The Time of Our Lives : Glen Weds Wee

Weddings are such memorable events, don’t you think? They bring together not just family, relatives, and friends, but most of all two hearts that are intertwined with each other in holy matrimony. Today, another member of my family tied the knot. The oldest of two brothers, my Kuya has finally found a wife. You’ll probably be wowed by how long he and Atsi Wee have been steady. 

Nine years. Yes, you read that right.

 A lot of young couples nowadays couldn’t even wait for marriage that sometimes their impulsiveness leads to grave consequences and ultimately, regrets. I never saw that in Kuya and Atsi Wee’s relationship. Instead, they both waited and prayed for each other, putting God’s timing and guidance first. And now this happened! What a wondrous feeling it is to finally end all the waiting. I am so happy for the both of them and I wish and hope and pray that the Lord will be the source of their strength as they face another chapter of their lives.

Here are some of my outtakes taken from today’s event. I’ll be filling you in all details, especially on the hair and makeup, and the gowns. Enjoy browsing! 

The hair and makeup session started at around o nine hundred hours in the morning.

(Look at all those makeup kit! *swoons*)

(The bride currently being beautified)

The One Happy Story team have done so much magic in the photos. Everything was just picture perfect.


(The wedding gown. Atsi wee and my kuya outsourced this tailored gown from Manila)

This pretty halter long gown is from Bettina by Bettina Ang. I love the beadwork around the neckline and waist which saved me the burden of finding a suitable neckpiece to wear.

Cousin selfie. πŸ˜‚

My handsome man. 😍😘

The flower girls’ crowns were made from scratch by Ellen Alejandrino and her team of creative coordinators.


(My niece being silly with her big brother. 😊)

A cute moment for father and daughter.😊

Atsi Wee looking beautiful together with her mom. ❀️

The wedding was held at Lapasan Baptist Church. As you can see Green and Gold were the theme colours.

Artsy decorations πŸ‘πŸ»

Mr. And Mrs. Glen Oliver C. Clarito!

Look for the odd one out. 😊 my cousin’s and sister’s sexy off shoulder dresses are from Mags

The Reception soon followed after at N hotel. Ellen and her team did a splendid job in the overall decors.

Their prenup photos were beautifully displayed in a barn-window like frame, sticking to their rustic and country motif.

Cute succulents were given as tokens of appreciation for the guests. 🌡


There is really no perfect wedding. Kuya and Ate Wee have had their fair share of mishaps during the preparations. But God has been so good to provide a lot of helping hands to assist them on their wedding day and for that, I am grateful. I hope you guys who have come to the event enjoyed the night. And to my dear readers and followers, I hope this post will inspire you all to wait and pursue marriage because it truly is an honorable thing. Thank you!
Xoxo,

Bambi

Project Grace Day 35 and 36: Quiet Love

Matthew 5:44

“Love Thy enemies. Pray for those who persecute you.”

Love isn’t easy. A familiar saying and yet it still holds true to each one of us until today. Love isn’t easy for you nor for me. It wasn’t either for Jesus. He was frustrated at the unbelief of his disciples. He was also angry at the people for turning the Temple into a market place. Christ felt as human as we are in every respect, and yet perfectly sinless. But his love towards us was a quiet kind – the kind that didn’t boast of anything, the kind that did not think of revenge as a good resort, and the kind that prayed for his friends and enemies.

Jesus Christ, during the last few days of his life, isolated himself from his followers and allowed himself time alone with God. He prayed for the future physical pain he will bear, the sins he will carry on his wounded shoulders, and the ignorant people who will kill him. Having a quiet kind of Love is something we very much need in our society today. So much of what the world tries to impart to us about it is that Love is wild. Love is beyond our control. We can’t help it. It drives us crazy. But Christ’s love isn’t like that at all. His love teaches us the value and importance of quietness, the power of prayer, and the hope of our faith. His love teaches us to prioritize understanding, compassion, discipline, and commitment. His love teaches us to gain full control of what goes into our thoughts, down to our hearts, and out of our mouths.

I pray that we humbly ask Jesus to give us His love so that we may be able to give it to others. Love isn’t easy, but it’s worth it.

   

 

Project Grace Day 33: Living Loved

1 John 4:9 KJV
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

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February. The month of Love. Since time immemorial, there was always something special about it. Romance is in the air, and debonair men spoil their beloved women with flowers, sweet love letters, chocolates, and out of this world surprises. It’s always been a wonderful sight for me when I see men doing sweet and kind gestures to women. It seems like reminiscing the past when everything was done in a classic,  old-fashioned way.

However, one question pops out: How do we give Love?

God is the author of Love because He is Love Himself. He is the ultimate reservoir when we are somehow depleted of Love. Giving this gift to someone is not something we can do on our own. We have to receive God’s love before even thinking of giving it away. Without it, our “i love you’s” will be half-hearted,  our hugs insincere.

Let us come boldly to God,asking Him to fill our cup with His Love until it overflows from our lives. We have to live Love before we can give Love.

Yours truly,

Iva

Project Grace Day 23: Love Accepts All Things

  
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“Love…bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, NKJV

CHAPTER 13 of 1 Corinthians is famously known as the “Love chapter” in the Bible. It lists down everything that Love is and is not. Many people use verses from this passage and quote them especially during marriage ceremonies, for they are indeed beautifully written as God inspired Paul to put pen to paper. But as we read through them, have we asked ourselves, “Do I really know what Love is about?”, “Do I know the ways in which to show the characteristics of Love in my life?”.

Today, many people misuse the word “Love” – and sometimes it’s meaning can be interchanged with “Lust”. We have definitely become blinded by the misinterpretations that the world, through media, is trying to show us. However, real and genuine Love is something that can only be found in the very heart of Jesus Christ. His coming down to Earth as a humble servant and His excruciating death on Calvary’s Cross is the greatest example of Love’s endurance. When we love someone, we do not just love him or her for all the good qualities he or she possesses. Sometimes Love requires seeing and experiencing the worst behaviors our loved one can show us and yet still choose to accept that person for the total package that he or she is. 

Love is patient enough to bear your bad habits or attitudes. Love is confident enough to believe that God is able to work in you and through you. Love is hopeful enough to trust that indeed, all things work together for good to them that love the Lord. Lastly, Love is strong enough to withstand even a gigantic tsunami of problems and negative traits that a person has.

Love doesn’t just accept a few things.love is willing to accept all things.”- Max Lucado

Extremities: The North and South Poles of Love

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This is that point in time in my life when everything about the word “love” seems to be in disproportionate angles. It is such an extreme thing, don’t you think? if you look at Love from afar, it seems so perfect, so lovely,so sweet, and so divine. However, when you take a magnifying glass and lean closer, you’ll notice how ragged, thorny, confusing, and tiring it is at the same time. This is the first time in four years I have cried helplessly for someone I love. I have realized that Love is so bipolar- like the never-meeting ends of the North and South Pole.

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A Man Who Strikes Your Pride is For Keeps

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It’s been a year and three months since Edmund and I have been steady. In that span of time I have learned a lot, and I’m still learning a lot about him every single day. Sometimes a moment with him is mixed with laughter,Β  sadness, and anger all wrapped up in one. We as a couple are a, should I say,Β  melting pot of emotions, dreams, reasoning,Β and faith. The one thing that I am surely fond of him is his ability,Β  his talent,Β  to question my pride. Continue reading