The newlyweds posed in the flower-filled TV interview area. During the wedding ceremony, Pastor Doy told them the meaning of certain wedding symbols and paraphernalia:
"In Roman times, ang ring, 'nilalagay sa middle finger, because they believe it is the one that is linked to the heart. 'Yong eternity, now na lang meaning 'yan. Noon, ang ring represents heart, and since one only has one heart, 'If I give it to you and it's all I have, I've nothing else to give you.'
"Ang veil naman, it means the right to speak for each other, it represents a very exclusive relationship."
"'Yong cord ('yong iba, tatlo ang ginagamit) God, man, and woman. Kayo, dalawa ang gamit n'yo... So, it means two persons binded together. So, whatever one does affects the other. Ang coins naman should mean that a man should not live by bread alone. Ngayon, sasabihin n'yo, ‘Bakit barya?' E, noong araw kasi, gold 'yan. But the true meaning is, you are offering your needs to God. You're not gonna fight for your needs in life. You work for it, but never fight over it. Kaya nga tinatanggap n'yo 'yan nang magkahawak. Kaya pag nagsasama na kayo, never ask kung magkano ang laman ng bank book."
(YES! May 2010 issue)
Photography: Melo Balingit