It’s always better late than never, as they say, and I simply can’t let our 10th Wedding Anniversary pass without adding a short blog entry of our anniversary celebration with the kids.
My wife and I hold the Manila Cathedral close to our hearts since it was where we promised to love one another throughout our lifetime. We decided to bring the kids with us to the Cathedral so we can all hear mass together and thank God for blessing our marriage and our family. Later on after the mass, we sought the help of our eldest daughter to take a photo of us and recreate one of our favourite wedding photos – the newlywed kiss just outside the Cathedral. (see photo below)
We then took the kids to a simple lunch at a nearby restaurant and then continued with our celebration at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila where we were also checked-in exactly ten years ago for our wedding preparations. It felt really good to come back to a place that saw us start as a couple and now, a family of four.
The whole day with Hun, Amarie and Sav felt like we were all going down the memory lane and at the same time creating new memories for us to remember for the years to come. What made our celebration more special were the efforts exerted by the staff of Sofitel to make sure our stay was memorable, from the flowers to the tokens for the kids to the exceptional treatment. And the best part? We were given the same room where we stayed in ten years ago. Now that’s one unbeatable customer service experience!