So here’s the story from A to Z, Verna + Paul had arranged to have lunch at their favorite restaurant, Thai BBQ. Coming from a client meeting, Paul was all dressed up in business attire, so he questioned Verna as she jumped into his car wearing what could be considered house clothes (aka sweats or ‘pang bahay’ for you Filipino type). After a long week, it was great to catch up while having a great meal. As Paul goes to write the check, he flips the receipt over and secretly writes, “Will you marry me?”. He slips it over to Verna, and pulls out the “one ring that ruled them all” at this point in their lives, an engagement ring! Love works in mysterious ways. Serendipity in full effect. Who knew that the mere acquaintance that sat across from you at that same restaurant 14 years ago, would turn out to be your soulmate?
This past weekend family and friends gathered to celebrate the union of Verna + Paul at St Denis Catholic Church in Diamond Bar. This was a special one for us because Verna is Annie’s sister. Annie was once again part of the bridal party, and Jerelle was again the ring bearer. After the ceremony, everyone headed down to Orange Hill Restaurant to take in the breath-taking view, amazing buffet, and the beats from DJ Abel. I want to thank our good friend Sarina for helping me out that day!
Verna + Paul, it’s definitely been a long time coming. We love you guys! May God bless you in this new journey. We will be over to visit often to hang out and get margaritas at Espiau’s. Bring back some some spam flavored macademia nuts and garlic shrimp from Giovanni Shrimp Truck when you come back from your honeymoon in Hawaii!
This next shot was a precious moment. Verna + Paul were having their first dance, and out of no where, Jerelle comes running in and stops to look up at them. When Verna + Paul look down, he starts clapping. That’s our boy! Who taught him that?
Wedding Day Coordinator: Anne Marie Sanchez
Associate Photographer: Sarina of Sarina Love Photography
Florist: Irene Aquino
Linens: C&L Linens
DJ/MC: DJ Abel of Scratch Weddings
Cake: Pacific Bakery Patisserie
Lighting: Invisible Touch Lighting
Photobooth: Foto Cabina
Limo: Classique Limousine