My Top 10 Most Beautiful Philippine Celebrity Brides

Here is MY list of the top ten most beautiful Philippine celebrity brides. Err..did the title of this post just said that? Well, I just wish to emphasize that this is my opinion and my opinion alone – not yours, not anyone’s but mine ;)

So if you don’t agree with me, please feel free to comment and share your thoughts too.

Now, how did I come up with this list? To tell you frankly I am no fashion nor a wedding guru. I am just an average woman who knows how to appreciate what my eyes can see. I do have my categories for coming up with this list:

1. The wedding gown design and how well the celebrity bride carried it. Sometimes even if the dress is not good for her body type, it is still up to the bride if she can carry it and make it her own. But of course it is always best to dress according to one’s body shape.

2. The make-up of the celebrity bride. I have always believed that a beautiful gown will be put into waste if the bride’s make-up is not good. Brides should really spend time selecting a quality Hair&Make-Up Artist (HMUA) who will bring out or enhance her best features.

3. The X-factor or the ooommph factor upon seeing the celebrity bride in her wedding gown. Given that they are celebrities who always look their best in front of the camera, there are still a few who looked exceptionally stunning on their wedding day than their regular stints on TV.

So there. That’s how this list was made. Read on and you may just find the wedding gown of your dreams.

10. Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio

rica’s gown
solemn beach wedding

Rica’s gown was a creation of famous designer Rajo Laurel. It’s a slinky body-con dress wrapped in a cobweb of shredded silk jersey with a deconstructed overlay. Rica wanted something barefoot, easy, not fussy but at the same time different gown. Rica looked simple and beautiful in her gown..a far cry from her earlier days in show business. Her make-up artist, Krist Bansuelo, did a wonderful job in making Rica look calm, serene and utterly beautiful.

9. Regine Velasquez-Alcasid

regine’s wedding in Punta Fuego

I didn’t particularly like Regine’s gown because honestly it didn’t flatter her body shape. But I have to give credit to Regine for her non-traditional choice of having a red gown. Not every bride would be brave enough. It may have raised some eyebrows but if that dress defines Regine as a person or as an artists, then who are we to criticize? We should just let her be. I didn’t like her hairstyle during the wedding ceremony though. Her hairstyle for their prenuptial pictorial looked a lot better. Her gown was a Monique Lhuillier creation (sponsored by Vicki Belo who shelled out Php352,720.00!). Regine also did her own make-up which I think looked pretty okay.

8. Lea Salonga-Chien

Lea Salonga

I have always liked Lea but I am not being biased when I say that she was one radiant bride on her wedding day. This Tony Awardee has already graced the pages of People Magazine as being one of the 50 Most Beautiful People (on Earth!). She’s a simple but classy lady. Her gown isn’t exactly my type but it truly exudes her personality. Created by Monique Lhuillier especially for Lea. Make-up was by Jun Sarte.

7.  Korina Sanchez-Roxas

Korina Sanchez and Mar Roxas–power couple!

IMO, Korina has always been a good dresser. She surely knows how to power dress and she’s still beautiful and sexy for her age. Korina wore a serpentina-style wedding gown made of hand embroidered pina fabric–a genius creation of Pepito Albert. The style really flaunted Korina’s curves in a low-key manner. I also believe that her gown really showcased one of the Philippines’ best products which is the pina fabric. Make-up was by Robbie Pinera.

6. Tuesday Vargas-Placido

Tuesday Vargas and Coy Placido in their beach wedding, Discovery Shores Boracay

Tuesday is not a person you’d normally consider beautiful (for most Filipinos at least) but on her wedding day, she awed everybody with her serpentina-style gown which perfectly fitted her sexy figure. The gown was made by Frederick Peralta and her make-up was by Ricci Chan of Propaganda. I super love their wedding vows too. It was truly a heartfelt and intimate wedding by the beach.

5. Lucy Torres-Gomez

Lucy Torres looked like an angel from heaven

Lucy may have been married to Philippine cinema’s matinee idol, Richard Gomez, many years ago (1998) but she still remains one of the most beautiful and memorable brides in showbiz. The alabaster-skinned mestiza heiress from Ormoc wore 3 kinds of wedding gown(!) before finally settling for a form-fitting spaghetti strapped gown. They had 3 pre-wedding parties I believe. I cannot find the name of the designer of her gown though (Randy Ortiz’s name pops up in my google searches though). The gown may be nothing spectacular but with Lucy’s beauty who needs an elaborate dress?

5. Sunshine Cruz-Manhilot

Sunshine Cruz

I am not crazy about the new surname, doesn’t suit Sunshine really.Haha! And yes, your eyes are not tricking you. Lucy and Sunshine tied it up at number 5. Sunshine and Lucy were both married years ago but their timeless and classic beauty especially on their wedding day will always be remembered by Filipinos. Sushine’s gown was by Inno Sotto (I think).

4. Cheska Garcia-Kramer

Cheska Garcia in her spanish-inspired gown
beautiful Cheska Garcia with her equally handsome groom Doug Kramer and Cheska’s gorgeous friend, Angel Aquino

Cheska’s elaborate spanish-inspired gown was a creation of the recently controversial designer, Puey Quinones (of the retagging issue). Despite the controversy, I still agree that Puy made a wonderful dress for Cheska. Brides’ make-up was by Jun Sarte. Cheska truly looked every inch a modern and stunning bride on her wedding day.

3. Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo

Judy Ann Santos with groom Ryan Agoncillo

Judy Ann is one of those celebrities who is not exceptionally beautiful but has captured the hearts of the people in an unexplainable way. I was a witness to her earlier Mara Clara days which wasn’t too flattering for her. Then to the transformation to a sexier, healthier and more fashion forward version of herself when she met Ryan Agoncillo. She looked even more radiant on her wedding day. She wore a simple but very elegant creation of Paul Cabral. She also wore her hair down which gave her a fresh and dainty look. Make-up was by Jun Sarte. The wedding itself was very carefully planned and was quite an adventure for their guests. Very memorable and unique indeed.

2. Kristine Hermosa-Sotto

Kristine Hermosa
chuck taylors? cool!
ethereal beauty

Kristine is already beautiful in whatever dress she wears so really it’s not surprising to see her even more beautiful in her lovely white wedding gown made by Edwin Tan. She also opted to wear Chuck Taylors shoes as her bridal shoes. IMO, Kristine is beautiful even in a trash bag. That’s how lovely she is!

1. Ciara Sotto-Oconer

the lovely Ciara Sotto
custom-made gown and shoes by Mich Dulce
Ciara with her groom, Jojo Oconer

Ciara’s my top choice, simply because she looked amazingly stunning in her exquisite corset wedding gown especially made for her by, designer Mich Dulce (Ciara’s friend). Make-up was by Lala Flores while hair was by Celeste Tuviera. The wedding theme was 1940’s Old English sort of like a British Tea Party with a lavender motif. It looked really elegant and vintage-y.

I don’t really consider Ciara beautiful on normal days but on her wedding day, she truly mesmerized everybody because she has improved a lot–she looked wonderful, beautiful and sexy all at the same time! Maybe she has really prepared for her big day. Good job Ciara!

There you have it! MY top 10. What’s yours?


50 thoughts on “My Top 10 Most Beautiful Philippine Celebrity Brides

    1. Yes, Kristine doesn’t look the type who’ll wear Chuck Taylors for her wedding shoes because her beauty is so timeless and classic. But I guess that’s because we do not know a lot of things about these celebrities in real life and we’re lucky to have taken a peek of who they truly are in such occasions as their weddings :)

    1. Hi sterndall! yes I also think the design of regine’s gown is kinda similar to hilary duff’s nga. But the reason why I included her in this list is because of her bold choice of color. If her gown was white, I would definitely not include it in my list because I think the style of the gown doesn’t suit her body type na medyo malaman. This type of gown would look good on slim and tall brides ;)

  1. Regine Velasquez wedding gown is the most ugliest gown I’ve ever saw !
    would never spend a fortune on that ugly piece ! she looks matrona and red is a no no no
    for a wedding.. !!!

    1. Hi maria! Regine’s gown didn’t impress me that much too considering that it was a Monique Lhuillier creation. But I just wanted to give her due credit for defying the norm and going with what she really wants. I think red is a no no for Chinese weddings and Regine is not Chinese naman ;)

    1. Charlene Gonzales definitely looked like a living doll on her wedding day. Unfortunately I cannot find decent close-up photos of her wedding, thus, I decided to forego including her in this list

  2. hi micah I am Angel.. I’ve always search for your site, and it is a big help to me now that I am a soon-to-be bride.. especially for the prenup destination, you have so many places in mind.. and we are now thinking of where to choose nalang using your lists. ^_^ God bless keep up the good work.. so helpful..

  3. Hi, Micah! I just discovered your blog now, and I must say, I’ll be visiting this often. I love weddings too! I may have some questions about weddings and preparations. Hope you won’t mind a free consultation. :D.

  4. Drop Regine…she does not look like a beautiful bride at all. She’s not beautiful period. Her wedding dress looks like one the bride of Satan would wear…red…eeuw. She just has to look different cuz she’s so plain. Dawn Zulueta would have been my #1!

    1. Hi Amanda! I’ve never seen Dawn Zulueta’s wedding photos. Do you mind sharing where you’ve seen her wedding photos? I do agree that Dawn is beautiful even until now

    1. hi shopthiseasy! sorry I missed your comment. Yes Kristine is indeed a very lovely bride. But I was just so amazed by Ciara’s transformation on her wedding day :)

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  7. I really adore your design very talented …iconic gown good on you ! very proud your design !!! i wish i could wear oneday one of your design :)) xxxxx

  8. hi micah,just visited your site.just wondering if u could give me an idea of good motif in our wedding day(which is on dec.22,2013).thank heaps!

    1. Hi malou! You mean the color motif? I suggest you consider the color(s) that has a personal touch to you or work around your favorite color(s). It’ll make your wedding motif more meaningful and fun at the same time

  9. Kristine Hermosa is really stunning! She’s so pretty! I’ve seen Maricar Reyes’ wedding photos few months ago and I must say she should also be in this list. Nice post Micah! :)

    1. Yes she is. As I have mentioned she’s beautiful even if she wears a trash bag. Lol. Maricar was also a stunning bride. Too bad I will not be updating this list anymore. I’ll just leave it as it is :)

  10. Beautiful brides. I just want to comment on your ‘colonial mentality’. All the brides with the traditional Filipina beauty (Tuesday, Judy Ann and Ciara) you consider to be not particularly beautiful as compared to the fair skinned ones. I guess to each his own. But just because the skin is lighter, doesn’t mean that their features are superior to us true Pinays.

    1. Nothing to do with skin color. I just don’t find them that beautiful. FYI I find Shamcey Supsup and Ariella Arida (both darker-skinned beauties than the girls you’ve mentioned) beautiful :)

  11. Woh, Filpina ladies are very beautiful. No wonder why Western men marry them. Filipino women are the most stunning women on this planet. There are no ugly Filipino women, you know? I mean, Filipino women are thin and small. OK, some Western guys complain about too skinny Filipino ladies but they are beautiful. What else do you need from a girl?

  12. Good choice. Filipino women are the most stunning women on this planet. There are no ugly Filipino women, you know? I mean, Filipino women are thin and small. OK, some Western guys complain about too skinny Filipino ladies but they are beautiful. What else do you need from a girl?

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