What is your dream wedding? Some couples dream of having a big and extravagant ceremony, some would like to keep it simple and intimate. Every couple has their own description of a perfect wedding and they wanted it to be perfect as possible as it is the day they will all remember for the rest of their lives.
The newlyweds namely Harlene and Wilbert Silverio had a different kind of wedding story they will also remember forever. Instead of having a big and grand reception, they opted to donate PPEs and groceries to covid19 victims. They thought of not having a big celebration because of the pandemic outbreak. Many were inspired by their story when a local TV news program shared how they celebrated their wedding.
The wedding was held at the Victory Church, Sta. Maria, Bulacan last June 18, 2020, and only 8 people attended the ceremony. After the wedding, they donated groceries to different communities and gave PPEs to hospitals in Bulacan. The couple gave personal protective equipment to the medical mission group cooperative hospital at Turo, Bocaue, Pandi emergency service, and Corazon de Jesus Poblacion, Sta. Maria.
“Gusto lang namin i-honor si Lord, and we as a couple believe na yung maliit na tulong namin may malaking difference na magagawa hopefully maging inspiration din sa iba,” Wilber shared during their interview.
He also mentioned that their pastor also suggested the kind act. It was also one way of thanking God that their wedding was pushed through while the whole country is experiencing the pandemic outbreak.
Wilbert also added:
“Pinag-usapan namin ni misis and pinag-pray din. Eventually, pinili namin siyang gawin. It is our way to honor God at the same time, thanksgiving na din namin ‘yun sa mga modern-day hero natin.”
It is inspiring to see stories like this. Many good Samaritans are still present today. Wilbert and Harlene can have a grand celebration but instead, they chose to help other people during one of the most special events of their lives. Congratulations to our newlywed and God bless you, Mr. and Mrs. Silverio.