A mix of glamour and power marked the wedding of Ara Mina and Dave Almarinez today, June 30, 2021.
The couple's friends in showbiz and politics drove all the way to Baguio City to witness their special day at the Alphaland Baguio Mountain Lodges Chapel in the country's summer capital.
Among the principal sponsors at the wedding are the bigwigs in the entertainment industry: Reality Films producer Dondon Monteverde; Viva Films producer Vic del Rosario Jr.; ABS-CBN COO for broadcast Cory Vidanes; Megastar Sharon Cuneta-Pangilinan, and GMA executive Redgie Magno.
Here are some of the stars PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) spotted at the wedding of Ara and Dave:
Barbie Imperial, one of the bridesmaids, at the wedding venue with her boyfriend Diego Loyzaga.
Sunshine Cruz and long-time partner Macky Mathay in attendance.
They would not miss this wedding for the world. They were introduced by Ara, who also happens to be Macky's half-sister.
The bridesmaids: Miss Grand International 2020 first runner-up Samantha Bernardo...
Melissa Ricks, JC Parker...
and Jenny Miller.
Among the guests: Actress Patricia Javier with her American husband, Dr. Rob Walcher...
couple Dingdong Avanzado and Jessa Zaragoza with their daughter Jayda Avanzado in the center...
and Martin Nievera.
Celebrity chef Jose Sarasola was one of Dave's groomsmen.
There, too, to express good wishes to the bride was Bulacan Mayor Patrick Meneses, Ara's ex-boyfriend and the dad of her six-year-old daughter Mandy.
Jan Marini and Ara's sisters Cristine Reyes and Heidi Gatmaytan served as the bride's Matrons of Honor.
Former Senate President Manny Villar Jr., his wife Senator Cynthia Villar, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, and Senator Richard Gordon were also invited to the wedding.
Also part of the guest list: Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, Senator Ralph Recto, and his wife Lipa Congresswoman Vilma Santos-Recto.
The wedding of Ara and Dave was the first time during the pandemic that a star-studded event was held at the Alphaland Baguio Mountain Lodges Chapel in Baguio City.
And to be sure, all the wedding guests tested negative for COVID-19.
ED'S NOTE: Face masks were removed for a few seconds during picture taking. Proper physical distancing was also observed.