|This is my extended family, minus a lot of those who live abroad.|
|This is Ruel's extended family.|
|Here are my super busy friends at the registration table. Thank God for them, they truly saved the day for us, running around where I wanted them to go, doing the things I wanted them to do.|
|The set up of the presidential table|
|A bird's eyeview of the reception area. This was taken before the program started. |
165 guests confirmed their attendance. Only 137 attended.
Before the program started, we spent a few minutes for our pictorial.
|Our green cake with pink flowers. The inside was chocolate. Totally delicious!|
|Some of our desserts|
We also had fresh fruits.
|Here's our entrance. The fog machine was on, there was also a bubble machine. Too bad the bubbles can't be seen here. Our entrance music was Ever After from Enchanted.|
|Yes, we were really this happy!|
|I love this pic!|
|The release of the doves|
|still my relatives....the woman in yellow is the only sister of my mom|
|with my mom, my dad, my aunt who is also one of the godmothers, a nephew and Mr. Ultado, one of the godfathers|
|New faces: Ruel's uncle, and my grand uncle|
|with Ruel's brother, her sister and her sister's family|
|with my pretty sister and her husband|
|one of my favorite pics|
|The sun has set! I'm still wearing a smile! It was indeed a happy day.|
|Here we are, enjoying the song, Grow Old with You. It was sung by my Brigadoon friends.|
|Time to slice the cake!|
|me, proposing a toast to my husband|
|Here's Polly, a former student of mine giving her message to us. She said so many nice things about me and reminded Ruel, "Tito Ruel, you're very lucky to have Ms. Claire as your wife."|
|Finally, our first dance....we used So Close from Enchanted .|
It was truly an amazing and happy day. It was a day filled with laughter and tears of joy. The morning was stressful because of the rain but it stopped right before the wedding and we enjoyed beautiful weather all throughout the reception.
I thank God for giving me what I prayed for. I prayed for beautiful weather and He gave it to me. I actually wished for showers in the morning because there's a belief that if it rains on your wedding day, it means blessing. I didn't pray for it because I was afraid it wouldn't stop. Still, I wished there would be showers and God gave that to me even without me praying for it.
My sister said she couldn't come to the wedding because she was due any moment, but in the end, she still did.
We also thought Ruel's brother wouldn't be able to make it but he did.
Almost everyone who mattered was there. Of course I understand those friends and relatives of mine who were a million miles away or those who were sick so they couldn't attend. I know that they were thinking of me on that day.
It was indeed a happy time, and a blessed day.
I'm now married for almost a month and my husband has turned out to be such a sweet and gentle husband.
I feel so blessed.