Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Earl and Che Nuptials

(Kris, Earl and Che)
Just a few hours ago, Earl and Cheryl tied the not. I am especially happy for them because both are my friends. Earl was my best bud in high school, while Che was my blockmate in college.

Their wedding was the primary reason for me going to the States. Honestly, I would have thought twice about going here, upon receiving the invite. But I could not refuse, when Earl told Ked and I that we were his Bestmen. We just couldn't. Earl was our partner in crime in high school. We had to attend his wedding!

The ceremony was at a five-star hotel in Las Vegas. It was an intimate ceremony. There were two professional photographers. No video cams in sight. I was told that there was going to be a dvd of the sedding, so i figured the cameras were hidden within the salon. I did notice two dark mirrors near the altar. Dun siguro yung camera. Earl, Che and the pastor had wireless mics in their person, although room-level lang naman yung boses nila. Siguro para sa dvd uli yun.

Ked's partner was Sam, Earl's younger sister. My partner was Jane, Che's best friend. Jane and I stood next to the couple the whole ceremony. My only role was to hand over to Earl the wedding rings. Yun lang trabaho ko but my hands were cold and sweaty the whole time.

The service was short and sweet. No mass. Just a pastor discussing love and marriage. Earl and Che made their own vows. I gave the rings. They kissed. And then that was that. They were married! Congratulations!

The reception was at a nearby posh restaurant. Masarap yung dinner. Open bar. I tried out this cocktail called Mojito. Masarap. Para siyang sprite na may mint.

After the first course, Ked and I stood up. We gave a toast to the newlyweds. Kampai!

We continued with dinner. Had photo-ops with the bride and groom. Kwentuhan ng kaunti. And that was that. Tapos na mission ko dito sa Amerika. Uwi na ako.

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