Alby and Maricar Xerez-Burgos Wedding: A Beautiful Triple Celebration
It was a triple celebration for Alby and Maricar Xerez-Burgos this January—two birthdays and a silver wedding.
January 2021 was very special for Alfred “Alby” Xerez-Burgos, president and CEO of Alexcy Corp, and his beautiful wife Maricar nee Manese. On the 27th of that month, they celebrated their silver wedding anniversary as well as their respective birthdays. Alby was born on the 18th while Maricar on the 8th, both in 1971.
The couple chose to hold the momentous occasion at the more-than- a-hundred-year-old house of Maricar’s grandparents’, Julian Artardi la Ó and Carmen Consing. Maricar grew up in this house, and her family continues to hold reunions here every Sunday. “I wanted to hold the renewal of vows [and dinner] here because I wanted to feel my grandmother’s presence,” Maricar shares.
They pulled a coup when they planned the celebration in only four days. Alby took care of the reception details and Maricar, like a true bride, made sure she had everything she wanted to wear on that special day.
For starters, she surprised her husband by wearing the original Rajo Laurel gown she wore on her wedding day 25 years ago. “[Alby] had no idea I was going to wear my wedding gown. Only Rajo [Laurel] knew.” Maricar completed her outfit with a pair of earrings given to her by Alby’s grandmother and a red bouquet done in the exact same style as the one during her first wedding.
The delicious dinner was by Rambla, served amid the stylish décor of Jo Claravall and partaken with antique utensils owned by Maricar’s grandmother. Their daughters surprised them with two wedding cakes.
To celebrate, the couple who first met on a blind date on May 15, 1991, danced to the song "Time of My Life" from the movie Dirty Dancing. “Wishes can come true,” Maricar says. “In spite of the pandemic, Alby found a way to make my dream of wearing my gown and walking down the aisle happen. Exactly the way I wanted it and with the people who matter to us.”