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2023 Wrapped: All the celebrity weddings that showed us the meaning of love

By Melanie Uson Published Dec 29, 2023 6:54 pm

Amid the shocking (and truly heartbreaking) breakups and cheating scandals, these celebrity couples survived the test of time and proved that 2023 is still a year of love. 

Weddings are one of the most magical life events one can experience in their lifetime. These celebrity couples, lowkey or not, gave not only butterflies but hope that true love will come at the right place and right time. 

From Alodia Gosiengfiao and Christopher Quimbo’s fairytale-like wedding, and Chris Evans and Alba Baptista’s lowkey nuptials, to Maja Salvador and Rambo Nuñez’s star-studded destination wedding, check out below your favorite celebrities’ wedding that got us all kilig! 

Alodia Gosiengfiao and Christopher Quimbo   
Photo from Alodia Quimbo (@alodia)/ Instagram

The Philippines' cosplay queen Alodia and her businessman beau Christopher Quimbo had their best Valentine’s Day of their lifetime as they said their "I Do's" in a Christian wedding ceremony on Feb. 14 at the Grand Ballroom of Marriott Hotel in Pasay City. 

The events place was transformed by events stylist Gideon Hermosa into a magical fairyland filled with white flowers, hanging floral installations, fairy lights, and a grand botanical backdrop. 

Further making it special, the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra played the Final Fantasy 7 battle theme: Those Who Fight by Nobuo Uematsu which made the crowd, mostly consisting of gamers and cosplayers, go wild. 

Alodia announced her engagement to Christopher in July last year after four months of being together. Over a month after their wedding, the newlyweds shared in a vlog that they hope to have their children soon. 

Pia Wurtzbach and Jeremy Jauncey  
Photo from Pat Dy (patdy11) via Jeremy Jauncey (jeremyjauncey) / Instagram

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and her businessman partner Jeremy Jauncey officially got married on Mar. 24 in an intimate ceremony held in North Island, an exclusive private island located in Seychelles. 

The couple savored the first few months of their married life before announcing the good news in May, where she shared snippets of their intimate nuptial.  

Pia and Jeremy confirmed their relationship when they were featured on the cover of Philippine Tatler's June 2020 issue. They got engaged in May 2022 during their staycation on luxury island Amanpulo in Palawan. 

Apart from enjoying their married life, the couple continues to thrive in their solo career; In September, Pia launched her first novel Queen of the Universe. She also shared her plans to release a self-help book soon. 

Lee Seung Gi and Lee Da In 
Photo from 9 Ato Entertainment (9ato_ent) / Instagram

Korean actors Lee Seung Gi and Lee Da In also made the fans kilig outside the K-drama world when they got married in real life on Apr. 7. 

The couple tied the knot in a private ceremony, surrounded by the couple’s friends in and out of the showbiz industry. It was hosted by Running Man star Yoo Jae Suk and Lee Soo Geun, while singer Lee Juck served as their wedding singer.  

One of the special highlights of the wedding is when Seung-gi serenaded his wife with his song Will You Marry Me?

Although fans expressed their best wishes to the newlyweds, some expressed their disapproval of their relationship, pointing out Da In’s family controversy in the stock manipulation scandal years ago. Days after the wedding, the actor addressed the backlash, saying that the hate was “unfair” especially when it is rooted in misinformation. 

“I do not ask for you to bless [my] marriage. Just please watch over us. I will live and share with Lee Da In. I believe that is the best that I can do," Seung Gi previously said. 

The couple first confirmed their relationship in 2021. In early February, Lee Seung-gi announced their engagement through a handwritten letter on Instagram. 

Maja Salvador and Rambo Nuñez 
Photo from Maja Salvador (@maja) / Instagram

Proving that love is sweeter (and magical) the second time around, Maja Salvador and Rambo Nuñez began their lifetime journey together on Jul. 31. 

The pair tied the knot in a star-studded wedding at the Ocean Front Chapel of The Apurva Kempinski Bali in Indonesia. Celebrities who graced the affair include Kathryn Bernardo, Janella Salvador, and Maine Mendoza who were among the bridesmaids; also in the event were Nicole Andresson, and brothers Rayven and Rodjun Cruz.

Just a day before their wedding, they held a welcome dinner for their nearest and dearest, including showbiz friends like Laureen Uy, Sarah Lahbati, Richard Gutierrez, Joshua Garcia, and Dr. Aivee Teo, among others. They spent their honeymoon on a lavish Europe trip riding the luxurious Venice Simplon-Orient-Express private train. 

Maja and Rambo first got into a relationship in 2010, but called it quits a few months later. 

The celebrity couple confirmed their rekindled romance in March 2019 and has remained strong since. They announced their engagement in April 2022. 

The two have been enjoying their married life traveling in and outside their business affairs. They announced they are expecting their first child together early in December.

Maine Mendoza and Arjo Atayde  
Photo from Maine Mendoza Atayde (mainedcm) / Instagram

Maine Mendoza proved that manifesting works after tying the knot with her longtime crush and forever partner, Arjo Atayde.  

The celebrity lovebirds exchanged "I Do's" at the Alphaland Baguio Mountain Lodges Chapel in Baguio City on Jul. 28—the same month and date Maine tweeted “Arjo cutie” in 2013 and their first meeting in 2018.

Before the big day, the couple delighted the fans with a series of “unconventional” prenup photos in Las Vegas, showing their fun, goofy side. 

The two got engaged in July 2022 after being together for over three years. 

Lovi Poe and Monty Blencowe 
Photo from Lovi Poe Blencowe (@lovipoe) / Instagram

Another stunning destination wedding of this year was actress Lovi Poe and British film producer Monty Blencowe’s picturesque countryside nuptials held on Aug. 27 at the Cliveden House in England. 

Lovi looked ethereal on their special day wearing a Victorian-inspired wedding gown styled by Adrianne Concepcion.  

Familiar faces in the entertainment scene made it a point to be with the couple as they exchanged “I do’s” and celebrated their love on their big day, including Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho, Bela Padilla, Rhian Ramos and Sam Verzosa, and her half-sister, politician Grace Poe.  

Lovi and Monty went public about their romance in 2019 and have stayed lowkey ever since. In August, Lovi confirmed that she has long been engaged to her non-showbiz boyfriend. 


Chris Evans and Alba Baptista 
Photo from Chris Evans (@chrisvans) / Instagram

Chris Evans, the star behind MCU’s Captain America, has found his forever home with actress Alba Baptista

Entertainment portal Page Six exclusively reported on Sept. 11 (Philippine time) that the couple officially tied the knot, keeping it simple and private in an intimate ceremony held in their home in Massachusetts.

According to a source, the nuptials were “locked down tight.” Guests were also asked to sign NDAs and surrender their phones to keep the affair private.

Aside from their nearest and dearest, Chris’ fellow Marvel stars like Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, and Jeremy Renner also supposedly attended the affair. 

Over a month after the wedding, Chris confirmed their marriage during a panel interview at New York City Comic Con, showing off his ring and opening up a little about wedding planning. 

The two went Instagram official in January this year with a video compilation of them scaring each other in 2022. They also shared a sweet couple of snaps on Valentine’s Day the following month.

LJ Reyes and Philip Evangelista 
Photo from Nice Print Photography via LJ Reyes (@lj_reyes) / Instagram

After her controversial heartbreak, LJ Reyes had her prayers answered when she got married to her non-showbiz beau Philip Evangelista on Oct. 8 (Philippine time). 

The two exchanged vows in an intimate garden wedding at The Bevin House, a Victorian mansion overlooking the lake in New York City. The ceremony was attended by their nearest and dearest. It was also livestreamed for their loved ones who weren't able to witness the affair in person.

The couple also made their followers kilig in their simple yet stunning prenup photos and video, as well as LJ’s appreciation posts to her man. 

The Kapuso star announced her engagement to Philip in May, quoting the bible verse of Jeremiah 29:11 NLT in the caption. "’For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’"

She moved to New York in September 2021 following her controversial breakup with Paolo Contis after a six-year relationship. They share a child named Summer. LJ also has a son named Aki with Paulo Avelino. 

Janeena Chan and Morgan Say  
Photo from Nice Print Photography via Janeena Chan (@janeenachan) / Instagram

Christmas literally came early for Janeena Chan and her non-showbiz partner Morgan Say who had a Christmas-themed wedding. 

After over a decade of being together, the lovely couple finally tied the knot at Santuario De San Jose Parish in Mandaluyong City on Dec. 2.

Big names in showbiz also attended the festive event, including power couple Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes, Bea Alonzo, content creators Small Laude with husband Philip, and David Guison. 

Staying true to their favorite holiday, Janeena's bouquet resembled a mistletoe, and thier grand wedding cake in a white and gold color motif had a Christmas tree topper. 

Ella Pangilinan and Enrique Miranda  

After six years of dating, Ella Pangilinan and her non-showbiz partner Enrique Miranda officially tied the knot in a Filipino-themed star-studded ceremony at the Puerta Real Gardens in Intramuros on Dec. 6. 

The special affair was attended by familiar faces in the showbiz and creatives industry, including Donny, Hannah, and Megastar Sharon Cuneta from the Pangilinan clan, and Kiana, “Mr. Pure Energy” Gary, and Gab from the Valenciano clan. Julia Barretto and journalist Karen Davila also graced the event. 

In December 2022, Ella announced her engagement to Enrique. 

In November, she held her Amalfi-inspired bridal shower attended by her family and friends, including her mom, Maricel, and sister, content creator Hannah Pangilinan. 

She also had a dreamy Despedida de Soltera, where her loved ones sent their love messages and surprised Ella with fun-filled performances to celebrate her journey en route to married life.