WATCH: This is why Maxene believes dad was in her wedding

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 16 2018 11:58 AM

MANILA – It is every girl’s dream that their father would walk them down the aisle on her wedding day.

Regrettably, this did not happen for Maxene Magalona as her father, Philippine rap icon Francis M, died in 2009 following a battle with leukemia. He was 44.

That's why Maxene instead attached a locket that had a photo of her dad on her bouquet. She also chose to play Francis M’s song as she made her way to altar.

While she had locket and the song planned, Maxene was genuinely surprised that a brown butterfly actually flew right before her while she was approaching the altar.

Sharing a video of it on Instagram, Maxene believes her father was with them during her beach wedding in the form of a butterfly.

“If you look closely, you’ll see it in this video beautifully captured by Allan Diones,” she wrote.

Maxene married musician Rob Mananquil in Boracay last Thursday surrounded by family and close friends in and out of showbiz.

Prior to that, the two also had a church wedding in Manila with only their immediate family members and principal sponsors.