Three Philippine presidents among principal sponsors at Sarah Lahbati-Richard Gutierrez wedding

by Nikko Tuazon
Mar 4, 2020
Sarah Lahbati and Richard Gutierrez are tying the knot this March 14, Saturday, at a luxury hotel in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
PHOTO/S: Shaira Luna

Sarah Lahbati and Richard Gutierrez have already sent out the invitations for their upcoming wedding.

The couple is scheduled to tie the knot on March 14, Saturday, at a luxury hotel in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Photos of the couple's wedding invitation reveal a star-studded wedding entourage.

Some of the biggest names in politics, business, and showbiz are set to celebrate the couple's marriage.

For one, three Philippine presidents are coming: President Rodrigo Duterte, and former Presidents Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Joseph Estrada.

ABS-CBN executives are also listed as principal sponsors, namely the Kapamilya network's President and CEO Carlo Lopez Katigbak, Chairman Mark Lopez, and Chief Operating Ofiicer for Broadcast Cory Vidanes.

GMA-7's Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon and his wife Teresa M. Gozon are also expected to attend.

Movie moguls Vicente del Rosario Jr. and Lily Monteverde are also among the principal sponsors.

Sarah and Richard's list of principal sponsors also include Aivee Group's Drs. Z and Aivee Teo, Suyen Corporation's Chairman and CEO Ben Chan, First Life Financial Co., Inc.'s President and CEO Peter G. Coyiuto, and construction tycoons Philip Cruz and Alice Eduardo.


Here is the full list of the couple's principal sponsors:

  • President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Former President Ma. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
  • Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III and Mrs. Helen Gamboa Sotto
  • Secretary Narciso Santiago, Jr. and Senator Cynthia Villar
  • Secretary Salvador S. Panelo and Ma. Rosario Santos Concio
  • Senator Emmanuel D. Pacquiao & Mrs. Jinkee J. Pacquiao
  • Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa and Mrs. Mariquita S. Yeung
  • Congressman Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez and Congresswoman Yedda Marie K. Romualdez
  • Congressman Jesus “Bong” C. Suntay and Mrs. Sheila G. Suntay
  • Mayor Richard I. Gomez and Congresswoman Lucy T. Gomez
  • Mayor Luis “Chavit” Singson and Mrs. Sharon Cuneta Pangilinan
  • Former President Joseph E. Estrada and Mrs. Lily Yu Monteverde
  • Mr. Carlo Lopez Katigbak and Mayor Arlene B. Arcillas
  • Mr. Mark Lagdameo Lopez and Mrs. Marissa E. Laude
  • Atty. Felipe L. Gozon and Mrs. Teresa M. Gozon
  • Mr. Vicente del Rosario, Jr. and Ms. Maria Lourdes “Malou” N. Santos
  • Mrs. Carlos S. Gonzalez and Mrs. Nenita R. Licaros
  • Mr. Kevin Andrew L. Tan and Ms. Lovelyn M. Nuevo
  • Dr. Z’Shen “Z” Teo and Dra. Aivee Aguilar Teo
  • Mr. Julio A. Ledesma IV and Mrs. Maria Assunta Ledesma
  • Mr. Ben L. Chan and Ms. Cory V. Vidanes
  • Mr. Jaime G. Baltazar and Mrs. Mary Ann B. Opeña
  • Mr. Rajiv Chandiramani and Ms. Alice G. Eduardo
  • Mr. Peter G. Coyiuto and Ms. Clavel B. Bendaña
  • Mr. Dominic Zapanta and Ms. Cathy O. Valencia
  • Mr. Felipe A. Cruz, Jr. and Mrs. Ching C. Cruz

Sarah and Richard's secondary sponsors are Aga and Charlene Muhlach (Candle), Robin and Mariel Padilla (Veil), and Vice Ganda and Angel Locsin (Cord).

Richard's Best Men are his brothers Raymond and Elvis. Sarah's picks for her Maids of Honor are Gladees Bermudez and Queenie Neuner. Meanwhile, Elvis's wife Alexa Uichico and Ruffa Gutierrez are the Matrons of Honor.

Sarah and Richard's two sons also have special roles during the ceremony: Zion will be the coin bearer and Kai will be the ring bearer.

Flower Girls Aria Gutierrez, Ezra Gutierrez, and Kara Gabrielle Audine Enriquez are going to open the aisle for the bride.

The groomsmen are Rocky Gutierrez, Ritchie Paul Gutierrez, Sean Fariñas, Adrien Uichico, Mikko Inocando, Charlie Leviste, Miguel Umali, Tonton Gutierrez, Monching Gutierrez, Eugene Enriquez, and Scott Gutsy Tuason

The bridesmaids are: Boom Sason, Bela Padilla, Graciela Chiara Pesito, Janine Gutierrez, Sambie Rodriguez-Tung, Yassi Pressman, Vicki Chandiramani, Mikaela Martinez, Coleen Garcia Crawford, and Karraminah Clarisse Jefri Bolkiah.


Completing the couple's entourage are David Gutierrez and Simone Enriquez as Junior Groomsmen and sisters Lorin and Venice Gutierrez as Junior Bridesmaids.

Sarah and Richard were engaged at the majestic Zermatt Matterhorn in Switzerland on March 21, 2017.

They announced their engagement on July 31, 2017.

Sarah and Richard officially became a couple in 2012.

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Sarah Lahbati and Richard Gutierrez are tying the knot this March 14, Saturday, at a luxury hotel in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
PHOTO/S: Shaira Luna
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