It was a day that almost didn’t happen.
Nine years ago, Senator Mark Villar and former Justice Undersecretary Emmeline Aglipay were on the brink of having their civil wedding postponed due to bad weather.
Heavy rains and floods were threatening to turn their special day into a nightmare. The wedding venue they chose was forced to close, but the couple didn’t let the storm ruin their dream ceremony.
The former DIWA party-list lawmaker reminisced about their almost scuttled wedding ceremony in her latest Instagram post as she and her husband marked their 9th civil wedding anniversary on September 19.
“Our civil wedding almost did not push through. On the morning of the wedding day, I was contemplating on postponing the wedding because it rained hard the entire night and it hasn’t stopped so the roads were flooded, our planned venue was closed, and even if we found another venue—our solemnizing officer and wedding suppliers don’t have a way to go to the venue,” she said.
She contacted Mark about her concern, but the former Public Works and Highways Secretary was determined to push through with their civil union ceremony.
“I called Mark up and said we might have to postpone and he said that he wants to push through with the wedding on that day—September 19, 2014 and we’ll find a way to make it happen. And we did!👍🏼” she said.
The senator’s spouse wrapped up her Instagram post expressing love and gratitude to her hubby. “Happy civil wedding anniversary, Sweetheart! I love you! 😘” she said.
Villar also penned a heartfelt message to his wife on their wedding anniversary. “Happy civil wedding anniversary, @emaglipayvillar! I Love you!” he wrote on Instagram.
The two former lawmakers met in 2010 in the 15th Congress and dated for two years. A few weeks after their civil wedding ceremony, they tied the knot at a church in Singapore on October 1. The politiko couple now has a lovely daughter named Emma.