Angel Locsin, Neil Arce reveal why their marriage ended in a low civil wedding
After breaking the internet with their simple wedding, Filipina drama queen Angel Locsin and husband Neil Are have shared the inspiration behind their wedding which they described as “civil wedding.”
According to them, they even went to the wedding venue without rings and vows after preliminary efforts for a lavish wedding failed due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The newly-wedded couple on Saturday finally shared a glimpse of the ceremony that took place at the Taguig City Hall and was presided over by Mayor Lino Cayetano.
“Hindi talaga namin siya naisama sa plano pero dahil ni-request niyo. Gumawa kami ng paraan para ma-share ang civil wedding,”
Angel Locsin said at the start of their newest vlog upload.
After showing some clips of the event, Arce and Locsin opened up about how their supposed church wedding ended in a civil ceremony for now.
According to Arce, three weeks after their engagement in June 2019, they already talked to their wedding planner and reserved the supposed venue.
They were also preparing for a prenuptial shoot in Finland, but this was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
They rescheduled another trip for a shoot a month before their wedding, but it was postponed anew.
“Sabi namin, ‘parang ayaw talaga tayo mag-prenup shoot, pakasal na tayo,’” Arce said.
The couple kept their civil wedding plan a secret to their family until the day before the ceremony.
A sister to the actress, Ella Colmenares revealed that she did not believe the wedding when she first learned about it, but her sister Angel already asked her to prepare milk tea, fries, fishball, and kikiams for the simple garden reception.
There were only seven guests at the ceremony including Angel Locsin’s father, Arce’s mother and son, and actress Dimples Romana.
Keeping everything simple and lowkey, Locsin and Arce arrived in Taguig wearing casual outfits which they bought in a mall a day before the wedding.
The actress also carried a box where she kept her bouquet.
“Kami lang siguro ‘yung bride and groom na pumila sa elevator. Dala-dala niya ‘yung bouquet,” Arce quipped.
They even went to the wedding without rings and vows so they had to borrow Arce’s son’s ring and Locsin’s engagement ring.
Meanwhile, Angelo Colmenares, Locsin’s father, wished the couple happiness throughout their marriage and even asked them to give him a grandchild.
“To Angel and Neil, congratulations. May you have… I wish you happiness throughout your lives but this could only be achieved if you take good care of each other day by day. And much more if you put Christ in the center of your lives,” Colmenares said in the vlog.