Yesterday, February 7, 2015, was a special day for both of my friends Michael and Rea. Rea is from my music group at church and Michael is from our church as well. Yesterday, was the day they pledged their love to one another in front of their families and friends and have become one before God. They have inspired me with their love and have been a blessing to the people around them, truly God’s grace and love for these two are immeasurable.
I am blessed to have been chosen by the bride to do her hair and makeup, now I am not saying I am an expert in beauty and hairstyle, this is just my interest and I am still learning from it, and this will always make me happy. 🙂 Fact: Rea is my first official bride in Dubai, (I have done makeup and hair for a bride before but that was still during college days when I was still starting with makeup.) and I am very happy and grateful that she has given me trust on her big day. Witnessing their beautiful union is a blessing and doing the bride’s hair and makeup is just a plus for me. Their wedding is one of those moments that reminded me that truly life is beautiful and God has intended for us to enjoy it. Onto the photos, shall we?
Before and after makeover photo of Rea.
The stunning bride.
And Michael, the dashing groom.
This moment. Need I say more? The picture speaks a thousand words.
I will not deny, I got emotional last night and was reminded of the following:
1. Life is not perfect but it is beautiful. There will always be struggles along the way but God has given us a life to live and enjoy, to love, to take risks, to struggle and to overcome. We have a life to live to the fullest, a life we can take chances with, a life to spend with our loved ones in laughter, tears and in dancing. Imperfection is what makes this life beautiful after all. Let alone imperfection and make the most out of every moment.
2. It takes a lot of courage to commit. It takes everything perhaps, you, your whole being, every bit to your core to entrust yourself to a person. But hey, they say love is a powerful thing, love enables us to open and devote ourselves to the people around us, especially to that one person we choose to spend our lives with. Thanks to God’s love, it changes us, it gives us courage and enables us to love and to risk. So hats off to you Rea and Michael for being so courageous.
3. Passion. I was moved by people’s passion. The newly weds’ passion for each other, the band’s passion for their music, The families’ passion for the bride and groom. Jai, my friend, Twin, and sister from another mother, the wedding planner’s passion for her dreams. It’s that force that drives us, motivates us, that powerful emotion that pushes us to pursue and push harder. Michael and Rea’s wedding is one of the most beautiful wedding I have ever been to, not just because of its theme, decor and setup, but because of the people who have become part of it, because of the people who have passion. And one of them is Jai, from Jaiful and Her Happy Cheek, I commend her for the beautiful work she has done last night and all the other people who has assisted her throughout. She really did a great job for her first hands-on wedding, she is an aspiring wedding planner and I know she’ll make it far with the dedication and heart she has. This girl has always been a blessing and encouragement to me. Last night, she struck me most with her passion and thought that if you and I continue to fuel that driving force in us, we can create wonderful and stunning masterpieces of life. Below are photos of the wedding from Jai and I highly recommend her.
Vintage and rustic themed wedding c/o Jai.
Credits to Ken for the following photos:
A blessed wedding indeed! Thanks Michael and Rea. Cheers!