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AlDub Wedding Highlights: 5 Ways It’s More Real Than You Think

AlDub Wedding Highlights, Metrophoto

When news broke out that Maine and Alden were getting married, literally everybody had asked if it was real. Were they actually getting married? Regardless if it’s scripted or not, the AlDub Wedding Highlights (made by Jason Magbanua) prove one thing to be true: love is something we all aspire for.  Victor Hugo said so himself: To love or have loved–that is enough.

So here are our favorite moments from the AlDub Wedding Highlights film.

We adore them, not just because of the kilig they bring to our bones, but more so because we believe they contain echoes of the real love that is present in the many weddings and marriages we raise toasts to.

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5 Reasons Why We Want The AlDub Wedding To Be Real

Aldub Wedding, Jason Magbanua

It all began with a split-screen romance. Their love story slowly unraveled before our eyes as we all anticipate where it will all lead. Finally, most of the country felt the ‘kilig’ of our lives with the news of The AlDub Wedding!

Thanks to Jason Magbanua’s magic in storytelling as he did for the likes of Judy Ann and Ryan, Vic and Pauleen, he’s able to capture and share with us the crucial kilig moments of Alden & Maine’s special day.

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Vic & Pauleen’s Wedding: 5 Ways These Celebrities Are Just Like Us

Vic and Pauleen, metrophoto

Early this year, one of the most iconic entertainers in the country wed his beautiful long-time girlfriend.  You know them: Vic and Pauleen (surnames optional). 

And though very few of us will ever have to wade through paparazzi-like crowds on our own wedding days, this full video by Jason Magbanua helps us unfold quite a revelation: Celebrities are just like us normal mortals too!  Here’s all the proof you need.

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Isabelle Daza’s Wedding Prompts 6 Major Life Questions

isabelle daza

They say that insecurity comes from comparing our behind-the-scene moments with everyone else’s highlight reel.  So consider yourselves warned: watching the video of Isabelle Daza tying the knot to Adrien Semblat will induce some serious what-have-I-been-doing-with-my-life moments! 

Here are some of the important questions that Isabelle and Adrien’s wedding got us asking.  Maybe someone can help us find the answers?

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6 Times Nikki Gil & BJ’s Wedding Made Us Cry

Nikki gil

Nikki Gil who? It’s Nikki Albert now.

It was last November 21, 2015 when the radiant songstress tied the knot to her college sweetheart.  But they have just released their full wedding video and we can’t help but gush over the beautiful film by THE Jason Magbanua.  Here’s a rundown of our favorite things about their wedding, which are sure to make you laugh and cry, in equal parts.

Nikki Gil and BJ Albert: Just before they tied the knot.

Nikki Gil and BJ Albert: Just before they tied the knot. Photo by Pat Dy.

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Confessional SDE: How Else You Can Say ‘I Do’

Confessional SDE, Jason Magbanua

One of the latest Filipino celebrities to tie the knot was acclaimed Red Turnip theater actress Cris Villonco and businessman Paolo Valderrama.  But it wasn’t just the beautiful dresses the bride wore (Elie Saab for the church and Lesley Mobo for the reception) that caught the internet abuzz.  Rather it was their confessional SDE (same day edit), which was woven magnificently by Jason Magbanua to include the personal vows of the couple so that the mini ‘film’ dripped with emotion and sincerity.

confessional SDE

Screencaps of the bride and groom reciting their confessions of love separately on the eve of their wedding.

The confessional SDE begins with the bare-faced bride in front of her vanity, giving her groom a ‘warning’:

“So this is me. I’m about to go to bed before our wedding.  Faded eyebrows, walang makeup.  This is what you agreed to go to bed with and wake up to for the rest of your life.”

Credits roll and we are shown a few teasers from the ceremony before the bride greets us once more to let us know that,

“This is it.  This is it, after everything.  Ito na yun!”

While scenes from the morning preparations play on the screen, the groom’s voice starts to tell us his side of the story.

“Paano ko nalaman na ikaw na?  Malaking factor yung dinala mo ako sa simbahan at niyaya mo akong magdasal.  The only thing that makes me happy is when I see you happy.  Secondary na lang yung iba.”

This exchange continues between more scenes from the church and the reception.  What had been two separate vows became an intimate conversation—and it instantly captivated guests and viewers alike. 

The Confessional SDE

This refreshing take on the SDE comes at the heels of a clarification made by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) last January, which stated that personal vows should not be inserted within the wedding liturgy.  An alternative offered to couples was to recite their personal vows during the reception instead. 

But soon-to-wed couples seem to have another option now that we have witnessed how equally affecting a confessional SDE could be.  This is something that couples from all denominations can consider for their own weddings too.   Not only does the confessional SDE allow their loved ones to witness up close each emotion as it crosses their faces, but it also allows both the bride and groom to be comfortable, forget the crowd, and focus only on each other. 

So if you’re getting married soon, talk with your videographer about the possibility of doing your own confessional SDE.  We might not all be award-winning, alabaster-skinned actresses like Cris Villonco, but we can be sincere too.  Especially when the “tamang panahon” arrives.

Watch the full SDE below: