MANILA, Philippines – Actress Maxene Magalona and model-musician Robby Mananquil are set to marry on Thursday, January 11 in Boracay.
Before the wedding, the couple hosted a pre-wedding dinner on Wednesday, January 10, attended by family and friends.
Made it in time to Boracay for #iROByouveryMAXX Coachella-themed welcome party Today’s their big day Swipe for true love’s kiss A post shared by Tim Yap (@officialtimyap) on Jan 10, 2018 at 7:51pm PST
#IRobYouVeryMaxx #CoachellaDinner A post shared by Noel Ferrer (@iamnoelferrer) on Jan 10, 2018 at 4:51am PST
COACHELLA WELCOME DINNER #MananquilMagalona #IRobYouMaxx A post shared by Noel Ferrer (@iamnoelferrer) on Jan 10, 2018 at 3:33am PST
Miss World 2013 Megan Young and her boyfriend, actor Mikael Daez, attended the party.
Coachella vibes at tonight’s welcome dinner for #MagalonaMananquil #iROByouveryMAXX A post shared by Megan Young (@meganbata) on Jan 10, 2018 at 5:41am PST
Maxene's brother, actor Elmo Magalona, and his on-screen partner Janella Salvador also came.
The Way You Look Tonight #iRobYouVeryMaxx A post shared by Elmo Moses Arroyo Magalona (@elmomagalona) on Jan 10, 2018 at 6:02am PST
Lauren Young and Robbie Gar were also present.
Matchy matchy with @lo_young last night for #mananquilmagalona #irobyouverymaxx A post shared by robbiegar (@robbiegar) on Jan 10, 2018 at 8:29pm PST
Robby's sister, model and Happy Skin co-owner Rissa Trillo, shared a photo of her daughters fitting their dresses for the wedding.
First fitting for first-time flower girls. #celestiatrillo #audratrillo #magalonamananquil #iROByouveryMAXX A post shared by Rissa Mananquil Trillo (@rissamananquiltrillo) on Jan 9, 2018 at 8:02pm PST
Meanwhile, Maxene's sister Saab wrote on Instagram that she'll be unable to go to the wedding due to her pregnancy.
"Today my maid of honor gets married and, as her matron of honor, I'm so sad that I can't be with her physically. I recently learned that I'm not allowed to travel anymore until after the twins' birth. 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, [Maxene], and I am currently crying buckets from Manila. (I'm also wearing my matron of honor dress in bed like a crazy woman. It's the hormones.)"
Today my maid-of-honor gets married and, as her matron-of-honor, I’m so sad that I can’t be with her physically. I recently learned that I’m not allowed to travel anymore until after the twins’ birth 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 (I’m also wearing my matron-of-honor dress in bed like a crazy woman. It’s the hormones.) #MagalonaMananquil A post shared by Saab Magalona-Bacarro (@saabmagalona) on Jan 10, 2018 at 7:48pm PST
Maxene and Robby got engaged last February during a trip to Japan. They had their pre-nup shoot in Paris. (READ: Here's how Robby Mananquil proposed to Maxene Magalona)
Maxene, daughter of the late rapper Francis Magalona and Pia Magalona, has been in showbiz since she was a kid, starting her career with 5 and Up and doing various teleseryes.
Robby is the son of Robert Mananquil and Philippine Star lifestyle editor Millet Mananquil. – Rappler.com