Look! Rodjun Cruz And Dianne Medina's Pre-Nup Shoot Shows Cappadocia's Prettiest Vantage Points
See Turkey through the eyes of two people ready to exchange their "I dos"
Rodjun Cruz and Dianne Medina's #RoadtoForeverWithDianne nuptials are beautifully unfolding day after day, and this October, they're treating us to close up look of their pre-wedding photo shoot by NicePrint Photo in Cappadocia, Turkey.
The celeb couple flew to this cultural melting pot of a destination earlier this year and explored some of its most charming destinations and picture-perfect vantage points including its world-famous hot air balloon valley and aisles and aisles of Turkish carpets, rugs, lamps, and lanterns.
Sporting six different outfits to complement their surroundings, Rodjun and Dianne were photographed in matching ensembles that ranged from wedding-inspired and fashion editorial-esque, to casual date night and dramatic formal.
This couple's photo shoot marks one of the last highlights on their road to wedded bliss. After getting engaged in October 2017, they chose December 21 of this year as their wedding date, purposely giving themselves at least a year to become financially ready for the next chapter in their lives.
Rodjun proposed to Dianne in Boracay during his 30th birthday where she thought that she would be surprising him with a party. The bride-to-be was completely unaware that Rodjun's family had been in on his plans and manage to surprise her with the special moment that happened at sundown.
Rodjun and Dianne were sure that they wanted a festive Christmas wedding, complete with the company of lots of loved ones flying in from different countries during the Philippines' most family-oriented and celebratory time of the year.
Upon seeing their pre-wedding photos, fans also expressed happiness at seeing their primetime idols back on track to being excited for their "I dos;" in February this year, Rodjun's mother passed away from pancreatic cancer and put a halt to wedding preparations.
Dianne herself was devastated by this loss as she and her would have been in-laws and had grown incredibly close over the 11 years of her and Rodjun's relationship; she penned touching tributes to the woman she described as her second mom.
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I lost my Mom 8 years ago. And now, I lost my second Mom today. More than the wedding, aside from getting married in December, I so looked forward to finally calling her my “MAMA” as that’s what she’s always been to me. I thought this year was going to be a year of preparations—getting ready for the wedding, for married life, for hopefully my own motherhood—but no one can ever be prepared for any loss, especially a loss like this, especially a loss of a person who is full to the brim with so much enthusiasm and energy and light and love. I thought this year will be the start of a new chapter of our lives—not just for RJ and me, but also for her and me, and also for the 3 us (it’s always the 3 of us going out on dates and I never minded because I love her and RJ is a proud Mama’s boy and that’s one of the things I love about him). Now it’s just hard to think of life without you, Tita @bethcruz747 you know how much I love you. Sobrang sakit talaga. You are my 2nd Mom, my bestfriend, my ka chikahan, my sumbungan, trio tayo sa lahat nila RJ tayong tatlo talaga ang magkasama kahit date night namin ni RJ hindi pwedeng wala ka. I know you’re in a better place now with my Mommy. Celebrating your eternal life and happiness with our Lord Jesus Christ! No more pain tita. Mahal kita, Mama Beth! ❤️
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To my favorite and sweetest Tita who’s a second Mom to me, Tita Beth, I can’t imagine doing zumba without you. I do not know if I can sing “ I love the nightlife” without shedding a tear. This is really painful and devastating not just for me but to the whole Cruz family. You have always been the life of the party, only had good words to say, the fashionista in our family. Your voice, dance, smile and positivity will be missed. You fought a good fight Tita Beth. No more pain now. Don’t worry Tita, we will always be here for Omar, RJ and Raymond. I will miss you, we will terribly miss you. I love you so much. Rest now my Tita Beth. 🙏🏼❤️😔
Thought it was speculated that Rodjun would not be pushing through with their wedding that would take place within the same year as his mother's passing, he nor Dianne have not made official announcements about a change of wedding date. It is assumed that they will be following through on their dream December wedding, a ceremony we're looking forward to seeing!
They've kept most details of their wedding a secret, so far only sharing that Dianne envisions a ceremony that will highlight the participation of many of her friends (including 20 bridesmaids!) and that Rodjun has chosen his brothers, Rayver and Omar, to be his groomsmen.
For more photos of their Turkey pre-wedding shoot, check out the gallery below!
Photos courtesy of NicePrint Photo / Additional images from @rodjuncruz @dianne_medina @niceprintphoto