#HappilyeVERGARA, the Wedding
2 years of wedding planning could never really prepare me for what happened last Jan 10, 2018: I had a raging fever the morning of my wedding.
Days Before #happilyeVERGARA
When Vergs arrived last December, we only had a little over 2 weeks to finish all the remaining requirements needed for the wedding. The fact that we had to do everything during the holiday season didn’t make things any easier as well.
In two weeks, we had to finish the following:
- Get an out of town canonical interview ticked off
- Attend a Pre-Cana seminar
- Have an out of town pre-wedding shoot
- See our mock set up for the tables
- Pick dishes in our final food tasting
- Get rings resized (for the nth time)
- Find him a suit
- Have the last finishing touches done to my dress
In the process of keeping up with our insane schedules and keeping our (my) heads above water due to all the wedding stress, I fell sick. Then again, it was bound to happen. We were out practically every day, either running errands or spending time with family and friends.
I will never forget the look my doctor gave me when I told her I was getting married in two days. She didn’t know what to feel. To be honest, I didn’t know either.
Morning of the Wedding
My wedding morning started off with me having my highest fever in 3 days. But as they say in theatre, “the show must go on.”
And so it did.
I welcomed my bride squad, HMUA, photo, video, and wedding planner teams clad in my PJs, fuzzy socks, slippers, and a box of tissue nearby. I was running on meds for the most part and would constantly joke around with Regina, my head photographer.
“You’re so chill,” she would say.
“I’m really drugged right now,” I’d reply with a laugh.
“Don’t worry. Parang wala kang sakit.” (It doesn’t look like you’re sick.)
I swear, I can’t thank my photo and video teams enough for being so amazing and understanding during my wedding day. THEY ARE SUCH BRILLIANT AND CARING PEOPLE. Always asking me how I was feeling and doing their best to keep my spirits up despite all the sniffles.
By the way, I’ll be writing a post on my best wedding suppliers because they truly deserve all the credit.
Moments before the Wedding
I brought my mom and Mia, my MOH, with me in my bridal car on the way to Chapel on the Hill. To be honest, they were the best people I could have chosen to be with during that time. They came prepped with their “supplies”. My mom had a bottle of water. Mia had my meds, a pack of tissue ready, and a tube of lipstick ready for touchups. After all, a bride still needs to look pretty even when she's feeling under the weather.
Being with my mom and Mia really kept me calm during the entire ride. I had all sorts of emotions. I was happy, a tad nervous (what if I start coughing up a storm during my vows?!), but most of all, I was so excited.
I hadn’t seen Vergs for about 3 days before the wedding since I got sick and didn’t want him to catch whatever it was I had. We didn’t Facetime nor did we “accidentally” bump into each other at a gas station on the way to Tagaytay.
While waiting in the bridal car, my photo and video teams kept asking me how I felt, and all I could reply was this, “I can't wait to see him!”
I have never in my life felt so at peace and happy than when I married my husband for the second time.
To all those who celebrated with us on our special day, to those who took the time to tell us how our wedding tugged their heartstrings, and to all those who’ve been following our #happilyeVERGARA hashtag ever since I posted about it on social media and on my blog… Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude.
Thank you for letting us share our story with you and for bearing witness to one of the most beautiful moments of our life together.
Here’s to more #happilyeVERGARA stories in the future!