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This Couple's Long Distance Relationship Finally Ends at the Altar

Rebecca Disini, a pâtissier, and Mike Alimurung, the dean of the College of Business at Assumption College, recently tied the knot at Santuario de San Antonio.
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TELL US HOW YOU MET.

It was at the birthday of a common friend in 2011. Immediately after that, I relocated to Bangkok, while Mike moved to Boston. As fate would have it, we both moved back to the Philippines in 2014. He asked me out, but I didn’t hear from him for five weeks. I later found out he had flown to Europe on holiday. When he returned, a friend of his mentioned that I was moving to Paris for a year. He didn’t waste time then and asked me out again. We endured a long-distance relationship.


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Rebecca Reyes Disini weds Michael Nepomuceno Alimurung

WHAT DO YOU APPRECIATE MOST ABOUT EACH OTHER?

Mike’s intelligence, patience, and kindness led me to believe in love once again. More importantly, he has a very good relationship with my daughter, Natalia. He says he appreciates my thoughtfulness, sensitivity, and loving nature. We complement each other.


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HOW DID HE PROPOSE?

He insisted on flying to Paris before our planned cruise around Europe, which didn’t make sense to me at the time. He had made it a point to propose in my favorite city, which made it all the more special.


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Rebecca, Mike, and Natalia

WHAT MADE YOUR WEDDING UNFORGETTABLE?

Mike and I love the fact that we were able to pay for our own wedding, and many of our friends contributed to making our big day special—my sister Maureen Teichert generously made the gowns for our entourage, my brother Dean Alfar hosted our reception, Penk Ching made our wedding cake, and harpist Jane Banta played our music.


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WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN THIS NEW CHAPTER IN YOUR LIVES?

On our first honeymoon we went to Croatia, Bosnia, the Netherlands, and Germany. On our second honeymoon we went to South Africa. Cliché as it may sound, we look forward to seeing more of the world with each other.


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Len Cabili, Teresa Rufino, Paten Todd, Patricia Chiang, Marga Blake, Joanna Lopez, Maureen Teichert, Caren Grey, and Patricia Dekeling


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Jess Disini and Rebecca Disini Alimurung


Jess and Monjierra Disini, Rebecca and Mike Alimurung, and Myrna and Vic Alimurung


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Carlo Lopez, JJ Disini, Enrique Lopez, Daniel Teichert, and Johnny Disini


Benjamin and Peachie Alimurung


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Christian Pobre, Jay Estoya, Gustavo do Canto Lopes, Gael Alimurung, Mike Alimurung, Ivan Jakovljevic, Ray Alimurung, Takashi Fujimoto, and Ronald Cruz


Standing: Carlo Lopez, Robbie and Angela Dinglasan, Bacchus Ledesma, and Simon Villalon. Seated: Ana David, Ninay Ledesma, Rina Villalon, and Tina Lagdameo


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