SCENE CITY| Ed and Sally share a life of caring, sharing, celebrate 50th

WEDDING anniversaries elicit various emotions from couples, their families and even close friends. This is because their life together has taught them that marriage is sharing the joys and sorrows, years of making the relationship work in sickness and health and caring for children from birth to adulthood.

Now that Ed and Sally have become grandparents, life together is more meaningful. There is a bigger family to love and younger members to care for.

December 21, 2014 was a day to celebrate the fruitful years with the theme “A life of Caring, Sharing…A love of endless giving together…”. The Leuenbergers renewed their marriage vows at the Descalced Carmelites Monastery of the Holy Family in Tugbok, Davao City, where the SUL Orchid Farm is situated a few minutes’ walk away. They were joined by their children, Dr. Edgar Felipe & Dr. Ma. Pilar L. Leuenberger, Mr. Edgardo & Mrs. Kim C. Leuenberger and their grandchildren.

The Eucharistic Celebration and Renewal of Marriage Vows were officiated by Rev. Fr. Alan J. Rieger, OCD, Main Presider and Rev. Fr. James W. U. Gascon, S.J., Co-Presider. Principal Sponsors were Rodolfo S. Leuenberger and Josefina U. Cantonjos. Bridesmaids were Alyssa Salome L. Leuenberger, Tia Dominique l. Leuenberger, Sabrina Marie L. Leuenberger, Katrina C. Leuenberger and Elise Martha C. Leuenberger.

Veil sponsors – Dr. Edgar Felipe U. Leuenberger and Dr. Ma. Pilar L. Leuenberger. Candle sponsors – Roberto B. Uy and Rosario Z. Uy. Cord sponsors – Eduardo U. Leuenberger, Jr., Kim C. Leuenberger; Ring bearer – Eduard Moritz C. Leuenberger; Arrhae – Aldrian Eli U. Cortez; Flower Girls – Sofia Amelie L. Leuenberger, Lily Frederich D. Uy and Ericka Marie A. Uy.

Wine bearers – Michael Andrew U. Abrigoo & Arlene A. Illa. Host – Wilfredo B. Uy & Leah D. Uy. Flowers – Christian L. Jueco & Jasmin P. Jueco, Alwyn Vila & Rachelle Claudine U. Vila, Lalene Liza Uy & Erick George D. Uy. Gifts – Joseph Anthony U. Abrigo & Doreen P. Abrigo, Karen S. Flores & Alvin L. Soliva, Anne Marie U. Abrigo & Rene S.D. Manuel.

A dinner reception followed at the Sul Orchid Farm in Tugbok where the garden was adorned with hundreds of golden orchids and yellow dendrobiums in full bloom.

1964 to 2014, years Sally and Ed Leuenberger have weathered together in loving, caring and sharing.

Thank you Peter Lavina for some of the photos.

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ED & SALLY on their 50th Wedding Anniversary

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ED and SALLY with Soroptimists International of Davao officers and members at the Descalced Carmelite Monastery

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