This is a story and because it is a story told in dozens of photographs therefore it will be told in several parts to bring in all the memories of my daughter's journey to her wedding day.
As the title tells it, there is going to be a wedding in my family. My second daughter, Christine, is getting married on Tuesday.. October 12, 2010. I would like to take you on a cruise down the blog via photographs selected among many taken on the highlights of every activity, preparations, and detail as every day-week-month brought us closer each time to the big day. But understandably I will skip showing the bride's wedding dress and will reserve it for the big day -- the final part or chapter of this wedding series. As is the custom in my country, nobody gets to see the bride in her wedding dress before the big day.. not even the bridegroom. :-)
Let me first introduce you to my family.
First picture (l to r): Amy, Malen, and Christine - my three daughters.
(Their father passed in the year 2007.)
Christine and her fiance, Daniel.
Just one big family. What a blessing!
The engagement ring.
The Sacrament of Confirmation , the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangels. This sacrament is a prerequisite for marriage in the Catholic religion. Christine's sisters also got theirs seizing the opportunity presented.
A Philippine custom and tradition.. the 'Pamanhikan'. The two families come together, with the boy's family as host, to witness the boy's formal asking of the girl's hand in marriage from her parents and family. Hereafter in the midst of a sumptuous feast both families then plan the wedding. This tradition though, as is the trend in our modern times, is constantly undergoing loose translation observance and interpretation through many different ways.
The church - Santuario de San Antonio, Forbes Park, Makati. The wedding bann and the wedding permit. And too the souvenirs.
And of course, we need these people.....
The wedding planners (Rhona & Jets).. the bridal flowers (florists April and Karen Yu).. the church flowers decor (Rey Asuncion).. and food (K By Cunanan Catering).
Also we have the wedding music and songs (Manila Philharmonic Orchestra).. the pictorials (Nelwin Uy).. the video coverage (Jason Magbanua)..
and for the lights and sounds (RejectKrew Light and sounds).. too the printers (Twenty O Four, A Letterpress Printing Co.)
More in the next chapter. Coming very soon. Bye for a bit.