Tim and Joana's Wedding
Saturday, 04 October, 2003
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy B. Totten!
Welcome to Tim and Joana's wedding page!
Several more wedding pictures were posted on 15
November, 2003. Be sure to check them out.
Also, please see the photos posted by our official
photographer, Marco Abesamis.
Our wedding took place at four o'clock in the afternoon, Saturday, 04
October, 2003, in the garden of the Days
Hotel, Tagaytay, Philippines.
Tagaytay is a beautiful mountain resort area located about 1.5 hours south
of Metro Manila. Due to the elevation, Tagaytay's weather is typically much
cooler than most of the rest of the Philippines, and the weather for the
wedding was just perfect! Take a look at some pictures
from Days Hotel, taken by Tim and Joana a few weeks before the
A reception immediately followed the wedding, and a good time was had
It is customary in the Philippines to have several principal wedding
sponsors or witnesses, known in Tagalog as ninongs (male) or ninangs
(female). There are also a number of secondary sponsors, each responsible
for performing key parts of the ceremony--the candle, veil and cord.
Candle sponsors light two candles, which the bride and groom then use to
light a single candle, symbolizing the joining of the two families and
invoking the light of Christ in their married life. Veil sponsors place a
white veil over the bride's head and pin it to the groom's shoulders, a
symbol of two people clothed as one. Cord sponsors drape the yugal (a
decorative silk cord) over the shoulders of the bride and groom,
symbolizing everlasting fidelity. The groom also gives the bride 13 coins
(called arrhae) as a sign of dedication to his wife's well-being and the
welfare of their family. Traditional attire for men at a Filipino wedding
is the barong
tagalog and formal dresses for the ladies (any color except
Tim and Joana would like to thank their parents . . .
|Mr. Richard B. Totten||Atty. Cirilo P. Baylosis (d)
|Mrs. Juanita M. Totten||Atty. Milagros H. Baylosis
and all the members of the bridal entourage . . .
|Governor Hermilando I. Mandanas||Mrs. Charito F. Padua
|Former Congressman Conrado Apacible||Atty. Milagros A. Somera
|Former Mayor Librado Cabrera||Atty. Teresita Suarez
|Mr. Mark Steven Williams
|Matron of Honor
|Mrs. Mary Tamra Brown
|Engr. Victor H. Baylosis
|Mrs. Rosalie M. Baylosis
|Mr. Fernando H. Baylosis
|Mrs. Milani B. Baylosis
|Mr. Cirilo H. Baylosis, Jr.
|Mrs. Imelda C. Baylosis
|John Perpetou B. Jose
|Victor Emmanuel M. Baylosis
|Christine Emiliane C. Baylosis
Tim and Joana spent their honeymoon in Thailand--including Bangkok and the Krabi region in
the southern part of the country. As a member of ASEAN, Thailand is one
of the few countries that Filipinos can easily visit without huge visa
hassles. And with current exchange rates, it's quite a bargain, which is
a good thing after all the other travel, wedding and legal expenses!
After nine months of paperwork, lawyers, interviews, physicals and
piles of red tape, Joana and Phivocs
were finally able to immigrate to the United States on 16 July, 2004.
The new family now makes their home in Louisville, Kentucky, Tim's home
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