Intimate weddings are now the new normal.
These celebrities and their partners proved that even a pandemic could not stop them from celebrating their love and commitment to one another.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) lists simple and solemn celebrity weddings that happened this 2021.
JENNYLYN MERCADO AND DENNIS TRILLO
In a YouTube vlog, the long-time couple revealed that there were unforeseen circumstances that almost marred the important occasion, such as bringing the wrong wedding ring box, the rain, and the one-hour delay.
But to them, the only thing that mattered was, “Tuloy ang kasal.”
Associate Justice Jhosep Lopez of the Supreme Court presided over the simple ceremony.
The couple announced their engagement and Jen's pregnancy to the public on October 29, 2021.
MARK HERRAS AND NICOLE DONESA
The Kapuso stars tied the knot in a simple civil wedding officiated by Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte.
They initially planned for the civil wedding to take place last year, but due to the pandemic and Nicole's American citizenship, they had to settle a lot of things beforehand.
JULIANA PALERMO AND JOEL CRABTREE
The ceremony took place shortly after Joel asked Juliana to get married.
The couple celebrated their wedding with their sons, Ace Christian and Jack Alexander.
ANGEL LOCSIN AND NEIL ARCE
Angel Locsin began her road to forever with Neil Arce in a civil wedding officiated by Taguig City Mayor Lino Cayetano last July 26, 2021.
Angel was cool bride dressed in a white top, black jeans, and sneakers on her wedding day. Neil was similarly dressed in a black and white OOTD.
According to the groom, he promised to give his bride her “dream wedding” because Angel did not experience going to prom and having a debut.
The couple made their relationship public in February 2018, and got engaged in June 2019.
YAM CONCEPCION AND MIGUEL CUUNJIENG
Their six-year long-distance relationship culminated into a civil ceremony held on July 24, 2021 aboard a yacht that sailed on the Hudson River in New York City.
RACHEL PETERS AND MIGZ VILLAFUERTE
The couple got engaged in November 2019, but had to postpone the wedding because of the pandemic.
BIANCA KING AND RALPH WINTLE
The actress did not give further details of the simple wedding ceremony that was held in their living room.
In an Instagram post dated June 4, she wrote, “Exactly what we wanted. Low-key, quick, inexpensive, stress-free and barefoot. Nothing beats the comfort of your own home.”
Ralph is the younger brother of Ben Wintle, the husband of actress Iza Calzado.
DIONNE MONSANTO AND RYAN STALDER
Dionne Monsanto was a practical bride as she donned a simple off-shoulder wedding corset she bought online for PHP300.
She wrote on her Instagram post, “As I’ve gotten older, I realize more and more that things are just things. That I don’t need a lot to be happy. That love & respect from people I love are more important than any material possession. [white heart emoji]”
The couple had been friends since 2007, but only began dating in 2018.
SAM PINTO AND ANTHONY SEMERAD
Sam and Anthony's wedding by the bay took place on March 8, at the Conrad Manila's roof deck.
The small ceremony was witnessed by four guests, and a simple after-wedding celebration was held with the sun set and Manila Bay as the backdrop.
BETH TAMAYO AND ADAM HUTCHINSON
The actress said in an Instagram post, “We even used a toolbox as our laptop stand! So classy!"
JESSY MENDIOLA AND LUIS MANZANO
Luis' parents, Edu Manzano and Lipa City Congresswoman Vilma Santos, and his stepfather Senator Ralph Recto were in attendance. Only 20 guests were invited to witness the civil wedding ceremony.
While many know Luis as a man of humor, he was teary-eyed and overwhelmed with joy when he saw Jessy walking down the aisle.
GWEN ZAMORA AND DAVID SEMERAD
The couple was originally scheduled to tie the knot on June 6, 2020, but they postponed the ceremony in light of the pandemic.
Their one-year-old son, Cooper John, was present at the wedding.
David Semerad is the twin brother of Anthony Semerad, who is also his teammate in the basketball team TNT Tropang Giga and the husband of Sam Pinto.
ROCCO NACINO AND MELISSA GOHING
The secret intimate wedding happened on January 21, 2021.