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Pause And Pivot
Pause And Pivot
Weddings | November 4, 2020
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As wedding planners, we love taking a good hold of every little bit of every situation, and we have always succeeded in doing so.  

Well, not until recently. 

Plan and Control. These are just some of the major things that the pandemic robbed us of in a bat of an eye.  

The question is, can we really have everything go according to plan? Given the nature of my job, I am compelled to believe that the answer to this is yes

The aisle awaits, no matter what obstacle appears along the way.

Looking back though, the reality is that, as we try to control the circumstances, the more we realize that we were never in control. There would always be something that would go differently than what we have originally planned. This did not mean, though, that it made the celebration less special. But on the contrary, more often than not, these unanticipated happenings make everything a lot more meaningful.

Kristelle and Chadwick were only a few days away from the wedding of their dreams when the President announced a nationwide lockdown. 

They were in denial and in distress, trying their very hardest to fathom the situation. And at the same time, trying to think of ways on how to push through with their wedding, and get ahead of the virus.

Meaning and purpose go beyond the grandeur of a celebration.

Behind the disappointment, they have proven to us that true love can beat all kinds of odds, and missed chances can open our eyes to realize that a celebration does not always have to be grand to be considered exceptional. We ourselves have the power to make any moment special by owning and grasping every second of it with the people that matter most in our lives. 

We are aware that so many things are more important than having a wedding during these times, but that does not invalidate the frustration of not being able to move forward with what you had been planning for and dreaming of for a very long time.   

Love always finds a way, through it all.

So, go ahead and be sad, cry, feel every ounce of emotion. Go through every uncertainty because the journey is only made sweeter when you emerge together, breaking free from all doubt, stronger, more resilient, and with a commitment forged in fire. That breakthrough binds you in ways that are more significant than it seems.

This video by MJ films will show us that though some of our plans may be derailed, nothing is really snatched away from us if we have hearts full of love and gratitude. 

Love endures, even amidst a pandemic.

Suppliers

  • Groom’s Suit: Boy Kastner Santos  
  • Bride’s Gown: Boy Kastner Santos 
  • Photography: Nelwin Uy Photography 
  • Video: MJ films 
  • Stylist: Teddy Manuel 
  • Cake: Lemon Square

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