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My Friend’s Lovely Rustic Wedding

I spent my weekend in Kidapawan and Magpet, North Cotabato to attend the wedding of my dear friend, JM.

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Grabbed from JM’s account

In our circle, it’s George who got married first and I was her bridesmaid. (How I wish I already kept a blog then!) I remember tearing up when I saw her cross the aisle – hey, my best friend was getting married and I was (am) relieved it’s to a man who, I know, will always be faithful to her. I pray Yuri and Andrei will grow up to be good friends, too!

And this time, it’s another very dear friend, JM, one of the most reliable friends I’ve ever had. I’m so glad I met and am friends with this person who is beautiful inside and out. Like George, I’m happy she’s getting married to a man who will protect her and cherish her.

There were three of us who travelled from Davao City to Kidapawan – George, Hazel, and me. We lucked out on this trip, really. Despite never having stayed in Kidapawan before, we were able to choose a very nice hotel with excellent service. And we didn’t have problems throughout our stay in general. But let’s talk about the wedding first (I reserved a couple of blog posts for the hotel and the resort where the wedding took place).

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George, Hazel, and me, getting ready in our hotel room

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Would you believe me this wasn’t a planned shot? Haha! We were just admiring our first Instax picture.

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OOTD
Dress from DCLA (only P350!)
Shoes from Gaisano Mall Department Store
Bag from ALDO
Instax Wide

When we arrived at the venue, Sitio Maupot Family Resort in Magpet, North Cotabato, all of us agreed that there something with the atmosphere.

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Grabbed from JM’s account

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Grabbed from JM’s account

The place was dressed up, ready for JM’s rustic-themed wedding, but it wasn’t that. It was something felt, not seen. It was so serene and calm and just plain beautiful. Everything was falling into place, we were sure.
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And when the wedding began, there were goosebumps – the good kind. Love was in the air. Even before she walked down the aisle, we were already tearing up haha! Imagine the waterworks that took place when we finally saw her, in her lovely wedding gown, ready to meet her groom at the altar. It was such a joyful moment and we could all feel it.

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Beautiful, beautiful day (sorry for the asungot in stripes and the epal plastic bag huhu)

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We were quite far from the altar, but JM passed by us and I was able to get a good picture of the afternoon’s star! It’s as if there wasn’t a crowd of photographers where I was standing haha. Thanks, Instax, love you!

PS: It’s hard to take a photo of Instax pictures. I can’t get rid of the reflection!

Another angle! Photo taken by Hazel

Another angle!
Photo taken by Hazel

Exchange of vows <3 Photo taken by Hazel

Exchange of vows <3
Photo taken by Hazel

Hey Mrs. Joannah Marie Angeles-Piñol!

I’m so so happy for you. I pray that nothing but good things will come to your life. I’m having a bit of separation anxiety already because you’ll now be living in Kidapawan for good, but hey, it’s just a couple of hours away. Sisiw. Haha! But seriously, I’m glad I was able to witness such an important moment of your life. You deserve to be happy! Love you and I can’t wait to see you again!

Photo c/o Hazel

Photo c/o Hazel

Photo c/o Hazel

Photo c/o Hazel

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14 Comments

  • Reply A Joyful Mess - Taking A Mini Hiatus and Breather - A Joyful Mess March 1, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    […] be honest, I haven’t gotten decent rest since my friend’s out-of-town wedding a couple of weekends ago. And then after a straight work-week, I spent the entire weekend exploring […]

  • Reply George March 2, 2016 at 6:29 am

    BEEN WAITING FOR THIS, GOODNESS GRACIOUS! I LOVE JEEEEEEEEEEEEM! <3 <3 <3

    • Reply Maan March 2, 2016 at 5:09 pm

      Up next, the J & J love team nyahaha!

  • Reply Melisa Sanchez March 2, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    What a beautiful wedding! Ang ganda ng place supper nature. Sis ganda ng OOTD mo hehe ganda ng style.
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    • Reply Maan March 2, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      Thank you so much! Super enchanting ng place, would love to return!

  • Reply Michelle March 2, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Ang ganda ng wedding ng friend mo sis! I love weddings talaga! The bride is really dashing and blooming. That bridal glow is really something kapag mga kasalan, noh? I love it! 🙂
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  • Reply Neri Ann March 2, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Congratulations to the newly wed! Ganda makaclassic effect ng rustic theme

  • Reply berlin March 3, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Beautiful wedding for an equally beautiful bride. The friends are all beautiful, too. Ihihi. everything beautiful and so inspiring.

  • Reply Mommy Queenelizabeth March 3, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    I love the details of her wedding… it was lovely as well as the place… 🙂
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  • Reply Nina Sogue March 5, 2016 at 3:01 am

    Such a beautiful wedding. Best wishes for the newly weds 🙂
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  • Reply RJ Dancel March 7, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Ang ganda ng wedding, and ang ganda mo Maan! 🙂 Love this! <3
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    • Reply Maan March 8, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      I’m so kilig! Thanks!

  • Reply A Joyful Mess - A Weekend Stay in Hof Mansion Inn, Kidapawan - A Joyful Mess March 16, 2016 at 6:01 am

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