Life lately… work, K-drama, sleep (skip this sometimes), work, K-drama again. (pfftt!)
Not that I’ve been very busy, I was just hooked up with K-drama lately that sometimes I found myself too lazy to write. Every time I typed a word, I looked at my phone and tadaa.. “just one episode” and then I realized I already had four of it. (facepalm) Which means… no more time for blogging. 😦
Anyway, I’m on a RECOVERY mode now. I’m REHABILITATING myself. I’ll have my life again soon. (fingerscrossed)
So, what do we have here???
It’s this corner’s BIRTHDAY!!
Thank you for all the never ending support despite the long hiatus. I’ll be back on track soon, just working on this K-Drama habit.
It’s 2 years and we hope to see you next year, too. 😀
“Destiny brought us together. Now, our love will seal our bond forever.”
Last June 16 – exactly two weeks ago, Ace and I decided to start a new journey together.
We had our civil wedding ceremony held at Mandaue City Hall in the Mayor’s office. We were not able to have our wedding in the church because we ran out of time to comply all the requirements. (Obviously, church wedding takes time.) We were told to postpone it, which we thought a bad sign (that’s what we believe). So, we agreed… no matter what happens, we would be wed on the said date. Hence, the civil ceremony.
We were both surprised as to how fast the ceremony was. Just imagine, it did not take more than 4 minutes. Whoah! (Well, not one of us had attended a civil wedding before.)
Actually, it was similar to the church ceremony minus the Holy Mass or religious service. There was no bible, no veils, no cord, no candles. All we have was the arrhae and the wedding rings.
Here’s Ace putting on the ring for me.
After putting on the ring and giving the arrhae, the solemnizing officer who was the city mayor by the way, gave his message and final blessing to us. And tada…! It’s done.
So here we’re signing our marriage contract and pledge to love each other in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer and ’til death do us part.
And then, photo with the city mayor.
If I was not mistaken, I think we stayed in the Mayor’s office for only 15 minutes. And off we went to the restaurant for lunch.
We didn’t have a big and luxurious reception since aside from the three witnesses, we only had our family and few close friends with us. We just had lunch with them at the newly opened Neo-Neo’s Grill Restaurant. We chose it because not only they serve Filipino food, they have this rustic theme and private room for occasions like this.
Guess, we were all hungry. Look!
After lunch, Ace and I had a karaoke party treat from his friends. After all of those, the two of us went to church.
Forever is a long time, but we wouldn’t mind spending it side by side. ❤
This wedding was not the fairy tale one which I dreamed when I was younger. There was no beautiful gown, no red isle, no flowers around… but on the day when I said ‘I do’, was one of the happiest and fulfilling day of my life. I couldn’t be more happier. Because I am certain that I’d be happy for the rest of my life with him.
P.S… This post goes to my family and friends who were very supportive to us. Special credits to Abby and Louise who did my hair, and to Kim for my beautiful dress. You guys are super!
P.P.S I would not end this post without showing you guys our DIY invitation card and tokens. Ace and I made it ourselves. 🙂
See you on our church wedding… (not too long…) :* Keep safe!
Hello everyone!!! Care to drop by some words on my page today? 😀
Time flies so fast, and here is my little corner celebrating its first year on the web!!! Yey!
It’s been a great and wonderful year for Side by Side. And that is all because of your support. From the bottom of my heart, I would like to THANK YOU, everyone for continuously following my blog. Thank you for those thumbs up and comments. Seeing them on my feed keeps the fire burning.
I hope to spend more years with you! Let’s keep the flurry on.
Again, from the Philippines…..THANK YOU for spending time with Side by Side!!!
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” ~John 3:16
I am joining the Christian nation in remembering how great is God’s love to us.
It has been my family’s tradition to visit places of meditation during these days. I am unable to visit today because I’m working, but I’ll be going tomorrow. Since it’s a throwback Thursday on my blog today, I’m going to share to everyone the places we’ve visited last year.
Excuse me for the quality of the photos. 🙂
It’s a long weekend here in Philippines. I’m going home early in the morning tomorrow and I couldn’t be more excited.
I hope you like this throwback post. And hopefully, I can share fresh photos when I come back. I’ll see you on Monday, good people.