COMMUNITY: Donna and Ron tie the knot in true style


Three months after their big White Out wedding socials, Ron Cantiveros, publisher of Filipino Journal married our good friend and former CKJS part time announcer  Donna Medina on September 3rd, 2016 in a solemn ceremony at St Ignatius Church as witnessed by close family and friends that  included Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman.


Donna and Ron exchange marriage vows @ the St Ignatius Church


Glammed by Winnipeg style and make-up guru Tia Provici, Donna was stunning and radiant as she walked down the aisle with the whole entourage in deep blue and canary yellow motif.




Winnipeg’s premier event planner Just In Couture put together a well-organized wedding ceremony and lavishly decored party, adorned with white and silver backdrop and good music that were unique of the bride and groom. Justin  and his team made it sure every small detail was taken cared of  which made the event oh so elegant and special  which explain why his company is  known to be winning awards.





Held at the RBC Convention Centre and hosted by  CKJS co-announcer Chester Pangan, party was highlighted by a lot of entertaining productions starting with the opening  performance by the entire wedding party, led of course by Ron and Donna themselves;  video prod with greetings from families and celebrity friends of Donna from former network, GMA 7; and  sneak footages of their trip to different places in the Philippines. And by the way,   I love the  same-day edit wedding video by the creative and dedicated team of  Mindscape Studios.







With tweeter hastgag #DonnaandRonFinally, the dream wedding (filled with countless selfies) served as venue for that rare big family reunion and get-together for both Licmo-Medina and Natividad-Cantiveros clans with guests coming from different parts of Canada, U.S., The Netherlands and the Philippines.





The newly weds with their families (Photo credit: New Beast Photography)


The Winnipeg Investors’ Football field served as a perfect setting for the post wedding video and photo shoot which tells a lot about Ron’s being a big fan of the Bombers  and shows a glimpse of Donna’s passionate and adventurous side.






The fresh couple made a vow to a lifetime of love  sharing the same passion that “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”


As first adventure as husband and wife, Donna and Ron went to  Italy and visited some parts of Europe for a honeymoon  grande!


Their love story  started when  they were introduced  to each other  at our CKJS radio booth  during a Filipino Journal photo shoot a few years ago.   




It was wonderful to be part of a beautiful moment. Donna and I worked together as researchers for the same TV program with ABS-CBN almost a decade ago.


From all of us at CKJS Radio, Cheers to you Ron and Donna!   A life of  happiness and  adventures as your journey as husband and wife begins.



Glitz and glam. CKJS family @ the wedding party


Mabuhay ang Bagong Kasal!


I would like to thank the very talented  Trish Palud  for letting me share some of   her  lovely  photos on our site. Trish and her team took care of  Donna and Ron’s pre-nuptial, engagement and wedding photography and did a really  amazing job.)

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