Monday, October 18, 2010

The Wedding.

You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Le Petit Prince

One of my favorite lines in literature captures one of my favorite couples perfectly. For more than ten years, I have been part of their lives, from friendship to courtship to romance to the here and now. The inevitable. Staircases. Bus rides. Twix Fail. Mammal. Mabango ang Clairol. The soldier from the mountain. Top Three + On Top. Overnights. Slow drives. Baguio. Boracay. Tagaytay. Enchanted. Haranas. Ep Four. Tomi Fun. Moon cake festivals. You killed three bears in one game. Killer iced tea. Instant English-Tagalog song translations. Friendship hierarchy. This is the yearbook entry of our lives. I love you. I love you. I have seen them laugh, cry, doubt, sacrifice, get mad, give in, and fall madly in love over and over again. I have been blessed to have two friends who have never made me feel that I was a third wheel, who have managed to draw me into their special circle with such warmth and openness. That's why I was deeply touched when they asked me to be part of their special day in so many ways. I can say finally, finally. My heart is full.

As weddings go, it was a lovely ceremony that celebrated the bond between two people. Sure, it consumed most of my waking hours for the past few weeks (months?) but they were moments I would gladly give up again for these two:

Chrissie and John from MWCDLS on Vimeo.

This video was done by the amazing team at Daniel Lei Studio.

Change the weather, still together when it ends.

7 comments:

Anne Jacinto Tamondong said...

Awww!!! Top three + on top! I remember that. How moving. What a friendship. :-)

dementedchris said...

Bilang na bilang kayong makakakuha ng Top Three + On Top line. :P As much as I'm happy with where we all ended up, I still miss those days.:)

Joannie said...

Aww, so sweet!

dementedchris said...

Joannie, you found me! LOL. Galing naman! :P

kaoko said...

HA! Last ditch effort mo ba to? Walang pumatak, nacontrol ko.

Thicslose but not quite.

*hugs*

dementedchris said...

Think of it as my version of post-partum depression. *hugs*

kaoko said...

*hugs hugs*