Calderon Bldg., 827 EDSA, South Triangle, Quezon City, Philippines
Golden Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Angeles
By Krizia Mae Oliva
Most would probably claim that modern marriages are becoming more fragile with each passing year because of the startling rise in separation rates over the past decades; thus, there is nothing better than for the young people to learn from the secrets of long-established marriages like that of Mr. and Mrs. Angeles. They celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary last June 22, 2022 at One Shang Place in Ortigas.
The place was truly magical with enchanting flowers and fairy lights hanging from the ceiling, a silver mirror-like aisle for the entourage, and beautiful golden tableware; while classic 90s songs are played by a live band at the background. The close family and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Angeles joined and celebrated with them during the event.
The program commenced with an entourage followed by a mass officiated by Fr. Tito Caluag where the lovely couple renewed their vows. After the mass, the emcees Venus Raj and Roji Soriano, continued the program with a trivia game for the guests. There are very interesting facts revealed about the couple’s love story, and one of them was the 1-year span of how long Mrs. Angeles replied to the love letter given by Mr. Angeles.
Cocktails were then served as each table had a pictorial with the bride and groom in preparation for the dinner. After the scrumptious meal, a beautiful video was displayed on the screen showing how the love story of Mr. and Mrs. Angeles started, the friends they met along the way and the family they built; which is continuously growing. Everyone continues to enjoy the celebration as some of Mr. and Mrs. Angeles’ friends from La Vista, Ateneo and Multi-line give their messages along with their children, Regina Angeles-Tengco, Marco Angeles, Bernardo Angeles and Lorenzo Angeles.
This was followed by one of the highlights of the night – Mr. Rey Angeles’ message for Mrs. Maria Lourdes Angeles. He started off by saying that one of the many differences of the 90s compared with today’s is the young peoples’ love songs. He explained that the love songs from their time talks about pure, dedicated, and selfless love. To prove it, Mr. Angeles used the lyrics and played many of his love songs for Mrs. Angeles all through out his speech. The guests were really entertained and amazed at the same time of how Mr. Angeles delivered his speech. Mr. Angeles then asked the young people to learn from him and Mrs. Angeles: starting from having a love that is selfless brought about by the Holy Spirit and living out the other fruits of the Holy Spirit in one’s relationship. Mr. Angeles’ message was truly a treasure the young people should learn from.
The celebration was ended by with a same-day edit video presentation. The dance floor was then opened for guests to dance with Babes Tolentino’s Daddy Cool’s groove.
Without a doubt, behind the success of Multi-Line, is this amazing couple who is full of energy, commitment, and love. This love successfully carried Multi-line and Everfirst through the many crises and is being exemplified by its people until today. This is the same love they shared since June 22, 1972.
Thank you for your amazing love story, Mr. and Mrs. Angeles. We are forever grateful for the both of you. Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary!