Saturday, January 12, 2013

A wedding by the sands of Boracay

It was only hours ago when I discovered Ed Sheeran's "Kiss Me" being played on Grey's Anatomy's latest episode. The love songs lyrics suddenly had me remembering my friend's recent wedding by the beach. She and her husband just turned one month today, after getting married in Boracay.

I've been to the island three times now. But my fourth time to step foot on this pristine and beautiful place felt like a different journey on its own. Not only did I get to travel with two of my closest friends Joanne and Ced, I was able to witness an intimate and one-of-a-kind union.



I've known Charlotte, the bride for almost 3 years now. We've grown so close throughout the years because we shared the same dream of becoming a flight attendant. But when thing's didn't turn up the way that we've hoped for, we still kept our dream alive by seeing the world one country at a time.


So when I saw the theme of her wedding, I felt the recreation of our desires come to life. Her travels with her hubby were evident on the invitations, the souvenirs, the cake, the table setting, and even the personalized sticker with the plane printed on the water bottles. It was remarkable. 


Our friends Cha and Helton (both frequent travelers) got married on the 12th of December 2012. Yes, 12-12-12! But the ceremony started a day early, with the walk and the sunset pictorials as the first part. That was around 6 PM. Dinner proceeded at around 9 PM at the Pearl of the Pacific, where a sumptuous buffet was served to the 20+ guests. 


When midnight was about to clock-in, family and friends gathered around this bamboo tiki-ish hut, where the bride and groom exchanged their vows. And before we knew it, it was already 12 am. Our good friend Cha was officially a "Mrs. Tan". 


After their vows, pop-out confetti were released and sky lanterns were lit to help welcome the newlyweds. The midnight sky was soon filled with lovely and bright spectacles. The lanterns were truly enchanting to look up at. 


From all of the weddings that I have attended, Cha's would have to be on the top of my list. Her's maybe non-traditional. But hey --- it worked for her and her husband. It was fun, brimming with love and life. My hopes of getting that fairytale wedding ignited once more after witnessing such a joyous event...

Explore & Be Free!
Mai

P.S.

Here's my TRAVEL EXPENSE SHEET for this 3D/2N getaway. Hope it helps you in one of your future trips to Boracay!

33 comments:

  1. That was a very intimate Boracay wedding with only 20+ guests. Best wishes to the one-month old couple.

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  2. Thank you for dropping-by @twitter-863412150:disqus :)

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  3. getting married on a midnight! that was something.
    Sure this couple had been brave and adventurous for opting to have a non traditional wedding.
    Congatulatiosn to the newly weds!

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  4. The next one might be your own Wedding Mai. Do I have to book now? =>

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  5. Having a beach wedding is really exciting especially in Boracay.

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  6. nice post, seems like Boracay is the perfect place for a beach-themed wedding

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  7. hahahaha! Ang ganda talaga ng comments mo palagi. :P Don't you worry.... destination wedding pa din ang peg ko for me... pero road trip lang ang kailangan! Matuloy sana.. haha! :)

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  8. wow! lovely wedding indeed! i love flying lanterns also! we tons of them back in phuket!! xx

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  9. She has a very cool wedding, like it so much! I have never been to Boracay, even if that's my mother's hometown.

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  10. Cool. I like her dress. So simple but very classy and elegant. Boracay is such a perfect place for weddings! :)

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  11. Congrats to both of them. Indeed beach wedding is much more romantic than traditional ones, especially when made at Boracay shore and sands.

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  12. Wow! dream wedding nga ito. Parang pang-telenovela, Pinaghandaan talaga. Lucky are you to be part of this wedding. But I still prefer church wedding , yung sacredness ng ceremony naroon.

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  13. nice wedding! I always love seeing weddings held outside the church.. and Boracay is one good choice. Congrats to the newly wed.

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  14. Boracay is indeed one of the best wedding destination in the Philippines. If only getting married there doesn't cost an arm and a leg, I could have married my wife there.

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  15. Nice wedding! I've been to Boracay several times but I've yet to attend a wedding held there. Baka wedding mo na yun, Mai? Don't forget to invite me ha! :D

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  16. Wow! Boracay is just a perfect place for having fun and at the same time relaxing but only now that I realized that you can also make this place a wedding venue. Cool!

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  17. I've never experienced or attended a beach wedding. i would love too!! And Boracay i think is the best place will be!

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  18. Indeed, Boracay Island is a place where every occasion can be held.This island really an amazing place to spend our leisure time and to make our self relax from the stressful work.Really a fantastic island.Boracay Wedding is also applicable in this place.

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  19. True! It was unique in a sense.. the wedding was super fun so umabot kami til madaling araw ng di inaantok. :)

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  20. Same here, tay.. Should I get married, sa church po talaga ang gusto ko. :) Sa beach na lang magHoneymoon! Hehe

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  21. I know! Pero pwede din pagipunan. :P

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  22. Wahahaha! Gusto ko sa church, Gabz! :) But it's definitely a destination wedding pa din.. road trip lang. :) And surely on the invite. :)

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  23. Ibang klaseng feeling sis. Super refreshing and exciting makibahagi sa ikinakasal sa beach. Actually, ang daming kinasal nung week na yun.. specifically 12-12-12. :)

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  24. Kaso di rin maganda sa environment ang flying lanterns. :( It becomes trash as soon as it falls from the sky.

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  25. Really, your mom's hometown? Then all the more reasons to visit the island! :)

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  26. Oh, it has been the ultimate wedding destination for years na. :)

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  27. Wow naman. A more outrageous and dramatic wedding would be in a beach but under the sea! I can just imagine how memorable that would be for the couple. :D

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  28. Wow almost every lady I know dreams of this kind of wedding! Kakakilig! Congrats to the newly weds! :-)

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