Our Wedding

The Wedding Reception Menu

This day brings out joy and love in our hearts, and we are honored to have you in this momentous event in our lives.

We can’t end this celebration without having a bite at our most-loved restaurant, Frank’s Spaghetti House, and we’d like you to kindly see the following menu for the available dishes to choose from so that our lovely crew from Frank’s Spaghetti House can prepare our sumptuous Italian delicatezza and cibo ahead of time:

ENTREE (comes with 2 loaves of Garlic Bread and a bowl of soup – Cream of Mushroom)

  • Spaghetti
  • Ravioli
  • 1/2 Spaghetti and 1/2 Ravioli
  • Combination Plate (Lasagna, Ravioli & Spaghetti)
  • Chicken Cacciatore (comes with Spaghetti)


  • Pepsi Products
  • Iced Tea

Kindly fill-out the following fields by choosing one entrée and one beverage from the above selections. To send it to us, either leave your choices as a comment to this post at the bottom of this page (pardon the ads) or send it as a reply to the email that we’ve sent:


We look forward to having a great time with you on our wedding day. 🙂

Should you wish to take a tour on the brief history of our love story, please see my other blog post that’s entitled A Team Made in Heaven.

You can also check Frank’s Spaghetti House for more information on the reception venue. 🙂


Our Love Story

A Team Made in Heaven

5 years ago. I was lost. I was a failure. I kept on falling for the wrong people. Whilst I was soaked in tears on a deep prayer one evening before bed, I asked God to embrace me tight and give me the courage to love again and find the right man that He planned for me, His precious princess. Then I met him.

It took time – a lot of time to get over the pain and courage to start being happy again on my own. Whilst I looked stupid crying over how things might have been and at how happy my siblings were with their partners, I tried to get my act together and move on. I went to being bitter, to being a drunkard every weekend, to being gutsy in everything I do that I was totally all over the place.

One Saturday afternoon in February 2013, I decided to check the dating site that I was a member of and found unread messages from a certain Martin Smith. I checked his profile and he seemed kind. And the rest is history.

We exchanged emails (because he didn’t know how to use a smartphone! LOL) until I got him to upgrade his phone and use WeChat and then later Viber. We even had to use Yahoo! Messenger back then (spell old school) and not resort to using Skype.

We wake up and sleep together from a distance. Call Long Distance Relationships (LDR) are challenging, but it is really so! We built our trust on each other based on what we say we do, on pictures of this and that that we send each other, on what we believe each of us is doing every single second. We have endured it until the “reporting of duty” just came out naturally.

We had our fair share of ups and downs – from women and roosters who have been trying to get into the cage and share a part in our partnership, to misunderstandings due to cultural and temperamental barriers; but we had to work through it and do whatever we can to keep it. Yes, we had a moment where we were on the verge of breaking up, but I had to tell him what my principle is – once we’re done, we’re done and there’s no looking back. We were both scared – scared of losing each other and scared of the world out there without having each other. That was the fist and last.

We sent each other gifts that we treasure so much – from the very first letter that came to me in one piece (Thank you, USPS.), the fragrant roses and sweet notes that I get on our special days, to the letters and hand-made crafts and scrapbooks that I send him via FedEx since I don’t trust PhilPost at all. We are like high school lovers who can’t get enough of each other. I’d say we conquered all means just to ensure that the lines of communication are always open.

We planned on seeing each other. He has been saying that he’d marry me in his letters and gifts, but I told him that he needs to meet my family for him to do so. Voila, he touched down Manila on 17 December 2014 to meet my family and friends, and attended my sister’s wedding. He even sacrificed so much on his way back to the US due to the extreme weather conditions then. If this isn’t love, then I don’t know what it is.

We started planning for the future. We started the petition process and even had to delay it for a bit due to the issues that I had to take care of at work and at home. After everything that we had to endure, here I am in the US, getting ready to marry the man that God sent me – my God’s best.

We are a team, as we always tell each other, especially on times that both or one of us are getting cranky and grumpy over things that stress us out a lot. We are a team and we are always there for each other. We are a team and we share each other’s successes and failures. We are a team and we both hang on each time we’re on the verge of giving up. We are a team who serves one God; one God who tied us together as one team. If this isn’t love from God and heaven, then I don’t know what it is.

Our Wedding

Frank’s Spaghetti House

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We appreciate you being with us in the ceremony and would like to stay with you further for dinner at Frank’s Spaghetti House. Before we proceed to the menu, let’s get to know it a little.

As most of you know; we love the beach, we love being near the water, we love sunsets by the beach, so we have been thinking of considering a restaurant by the bay. But when we were being adventurous one day and have tried exploring the restaurants around Corpus Christi, we stumbled upon Frank’s Spaghetti House and we never went wrong by saying that everything here is great. See below for some information about them courtesy of their website:

Housed in an old home built in 1921, its architecture is that of yesteryear, with brick construction and foot-thick walls.  Frank came to Corpus Christi from Sicily by way of Chicago and World War II service in the U.S. Navy.  His mother taught him to cook, and he taught us before his retirement in 1973. The Moody family has been proudly serving the Coastal Bend for generations. Sue Moody is retired and currently living in Mesa, Arizona. Sue’s son, Mike Moody took over in 1993 and has been  serving our beautiful city by the bay. Now his three kids are here on a full time basis. Vanessa is the oldest and she sometimes has her kids here helping and learning the ways of the restaurant. Michael is the middle one and he has mastered the kitchen. The youngest, Matthew, has his wife, Teresa, working along side him as well as raising their two young girls. Vanessa and Teresa make all of the desserts from cheesecakes to tiramisu and many more. Very friendly people who come to enjoy good home cooked meals have always patronized Frank’s. We are one of Corpus Christi’s best kept secrets.

To check their website, please visit http://www.franksspaghettihouse.com/home.html.