Weddings

This Wedding Makes a Great Case for the Nearby Countryside Destination

Twelve years after their civil wedding, Dina and Paolo Tantoco tied the knot a second time at the Montecito Chapel in Nuvali. We talk to the bride.
Comments

Twelve years after their civil wedding, Dina and Paolo Tantoco tied the knot a second time at the Montecito Chapel in Nuvali. We talk to the bride.

Tell us how you and Paolo met.
We first met in middle school at International School Manila but never dated. We were friends, however, and hung out with the same friends who remain our friends today, most of whom were part of our wedding. In college, I visited my cousin over Thanksgiving in Boston and we all hung out—but this time Paolo and I saw each other differently. After that visit, we started talking on the phone. I started working in New York after graduating from college, and while I was there he would visit me, and I would visit him in Boston. That’s when we started dating seriously.

Walk us through your lives together.
In 2006 we had a baby and decided to get married civilly. We lived in Boston, got a home mortgage, and both of us worked. We split our responsibilities and had a great time starting off our lives together there. We decided to move back home to join our families in 2008. Although we miss the States, we love being with all of our family here. Since then we’ve had two more kids, and now our kids are aged 10, 6, and 5.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Why did you decide to have a second ceremony?
After a few years in Manila, we felt it would be great to get married in church and receive the grace of God through the sacrament of marriage. We realized last year that it was the 10th anniversary of our civil wedding and decided we wanted it to coincide with our church wedding. No matter how busy we were, we decided to just do it!


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW



ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
The bride, groom, and their three children


Dina with her bridesmaids. Left photo: Alelu Arroyo, Cristina Villanueva, Bianca Zobel Warns, Vanessa Derkinderen, Dina Tantoco, Bianca Arroyo, Bea Reyes, Katrina Lobregat, and Crickette Tantoco


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
The happy couple against a whimsical background



ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
A floral display welcomes guests to the reception hall



ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW



ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW


Comments
View More Articles About:
Recommended Videos
About The Author
Manica C. Tiglao
View Other Articles From MANICA
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
And which day should you book to score the best deals?
 
Share
Preparing for holiday potlucks just got a little easier.
 
Share
From Fleabag's Olivia Colman to Harry Potter's Helena Bonham Carter, here are the new faces in the Netflix royal drama.
 
Share
 
Share
 
Share
The celebrated photographer made headlines throughout his life for his royal connections and scandalous behavior.
 
Share
The ideal way to escape this country’s scorching heat.
 
Share
These stylish sweaters will definitely give you something to be thankful for.
 
Share
A cheat sheet to the 56 galleries from 13 different countries showing at the premier design fair this weekend.
 
Share
Hong Kong’s biggest givers gather to help the Philippines’ marginalized communities.
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US