COUPLE Anela Villarosa Sarabia and Christopher Andrade got married on March 17, 2023, at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Shrine on BS Aquino Drive, Bacolod City.

Reverend Fr. Noli Blancaflor officiated the grand wedding rites.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. Miguel Tomas Sarabia and Valerie Villarosa Sarabia.

She was a nursing graduate of the University of St. La Salle and has passed the Maryland Board of Nursing. She has been an intensive care unit (ICU) nurse at Sinai Hospital of Maryland since 2018.

The groom, Christopher Andrade, was a psychology and business graduate of the University of Sto. Tomas and is now working at Kensington Glass Co. in Maryland.

They met here in Bacolod when Anela was in college and Christopher was working in his dad’s business, RM Glass Co.

Both were best friends prior to their marriage.

Anela said that her life would not be as magical if it were not for Christopher, who brings out the best in her.

"You see me for who I am and what I am capable of achieving. You believe in me and in us. You are my best friend, my perfect match. I love you so much," she said.

Christopher said that his wife Anela is perfect and as beautiful as he imagined her to be Living with her is a gift.

Among those who joined the marriage celebration were Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Trenas and wife Rosalie Sarabia-Treñas, Dr. Francisco Halili, his wife Joanna, and their daughter Francene.

The bridesmaids were Katrina Parreno, Hanna Servida, Christine Lauron, Haeyon Kim from Korea, Ianna Gomez from Australia, Jennel Lacsina from Australia, Sophia Geocadin from Maryland, USA, Ana Dizik from Maryland, USA, and Francene Sarabia Halili from Florida, USA.

Dizik has been Anela's best friend since childhood.

Mr. Denis and Patricia Ovens, with their daughter Jodie, from Belgium, also came.

Dr. and Mrs. Obet and Caroline Andrade Advincula from Ohio; Sarabia Optometrists, namely Dr. Vivian Sarabia, Dr. Sandra Sarabia Gomez, Dr. Corito Sarabia, Dr. Melvin Sarabia, and Dr. Antonella Sarabia Legaspi, Dr. Sarina Sarabia Sumanga, Dr. Christine Sarabia Herras, and Dr. Melissa Anglo.

The couple has a long list of principal sponsors and entourage.