BLURB: It was the speeches that moved the guests to tears
Just like a great royal succession, the reception was the highlight and the most anticipated part of our wedding anniversary celebration.
The Manila Polo Club was no longer just a club, but a majestic and opulent banquet hall fit for the royal celebration of DandTLove20.
The cocktail area was turned into a medieval market place that featured delicious breads, canapés by Chef Jessie and beverages for the guests.
Theater actor Jeremy Domingo played the Herald announcing the different activities—from the presentation of the brave warriors Sir Xavi and Lady Lilian, to the adorable archers Max and Irvine, up to the amazing fireworks display by Dragon Fireworks.
After the outdoor activities, guests were ushered in to the main hall to partake of the delicious feast.
The Lord and Lady of ceremonies (theater actor Gerard Sison and model/writer/host Bianca Valerio) guided the guests through the program that included musical numbers from The Manila String Machine, May Banawa, The Philippine Opera Company, ADS aerial dancers, The Suburban Projekt and DJ Ace Ramos, with the program expertly run by director Tam Shattara.
It was the speeches that moved the guests to tears— from the touching speech of Bryan Prieto, and the speech of best man Joey Benedicto revealing how Dennis used to be a geek, to the speech of the matron of honor Sandy Romualdez about sisterly love, and the short but unforgettable father-of-the-bride speech of Alex Prieto.
It was truly an amazing night. It was a celebration of love, family and friendship that lasted for two decades.
Best of all, we were able to raise funds to build houses for the families who survived Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Tacloban. Here’s to the wonderful 20 years that passed, and to 20,000 more years of love to go!