I spent my weekend in Kidapawan and Magpet, North Cotabato to attend the wedding of my dear friend, JM.
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).
When we arrived at the venue, Sitio Maupot Family Resort in Magpet, North Cotabato, all of us agreed that there something with the atmosphere.
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.
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.
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!