My First Wed Mistah

Date posted on December 21, 2006

Mel and Niño’s first dance. They got married in the Church on the Hill in Batulao, Batangas last December 21, 2007, with the reception held at the Taal Vista Resort. Among Batch Ninety-Eight, Sherlyn, Nan (with Jasper in tow), Angelico, Joni, Grace and I were able to make it. Seven of us, so quorum! Nandon rin si Rey, Mica and Nonie.

Mel and Niño were actually first wed in New York. They lived there for a few years before coming back here to celebrate their marriage with their Pinoy friends and relatives. Now, they’re based in California. In fact, they’re back in Cali as of press time.

Mel is my first Mistah, my first Broad Ass batchmate, to get married. When we made their wedding video, we referred to their story as a fairytale. High school crush kase ni Mel si Niño, and since getting together, di na naghiwalay yang dalawa. Parang nowadays, that’s a rarity na e, yung relationships na ganon katagal, na sinu-survive ang long distance, at nagkakatuluyan. Seeing the two of them together, you wouldn’t doubt that they’re in it for the long haul. You’d think they’re polar opposites, but you can feel that they were meant for each other. In an uncanny way, they even look alike.

Congrats and best wishes to my beloved batchmate and our first batchmate-in-law! 🙂