Tabi basa & greetings everyone. In this post, I’d like to share about the images that I have captured during wedding of Terence Giles & Christina Inon at St Theresa’s Church, Serian. The celebrant of their wedding was Rev Fr Robert Jissem.
IN THE BEGINNING
There was a couple before that, so I waited for them to finish their wedding businesses at the compound of St Theresa. Their excitement is well understood – and I also took that time to ensure my preparation is complete and visually run the event in my mind as part of my mental exercise.
Nearing the time, then finally Terence and Christina arrived. We did a bit of photoshoot outside the church compound before we make our move to the church. Once all of the key personnel has arrived, we finally proceed with the wedding.
WEDDING MASS BEGINS
Sometime, young couples are disappointed when in reality, their wedding are not as grand as depicted in movies. In reality, wedding is attended by close family and friends only. That’s what makes it even more meaningful. It doesn’t have to be grand as long as it is attended by those that really care about you, whether you are happy or not. In this case, those who is genuinely happy when you finally gets married to the person that you love.
HOMILY ABOUT WEDDING
In Fr Robert’s homily, he shared about the importance of couple to come in their own will. As a Catholic, wedding at JPN is only a contract, not bound on heaven nor earth. But wedding at church is a sacrament. It is a lasting commitment of a man and woman to a lifelong partnership, which was established for the good of each other and finally, the procreation of their children.
A Catholic wedding is rich in tradition and liturgy, hence it is by itself an elaborate ceremony. Those who would like to witness one are most welcomed, for example friend of either bride or groom. But just like any other services, respect of the rites should be exercised.
For example, in Catholic, one should not step into sanctuary, especially when taking pictures. Often a lot of guests or photographers stepped there accidentally in their excitement of taking the best picture.
That’s why beforehand, guests are respectfully informed before the wedding start.
YOU MAY KISS THE BRIDE
Fr Robert didn’t say that actually, but it is a well-understood part. Therefore, Terence & Christina just take it away – a once-in-a-lifetime event.
AFTER THE WEDDING
BRIDE & GROOM MARCH-OUT
After their wedding mass, it is time for photos. First, with Fr Robert. Then, the witness: Mr Henry and Mrs Vanessa. Finally, with family.
PHOTOSHOOT AT AWAH GAWAI
We also took our time to do a bit of photoshoot at Awah Gawai.
May God bless Terence & Christina!