Hidilyn Diaz and her fiancé, coach-trainer Julius Naranjo, are set to tie the knot this coming July 26 in Baguio City, almost a year after they announced their engagement. There’s no question why the couple had chosen this to be their wedding date; after all, this is the day that the Pinay weightlifter had made history as the first-ever to win an Olympic Gold Medal for the Philippines.
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“Mag-iisang taon na pala ang pagpapanalo natin ng Gold medal sa Olympics, at ngayon July 26, 2022, magpapakasal na [kami] ni Julius Irvin Hikaru T. Naranjo (It’s about to become a year since we brought home the Gold medal from the Olympics, and on July 26, 2022, Julius Irvin Hikaru T. Naranjo and I will get married),” Hidilyn shared on her post which had included pictures from their recent prenuptial photoshoot taken by Mayad Studios.
She admitted that they faced many trials in their relationship but, through it all, their love prevailed.
“Di naging madali ang pinagdaanan namin bilang magkasintahan, maraming naghusga, maraming nagduda, ang daming iyak, at ang daming sakripisyo pero nanaig ang pagmamahal sa isa’t-isa , pagmamahal sa ginagawa, pagmamahal sa bansa, at pagmamahal sa Diyos (What we went through as a couple wasn’t easy, a lot of people judged us, a lot of people doubted us, there were many tears shed, and we sacrificed so much, but our love for each other, as well as for our work, our country, and God, prevailed),” she said.
“Sana napasaya namin kayo dahil kame sobrang saya ng ginawa namin ang shoot na ito. (We hope we made you happy [with these pictures] because we are so happy to have done this shoot.)”
Their prenup shoot was taken at three locations—Northern Blossom Flower Farm, Baguio Country Club, and the Stronghold Athletics gym—in Baguio City. According to Mayad Studios, the pictorial was inspired by the couple “showing us all the meaning of being free-spirited and laidback—but still all fashion.”
“These two definitely captured our hearts with their love story. Despite many sacrifices, pain, letdowns, and trials, their unconditional love stood above the rest. And now here they are—holding each other’s hands, at the most picturesque flower farm, celebrating their love,” the event photography company added.
According to reports, Hidilyn and Julius will wed at St. Ignatius Church, with designer Francis Libiran to design their wedding gown and suit.
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Congratulations and best wishes to the two!
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