My Grandparents' 50th

The picture I chose for the photo essay is a wedding picture with an entire family. I chose this picture because it reminded me of my grandparents' 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary. The wedding was held on December 30th, 2002. The wedding was held in Catbalogan, Samar, Philippines at St. Bartholomew church. The reception was held in a gymnasium. The whole family was there. My six aunts and uncles, my cousins and, of course, my grandparents. Guests came all the way from Texas, Vancouver, Calgary and some part in the Philippines. Before the wedding everybody was panicking. The supplies, giveaways and the dresses just arrived two days before the wedding. So everybody worked day and night, non-stop. The dresses were really beautiful. My auntie who was my grandparents' eldest daughter made them. They were gold and made out of silk. The giveaways were glass angels and they were beautiful too. We wrapped them in gold wrapping paper and they looked like presents. We knew that everybody (guests) would fight over them because there were only a few. Fortunately everything was prepared for the wedding. They played my grandparent' favorite song during the march of the couples. We had a few laughs during the ceremony because my grandpa gave a few kisses to my grandma even though it wasn't time yet. At the reception we had a few programs. My cousins sang a few songs to my grandparents, including my dad. They showed pictures of the whole family through a projector, including the old picture of my grandparents on their wedding day. After the programs everybody ate and finally we danced. We partied all night.
submitted by AA
Calgary, Canada

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