Hidilyn Diaz and Julius Naranjo are officially married!
On Tuesday, July 26, the legendary Olympic gold medalist wed her partner-coach in a stunning church ceremony at the Philippine Military Academy in Baguio City, as seen in photos professionally taken by Nice Print Photography.
Hidilyn looked every bit the glowing bride she was in a Francis Libiran wedding gown as she exchanged vows with Julius who was also clad in an ensemble by the same designer.
The two tied the knot on the first anniversary of Hidilyn bagging the Philippines’ first-ever Olympic gold medal.
For her bridal bouquet, Hidily carried a unique arrangement that is “reminiscent of the weights she is known to lift with all her strength on the Olympic stage” according to floral and events designer Gideon Hermosa.
After exchanging their “I dos,” the couple entertained their guests in a “gold-themed” wedding reception party which looked exactly how it sounds!
Prior to the date of their nuptials, Hidilyn and Julius held a special welcome party for their guests.
“Thank you for traveling here to Baguio to witness our wedding. Thank you for the friendship and the love. I love you,” Hidilyn wrote in an Instagram post.
Julius also took to Instagram to share their prenuptial video and speak on their journey as a couple a day before their wedding.
“[Hidilyn] and I have been through a lot these last five years and I’d be lying if I said our journey was easy. Whether it’d be chasing a [gold medal] in the Olympics, to discovering Malaysia through the pandemic, one thing has been a constant. That is our ability to understand and support each other through thick & thin,” he captioned the touching video.
“When it comes to your ride-or-die, every one of us finds it at one point of our lives. So here we are, and here’s to forever,” he spoke of Hidilyn.
Congratulations, Hidilyn and Julius!
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