Ara Mina-Dave Almarinez wedding: Glittery, star-studded

by Nikko Tuazon
Jun 30, 2021
Ara Mina
(Left frame) Barbie Imperial and boyfriend Diego Loyzaga, and (Right frame) Sunshine Cruz and boyfriend Macky Mathay are among the celebrity guests of newlyweds Ara Mina and Dave Almarinez (middle frame). Ara and Dave got married on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at the Alphaland Baguio Mountain Lodges Chapel in Baguio City.
PHOTO/S: Arniel Serato

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.

Barbie Imperial, DIego Loyzaga

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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.

Sunshine Cruz, Macky Mathay

The bridesmaids: Miss Grand International 2020 first runner-up Samantha Bernardo...

Samantha Bernardo

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Melissa Ricks, JC Parker...

Melissa Ricks, JC Parker

and Jenny Miller.

Jenny Miller

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Among the guests: Actress Patricia Javier with her American husband, Dr. Rob Walcher...

Patricia Javier

couple Dingdong Avanzado and Jessa Zaragoza with their daughter Jayda Avanzado in the center...

Dingdong Avanzado, Jayda Avanzado, Jessa Zaragoza

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and Martin Nievera.Ara Mina, Martin Nievera

Celebrity chef Jose Sarasola was one of Dave's groomsmen.

Jose Sarasola

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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.

Patrick Meneses

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.

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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.

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(Left frame) Barbie Imperial and boyfriend Diego Loyzaga, and (Right frame) Sunshine Cruz and boyfriend Macky Mathay are among the celebrity guests of newlyweds Ara Mina and Dave Almarinez (middle frame). Ara and Dave got married on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at the Alphaland Baguio Mountain Lodges Chapel in Baguio City.
PHOTO/S: Arniel Serato
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