After getting engaged last February 2017 while on a trip to Japan, Maxene Magalona finally tied the knot with model-musician Robby Mananquil in the beautiful island of Boracay on January 11, 2018. The intimate wedding was attended by the family, relatives and closest friends of the couple who were all dressed in white.
Among the celebrities, Kapamilya actress Julia Montes stood as one of Maxene’s bridesmaids together with sisters Megan Young and Lauren Young. Mikael Daez, Brent Javier, and Elmo Magalona were the groomsmen.
Elmo’s leading lady, Janelle Salvador was also spotted in the ceremony.
In an Instagram post, Tim Yap, one of the visitors, shared a video of the beautiful bride in a white, elegant, flowing, strapless wedding dress as she walks down the aisle to meet her groom. Seen in the video was Maxene’s mom, Pia who hugged her tight and handed her to Robby who was seen jumping for perhaps having so much joy and happiness to handle.
Before the beach wedding took place in Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa, the couple had a church wedding on January 8, 2018, at the Sanctuario de San Antonio Parish in Forbes Park in Marikina City.
On January 10, the couple also had a pre-wedding boodle fight dinner attended by family and friends.
Meanwhile, Maxene’s sister, Saab was unable to attend the wedding due to her pregnancy. In her Instagram post, she explained that her doctor didn’t allow her to travel anymore until she gave birth to her twins. She claimed that Maxene has a big and selfless heart as she completely understood her situation and even expressed concern for the welfare of the babies.
Maxene is the daughter of the late rapper Francis Magalona and Pia Magalona.
Robby is the son of Robert Mananquil and Millet Mananquil, the Lifestyle editor of The Philippine Star.