He lifted her white veil, kissed her on both cheeks and whispered: “I love you very, very much.” This is not a scene from a movie but a real-life sequence from the Christmas Day wedding of Fernando Poe, Jr. and Susan Roces at the Sanctuario de San Jose in Greenhills, Mandaluyong. The date: December 25, 1968—
When you think of Fernando Poe, Jr., the first thing that comes to mind is his action movies. Punching and kicking, FPJ was a man who imprinted himself in the hearts of generations of Filipinos through the one-liners and moral lessons of his action films.
But aside from his extensive filmography, one of the most prominent aspects about this Filipino icon was his romance and marriage to another Filipino icon, Susan Roces. (a)
Ronald Allan Kelley Poe or popularly known as Fernando Poe Jr. or ‘Da King’ is tagged as ‘King Of Philippine Movie’ leaves a mark in the Philippines showbiz history for his iconic roles in his popular blockbuster movies. He was most known for his roles in “Ang Panday” and “Ang Probinsyano” which have their own modern adaptations starring Coco Martin.
(a) Meanwhile, Susan Roces, whose real in was Jesusa Sonora, is still an incredible actress respected by many. She is currently playing a role in the long-running series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” with Coco Martin.
The celebrity couple got married in 1968 wherein the cameras and televisions are still in black and white. Wonder how the wedding video looks like now?
(a) Well, a netizen named Jeffrey Sonora shared the restored footage of the iconic couple’s wedding courtesy of FPJ Productions. The clip gives us a glimpse of the preparations and the chaos that took place at the much-awaited wedding of 1968.
The video begins a couple of hours before the wedding, letting us witness in color how the superstar prepared for her wedding day.
(1) We’re welcomed by the sight of a young Susan Roces doing her hair and makeup, her hairstylist attentively spraying her impressively ’60s high bun.
We watch as the queen wears her tiara, then as she has her veil delicately placed on top of her impeccable ’do. Roces wore a dress designed by Pitoy Moreno. Behold how she carried the iconic look with grace and poise.
(6) FPJ and Susan Roces were never given the gift of having a child of their own. However, they adopted a child who is now a respectable politician, Senator Grace Poe.
Watch the video here.
What can you say about their wedding? Do you think it’s the best celebrity wedding in our history? Are you also amazed on the restoration done? Share us your thoughts in the comment box below.
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