Max­ene Ma­ga­lona, mu­si­cian tie knot

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Nearly a decade af­ter the death of late rap master Francis Ma­ga­lona, his daugh­ter Max­ene Ma­ga­lona tied the knot with model-mu­si­cian Robby Manan­quil in a beach wed­ding in Shangri-La Bo­ra­cay on Jan­uary 11.

De­spite her fa­ther's ab­sence, Max­ene made sure to still pay trib­ute to him by at­tach­ing a pic­ture of the late rap­per in a locket in her wed­ding bou­quet, styled by renowned event stylist Teddy Manuel.

"Sim­ple yet mean­ing­ful bridal bou­quet to­day for @max­en­ema­ga­lona. A touch of a locket makes a touch­ing sen­ti­ment to share and re­mem­ber her fa­ther on her wed­ding day," Manuel, in an In­sta­gram post, said of the con­cept be­hind the bou­quet.

Saab, Max­ene's sis­ter, also had a locket like that when she got mar­ried in 2015. She, how­ever, was un­able to at­tend her sis­ter's wed­ding since she is ex­pect­ing twins and was for­bid­den by her doc­tor to travel.

"To­day my maid-of-honor gets mar­ried and, as her ma­tronof-honor, I'm so sad that I can't be with her phys­i­cally," Saab said in an In­sta­gram post.

"I re­ally wish I could be there, but with her big and self­less heart, she told me not to worry about it be­cause the safety of my ba­bies is what's most im­por­tant. I love you, @max­en­ema­ga­lona, and I am cur­rently cry­ing buck­ets from Manila," said Saab.

Saab still wore her ma­tron-ofhonor gown even if she stayed at home dur­ing Max­ene's wed­ding.

Ne­ti­zens were also touched when Max­ene chose her late dad's hit, "Girl Be Mine," as her bridal march song.

"It's so ro­man­tic," some ne­ti­zens com­mented on Twitter.

Max­ene met Robby through his band, Pulso, which plays with the band of her sis­ter Saab in events. Max­ene re­called that one day, Robby just sent her a mes­sage on­line, and from there, they started to con­nect and fall in love.

"I will love you for a hun­dred years and more. Be­cause a life­time is not enough," the two were quoted as say­ing as vows in their wed­ding, at­tended by celebri­ties like prin­ci­pal spon­sor Gary Va­len­ciano and TV host Tim Yap.—

Max­ene Ma­ga­lona and Robby Manan­quil

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