The Mr. and I have been civilly married for more than 8 years and being both Catholics, it has been our dream to be blessed with the Sacrament of Matrimony, in the Catholic church, in the presence of our family and friends, and in the Philippines.
We were both born in the Philippines and now American Citizens. To be able to have the church wedding there, it would really mean so much more for us.
We also thought of having the church wedding here in the US but my parents and my siblings, except for my older sister, all live in the Philippines. It would be easier for my husband's family to go to the Philippines than having my family come to the US - it is cost efficient and realistic.
Getting a US Tourist Visa is very difficult there. You have to jump through hoops to actually get it.
So we decided to do it there.
We saved money so we can do it in the Philippines. Plane tickets, hotel expenses and wedding expenses is what we have been saving for.
After a few years of saving.
Finally, in July 2016 - the Church Wedding that we have been waiting for ---happened.
We are so thankful and so grateful to God for helping us make this dream come true. We are very blessed.
I will be posting more about the wedding planning process, the post wedding preparation and photos, the church ceremony photos and stories, and the reception photos and experience.
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