PAULINA SOTTO & JED LLANES

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WED­DING DATE JAN­UARY 1, 2017

WED­DING VENUE

CHAPEL OF ST. THERESE OF THE CHILD JE­SUS PICO DE LORO BEACH & COUN­TRY CLUB HAMILO COAST, NASUGBU, BATAN­GAS

RE­CEP­TION VENUE BAIA BALL­ROOM PICO DE LORO BEACH & COUN­TRY CLUB HAMILO COAST, NASUGBU, BATAN­GAS

When Paulina Luz Sotto met Jose Ed­uardo Dios­dado “Jed” Sal­gado Llanes back in Au­gust 2014, she knew that he was the one. The two of them hit it off right away. They both grad­u­ated from the Ate­neo de Manila Univer­sity, and they’re both artis­tic souls who also share a love for golf. Paulina is an artist, an ab­stract pain­ter who takes af­ter her grand­fa­ther, Na­tional Artist for Vis­ual Arts Ar­turo Luz. Jed, though he’s a cor­po­rate guy, a Devel­op­ment Stud­ies grad­u­ate who is pas­sion­ate about busi­ness and sus­tain­abil­ity, is into mu­sic: he per­formed with the Ate­neo Blue Sym­phony Or­ches­tra back in col­lege.

The con­nec­tion was al­most in­stant. By Septem­ber of the same year, Paulina and Jed had of­fi­cially be­come a cou­ple.

The two dated for a year and a half, sup­port­ing each other through pro­mo­tions, art ex­hi­bi­tions, golf games, and fur­ther stud­ies. And on Fe­bru­ary 25, 2016, about 18 months af­ter they first met, Jed sur­prised Paulina with a pro­posal that in­volved the peo­ple who meant to her the most, in­clud­ing her par­ents, Vic Sotto and An­gela Luz.

In an in­ter­view with YES! af­ter the pro­posal, Paulina says that she had al­ways been cer­tain about Jed, even if they had only been to­gether for a year and a half.

“It doesn’t re­ally mat­ter how long you’ve been to­gether, as long as you’re sure about the per­son. Kasi, as in, ev­ery time—like, even be­fore—when I date guys, parang I don’t date for, you know, just for now. Tala­gang I’m think­ing of the fu­ture. So that’s why I know when I know my­self ta­laga. And I know when I’m sure. And for the first time, I was sure ta­laga.”

And even af­ter they just got en­gaged, Paulina al­ready felt like she was mar­ried to Jed. “Parang our re­la­tion­ship, parang mar­ried cou­ple na, e,” she ad­mits. “That’s how I feel. As in, we spend a lot of time to­gether. The things we fight about, parang mar­ried cou­ple. We feel that we’ve known each other for so, so long. But at the same time, it still hasn’t got­ten old. Alam mo ’yong hon­ey­moon stage pa? Parang gano’n pa rin. It’s still there.”

There was no doubt in Paulina’s heart that Jed was the right one for her. And on the first day of the new year, 2017, she proved her­self right as she walked down the aisle to marry the man she had al­ways been sure of.

It was the best way to greet the new year, and to mark the be­gin­ning of Jed and Paulina’s life to­gether.

Af­ter two-and-a-half happy years to­gether, Jed and Paulina fi­nally be­came Mr. and Mrs. Llanes. Mabuhay ang bagong kasal!

The new­ly­weds posed for the req­ui­site sou­venir shot with their par­ents—Vic Sotto and An­gela Luz, Ria Ma­ca­pa­gal Sal­gado and Jovy Llanes. The mag­ba­balae met each other for the first time back in July 2016, when Jed and Paulina were plan­ning the wed­ding.

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