Philippine Wedding News

Ciara Sotto and Roselle Nava Tie the Knot with their Beaus
22 January 2010

Two celebrities, namely actress-singer Ciara Sotto and singer Roselle Nava said their “I do’s” to their respected partners last January 17, 2010.

Ciara Sotto (real name Ciara Anna G. Sotto) exchanged vows with Jojo Oconer in a Christian wedding ceremony held at the Westfield Manila Polo Club in Makati City. The newlywed couple had an “Old English” wedding theme with lavender as the color motif.

The youngest daughter of former Senator and Dangerous Drugs Board Chair Vicente Tito Sotto III and veteran actress Helen Gamboa wore a vintage inspired gown made by Mitch Dulce. Accompanying the bride was Megastar Sharon Cuneta, who served as Matron of Honor, as well as Danica Sotto-Pingris and the bride’s best friend, Cat Bautista, as Maids of Honor.

Oconer is the Chief Operating Officer of APT Entertainment, the producer of the noontime variety show Eat Bulaga!, which Ciara is a part of.

The wedding was attended by their family and friends in the showbiz industry as well as politics. Among the members of the entourage include members of Eat Bulaga! such as Julia Clarete, Joey de Leon, Vic Sotto, and Pia Guanio, as well as TAPE, Inc, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Malou Choa-Fagar. Also present during the wedding were Senator Gringo Honasan, Cong. Romeo Jalosjos (represented by his son Bullet Jalosjos) Pops Fernandez, KC Concepcion, Mother Lily Monteverde, among others.

The two first met in 2005 during one of the US tour of the country’s longest-running noontime variety show. After four years of being a couple, Oconer mustered the courage to pop the question to Ciara last March 20, 2009.

On the same day, singer Roselle Nava said ‘I Do’ to her boyfriend of nine years, Allen Ford Lee Tan, at the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros, Manila. The former Ang TV child star walked down the aisle wearing a Cecilio Abad gown with Bituin Escalante singing Savage Garden’s “I Knew I Loved You.”

The event was attended by the newlywed’s family and close friends. Included in the entourage were former Ang TV casts Lindsay Custodio, Rica Peralejo, and Jolina Magdangal.

Fulfilling his promise to the couple, actor-singer Piolo Pascual surprised Roselle and Allen when he sang Jim Brickman’s “The Gift” during the wedding ceremony.

The new Mr. and Mrs. Tan, along with their guest and family members, headed out to Palacio de Maynila for their wedding reception. The newlyweds wowed the crowd as they entered their reception venue riding a motorcycle.

Roselle and Allen met each other through a common friend, back when the singer was still shooting for TV drama “Tabing Ilog”.

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