Weddings are such big events in life. More than a tradition, it’s a celebration of love, family and beginning of new life. Although some choose to skip it, there are still a lot who look forward to their dream weddings.
Well, a “modern fairy godmother” whose vision is to help mothers, has made the dream wedding of 14 moms possible.
Archell Fernandez created the Facebook group, SuperMums PH in the hopes to create a “support group in being a mom and to have that impartial third party to relate with, without prejudice, while dealing with the ups and downs of motherhood.”
Since their launch last May 2016, they now have a total of 26,000 members worldwide. They also have a counterpart group for dads, SuperDadsPH managed by Archell’s husband, Dino Fernandez.
Archell realized that there are still a lot of unwed mothers who wish to be married. Sometimes these dreams get lost in the midst of other immediate concerns including raising a family.
But Archell who was also an unwed mom for 7 years and got married this year, knew how important the fulfillment of that dream was.
So, together with other admins of the group, they went into the grueling task of planning a wedding. But this was no ordinary wedding, it was the wedding of 14 unwed mothers they had carefully chosen from the group.
They sought the help of Municipal Mayor in Cainta Rizal, Hon. Atty Mayor Kit Nieto to precide the mass wedding and sponsor the venue. The overwhelming support from their co-members and dedication of the organizers made the mass wedding such a memorable event.
On October 14, the 14 couples were treated to a beautiful wedding full of love and support from their family and friends.
From the wedding rings, cake, HMUA, photo and video coverage, souvenirs, giveaways, photobooth and even cash gifts were given by kindhearted people from big companies such as Philusa Corp, Queen R Collection, DRM Jewelry, Mary Kay Philippines and other members from all over the world. And as an icing to the cake, all 14 couples even got to bring home their own Tiamica Fragrance “pangkabuhayan package” to jump start their new life together.
It was true testament that when mothers support mothers, they can really break boundaries and move mountains. Archell and the rest of the SuperMums were able to change lives and proved that anything is possible with dedication and a little help from our friends.