Weddings are always a cryfest for everybody. Truly, LJ Reyes's wedding brought everyone to tears especially when she was walking down the aisle.
Among all the wonderful things about their wedding, LJ's bridal walk had our eyes tearing up the most! Followed by LJ, her kids Aki and Summer first graced the aisle with their cute and dashing looks.
Wearing a simple yet elegant gown, LJ walked down the aisle to the tune of Savage Garden's I Knew I Loved You. Coming from a painful past relationship, the song seems to greatly resonate with LJ's love for her now-husband, Philip.
A part of the song goes, "Maybe it's intuition, but some things you just don't question. Like in your eyes, I see my future in an instant [...] I knew I loved you before I met you, I have been waiting all my life."
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In August 2021, LJ broke the news of her split with ex-partner Paolo Contis. At the same time, LJ moved to New York together with her two kids to start anew, and to live peacefully away from the limelight.
It was in May 2023 when LJ and Philip surprised the public with their engagement news on social media. Not long after, we saw their engagement photos, a prenup shoot, and a *tearjerking* pre-wedding video.
Aside from LJ and Philip's wedding, we also felt the love from some of our favorite local celebrity couples' wedding songs—and of course, we're sharing all the details with you!
Here are the most remarkable songs performed during our favorite local celebrities' bridal walks to their forever:
1. Lovi Poe and Monty Blencowe
Though the intimate wedding was abroad, it had a Pinoy touch with Lovi's song choice Pangarap Ko Ang Ibigin Ka by Regine Velasquez. Ogie Alcasid who composed the song, thanked Lovi via Instagram for making his song part of her wedding.
Lyrics we loved: "Pangarap ko ang ibigin ka, At sa habang panahon ikaw ay makasama, Ikaw na lang ang siyang kulang sa buhay kong ito, Pangarap ko ang ibigin ka."
2. Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff
Both music junkies, Anne Curtis, and Erwan Heussaff, chose a song that's very close to their hearts. After eight years of being together, the two tied the knot on November 12, 2017, in Queenstown, New Zealand.
The song Anne chose for their lovely garden wedding was The Cure's Just Like Heaven
Anne had her bridal walk together with her father James Curtis-Smith. Everyone turned emotional just by seeing Anne in her best-ever gown, walking toward the love of her life.
Lyrics we loved: "Strange as angels, Dancing in the deepest oceans, Twisting in the water, You're just like a dream."
3. Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo
Lyrics we loved: "Close the door, lay down upon the floor, And by candlelight, make love to me through the night, 'Cause I have runaway, I have runaway."
4. Heart Evangelista and Chiz Escudero
Prior to their heartwarming and tear-jerking vows, Heart walked down the aisle as Gary Valenciano's How Did You Know? played in the background.
Lyrics we loved: "My life started to change, I wake up each day feeling all right, With you right by my side, Makes me feel things, Will work out just fine."
5. Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes
Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes' wedding was one of the grandest celebrity weddings to date. The couple got married in Cubao Cathedral on the eve of New Year's Eve, December 30, 2014.
It became one of the most unforgettable and most talked-about events of the year with over a thousand guests. Plus, their reception was held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena!
But with all the glamor they had during that day, Dingdong still preferred his wife's unequaled bridal walk. In an Instagram post commemorating their 7th anniversary in 2021, the actor recalled seeing Marian down the aisle.
"One of the highlights of our wedding day for me was Marian's walk. She was accompanied by the majestic voices of the Ateneo and La Salle Boy's choir to the tune of Angelo Badalamenti's "The Beach" theme score, as orchestrated by my grade school music teacher Ms. Daisy Marasigan," Dingdong wrote.
Dingdong described Marian's bridal walk as his "tindig ng balahibo" moment for life.
Witness DongYan's glorious wedding ceremony highlights here:
6. Alodia Gosiengfiao and Christopher Quimbo
Here's another *monumental* wedding. Alodia Gosiengfiao and Christopher Quimbo's Final Fantasy-inspired ceremony is every gamer's dream! The couple tied the knot last February 14, 2023, at the Marriott Manila Hotel.
What made Alodia and Christopher's wedding more special was the fact that the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra was the one who performed every wedding song they had lined up. Of course, that included Alodia's Final Fantasy VII's bridal march song. It was so magical!
Alodia herself edited her 51-minute wedding vlog, and you have to see how majestic it was:
How about you? What would your choice of bridal march be?