Some days ago, my husband and I happily flew out to Boracay to attend a friend’s wedding and to enjoy the rare moment of being ‘just us’. It has been years since the last time we traveled without a kid in tow and so spending time together again in a beautiful island was truly a gift that we were wonderfully blessed with.
We then soaked ourselves fully in that moment– appreciating every aspect, enjoying even the littlest things.
During the trip, the kids were under the sweet care of their grandparents. Yes, we missed them, but we also needed our time together. Our time to be stronger husband and wife, to be better parents to our little ones.
So, early morning of March 31, my husband and I arrived in Caticlan, a boat-ride away to the world-class beach destination, Boracay. We’ve been to the place as a family before but with only your husband with you, it was totally a different experience.
Arriving in the island, we checked in our luggage and went straight to Sunny Side Cafe for breakfast. I looved their wonut (walnut and donut combined), such a sweet way to start out trip!
Then we walked and rested at the beach for a few more hours, enjoying some quiet times. My husband didn’t want a lot of photos. He simply wanted us to rest and be in the moment. I only got to capture our view at that time, which was this:
In the afternoon, we went to Movenpick Resort for my friend’s wedding. Everything was too beautiful and picture-perfect but again, we wanted to savor that grandeur. We only got to take a few snapshots, like this one that landed on my Instagram feed a few days later:
We had a beautiful time at the #reillymatrimony . The wedding left us with special memories that we will treasure forever! (I fell in love over and over with all the meaningful touches and details!) Thank you for letting us be part of your big day, Krims and Ryan! You guys are #perfectforeachother ! ❤ #lategram
To tell you a bit on how dreamy and romantic the wedding was, it was a celebration of love by the beach cove. The ceremony started at about 5 o’clock in the afternoon and ended right in time for the golden sunset. After the ceremony, we had a dinner (again by the beach) and the venue was artistically transformed following the rustic and travel theme. This photo taken by my poor camera phone didn’t fully capture the beauty bu a great remembrance, nonetheless.
And another the view at the reception, photographed by the bride before the wedding day. Just B. E. U. T. I. F. U. L.
The next morning, we hopped from one island to another.
I’m still carrying with me that bliss I wonderful felt when I was in that boat: My hair being blown by the wind with some sprinkles of water on my face. What a sweet treat from nature ! It’s in my mind over and over. It refreshes my being each time I remember it!
We went to beautiful different spots such as the Pukka Beach. Pukka delighted us with a peek of the Boracay past. It’s a serene spot that still has an abundance of greens in the surroundings. They said that this island is named for the pukka shells that once filled the beach. We’re utterly in love with the place, and all the other islands we’ve been to that day. I took several photos during that tour, allow me to indulge you.
The rest of the days were also blissfully spent. We enjoyed the luxury of doing nothing but swimming, and cuddling in bed and dreaming for our family and for the two of us. The trip was truly a wonderful and refreshing retreat. It made us realize and remember how silly we loved each other when there were no kids yet, and how we remain in love and still silly in front of them.
Praying for a splendor of time like this again. Ahhh, so many fond memories in Boracay. Absolutely grateful to have exclusively dated my husband for days.