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Mariyen & Gilian — Minted
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Everyone is invited to the ceremony, and it starts at 5pm. We can't wait to celebrate with you all! -M&G




Mariyen and Gilian

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How it all started

Mariyen and Gilian first met at Houston Baptist University. They attended school together and were part of many of the school’s organizations. Mariyen would often ask Gilian for the answers to the test questions when he had the class before her – he wouldn’t give them to her. However, both of them considered each other as their best friend. They would be there for each other during each of their own ups and downs.

Mariyen and Gilian started their relationship on April 6, 2018. Since then, they have traveled to various places – Japan, Thailand, Mexico, Rome, Italy, Spain, Greece, Costa Rica, and Canada. When they are home and not traveling, Mariyen and Gilian enjoy spending time with their friends and family. However, there is something that they love the most – their Golden Retriever, Kal (who was named after Superman because Gilian loves superheroes).

Fast forward to December 17, 2022 – the day Gilian decided he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Mariyen. The proposal happened on a rooftop of an AirBNB with the Houston skyline in the background. Their family members hid in the townhouse with Kal as a surprise. Although she claims she knew what was happening, Mariyen was streaming tears of joy as she said “yes.”

Gilian: When I first met Mariyen, I thought she was a loud, direct, straightforward girl that knew what she wanted and would get it – totally the opposite of me. But she was always kind and nice to everyone she encountered. We became best friends; we could talk about anything with each other. Then we began dating, and I have loved her ever since. We are two completely different people, but with her, we just click. Mariyen and Kal are the reasons why I wake up every morning with motivation to do things.

Mariyen: When I first met Gilian, I thought he was very timid and quiet. He was also into gaming and superhero things. I was happy that we mainly bond through gaming and watching shows together--even the trashy TV shows (90 Day Fiance, Love Is Blind, The Ultimatum, etc). I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with my best friend who understood my quirks, OCD, and loud bubbly self.

There have been many chapters in our relationship, and we are now about to embark on the next one. We are very excited to have you on our wedding day on April 26, 2024!