Mar & Korina Wedding: Tuloy!
If it were a movie, the scene would look like this: Bride and groom are at the altar about to exchange “I do’s” and suddenly somebody from the church entrance broke in, screaming, “Itigil ang kasal!”
But, thank heavens, it’s real life and no such rude interruption is going to happen, not even the perceived clamor for Sen. Noynoy Aquino to be the Liberal Party standard-bearer in the 2010 elections, instead of Sen. Mar Roxas who has earned perhaps even more points for his gracious exit and clean-breast endorsement of Noynoy than his padyak TV plugs have ever done or could ever do.
Yes, the wedding of Mar and his beloved Korina Sanchez will be pushed through on Oct. 23. It’s not, as many people must have suspected, co-terminus with Mar’s presidential ambition.
“Oo naman,” Korina said in a text message to Funfare when asked if the wedding would be held as scheduled, as in tuloy na tuloy na.
“Yes, it will push through,” confirmed Veanna Fores, Mar’s cousin.
As Korina said in a dzMM radio interview yesterday by former Failon at Sanchez co-anchor Ted Failon, since Mar has given way to Noynoy (who was once romantically linked to Korina) and is not saying if he will agree to be his running-mate, “We will have more time to prepare for the wedding.”
The wedding is barely six weeks away and the invitations haven’t been printed yet. The sweethearts have yet to decide where to hold their “People’s Wedding”...Manila Cathedral, San Sebastian Church, Quiapo Church or Sto. Domingo Church?...and, except for Mar’s aunt Baby Araneta-Fores, the other principal sponsors have yet to be confirmed. But the reception will definitely be held at Bahay na Puti (in Cubao, Quezon City), the home of Mar’s lolo and lola and the venue of the reception for the wedding of Mar’s parents, former Sen. Gerry Roxas and Judy Araneta, and his Auntie Baby and Dr. Raul Fores.
In an earlier Funfare interview, Korina said that she will have 12 bridesmaids who are her best friends since childhood.
There will be six flower girls, one of whom is Korina’s niece Saila; James Yap Jr. is ring bearer while Tyra and Maya, Korina’s two other nieces, along with Mar’s niece Mercedes, are junior bridesmaids. Dyan Castillejo’s son Matthew is Bible bearer.
Kris Aquino will anchor the ABS-CBN coverage of the wedding. Korina’s gown will be designed by Pepito Albert and those of the entourage by Patrice Ramos-Diaz and Randy Ortiz. Mar’s cousin Margarita Fores is in-charge of the menu.
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