it didn’t have as much spontaneity as britney’s las vegas overnight, nor was it doused in that romantic glow like jfk jr.’s very private one. we didn’t and still don’t mean to run off into the unknown through some path as wide as an interstate highway. it was just as brief, we have to admit. we were fast, but we were thorough.

the actual cermony only takes 15 minutes, we were told, so we said we intend to keep it at 15 minutes. and no entourage, no flowers, i’ll have none of that interminable white train straining with the mass of a hundred thousand glass beads hand sewn by middle aged ladies in the backroom of a dimly-lit design studio. i certainly wouldn’t go under that gossamer veil, the one that makes me look like an apparition when you see me against the sun. and no gauzy gloves, i never figured out what they’re really for anyway. heck, no rings even. i’d rather we put the money away for that impending flight.

but i’d at least want to wear that dressy top with my jeans. if that’s alright.

and we were witnessed by a very intimate few. the same people who shared lunch with us the same day. the same people we share lunch with on many days.

we got married february 6, 2009 with no fanfare. if we have to do it all over again with all the pompous trappings to please the gods of our families, sure. but it won’t be as memorable as the first one. all fifteen minutes of it.


7 Responses to “02.06.2009”

  1. 1 ton February 10, 2009 at 7:10 am

    well, the infrastructure here is really good and there’re really a lot of nice things to see.. but it’s all very superficial. Abu Dhabi actually feels more organic, as if the city had grown steadily, as opposed to the inorganic, transplanted and overly manicured growth of Dubai. But yeah, everything’s on me if you come over except airfare and hotel. haha

  2. 2 shan February 11, 2009 at 7:29 am

    The less resemblance it bears to a “traditional” wedding, the better. I, for one, would like mine to be as simple–and embellishment-free–as possible. The trappings (and the huge crowd) will actually take away much of the beauty and intimacy.

    Congratulations. You are a stranger but having been (and still being) a regular reader of your blog, I hope you won’t find it presumptuous of me if I wished you a lifetime of happiness.


  3. 3 cat with the fiddle February 11, 2009 at 7:47 am

    ton, game! pakainin mo kami and bring us around town haha…

    shan, thank you so much! it’s been exciting 😀

  4. 4 dodo dayao February 11, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Belated congratulations.:)

  5. 5 jillsabs February 12, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    ninong gary, ninang char!!! hahahaha!

  6. 6 cat with the fiddle February 13, 2009 at 2:46 am

    hi dodo, thank you!

    hi jill, oo nga no… hahaha!

  7. 7 Susan Ng Yu February 24, 2009 at 5:18 am

    You know, if I had my way Princeton and I would have gotten married the same way. 🙂 I wanted to keep it simple and very intimate with just immediate family. Princeton wanted the whole nine yards.

    I compromised by agreeing to what I called a “wedding dinner” of, I think, 200 family members, relatives, and close friends after an intimate civil wedding of just immediate family. 🙂

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