Neri: Ian and Giorgia’s wedding

Nelia G. Neri

THE rains stopped as if on cue when the wedding entourage of Giorgia Guidecelli and Ian Dato began their march down the aisle of the St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish Church. Making a grand entrance at the end of the line was the radiant bride who was met by her parents Gianluca and Glenna (Fernan) Guidecelli. Halfway to the altar, Mom Glenna was escorted onward by sons Matteo and Paulo. Doting Dad Gianluca then led his beloved only daughter to her waiting groom. It was a very tender moment when Giorgia kissed her parents and took the hand of Ian who was with his dear Mom, Dr. Norma E. Dato, widow of Bayani A. Dato Sr.

Reception at Shangri-La’s Mactan Island Resort and Spa was a fun affair that started off with cocktails at the Chapel Garden and went on to a formal dinner at The Marquee. But of course, the bride’s popular actor-brother Matteo and his equally famous girlfriend Sarah Geronimo took centerstage with musical numbers. Bride’s Dad Gianluca also took to the microphone and shared family stories.

It was a beautiful wedding—a heartwarming celebration of love!