First, congrats on getting married and thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We’re thrilled you chose to use WedPics for your wedding. Tell us a little bit about why you chose to use Wedpics and how did it work out for you?
If you could choose just one, what was your favorite moment from the wedding weekend?
It would be our ceremony where we had our officiant read our stories to each other for the first time and gave our family and friends a new perspective of how we met and why we are ready to start a new beginning as husband and wife after 14 years of dating. We were also lucky as it was raining in the morning that we had to keep watching the sky to determine if we were going to host the ceremony inside, however, the rain stopped just long enough to set up an outdoor ceremony and the sun even came out when we were exchanging our vows. Some people noticed that the rain encircled us but never made a drop on where we were. It was a “magical” and beautiful moment for everyone. We even had 49er legend Jerry Rice show up after our ceremony! We do have tons of moments we loved about our special day but it would be the ceremony that made the most memorable impression to us and our guests.
What kind of personal touches did you add to your wedding?
Bride’s dad and brother wore the traditional filipino barongs (tux) as it’s the first wedding in which the family witnessed a non-religious wedding outside of church and same goes for the groom’s family as they’re buddhist and have not seen a ceremony outside of the tea ceremony culture. We added sand ceremony in which both our parents put theirs as our foundation and ours then our Maid of Honor and Best Man adding their sands to represent the friends and family who have supported us and now witnessing our commitments to each other. In our entrance to the reception our song was Rihanna “We Found Love” then as we got to the middle of the dance floor we had our guests raise their shot glasses as toasts to the song by LMFAO “shots”. Mother and Son dance was on Jim Brickman’s “A Mother’s Love” then switched to tango and Father and Daughter dance was from Natalie Grant’s “Always Be Your Baby” then switched to Psy’s “Gangnam Style” to get the guests started. Our centerpieces were mixtures of tall vases to three different height vases which opens up the venue more and easier for those in the back to see.
If you could give one piece advice for future brides and grooms planning their wedding, what would that be?
Don’t stress, things will work out in the end. There were items that was not done or was disregarded at the last minute, it’s not worth stressing about because if the guests sees the bride and groom happy it overlooks the mishaps and flaws.
Thank you Mary & Nam! Best of luck in this new chapter of your lives!
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