IT WAS a most endearing moment for the newlyweds (a second time around!), when Antonio “Tonying” Briones Blanco and Esmeragda “Lagdy” Tan Villa said their “I Do’s” at the Grand Convention Center one sultry, summer afternoon.
VIP executive Mandaue City Mayor Gabriel Luis “Luigi” Quisumbing officiated at the nuptial rites, in which 14 pairs of principal sponsors marched down the red carpet!
Fashionably resplendent in their formal frocks were Margarita Avelina G. Blanco, doctor Ma. Gloria B. McMullan, Marie Noelle M. Blanco, Ma. Monina B. Blanco, Ma. Cristina V. Villa, Leoniflor V. Tan, April T. Villa, Rosario V. Utzurrum, lawyer Normita L. Villanueva, Muffy Marie T. Hancock, Mary Grace A. Abad, Pauline A. Herrera, Ma. Consolacion A. Pasion and Mary Ann V. Porquez.
Equally dashing in their barongs were doctor Manuel B. Blanco, doctor Thomas G. McMullan, lawyer Jaime M. Blanco Jr., lawyer Tomas V. Alonzo, John T. Villa, Eduardo T. Cola, Dominador C. Tenazas Jr., Jaime R. Picornell, engineer Gil R. Villanueva, engineer Louie R. Hancock, Jose Alfonso C. Abad, Manuel E. Cabinian, Eusebio C. Barcelo and Armando V. Mesiona.
Following the elegant and scintillating ceremony, the huge, good-looking Blanco/Villa clans from Cebu and Negros broke bread, raised their champagne glasses and wished the couple a cornucopia of blessings, lots of love and laughter!