The last time (also my first time) I was in Bohol was just last April. I was with two of my college friends, we got left by our original flight to Cebu, our flight from Manila to Tagbilaran was delayed for two hours, and to top it all off, our luggage went to Cebu instead of Bohol — so go figure. In fact, I wrote a very looong blog entry about it. Hahaha!
And then last Friday, I was supposed to go to Bohol again for my cousin Brian‘s wedding… I booked a flight with another cousin, Charlene, with her husband Ryan.
Thanks again, Ate Cha and Kuya Ry!!! 😀
So we arrived at the airport before lunch since our flight WAS SUPPOSED TO BE at 2PM. But then again, it got delayed for two hours… and then it eventually got cancelled. CANCELLED!!! To think that my first trip to Bohol was already jinxed! How malas could I be? 😦
The Sunset Limitation Experience
The reason why our flight got cancelled was because of LIMITED SUNSET. Tagbilaran’s runway isn’t equipped with lights and whatnot needed for a plane to land — hence, it’s not fit for night arrivals! Okay, understood. But as to why our flight got delayed in the first place, that still remains a mystery! Kaloka diba?!
Luckily, our airline that time was Philippine Airlines (PAL). So to turn our kamalasan into something good, our cancelled flight was exchanged for a new flight the following day — with a free overnight stay and buffet dinner at Diamond Hotel to boot! Malas ba? Well, hindi pala!!! Wahahahaha!
It was then that Ate Cha, Kuya Ry, and I met the bride’s friends: Minnie and her husband Dao, and of course my roomie that night, Ate She! 🙂
my shared hotel room with Ate She
And since most of us are part of the bridal entourage (Ate She was in fact the Matron of Honor!), just imagine if we all didn’t make it to Bohol in time! Whew.
making the most of our buffet dinner at Diamond Hotel – courtesy of PAL! 😉
Magrereklamo pa ba kami? Even the transfers to the hotel and back to the airport were shouldered by the airline. So really, THANKS PAL!!! 😀
Meet My Relatives
Of course, with weddings come family reunions! ‘Nuff said. 😀 😀 😀
at the beach reception ♥
The Sanvictores Family
(photobooth photos courtesy of Artline)
with my young cousin from Sacramento, California – Katrina 🙂
with the California Girl again! Heehee. 😉
Miss Bridesmaid and The Newlyweds
This wedding was actually my fourth time to be a bridesmaid. The first time was waaay back in high school (I think!) and I don’t even have a picture of that! But after that, I made sure to document every dress I wore — just in case I collect 27 Dresses and be my very own Katherine Heigl! Chos!
“Always the bridesmaid, never the bride!” (Patay tayo diyan! HA HA HA)
Anyway, back to the real reason why I was in Bohol in the first place! Of course, CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEWLYWEDS!!!
Michelle and Brian ♥♥♥ (photo courtesy of Artline)
I wish I took more photos! But I was so caught up with all the happenings, so I’ll just rely on my relatives’ pictures when they finally upload them! Haha! But overall, I say Bri and Mich‘s wedding was a blast! And that whole sky lantern thing at the end? Totally epic! As Katrina put it, “It’s just like the movie Tangled!”
Again, Bri and Mich… Congratulations!
(photo courtesy of Artline)
May you live happily ever after! ♥