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Patrick Santillan and Karen Paña Wedding at Villa Escudero

Finally, after years of togetherness, the love of Patrick Santillan (a high school friend) and Karen Paña was finally binded by a marriage on July 24, 2010 at Villa Escudero Tiaong, Quezon. All the important persons were around to witness how the couple vouched with each other, TILL DEATH DO US PART and exchanged the I DO. Finally…

The long wait was over, the groom entered with his parents waited for his bride in front of the altar. Primary sponsors, flower girls, ring and bible bearers, best man, maid of honor, secondary sponsors and the bridesmaids who were in violet combined with pink waistbands gowns, followed by the bride’s parents, entered too. Karen’s parents waited for her to enter, and then finally, stepping down from the calesa, the bride entered the church as the singer sang “How Did You Know” and as confetti showered upon as she entered, she might have been feeling as if she was walking in the cloud.  

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Everyone’s eyes were staring at here, she was the prettiest (she should be, it was her moment, their moment hehehe). That was it, the bride’s hands finally handed to the groom, expressing “Hey you’ll be mine forever” 🙂 The wedding ceremony has began, officiating priest was from Lusacan Tiaong, Quezon (sana naalala ko name nya no, but I do recognized him). The ceremony lasted for an hour. The newly wed was greeted by the fireworks outside the church afterward! Bonga!

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We were fetched by a ride driven by carabaos going to the reception hall.

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Bear, the symbol of the couple’s love, from the love story narrated by Martin, bear was the first gift given by Patrick to Karen and every morning, karen was always surprised to see bear in her table, when they were still in Hoya – this was the unforgettable company for them because their story began here. After the love story sharing, we were regaled by the Villa Escudero’s cultural presentation – Pandango sa Ilaw and Banga. All the other traditional wedding part followed including the bouquet and garter throwing.

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Villa Escudero’s cultural presentaion – Pandango sa Ilaw

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Villa Escudero’s cultural presentaion  – Banga

The most awaited to be served, dinner by buffet. Surfeit! 🙂 After this, another traditional part was done, the couple danced at the middle of the reception and everyone pinned any amount, this will be the first hanapbuhay the couple will save.

And the gathering has ended, we left the couple at—-i wish I looked at my watch. The wedding that gone through an expensive efforts and presentation, the venue, the food the photographer and videographer, the fireworks, and all that. They say it’s the wedding of the year. Indeed! They both deserved it!

Congrats to the newly wed couple, may your marriage life will be forever, and I am sure it will be!

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Till then,
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  • I seriously feel envious with this wedding. My was with a freaking old building here in NYC, with 1 guest. Great blog

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