Philippines or Bust Pt 18

Sunset party on our balcony in Guimaras

Our last night together in Nature’s Eye. Tomorrow we head back to Iloilo to prepare for our trip home.

Philippines or Bust Pt. 17

The purpose of coming to Guimaras after my son’s wedding was reconnection. We hadn’t seen Joe in two years. Joe’s mom Tina, her husband Terry, Brenda and I haven’t visited with each other in over a year.

Nature’s Eye Resort is an out of the way escape which can only be accessed by foot. Once you are here there is nowhere to go. Yesterday we spent 4 hours playing cards and getting to know our new daughter-in-law, Kristine. This morning the elders of our party (that would be everyone but Joe and Kristine) gathered for a sunrise party

It all feels a little bit like the movie Mama Mia…people who haven’t seen each other in years reconnecting at a rustic resort for a wedding.
The honeymooners cabana
Our lives have taken many unexpected turns. This is one of them and I have to say, we consider ourselves most blessed. This has been a joyous time.

Philippines or Bust Pt.12

This was an absolutely lovely day. Weddings here in the Philippines are very different. Oh, the words are the same, but the traditions, they are totally different.

Preparation for everyone started at 7 AM. It was at that point the photos started rolling. When I first heard that it was going to take us from seven until one to get ready I didn’t believe it.Boy, was I wrong we used every bit of preparation time to get ready. The photo shoot before the wedding even started was epic

The wedding planners, Jericho and Cherry And their team kept everything is moving smoothly throughout the day. That was no small feat with 20 sponsors 12 attendance two flower girls a ringbearer and parents and grandparents to keep track of.
The church looked amazing! The service was lovely
After the throwing of the flower petals and the release of the doves the entourage was taken by van to the reception venue
The reception venue was no less ornate. The program for the reception was incredibly detailed
Now my son is married and I have a new daughter, Kristine! Tomorrow we head for a resort on the ocean. I am told reception there is spotty. So I may or may not be able to post for a few days. The vicarage will be back.

Philippines or Bust Pt.9

Here are some more photos of our Philippine architecture excursion.

Harro

Molo Chirch

Molo
The resurrection altar frescoe at Molo

Joe’s mom Tina and her husband Terry live in SouthCarolina now so we don’t see each other on the regular. It was nice to catch up!