Socialite Tessa Prieto-Valdes and husband Dennis Valdes celebrate their 25th civil wedding anniversary with a vow renewal today, June 24.
The couple mounts their African-themed vow renewal ceremony at the Santuario de San Antonio Parish in Makati City.
Here they are, walking hand in hand for their wedding march.
One of their closest friends, Tim Yap, captures the moment on video, and shares it on his Instagram feed.
He writes, "The most unique wedding march ever—Tessa and Dennis’ 25th! #DandTLove25
"Watch Tessa Prieto-Valdes’ (@seaprincess888) wearing @rajolaurel at their African themed wedding march (complete with African characters!) with husband Dennis Valdes (@hkpirate) Wakanda and Love Forever!"
Tessa channels her inner "Queen of Wakanda" in her multi-colored and multi-layered custom-made gown by House of Laurel.
In an Instagram post, the designer, Rajo Laurel, expresses how happy he is to create the gown for Tessa.
His caption reads, "My dear friend @seaprincess888 is celebrating her 25th wedding anniversary to @hkpirate the theme is very close to our hearts. AFRICA! We @houseoflaurel happily obliged. #couture #tropafrica [heart emojis] #dandtlove25."
For his part, Dennis wears a traditional African attire with tribal details.
After the ceremony, Tessa and Dennis hold their Safari-themed reception at the Manila Polo Club.
Some of their celebrity guests include Drs. Hayden Kho Jr. and Vicki Belo.
The couple's daughter, Scarlet Snow, is also present.
Cristalle Belo-Pitt also attends Tessa and Dennis's 25th wedding anniversary with her son Hunter.
Dawn Zulueta and daughter Ayisha Lagdameo wear twinning outfits to the occasion.
Tessa and Dennis got married in 1994, after six months of dating.
In 2014, their 20th wedding anniversary, they renewed their vows with a Game of Thrones-themed ceremony.
They have four children namely Bryan, 33, Tyrone, 23, Annika, 19, and Athena, 14.