The big "I do" is a major milestone for any couple. While some prefer a low-key and understated affair, others go all out for their special day—including many of your favorite celebrities. We look back at some of the biggest and most extravagant showbiz nuptials over the past few decades, from former love-team pairings to even politicians.
Hayden Kho and Vicki Belo
Wedding date: September 3, 2017
Easily one of the most talked-about weddings of the year, Hayden
Yilmaz Bektas and Ruffa Gutierrez
Wedding date: March 25, 2003
Believe it or not, these two first crossed paths at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2000. They tied the knot at the NBC Tent, which was filled with 800 guests,
Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera
Wedding date: December 30, 2014
Dubbed the "Royal Wedding" in 2014, the "Primetime King and Queen" exchanged vows at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Quezon City, with a massive LCD screen set up outside the venue for fans outside. The only thing more glittery than their guest list (which included then-President Benigno Aquino III, Vilma Santos, Kris Aquino, and Ben Chan) was Marian's P2 million-lace gown by Michael Cinco. The reception was held at the Mall of Asia Arena, which also housed their 12-foot wedding cake and a special short film by director Joyce Bernal.
Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres
Wedding date: April 28, 1998
It was a love story that began on the set of a Lux commercial. Their fairytale wedding took place at the Saints Peter and Paul Church in Lucy's hometown of Ormoc, Leyte. The pre-wedding prep famously included commemorative shirts for fans that said, "I was there at the Richard-Lucy wedding, Ormoc City, April 28, 1998." As for guests' giveaways, Lucy prepared a 16-song mixtape comprising handpicked tracks that were special to their relationship. The couple reportedly had three receptions: One for the workers of the Torres family's hacienda, a motorcade and party for 1,000 guests at the Ormoc Super Dome for local residents and fans, and a simultaneous reception for the actual wedding guests.
Aga Muhlach and Charlene Gonzales
Wedding date: May 28, 2001
For this celebrity wedding, celebrations began with a three-day golf tournament at Camp John Hay in Baguio City with fellow showbiz personalities. Their actual ceremony at the St. Joseph the Worker Parish was televised live and had an impressive entourage that included Fernando Poe Jr., Sen. Loren Legarda, Vilma Santos, Lily Monteverde, Charo Santos-Concio, and ABS-CBN chairman Gabby Lopez. Charlene looked radiant as she walked down the aisle in an off-shoulder number with a four-meter train. The seven-layer wedding cake was the reception's scene-stealing centerpiece, created by the bride's mother over the span of seven months.
Gabby Concepcion and Sharon Cuneta
Wedding date: September 23, 1984
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Chiz Escudero and Heart Evangelista
Wedding date: February 15, 2015
This couple's posh wedding weekend took place at Balesin Island, beginning with a celebration of Heart's birthday and
Mar Roxas and Korina Sanchez
Wedding date: October 27, 2009
What do you get when a senator and a broadcast journalist tie the knot? Easily one of the swankiest and talked-about weddings of the year. Although the political timing wasn't lost on several observers—a month before Mar was expected to file candidacy to run as vice president—an estimated 3,000 guests still filled the Sto. Domingo Church, a mix of political and showbiz personalities. Outside, a crowd of 2,000 people witnessed the
Jules Ledesma and Assunta De Rossi
Wedding date: March 14, 2004
This whirlwind romance was the talk of the town even before the bride walked down the aisle. Her family publicly opposed the then-19-year-old actress' live-in relationship with the 41-year-old congressman from Negros Occidental. They were married twice, first in a grandiose civil ceremony that was aired on ABS-CBN and two years later, an actual ceremony at Sanctuario de San Antonio. The latter served as a reunion for the bride and her estranged family and the guests were less showbiz and more high-society and political personalities. The reception was held at the Rizal Ballroom of Makati Shangri-La, which housed 700 guests.
Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barretto
Wedding date: March 26, 2007
A rocky and controversial beginning didnât stop this couple from tying the knot
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