Actor-turned-politician Arjo Atayde couldn’t stop his tears as he shared his first kiss with now wife Maine Mendoza during their intimate wedding ceremony in Baguio City.
Actress Pauleen Luna-Sotto, who attended the affair with his husband Vic Sotto and their only daughter Tali, captured the emotional “kiss the bride” moment of the newlyweds as the classic Eraserheads song With A Smile played in the background.
The longtime couple tied the knot at the Alphaland Baguio Mountain Lodges Chapel on Friday, July 28, 2023 — exactly a year after they got engaged.
The date, July 28, bears significance in the pair’s relationship timeline. It can be recalled that July 28, 2013 was also the day when Maine first tweeted “Arjo cutie,” which according to fans was a move that “manifested” the actress’ future romance with the actor-politician.
It was also on July 28, 2018 that the two met each other for the first time during a storycon for the comedy film Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles.
Fast forward to July 28, 2022, Arjo finally popped the big question to Maine.
“My turn, I will marry you cutie,” Arjo wrote in his short and sweet caption of photos from their engagement.