The day before the wedding, both our families checked-in to Bali Village Hotel where our reception was held. We didn't had the usual "pamamanhikan", so it was the only time both our families got along with each other after our announcement of our plan of getting married last June. On that same night, it was the last time I was able to sleep with my family and cried myself to sleep.
I just don't know if it is normal for the bride to become so emotional but I was like that on that day. Thanks to my make-up artist Teejay Nonato, he was able to hide my "mugtong mata" because even before I had my make-up on, tears were streaming down my face. Waterproof make-up surely did the job of preventing the smudges. (Location: bridal suite in Taal Vista).
And the time finally came, I reached Caleruega "The Transfiguration Chapel" and I needed to go down my bridal car (Mercedez Benz 1952 model by Royal Carriages)... my heart was pounding and I was telling myself a mantra, "I will not cry, I will not cry"... repeat to the nth time. The first thing I asked my coordinator, "is my groom already there?". There was so much mixed emotions when I knew he was already there waiting for me. I was so excited for him to see me because he had really no idea what I will be wearing and how will I look like in my wedding dress (Wedding gown by Nina Ricci Geffe Couture).
I heard the song "Tadhana by UpDharmaDown" being played by N-Tune band and the entourage procession started. And then, the door was closed and "One Love by Acel Bisa" started playing, as soon as the door opened, everything went silent, I can't recall hearing the music anymore. I saw my mom and dad waiting for me to reached them and I was still trying to hold my tears as they walk me down the aisle.
I saw my groom crying as we approach the altar and I couldn't hold my tears any longer when my parents handed me to my man. The ceremony was graced by Rev. Fr. Stephen Redillas and he made the ceremony even more meaningful not only for us couple but for everyone in the church.
We had our first kiss as husband and wife and the rest is history... i don't have the official photos yet, all these were just tagged pictures from my guests.