3.12.2010

A wedding at St. Andrew the Apostle Church in Makati


Last December, we were all surprised when our cousin announced that he was getting married. We always thought of him as our baby since he was the youngest in our batch of cousins. I guess he is not that young anymore really, he is 31 years old after all.

The preparations took only less than 3 months. Before we knew it, a date has been set, and we were informed that our darling daughter will be part of the entourage. We were all excited. This is only the third wedding in our family, the first being ours.

The day finally came. It was a particularly hot Monday afternoon. We arrived at the St. Andrew Church, Makati an hour early, as requested. It was ok with us since it also gave our little girl enough time to feel comfortable with the place and the other flower girls. The couple’s chosen motif was gold. Thankfully, the church was air conditioned, so we were all comfortable even while waiting. The priest was very hand on with the wedding. And when I say very, I mean VERY hands on. He acted as the events coordinator at church, planning the arrangement and “choreography” of the sponsors and entourage. He was very particular with the positioning, which aisle they would come from, what they should do once they reach the altar (shake hands with the groom), where they should seat after. During the wedding he also asked the bride to be part of the offertory, something different. I remember my cousin telling me that the reason behind that is because the church itself was really small. Unlike the big churches where the bride and her entourage gets to walk along a long aisle, doing this elaborate choreography was meant to showcase the elegant and expensive dresses, to make all the effort and preparation more worthwhile. How considerate. He was also the director for the traditional picture taking after the wedding, calling on the family of the bride/family of the groom/sponsors etc.

Thankfully, the little girl played her part to a tee, slowly walking along the aisle, gracefully throwing flower petals on the floor…. Simple adorable!

After the wedding we proceeded to the reception hall at the Makati Park and Garden . It was again thankfully, properly air conditioned. Sumptuous food was provided by prestigious Tamayo’s Catering, whose waiters even provided some entertainment when they danced during the food parade. They went ahead with the usual tradition during a wedding, the cake slicing, the ceremonial toast, the bouquet and garter game, the only tradition they left out was the letting out of the doves. Actually, I’m not sure if they forgot or if they purposely left it out.

All in all, the wedding was a success. The whole ceremony and the reception exuded simple elegance. The bride was simply glowing; her bridal gown impeccable, the groom in his suit was simply handsome. The joining of these two hearts was also the joining of family and friends celebrating the new union.

contact information:

St. Andrew The Apostle Church
N. Garcia cor. Neptune sts. Bel-Air II, Makati
Tel No. 890-1796; 897-7743

Makati Park and Garden
J.P Rizal ext Brgy. Pembo Makati City
Ofc: Makati City Hall 2F Mayors Ofc
Tel No. 899-8915; 899-8994

Tamayo’s Catering
Ground Floor, Plaza San Luis, Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, Manila (across San Agustin Church)
Hotline: 526-2222 or you may also call 536-8895; 400-7161; 5367682-Fax
Email: info@tamayos.com


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3 comments:

*~Sarah Lynn~* said...

Very nice, your cousin is only a year older than my husband. My husband will be 31 in Oct. (I can't believe it's been almost 3 months since we were married!) Your daughter was beautiful!!!

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Anonymous said...

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