After 5 months, my first blog entry is about Boracay (a favorite place of mine and my friends), and my college friend’s wedding, because there are no rules as to what you should post after a long break, lol.
So, a couple of months back, Karen, our college barkada based in France told us that she plans on having a beach wedding, in either Batangas, Palawan, or Boracay. Fast forward to Boracay being the final choice and the college barkada finalizing the trip (booking flights, hotel and paying) via the uber reliable Viber, hahaha.
The wedding was scheduled on a Saturday, so we all decided to come in on a Friday, hit the beach, attend the wedding on Saturday, before taking the last flight out on Sunday.
Except that it rained that Friday afternoon so we just ended up taking full advantage of the happy hour offer until it was time for dinner at around 8 pm.
The next morning, we all woke up at around 9 to get a little tan since the wedding call time was 4 pm. Unfortunately, it was raining, really, really, hard!!! So, dahil ang hirap namang mag-beach habang umuulan, we ate, then went back to sleep, hahaha. Buti na lang, the rain literally stopped at around 1 pm. Sakto for the wedding! Yay!
I can honestly say that this is the wedding that I have cried the most. Super. As in. Exage na kung exage pero ang dami kong times talaga na umiyak, hahaha. And not just me, but almost the entire barkada too. From the moment Karen walked down the aisle, to their wedding vows, to the many speeches of the fabulous friends of the couple. It was really one of the best weddings I have attended. And I have attended medyo a lot na okay.
Look at the cute invitation/souvenir:
The set-up of the entire place was perfect ❤ I most especially like how the cocktails were set-up while the guests waited for their turn to have their photos taken with the couple.
It was a celebration of love and family and friendship and I’m really happy I got to be part of it. ❤
P.S. I have a short story about our mishap on our way back to Manila. Lol. So, about a few days before the trip, we received an email from Cebu Pacific bout our return flight having a schedule change, with the flight leaving 10 minutes earlier than the original time. So from 8:55 pm, it was moved to 8:45 pm. Okay, whatever. Let’s go to Boracay and enjoy the island. We did just that. On Sunday pa nga, we were a little bummed because we had to leave the hotel at 3 in the afternoon because our shuttle service will be picking us already, telling us that they always allot at least 4-5 hours of travel for domestic flights from Kalibo. Okay, fine, wala na magagawa. We arrived Kalibo airport at around 6 pm, bought some food, and headed on the CebPac’s check-in counter. Medyo nairita pa kami kasi when we got there, they looked shocked to see us, like hindi ba sila aware na we are there to check-in? Well, the answer is, hindi. Because the schedule change was actually a major one!! We were supposed to depart from Caticlan airport and not Kalibo!!! Kaloka. Good thing the CebPac folks told us to take the airport cab (they paid for it, thank you!), start traveling back to Caticlan while they work on our tickets. We literally arrived 10 minutes before the gates opened and started calling all passengers. Ka-stress! At the end of it all, we all just laughed and told ourselves that we have another one for the books, hahaha!