Wedding Reception at the Ritz….

excerpts from the party…

the Hors d’Oeuvre was very delicious.
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kids had fun taking pictures…
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Then there was the traditional money dance….
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Friends posing for pictures…
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Then she caught the bouquet from the toss…
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Then the dancing started…
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Even little Audrey get to dance, too…
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Then the garter tradition…
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then the garter toss…
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then more games…
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Then more dancing….
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Even when kids are tired, and (recharging their batteries)…
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Then they are back, full of energy…
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until the party ended, way…way…later…
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The party was so much fun, evidenced by these beautiful and goofing damsels…
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Grace + Raymund: A Dream Wedding….

Date: June 26, 2015
Location: Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
Officiating Priest: Monsignor Ken Schaefer

We had the honor of being invited and a witness to a wedding of two very wonderful individuals.

This wedding was a dream.  A Filipino wedding, set in America.  Held in a prestigious and famous church, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.

A true dream wedding. the pictures here do not do justice.

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Veil Sponsors donning the veil on the couple. The veil signifies the clothing of two individuals as one….
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After the veil, another set of secondary sponsors pins the cord over the shoulders of the couple. The cord is customarily shaped or looped to form the figure “8” (a lucky number; the figure is also interpreted as the infinity sign), to symbolise “everlasting fidelity.”
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There are other rituals that were done, but I was not able to capture them. Then the ceremony continues….
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Then the newlyweds are welcomed by the community….
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