“Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” – Anaïs Nin
The love story of Mark and Apple is one that started from friendship that blossomed into love. They met in 2006 when they were hired on the same day by the same company. Since then, they became good friends even after they have both left the company. And although they were good friends, they drew the line from there; nothing more, nothing less. They would go out together with their former co-workers.
Fate must have been waiting time because not until 2011 did Mark and Apple get really close and started hanging out alone together. “It went on for a few months. We started meeting each other’s set of friends, and we hung out almost every day. Until around 2012, we realized that this was something more. We’re not actually sure how. It just happened,” says Mark. Friendship and love came together when they became a couple on February 2012. And then 11 months after, they were engaged. On March 2014, they got married. Quite fast-paced, you say? We think so too. But then, their years of friendship built a foundation in their relationship. Being a couple was the fruit of all those years of being good friends.
“I don’t know how to explain it, but when you know, you know.” We agree. “I just knew that she was the one I would like to spend the rest of my life with.”
Mark and Apple got married on March 22, 2014. They had a beach wedding at San Juan, Batangas and the reception was held at Acuatico Beach Resort in Batangas. They both loved the beach so having this kind of wedding was non-negotiable for both of them.
When we asked their favorite parts about their wedding…
Guests. “We are happy that all our friends and family and actually 95% of our guest list showed up and made the 3 to 4-hour drive to Batangas just to be with us. It was a medium-sized wedding with our closest family and friends and we were pretty glad that almost all of them came to show the love.”
Setup, food, etc. “All our suppliers went beyond expectation starting with the setup by Hizon’s Catering. The setup was what we dreamed it to be and it was the actual setup we’ve seen during the planning sessions. The food was superb. We have had guests coming up to us telling us that they were very happy with the food. There were no leftovers at all! We had the greatest planners that made sure everything is in top shape the whole day. We didn’t have a thing to worry. And lastly, our photographers (Francis Perez) and videographers (Jason Magbanua) who surprise us with amazing photos and videos of the night.
The fun. “Our most favorite part is that everybody had a great time! Everyone was in a festive and happy mood during the night, which made our wedding more fun and memorable. Almost everyone went home having a fond memory of the night, which made it more meaningful to us.”
It’s been almost a little over a year and life’s been great for both Mark and Apple. They’ve had a lot of adventures since they got married and they are looking forward for more. A piece of advice from the couple, “Be good friends and try to have as much fun with each other and always laugh together as this makes everything feel lighter.”
Food catering and wedding setup by Hizon’s Catering
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