Actor Jeffrey Santos, 33, met band singer Bai—Ina Graciela Ijiran—or Ynna—at a celebrity basketball match in Caloocan City. "Si Joko Diaz po ang nagpakilala sa amin," recalls Ynna.
Their love story began after Jeffrey's team got Ynna as muse. "According to Kuya"—that's her term of endearment for Jeffrey—"cute daw ako. So, kunyari, interested siya sa furniture business namin para makuha number ko. We started as friends, visit siya sa mga shows ko, then naging shoulder to cry on niya ako. We fell in love and lived together for more than two years before getting married."
Please note that the couple's real wedding, in civil rites, took place at the Manila City Hall on October 19, 2004. The intimate Carabana wedding five days later—photos of which you see here—is actually just a reenactment of sorts for the couple's relatives and friends. Carabana, as showbiz denizens know, is owned by Jeffrey's sister, Judy Ann Santos.