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Tessa and Dennis Valdes Renew Marital Vows in Fabulous African-Themed Wedding

The couple and their wedding party unsurprisingly went all out for the affair.
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Dennis and Tessa Valdes first met in 1993, during an impromptu scuba dive in Anilao, Batangas, according to an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer. They went on their first date—an Italian opera in Hong Kong—six months later. Two months after that, Dennis proposed marriage, and they were wed in a medieval-themed celebration that people still talk about today.

Fast forward 25 years, and the couple renewed their marital vows at a joyful African-themed ceremony and reception held at Santuario de San Antonio Parish and Manila Polo Club. Family members and close friends gathered to celebrate the event with them. In spectacular Tessa fashion, the wedding party and its guests were dressed in ornate garb fitting the chosen theme.

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The bride and groom

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The invitation


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The church and wedding reception venues

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The cake

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The ensembles

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The entourage and guests


Andrew and Myda Prieto; Alex and Marixi Prieto


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Annika Prieto Valdes and Athena Prieto Valdes


Xavier Btesh with Cristalle Belo Pitt and Hunter Pitt; Hayden Kho, Scarlet Snow Belo, and Vicky Belo


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Grace Ang and Felix Ang


Anton San Diego and Cris Albert; Freddie and Kaye Tinga


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Paolo and Ria Prieto; Rajo Laurel and Malu Gamboa Lindo


Thelma San Juan and Jojie Dingcong; Marichu Alcasid Bednar and Franco Laurel; Lara Parpan and Gerard Sison


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Leana Carmona, Kitty Jacinto, and Joey Carpo; Maritoni Tordesillas, Yvette Fernandez, Kitty Jacinto, Ronna Sieh, Malu Gamboa Lindo, and Joey Carpo


The happy couple


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Kitty Jacinto and Bambina Jacinto; Nicole Morris and Katty Qua; Raymond and Anna Rufino


Tessa Alindogan; Ricky Toledo and Chito Vijandre


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Ana Lorenzana de Ocampo, Angelette Calero, JC Buendia, Leah Puyat, Tessa Alindogan, Michelle Tiangco, Franco Laurel, Yvette Fernandez, and Carlyn Trota Salud; Pinky Amador, Xavier Btesh, and Tina Cuevas


Donnie Tantoco, Dennis Valdes, and Crickette Tantoco; Edd Fuentes with Myrza Sison and Andrej Wisniewski


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Elena Coyiuto and Tina Cuevas ; Carlo Tanseco, Yvette Fernandez, and Chunchi Soler


Leana Carmona, Maritoni Tordesillas, Kitty Jacinto, Joey Carpo, Marivic Rufino, Rajo Laurel, Malu Gamboa Lindo, Yvette Fernandez, Nix Alanon, Lara Parpan, Mon Lindo, and Charlie Carmona

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