Estioko-Rasay nuptial: No longer two but one


San Jose, CA – Rev. Fr. Anthony Uytingco last Saturday, June 16, 2018 officiated the wedding of Rose Anne Joy Ventura Estioko to Jonathan Carino Rasay at St. Christopher Church in San Jose, CA in a ceremony attended by families and close friends.

Rose is the daughter of FilAm Star columnist Elpidio R. Estioko and Delia Estioko while Jonathan is the son of Ghil and Rowena Hilario/Sixto Rasay with grandparents of the groom Mr. and Mrs. Eulalio Rasay from Delano, CA.

In his homily, Fr. Uytingco reiterated God’s love which is unconditional and they are no longer two but one. He mentioned three things, as an advice to the newlyweds that will strengthen their love with each other: they should learn to support each other, listen to one another, and show affection with each other. He ended his homily by saying: “From now on, you are not just preparing for this day as a couple but for the future as well”.

Other members of the wedding party include the godparents as first sponsors John & Alvi Estioko from Jacksonville, Florida; Andy Evangelista and Heather Evangelista from Milpitas, CA; Rodel & Emarie Baldoz, San Jose, CA; and Melvin and Ermalyn Pagdilao, Fremont, CA.

The second sponsors include Henry and Escarlet Rasay, San Jose, CA; Eric and Tifanny Aquino, Hayward, CA; and Dom and Emma Fernandez, San Jose.

Matron of Honor was Edel Estioko Malapitan Sydney, Australia; Maid of Honor was Mary Rose Estioko, Milpitas, CA; and Jason Kim Ibarra, San Jose, Best man.

Bridesmaids are Cindy Lopez, Sharel DeGuia, Cathy Rasay, Kathleen Jacinto, Leahnna Valencia, Amber Shuck, Cheryl Rogers, Janelle Mingming, Megan Turgano, Gabbie Estioko, and Katrina Tenorio. Groomsmen are Allan Balagso, Julius Lucas, Charles Estioko, Leandrey Baraceros, Chris Balagso, Frank Gatbonton, Paul Joseph Estioko, Brendan Nelson, Christian Rasay, Justin Moon, Julian Austria, and Darren Gacayan.

Junior Bridesmaids include Jannelle Erica Aquino, Alyssa Mei Fernandez, Reanna Kayla Estioko, and Jianna Camille Estioko. Flower girls are Evena Jae Rasay, Adelyn Estioko, and Olivia Estioko.

Ring/Coin/Bible bearers are Marcus Troy Evangelista, Nathan Jon Pagdilao, Logan Edward Evangelista, and Dylan Jordan Baldoz. Greeters are Mikayla Estioko Carpio and Jane Estioko, and altar servers are Jonrae Angelo Guanzon and Jolene Antonette Guanzon. – Elpidio R. Estioko