“Anything! I just want Cha to be happy!”
What Dee said when we had their engagement session stuck with me. On their wedding day, I remembered those words. Cha looked radiant and very happy.
It led me to some thoughts about relationships and marriage. I do shoot weddings for a living but I just don’t shoot mechanically. I absorb what I see and feel what I feel. I listen to speeches and take mental notes and try to apply it to myself and my relationships. Sometimes, I argue about loving unconditionally. I hear this often during wedding sermons that one should love without expecting anything in return. One should love with all abandon. No expectations! I ask this question with no one in particular — but isn’t it that love should not be taken for granted?? How can one go on loving someone without feeling loved in return? Won’t it die a thousand deaths?
Ahhhh forgive me for I ponder a lot. I think too much. I ask too many questions. Sometimes it gets to me!
Some photos of Cha and Dee’s wedding last December. This, I guess, is the closest I get to my dream of shooting a wedding in India. I heard it goes on for days. I can just imagine the colors, the culture and how different it will be. Sometimes I think I need a dose of newness in what I do!
Deepak and Charise | 12.20.14
Dress-up: Waterfront Hotel & Casino
Ceremony: Pedro Calungsod Chapel
Reception: Crimson Resort & Spa
Wedding Coordinator: Snoogie Reynes Mata
Video: Sly Climaco of Slystudios
Hair & make-up:
Bridal Gown: Ronald Enrico
Bridesmaids, Bearers, Flower Girls, Female Secondary Sponsors gown: Mary Ty of Very Mary
Flowers and Decors: Chaty Dabuco Archival
Cake: Pastries by Jessica
Wedding Invitations: Written in Ink (WINK)
Emcee: Ryan Uybengkee