From Peace Corps to Peaceful Love. Columbus Engagement Photography

Becky and Janjan. Engaged.

Happiness meets reality for these two.  They met in the Philippines while Becky was a Peace Corps volunteer.  They fell in love and had a very happy relationship overseas. When Becky was finished with her duties, she came back to the US to finish school.  They’ve kept their relationship alive with Skype and online messaging.  Last week, Janjan moved to America for his one and only soulmate.  This is the VERY sweetest of love stories and still gives me chills just writing this.  They are so completely in love and it’s just beautiful to witness.
Becky said she was SO nervous waiting for Janjan to get off of the plane for their reunion.  Soon after, Janjan was meeting all of her family and friends for the very first time.  And in just one short month, they will say “I do” forever.  

Do you wanna know more about this adventurous couple?

When and where is your wedding?
We’re having our wedding and reception at North Bank Pavilion on the afternoon of December 30, 2012.

How did you meet?
We met in 2008 when I (Becky) went to the Philippines as a Peace Corps Volunteer. I was training in Bacolod City, where Janjan is from. The rest is history =)

Tell us about your proposal!
We met for the weekend in Iloilo, a city between where we each lived. The night of the proposal, we went out to dinner at a Mexican restaurant, which was a special treat since they are so rare in the Philippines. I suspected something was up because the whole evening Janjan kept putting his hand in his pocket feeling for something, and he seemed really nervous. After eating, we were drinking some margaritas when Janjan pulled a ring out of his jeans and asked, “Will you spend your life with me?” Of course, the answer was yes!

What’s your favorite thing about your significant other?
Janjan’s answer: I love that Becky is adventurous and malambing (sweet).
Becky’s answer: Janjan is always smiling, happy, and ready for the next adventure.

What makes you guys unique?
We’re unique because we met in the Philippines when Becky was a Peace Corps volunteer and we’re always doing crazy things together — climbing mountains, running marathons, biking, triathlons, travel, skydiving…you name it, it’s on our to-do list. We may seem huya (shy), but neither of us ever says no to a dare =)

How did you find Crystal Jo?
I had several friends recommend Crystal Jo. Some of them had attended weddings she had shot and said she was just a pleasure to work with. After looking at the website, I knew I wanted her to shoot our wedding!

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Crystal Jo is an Ohio-based wedding and lifestyle photographer, dreamer, believer and lover of life.


  1. Angelo Abad on November 29, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Destined to be each other. God Bless you guys.

  2. Kathy O on November 29, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple. So many wonderful times ahead for you!

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