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From the Hills to the Sea: A Look at This Couple's Elegant Weddings in Tagaytay and Boracay

Jenny, a designer, and Gino, an entrepreneur, first tied the knot in an intimate church ceremony in Tagaytay, and again at Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa.
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Jenny, a designer, and Gino, an entrepreneur, first tied the knot in an intimate church ceremony in Tagaytay, and again at Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa.

Tell us how you met.
Our parents have been friends and neighbors for many years, but we didn’t officially meet until a dinner at his family’s home in 2005. Gino greeted me at the door and introduced himself. My initial impression was that he was attractive, courteous, and kind. We parted that evening without exchanging contact information, but he found a way to get in touch. He asked me out for coffee and then a dinner date, and we have been inseparable since.


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Gino and Jenny Magat

How did he propose?
I had booked a one-way ticket to Australia for myself, and a few months before flying out, Gino decided to join me. It was our first trip together. We were at Port Phillip Estate in Melbourne, and after a stroll through the vineyard, he prepared a fruit and cheese platter on the patio and hid the ring under a cup. The heartfelt moment was definitely unexpected yet the most wonderful surprise.


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Favorite moments from your wedding?
I’m the youngest in my family and the last to get married. My parents had waited so long for that day and they both wanted to give me away at the altar so I walked down the aisle with both of them. My only wish was for my mom to be able to attend my wedding, and despite certain struggles, she made it happen. Seeing Gino and his parents cry as I walked to meet my groom was a very raw and touching moment. It was a perfect day filled with family and love.


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What are you both looking forward to?
The day we were married was one of the best days of my life, and we’re excited to have children, go on more adventures, build our lives, and grow old together.



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Artemio Disini, Jenny Disini-Magat, and Nona Disini


Michelle and Carlo Magat with Kami Magat, Bonny Magat, Gino Magat, Marcus Magat, Clarita Magat, and Miguel Magat


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Joanna and Carlo Lopez; Jenny and Gino Magat with Mike and Rebecca Alimurung


Marco Disini and Julia Disini; Maureen Disini-Teichert and Catherine David


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Kai and Andro Magat; Cecille Pecson, Bong and Rosalie Naguit, and Connie and Paolo de los Angeles


Yvette Fernandez, Dely Fernandez, Arlene Panlilio, and Penny Panlilio; Tara Disini and Royce Disini


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Ace and Janice dela Peña with Naomi Murayama Lee, Noa Lee, and Emi Lee; Abby Marzan and Allan de Guzman

This story was originally published in the March 2018 issue of Town&Country

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