Sunday, February 15, 2015

Love Finds a Way for Leo & Nenita

LEO & NENITA : A story worth retelling
 Just like any bride on her most special day, she was radiantly beautiful in her Maxi Tallo bridal gown  and she had that unmistakable glow. 

Looking dapper and debonaire in his coat & tie,the groom had this disarming boyish charm that put everyone at ease. 

The rapturous laughter, the delightful squeals & thunderous laughs in between the waiting time for the church wedding to commence easily set the mood for the rest of the day’s activities especially during the wedding reception.

The paths of Nenita Buyo of Alicia, Bohol and Leo Salubre first crossed in the mid 80’s when they were introduced to each other by mutual friends. Although there were hints of sparks, nothing came out from that first casual meeting. Both were committed to significant others. He was based in Balamban, Cebu and she was in the United States. 

Fast forward to 2009. The guy who had become a widower by that time remembered the vivacious & bubbly Boholana that he was introduced to years ago. He wanted to find out how she was doing and how she was after all the years that have gone by since their first meeting. Most importantly, he wanted to find out if she still remembered him. He began to look her up in Google and eventually found her in Facebook.

After some exchanges of missives, they realized that they were falling for each other. They eventually met up in September 2009 and three months later, got married under civil rites with no less than Balamban Mayor & now Cebu Provl Board Member Alex Binghay & wife Rosie backing them up all the way. Talk about a whirlwind romance. Plans were now afoot for a Bohol church wedding in 2013 but a devastating temblor dashed all their preparations


Undeterred, they had to go back to the planning board to make sure that everything would turn out right. On November 8 last year, the beautiful and endearing love story of Nenita Buyo & Leo Salubre that spanned three decades culminated with  a romantic exchange of lifetime vows at the St. Joseph the Worker Cathedral in Tagbilaran City, Bohol and witnessed by swooning friends & families of the couple including the bride's Holy Spirit School Class 1976


The Bellevue Pavillion in Panglao, where an unforgettable wedding reception followed was transformed into a wonderland where red red roses where abloom and in profusion.

Presently, Nenita Salubre is connected with Blythedale Children's Hospital in Valhalla, New York and has been calling Haverstraw, New York her home for many many years already. Leo is doing well as a contractor in Cebu.  

The love story that has defied time and distance is now a transatlantic affair with scheduled visits every year.

Cheers to Nenita & Leo!

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