Wednesday, January 30, 2013


(Photos by: Kent Lazarraga of the Orange Studio)

By some twist of fate, these frenemies got married. Maybe their union is a testament to the saying “the more you hate, the more you love.”  Well, looking at them now, you won’t even think that they once swore off each other’s company. Their faces and smiles are undeniably a picture of sheer happiness, love, and bliss.

Tina San and Andy Co met through a common friend in college. They got along well but didn't see each other in a romantic way. Everyday, they hung out with Andy's older sister, Amie, and their small group of friends.

Despite the good rapport, the two were always seen bantering and bickering at each other. After a few months, a serious argument finally caused Andy and Tina to drift apart. They never talked nor saw each other again. 

Well, not until their paths crossed ten years after they fought. Time definitely heals all wounds. By then, they were already mature adults who easily set aside old grudges to rekindle their friendship. It was like going back to their college days, only now, instead bickering, they spent hours on the phone everyday gushing affection to one another.

They looked back and tried to figure out what went wrong before. Eventually, they realized that they really liked each other all along. Having realized how much they missed out from years they spent apart, they then decided not to waste any more time and just go and tie the knot. Luckily, both their parents approved of their engagement, despite it being short. Friends were shocked when they found out that the two actually became a couple, as their hatred of each other was general knowledge to everyone. 


The dark clouds called on rains on their wedding day. Since they prepared for a garden wedding, they were both worried the rain will spoil the celebration. However, no amount of heavy downpour could kill their faith. Tina looked beautiful in the wedding gown designed by Rodel Macatangay. Her bridal glow reminded everyone of the classic China doll, radiating in youthful innocence. Tina and Andy remained positive and kept their hope that the skies will be in their favor. Minutes before the bride walked the aisle, the rain stopped. They were blessed with good weather all throughout the ceremony until after everyone left for their reception. 

Tina, who loved everything romantic and vintage, chose pastels for her wedding theme. “I had great support and help from my coordinator and event stylist, Noel Tanza. I’m just really happy with how everything went. Maybe the rain will bring us good fortune all throughout our marriage.”
Story published on my newspaper column, Metro Mom.
A1, INdulge section, Edge Davao, Vol. 5 Issue 235, 30 January 2013.



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