10th Anniversary Renewal of Vows

by Laguna Lupie

ten years after

I always said I wanted to get married again on our tenth wedding anniversary and we did, we finally did!

It was family affair with our whole household in tow.  We chose a beautiful little chapel on a hill near the legendary Taal lake and we stayed at a really nice provincial hotel for the weekend.  It was just us and our loved ones and it was perfect.

I was so happy.  It felt like the culmination of a lot of things.  It felt like a triumph and a promise of more to come.  It was happiness crystallized in a moment.

I kept crying thinking about it and how it would be during the ceremony, I would listen to love songs that we chose to play for the renewal and I kept crying.  It was so crazy, how I went maudlin over the whole thing.

Anyway, I don’t want to have to rave too much about it.  I will share our vows and the pictures, I think the pictures will speak for themselves.  I hope my boys remember this wedding renewal when they grow up and remember the happiness and the love.

My wedding renewal of vow:

Ruel,

Sampung taon na tayong mag asawa! Ang bilis ng ng panahon. Madami na tayong pinagdaanan, mga napatunayan sa isa’t isa, mga away at pagbabati. Kung mayroon akong pinanghahawakan ngayon, ito ay ang pagkapanalig ko sa iyong pagmamahal sa akin, sa pamilya natin, sa tibay at lakas mo na sinasandigan ko sa araw araw. Nakita ko na sa sampung taon natin ang “for richer or for poorer” kasi nagsimula tayo na walang wala, naghirap tayo together, yung tipong wala tayong pambili ng gatas, nagbubukas ka ng alkansya natin, hanggang sa nagkanegosyo tayo, naging maayos ang buhay natin at ngayon ay nasusuportahan ng ayos ang pamilya natin. Nakita ko na sa atin ang “in sickness and in health” kasi nung nagkasakit ako, lagi mo akong alagang alaga at never mo pinaramdam sa akin na pabigat ako sa iyo. Araw araw nagpapasalamat ako kasi napakabait at maunawain mo. Sa panahon ng mga matinding pagsubok sa buhay natin, ikaw lagi ang pinagkukunan ko ng lakas, ikaw ang boses na nagsasabi sa akin “lilipas din ito at magiging masaya tayo uli” at sa bawat paglampas natin sa mga pagsubok, sa bawat tagumpay natin, matibay ang loob kong nandiyan ka lang sa tabi ko– ang tahimik kong kabiyak na puno ng lakas at kabaitan. Ipagdadasal ko na matagal na matagal pa ang “til death do us part” kasi palalakihin pa natin mga anak natin. Sigurado ako madami pa tayong mabubuong magagandang alaala bilang pamilya at masaya ako kasi ganon pa rin tayo sa isa’t isa, na laging nagtatawanan at nagtitisismisan sa araw araw, magaan na magaan pa rin ang relasyon natin, at ikaw pa rin ang aking one and true best friend. Mahal na mahal kita mylabs. Happy ten years sa atin!

The Pictures

household picOnly our family as guests for this event.

family pic family pic2

Our pre-ceremony photo ops at the hotel.

ten years after pic2

Our beautiful venue, the chapel at the Marian Orchard in Balete, Batangas.

The small chapel was perfect for our intimate event.

march with bambam

Our wedding march.  I chose to go with our baby Bambam and my husband marched with our eldest boy, Anton.

renewal mass

Our venue was a really small chapel that was just right for our event.

wedding vows

As we said our vows of renewal, I held my husband’s shaking hand to help ease his nervousness. It was a beautiful moment and I will never forget it for the rest of my life.

the kiss

mom in tears

After the ceremony, my mother was crying so much. She kept telling me, I wish your Tatay were still here to see this.

renewal pic1

With our boys and our placards! Haha!

wacky shot

Bambam calls this the “Wacky! Wacky!”

mommy and anton renewal pic

I love this shot of me and my eldest after the event.  So sweet how he kept holding on to that placard of our names.

mommy and bambam

This is me with my little hooligan.  I hope he remembers this day when he’s all grown up.

best friend pic

Me and my husband each had one guest, each other’s best friends.  This is my best friend Geng. 🙂

selfie

The now obligatory “selfie” shot.  But I think this is my favorite picture of all because it showed how happy we were.

pink ombre cake pink ombre cake2

I had to have a wedding cake of course and it had to be a pink ombre cake (of course)!

profile pic

My vanity shot.  I love how happy I am here.

fabric bouquet

Forgive me, I just had to upload a picture of my beautiful fabric bouquet.

We still Do

And this is us. And “We Still do!”  And always will.

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