A  Reading from the Book of Corinthians 13 : 1-7

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.  And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind, and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

This was the passage I read at the church last Thursday, 28 January 2010 at my cousin’s wedding who renewed her vows to her good husband whom she married about 5 years ago in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  It made me a bit nostalgic because (if my memory serves me right) it was the same biblical verses she read on my wedding to Tina (who esle? LOL) 6 years ago. Incidentally, it was also the reading we heard at mass just last Sunday.

The wedding last week was appreciated by the family, relatives and friends who weren’t able to join them in their initial celebration of the sacrament of matrimony.

The solemn ceremonies at the Shrine-Parish of Our Lady of the Abandoned in Marikina City was followed by a fun wedding reception held at The Glass Garden in Santolan, Pasig City.

There were the usual essentials to a reception : a quartet and a soloist set the party in a casual mood yet lovely; flowers, food, wine, the venue and the attendance of their guests made everything extra special.

We went in full force! Well, not actually; 2 of my brothers were apparently no-show for some reasons but I came with Tina and Gabby, my youngest brother, JC who stood in our brother’s behalf as one of the secondary sponsors and our Dad was present too. He wouldn’t miss it for the world because it served as another reunion-party with our relatives from US; the first was held 4 days prior to this wedding when we all attended our Lola Tentay’s 90th birthday.

The chocolate-addicts and the kids-in-us were unleashed upon seeing these little something on our table…

Tina, Gabby and I smiled our widest when we saw these M&M chocolates -both plain and with nuts! 😀 I personally thought it was already their favors until we received a laced box with can opener. It has a white calla lilly design which was the predominant flower from church to our tables.

The spread was provided by Josiah’s Catering.  Guess what most everyone enjoyed that evening…

Forgive me, for having lechon twice in a week! Oink, oink! LOL 😀 

There were so many entrees and desserts to choose from the buffet spread but my votes went to these toothsome chocolate cupcakes and panna cotta trio – in mango, strawberry and chocolate which to our delight were served chilled.   

The night was filled with love, joy and fun moments shared to their guests.  And everyone who attended will agree that one of the highlights of that evening was my cousin’s dance with my uncle…

To Melai & Matt, Best wishes & Congratulations!

May God bless you more as you enjoy your life together, forever and ever, Amen! 😀

Cheers! 😀


😀 What do you like most about weddings ?

16 thoughts on “MY COUSIN’S WEDDING

  1. Congrats to the newly wed! What do I like most about weddings? Seeing so many happy faces….even the rare ones who shed tears, shed tears of joy.

    1. i still don’t get why women and few real men get too emotional on weddings particularly when the bride starts to walk on the aisle. perhaps, the love that radiates from the couple is more than enough to move anyone to tears. do i sound logical? LOL. 😀

  2. i believe wedding is one of the most important feasts and the passage is great. i believe i already read it one time. congratulations to your cousin. and to the lechon… sarap!

  3. doc!!!! off topic ako hihi. di ko lam kung san to ipopost eh. congrats!!! nanalo ka pala ng GCs dun sa contest ni chuvaness ah. Hehe 🙂 Yehey!!! 🙂

    1. hey dyanie, thanks!!! 😀 actually, i received this comment when i was already doing my post about our win with HP @ PL contest. i know you’ll view my recent entry there. thanks again! 😀

  4. love going to weddings. love to see the church, the whole entourage, the solemnity of the mass oh and yes the reception of course hehehe because of the food 😛

    1. of course, the food! 😀
      with my cousin’s wedding, they had cocktails at the lobby prior to the dinner buffet that really satisfied all their guests 😀

  5. Wow, renewal of vows! Your cousin is pretty. It runs in the blood, huh? 😉

    I remember that reading from last week’s mass. One of my favorites.

    What I like most about weddings? The exchange of vows, the wedding cake, the first dance as a married couple, etc.

    1. my cousin and her husband also availed the services of ariel javelosa photo-videography which also did our wedding 6 years ago. they availed of the on-site avp that showed pictures taken before and during the wedding complete with effects and music at the reception; ’twas beautifully done.

  6. Congratulations Matthew and Melanie! May you have many years of Love and Happiness in your life together! Beautiful wedding;love the “Tiffany” color theme. I wish you both the best. I knew Matthew from high school and know he is a great guy and deserves a life of happiness! God Bless!

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