Sunday, February 08, 2009

A hilltop wedding

I seem to be posting on Wednesdays and Sundays!

This weekend was extremely busy. First, a wedding on Saturday afternoon. Second, a birthday-karaoke party that night. Third, shopping on Sunday! Fourth, a visit to my in-laws. Today will just be about the wedding!

Pinky Jacob, my grade school friend from Assumption, got married to her longtime sweetheart Derek Ileto at the Christ the King Church in Taytay, Rizal. They wanted to get married somewhere different. Yeah. Everyone in Manila gets married in Intramuros, that church near Mall of Asia, in Calaruega, or in Forbes Park. Ho hum. So, even though getting to Taytay was really hard, it was great to discover a new place!

The church is so high up the hills that its nickname is "Church in the Sky." The view is fantastic. What I found most remarkable about the small church was the altar. Check that out!

Pinky and Derek (sorry for the blurry shot). Their vows were filled with laughter and tears. The priest asked, "Pinky, do you accept Derek as..." Pinky said, "I do, Father." Pause. Then priest said, "Pinky, let me finish the question." Everyone had a huge laugh over that one!

This is Clarissa, another classmate from Assumption. She's Pinky's best friend and maid of honor. Clar is now based in New York City, busy making films.

Outfit shot! The dress is a gorgeous Zara floaty creation. It's green with gold floral and paisley design, with a huge bow at the neck. The bow covers the deep V neckline! It's also very sheer so I had to wear a slip underneath it. Brown tights are from Tesco (yes, the supermarket) at London. Brown pumps from Nine West. I'm still looking for the perfect platform shoes for this dress--since it's so floaty, it needs sturdy shoes to ground it. The fab bag is from my mother-in-law.

Vince and me. I'm having a bad hair day! Vince's tie is Cirque du Soleil, which he got from Las Vegas. See the creepy faces? He wore that because the wedding theme was carnivale and Mardi Gras. Cool tie. Cooler guy.


  1. Looks like a beautiful wedding and I love your dress and the brown tights!
    PS you and your hubby are such a cute couple!

  2. Oh, wedding! Everyone looks amazing, and you look adorable! <33

  3. I so adore weddings,
    your outfit is simply fantastic.

  4. Your ankles are really tiny!

  5. Hi Frances!! I loved your outfit, and you and your hubby are such a cute couple. :)

    And just wanted to react..."CLAR!!!" Hehe, I met her when I lived in nyc so many years ago. You're friends pala, small world. :)

  6. Bucca, Belowen, DaisyChain, Jackie, SavvyMode, Chiara, thanks! I'll tell my hubby you guys think we're cute. Heehee.

    P.S. Chiara, small world indeed!

  7. Hi Frances! Wow! So one of your friends got married in that wonderful church in Taytay! Yeah Christ the King Parish in Taytay ia such a beautiful church. (Actually the original parish was situated near the national road, they decided to construct and transfer to a newer, quieter place just last year.

    Hope you enjoyed the wedding. And BTW, happy birthday to your hubby.

  8. hey frances! thanks for posting our wedding on your blog! it's too bad vince wasn't well but the reception would have been something else if you attended. i was actually looking for you since we never had pics together! but really, thanks for coming! :) see ya after the honeymoon! :)


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