Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Our Bali trip: The wedding

We went to Bali for a wedding. Jukka, Vince's best man at our wedding, was getting married. It was a surprise wedding since we didn't even know he was dating anyone, let alone dating a girl as gorgeous as his bride!

Well, that's love for you! Even Vince and I had a whirlwind romance—we met April 5, kissed April 18, and he asked me to marry him in May! That was when I got freaked out and said, "Baby, let's take things slooooow from now on." It was so slow, we got married eight years later!

Anyway, here's Jukka. He's very excited to get married to—back then to us—the mystery girl. He kept talking about Michelle and how she's so cute and how he wants to have a family like Vince and have a baby like Vito. Jukka's in love with Vito. I know how he feels.

And this is my heart! Vito doesn't like his shirt. It's really hot in Bali. Crazy hot. I wore a filmy dress so I had it good. The men wore suits! They were really sweating in the heat. But, as these photos show, the boys still looked as cool as a cucumber (sorry for the cliche but it was so hot in Bali, I just wanted something refreshing, like a cucumber shake!).

Here comes the bride! I think my jaw dropped when I saw her. If I had been beside Jukka, I'd have said, "Jukka, you never let on that she was that beautiful, you lucky ass!"

Michelle and Jukka, exchanging their vows in the amber light of the setting sun. They just giggled and smiled at each other and kissed throughout the wedding. Sooo romantic.

Here they are, holding hands. Aww! Love! Dearest Jukka and Michelle, may you have a marriage strong in love, faith, friendship, joy, humor and sex! That combo is what works for Vince and me!

And here we are, happy for our friend. I love weddings. They just affirm my faith in mankind, that we're still silly and sweet and innocent and brave and strong and believers in love.

Poor tired Vito. He's chewing on my turquoise necklace. The party was held a few steps from the beach, by the pool, and we had delicious Indonesian cuisine. We ended the day with dancing and laughter and Game of Thrones. Yep, it was a gathering of nerds!

And that was our Bali trip! Hope you enjoyed it as much as Vito did!


  1. Very lovely photos! Vito is adorable:)

    I vacationed in Bali once and completely fell in love with the island. Yes, it is hot, but I like it hot :) The people are super friendly and the food is so tasty!

    Best wishes to the newly-weds!

  2. Vito looks so cute, Frances! And blooming ka! :)

    I think I've met Jukka four years ago, when I was a college freshman. I mean, the name Jukka and dreadlocks.. must be the same person! Atenean and environmentalist?

  3. the bride is like a model!
    she is really a very beautiful bride!

    that is a very nice wedding!

  4. Jukka is such a cool name! Sounds like something from the Avatar series.:)

  5. I can tell it's such a beautiful and love-filled wedding :) And Vito's just so cute!

  6. I love your friend's gown. It's so beautiful. And Vito is LOVE!!!

  7. Ang kyoooooot ni Vito, rrrrrr!

    Happy for Jukka. When you know, you know. That's why I'm rarely ever skeptical of whirlwind romances. Well, except the Hollywood kind, hehe.

    Aymishooo, Neighbor!

  8. LOL I love that you all talked about Game of Thrones at the wedding. My hubby would have loved your presence at our wedding :)

  9. Duni, come to the Philippines! Our beaches are way better! =)

  10. Cathie, when you renew your vows, invite niyo kami hehe

  11. about the Heat in Bali I would agree It's really really hot and humid in There! Gosh check out my Bali escapade here by the way I really like your nail polish today faboosh cracks ;-)


  12. Thanks Dylan! I'm so happy I met you yesterday. You are oozing with FABULOSITY!


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