It was a dream come true for Rosalyn Ferrer, 50, and Rommel Basco, 55, a homeless couple from Philippines when the process of their wedding was initiated in a surprise The couple has been together for the past 24 years and are living in a small shack in an empty patch of wasteland with their six children.
To get married officially in a ceremony was a far-fetched dream for them as they had been too busy to manage a proper meals a day. But their dream came true when hairdresser Richard Strandz met the couple while they were collecting plastic. Strandz spoke to couple and decided to arrange a wedding for them. he reached out to his friends in wedding supplies business.
Strandz helped the couple process the papers for their marriage license, arranged a wedding photoshoot and will fund their church wedding too. For the wedding shoot, Rosalyn wore a white wedding gown while Rommel wore a Barong Tagalog suit.
“I found out about how the two have been living together for more than two decades but cannot afford a small wedding. I was touched by their love story so I contacted my friends who had a wedding supplies business and thought of surprising them with a charity wedding,” Richard was quoted as saying by Daily Mail.
“True love is something that should be celebrated. It’s very special, no matter whether you’re rich or poor,” he said.
“I once dreamed of having a white wedding but that was when I was a little girl. It went out of my mind long ago,” Rosalyn said. “We never had enough money and all we concentrated on was getting enough food to eat each day. Now I feel so blessed that it has happened. I’m so thankful.”
The couple are hopeful of getting married later this year after their papers and other documents are processed.