July 9, 2009 Preps: Makati Shangrila
GOD is so powerful that He definitely can turn things arounds if He desires to. There may be times that He'll use his humor to make things lighter and easier. He can mediate and give an opportunity for an individual called for marriage to find his perfect match.
In the case of Ryan and Carol, He used a DOG ( way of turning things around right?)
They accidentally bumped unto each other in a famous Thai restaurant in Dapitan ( been a very known hangout of Thomasians ). Carol decided to dine in Sr cuisine with her dog Pam. Ryan, who during that time works for Nextel in Espana happened to be in the same place. After buying a pcak of cigar, Ryan got in the restaurant and found a dog. He played with Pam and that's when Carol found him. Might be love at first sight but Ryan was able to make up a story that he also has a dog and he does stud service. Carol that time was looking for one for Pam. They exchanged numbers and the rest was history.
What's so funny about it?
Ryan did not have a dog :). On the first visit to Carol's house, he brought a cake. Next visit, he brought a dog ( which was not even his ).
And funnier? They got together in 2005. But the first kiss happened in 2003.
Ryan was smart and fast huh. But God was even smarter. They both did not realize that God was cooking things up for them. Several years after, without the dog ( since Santuario would not allow dogs to be part of the entourage :) ), they tied the knot.
On to their wedding. Just like any other couple, they prayed hard for a good weather. Ryan even went to Sta Clara to pray for about 20 minutes. His exact prayers were " Please Lord, kahit umulan na lang after ng cocktails". The rain poured hard...... immediately after cocktails :)
Here's a glimpse of that beautiful weddingThe bridal gown and shoes of Carol together with the rest of the bridal entourage ensemble were designed by her very good friend Eddie Badeo. Eddie even took the extra effort to gift Carol the assistance of the famous fashion Director Raymond Villanueva who helped with the aesthetics and ensured that her bridal walk would have the drama that she deserves. Both the arrhae and the cord were choices of the couple. They asked a friend to have them plated and personalised for the wedding.