Celebrities Attend DongYan WeddingKapuso primetime royalties Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera finally tied the knot on December 30 in a grand ceremony at the Immaculate Conception in Cubao, Quezon City.
Dingdong was baptized in the said cathedral. It is also near their ancestral home.
The couple looked very happy and radiant during the whole ceremony. Both were wearing white--Dingdong in Randy Ortiz while Marian's gown was made by Dubai-based Filipino designed Michael Cinco.
Dingdong arrived on his Ducati motorcycle while Marian was riding on Dingdong's old Mercedes Benz.
Most of the guests heed Dingdong's and Marian's request to wear red or black suit. Their wedding is one of the most star-studded events in many years.
Although Megastar Sharon Cuneta was a no-show, all the principal sponsors arrived, including Batangas Governor Vilma Santos, Vic Sotto, Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid, Helen Gamboa, Celia Rodriguez, German Moreno and Kris Aquino.
Atty. Felipe Gozon, Jimmy Duavit, Lilybeth Rasonable, Wilma Galvante, Lily Monteverde, Wilson Tieng, Tony Tuviera, Mark Reyes, Mac Alejandre and Joyce Bernal also attended the ceremony. Many were teasing Direk Joyce that it is only now they saw her in a red gown.
Aside from these big celebrities and personalities, Perry Lansigan, Lolit Solis, Dra. Vicki Belo, Randy Ortiz and Ben Chan were also there.
Others who participated in the wedding are Ai-Ai delas Alas, Richard Gomez, Lucy Torres, KC Concepcion, Gabby Eigenmann, Senator Bam Aquino, Ana Feleo, Roxanne Barcelo, Alden Richards, Kristoffer Martin, Paolo Contis, KC Montero, Carlo Gonzalez, Arthur Solinap, Bianca Gonzalez, Agot Isidro, Rochelle Pangilinan, John “Sweet” Lapus, Pauleen Luna, Bettina Carlos, Luane Dy, Pam Quiñones, Liz Uy and Ryzza Mae Dizon.
President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino fulfilled his promise to attend the event to stand as Witness of Honor. He, however, did not join the entourage in walking down the aisle.
Meanwhile, more than 120 DongYan fans personally witnessed the ceremony while a giant TV screen was set up outside the church for other supporters.
The Hail Mary The Queen and Ateneo Boys Choir sang during the Mass. Ana Feleo, one of the maids of honor, was the one who paid for the orchestra.
Sheen Halili, Glaiza de Castro and Julie Anne San Jose and Marian's manager, Ramsy David, read the Prayer of the Faithful. The offertory included Alden Richards and Kristoffer Martin.
As a whole, Dingdong's and Marian's wedding was very organized despite the attendance of celebrities and personalities. The couple's families were also in attendance--Dingdong was brought to the altar by his parents, Sixto Dantes Jr. and Ma. Angelita Dantes, while Marian was escorted by her father, Francisco Gracia Javier Alonso and Amalia delos Santos.
After the ceremony, Dingdong and Marian went with their guests to the MOA Arena riding Dingdong's restored Maserati car.