The Korina Sanchez wedding is one of the most highly-touted weddings of the year. The Korina Sanchez wedding is the wedding between Korina Sanchez and Senator Mar Roxas.
Senator Mar Roxas is from the Philippines, and plans on running for President in 2010. He and Korina Sanchez married in Manila today.
Security was tightened around the Sto. Sunday Church in Quezon City Tuesday morning, as preparations for the afternoon ceremony were underway. Puggal reports that nearly 50 bouncers were hired to secure the area. Security is high because the Korina Sanchez wedding is going to be attended by several high-profile politicians.
The Korina Sanchez wedding is the second high-profile wedding to happen this week. On Sunday, Ivanka Trump married Jared Kushner at a private Jewish ceremony at one of Donald Trump’s golf courses in New Jersey.
While the Ivanka Trump is a marriage of American royalty, the Korina Sanchez wedding is a wedding of high political significance.
The Korina Sanchez wedding is said to be “simple, but elegant” according to ABS-CBN News. Korina Sanchez and Mar Roxas donated the P3 million (local Philippine currency) they would have spent on a lavish reception to victims of tropical storm Ondoy. Instead, Korina Sanchez and Mar Roxas will host a simple meet-and-greet after the ceremony.
The Korina Sanchez wedding reception would have taken place at the Araneta Coliseum and would have hosted 7,500 to 10,000 guests. The reception would have been a spectacle with ornate carved wooden arches and delicate fans decorating the coliseum.
Politics got the best of Korina Sanchez and Mar Roxas. In light of the devastation brought on by the recent tropical storms, the couple felt the reception was a little insensitive.
Whether or not the wedding would have been insensitive, I can only imagine how disappointed the couple is. Korina Sanchez and Mar Roxas took a very active role in planning what they called the “peoples wedding”.
The wedding planning team still is going to try to give Korina Sanchez and Mar Roxas the wedding reception they wanted, only a miniature version.
It’s good to see couples acting selflessly. Of course, had Mar Roxas not been a politician perhaps the couples’ decision would have been a little different. Nonetheless, it’s good to see people helping others when they have the means.
Karina Sanchez is a broadcast journalist in the Philippines. Again, Mar Roxas is a politician with hopes to become President of the Philippines in 2010.