when we arrived at the hotel, hubby and i proceeded to the room where the bride was being made up. my friend covered the event, so we had the privilege to actually see them prepare for the evening. while Maie’s hair was being done by the stylist, i couldn’t help but feel nostalgic. i remembered my very own moment not so long ago. i imagined she was feeling so excited about everything, too.
helping the bride with her shoes
when we finally went out to see the place for the party, we were bowled over by the romantic look of the place. there were luminaries along the steps and all over the place. calla lilies added a touch of life and glamour to the tables. gold chiffon draperies hung on the trellis and were illuminated by soft, white rice lights, giving the place a romantic feel. it had a view of the harbor and the ocean.
i knew most of the guests as they were also colleagues from various departments. i was able to introduce Ryan to them, who was by now quite popular at work because of his baked goodies. one of them couldn’t stop raving about the carrot cake when she spoke to the husband, and another was even begging for the recipe.
the husband & me
it was also an opportune time to catch up with former colleagues who had moved on to other companies. hubby and i had a nice time chatting with Y, who came alone as her husband JP was unfortunately not feeling well that evening so he couldn’t come.
it was a magical evening filled with laughter and dancing. everyone came in their festive mood, which made me very pleased as i saw in my friend that she was really happy. i could not wish for anything else for my dear friend, Maie and her husband Ahmad. i trust that they’ll stay happy together for many, many years.