Notice: This entry was published 4 years ago and may no longer reflect my views today.
Michael and I celebrated two years of marriage last November 30. We spent the whole Sunday playing Dragon Age and ordering pizza. It was perfect. We’re a very chill couple. With our fifth dating anniversary coming up, I thought I should share a little bit of our extremely austere wedding with you guys. We both knew we wanted to build a life together (him much sooner than me). We were young and madly in love. Crazy enough, we had our parents’ blessings. In the aftermath of my dad’s hard battle with cancer and eventual passing, my mom wanted to see some happy news for once.
We were also broke.
So we just went down to the courthouse and signed the papers, and then had dinner with family and friends. Boom, married.
Here’s a retro outfit post from my “wedding!” Kept it very simple. I picked up this lovely dress just for the day with the assumption that I’d be wearing it again for other special occasions. I didn’t want to spend money on something I’d only be wearing once.
To be honest, that day was a blur to me. I felt very nervous saying my vows, even if it was just close family and friends present. I’m still pretty shy and not very comfortable having all eyes on me. I don’t want to imagine the anxiety I’d have gone through with an ostentatious wedding!
We did spring for a photographer a week later! I was still so awkward and nervous lol, but I had a lot of fun doing this post-wedding shoot. I left my photobook in Vegas with my in-laws for safekeeping, but I’ll upload more pictures here when I have it again! For now here’s two of my favorite shots.
Do I regret getting married so hastily? Nope! I’m very happy with my husband. I can’t imagine being with anyone else.
Would I do it again? You know, that’s a good question. It always comes up when I tell people how I got married. I don’t think I’ve missed out on anything (you’re reading about someone who didn’t have prom or a debut either), but I understand that weddings are a big deal for some people. I do wish that some of my other friends could’ve been there. A few of them have suggested a vow renewal in ten years. That’s not a bad idea. I don’t know if it’ll actually happen, but it’s fun to talk about!
If I could have another wedding, I’d want it in only one place: Salcedo Park.
I lived not too far from this park. It’s beautiful and I have a lot of good memories of it. I’ve always considered Makati City to be my real home. Of course, I’d love to go back there! I’d want it to be during the holiday season, when warm Christmas lights cover every tree and the evenings are cool and crisp. The whole park had a romantic glow. How beautiful would that be?
And of course, the dress! I looked up a few on Lover.ly, and it was surprisingly hard to choose just one. They have so many beautiful bridal dresses. Can I have like five vow renewals so I can wear five different dresses?
Tea-length dresses are everything. ♥ I’d still like to keep my dress relatively simple, with just a few details to tie it all together. A fresh green bouquet would be lovely for the setting too. The park is very green, and while I’m all about pink and red colors right now, it wouldn’t look quite right. I’m still quite into fresh greens. I haven’t lived in a tropical place in years now. I miss it a lot.
To be honest all I’ve ever thought about was the location and my dress, haha! Weddings are a monster to plan. But I still got time. Our ten-year anniversary is still a long time away.
How about you? Do you have your wedding planned out? Tell me about your dream wedding dress!
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