MARC JUSTIN TEE & FRITZIE FAYE CABIAL

Soul­mates and Un­con­di­tional Love

Wedding Essentials - - REAL WEDDINGS - Pho­to­graphs TOTO VILLARUEL Words FRITZIE FAYE L. CABIAL-TEE

Time check, 3:00am of April 22, 2018, the af­ter party of our wed­ding is about to wrap up. I am sit­ting down in a chair, will­ing my­self to fight off the af­fects of fa­tigue. I look up and see all our friends danc­ing and hav­ing a good time. Then I see my hus­band walk­ing to­wards me, he hugs me then kisses me. We both take a panoramic look at our ball­room, which by then is be­ing dis­as­sem­bled al­ready, af­ter which I tell him “Love, we’ve made it! What a wed­ding!” I place my head on his chest, and then I glance at my left hand and see my en­gage­ment ring, I sud­denly re­mem­ber where all this started.

Jan­uary 20, 2017, one day be­fore Justin’s 30th birth­day. We were on our first day of our hol­i­day in Lon­don. The trip was ac­tu­ally my birth­day gift to him but lit­tle did I know that I would be the one re­ceiv­ing the great­est gift of my life. Justin had ev­ery­thing planned out. He hired a pho­tog­ra­pher and told me she would only take our pho­tos as we do our lit­tle sight­see­ing in Lon­don. When we got to our last spot, our pho­tog­ra­pher po­si­tioned us for the per­fect photo, I just thought it was an­other pic­ture, but sud­denly Justin got down on one knee and pro­posed to me. Of course I said yes! The words of af­fir­ma­tion just came out eas­ily be­cause I have al­ways imag­ined my­self walk­ing down the aisle and see­ing him at the very end of it. It was just a mat­ter of when. And since mar­riage is a new chap­ter in one’s life, we chose April 21, 2018 for our wed­ding date—a day af­ter our 5th an­niver­sary.

Months lead­ing to that very im­por­tant day were not easy. In fact, it was dur­ing the wed­ding plan­ning when we had the most num­ber of dis­agree­ments. From the theme, the in­vi­ta­tion, the en­tourage dresses, up to the song choices, you name it, we prob­a­bly ar­gued about it.

But for some un­known rea­son, we would al­ways set­tle and ac­cept our dif­fer­ences, and even­tu­ally find our way back to each other.

I look at Justin as my vow went “that’s why when you asked to be my part­ner I said yes in a heart­beat be­cause I re­al­ize that your heart is all the I’ll ever need”

April 21, 2018 at ex­actly 3:05 in the af­ter­noon, I mar­ried my great­est love. With the help and sup­port of our friends and loved ones, we were able to pull off our dream wed­ding. The ball­room was beau­ti­fully dec­o­rated, just the way we imag­ined it to be. The food was de­li­cious. Ev­ery­one was hav­ing an amaz­ing time with the games and per­for­mances we pre­pared. Of course there were “boo­boo” mo­ments, but none of those neg­a­tive events mat­tered any­more be­cause at that very mo­ment, a mo­ment filled with love and cel­e­bra­tion, we only could find the beauty in ev­ery­thing.

Just like what our mar­ried lives will be. We may not nec­es­sar­ily have enough money to buy our dream car or dream house, but we won’t care as much as we thought we would. Our dreams don’t in­clude these things any­more. In­stead we’ll dream of hap­pi­ness. Hap­pi­ness by just be­ing with each other and with the peo­ple we love and love us.

Just like what we did dur­ing our wed­ding plan­ning, we’ll work hard ev­ery day.

Some days we’ll starve and some days we’ll thrive, but we’ll love the hard work be­cause it’s hard but it’s not dif­fi­cult. But at the end of the day it’s all about that one great love we spent our lives look­ing for, and we’ll know it be­cause it feels right, it feels un­con­di­tional.

“At the end of the day it’s all about that one great love we spent our lives look­ing for, and we’ll know it be­cause it feels right, it feels un­con­di­tional. “

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