#McWedding: Filipino Couple Ties the Knot at McDonald's Amid Pandemic

by - June 19, 2020

#McWedding: Filipino Couple Ties the Knot at McDonald's Amid Pandemic

Love in the time of COVID-19: Filipino couple Manuel Luis Luna and Gale Nexee Apa-ap tied the knot at a McDonald's branch in Roxas City, Philippines, amid nationwide community quarantine measures due to the pandemic.

On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, Manuel and Gale held an intimate wedding and ceremony at their favorite dating spot: McDonald's.

In a Facebook post, Manuel cheekily used the hashtag #McWedding and shared:

"The McWedding, I will never be ashamed that we had our wedding and ceremony at Mcdonalds, we may not have the perfect venue but I will always have a perfect partner."

Far from a dream wedding, but still the beginning of a happily ever after

The newlyweds also disclosed that their original wedding date was scheduled last May 20 but was postponed due to the public health emergency.

The COVID-19 pandemic has hindered numerous social gatherings, but the disappointment of a postponed lifetime event did not dampen the couples' spirits.

With community quarantines all over the country still in effect and with no end in sight as of yet, Manuel and Gale instead settled for an intimate civil wedding. 

They made the event more special—and unique and memorable to boot—by having it in the most unexpected place but somehow makes so much sense to their love story: McDonald's.

To make the event sweeter, June 16 isn't just any day for Manuel and Gale: it is also their monthsary.

A most awaited event for the couple

Manuel and Gale's relationship goes way back in their college days. However, according to sources, the couple broke up but reunited after five years—initially as friends, and eventually, as lovers.

And it seems Manuel really knows how to make a big splash to show his love for Gale.

Earlier this year, Manuel proposed to Gale with the help of one of the most romantic OPM singers to date: Moira dela Torre. This happened during the most recent Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo.

Manuel declared on-stage: 

“I want everyone to know how much I love you. I can’t imagine my life without you, Gale. We’ve been together for almost five years, Gale Nexee Apa-ap, will you marry me?”

Truly, love knows no bounds. Best wishes and congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Luna!

Featured photo courtesy of Fritzie Kate Giron/Facebook

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