After four years of being together, celebrity couple Luis Manzano and Jessy Mendiola revealed on Sunday night they have finally tied the knot.
In her official YouTube account, Mendiola uploaded a five-minute video of their intimate wedding ceremony held in The Farm At San Benito in Lipa, Batangas.
Witnessed only by select friends and family members including the actor-host’s parents Edu Manzano and Vilma Santos-Recto, as well as Senator Ralph Recto and Ryan Recto, the two exchanged vows in February 21. The civil rite was officiated by Lipa City Mayor Eric Africa.
In compliance with quarantine protocols, the simple garden ceremony saw Mendiola wearing an ankle-length, long sleeve wedding dress by Patricia Santos, while Manzano donned a pale pink suit by Paulo Lazaro. Their wedding rings were designed by Manila Diamond Studio, the same jeweler that designed the P5 million-engagement ring of the bride.
“As we take this step today, I want to promise you that I will love you each day that comes, even in those days na pareho tayong ‘di kamahal-mahal. I will choose to love. I promise to be your rock when you’re weak, and to put a smile on your face even on the darkest of days,” Manzano told his bride.
“We have been through so much. So many smiles and tears, but I would do it all over again if it means leading me back to you. Howhow, I will love you every single day of forever. I love you,” he added.
“I will protect you and I promise that if you grow weak, I will be there to fight your battles for you. Today is the beginning of our journey, our lives together. I choose to spend today and all of my tomorrows with you. I love you, Howhow,” Mendiola said.
Manzano, 39, and Mendiola, 28, confirmed they were dating in 2016. They announced their engagement last December 12 and released their pre-nuptial videos in January.