i think i should be singing this song nowadays. 😛 hahaha! the big day’s just a couple of weeks away and the good news is i’m not getting cold feet. but the butterflies in the stomach are going crazy!!!
we reserved the Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Church in Poblacion, Makati as the ceremony venue. i had the Nuestra Señora de Gratia initially in mind because it was easy to find and accessible, lots of parking space in front, security, and the beautiful facade that speaks of history and art. i feel like it’s a mini-Manila Cathedral. 🙂 but i think it was a ‘blessing’ that we didn’t get the church because of the demolition problem they are having in the area… i wouldn’t want that to ruin our big day. 🙂
the next option, as A’s relatives recommended, was the local parish church. besides, it was where her parents were wed and, as tradition would have it, the preferred place for the ceremony would be the woman’s parish.
when we first visited the church, it was still being redesigned. the altar and retablo are now in gold. and the walls are now painted and made to look like marble. and it’s really amazing to see that the from afar, the walls do look like marble now! when we had our second visit, there was a wedding and we stayed at the back pews. the left wall was done and only a small area on the right-side wall needed painting, hence the scaffolding. the facade wasn’t really picture perfect because of the cables across it and when you step back, the tree on the parish garden/parking area covers it.
our next visit, i think, would be to submit our documents for the pre-cana and canonical interview. i hope that the parish priest will be very accommodating and generous with us, and that our celebration will be different from the “let’s get this over and done with” wedding masses. 🙂