Knotting Gil Brunch

"In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter,

and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things

the heart finds its morning and is refreshed."

-Khalil Gibran (and Richard on Season 6, Episode 24 of FRIENDS. Haha!)

One of the things I thank God for everyday is the gift of friendship. He has blessed me and BJ with an awesome Bible Study Barkada we know we can count on for anything.

And I mean, ANYTHING.

Theological discourse, laundry tips, funny youtube clips, Star Wars memes, career support, parenting 101, what to do when husband won't stop playing video games, ANYTHING!

But more than the kalokohan, we look forward to meeting up every week to talk about the Word and to share our personal battles so we can pray with and for each other.

"I've always believed in the importance of

surrounding yourself with people who will build

you up and encourage you to be better at life."

And I am so grateful to be a part of what I think is the ultimate #squadgoals. :)

Our BSB (headed by my beautfiul girls, Patty Laurel-Filart and Dani Ponce-Enrile) decided to throw us a lovely joint pre-wedding shower.

We drove up to Country Suites in Tagaytay (Gorgeous view, I tell you!) for what would later on turn out to be one of the prettiest (and yummiest) brunches I have every attended. We had Mimosas, eggs benedict, a dessert spread, THE WORKS!

To be honest, during the wedding planning, I was torn between going for a rustic-chalkboard-mason-jar-fairy-lights-DIY feel and a classic more formal one. I decided to go with classic black-tie so you can imagine how stoked I was to have experienced my rustic Pinterest dream anyway! Complete with a beautiful naked cake too!

Naked cake by Chef Rhea of Discovery Suites

It was a beautiful day filled with hearty conversation, laughter and lots of love.

And I knew that when BJ came into my life, God didn't just

give me the best partner. He came with a bonus of great friends

who I know will be a part of our journey forever.

Enjoy these photos captured by Chuck Ronquillo and the awesome Cherry Blocks (@cherryblocks) team!

Beautiful table set up by Bouqeria Lifestyle Market (@bouquerialifestylemarket).

Our favorite couples!

#KnottingGil #Love #PreWedding

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