Dan and Sheann: When God Sets the Stage for Your Love Story

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People meet in different ways and then find themselves falling in love. The most common nowadays are through social media hookups. But who would think of finding your soul mate on stage? It happens when the Lord sets the stage to bind two people for life. Then a beautiful love story is born.

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Dramatic lighting design.

Surprise Encounter on Stage

Sheann Severino is a known professional host in Bacolod City today, hosting weddings, birthdays, and corporate events. Back in 2015, she was tasked to host the first Bacolod for Jesus meet.

All the while, she thought that she will be the only event host. However, as fate would have it, she had to share the stage with a co-host in the person of Daniel Bagayo.

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Sheann finds marriage “liberating”. Here she playfully dons her customized bridal robe by Luxesaint by Tia Lacson.

Bacolod for Jesus was a four-hour event, so naturally, the two hosts interacted on and off the stage. Sheann recalls that it was attraction at first sight because she thought that Dan is handsome.

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The dashing groom.

Talking while hosting enabled them to get insights into each other. Sheann thought that Dan is an interesting person.

Unfortunately though, she was still in a relationship at that time so she pushed the thoughts and feelings aside. But before doing so, she did whisper to God, “too bad I can’t get to know him more.” She believes that “getting to know him” would mean cheating on her current partner emotionally.

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Dan and Sheann supported by their squad physically and in prayer.

When God Writes Your Love Story

Fast forward the following year, Sheann encountered Dan again in 2016. “I hosted the debut of my friend where the coordinator was a bit strict. When we (Dan and I) saw each other, we had a short chat and I figured his mom was the coordinator!” So that was her first encounter with her future mother-in-law.

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Getting the coveted blessing from the parents of Dan.

For the second time, Sheann backed off.

But it seems that God was letting them see each other a little at a time while still honing them individually. In 2017, the two met again and by that time, Sheann was already unattached.

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Dan’s family. Sheann’s parents couldn’t make it to the ceremony as they are in the United States. But they have sent their love, blessings, and well wishes. A letter of blessing from her mom was read during the ceremony.

They found themselves meeting more often for church ministry events and eventually, they were led to confess their feelings for each other.

Mutual Admiration

As it turns out, both of them already felt that spark during their first meeting. But for obvious reasons, it wasn’t the right time and they didn’t force the issue.

After a month of seeing each other, they finally became a couple. Barely two years into the relationship, Dan popped the question and Sheann accepted without batting an eyelash.

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Sheann said “yes” to Dan who offered here a solitaire diamond engagement ring with a yellow gold band.

Though their courtship may seem short to some, their love story has already started long before they knew it.

What Makes Them Click

Both being very comfortable on stage, it is needless to say that they have the gift of gab. They like to talk about life, their ministries, the people they care about, and pretty much everything in between. Additionally, both of them are prolific writers.

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Funny moments recollecting their love story elicited giggles and laughters.

Sheann had this list of “negotiables” and “non-negotiables” for her future husband.

She jokingly said that Dan scored 19/20 because he missed out on being “tall”. Needless to say, he isn’t perfect but he is God’s best for her.

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Ptr. Joe Ascalon of Ikthus and his wife Luisa are like Sheann’s second parents.

While both had their fair share of relationships before each other, Sheann said that she was Dan’s first girlfriend when he became a follower of Christ. He had committed to this order in his life: Master, Mission, Mate — before they got together.

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Some of their ninongs and ninangs are married couples they look up to. Pictured here are (from left) Benito and Sharon Salazar and Ann and Clifford Puen.

The Calling

“I knew that he was the one because God sends us someone to fit our calling, not my calling to fit his. I found him to be a great companion as I try to achieve my vision in life all because we both wanted the same thing,” Sheann reveals.

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The beautiful bride in her natural look bridal makeup by Alee Benson.

Additionally, she recalls that they never manipulated things and events for them to become a couple. Everything just fell into place after several years. “We waited for 2 years without even knowing about it and everything felt PEACEFUL,” she recalls.  

During the wedding, Dan revealed that Sheann didn’t want to marry anyone who isn’t into making disciples for Jesus.

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The bride squad.

In summary, Sheann said she knew Dan was “IT” because he fit her calling and she did not have to look for him. God just put things together for them.

But most of all, what made them agreeable to each other is that they “have the same passion for discipleship. It’s just that his ways are different from mine.”

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The groom’s squad.

Having the same goals and passions make the marriage stronger, believe you me.

Their Vision for Marriage

In her own words, I am sharing here the couple’s vision for their marriage, as related by Sheann:

  • In a world where people dread getting married for fear that it would imprison them, I would like ours to be a proof that marriage is otherwise. It is in fact the MOST LIBERATING thing.
  • We would like our marriage to bring more people to know the LORD because this union is authored by HIM.
  • Most of all, we envision our marriage to be purposeful and impactful to our community through our journey with God—both as individuals and as a couple.
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Blooming stage: Dan and Sheann start sprouting in a new chapter in their lives.

So you see, this is not just another love story. It’s a story that aims to please God.

Setting the Stage for their Wedding

Sheann recalls that they only had five months to prepare for their wedding ceremony. Since they are both from Bacolod City, it is without a doubt that their special event will be held here. Their families, friends, and favorite people they asked to become their ninongs and ninangs live in Bacolod.

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The Nazareth Activity Hub in Mansilingan, Bacolod City set the stage for a beautiful garden wedding.

There was only one setback—Dan was serving in their church in Cebu. Meanwhile, Sheann was in demand as ever with her hosting gigs while keeping a 9 to 5 job.

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Our little Shane was a flower girl together with Sofia Eulalio. The both wore powder blue infinity dresses for kids.

But they had one goal in the wedding — for the LORD’s glory to be seen by honoring our villages. All the rest of the goals, like the designs and motifs, are just secondary. They know their purpose.

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Their wedding invitations.

This they achieved with one very heartwarming garden ceremony last January 8, 2020 that gave tribute to the people made them who they are today. These included their parents, their church families, their disciples, and friends.

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The couple provided facial tissue to the guests because it was a sunny afternoon. In the end, the supply ran out because everyone got emotional.

While there was no dry eye when the rites were being said, everybody present knows that these are all shed for joy and triumph. The people closest to them really know how their story unfolded.

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The elegant ninangs.

Sheann enthuses, “Our favorite portion during the wedding was the blessing because the words have the power to give life. We felt so empowered by the words released by our family and mentors. I believe this part is often overlooked yet actually the most important in weddings.”

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After the heartwarming ceremony is a party to celebrate their union!

A Beach Honeymoon

The new couple went to Siargao for a restful honeymoon because Dan loves the beach. He especially loves surfing.

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“Level unlocked: kissing in public.” ~ Dan

Now, the couple just enjoys each other’s company as they work things out in order to be able to finally settle in Cebu. Sheann is especially enjoying the fact that her new husband can cook and prepares breakfast for her.

Since he adores children, Dan wants to have five kids of their own while Sheann would like to have three. But of course, they know that it will still be God’s plans and purposes that will prevail.

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Table arrangement for the principal sponsors.

And who knows what doors God will open for this passionate young couple as they continue writing their love story.

Best wishes, Mr. and Mrs. Bagayo!

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Bridal hair and makeup by Alee Benson.

Dan and Sheann Wedding Suppliers

  • Venue | Nazareth Activity Hub
  • Catering | Cookies n Crumbs by Bing Ermac
  • Florist and Styling | The Party Choice by Irene Concepcion-Abong
  • Lights and Effects | DJ Kid Elly Sander Ocampo
  • Lechon | Emma Roa
  • Cake | D’Bakers
  • Bridal Gown | Luxesaint by Tia Lacson
  • Groom’s Suit and Entourage | Ysabelle’s Bridals
  • Bridal Entourage | Jes Dakila and Modish
  • Bridal Hair & Makeup | Alee Benson
  • Entourage Hair & Makeup | Rey Villasis Cawaling
  • Photobooth | Jan Montalbo
  • Band | Fuse Acoustic
  • Ceremony Musicians | Asaph Lapatha and Patty Valencia
  • Host | Anna Francesca Mempin
  • Video | Zeal Team (Jerson Javier Rosal, Joshua Albao)
  • Photo | Hayag by Quincy John
  • Coordination | Bhee.you.tiful Weddings and Events by La Arnie Mallorca Nadal
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Naked wedding cake with fresh flowers by D’Bakers.

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Dennis and Sigrid are married Bacolod bloggers., hence the blog name, Marriage Markers. They love to eat and travel and they adore their little girls. They love each other to bits. <3 They are proud members of the Negrense Blogging Society Inc. (NBSI) or the #NegrenseBloggers #BacolodBloggers.

2 thoughts on “Dan and Sheann: When God Sets the Stage for Your Love Story

  1. Wow! The wedding setup is fairytale-like!😱 And the couple’s story is also one for the books. I agree that if God is the author of the love story, it’ll indeed be beautiful.❤️ Congratulations to the newlyweds!

    1. Indeed it was! The lighting design was so dramatic that everything looked dreamy. Of course, the bride and groom are so good looking together! 🙂

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