A June wedding like no other

When I think of all the insanity that ensues with most weddings at my parish—the wedding planner, the videographer, the caterer, the limo, the dress, the towering arrangements of flowers, the quibbling over the perfect music—it’s maddening. But along comes something like the video below and it makes me think, “Every couple getting married needs to see this.” If this doesn’t put everything into perspective, nothing will.

From the YouTube description:

Early this year, Rowden and Leizl decided to get married on July 8, 2014, Rowden’s 30th birthday. Together with their adorable 2-year-old daughter, they already had a perfect family.

Then a twist of fate:  Rowden was diagnosed with stage IV liver cancer in late May. His last request was to marry his one true love. After 12 hours of preparations, his dream was fulfilled. Unable to take him outside the hospital, we brought the church to him. It was like a heartbreaking fairytale.

Rowden Go Pangcoga, at the age of 29-years-old, passed away on June 11, 2014. Less than 10hours after he said his vows.

He is survived by his wife Leizel May, daughter Zakiah Rowzel, mother Lorelei, and brothers Hasset & Hisham.

Just watch.

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