Lesley Lauren Valiente-Jesson Reyes Wedding

Community Round Up Jul 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm

June 16, 2018, Estonian House, Toronto

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NEWLYWEDS Lesley Lauren and Jesson are all smiles as family and community applaud their union. Both are well-loved for their dedication to people’s causes, human rights and social justice. (Photo: HG)


The event was attended by Jesson’s relatives who came all the way from the Philippines, Lesley’s family; the couple’s friends; and the larger family of community advocates who came together to contribute their creative talents — from the flower arrangements, bouquets, ceremony, musical entertainment, lively speeches – to make the wedding beautiful and significant.

The couple with family, from left, bride’s brother Ulysses Valiente, parents Benjamin and Eleanor Valiente, groom’s sister Rana Villaroman and niece Hereina Villaroman.

The couple with family, from left, bride’s brother Ulysses Valiente, parents Benjamin and Eleanor Valiente, groom’s sister Rana Villaroman and niece Hereina Villaroman.

Lesley and Jesson Reyes with their bridesmaids: Helen Bui, Gillian Eguaras, Nguyen Nguyen, Ingy Fikry and Vaish Gananasaravanapavan.

Lesley and Jesson Reyes with their bridesmaids: Helen Bui, Gillian Eguaras, Nguyen Nguyen, Ingy Fikry and Vaish Gananasaravanapavan.

The Reyes couple with Fathers Dante Coloma and Artemio Calaycay of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente who officiated the wedding.

The Reyes couple with Fathers Dante Coloma and Artemio Calaycay of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente who officiated the wedding.

Attendees to the lovely and lively wedding that will long be remembered. The reception was held at Hot House Restaurant and Bar on Front St., Toronto.

Attendees to the lovely and lively wedding that will long be remembered. The reception was held at Hot House Restaurant and Bar on Front St., Toronto. (4 Photos: Asha Collins Photography)

The money dance, a long-held Filipino wedding tradition. (HG)

The money dance, a long-held Filipino wedding tradition. (Photo: HG)

PHOTOS COURTESY OF YSH CABANA

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