By CHERRY SUN
Around 700 guests including big names from politics and show business
arrived at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral to witness the union of the Kapuso Primetime Royal Couple while hundreds also gathered outside to observe the ceremony through an LCD screen.
His Excellency President Benigno Aquino III led the prominent personalities in attendance at the wedding. His sister Kris Aquino was also at the nuptials.
Ninong Vic Sotto arrived with girl friend Pauleen Luna. Also present were Lolit Solis, German Moreno, Richard Gomez and wife Congresswoman Lucy Torres-Gomez, Ai Ai delas Alas, QC Mayor Herbert Bautista, Mother Lily Monteverde and flower girl Ryzza Mae Dizon.
Before the start of the ceremony, Dabarkads Anjo Yllana shared on 24 Oras why he thinks Dingdong and Marian are a perfect match.
He said, “Siyempre maganda, pangalawa mabait, pangatlo mabungisngis. Siyempre masarap kasama 'pag masaya ‘yung taong kasama mo eh kaya lahat-lahat na nasa kanya na siguro. Suwerte naman sila dahil si Dong guwapo rin, mabait.”
Ninang Helen Gamboa imparted an advice for the couple, “To make God the center of their life.”
“Basta manatili lang silang magkaibigan all the time, ayos ‘yan. Remain friends,” was Mike Enriquez’s words of wisdom.
He also concurred with the maxim “happy wife, happy life” saying, “Oo naman, syempre naman. Si Marian at si Dong, just right for each other kaya wala akong kaduda-dudang pang habang-buhay na ‘to.”
Manay Lolit shared her well-wishes, “Sana magkaroon sila ng maraming anak dahil maganda ‘yung lahi nila.
“Siyempre kung ano ‘yung susumpain nila sa ating Panginoon, sa harap ng dambana, na magsasama sa hirap at ginhawa,” Kuya Germs added.
Aleng Maliit also sent her greetings, “Congratulations kay Dingdong and Ate Marian.”
Hours earlier, the avid fans and loyal supporters of Dingdong and Marian assembled at the Church. Six members each from the different fan clubs were given passes inside.
Yoli Herrera, president of DongYan Exclusive Fan Club could not almost contain her happiness for the opportunity given to them.
She said, “Talagang pinaghandaan namin ‘to, ‘tong baro naming ‘to pinatahi namin. Talagang excited na excited kami. Pinapanood lang namin sila sa taping na ikinakasal pero ngayon talagang personal na totoong ikakasal sila kaya ‘yung puso ko walang mapagsidlan ng kaligayahan.”
The rest of the supporters, on the other hand, were content to observe from outside the Church.
“Kasi love namin ‘yung DongYan,” said a fan who flew all the way from Capiz.
“Dahil paboritong paborito namin sila. Siyempre para mauna kami, masaksihan namin ‘yung ‘I do’,” added another fan from the Capiz.
Another supporter from the crowd remarked about Marian, “Para siyang si Princess Diana.”
“Wala nang hihigit pa kay Marian,” said another one.