Friday, December 24, 2010

Manila 2010: Sunset wedding for Filipino celebrity couple

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The bride wore a flaming red gown, her signature colour, to her wedding.

Filipino singer-actress Regine Velasquez, who tied the knot Wednesday (December 22) with long-time boyfriend, singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid, "derives power from that colour," her friend, fashion designer Rajo Laurel, told the Philippine Daily Inquirer by phone.

The off-shoulder outfit was a creation of Monique Lhuiller, the US-based Filipino designer who has also designed gowns for Hollywood celebrities Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Kristen Stewart and Hillary Duff.

Alcasid's gray suit was by Filipino designer Randy Ortiz. "I have nothing against the barong Tagalog (traditional men's formal wear). It's just that parang mas pogi kasi ako (I look more dashing in a suit)," he told the Inquirer in a previous interview.

The ceremony was held at The Peak, Terrazas de Punta Fuego Resort, Nasugbu, Batangas province, about two hours outside Manila.

The wedding was set in time for the sunset. "A thousand butterflies were released while Regine was walking down the aisle. They all clung to her. It was an amazing sight," Laurel said. "Everyone cried when the couple exchanged their marriage vows."

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