Tom and Cathy's second wedding was a Roman Catholic Church ceremony held on Thursday, May 24, 2001. The mass took place from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church on D. Jakosalem Street, Cebu City, Philippines. The wedding reception took place from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at Cebu Grand Hotel on North Escario Street, Cebu City, Philippines. There were approximately 100 people in attendance at the reception. We had a live band (Native Drifters) playing various types of music. Everyone seemed to have a great time. At a certain point in the reception later in the evening just about everyone in the ballroom was out on the floor dancing. The ballroom at the Cebu Grand Hotel cost 39,500 Philippine pesos ($790 U.S.) to rent. Here are some pictures from our wedding day. We hope you enjoy them!
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Cathy and Tom pose just after the mass has finished. Cathy is wearing her beautiful wedding dress and Tom is wearing a barong tagalog (i.e., a traditional Filipino shirt). The mass was an ordeal for Tom. The lack of air conditioning combined with the barong tagalog and undershirt being too hot, almost caused Tom to faint during the mass.
The bride and groom pose with their principal sponsors. From left to right: Mrs. Lucy Villacorta, Mrs. Alice Anog, Mrs. Rupina Hernan, Mrs. Agripina Rezaba, Cathy, Tom, Mr. Rolando Hernan, Mr. Jessie Anog, Mr. Angel Rezaba Jr., Mr. Samuel Lavares, and Mr. Candido Ocaba Jr.
No Filipino wedding would be complete without the kids! From left to right: Van Mecca Singidas (flower girl), Kristil Kyra Quinanola (flower girl), Mares Bejec (flower girl), Mariel Villacorta (flower girl), Cathy's half-sister April Eve Enolpe (offeror), Cathy, Tom, Cathy's half-brother Ayan (bible bearer), Wendel Villacorta (ring bearer), and Kiril Kent Quinanola (coin bearer).
The bride and groom pose with Cathy's extended family. Top row left to right: Berna, Jonavel, Eve, Poring (Cathy's aunt), Salud, Cathy, Tom, Tony (Cathy's uncle), Ticoy (Cathy's uncle), Nino, Hilario, and Ayan. Bottom row left to right: Mariel, Kristil, and Mares (Cathy's niece).
Cathy's friends take a pose. Hey, where are all the guys? Top row left to right: Anivich, Annalie, Jeanette, Josie, Jennie (top), Emilie, Clar, Alice (top), Cathy, Tom, Leonette, Christine, Nanette, Lenny, and Esther.
And now it's time for the money dance! Neither of us knows how to dance so we had to fake it. We really cleaned up during the money dance, taking home a whopping 3,700 Philippine pesos ($74 U.S.) in cold, hard cash. Thanks guys!
Tom harangues the crowd like a politician. This was Tom's famous speech in Visayan. Excerpt: Ako ay pinakasuwerteng lalaki sa kalibutan, kay naa ko'y pinakamaayong asawa sa kalibutan! (Translation: I'm the luckiest man in the world, because I have the best wife in the world!).