Francis Libiran weds foreigner boyfriend

Glaiza Jarloc

FASHION designer Francis Libiran exchanged wedding vows with businessman boyfriend Christian Mark Jacobs in the famous Boracay Island.

The union of the two was held last Friday, March 17, at the poolside of The Lind Boracay and was attended by the closest family and friends of the couple.

Libiran, the go-to designer of local celebrities when it comes to formal wear, wore a matching blue suit with Jacobs for their special day.

During their exchange of vows, he said that Jacobs is an “answered prayer”.

“Today proves that a specific prayer works, and God listens. I prayed for a partner who’s taller than me. (I have loved you) on the first day I met you, and I will love you still in the days to come,” he said.

Jacobs, on his part, described the designer as the partner he ever hoped for.

“You showed me what it’s like to wake yo everyday to know that I am loved. You are the most kind, gentle, and caring partner that I can ever hope for. The world may not always for us, but my world will always be you. You’ll be mine forever.”

The couple met in 2014 at a cafe in Paris, France.

Libiran revealed in an interview with People Asia Magazine that he would usually allot 15 minutes inside all the churches they visited in Europe to pray specifically for a partner.

He said Jacobs is the man he wants to grow old with.

Television host Tim Yap, actress Kaye Abad and Miss International 2016 Kylie Versoza are among the few of the celebrities who witnessed the private union. (SunStar Philippines)