Sunday, January 8, 2012

Lucky They're In Love With Their Bestfriend!


I'm not a natural romantic. A late bloomer if you may, I can account all my crushes in this lifetime on one hand. I also find it very hard to show affection especially when I was younger. I get goosebumps when schoolboys send me gifts and flowers, and I roll my eyes with cheesy lines from songs or movies.

If not for my Sweetie, who's been very patient in showering me with affection for the last 7 years, I might still be the same old distant person. How can you not love a guy who notices a new haircut, who's always a willing chauffeur for me and my girlfriends and calls in the middle of the day to remind you how beautiful you are.

But this post is not about my story. But I'm kilig all the same, I just have to share it!

 It's nothing less magical than a Nicholas Sparks inspired movie. 

My cousin Marie recently married her high school bestfriend, Jeff. Nope, they are not highschool buddies-turned-sweethearts who stormed through college and got married. In fact, Jeff used to date Marie's best friend. They haven't seen each other for almost a decade, have spoken sporadically through college and lost touch when they started working. They both had strings of unsuccessful relationships, and Marie had her share of assholes. She then worked in United Arab Emirates, while Jeff traveled in different countries as an Engineer. 

Last October 2010, Marie got an unexpected call from Jeff who was then assigned in Dubai. They saw each other again after so many years, and the attraction was undeniable. They dated for exactly one week. ONE WEEK! On Jeff's last day of assignment in Dubai, he brought Marie to the mountain park of Jebel Hafeet, and stunned her when he suddenly wrapped a diamond ring around her finger. I can almost see Marie's blushing face when she told me about it! I even teased her of the local OPM, Isang Linggong Pag-ibig (a week of Love).

Jeff left for a few more weeks, went back to UAE for Marie, and never left her side since then. They got married in the Philippines, a year after being reunited, last December 2011. Their wedding was so fun, so light and just plain beautiful! The couple is so cool; the entourage was dressed in different bright colors while everything was adorned with their black and white motif. They also exchanged I DOs wearing white Lacoste sneakers. Darn cute!

Their pre-nup pictorial was done in an instant, and there was technical glitch during the video presentation, but nothing can ruin their big day! They are the true testament that the celebration of love and marriage matters the most. Everything else, the gorgeous gown, the expensive gifts nor the very generous servings of Sashimi are just but bonuses.  Marie, ever so beautiful in her vintage lace gown (reception), just laughed and said "Okay lang yan, ang haba naman ng AVP eh, para inuman na agad!"

Hay. Fairy tales still do come true! And every girl can have their very own love story. We just have to believe. :)


The proposal






"Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused." - The Zahir by Paulo Coehlo



Let LOVE be LOVE. Simple, untamed, free flowing.  Happy kilig Sunday! =)

From the Nook, 
Dang

4 comments:

  1. awww! i love KILIG stories and i love reading and hearing them over and over again!!!! :D

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  2. @Nikki: Hihi, oo nga super kilig. You have your own kilig story with hubby Keith kaya! *wink* :)

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  3. Awww. This is so sweet! Being inlove with your bestfriend is probably the best thing. My bestfriend and I have been friends since Highschool and we're together for about 6 years now. :) Anyway, just sharing. haha. Thanks for sharing this story, too!

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  4. Awww. This is so sweet! Being inlove with your bestfriend is probably the best thing. My bestfriend and I have been friends since Highschool and we're together for about 6 years now. :) Anyway, just sharing. haha. Thanks for sharing this story, too!

    vinayabut.blogspot.com

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