They tied the knot at a mountain resort in Bagac, Bataan, on November 11, 2021.
Here, PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) lists five sweet moments from their wedding day.
1. BOTH BRIDE AND GROOM SHED HAPPY TEARS
The love between Derek and Ellen was never clearer for everyone than that moment when they first laid eyes on each other before the wedding march.
Before the walk down the aisle, Ellen stood there for a moment, lovely in her bridal gown, wiping away happy tears.
The moment must have felt surreal for the actress who said many times in the past that she could not see herself ever getting married.
Standing by the altar was Derek, looking intently at Ellen, himself in tears.
Derek had said that he wasn't thinking of getting into a relationship when he met Ellen.
But after barely one month after almost daily hanging out with her and their friends, he found himself wanting to marry her.
Little wonder. Their free-spirited Instagram posts showed them in perfect compatibility—sharing fun habits, celebrating occasions, pranking each other, acting like kids, and sounding free to be crazy.
2. FIRST KISS AS HUSBAND AND WIFE
The first kiss of Derek and Ellen as a married couple sealed their commitment to love each other forever.
The whole thing registered like a dreamy scene from a movie.
Derek cupped Ellen's face, looked into her eyes, and gave her a gentle and close-mouthed kiss that lasted six seconds.
Then they hugged each other like they would not let go.
After which Derek made the move to kiss Ellen on the forehead, turning the scene even dreamier.
3. when ELLEN MET DEREK AT THE ALTAR
It was definitely a romantic moment when the bride and the groom had their first encounter at the altar.
Ellen flashed Derek a dazzling smile.
Derek flashed a small laugh directed at himself, most likely to hide his nervousness, before taking a step toward Ellen.
Derek really looked like he was trying not to lose it, all the way to the moment when he kissed Angel's mom, Meriam, on the cheek and shook Teodorico's hands.
Then it was Ellen's turn to kiss Derek's parents.
4. THEir crazy sweet FIRST DANCE
Of course, the wedding would not be complete without Ellen and Derek's usual crazy antics when they're around each other.
For their first dance at the reception, they had guests laughing when they—Derek first, then Ellen—cupped each other's bums before the song could get started.
Then the wedding singer began singing "Can't Help Falling In Love."
With their arms around each other, Derek and Ellen slow-danced to the beautiful love song.
5. DEREK AND ELLEN'S SEXY KISS
If they had a chaste kiss during the wedding ceremony, Derek and Ellen heated things up at the wedding party.
At the reception, the couple did this sexy pose for lensman Pat Dy.