With Love and Pride: Ian and Noel Marry in Sunny Pennsylvania
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With Love and Pride: Ian and Noel Marry in Sunny Pennsylvania

With Love and Pride: Ian and Noel Marry in Sunny Pennsylvania

Weddings | June 30, 2021
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From a chance encounter to getting married, Ian and Noel’s Pride Month story is a testament to how love is meant to be. #LoveWins indeed!

June is known to be Pride Month! And what better way to celebrate this with you, my dear readers, than by sharing a momentous occasion that we took part in. Yes, this is the story of a same-sex marriage that was held in Pennsylvania, USA last June 16.

In the Bucks County of Pennsylvania, Noel Jackman and Ian Galsim professed their love to each other in a self-uniting marriage. It was an intimate occasion, with just the two of them in attendance. But even so, their exchange of vows was solemn, sweet, and heartfelt.

A Memorable Encounter

Here’s a little backstory on Noel and Ian. By chance, the couple met in New York City last 2020, where Noel lived. Meanwhile, Ian was a tourist from Manila.

With the pandemic happening all over the world, New York was one of the many cities that were affected by travel restrictions. Ian was then stranded in the Big Apple. Soon after, he met Noel—his partner for life. In these circumstances, the couple found love and were destined to both meet and spend a lifetime with each other.

Truly, the stars aligned for their union.

The Promise of Forever

With the Noel and Ian’s permission, I’m sharing the vows that they said to each other on their special day:

Ian Galsim’s Vows

Noel, of all the people you’ve met on your journey and of all the places you’ve been, somehow and [in some way], you ended up here—with me. It is the most powerful and humbling fact that I can accept. With that alone, I am truly grateful.

I used to think that we met by chance, [much like] that story we had when we first met. But now I know without a doubt that the universe put you in front of me because we were meant to spend our lives together.

Noel Jackman’s Vows

We share the same likes, dislikes, opinions, perspectives, hobbies, and goals. You are clever, handsome, creative, and caring. We understand and support each other, [and] more importantly, we love each other.

When I am in your arms, I feel protected, safe, and secure. I am confident [that] together, we will overcome any challenges that life may present. [Thus], I promise to always support you and protect you. Gloria Steinem once said, “Being married is like having somebody permanently in your corner”. [But to me], it feels limitless—not limited.

In this happily-ever-after story, this wedding is a true testament that #LoveWins. Best wishes and congratulations, Noel and Jackman! And to the LGBTQIA+ community, Happy Pride Month!

Photography Team NICEPRINT NEW YORK

Bouquet and Boutonnières GIDEON HERMOSA

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Charisse is the woman behind NicePrint Photography. In the male-dominated world of photography and videography, she makes her mark as an empowered woman who does business always with a heart. True to her Assumption HS batch motto, making an impact and difference in her own sphere of influence, Charisse does just this with so much passion and love. Outside work, she is a mom of 3 beautiful kids and a loving wife to Jibby. During downtime, you’ll see her whipping up something special in her kitchen and hosting intimate parties for her family and friends. She loves traveling and spends most weekends bonding on the beach with family.
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