Wednesday, December 3, 2014

3 Weddings, 2 guys and a girl. Manila, Philippines

Bertemu kasih di Manila, Philippines.
We set wondering, the three of us, looking for love.
The story of our life.

San Sebastian Church, I as in awe of its grand architecture, not because of the intricate detailing but the material it was built from; steel. Excitedly we walked in and the wedding took place. Most of the wedding here took place on a Saturday as Sunday was reserve for Sunday Service and Mass and I respected that.

It was indeed a beautiful wedding, everyone wore their most beautiful dress in respect of the holy ceremony.

My favourite was the flower girl, she was the perfect choice for the bride and groom. Cute and sweet.

Completed in 1891, Basilica Minore de San Sebastian, better known as San Sebastian Church, is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in Manila, Philippines. It is famous for its architectural features and colour (baby blue is just too sweet), it is made of and the only all-steel church or basilica in Asia. This magnificent church is now in the Tentative List for possible designation as a World Heritage Site (#UNESCO).

More info in Wikipedia.

San Agustin Church is the humblest church I saw that day, despite its architecture, history and age, and it being gazetted a UNESCO site. Great crowd attending the weeding with all the fancy cars, a high profile people.

I guess the locals here love pastel colours as the interior for this is light green, the interior for this was is more magnificent than the earlier church we saw.

The beautiful couple. No, it is no us. Did I get you curious? *cheeky smile*.

We happen to 'gate-crashed' 3 weddings when we were in Intramuros, it was rather funny as we kept bumping to weddings with the 2-3 hours walk, can this be a sign? Ahaks. We sneaked at every wedding so that we can take few pictures of its interior before quietly leaving the place, but this particular church was slightly different, why...? Because Kirk wants a picture with....

Do you know who is the famous person in blue tie? 

Located inside the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila and more than 400 century old, San Agustin Church stood strong and proud. The original church and structure was made of bamboo and nipa, and was completed in 1571, later destroyed by fire in December, 1574. After a few disasters took place, a stronger material was used, hewn adobe stones quarried from Meycauayan, Binangonan and San Mateo, Rizal. Work started in 1586 and complete on January 19, 1607.

San Agustin Church was one of four Philippine churches constructed during the Spanish colonial period to be designated as a World Heritage Site by #UNESCO, under the collective title Baroque Churches of the Philippines. It was named a National Historical Landmark by the Philippine government in 1976.

The final and most majestic wedding cathedral we saw for the day - the Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica, the cathedral underwent repairs from 2012-2014 from earthquake aftermath, I was lucky to be able to visit it just 2 months after the renovation completed.

The sun was about to set and we have to rush to the fort, else I would have taken a picture of the sunset. Next time perhaps?

I find the interior rather simple but the security was rather tight. No shooting of pictures allowed as we were dressed way to casual and obviously not part of the wedding invitation list. But we were too smart - we managed to get one good shot each *proud*.

The Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica, informally known as Manila Cathedral, located at Plaza de Roma in the Intramuros, Manila. The cathedral was damaged and destroyed several times since the original structure was built in 1581, the present cathedral was constructed from 1954 to 1958.

So yeah, it was not me getting married  *bluek*.


Radin Fadli said...

Comelnya budak tu. Guess she's managed to steal lime light from the bride and groom. The church is so majestic.

Farikica said...

Perhaps it will be yr turn in no time, lily...ha..ha... the signs are everywhere... anyway, how are u..? bz travelling i presume...;)

Time Traveller said...

Terserlah keunikan perkahwinan bila perkahwinan di satu tempat yang penuh bersejarah untuk membuat stau sejarah baru dalam kehidupan :D

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