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65 couples get married in Dubai mass wedding

Scores of Filipino couples have exchanged their marriage vows at a mass wedding held at St. Mary’s church in Dubai on Sunday, weekly newspaper XPRESS reported.

According to XPRESS, the mass wedding is an annual event that has been organised at the parish for the past 18 years.

Ryan Dela Cruz, who helped organise the wedding, told XPRESS that this year saw the marriage of the event’s oldest couple ever.

Eugenio Leonardo Jr., 63, and Purification Lam, 60, met 38 years ago in Manila and have been together since then, but the couple never tied the knot despite having three children.

“A church wedding was farthest from my mind. It was our children’s idea. But we’re glad we did it,” Leonardo was quoted as saying by XPRESS.

“I had also wished of walking down the aisle, but gave it up as I grew older. Today, this dream was realized,” he added.

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