Today, we witnessed the wedding of my brother, Jeo and his fiance, Mau.
It was officiated by Mayor Domingo at Malolos, Bulacan. The ceremony was in pure Tagalog, but here's the gist (in Taglish hehe)
When you get married, you open a new chapter of your life. Marriage is done with consent from both parties, hindi sapilitan. Gawin mong mabuti ang marriage nyo, sa bayan at sa mata ng Diyos. Pag ang asawa mo ay kinamumuhian ng lahat, anjan ka para i-pagtanggol sha. Nanjan ka for support. Sa mag asawa, kung kinakailangang mag tiis, araw araw, habang buhay, gagawin mo.
Very strong words, but its all true. And, I can relate hehe. Nothing can prepare you for married life. There are new challenges everyday. You and your partner must really be committed to make the marriage work. Other important ingredients are trust, respect and open communication. Prayers help a lot, too!
After the Mayor's message, they exchanged rings. And that's it! They are now husband & wife! :)
Reception immediately followed at The Legend Hong Kong Seafood Restaurant. The food was good! :)
Of course if its a wedding, there must be a cake. So my mom and I went to Goldilocks, which was conveniently located beside the resto. We got the biggest choco-mocha cake and two toppers - one Minnie and one Mickey. We used our artistic skills to decorate the cake with the candy flowers and placed the toppers in the middle. :)
Congratulations Jeo and Best Wishes Mau! May you stay happy together, forever! :)