Thursday, March 8, 2012

sunshine, white sand, and a beautiful wedding

{disclaimer: long photo post}

waiting to check-in for Manila-Kalibo flight.
photo from my istagr.am feed

Last Feb 24-27, we were in Boracay. Although I'm sure my fellow wave sliders and I regrettably left our surfboards behind, we were also all excited to just unwind, hang out and most of all share a very special event, Tin & Eric's wedding! And what a wedding it was!

And I admit I have expressively said and shown my distaste for the place since it has become commercialized and has mostly lost the appeal of a serene beach getaway. But if you're in the right spot (station 1??) and are with an awesome group of people, it ain't all bad!


One cannot argue though... this white sand beach is AMAZING.


It really does feel like powder beneath your toes...


We spent four days there and basically hung out, ate, swam, drank, hung out...then repeat daily. haha First day was Charlie's birthday so we had a nice dinner and a few drinks after.

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 The next day was spent -- how else? -- by the ocean. Just relaxing and playing. The only way to spend a day at the beach :)

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my two musketeers Nina & Kim
photo by Lorraine Lapus

JoeyLor
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Lorraine, Kim & Nina 
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a little futbol never hurt :) well yea it kinda hurt coz buji kicked lorraine and kim kept stubbing her toes and now she's limping. but hey! still fun! :) And yes, I did want to play but i was wearing a bandeau bikini (and I have no idea how Kim did it) but I was scared to have a wardrobe malfunction. 

Buj and Joey Copyright 2012 Charlie Gomez, All Rights Reserved

photo by Lorraine Lapus

That evening was spent wolfing down eat all you can Mongolian rice bowl and Tin & Eric's booze all you can luau. O_o
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Yes! we finally see the bride!! And what a gorgeous bride she is. :)
and yes that's me whatta face-ing in the background.
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Lui + Pao = instant comedy show
photo by Lorraine Lapus

 The following day was the day of the wedding. And thank you God for the sunshine! Since the event was in the afternoon, we decided to go on a paraw and sail along the island, do some snorkelling and just enjoy the morning sun.






{more of our sailing photos in Coast Thru Life's facebook page and blog.
Check it out! Please like and share too!}


Of course after lunch the girls all hurried to get dressed and do our hair and make up! But it's so fun and easy dressing up for a beach wedding because it's so relaxed. And it's so cool that all the surfer girls were in either shades of pink or floral dresses!
how thoughtful! since it's outdoors and it's sunny, you get a parasol & an abanico when you register
photo by Lorraine Lapus
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And the surfer boys surely are a good looking lot!
photo by Lorraine Lapus

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I don't think you can ever go wrong with a beach wedding. *sigh*


The most gorgeous bride I have ever seen. 
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uhm...look at that DRESS!

The newlyweds. Tin & Eric with Miguela
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 Congratulations & Best wishes to the Matics!! I love you guys!

This is their wedding video. What a tear jerker!!! so beautiful!!!

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The next day, most of us were getting ready to head back to Manila.
But me being such a beach baby, I couldn't leave without going for one last dip in the ocean! I took a walk alone and enjoyed the water before going back. Oh the glorious white sand!

I stand corrected when I said I *hated* this place before, but I'll miss you Boracay!

6 comments:

  1. awwwww Niks this brings back happy fallin-in-love vibes (eric+tin)! the photos are awesome, thanks to the beautiful Boracay light and the bountiful food. haha! I've been planning to write about the wedding but this says it all. I will share this na lang! :-)

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    1. grabe no? i cried again watching the video. :(( hahahaha been meaning to post this earlier, nung nagpaalam ako kay charlie to use the photos! pero now ko lang nagawa. happy memories!!!

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  2. ano ba...ako din kanina i showed my staff in the office yung video...tapos nakakahiya kasi naiyak ako ulet sa harap nila. hahahahaha!!! lang kwentang boss?!?

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  3. Hi! Am a huge fan of your work and your style! Where did you buy your sunnies? (https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/429306_10150593582349646_538179645_9354297_526268411_n.jpg) :-)

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    1. thank you! :)

      i got my sunnies from a local brand here in the philippines called Fly Eyewear. :)

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    2. Thank you!!! :-)

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