Laces, pearls, beads and everything that is glittering and shimmering was the wedding all about. Marnelie and Shem’s wedding was pure love, and elegance.
Last Sunday afternoon was a perfect time for a wedding in Calaruega, Tagaytay. The soft breeze tamed the mighty February sun. That small church on top of the hill looked very pretty with trees and flowers around, dancing all together as they were softly blown by the wind. That day was a special day for my famiy because our friend Nelie was tying the knot with her long-time boyfriend Shem.
The natural light in Calaruega church that afternoon created a very romantic feel. I loved how the entire place glistened in cantaloupes as the sun reflected on the tinted glass walls all over the altar. The sunlight exuded a warm and heart-felt vibe.
I was ThisClose to crying when I saw Nelie walking down the narrow aisle. I haven’t seen her for quite a long time. In my mind, I was reminiscing the doll-like little girl that she was who I have always looked up to when I was small (she’s a few years older than me). I remembered how I used to listen to her taped declamation pieces at home since my mom asked her to record them so I could emulate her voice and diction. After years of not seeing each other, I had mixed emotions seeing her in white gown, on a very special day of her life. Suddenly, I felt curls forming on the corners of my lips as I was touched by thought that there I was, witnessing the wedding of the once little girl I’ve always admired.