A DOWN-HOME AFFAIR
A hilltop wedding gets all the signature pomp and pageantry of the South
The lush elegance of a plantation, beautiful French Creole architecture, and personalized pomp and pageantry are hallmarks of southern hospitality—the same vibe that provided the setting to the wedding of Kristoff Armand Espina Tan and Hannah Lois Kangleon, which was officiated at the sprawling Espina estate on top of a hill in Monterrazas.
“Toby and I met in Velez,” shared Hannah. “We were classmates all throughout our four years in college and in medical school in CIM, but we became a couple on our third year in nursing school.”
Both training under the department of surgery, husband and wife also descended from doctors: Toby is the son of Dr. Armando Tan, a surgeon, and Dr. Charisse Espina Tan (OB Gyne), while Hannah’s parents are Dr. Rogelio Kangleon, also a surgeon, and Dr. Carol Kangleon, the dean of Cebu Velez College of Nursing.
Their wedding was coordinated by Cebu’s top wedding planner Snoogie Reynes-Mata, with videography by Franz Arrogante and music by Cebu’s best wedding band On The Cover. The entourage’s gowns were designed by Roni Yu and the suits by Edwin Ao.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: HANNAH LOIS KANGLEON WALKS DOWN A GARDEN AISLE, THE PASTOR AND THE GROOM AWAIT THE BRIDE, FLOWER GIRLS