By Tina Hidalgo-Jacinto
“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere, they’re in each other all along,” quotes Rumi, a 13th century Persian poet. The many months of preparation showed the love, sacrifice, and dedication of the lovely couple, Atty. Edrix Crisologo and Renee Puno. Edrix is the son of Quezon City congressman Bingbong Crisologo and wife Rita; and Renee is the daughter of the lawyer Atty. Rene Puno and culinary queen Ann Puno, famous for her ‘to-die-for’ desserts.
Wedding day is considered the most significant day for any bride and groom and the two were joined in matrimony by reverent monsignor Albert Venus at St. James The Great Parish Church in Alabang in the company of family and friends. Principal sponsors were the groom’s relatives: Benedicto Crisologo and Nelda Caberte; Congresswoman Chiqui Puno, Consul Helen Ong, governor Jose Zubiri, Congressman Pantaleon Alvarez, Governor Chavit Singson, Richard Tiu, and Ann’s sisters, Teresa Elordi and Christine Valencia. After the wedding ceremonies, the dinner cocktail and reception were at the Bellevue Hotel. After the speeches, champagne, and first dance, the happy pair, Edrix and Renee mixed with their guests. It is said that: “When two people love each other, they don’t need to look at each other, they look in the same direction and all will be well as they focus on all the blessings in life.”