Almost all the guests started arriving in Paris, France, two days shy of Hayden Kho Jr. and Vicki Belo's grand wedding—except for one important person.
Cristalle Belo, Vicki's middle child, had to be left behind by her husband Justin Pitt because of her "out-of-date visa."
Justin jetted off midnight of August 31, but he assured his Instagram followers, "Not to worry @cristallebelo arrives Friday morning.."
In a short exchange of messages with Cristalle via Instagram Direct, she told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), "I totally just assumed that I had a 3 year Shengen visa from my wedding last year.
"Apparently, it was only one year so it expired in May."
She and her entrepreneur husband wed at Villa Erba in Lake Como last September 15, 2016 (Philippine time).
Cristalle learned about her visa problem on the day she was supposed to leave.
"It was really a face palm moment for me," she wrote.
"We were all so shocked.
"I was so disappointed at myself to just assume and not even check.
"It's a really stupid mistake, but it happens to the rest of us.
"I found out the day I was supposed to leave."
Cristalle revealed that she did everything she could to get a valid visa ASAP.
Luckily, she said, "the French embassy was kind enough to release me a visa overnight for my mom's wedding."
Vicki's daughter added, "It's definitely a monumental event I wouldn't miss so we did everything we could to get my visa on time."
She's now off to Paris to celebrate the momentous day with family and friends.
Among the many celebrity guests at the wedding are Belo babies Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes, and Baby Zia, Isabelle Daza with hubby Adrien Semblat, Georgina Wilson, Jinkee Pacquiao, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Lovi Poe, Regine Alcasid and family, and Richard Gomez, Lucy Torres, and Juliana.
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