The year has made a complete cycle. It was also Tuesday and I vividly remember it well.
Our wedding coordinator, my sister, left for Japan and she could not endorse the task to anybody. It was a disaster. So, on my wedding day, I was outside the house of my bride waiting. I was anxiously waiting if she’s OK. This was a no-no in a Filipino wedding–the bride and groom should only see each other on the wedding march. The problem–the beautician has yet to come!!! So, I quickly went home and asked an aunt to fill in for the make up artist.
We chose an early morning wedding as a fitting welcome to the new chapter in our life (we were also hoping that it’s more cheaper to get wed on a morning!)
7.00am I was all set at the San Pablo Cathedral. 7.15am–where’s the bride!! 7.35am–the wedding ceremony should have started 5 minutes ago!! By this time, the priest was going berserk and shouting
invectives about the tardiness “of YOU PEOPLE!” I don’t know what to do and was wondering what happened. I called them on the mobile phone, they said that they were late because of the beautician came anyway and the photographer had to do his duty of taking her photos–they were oblivious of the time.
Believe it or not! The wedding ceremony started without the bride. I marched to the aisle–ALONE!! (can you remember the song from Shrek–I’m all alone and no one beside me, but you got to have faith!). The priest just went on with his duty and was determined to wed me even if I’m alone. One colleague was already crying out of pity on me.
Alas! like in the movies, my bride came, I think about 8am, running towards the altar. I was glad she made it just 2 minutes before the actual wedding ceremony. And we were married.
After six years and three kids, this funny episode–and I think one of a kind experience–is a memory (consider it bad or good) that we just laugh about now. I’m thankful that the wedding went smooth after that. My friend, Kitchie, sang songs for us while Kenneth hosted the event.
Six years going on seven. We promised ourselves that we are getting married again by the time we reach 10. Right now, all I have is outpouring gratitude for having my best friend for my wife, an E-heads fans also, loving mother of my kids and my number one doctor–and she’s a forester, too! What more could I get?
Given the chance to repeat it all over again, I will love and marry her again… even if the circle of life completes its cycle.