Miguel and I have been engaged for over a year before we got married. As some of you may know, we were in a long-distance relationship since I moved to Sweden in 2018.
I imagined myself having a big wedding ceremony—a beach or garden wedding with at least 150 people. As I grew older (and wiser), I wanted something else.
Honestly, if I were in the Philippines it’s a bit difficult to keep the wedding small since I wanted to involve as many people as I can; so, we were quite lucky that I am in Stockholm, and we decided to hold a simple ceremony here instead.
We did everything on our wedding month! I ordered a few white short dresses, earrings, and shoes online. Looking for shoes online was difficult for me because I have small feet. I wanted a light-colored shoes, but it’s either my size is out of stock or they don’t offer my size at all.
That’s when I decided to keep everything simple: just order a black shoes.
I ordered my bouquet a week before the wedding. It didn’t come to my mind at all—I only realized it when I was looking for wedding photos on Pinterest.
Unfortunately, with the ongoing pandemic, we had to cancel the celebration for the wedding. Our friends and family’s flights were cancelled, and we had to practice social-distancing too.
I planned to wake up at 5:30 so I have plenty of time to do my hair and makeup (PS I don’t know how to do my hair and how to put a makeup). But, guess what? I woke up at 7 AM. Haha!
As soon as we woke up, I told Miguel it’s our last day of being single and he will be my husband when we get back to the apartment.
We did our usual routines and now I had to choose which dress I will wear. For a couple of weeks, I was torn between two dresses. Haha!
We took an Uber and arrived at the city hall within 15 minutes.
We got married at Stockholm City Hall on the 28th of March 2020. The ceremony will only take around 5 minutes, but we arrived early to have a photoshoot with our photographer, Eva of Evia Photos.
I absolutely love her! Miguel and I are both camera-shy but I felt at ease with her. She made the entire photoshoot comfortable and I love how all the photos turned out.
That time when Eva said, “soon Miguel will be your husband.” ❤️
Miguel looked at me so I showed a finger heart. ❤️
Our ceremony is at 13:00 and we need to be there at least 15 minutes before. The Oval Room is where the ceremony will take place which is on the second floor.
Before we go to the Oval Room, we had to show our IDs to the City Hall staff. The lady gave us a paper that we will give to the staff in the Oval Room.
As soon as we entered the Oval Room, it suddenly dawned to me that I am getting married NOW. The blood rushed in and I got excited more than ever.
There were chairs on the right side where we can put our coats and bags. I was a bit nervous because I know that the ceremony is so quick, you won’t have the time to remove your coat.
But since the room was empty, we were allowed to take our time.
When the officiant was reading the ceremony, I couldn’t understand everything; I’m feeling emotional and I’m on the verge of crying. But, as I have said, the ceremony is so quick, you wouldn’t have time to be emotional. Haha.
After 2 to 3 minutes, maybe, we are now putting the ring on each other.
Also, kissed each other!
After the officiant said we are now husband and wife, she gave our marriage certificate.
Aaaaaand, we are married! ❤️❤️
Before our wedding, we tried to remember how our relationship started. We were just coworkers with little to no interactions, until one day, we couldn’t stop talking to each other.
I love how we always trust the process and how we always make our plans happen—no matter how long it’ll take.
Now that we are married, I cannot wait to see what the future holds for us.
All photos were taken by Eva of Evia Photos. Also, love her photos as I do? Get in touch with her!