With quarantine restrictions constantly keeping everybody at home, many have been able to find ways to somehow settle in this ‘new’ normal, whether through taking up new hobbies, coming up with creative activities to stay entertained at home, to using all the extra time indoors to bond and connect with our loved ones.
And in making sure that these moments, big and small alike, are not missed and instead filled with precious memories to keep, one can always rely on services such as Grab to ensure that each day is enjoyed and lived to the fullest.
To prove that #GrabDelivers for every moment, the everyday superapp made possible an event two years in the making – the dream wedding of one of their very own delivery-partners.
How forever saw its start with Grab
Eldridge Policarpio, a Grab delivery-partner, had been meaning to wed his partner of ten years, Richelle Favor, since 2019. However, with the unexpected onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the quarantine protocols that have since been set, the couple – like many others anticipating their special day – were forced to hold off the ceremony.
“Magpapakasal na dapat kami ng partner ko na si Richelle, kaso nga lang hindi natuloy dahil sa pandemic. (Me and my partner Richelle were supposed to get married, but it didn’t push through because of the pandemic),” Eldridge Policarpio said.
Gone were the plans and preparations they had set in place to make their wedding happen. Over the course of the last two years, the couple kept an eye out for the opportune moment to finally get married, only for it to be consistently pushed back. As such, their small family had ultimately no choice but take it one day at a time, all the while hopefully waiting their turn.
This was the case until August this year, when Grab caught wind of his and Richelle’s situation and decided to bring their dream wedding celebration much closer to their reach. After a few weeks of prepping and planning behind the scenes, the stage was finally set – the moment Eldrige and Richelle had been holding their breaths for had finally arrived.
No matter the moment, #GrabDelivers
And so last September 26, their much-awaited celebration was finally brought to life. The quaint venue was filled with flower arrangements and decorations all created by Flowers by Ginger that made the celebration picture-perfect, with everyone enjoying scrumptious dishes and desserts brought by TGIFridays and Scout’s Honor and sparkling beverages from Ram’s House of Wine to complete the celebration.
Wishing the couple a great start to their forever, the reception also had a sweet ending with a cake from Celebration Cakes by Mary Grace as well as special tokens from The Humble Market, Dean & DeLuca and Wildflour Pantry. With nearly all elements of the celebration delivered by GrabFood and GrabMart, Grab was able to help bring a momentous occasion such as a wedding to reality.
A limited number of immediate family members were also invited to be a part of their celebration, so that they too could get to be in the moment with the lucky couple. Filled with laughter and merriment, the wedding was all they had only dreamed out two years ago and more.
“Kaya din pala ni Grab ibigay ang mga simpleng pangarap ng isang taong kagaya namin… September 26, Sunday… memorable talaga ito sakin— kasama si Grab. (These simple dreams of people like us are also possible with Grab… September 26, Sunday will be very memorable to me— as a day we celebrated with Grab)” said Richelle Favor-Policarpio.
This wedding of Eldridge and Richelle just about proves that, be it simply rewarding oneself after long day of working, or planning out fully decked-out celebrations and grand milestones such as graduations, birthday parties, wedding anniversaries, baptisms, to even weddings, #GrabDelivers for any situation. Day or night, rain or shine, Filipinos can always count on Grab to help elevate their everyday moments and help turn them into priceless memories.
As Southeast Asia’s leading everyday superapp, Grab assures that anyone can catch up with all their missed moments. With services such as GrabMart delivering everyday essentials within 60 minutes and GrabFood able to satisfy cravings through its wide assortment of restaurants, everyone is just a few taps away from making their big moments happen and making their days memorable – just like Edis and Richelle’s.
“We were absolutely thrilled to be a part of Edis and Richelle’s big day, and to help them achieve their dream wedding celebration despite the limitations brought by the lockdowns. Being part of their milestone is just one of the many ways we want to be there for our consumers as they go through their everyday moments – no matter how big or small, and show how Grab can help you create positive lasting memories. Like Edis and Richelle, Grab can help more Filipinos unlock many possibilities and create beautiful memories,” said Grace Vera Cruz, Grab Philippines Country Head.
For every moment, #GrabDelivers. To see how Eldrige and Richelle’s dream celebration came to life with the help of Grab, watch the video here: