Eighty-eight couples tie the knot in Mass Wedding
As a Valentine’s gift to her constituents, on February 15, 2017, Atty. Aleli Concepcion, Municipal Mayor, sponsored and officiated the wedding of 88 couples from various barangays of Balaoan in a Mass Wedding held at the Balaoan Farmers Civic Center. 47 of the 88 couples had to secure a marriage license while 41 were exempt from securing a marriage license having been cohabiting as husband and wife for at least five years and without legal impediment to marry each other.
The short wedding ceremony was witnessed by the couples’ families, friends, sponsors and municipal officials. After the formalities, Mayor Aleli gave cash gifts to the newlyweds and posed for a photo with them in batches. Thereafter, she also gave “prizes” to the oldest and youngest groom and bride, the couple with most children, the couple with the biggest age gap, and the couple who has been together the longest to the delight of the crowd.