By Nancy T. Lu
A latecomer in the world of love and romance – that until recently was a fitting description of the very eligible 37-year-old Erik Cua. But one fine day in September last year, the owner of the very popular nightclub in Bonifacio Global City popped the question with a three-carat diamond ring to his lady love at Antonio’s in Tagaytay. The surprised Jam Abby Kate Chan, who was 11 years younger, blushed and said yes to the delight and joy of Erik.
And so after very traditional Chinese-style engagement ceremony earlier this year, they wed with family and friends in attendance at the San Sebastian Church in Manila in November. The bride was dazzling in a Francis Libiran wedding gown. Erik for his part was on Cloud Nine because he wanted very much to begin life as a family man. Since he was 29, when he started the Temple, he built a name in the nightclub circuit and went on to launch the famous Valkyrie Club as the first of six happy destinations at nightfall of the colossal Palace.
Nancy Cua, the Pho Hoa restaurateur and mother of the groom, was very happy to see her second son finally settle down. For his wedding, she left him to freely find several principal sponsors like Tessie Coson of SM and BDO as well as Andrew Tan of Mega World.
A very special fairytale wedding ceremony witnessed only by very close family members and truly selected friends took place in Boracay. Both Erik and Jam happened to share a love for the romance of the sea. The final grand wedding banquet unfolded on a very auspicious day, November 25, at the Makati Shangrila.
The happy newlyweds will make their home in Forbes Park. Their love nest and mansion is still being renovated.
Jam, the daughter of Johnny Chan and Imelda Chan, has gone back to helping her family in the Osram lighting business. Erik, the son of Mariano Cua and Nancy Cua, has resumed his hectic planning and pursuit of his future projects. Their honeymoon will just have to wait for now.