AlDub phenomenon reaches climax with grandiose ‘wedding’
The entire AlDub Nation, composed of fans of Alden Richard-Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza love team, was in high spirits when the pair finally tied the knot on Saturday on the noontime show “Eat Bulaga” hit segment Kalyeserye.
Held at the Christ the King church in Quezon City, the “wedding” with the hashtag #ALDUBthewedding ranked No. 2 worldwide on Twitter.
The entire Eat Bulaga team had made extensive preparations for the big event, from pre-wedding arrangements to actual wedding rites.
“Lola Babah” portrayed by comedy queen Ai-ai Delas Alas escorted grandson Alden to the altar followed by principal sponsors actress Irma Adlawan, Joey de Leon, Kapuso news anchor Mike Enriquez and veteran actress Helen Gamboa-Sotto.
Aicelle Santos and Jake Ejercito marched together, and all the finalists of the Eat Bulaga “That’s My Bae: Twerk It Dance Contest” were also part of the entourage.
Eat Bulaga cuties also didn’t miss the celebration. Ryza Mae Dizon and Baeby Baste (Sebastian Benedict Granfon) and even his little brother Sam Sam (Samuel Benedict Granfon) were an integral part of the AlDub wedding. Kapuso actor/dancer Rodjun Cruz served as Best Man while Maine’s sister Coleen was her Maid of Honor.
A wedding would not be dramatic without a good theme song to come with it. No less than diva Kuh Ledema sang “When I Fall in Love,” and while she was singing this, the much-awaited three grandmas—Lola Tidora, Lola Tinidora and Lola Nidora, played by Paolo Ballesteros, Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola, respectively—marched down the aisle.
The wedding seemed so real that people at the church and at the Broadway Centrum (Eat Bulaga studio) almost rolled over when Maine finally marched to the altar escorted by her Daddy Dodong, played by Vic Sotto, who stole public attention with his groovy moves and “cool” hairstyle.
Maine wore a simple silhouette and beautiful lace dress by Rosa Clara.
The crowd went out of control as both said their “I do, Father” lines, which elicited “comedic” reflexes from the funny grandmas.
The two also reminisced how their love story started before they said their wedding vows to each other.
Alden said, “Ano mang humadlang sa ‘tin, hindi ako sumuko dahil alam kong tayong dalawa ang para sa isa’t-isa at pinapangako ko sa ‘yo na sa bawat paggising mo hanggang sa pagtulog mo, hahawakan ko ang mga kamay mo at yayakapin ko puso mo. Gusto kong malaman mo Maine na nagpapasalamat ako na nakilala kita at simula sa araw na ‘to, pinapangako ko sa ‘yo na sa lahat ng mangyayari sa buhay mo na kasama ‘ko, sisiguraduhin ko na yun ang mga pinakamagagandang pangyayari sa buhay nating dalawa.”
For her part Maine said, “Tumatalon ang puso ko ngayon. Salamat Alden at tinuruan mo akong magmahal…Pangako kong aalagaan kita hanggang tayo ay tumanda…Mamahalin kita nang walang kapantay. Habangbuhay!”
But just as the celebration was going, the ceremony was disrupted when the emotional Lola Nidora fainted as the priest signaled Alden to finally “kiss the bride.” But a few seconds later, she was revived and even asked if the couple had already kissed.
When everything settled down, the priest signaled another shot for the official wedding kiss and the crowd just exploded.
What will happen next? Will Kalyeserye Part 2 tackling another chapter of the Aldub love story start soon? Clarizel Abanilla/rga
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