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Angelika dela Cruz and Non-Showbiz Husband Said "I do's" in Tagaytay Church Wedding
18 December 2009

Veteran actress Angelika dela Cruz (Real name Maria Lourdes Egger Dela Cruz) and husband Orion Casareo exchanged “I do’s” in their church wedding held last December 4, 2009 in Tagaytay City, Cavite.

The two were already civilly married before they had their church wedding. According to Philippine Entertainment Portal, Angelika and Orion were first wed in a civil ceremony on August 19, 2008 in Bicol.

Attended by their family and close friends in the showbiz industry, the two insisted to have a private and intimate wedding ceremony in Tagaytay. Butterscotch was the motif of their wedding and Angelika was the only one wearing white. She wore a wedding gown made by designer Alex Pigao. Inno Sotto, on the other hand, designed their wedding cake from Goldilocks.

Among their principal sponsors include renowned producer Mother Lily Monteverde, Sen. Panfilo 'Ping' Lacson, GMA-7 Assistant Vice President for Drama Lilybeth Rasonable, GMA-7 Program Unit Manager Rams David, Sen. Lito Lapid, actress Nadia Montenegro, GMA Films President Annette Gozon Abrogar, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada at actress Lani Mercado. Angelika and Orion’s son, Gabby, served as their ring bearer.

In an interview in showbiz-oriented talk show Startalk, Mr. and Mrs. Casareo shared how their first met. The two met through a common friend when Orion visited the actress on the set. As Mr, Casareo described it, it was love at first sight. The two officially became a couple on December 4, 2005. A year after, Orion asked her hand in marriage and in August, the two had their civil wedding. The two decided to tie the knot last December 4 in celebration of their fourth anniversary. They chose Tagaytay City because of its romantic ambiance and cool climate. The couple also wanted to have their second honeymoon in the Philippines’ Second Summer Capital.

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