Love Stories Over the Net


By Jonathan Dionisio

Aside from personal stories, couples now use blogs to tell their love stories and wedding preparations. From their proposal stories to pre-nuptial preparations, couples diligently write their experiences and share it with others. Here is an inspiring story was able to find.

Ian and Tani
Ian Villamora and Tahnia ‘Tani’ Dulay

Ian Villamora and Tahnia ‘Tani’ Dulay met each other at the University of the East – Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center during a gathering of their fraternity and sorority, Mu Lambda. First impression: nothing. In fact, she thought he was ‘too goody-goody’ while he thought she was ‘too easygoing’. But time has a way of dealing with things, including their relationship.

After an out-of-town trip with their brothers and sisters in the frat, they realized that they liked each other. And before they knew it, they were standing right next to each other in a secret civil wedding – far from the lavish wedding Tani had always fantasized about. After six years and two children, the couple had encountered numerous challenges in their relationship. From marital woes to financial priorities and mindsets, Ian and Tani have continuously held on to each other amidst these trials.

In celebration of their 6th wedding anniversary, the two have decided to formally tie the knot on January 24, 2009. With ‘Starry, Starry Night’, a mix of midnight blue with pink, yellow, lime and silver accents as their motif, Ian and Tani will exchange their vows before the Lord at the Shrine of St. Therese of the Child Jesus in Pasay City. They, together with their guests will dine at The Blue Leaf Events Pavillion in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Tani describes their ‘second’ wedding as “a celebration of thanksgiving for our family who continue to support us and for our friends who remained through the years. We are also thankful for our many wonderful experiences together as a couple [and] looking forward to the bests that are yet to come”.

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Last November 23, 2008, this couple who shared their wedding preparations through their blog won hotel accommodations and gift items during the Before I Do Blog Writing Contest of Dream Weddings and Destinations: Before I Do Bridal Fair 4th Edition held at SM Megatrade Hall 3, SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.

Ian and Tani won the Grand Prize; a three days and two nights accommodations at Hotel Vida in Clark, Pampanga and gift pack from pH Care Intimate Wash.