“When a developer and a qa unites there will never be a null moment but infinite loop of happiness”
It was the 18th of October 2015, when I and Jap finally tied the knot after our 12 long years of relationship.
The night before the wedding :
I already checked in at The Avenue Square, the night before our big day. It was also a blessing in disguise, we have been upgraded. The owner of The avenue square,picked us to upgrade our room which will then be used for the makeup and preparations of the entourage which is exclusive only for female since the males will be on the other room that we also reserved. I also had some few last errands. I meet up our dessert supplier ms helen, where she and her daughter bought the sweet goodies and I paid her the remaining of our payments.I also meet up with Harold, the person incharge for the reception venue. He toured us around the venue, and he even told me that I should be resting for tomorrow’s event. I said to him, that for now I am full time wedding coordinator and tomorrow I will be full time bride. They responded by laughing. After checking the venue, I went back to our room and had visitors, those few last hours that I am still single, and there were there for me and of course our pizza party. They were my former officemates in hypercom and nga. Also most of my family members visited me and eventually they left around 10 pm.
By the way, my wedding gown was also delivered and when I saw it, I was in awe at it. Then I touched it, and I was like, Lord this is it! And my sister together with my nephew and niece,slept there.
October 18 2015:
At around 4am, I woke up and had my bubble bath. During this time, I silently prayed and thank the Lord for this day, for it is this day that His promises will be fulfilled. At around 7am , I heard a doorbell in our hotel room, first group of people to arrive, the videographers and photographers. I know it’s kinda early, for a 3pm wedding, but I want everything to be in order. So our call time for all suppliers was 7am which is also the time schedule for the rest of entourage.
We also had prepared breakfast for the rest of people who will be in the hotel. So as soon as andreu my hmua arrived together with aa our very energetic hairstylist,they started prepping me for the photoshoot before going to the church. Then Ronald, the head team of the videographer and photographer, gave me the coffee table book. It was really pretty, and it was emz who took our photo. Then I saw my wedding coordinator which is alden together with is team, helping and keeping things organized. Then I saw Chucky and his team for the hair and makeup of the rest of our entourage. So I my bridesmaid,flower girls, secondary sponsors,primary sponsors,and my mom and jap’s mom getting their make up and hair done. All these time I am having my makeup, I was silently praying for the weather to be better, since I can see from the window that it’s raining and the wind is really bad. I was highly encouraged by AA’s word when he told me, don’t worry about it, it’s going to be ok. At those times, those are the words i’ll be needing to boost my confidence. After so many photos and video’s, emmylou, the assistant that alden assigned to me, helped me to get dressed on my overwhelmingly pretty wedding gown. Then jaiden, our ring bearer bring the gift for me from my hubby, it was a pandora charm, “key to my heart”. It was really cute. I also gave him a gift, I got it here in doha, he loves rayban shades.
At around 2pm, I went outside of the preparation room and went down to the hotel lobby, I saw phoebe, glad and calai, my bridesmaid. I asked them if they are waiting for their transport going to the st jude church, they told me they are. So I told emmylou to inform alden that there were still three bridesmaid left in the hotel lobby. Before we left, I asked phoebe, to pray for me, that prayer boosts my faith in Him more because I know when two or more pray together, He will be with us and whatever we asked in prayer, we know that we had received it.
So as soon as the bridal car, arrived. There’s this one thing in my mind, how will I get inside of it. But I did it with the help of my assistant emylou. By the way I didn’t had a chance to see my groom jap, since it was a tradition that the bride and groom should never see each other before the wedding. Well, i find it odd, what if he got lost, haha! Anyway as soon as my bridal car arrived at the st jude church, i saw everyone from the car that they are preparing for the entrance.
I silently pray this:
Lord, this is it! I thank you for blessing me this gift of marriage. I thank you in advance for the weather and for everything that is about to happen, I surrender and lift them up to you. I pray for both of us that this will be the start of our journey to infinity as husband and wife.Please guide me as I walk on the stairs since this is my first time using a high-heeled shoes. To you God belongs all the glory and praises. Amen
As soon as get out of the car, my 7 groomsmen hid me in the umbrella, a very clever brilliant idea to hide me from jap which adds excitement to Jap. It was brilliant idea from our wedding coordinator, because before hand we bought the umbrella just incase the weather went bad. So when they remove the umbrella, that was the signal I have to walk in the stairs, and I can feel that very moment that the sun is shining brightly. As I walk the stairs, I was smiling but praising God for this testimony of His goodness. The weather was awesome. As soon as I got to the place where my parents, is they both hand me over to Jap along side with his parents. We then walk together for our marriage to start. By the way I heard the music was awesome since the church is small, and the musicians headed by sir loy was awesome as they play the music, I got goosebumps, which signals that a music is really awesome. So to cut the story short, we got wed and held our reception in avenue square which was hosted by Suzette Ubalde, and she totally made the party awesome. The church and reception venue’s designed and arrange by Raymond Palomares, Jap’s cousin and now my cousin too, it was magnificently awesome,from the bouquet to the flower arrangement.
To summarize everything here’s our Same Day Edit which was provided by Ronald Rebutica Videography :
We, jap and ally thank the Lord above for providing this day and celebrating this day with our friends and loved ones. We also thank our suppliers for all your efforts in making this possible.
To God be the Glory!