We’re so excited to feature Geremy and Carlos’ rainy day wedding.
This happy couple started off their wedding day by getting ready at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston, NJ.
Catholic Church Ceremony.
The couple was married at one of the most beautiful churches in New Jersey – Holy Family Church, Nutley, NJ!
A traditional Filipino wedding ceremony involves several smaller ceremonies within in it.
They had the traditional catholic cord, veil and coins ceremonies that are often performed at Filipino weddings.
Filipino weddings are a modern mix of contemporary and historic traditions. Each ritual signifies the important values of the union of two individuals.
Besides the bridesmaids and groomsmen, the our couple included significant members that have been a part of their life – Filipino wedding sponsors. During the ceremony, sponsors are usually invited to join the bride and groom in the prayers of blessing.
These sponsors were aunts, uncles and extended family included in the wedding ceremony to partake in the long-established rituals such as Catholic veil and cord ceremonies.
Filipino Veil Ceremony.
Filipino wedding veil ceremony is a symbol of unity. Sponsors draped one side of a white veil over the bride’s head and the other side over the groom’s shoulder.
Filipino Cord Ceremony.
Other sponsors placed infinity shaped cord on top of the veil as the couple received their blessing.
Filipino 13 Gold Coin Ceremony.
This ceremony was actually derived from the rites introduced in the early 18th century by the Spanish missionaries. After the minister then blessed the coins, the groom poured the coins into the bride’s hands as a symbol of his trust and confidence.
Our couple also had a final ritual symbolizing the bonding of two families. Together, the bride and groom did light the unity candle.
With smiling faces from ear to ear, the couple left for a dazzling reception at Richfield Regency in Verona, NJ.
While guests snapped photo booth photos for the guestbook, our couple danced the night away.
Congratulations to Geremy and Carlos!