10 Biggest Celebrity Weddings in the Philippines
Filipinos, without a doubt, are hopeless romantics. We love a good love story! It is one of the reasons why most of the time, our local TV shows and movies end in wedding bells. And so, it is no surprise that people adore Filipino celebrity weddings. When a celebrity couple has decided to tie the knot, you can definitely expect excitement from Filipinos. Discussions about the entourage, the reception, and the wedding gown will not cease! Read on to know 10 of the biggest celebrity weddings in the Philippines!
Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes Wedding
Considering as Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes are known as the “Primetime King and Queen” and are household names, it is not surprising that their wedding back on December 30, 2014 was dubbed as the “Royal Wedding”. These two celebrities tied the knot at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Quezon City. Fans even swarmed outside the venue to watch the ceremony via a massive LCD screen that was set up outside. Dingdong wore a suit by Randy Ortiz, and Marian wore a stunning gown designed by Michael Cinco. The reception was held at the Mall of Asia Arena and featured a 12-foot wedding cake!
Hayden Kho and Vicki Belo Wedding
Hayden Kho and Vicki Belo’s wedding on September 3, 2017 is one of the celebrity weddings in the Philippines that is truly jaw-dropping. According to a report by PEP.ph, the entire affair cost about PHP80 million! This is not surprising since the details of the wedding are luxurious from start to finish. There was a pre-wedding welcome dinner aboard a yacht, the wedding ceremony was held at The American Church in Paris, and the reception was held at the Grand Foyer of Opèra Nacional de Paris. Their caterer, Potel et Chabot, is even described as the “one of the world’s most prestigious caterers”.
Yilmas Bektas and Ruffa Gutierrez Wedding
The Yilmas Bektas and Ruffa Gutierrez Wedding in Manila was a lavish garden wedding back in March 25, 2003. With 800 guests (including various celebrities and politicians), a jewel-studded cake, a gorgeous wedding gown with a 6-meter train, over 60 varieties of flowers, and even a telecast on GMA Network, their wedding is definitely one for the books. Though their wedding was filled with grandeur and romance, the couple separated in 2008 after allegations of domestic abuse.
Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres Wedding
The Richard-Lucy wedding back then is one of the celebrity weddings in the Philippines that was loved by many. Not only was it grand, but also very romantic and sentimental. The couple got married at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Ormoc, Leyte and had not one, not two, but three wedding receptions. Their wedding favor was a mixtape prepared by Lucy that contained 16 tracks significant to her and Richard’s relationship. They also gave away commemorative shirts for the fans that said “I was there at the Richard-Lucy wedding, Ormoc City, April 28, 1998.” This celebrity couple knows how to give unique wedding favors indeed.
Vic Sotto and Pauleen Luna Wedding
After four years of relationship, Vic Sotto and Pauleen Luna finally tied the knot at the Saint James The Great Parish Church in Alabang in January 30, 2016. The opulent wedding featured a gorgeous, towering white wedding cake with five tiers, guest list filled with TV personalities, celebrities, and a beauty queen, and a gorgeous wedding gown designed by Francis Libiran. Though their relationship has sparked controversy due to their age difference, romance from the couple and high spirits form the guest can be felt in the wedding reception.
Chiz Escudero and Heart Evangelista Wedding
The Chiz Escudero and Heart Evangelista wedding back in February 15, 2015 is another one of the celebrity weddings in the Philippines that is truly grand. The affair took place in Balesin Island, a gorgeous tropical island 60 nautical miles east of Manila. It started with a birthday celebration for Heart and ended with a star-studded wedding reception. The wedding gown was a stunning, elegant, white gown with a detachable 5-meter train and 70,000 Swarovksi crystals. Plus, the couple was thoughtful enough to hold another reception in Manila for those could not make it to the island venue.
Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia Wedding
Another celebrity wedding held at Balesin Island is the wedding of Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia. The two celebrities first met at the noontime show It’s Showtime as cohosts, fell in love, and tied the knot back in April 20, 2018. Coleen wore a simple yet stunning Galia Lahav dress and Billy wore a dashing dark brown suit by Edwin Tan. The bridesmaids wore gorgeous blue gowns that were hand-painted and their towering wedding cake was made by Chef Castillo Fuentes. Billy and Coleen’s dreamlike wedding is definitely one of the most beautiful celebrity weddings in the Philippines.
Aga Muhlach and Charlene Gonzales Wedding
The Aga Muhlach and Charlene Gonzales wedding is both grand and touching indeed. Held in the Summer Capital of the Philippines Baguio City on May 28, 2001, the wedding ceremony took place at the St. Joseph the Worker Parish and was even televised lived. Charlene wore a Joe Salazar gown, while Aga wore and Armani suit bought in Milan. The entourage included Vilma Santos, Lily Monteverde, Charo Santos-Conco, and even the late Fernando Poe Jr. Best of all, their stunning seven-tiered wedding cake was created by the bride’s own mother.
Jules Ledesma and Assunta De Rossi
Despite the age gap and the controversy, Jules Ledesma and Assunta De Rossi pushed through their relationship and tied the knot on March 14, 2004. They already had a civil ceremony that was aired on ABS-CBN, but this one was the actual grand church wedding at Sanctuario de San Antonio. Assunta wore a Vera Wang wedding gown, and Jules went with a simple black tuxedo. Their wedding reception at Makati Shangri-La Hotel consisted of high-society and political personalities plus a reunion of Assunta and her estranged family.
Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff Wedding
And of course, one of the most anticipated celebrity weddings in the Philippines is the wedding of Anne Curtis and longtime boyfriend Erwan Heussaff. They tied the knot back in November 12, 2017 in New Zealand, where Anne wore a beautiful custom Monique Lhuillier gown and Erwan wore a stylish suit by his trusted tailor from Paris. The reception was held at the Walter Peak Station where a scenic lake surrounds the estate and building ruins gave the ceremony a rustic charm. The guest list, of course, included multiple TV personalities and celebrities.
All these celebrity weddings definitely spark joy and inspiration among people. If you are about to tie the knot you can also make it grand with an amazing venue and an affordable wedding package. Get ideas from these celebrity weddings in the Philippines and you might just have a fairytale wedding of your own!
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