Guest Book

Leonicita Dionson

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sofia and Jr, I am very happy for the choice you've made in putting God at the center of your relationship. The sacament of matrimony makes you paricipate in the grand design of God for humanity. Jr, you are marrying Christ in Sofia as the Bride of the Church while Sofia is marrying Jesus in the person of Jr. Count on our prayers and unity as you start your journey to be of one heart, one mind, and one soul. Love you both, Ninang Leonie

Rogie Legaspi

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Sofia & Caleb, I am so thrilled for you and the adventures you will share together as a couple. Wishing you God's richest blessings on your wedding day and all through your wedded life.

Marlyn Oporto

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Best wishes and congratulations to you both ate Sofia and JR. God will always bless your marriage and will last forever. Always make God the center of your lives. Pray always.

Leah Buiza

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Hi Sofia & Caleb, we are are going to you wedding. .Mr Mrs. Lester Trimble ,Gersom Flores , Joel & I . From the bottom our thank you very much for inviting us to your wedding. Your's, Leah

Mr.&Mrs John A. Walker

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Sofia & Caleb w want you to know that we are able to attend your wedding,John,Rebecca and Cierra walker.Thank you for invitting as on yoour special day.

Jeff

Monday, February 27, 2017

Pumunta lang ako dito sa Guest Book para maki usyoso kung ano na nanyari?...!LoL

Nina

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Hi KAPATID! =)

SEE YOU

SOON!

Quennie Marmolejo

Monday, February 6, 2017

Kapatid,

I am so proud of you, to a woman you grew up to be. When I met you back in BCCC, I knew you were someday gonna reach your goal. You're an achiever and a good friend to everyone. I wish you and JR the best of luck.

love lots,

Quennie

Norberto Torbeso

Monday, January 23, 2017

Wishign Sofia and JR all the blessings they need as a young couple. May our Lord Jesus Christ, guide you in all your decision makings.

wedsite.com

Friday, January 6, 2017

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Gallery

Our Wedding

For Travelers

Quality Inn Near Pimlico Racetrack

https://www.choicehotels.com/maryland/baltimore/quality-inn-hotels/md210?source=gglocaljn

410-358-2999
4200 Primrose Avenue
Baltimore, MD, 21215, US

The closest to both church and reception hall. They have FREE wifi, fitness center and hot breakfast. ONLY $62 per night.

Mt. Washington Hotel

http://www.acc-mtwashingtonconferencecenter.com/

410-735-7964
5801 Smith Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209

This location is right across the Church where the wedding will be held. Better accommodation, but more expensive. $150+ per night.

Hyatt Place Owings Mills

https://baltimoreowingsmills.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

4109983630
4730 Painters Mill Rd
Owings Mills, MD 21117-4907

They have military discount. Groom's family will be staying there!

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Poll

Where should we go for the Honeymoon?

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Registry

Target

http://www.target.com/gift-registry/wedding-registry

Thank you!

Find a Registry

First Name: Sofia Marie Last Name: Arenasa

First Name: Caleb Last Name: Flores Jr.

Our Wedding

Wedding Reception

THE RECEPTION

Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvre

Announcement of the Bridal Party

Father and Daughter |Mother & Son

Dance for All

The First Dance of the Bride and Groom

Welcome Words by Bride’s Mother, Fe C. Arenasa

Blessing by Rev. Januarion M. Jumamoy

Dinner Buffet

Cutting of the Cake

Toast by Best Man, Jefferson D. Flores

Slideshow Presentation by Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids

Messages to the Bride and Groom

Bride’s Parents message by Mother, Fe C. Arenasa

Dollar Dance

Bouquet Toss

Garter Toss/ Removal/ Replacement

Catcher’s Dance with the Bride and Groom

The Shoe Game

Games

Dance… dance… dance…

Last Dance of the Bride and Groom

Thank You Words from the Bride and Groom

Recessional

Our Wedding

Wedding Ceremony

GATHERING OF THE ASSEMBLY

Prelude

Various Music Selections

Procession

Songs

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach)

Canon in D (Pachelbel)

Thousand Years (Christina Perri)

OPENING PRAYER

Priest: Father, you have made the bond of marriage a holy mystery, symbol of Christ’s love for his church. Hear our prayers for Sofia and Caleb. With faith in you and in each other, they pledge their love today. May their lives always bear witness to the reality of that Love. We asked you though our Lord Jesus Christ, your son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, on God, forever and ever.

All: Amen.

Please have a seat.

LITURGY OF THE WORD

First Reading: A reading from the book of Genesis 1:26-28, 31a

Then God said:

“Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven, the cattle, and over all the wild animals and all the creatures that crawl on the ground.”

God created man in his image: in the image of God he created him, male and female, he created them. God blessed them, saying to them, “be fertile and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and all the living things that move on the earth.” God looked at everything he had made, and he found it very good.

The word of the Lord.

All: Thanks be to God.

Responsorial Psalm (Sung)

Response: “May the Lord bless and protect us all the days of our life”

Second Reading: A reading from the first letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians 12:31-13:8a

Brothers and sisters:

Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts.

Brothers and sisters:

Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts.

But I shall show you a still more excellent way.

If I speak in human and angelic tongues

but do not have love,

I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal.

And if I have the gift of prophecy

and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge;

if I have all faith so as to move mountains,

but do not have love, I am nothing.

If I give away everything I own,

and if I hand my body over so that I may boast

but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind.

It is not jealous, is not pompous,

it is not inflated, it is not rude,

it does not seek its own interests,

it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing

but rejoices with the truth.

It bears all things, believes all things,

hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails.

The word of the Lord.

All: Thanks be to God.

Please Stand.

THE GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

Song: Celtic Alleluia (Walker)

Whoever remains in love, remains in God and God in him.

The Lord be with you.

All: And with thy spirit.

Priest: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 10:6-9

Jesus said:

“From the beginning of creation,

God made them male and female.

For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother

and be joined to his wife,

and the two shall become one flesh.

So they are no longer two but one flesh.

Therefore what God has joined together,

no human being must separate.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

All: Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.

Please have a seat.

HOMILY

MARRIAGE RITES

Priest: My dear friends you have come together in this Church so that the Lord may seal and strengthen your love and in the presence of the Church’s minister and this community. Christ abundantly blesses this love. He had already consecrated you in baptism and now he enriches and strengthens you by a special sacrament so that you may assume the duties of marriage in mutual and lasting fidelity. And so, in the presence of the Church, I ask you to state your intentions.

Sofia and Caleb, have you come here freely and without reservation to give yourselves to each other in marriage?

Bride/Groom: I have.

Priest: Will you love and honor each other as a man and a wife for the rest of your lives?

Bride/Groom: I will.

Priest: Will you accept children lovingly from God and bring them up according to law of Christ and his Church?

Bride/Groom: I will.

EXCHANGE OF CONSENT

Priest: Since it is your intentions to enter into marriage, join your right hands and declare your consents before God and in his Church.

Caleb: I, Caleb take you Sofia, to be wife. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.

Sofia: I, Sofia take you Caleb, to be my husband. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.

Priest: You declared your consent before the Church. May the Lord in his goodness strengthen your consent and fill you both with his blessings. What God has joined, men must not divide.

All: Amen.

BLESSINGS AND EXCHANGE OF RINGS

Priest: Lord, bless these rings which we bless in your name. Grant that those who wear them may always live together in peace, good will, and love. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

Caleb: Sofia, take this ring as a sign of my love and fidelity. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Sofia: Caleb, take this ring as a sign of my love and fidelity. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

OFFERING AND ACCEPTANCE OF COINS

Priest: Sofia and Caleb, these coins represent the fruit of man’s labors and the sum of material possessions, which you share with each other. May the offering and acceptance of these coins you now make a seal of your generous and total complete giving of yourselves to each other.

Caleb: Sofia, receive these coins as a symbol of my total and free offering to you of all that I am and all that I have.

LIGHTING OF THE COUPLES CANDLE

Song: Unity Candle Song (Raymond Haan)

Candle sponsors may now light the candle.

Priest: Sofia and Caleb, these burning candles symbolized the love that should dominate your marriage life and also remind you of the Lore’s command to love one another. By the grace of the Holy Spirit may you keep the flame of love alive in your hearts now and always.

CLOTHING WITH THE VEIL

Veil sponsors may now clothe the couples with veil.

Priest: Sofia and Caleb, at baptism, you were clothed with the white garment symbolizing the purity of the new life of grace that God has infused into your souls. We clothe you now with this veil, which symbolized the purity of marriage love. Wear it and keep it unstained all the days of your life together.

BINDING WITH THE CORD

Cord sponsors may now join the couple with the cord.

Priest: Sofia and Caleb, this cord with which we bind you together is a symbol of your intimate union. Keep it strong always by your sincere and lasting interest in each other so that you may be one in mind, one in heart, and one in affection every moment of you married life.

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL

Priest: Now that we have heard God’s word in the bible and experienced the Lord’s presence in this exchange of vows, let us present these prayerful petitions for people in the world today.

Lector: For our Holy Father on earth, the Pope, all the Bishops and the Clergy everywhere that may lead us to deeper faith in God and a stronger love for others, let us pray to the Lord.

All: Lord, hear our prayers.

Lector: For our President and all leaders of the government that they may be effective in achieving peace and eliminating poverty, let us pray to the Lord.

All: Lord, hear our prayers.

Lector: For all married couples that they may continue to give, be able to forgive, and find happiness deepen with the passing of each day, let us pray to the Lord.

All:Lord, hear our prayers.

Lector: For Sofia and Caleb, now beginning their life together, that they may have divine assistance at every moment, the constant support of friends, the rich blessings of children, a warm love reaching out to others, and good health until a ripe old age, let us pray to the Lord.

All: Lord, hear our prayers.

Lector: For those who are sick, lonely, discouraged, or oppressed that they may be strengthened by God’s help and aided by their friends, let us pray to the Lord.

All: Lord, hear our prayers.

Lector: For those who have died and of all present for this wedding that they may enjoy perfect happiness and total fulfillment in eternal life, let us pray to the Lord.

All: Lord, hear our prayers.

Lector: For these personal needs, which we mention now in the silence of our hearts, let us pray to the Lord.

All: Lord, hear our prayers.

Lector: O ever-living and caring God, Jesus taught us to ask, to seek, and to knock. We have just done so, confident that you will now look upon our many needs, consider our trusting faith, and in your great love grant these requests which we present to you through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST

PRESENTATION OF THE GIFTS

Song: Panis Angelicus (Cesar Franck)

Priest: Lord hear our prayer and accept our gifts we offer for Sofia and Caleb. Today you have made them one on the sacrament of marriage. May the mystery of Christ’s unselfish love, which we celebrate in this Eucharist, increase their love for you and for each other. We ask this through Christ our Lord

All: Amen.

PREFACE

Priest: Father, all-powerful and ever-living God, we do well always and everywhere to give you thanks. You created man in love to share your divine life. We see his high destiny in the love of husband and wife, which bears the imprint of your own divine love. Love is man’s origin, love is his constant calling, love is his fulfillment in heavens. The love of man and woman is made Holy in the Sacrament of marriage. Through Christ the choirs of angels and all the saints praise and worship your glory. May our voices blend with theirs as we joined in their unending hymn.

NUPTIAL BLESSING

Priest: Let us pray to the Lord for Sofia and Caleb who come to God’s altar at the beginning of their married life so that they may always be united in love for each other.

Holy Father, you created mankind in your own image and made man and woman to be joined as husband and wife in union of body and heart and so fulfill their mission in this world.

Father, to reveal the plan of your love, you made the union of husband and wife an image of the covenant between you and your people.

In the fulfillment of this sacrament the marriage of Christian man and woman is a sign of the marriage between Christ and Church. Father, stretch out your hand, and bless Sofia and Caleb.

Lord, grant as they begin to live this sacrament they may share with each other the gifts of your life and become one in heart and mind as witnesses to your presence in their marriage. Help them to create a home together and give them children to be formed by the Gospel and to have a place in your family.

Give your blessings to Sofia, your daughter, so that she may be a good wife and mother, caring for the home, faithful for her husband, generous and kind. Give your blessings to Caleb, your son, so that he may be a faithful husband and a good father.

Father, grant that as they come together to your table on earth, so they may one day have the joy of sharing your feast in heaven.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

Removal of the cord and veil.

SIGN OF PEACE

COMMUNION

Song: Be Thou with Them (J. S. Bach)

OFFERING OF FLORAL BOUQUET TO THE BLESSED MOTHER

Song: Ave Maria (Franz Schubert)

CONCLUDING RITE

Final Blessings

Priest: May almighty God, with his word of blessing, unite your hearts in the never-ending bond of pure love.

All: Amen.

Priest: May your children bring your happiness, may your generous love for the, be returned to you, many times over.

All: Amen.

Priest: May the peace of Christ live always in your heart and in your home. May you have true friends to stand by you, both in joy and in sorrow. May you be ready and willing to help and comfort all who come to you in need. And may the blessings promised to the compassionate be yours in abundance.

All: Amen.

Priest: May you find happiness and satisfaction in your work. May daily problem never cause you undue anxiety, nor the desire for earthly possessions dominate your lives. But may your hearts’ first desire be always the good things waiting for you in the life of heaven.

All: Amen.

Priest: May the Lord bless you with many happy years together, so that you may enjoy the rewards of a good life. And after you have served him loyally in his kingdom on earth, may he welcome you to his eternal kingdom in heaven.

All: Amen.

Priest: And may almighty God bless you all, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

All: Amen.

RECESSIONAL

Song: Trumpet Tune (Henry Purcell)

Our Wedding

Wedding Day Timeline

Wedding Day

TIMELINE

0700 Morning Run

0730 Breakfast

0800 Arrival of Make-up Artists in Bride's Hotel

0900 Arrival of Bridesmaids in Bride's Hotel

1000 Arrival of Parents in Bride's Hotel

1100 Pick-up Dove Rental and Bridal Bouquet at Frederick

Pick-up Dozen Balloons at Party City Reisterstown

Put-up Wedding signs

1200 Photographer/Videographer arrive in Groom's Hotel

1300 Photographer/Videographer arrive in Bride's Hotel

Wedding Party MUST arrive at the VENUE

(At least 45 minutes before the Wedding Ceremony starts)

Guests are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before the Wedding Ceremony starts.

1350 Bride Arrives at the Church

1400 Wedding Ceremony

1430 Decoration

1530 Post Wedding Pictures

1645 Arrival of Guests at the Reception Venue

(Guests are encouragde to be at the venue no later than 5PM, if possible).

1700 Wedding Reception Starts

1745 First Dance

1800 Dinner Buffet

1900 Best Man Toast

1930 Dollar Dance (Filipino Tradition)

2000 Games

2100 Dance

2200 Recessional then Clean-up

2300 Safe Travels Everyone!

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TODAY!

PLEASE HELP US CAPTURE OUR DAY!

#SofiaAndCalebApr22

Our Wedding

Wedding Motif

Wedding MOTIF

Navy Blue, Silver, White

(Beige)

Preferred Attire

Groom

Ceremony: Army Service Uniform with Black Bow Tie

Reception: Black Tux

Angel Isabella's Boutonniere - Artificial Navy Blue Rosebud in Amazon

Navy Bowtie

Navy Blazer

Bride

Ceremony: White with silver beads wedding gown with navy blue buoquet

Reception: White dress

TheBridesBouquet.com 's Navy Blue Silk Rose Corsage in Amazon

Parents of Bride and Groom (Papa)

Black Tux

Angel Isabella's Boutonniere - Artificial Navy Blue Rosebud in Amazon

Navy Bowtie

Black Blazer

Parents of Bride and Groom (Mama and Nanay)

Any Beige Dress

TheBridesBouquet.com 's Navy Blue Silk Rose Corsage in Amazon

Best Man

Black tux

Angel Isabella's Boutonniere - Artificial Navy Blue Rosebud in Amazon

Navy Bowtie

Black Blazer

Groomsmen

Black tux

Angel Isabella's Boutonniere -Nice Cream Rose in Amazon

Black Bowtie

Black Blazer

Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids

Lace Applique Elegant Coral Bridesmaid Dress (Navy Blue)

Mikey Store Bridal Artificial Silk Flowers Crystal Roses (White)

FLATS ONLY! (NO HEELS)

God-Father

White Barong or Tux or Suit (any colors)

God-Mother and Secondary Sponsors (Female)

Any Beige Dress

FAYBOX Girl Bridesmaid Wedding Wrist Corsage Party Prom Hand Flower Decor Pack of 4 Ivory

Secondary Sponsors (Male)

White Barong or Tux or Suit (any colors)

Flower Girls

Any Beige/Navy/White Dress

Bible/Coin/Ring Bearers

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Suspenders

White long polo shirt

Black pants

Black bowrie

Ushers

White polo shirts, suspenders and Black Bow tie

Guests

Any formal attire

Our Wedding

Wedding Party

The Wedding Party

Officiating Priest

Rev. Januario M. Jumamoy

Altar Servers

DEIPARINE BROTHERS

Cantor and Organist

CARA GONZALES

THOMAS WILSON

Pianist

NIKKI CORTERO

Best Man

JEFFERSON FLORES

Parents of the Groom

CALEB FLORES

MARIA FLORES

Groom

CALEB DESPE FLORES JR.

Principal Sponsors

To Stand As Witness to Our Vows

GEMMA RIVERA (Lector) and BOBBY RIVERA

JULITA BELCHES and RAOUL BELCHES

LEONISITA DIONSON and ANDREW PICKERING

MARIETTA CINCO and PHILLIP CINCO

MAY CADAVA and RODNEY MCBRIDE

NANCY VILLANUEVA and GIBSON VILLANUEVA

GIRLIE CALICA and MIGUEL CALICA

SHELLY PASCUAL and MIL HARVEY PASCUAL

LEAH ARBOLEDA and RAMIL ARBOLEDA

JADE JOVEN and CONRAD VENTURA

DELIA BASHER and ROMMEL DUQUE

JOSEFINA PRESADO and ROGIE LEGASPI

KAREN EPE and NORBERTO TORBESO

EMELDA HALE and GARY HALE

PERCY DEIPARINE and ALAN DEIPARINE

TITA SIOZON (Lector) and JET SIOZON

EVA AGUIPO and LITO AGUIPO

Secondary Sponsors

To Light Our Path

JESSICA ARENASA and ALFONSO ARENASA JR.

To Cloth Us With The Veil Of Unity

CRISIELDA SISON and BRENDO GUARINO

To Bind Us With The Cord Of Life

LITA SULLA and MARIO SULLA

Readers

CHARITO TURINGAN

MARLYN OPORTO

MARITES CABAJAR

To Sweeten Our Journey And Carry Our Symbols of Love

Flower Girls

Alexa Niah Rivera

Carissa & Cayleigh Sison

Iya Lagrana

Bible Bearer

Luke Darcera

Coin Bearer

Brad Urbiztondo

Ring Bearer

Harley Pascual

To Assist Us In Our Needs

Bridesmaids Groomsmen

PIA TRIZZA EPE and ANGELO ARENASA

THEA JEMIMA SIOZON and JHON MICHAEL FLORES

PEARL KRIZZA EPE and SAINT OCARIZA

JHOANA ROSE SIMBUL(Singer) and MARK ESPANOL

MARIA FE MACARAEG and DONALD ZAPANTA

CHRISIELLE PAGARIGAN and SYLVESTER LUDAES

STRACEY MARIE TORBESO and KIRBY LUMAPAS

CRISTELLE MAE TORBESO and BRIAN RIVERA

Parents of the Bride

ALFONSO ARENASA

FE ARENASA

Maid of Honor

NINA REGENE LUMAPAS

Bride

SOFIA MARIE CAPILLANES ARENASA

Our Wedding

Events

Wedding Reception

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 5:00 pm

Millbrook Park Banquet Hall
6806 Millbrook Park Dr
Baltimore, MD 21215

This location is about 5-10 mins away from the Church. We will be needing time to prepare the event hall that is why reception starts at 5PM. If you want to help the decorating committee, you can show up military time (2 hours early). Thank you!

Wedding Ceremony

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 2:00 pm

The Shrine of the Sacred Heart
5800 Smith Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209

The wedding ceremony will be held in the church where I grew up in. The ceremony will start at 1400, participants must arrive 30-45 minutes before the wedding. If you've received an invitation, you can click on the RVSP button above to let us know you're planning to attend.

Wedding Rehearsal

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 7:00 pm

The Shrine of the Sacred Heard
5800 Smith Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209

Rehearsals will be at 7PM in the church. This have been updated due to guests who have work during the day. Sorry for the inconvenience! (UPDATED)

Boys Night

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 6:00 pm

TBD

Girls Night

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 8:00 pm

TBA

Bachellorette party organized by the maid of honor, bridesmaids and special friends of the bride. Hit up anybody from the guest list to know more about it. They said "I'm not supposed to know." -Bride

Wedding Shower

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 5:00 pm

Ana's House
Cordova, TN

Come and join us to the our engagement party in Memphis, TN. Please contact 5756507872 for the exact address. It's a potluck party so bring whatever you can! And for gifts, we'd prefer gifts we could use as we start our family in our new apartment!

About Us

Our Family

Maria and Caleb Flores

Parents of the Groom

The most important part of my life are my parents. I wouldn't be cool and handsome today without them. When I was growing up, my mom was my everything and my dad was the provider. They were a typical Filipino parents. They will do everything they can to see their children happy and ready for whats ahead of the road. They made sure that we were raised as good men!

Fe & ALfonso Arenasa

Parents of the Bride

One of the few things JR and I have in common is that, we're both family oriented. My parents are my everything. Even though I wasn't a trophy daughter growing up, I realized how fortunate I am to have them as my parents. I cannot trade them for anything! They are my rock and best support system I could ever ask!

Alfonso & Angelo Arenasa

Brothers of the Bride

Angelo is a very smart kid! I love him to the fullest! He's currently in school. He just got promoted to 8th grade, and will be in High School next school year.

Kuya Alfe is located in Cebu, Philippines. He's married to Ate Jessica, and they have two children, Patrick and Jacob. I am hoping they can make it to my big day!

Gomer, Jhon, Jeff and Benedict

Brothers of the Groom

My eldest brother, Kuya Gomer, is still residing in Lavezares, Northern Samar, Philippines with his 3 kids and lovely wife, Ate Eva. Our goal is for him and his family to come to the U.S and begin their american dream.

Kuya John and Kuya Jeff are the go to brothers for me. If I need anything, I'd go to them without hesitation. They like to watch movies and work on their cars. They also play guitar and video games. They are the hardest worker I know. They give the best advice!

The youngest, Benedict, is the typical bunso. tHe was the the favorrate when growing up as kids. Now its totally different, he's married to my sister-in-law, Chelsie, who likes to shoot gun, travel and cosmetics. My brother serving in the Airforce as an engineer. He is stationed in Missouri Air Base, and right now he's deployed in Afganistan. We are hoping for him to make it to our wedding!

About Us

Proposal

I was never good at planning, but I wasn't the worst neither. It all started during New Years' evening. With little courage, I asked Sofia's parents for their blessing as I was planning to propose to their one and only daughter. After the blessing, I didn't really have a plan. I was just going with the flow and was stuck on just let it be.

We were in New York City for the Ball Drop. Now your're thinking, I proposed during the Ball drop. There were just too many people so I decided to do it privately, just the two of us with her family. As we were walking back after the ball drop, my nerve started to kick in again. Because this time, it's our 2nd year anniversary of being a couple, and also, this is just the perfect time to ask her for her hand. Our next destination after the ball drop was to go to Central Park, but the park was closed when we got there so no proposing there. Next stop, we walked back to Timesquare and next thing you know, it was closed too. There were a lot of barricades and police officers holding the streets closed because they had to clean up the streets. So we ended up going to rockefeller instead. Finally! A destination before we go home, yet I still haven't proposed. We got there and it was closed too.

They all sat down to the side and I went to the guard to ask if I could take my sofia under the big christmas tree but the answer from the guard. "no, come back tomorrow." I couldn't wait anymore so with no known good place to propose, I just decided to do it In front of the rockefeller building . I went to one knee, took her left hand and then it happened! All I remember was "Sure ka ba" from Sofia and finally she said "Yes". It was the hardest nerve wrecking thing I have done in my whole life.

-JR

About Us

Our Story

Sofia's Version:

I was stationed in Camp Red Cloud which is part of Area I in South Korea. I enjoy travelling and when I heard about the trip to Lotte World in August 2, 2014, I signed up for it right away, not knowing I'll meet my future husband there. JR is a very outgoing person. I was with a friend, ate Mildred, when he asked if he could join us on the trip. Our many adventures begin!

JR's Version:

It happened accidentally. I signed up for a trip to Lotte World over the weekend. It was the first time I've been to an amusement park, and I was very excited yet curious of what South Korea has to offer! Traveling all by myself, I never thought I'd have the courage to approach two filipiinas(Sofia & Ate Mildred) to ask if I could join in as they stroll around the park. I became their camera man that day. Right after all the walking, I kindly asked Sofia for her Facebook so I can send her the pictures I took using my camera. And thats when our story started...

About Us

The Groom

I was born and raised in Lavezares, Northern Samar, Philppines. My papa, Caleb Flores, was always overseas working for the family. My nanay, Maria Flores, has done it all. She raised 5 children: Kuya Gomer (32), Kuya Jhon (27), Kuya Jeff (26), Me (23), and our bonso, Benedict (22). Just like my Bride's story, my family moved to the US when I was 14 years old. For the first time, our family was finally together for good. This was a start for my family!

My life changed a lot since I joined the Army in 2013. As a weapons specialist. I was able to support my family, get my US Citizenship and travel the world. After all the required training, I was sent to South Korea as my 1st duty assignment. This aided my desire to travel. I would pack my bags on my days' off from work ,and saw what South Korea had to offer. I enjoy being active, watching movies and going to new places. My goal is to be the best husband my wife will be proud of. I welcome everyone on our special day. Please, Come in!

About Us

The Bride

I was born in a small town in Cebu City, Philippines. At the age of 14, my family moved to Baltimore, Maryland. My mom, Fe, worked as a middle school teacher and my dad, Alfonso, was an employee of Philippines Airlines in Mactan, Cebu. My dad retired and is currently working part-time in COSTCO. My older brother, Alfe, is now married to ate Jessica and they have two kids, Patrick and Jacob. My younger brother, Angelo, just got promoted to 8th grade this year 2017. He will be going to High School next school year. He's a superstar!

After I graduated from Western High School in 2010, I was accepted in a Nursing program in Baltimore City Community College. Due to unexpected turn of events, I joined the US Army in January 2014 right before I finished my degree in Nursing. I enlisted as a Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist and my first duty station was South Korea, where I met JR. I enjoy sleeping above all things, but recently, I've been consumed with wedding planning. I can't wait for our big day!

Welcome

News & Updates

Wedding Reception Program

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Program is now finalized. Please arrive no earlier than 4:45PM, if possible, unless guest will help with venue decorations. Thank you!

Countdown Started

Thursday, April 6, 2017

15 Days before the Big Day!

Wedding Reception FINALIZED!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

A few of you probably heard about the uncertainty of the reception venue. We have finalized the venue to be at the Milbrook Park Banquet Hall. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are bringing a guest so we can save a seat for them as well!

RSVP

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Please RSVP in the events page by 14 April 2017 so we can have a final head count for the wedding reception. Thank you!

Wedding Party

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Updated! Since a lot of invited guests cannot make it to the big day, we replaced them to have a complete entourage. If you were in the list and can make it, please RSVP in the events page so we can place your name back to the list. Thank you!

Wedding Ceremony

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The program is now posted and updated. Make sure to get to the venue at least 30mins prior to the scheduled ceremony so guests can get situated while the wedding party gets ready for the wedding procession.

Wedding Rehearsals

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The rehearsal date is on 21 Apr 2017 at 6PM. Please make sure to be there. Thank you!

Wedding Motif/Attire UPDATE

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Please see Wedding Motif page for more detailed information. No more military uniform except for the Groom, bridesmaids are preferred to wear flats (NO HEELS), and guests can wear any color.

Invitations SENT

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

All invitations are not sent out. Please RSVP so we can have a headcount for the wedding reception. Thank you!

Invitations

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Invitations will be sent out before the end of January.

Sofia Marie and Caleb launch wedsite!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Sofia Marie Arenasa and Caleb Flores Jr. launch their personal wedsite at sofiaandcaleb.wedsite.com

Contact Info

Sunday, January 1, 2017

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact 5756507872 or theitssofia@gmail.com. Thank you!

Welcome

Greeting

Welcome to our wedsite! We recently got engaged and are now in the process of planning our wedding! We've created this wedsite as a fun, convenient, and special way for friends and family who are both near and far to participate and celebrate with us. We hope you'll use it to get to know us better and keep up-to-date on our future plans.

Here you can read about how we met, meet our families, and RSVP to wedding events that are in the works. We've also included some fun stuff like a poll, a gallery for viewing photo albums, and a way for you to leave us a note in our virtual guestbook!

We are so grateful for all the positive influences in our lives! Thank you to all our friends and family for your love and support over the years. Thanks for sharing our joy!

Sofia & JR

Welcome

Greeting

News & Updates

About Us

The Bride

The Groom

Our Story

Proposal

Our Family

Our Wedding

Events

Wedding Party

Wedding Motif

Wedding Day Timeline

Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Reception

Registry

Poll

For Travelers

Gallery

Guest Book

Sofia Marie Capillanes Arenasa & Caleb Despe Flores Jr.

April 22, 2017

Sofia Marie Capillanes Arenasa & Caleb Despe Flores Jr.

April 22, 2017

Sofia Marie Capillanes Arenasa & Caleb Despe Flores Jr.

April 22, 2017

Sofia Marie Capillanes Arenasa & Caleb Despe Flores Jr.

April 22, 2017

Sofia Marie Capillanes Arenasa & Caleb Despe Flores Jr.

April 22, 2017

Sofia Marie Capillanes Arenasa & Caleb Despe Flores Jr.

April 22, 2017

Sofia Marie Capillanes Arenasa & Caleb Despe Flores Jr.

April 22, 2017

Sofia Marie Capillanes Arenasa & Caleb Despe Flores Jr.

April 22, 2017

Sofia Marie Capillanes Arenasa & Caleb Despe Flores Jr.

April 22, 2017

Sofia Marie Capillanes Arenasa & Caleb Despe Flores Jr.

April 22, 2017

Sofia Marie Capillanes Arenasa & Caleb Despe Flores Jr.

April 22, 2017

Sofia Marie Capillanes Arenasa & Caleb Despe Flores Jr.

April 22, 2017

Sofia Marie Capillanes Arenasa & Caleb Despe Flores Jr.

April 22, 2017

Sofia Marie Capillanes Arenasa & Caleb Despe Flores Jr.

April 22, 2017

Sofia Marie Capillanes Arenasa & Caleb Despe Flores Jr.

April 22, 2017

Sofia Marie Capillanes Arenasa & Caleb Despe Flores Jr.

April 22, 2017

Sofia Marie Capillanes Arenasa & Caleb Despe Flores Jr.

April 22, 2017

Sofia Marie Capillanes Arenasa & Caleb Despe Flores Jr.

April 22, 2017

Sofia Marie Capillanes Arenasa & Caleb Despe Flores Jr.

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