Amira Alia Montero, youngest child of Panglao Mayor Leonila Montero and Panglao First Gentleman Frank Montero and one of Bohol’s favourite “It Girls” entered a new phase of her charmed life when she exchanged lifetime vows with Miguel Caindec, businessman and eldest child of LTO Region 7 Director Victor Emmanuel Caindec & Mrs. Maritess Caindec at the historic Immaculate Conception Church in Baclayon.
The 26 year old cum laude graduate from Northwood University, Florida, USA and presently a two- term Panglao councillor who chairs the Committee on Appropriations, Appointment and Budget Review was radiantly beautiful in her Patricia Santos wedding gown. The 25 year old businessman groom who finished his studies at San Beda College was dashing in his Hugo Boss groom ensemble.
Easily one of the grandest and most- talked about weddings ever witnessed by Boholanos, the marital union gathered some of the country’s most notable names in government service, business and law enforcement as well as Bohol’s crème dela crème and reportedly had one of the tightest security protocol ever for a social event in the province.
MALE PRINCIPAL SPONSORS were Atty. Manases Reyes Carpio, Sen. Bong Go, City Mayor Baba Yap, PNP National Chief Gen. Archie Gamboa, Sec. Michael Lloyd Dino, Bohol Gov. Art Yap, PMGen. Noli Talino, Mr. Manuel Velayo, MCWD Dir. Miguelito Pato, Mr. Jose Ariston Caslib, Henann VP Alfonso Chusuey, Mr. Allan Lim, Mr. Justin Uy, Dr. Wilson Du, Mr. Manuel Mendoza, Engr. Romeo Decena & Eskaya’s Richard Lim Sr.
FEMALE PRINCIPAL SPONSORS were Bohol 2nd District First Lady Maria Vanessa Aumentado, Tagb. City First Lady Jane Yap, Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia, Mrs. Twinkle Gamboa, Mrs. Kristine Marie Dino, Bohol First Lady Carolyne Yap, Mrs. Mary Jean Talino, Mrs. Teresita Velayo, Mrs. Beverly Pato, LMP Bohol Pres. Mayor Marietta Sumaylo, Ms. Christina Ann Chusuey,. Mrs. Maila Lim, Mrs. Ma. Ligaya Machida, Mrs. Evelyn Du, Mrs. Elizabeth Mendoza, Mrs. Minchu Decena & Mrs. Phoebe Lim
Guests proceeded to the majestic Bellevue Resort in Panglao, Bohol for the sunset cocktails and dinner reception.
Bellevue’s Pavilion, a favourite venue for national and international gatherings as well as high profile weddings, debuts and other special events was magically transformed and #Gideonized into a starry starry night- themed reception venue by Gideon Hermosa, currently the country’s hottest event stylist and most- in demand celebrity floral designer.
Sen. Dick Gordon, a close friend of the newlyweds’ families, made it to the wedding but left after cocktails to catch the last plane for Manila. The dashing and youthful PNP National Chief Gen. Archie Gamboa revealed his wit and eloquence to the delight of his lovely wife Twinkle Gamboa and the rest of the guests when he proposed a toast to the newlyweds. The young ones and the young once lingered for the after party and the series of photo opportunities.
As the couple bids goodbye to their singleblessedness and slips into their role as newlyweds, lifestylebohol and The Bohol Chronicle wish the couple Congratulations and Best Wishes! Cheers!
Stylist & Florist :Gideon Hermosa
Gown: Patricia Santos
Groom: Hugo Boss
Bride’s HMUA: Raisa Jan Bercede
Moms & MOH HMUA: Jonas Borces
Entourage HMUA : Charlow Arbasto & Team
Entourage Garment: Kim Villamor
Photo : Seph Aparente & LJ Iglupas
Video : Lula Films
Cake ibake Bohol Maria Krissel Sabandal Alturas
Cocktails – Estrella
Lights, Sounds and LEDWall: Audiobox by PRO AVM Solutions
Wedding Coordination: Maria Leticia Zafra of After Five Weddings & Events Planner
Program in Charge & Direction : MyMadamme Productions
Emcee: Mr Raul Philip Gatal
Church Choir: Koro Seraphim
Keyboard – Brandon Mail Ungab
– Bordario Brothers Axel & John Walt
– Kyle Wong & William Wong Jr of Wonggoys