I met Madge and Jeremy while Ryan and I were volunteering in the Philippines. After Ryan and I got married we spent four months backpacking through Southeast Asia, volunteering along the way. We spent 3 weeks in the Philippines at Layog Country Farm where we harvested and planted organic vegetables.
Jeremy was the head of the volunteers and Madge cooked for everyone on site. (I don’t think I’ve ever eaten as while we were there). When I heard that Jeremy and Madge we’re going to be getting married, I jumped at the opportunity to take some photos for them. They had originally planned to have an outdoor garden ceremony but when the weather turned on us we went with the backup.
M&J, along with their wedding guests, piled into a bus so we could travel to the nearest town hall. As we sped (or, the bus driver sped..) through the winding mountains, Madge put on her finishing touches in the back seat.
The ceremony was intimate and special. As we were leaving the hall, the sun finally came out and we were able to take some photos when we got back to the farm. They were both such good sports, wandering around in their wedding attire through the mud of the jungle.
This day contained some of my favorite memories of being in the Philippines. Our cultures are different, our traditions and mother tongue aren’t the same, but love transcends all cultural boundaries.
Until we meet again, M&J.