DongYan wedding on GMA
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - January 17, 2015 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Bear witness to the union of the well-loved Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera and be part of one of the biggest wedding celebrations of 2014 as GMA Network gives viewers an exclusive pass via a two-part special tonight and on Jan. 24 at 8:15 p.m. after Magpakailanman.

The specials show the beautiful union between two people who love each other unconditionally. Dingdong and Marian’s love story is a testament that true, genuine love exists. Their marriage was finally sealed and sanctified by the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony as they pledged their love before God and be united forever in love.

Tonight, get a glimpse of the church ceremony — from the bride and groom’s wedding attire, the bride’s magical entrance, to their first kiss as a married couple. The special dubbed as Dingdong and Marian Wedding Special The Ceremony is the first of the two-part special.

The first part will feature the preparations and fun moments of Dingdong and Marian hours before they walk down the aisle as their close friends and families share their thoughts and wishes.

It will likewise give viewers an exclusive access to the people behind Dingdong’s success in fulfilling Marian’s dream wedding.

Viewers should watch out for the dramatic entrance of Dingdong inside the Immaculate Conception Cathedral but more importantly, the highlight of the ceremony, the stunning bride as she finally walks down the aisle in her fairytale wedding dress. Get also an exclusive look at the couple’s exchange of vows as they profess their absolute love for each other and the long-awaited magical kiss.

Meanwhile on Jan. 24, it couldn’t get any more magical as the network airs the second part of the special dubbed as Dingdong and Marian Wedding Special The Celebration.

Viewers will witness the celebration of love, joy, family and friendship with the Spanish-themed wedding reception held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

The special will feature a never-before released pre-wedding interview of the couple, their friends, celebrity guests as well as details from the creative team behind the  reception.

Viewers will hear the couple’s fairytale love story from their dearest friends and loved ones — Marian’s maids of honor Roxanne Barcelo, Ana Feleo and Joy Santos; and Dingdong’s groomsmen Marvin Lanuza, Harvey Camposano and Angelo Dantes, while Marian’s father, Francisco Javier Alonso Gracia, gives a touching message to his daughter.

Also, watch as the couple present their 3D-mapped wedding cake featuring the different pre-nuptial videos shot in Pampanga and Dubai, as well as the special short films made by one of the couple’s ninangs and their good friend, Bb. Joyce Bernal.

The part two will show Marian’s surprise for her groom while Dingdong surprises Marian with a special gift and a special performance by Marian’s favorite band, the Aegis.

The program was hosted by some of their closest friends — Gabby Eigenmann, Bettina Carlos, KC Montero, Tim Yap, Janno Gibbs and Ogie Alcasid with performances by Jaya, Christian Bautista, Noel Cabangon, Julie Anne San Jose, Gloc-9, Marc Abaya, Jay Durias and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid.

The two-part wedding special airs after Magpakailanman.

ANA FELEO AND JOY SANTOS BETTINA CARLOS CHRISTIAN BAUTISTA DANTES DINGDONG LOVE MARIAN SPECIAL WEDDING
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