You might recognize Mardon from one of the posts our video guys shared a few weeks ago. Yep, you got it, he is Mr. Organizer. He is the first ever Groom-zilla I’ve ever met and it’s been such an honor to take part in their beautiful event.
Everything about this couple is inspiring to me, but what I remember most is their story about how they finally made it. Their road to the altar wasn’t as smooth as it looked on the day. The come from different cultural backgrounds. He is Ambonese and she is Chinese, and well let’s just say that despite their love for each other, blessings from their extended families didn’t come until much later for some conventional resistance towards letting other cultures in. But they walked on. Mardon knows that he’s won Nana’s heart then he tried to win her parents’. They prayed together, fasted together, and they prayed again for confirmation that they were indeed meant to be together. Everything felt right between them, but they know where they came from, and they wanted the blessings from the people that matters to them most before they continued. One day, on a casual afternoon, Mardon swung by Nana’s place to pick her up. Just before she came down, her father caught him by surprise when he asked him about his plans for the relationship Mardon had with his daughter. Mardon’s heart swelled ten times its usual size from joy, as if the heavens just opened and he has gotten his answer. He will spend the rest of his life with the woman he loves. From that day on, everything ran smoothly and they were to be married within months.
Joy filled the hearts of everyone who took part in their wedding day. During the blessing from the parents, none of them could contain the tears of joy from falling. Mardon not only felt but looked like the luckiest man in the world that day as he was joined as one to Nana. And at the reception, the ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel was filled with angelic voices of Mardon’s Ambonese family members and dancing and other kinds of merriment. It was a day of celebration, and it was a privilege for me to be a part of it.
Mardon and Nana, I wish you every happiness in the years ahead.