The “pamamanhikan” photo: (From left) Art Atayde, Sylvia Sanchez, Arjo Atayde, and Maine Mendoza, accompanied by Mary Ann and Teddy Mendoza (PHOTO CREDIT: SYLVIA SANCHEZ)

MANILA — The highly anticipated wedding of Arjo Atayde and Maine Mendoza is on the horizon, as veteran actress Sylvia Sanchez, Atayde’s mother, shared videos of their family’s “pamamanhikan” with Mendoza’s family.

“Pamamanhikan” is a Filipino tradition where a man and his family visit the family of his future bride to formally ask for her hand in marriage.

A successful actor, Atayde is at present a lawmaker representing the first district of Quezon City.

Sanchez took to Instagram on Monday to announce that the momentous occasion took place on June 25 at “Casa Mendoza” in Bulacan.

Both families were present for this special event. Alongside Sanchez were her husband Art, their children Ria, Gela, and Xavi, as well as Mendoza’s parents Teodoro “Teddy” and Mary Ann. Also in attendance were Mendoza’s siblings, grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

In a heartfelt caption, Sanchez wrote, “The Ataydes and Mendozas will soon become one family. Excited (dancing emojis). #family #happiness #thankuLord.”

Ria, on the other hand, shared the photos on her Instagram story and expressed her joy for the soon-to-be-married couple, saying, “But I mean, would it be a proper introduction if we weren’t the entire Barangay Atayde? A first for our little barangay.”

Mendoza, 28, and Atayde, 32, have not yet disclosed further details regarding the date and venue of their wedding.

The couple officially confirmed their relationship on December 21, 2019, which also marked their first anniversary. Atayde proposed to Mendoza on July 28, 2022.

(Source: Online/ai/mtvn)