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I Have Found The One Whom My Soul Loves - My Wedding Day

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I Have Found The One Whom My Soul Loves - My Wedding Day
I have found the one whom my soul loves. 
- Song of Solomon 3:4


Remember when I was writing about why I was single a few years back? Or when I poured out my heart and shared the common worries and fears of a single woman? Boldly, I also declared here that at last, this single is ready to mingle. Were you shocked when I announced that I finally got engaged? Because people I know and well, even myself was a little surprised as to how fate made an unexpected turn. Today, I'm sharing the day God fulfilled His promise to me. The day I have found the one whom my soul loves---my wedding day!

When I was still on my mending stage and was starting to accept sponsorship on my blog, most clients were asking me to write about...wedding; wedding dresses, wedding fashion, wedding favors.

What do I write about? It's as if the universe was playing a joke on me. I was the most unqualified person to write about the topic.

Fast forward to today, I am writing about my very own wedding day. I didn't see that coming. It's unreal.


I Have Found The One Whom My Soul Loves


Even when I had unsuccessful past relationships and at some point, was consumed by resentment, my faith in love was never tarnished. Sure I started doubting my worth. I had trust issues and thought everyone's trying to pull my leg.

Waiting

I knew it was going to be a long journey so I decided to just enjoy it. I kept working on myself and I did wait---sometimes in faith, sometimes in fear

There were days when I was blissfully reveling on my unattached and uncomplicated single life, and there were nights when my heart would long for a better half.

In all those times, I would continue to hold on to God's promise of a good life for me. Although I was content and calm even with the idea that I may never get married, deep in my heart, I knew God has better plans

Despite planning for a life alone (which included buying a house that I'm selling as of this writing), I feel a prodding in a different direction.

waiting

Discernment

Interestingly, I met my husband when I was resolved that the single life was for me.

It was when I have fully accepted that I can bloom wherever God plants me that I met someone who changed my mind.

Perhaps you have heard this line: "Yes, I am single. And you have to be amazing to change that."

I can't just jump into a relationship without being cautious. I am too tired and freaking too old for that, I thought.

I am way too happy to be swayed to get out of my comfort zone.

But this man seems genuine. Most of all, he follows Christ.
Sure, he's not perfect but he's on the right track.

Every night I would ask God if he's the one because otherwise, I don't have time for this anymore. šŸ˜‚

It's funny that I used to ask for specific things I want for my future spouse, and when we met and I thought he fit those characters, my prayers changed to "But is it real or fake?"

I had so much doubt due to trust issues.

There's a lot of prayers from me and my friends involved.
Because what can you do really but ask for spiritual guidance?

Plus, a whole lot of reflection and analysis. 

Hey, I'm changing my life forever. I'm allowed to overthink and pray harder, right?

Discernment

My Wedding Day

To cut the long story short, we got married. It may seem like rushed, but there were a lot of things involved from that fateful day we met to the day we said I do.

It wasn't a perfect wedding, but it was beautiful. 

The planning and preparations brought me to a whole new level of stress which unfortunately showed on my skin even on our wedding day. But that's how it is.

My husband's first words to me when we met at the altar were "You look beautiful, honey." šŸ˜Š

So I guess it didn't matter how my complexion was.

altar

Not all things would go according to your plans (I'll be sharing reviews on suppliers soon to help other brides-to-be, and lessons I learned while planning and during the wedding).

But I've realized that at the end of the day, it's not about that perfect Instagrammable wedding picture. It's not about how much the flowers cost or how gorgeous your wedding dress is (I'm blessed that mine was šŸ˜ and it's unplanned how I found it. I will share that in a different post, too).

My Wedding Day


Your wedding is a celebration of your union with the person God gave you as partner.

Your wedding day is about you marrying your best friend. 
And that's all that really matters. Everything else are supplemental.

Here's our wedding video from RocketLab Photography, our official wedding P/V:




Thank you for journeying with me up until this time.

I will not stop writing, but the topics on my blog would change a bit. 

I will still be blogging about being single because I love that stage of my life and I learned a lot from it.

My hope is to continue to encourage everyone regardless of their relationship status.
And my wish is that if you still haven't, may you also find the one whom your soul would love.



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  1. Congratulations! You are such a wonderful couple!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  2. Hey, congratulations! Did it happen so fast?

    God really works out His plans for us. When our intentions are right, when we (our character) are right, and when the timing is right, God fulfills our prayers instantly.

    Congratulations again and thanks for sharing the video!

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  3. Best wishes, Lux! I still remember reading your posts about being single, modern dating etc. :) I'm very happy for you!

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  4. Hello Lux!I don't know if you still remember me, but we used to visit each others blogs and leaving some love years ago. Thing is, I'm back from my blog hiatus and I'm glad that you're still very much active doing what you love.

    And wow! Congratulations to you and your hubby! The waiting is indeed worth it. So happy for you!

    https://sarahrizaga.blogspot.com/

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  5. Congratulations. It looks like it was a wonderful day. You looked beautiful. I'm happy for you. Best wishes!

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