Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera are now officially married.
Based on the live coverage of YES! Magazine managing editor Anna Pingol, the couple was pronounced husband and wife at exactly 4:10 P.M. today, December 30.
The wedding ceremony was officiated by Bishop Honesto Ongtioco at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Cubao, Quezon City.
Marian was all smiles as she walked down the aisle on her own at first.
The Kapuso Primetime Queen was every inch the stunning bride in her Swarovski-studded Michael Cinco gown with matching bejeweled tiara as part of her headpiece.
But before reaching Dingdong’s side, Marian was ushered by her parents Francisco Javier Gracia and Amalia Rivera.
Marian was also greeted by her Lola Francisca, who shed tears upon seeing the radiant bride.
The groom, for his part, was obviously in high spirits as he waited for Marian at the end of the altar.
During the ceremony, Bishop Teodoro Bacani delivered the Homily about eternal love between a married couple.
"Ang teleserye ay may katapusan, ito ay may katapusan din. Ang katapusan ay ang walang hanggan,” said Bishop Bacani, who was reportedly the closest among the eight bishops who co-celebrated the wedding ceremony.
For their wedding vows, Dingdong and Marian uttered the traditional Roman Catholic wedding vows: “For better or for worse… until death do us part.”
When they were about to exchange their first kiss as husband and wife, Marian laughed a little before she and Dingdong finally sealed their promise of forever with a kiss.
The couple even fist-bumped and laughed at each other, proving that they’re not just lovers but also the best of friends.
After the mandatory photo-ops at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, the couple went straight to the wedding reception at MOA Arena.
The main entrance of the venue featured a mobile bar where guests were welcomed with cocktail drinks.
Inside the lobby, Dingdong and Marian’s favorite food, movies, and date places were written in floor-to-ceiling calligraphy panels, which also served as a photo wall for new arrivals.
The patron area of MOA Arena was transformed into a huge ballroom with what seemed to be like handcrafted chandeliers, beautifully-arranged long tables and floral centerpieces.
Interestingly, the seven-course-meal includes “sinigang na hipon ni Marian,” which happens to be her specialty dish.
The program will be hosted by Bettina Carlos and Gabby Eigenmann.