Tying the knot10:42 PM
Peach top | Peach, pleated floral skirt Thrifted | Peep-toe Booties Ichigo |
Zipped-up black corset belt Landmark | Bow Baclaran | White rose ring DIY
“The last time I’ll fall in love.”
That was my best friend’s mindset when she decided to marry her boyfriend of five years at the age of 23. Micah and I have been BFFs since pre-school and even though she’s two years older than me, I’ve always played a major role in her decisions in life.
However, she spilled the beans about her wedding only a week before the said date. Can you imagine how disappointed I was? I’ve always been the first person to know and being one of the last people to be informed about it, I was really, really upset… at first.
Being the sister she never had, I wanted to be her right-hand maiden at planning and organizing the wedding ceremony. But when she explained that they wanted a civil wedding for the meantime, and really intended to surprise other people including their own families, I understood and respected their choice. Contrary to popular belief, as young as they may be, there’s no baby on the way yet (ehem judgmental people, haha).
The ceremony was straightforward and solemn. My best friend has always been a plain Jane; totally my opposite. She hates dressing up, always in a cute blouse, jeans and a pair of flats. I styled her according to her demand – minimal and simple. She wore a white multi-way dress (very practical outfit too) and decided to do the Venus-goddess style because it complimented her body type best (slightly broad shoulders). I used small faux roses as a hairpiece and for accessories, I layered all my pearl necklaces and added an over-sized floral pearl ring.
After the ceremony, I offered them a post-nuptial photo shoot with the help of my boyfriend JR. This time, I changed her dress style, placed muscle-cut sleeves but retained her accessories and over-all look.
Of course it was her day and I didn’t want to take that away from her. I opted for a color that won’t grab too much attention. It was my first time to wear peach (ever). Since my pleated floral skirt screamed a very feminine vibe, I put on a zipped-up corset belt, wore peep-toe boots and placed a bow on my top to add a little edge and to make it more modern.
Seeing my best-est friend in the whole world in that blissful moment, I could never be so much happier. Teary-eyed, I couldn't believe how my crybaby playmate, my confidante is now a wife and is about to build a family. I have to let her go. It breaks my heart that she just moved in to Patrick's house when before, her home was just beside mine. Anytime we needed each other, we were just a call or text away and we come to each other's rescue in a heartbeat...
Though I'm still in an adjustment period, I understand that she's now in a whole different chapter. Despite the differences in our lives now, I know we won't grow apart. I will be with her all the way and I just wish them God's best in everything.
Just a thought to myself: "When will it be me?" Hahaha. Well... I couldn't imagine myself with anyone else so I hope my present is my last as well.
How about you? Thoughts on love or on friendship? Do you have to let friends go along the course of life? You are most welcome to share. ^_^
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Photos by JR Espejo and Melai Entuna