Saint Thomas More (STM) Catholic Church played host to some 20 couples at a mass wedding, the fourth one since 2011.
The project “Operation: I Do” welcomed the mostly Filipino couples from the different Bay Area cities of Cupertino, Campbell, San Jose, Mountain View, Tracy, Vallejo, San Francisco and Daly City.
Lovely brides and dashing grooms walked the center aisle of the church to exchange marital vows that solemnized their union in accordance with the Sacrament of Marriage.
Asked for the reasons why couples do not avail of the benefit of church marriage, Espinueva disclosed that most of the couples were so busy with their careers that they decided getting married in the church could wait and thus placed it on the back burner.
“The church does not charge a single penny,” Espinueva said.
“Even the beautiful sounding choir also volunteered their time and their lovely voices. The food were all donated by people with kind hearts, some were cooked by a chef. Some ‘alumni’ couples, realizing how much money they had saved through this project gave donations as well.”