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Angel Locsin And Neil Arce Reveal More Details About Their Civil Wedding

Angel and Neil describe their intimate civil wedding as "simple pero rock"

Angel Locsin and Neil Arce vlogged about their civil wedding upon the request of their followers and subscribers. The video, which is almost 17 minute-long, detailed the events that led to their decision to finally hold a civil wedding.


It was last August 7 when the couple shared that they’re officially married, following up the announcement with a vlog on The Angel and Neil Channel a week later.    


Angel Locsin and Neil Arce got engaged in June 2019. “Right after Father’s Day, right after ko bilin ’yung ring, pumunta agad ako sa daddy n’ya. Sabi ko, magpro-propose ako. Sabi ng daddy n’ya, ‘O ano’ng proposal mo?’ Akala n’ya may business proposal,” Neil recounts. “Tapos sabi ni Ate Ella, ‘Daddy, magpapakasal sila’. ‘Ay, good, good, good!’ Gumanun naman so sobrang nawala ’yung burden ko sa shoulders ko nu’n. Tapos tinanong n’ya ako kailan ako magpro-propose, kasi pupunta si Angel nu’n sa Belgium, so sabi ko, baka after nu’n. Sabi ng daddy n’ya, ‘Hindi, gawin mo na bago lumipad.’”


Neil Arce proposed to Angel Locsin in June 2019.
Neil Arce proposed to Angel Locsin in June 2019. | Screenshot from The Angel and Neil Channel
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The then newly-engaged couple didn’t waste time and immediately started on their wedding plans. Just two or three weeks after their engagement, they already found a venue and a wedding planner, and had decided on a theme. They also planned a prenup pictorial in Finland. But then the pandemic happened, and they had to cancel their plans. 


Sabi namin, parang ayaw talaga kami pag-prenup shoot, pakasal na tayo,” Neil reveals.


The couple kept their plans for a civil wedding a secret, and only told their loved ones about it a day before the event. Angel Locsin and Neil Arce tied the knot last July at the Taguig City Hall (although they did not say the exact date, they hinted that it happened on the 26th, when Hidilyn Diaz made headlines for winning a gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics). The ceremony was presided over by Mayor Lino Cayetano. It had been raining non-stop days before their wedding. “Surprisingly, ’yun lang ’yung araw na umaraw,” Angel says.


Neil adds, “Tapos nanalo si Hidilyn [Diaz], ’yun ’yung topic namin habang kumakain.”


Check out the gallery below to read more about their civil wedding, straight from Angel and Neil: 


EXCLUSIVE: Angel Locsin Through The Eyes Of Her Fiancé, Neil Arce

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Angel and Neil set a new standard for pandemic weddings, where the focus really lies not on the event itself but the relationship as husband and wife and the marriage they’re building and strengthening. At the end of the day, that is what matters most, and that was what this couple really paid attention to. 


As part of the vlog, the messages of Angel’s father Angelo and Neil’s mom Jean were also shown. 



Angel’s dad says, “To Angel and Neil, congratulations... I wish you happiness throughout your lives. This can only be achieved if you take good care of each other day by day, and much more if you put Christ in the center… I’m now 94 years old, and I wish that Neil and Angel will soon give me a grandchild.” 


Neil’s mom Jean, on the other hand, shares, “Si Angel kasi ’yung nakaharap sa’kin nu’ng mag-e-exchange na sila ng vows. Tinitingnan ko ’yung mga mata n’ya. Sabi nga nila, the eyes are the windows to your soul. Nu’ng tinanong na ni Mayor Lino, ‘Do you, Angel, take Neil?’ At sumagot na s’ya ng ‘I do,’ nakita ko talaga sa mga mata n’ya na mahal n’ya talaga ang anak ko. Sabi ko, ‘God, thank you ha na pinakinggan mo talaga lahat ng prayers ko, na binigyan mo talaga ang anak ko ng isang companion sa buhay.’”

 

Congratulations and best wishes, Angel and Neil!


Photographs by @niceprintphoto | Additional screenshots from The Angel and Neil Channel