- She stated that they were very thankful and blessed to have had the wedding amid the Taal Volcano eruption and the start of the COVID-19 outbreak.
- The couple has now been married for six months and is happier than ever.
“Sa piling mo, ako’y buhay. Napapawi ang lungkot at lumbay. Walang iba para sa ‘kin habangbuhay kitang mamahalin,” Mary Joshua Castoverde sang beautifully as she went down the aisle with her parents.
“There is something in the song na napakasincere. Tagos sa puso ang lyrics. Every time na pinapakinggan ko siya, naiiyak ako,” Joshua said when we asked her why she chose Regine Velasquez’s “Sa Piling Mo” to sing in front of her groom who can’t help but shed tears.
“Gusto ko yung part na ‘hindi ka na mag iisa pagkat ako ay lagi mong makakasama, ngayon at kailanman sa hirap at ginhawa.'”
It's been a month since we tied the knot. Maraming salamat sa isang buwan ng pagmamahal at pagaalaga. Andito lang ako lagi para kainin mga niluto mo, isampay mga nilabahan mo at guluhin ang mga inayos mo. Mahal na mahal kita. ❤
Posted by Joshua Manrique Castroverde on Saturday, March 28, 2020
She had been engaged to her now-husband Kevin Castroverde since February of last year and they got married one year later.
The journey to their wedding was not easy as two major unfortunate events happened during their planning stage: the eruption of Taal Volcano and the COVID-19 outbreak. She admitted to feeling frustrated as they really wanted a wedding in Tagaytay at that time but due to the eruption, they had to move the special occasion.
“Sobrang nakakafrustrate kasi nakaplano na lahat. Umuwi pa ng maaga ang husband ko to help me prepare. We had to move it. We really wanted a Tagaytay wedding. Pero nung pumutok ang Taal, nagstart na kami maghanap ng ibang venue. Ang hirap magsimula ulit.”
Joshua and Kevin have been in a relationship for eight years before they got engaged at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan.
In their long-lasting relationship, Joshua shared that they were fortunate enough to have had no major fights as her husband is very understanding.
“Ever since we have been together, we never had any major fight. Walang pinagselosan and all. Walang cool off. Dahil sobrang mabait ang asawa ko. Siguro pinakachallenging na yung nagwork siya as a seafarer,” she shared.
How did they manage to push through with their wedding despite what happened? One word: faith.
“We stood firm with our faith believing that when the time is right, the Lord will make it happen. By faith, tinuloy namin sa Tagaytay. And blessed enough na kalmado na si Taal non.”
The couple has now been married for six months and has been lucky enough to have each other by their side in challenging times amid the pandemic.
“To my answered prayer, I just want to let you know that I love you so much,” Joshua wrote as a message to Kevin.
“I want to thank you for all your love, care, support and understanding for the past 8 years. Kung uulitin man ang buhay, ikaw at ikaw pa din ang gusto kong makasama habang buhay. Mahal na mahal kita.”