Stars are catching us by surprise lately, marrying in private and avoiding media brouhaha.
What’s also interesting is that December seems to be the new June as far as wedding schedules are concerned.
Is it the whiff of December breeze that these couples prefer? The festive and happy mood in the air?
Truly, these couples are changing the dynamics of the wedding calendar, making the Christmas season merrier as they marry in December!
JC Intal and Bianca Gonzalez
We all knew JC and Bianca were planning for a December wedding, but we didn’t know that the date and place would be kept secret.
They surprised the public with their announcement that they had tied the knot last December 4, at Lagen Island Resort in El Nido, Palawan, in a ceremony that we truly love.
It was followed by a grand wedding reception at the Araneta Coliseum on December 10.
The couple, as far as we know, was the first ever in showbiz to have a wedding reception at the Big Dome, a symbolic one being the venue for sports, JC's profession, and entertainment, Bianca's vocation.
Bianca wore an off-the-rack Rosa Clara wedding gown at the private wedding ceremony.
Have a hankie handy when you watch their wedding video.
Aiza Seguerra and Liza Diño
If JC and Bianca’s island wedding was kept under wrap, Aiza and Liza’s was even more private.
Held at a forest park in San Francisco, California, on December 8 (PST), it was attended only by a few friends and relatives, who shared the wedding photos on Instagram.
The wedding was also controversial as same-sex marriage is not legal and frowned upon by most people in the Philippines.
California is one of the few states that recognizes same-sex wedding in the United States.
Along with congratulatory messages from family, friends and fans, brickbats from netizens rained on the newlyweds.
Liza's response to bashers on Instagram, “If you're not used to it, then DEAL with it. If you can't stand it, then by all means, PLEASE leave us alone.”
Chito Miranda and Neri Naig
They first tied the knot in a civil ceremony at Vask, an upscale Spanish restaurant at the Bonifacio Global City.
The following day, their garden wedding was held in Tagaytay. Neri wore a creation by VeejayFloresca in the second wedding ceremony.
According to Angel Locsin's Instagram post, it was Ramon Bautista who “officiated” at the wedding.
Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera
For now, we're happy with this: an invitation to the wedding!