I met this wonderful set of people during college…3rd year college to be exact and boy were we inseparable from beer nights to wine nights to magic sing nights to pambahay day to ukay2x day to salsa nights to themed Christmas parties to the beach—we’ve done it all. I thought migrating to the states would change everything but fast forward to 7 years, here we all are at Jem and Albi’s wedding, all the way in Bukidnon and yes, these same people made it to my wedding a few months back so I guess you can say this friendship stood the test of time and will continue to do so. Thank God for friendships like these.
Flashback to those nights in college, those heart to heart talks about relationships and finding the right one, it’s comforting to know that God kept his promise to us and indeed his timing is perfect. I am still completely amazed at the fact that God found your perfect match in Germany and sent him all the way to the Philippines (in contrary to popular belief, Jem and Albi met in person and not online…just thought I’d put that out there) just so he could be with you.
September 20, 2014—it was a beautiful day to do a farm wedding considering the fact that we were currently in the middle of a typhoon. A few days prior to the wedding must have been very hectic for everyone involved, flights were cancelled and rescheduled and everyone had to adjust from the shuttle going to Bukidnon to all other wedding suppliers but our bride was faithful and hopeful. She still checked up on us and made sure that everything was okay, as if she didn’t have one million and one things on her mind—that’s Jem, she’s very hands-on. On the day of the wedding, the sun came out to celebrate with us and we were able to spend the entire day outdoors.
The wedding celebration was a wonderful combination of a Filipino and German wedding that lasted the whole day. They held the ceremony at the beautiful Perrine Farm in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon with close family and friends. I felt like they had 3 receptions coz we had lunch, merienda and dinner. Haha. Part of the wedding itinerary was to tour the farm, they showed us how they make the famous Hineleban coffee and taught us the importance of giving back to mother nature. After the farm tour, they served us Hineleban coffee while we lazed around on our banigs until night fall came and we picked up where we left off—eating and dancing. Of course, we partied the night away.
Congratulations and Best Wishes Jem and Albi!!!
Here are some of the photos we took from the wedding. Enjoy!
The bridesmaids and their make-up
Gela, Pauline and I— about to head out to the Perrine Farm for the wedding
Friends in college now we’re one Big Family..haha
Spot the Godfather!
Jau. Andy. Kaya JV. Nacho. Pauline
Awww….look at you two.
…And here she is!
The Beautiful Bride and her parents
First Kiss as Mr. and Mrs. Albrecht Birkner
The newly-wed couple with their entourage
The kind of tree where you “take it all in” per Pauline and Nacho.haha
Want a drink? Take your pick.
The guys’ favorite hang out place…hmmm… I wonder why. Haha
The Pervs who made it to the wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Albrecht Birkner with Mr. and Mrs. Marco Mendezona.
Eeeeppp…we’re married love!
Joji’s Peanut Butter!!!! YUM!
…and the woman behind the yummy peanut butter, Jem’s mom, Tita Joji Ferrer
Jai, Jem’s brother showing us before and after photos of the farm to start the farm tour
Hineleban Coffee Beans—getting there
Enjoying Hineleban Coffee after the tour.
Ummm…is that snake skin I see?
Lazing around on our bang with the bride
Brotherly love—Nacho and Marco
This was the cutest, you should’ve seen this.
Baby Jemalbi. Haha
Pervs unite after some crazy dancing
Last photo of the night with the new Mr. and Mrs.