got married in a place where she never thought of – abroad, in the Philippine Embassy.
The girl’s first wedding (and trust me, on her second wedding she’d still be marrying the same man, or re-marrying for that matter) was a CIVIL wedding.
I couldn’t be any more thrilled to tell you that the little girl was me (uh duuuh).
It was something that we have been planning for months, but were never really sure of. Andrew thought the date 10-10-10 would rock and I totally agreed, but then God has His ways, and His ways meant us getting married 7 months earlier : the 13th of March.
I thought it was awesome that I was pulling off a Carrie Bradshaw unintentionally. Getting hitched in “City Hall”, in a “Dress by Nobody” (I got my wedding gown in a thrift store and it was brandless), which was perfect because it was very vintage. It was simple, and lacey, just the way I wanted it.
I didn’t even know how to do my make-up so I went with my ordinary college day look (pastels and turquoise on my eyes, please) and the trusty Pink Nouveau layered with nude lip gloss my Sister got me from Japan. I accessorized with Crystal Stud Earrings (which I only got for like PHP 400.00 from Forever21), and I wore a Feather headpiece with Pearl details (which was also from Forever21).
Seeing wedding scenes from a lot of movies, you would think that butterflies in your stomach was all that there really was to it during ceremonies, but actually I don’t think anyone could be prepared enough for whatever emotion would come rushing down on you as the judge/priest reads you the oath to marriage. No matter how sure you are about the choice you’ve made and are making, it’s still somewhat nerve-wracking. No matter how many times you’ve seen it in your head since you were 5, or from the moment your man got down on one knee, its still going to be as surreal as it gets. And the best part is, it’s not just butterflies, it’s the perfect mix of all these emotions, its almost like eating your favorite flavored froyo.
I was on a cab ride on my way home the other day when I daydreamed about the future I have with Drew, fulfilling our dream since college to travel the world together. I’ve seen it countless of times, in my head, in my dreams… laying on the white sands of Amanpulo/Maldives, walking the sodden streets of Paris, taking tons of photos, having the time of our lives, but its just so much different now that we’re married. Its so much better (understatement).
Wow. We’re married. We really are married.
As much as we want to have children now, we agreed to stick with just having each other for a few years until we’re financially, emotionally and mentally prepared for our awesome offspring (they will be awesome, I just know it. Lol)
Our wedding was on the same date of our flight back to the Philippines, but sadly Drew couldn’t come with because of work , so I just can’t wait to come home to him and wake up next to him again.
I’m thrilled for our forever, but at the same time I’m scared, wondering what more trials we’d have to face as husband and wife – but isn’t that just the beauty of marriage?
Wow, its been two weeks since the ceremony but I still couldn’t believe it. I’m a Missus! I’m Andrew’s missus.
Photos by Aevan Caro. Captions to follow. View the album here!
P.S. And to clarify this, not that I'm defensive or anything, but I am not pregnant (because I'm assuming that you're assuming what I think you're assuming) - although some photos look like I've got the baby bump, I am not with-child (I just had too much breakfast). If I were, I wouldn't be keeping it a secret. Kthxbai.