Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Filipino-Chinese Wedding

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Last Sunday, Nov. 28, I attended the wedding of my good friend and 'thesis-mate', Allan Tan. The wedding ceremony was held at the Shrine of Jesus, The Way, The Truth, and The Life, a catholic church beside SM Mall of Asia. SM Mall of Asia is the biggest mall in the Philippines. Third in the world according to Forbes.com.

In the Philippines, a predominantly catholic nation, the groom and the groom's men wear 'Barong', the national costume but sometimes, suits or tuxedos are also worn depending on their preference.

A sitting Jesus icon.

 

Here comes the bride all dressed in white.

 

Filipino weddings are also steeped in tradition. If the African-Americans have the broom hop and the Jews have the glass breaking, Filipinos have the cord, candle, and veil ceremonies. I wonder how 'weddings' started as a ceremony for exchanging vows. How did our ancestors marry?

The Bridal Car

 

Just Got Married

 

SMX Convention Center

Outdoor area of SM Mall of Asia.

 

The outdoor parking area.

 

After the church ceremony, my friends and I still had time for chit chat over coffee since the wedding reception was going to start at 6:00pm. So we headed to Gloria Jeans Cafe.

Well-wishers:

Jerric and his wife Karen

Fitz and Cherry

 

Here we are with the newly weds

 

Lastly, I found this beautiful lady alone, seems to be waiting for somebody. So I mustered all my courage and came up to her.

11 Comments

Karen Hornbostel Ilagan   nice shots! love the one of the bride and groom walking out of the church. yung 85mm ulit yung gamit mo? mag 85mm nalang kaya ako? eheh :-P
December 1, 2010, 8:51 pm
Marcel   Yup. Pero sa shot na yun yung 20mm 1.8 gamit ko.
December 1, 2010, 9:31 pm
me   Loko-loko ka Marcel! Tanggalin mo nga yang picture ko!
December 1, 2010, 9:33 pm
Melissa   Gorgeous shot of Joan! Wow!
December 1, 2010, 10:00 pm
Marcel   Too late. May nagcomment na eh. I can't remove it anymore.
Thanks Melissa! She's the only one who doesn't like that picture! Everyone else does.
December 1, 2010, 10:11 pm
joan s   ganda ng shot mo kay joan! woot woot! :)
ganda din nun pics ng car and yun pagbato ng petals! galing mo talaga!! :)
December 1, 2010, 11:13 pm
Marcel   Hehehe. Thanks Johanna! Mas maganda sana sa harap yung petals kaya lang overcrowded na eh.
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