FIRST LOOK: Ara Mina stunning in her princess-cut wedding gown

by Nikko Tuazon
Jun 30, 2021
Ara Mina
Ara Mina looks stunning as she walks down the aisle in her bridal ball gown designed by Leo Almodal.
PHOTO/S: @abtkurniawan / @leoalmodal on Instagram

Ara Mina was a sight to behold as she walked down the aisle to meet her groom Dave Almarinez at the wedding altar.

The actress and the Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC) undersecretary tied the knot on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, in a star-studded ceremony held at the Alphaland Baguio Mountain Lodges Chapel in Baguio City.

Ara looked like a princess in her bridal ball gown designed by couturier Leo Almodal.

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The bodice, full skirt, and sheer sleeves of the wedding gown are studded with Swarovski crystals.

Just as awesome are the overflowing bridal train and veil.

Ara Mina

In an Instagram post after the wedding, Leo shared his experience working with Ara.

He wrote, "Down to Earth, kind, easy to work with and very professional. It was her idea and her dream and my job is to bring her vision to life!

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"Like a Fairy Godfather listening to a princess who is becoming a queen in her own right. Working with Aramina is pleasure and privelege [heart emojis]"

Leo went on and shared some details about the gown he designed for Ara.

The designer said, "The Regal Beauty @therealaramina wearing a Leo Almodal Bridal Masterpiece that is intricately handcrafted and fully crystallized to perfection; from the elaborate neckpiece, bodice, sleeves to the hem!

"Baroque Rococo inspired princess ball dress. Corseted and cinched to emphasize her tiny waistline of 23"! A true fairytale and a royal wedding indeed!"

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Ara's wedding gown was a gift from her younger sisters, Heidi Gatmaytan and Cristine Reyes.

Both wanted to give their ate her dream gown, Ara being the eldest and the last among their siblings to get married.

The groom looked dapper in his royal blue suit by Francis Libiran.

Dave Almarinez suit

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Ara's six-year-old daughter Mandy, a little princess clad in the miniature version of her mom's wedding dress.

Ara Mina daughter

Celebrity make-up artist Albert Kurniawan and his team were in charge of Ara's soft glam beauty look. Her hair was done by celebrity hairstylist Raymond Mateo.

The lily of the valley bouquet that Ara held in her hands during her bridal walk was masterfully put together by events stylist Gideon Hermosa.

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Ara Mina looks stunning as she walks down the aisle in her bridal ball gown designed by Leo Almodal.
PHOTO/S: @abtkurniawan / @leoalmodal on Instagram
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