6 Most Expensive Weddings in the Philippine History

7 Most Expensive Weddings in the Philippine History

Weddings are the most awaited event in every couple's life. People are looking forward to that event especially on those who are Public Figures and Celebrities. Such events are truly remarkable and historic. Today, we witness a different kind of Celebrity Weddings and netizens are delighted knowing the story behind every wedding. 

We gather the list of what we know the Most Expensive Weddings in the Philippine History.


Ferdinand Marcos and Imelda Romualdez, 1954. 
16 MILLION ADJUSTED BY INFLATION ( Actual cost 1-2 MILLION ) 

7 Most Expensive Weddings in the Philippine History

On May 1, 1954, Ferdinand Marcos and Imelda Romualdez were married at the Pro Cathedral of San Miguel in Manila, after being married in a civil ceremony in Baguio City. Though they seemed an unlikely match, Marcos being a Liberal and an Ilocano and Imelda being a Nacionalista by family tradition and a Waray-waray, he pursued her.

President Ramon Magsaysay, the principal sponsor, held the breakfast reception in MalacaƱang Palace, where about 3,000 of Manila's officials and social elite were invited.

7 Most Expensive Weddings in the Philippine History


They were celebrated by the media, their wedding publicized as the "Wedding of the Year"


Yong Larrazabal and Donna Cruz, 1998
24 MILLION ADJUSTED BY INFLATION, (during 90's more or less 8-9 million)

7 Most Expensive Weddings in the Philippine History


On September 19, 1998 Donna Cruz married her fiance Dr. Yong Larrazabal, an opthalmologist from Cebu. Donna and Yong got engaged February of the same year and after 7 months, they got married at the Basilica de San Sebastian Church in Manila. The reception followed at the Manila Hotel.

7 Most Expensive Weddings in the Philippine History



Yilmas Bektas and Ruffa Gutierrez, 2003
27 MILLION

7 Most Expensive Weddings in the Philippine History

Ruffa Gutierrez’s lavish wedding with Turkish businessman Yilmaz Bektas was enough to make any woman gush with envy. And given Yilmaz’s status as a dashing millionaire, According to Ruffa’s accounts, she and Yilmaz met for the first time on May 11, 2000, during the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Ruffa was working for a TV network at the time.

The two tied the knot in a grand ceremony at the NBC Tent in Taguig City in 2003. Ruffa halted her showbiz career to settle in Istanbul to be with her husband. Although Ruffa was very vocal in mentioning Yilmaz’s possessive and jealous nature during interviews, it never affected the public’s perception of a happy and abundant marriage complete with all the trappings of an affluent lifestyle.

7 Most Expensive Weddings in the Philippine History

Of course, we all know what happened. Unfortunately, Ruffa and Yilmaz bitterly parted ways and even exchanged hurtful words for several weeks, consequently exposing personal matters previously unknown to the public.


Vic Sotto and Pauleen Luna, 2016
83 MILLION

7 Most Expensive Weddings in the Philippine History

May-December love affairs can be seen as taboo, especially in a conservative society like the Philippines.

Vic Sotto, 61, and Pauleen Luna, 27, love knows no boundaries, and despite all the controversies and contradictions they finally got married on January 30 at St. James The Great Parish Church in Alabang. “Eat Bulaga” Dabarkads are in full force during the wedding.

7 Most Expensive Weddings in the Philippine History



Jules Ledesma and Assunta De Rossi, 2004
97 MILLION 

7 Most Expensive Weddings in the Philippine History

The Groom nearly forgot to kiss the bride, who had to remind him to seal their marriage vows with a kiss. And when he did, he had to tiptoe to reach her lips because she was easily a head taller than him.

The cameras then started flashing when actress Assunta de Rossi and Negros Occidental Rep. Jules Ledesma finally kissed at the end of their wedding ceremony on Sunday night at the Santuario de San Antonio Church in Forbes Park, Makati. The couple walked down the altar laughing at themselves.

7 Most Expensive Weddings in the Philippine History

Once inside the bridal car, a 1969 vintage Mercedez Benz 600, the couple were lost in a deep kiss that a television camera man dutifully recorded from the front seat.

Jules bought the bridal car from the brother of the bride's father in New York City for about P5 million. He had to pay another P2.5 million for taxes and P2 million for shipment.



Hayden Kho and Vicky Belo, 2017
500 MILLION

7 Most Expensive Weddings in the Philippine History

Amid scandals and the age difference (she is 61, he is 37), celebrity doctors Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho proves that love conquers all as they formally tie the knot in a grand, fairytale-like wedding at The American Church in Paris, France on September 2.

No less than Philippine showbiz royalty were in attendance – the bride, after all, is the go-to dermatologist for the stars.

7 Most Expensive Weddings in the Philippine History

7 Most Expensive Weddings in the Philippine History

7 Most Expensive Weddings in the Philippine History

7 Most Expensive Weddings in the Philippine History

Among the glittering guests were Tim Yap, Alden Richards, Piolo Pascual, Jinkee Pacquiao, Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Lovi Poe, Richard Gomez, Lucy Torres-Gomez, Georgina Wilson, her husband Arthur Burnand, their son Archie, as well as Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera, and their daughter Zia, who served as flower girl alongside the bridal couple’s daughter, Scarlet Snow.

RUNNERS UP: ( Below 10 million pesos ) Aga Mulach-Charlene Gonzales Wedding, Sharon Cuneta-Gabby Concepcion and Zobel de Ayala's grand daughter's wedding.




SOURCE: PINOY HISTORY

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