Thursday, January 20, 2011
Celebrate the month of love with YES! magazine as the much-awaited union of Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez headlines its February issue. Over 200 photos of the star-studded wedding are spread across 40 pages, where Ogie and Regine talk about the beginnings of their romance, their dark years, and their family.
"To marry her was a dream," Ogie tells YES!, "There was a part of me that thought it would never happen." After nearly two years since he filed a petition for the annulment of his marriage to former beauty queen Michelle Van Eimeren, the annulment was finally granted last June 21, 2010.
Upon learning that Ogie's marriage was annulled, Regine became emotional despite the fact that she was no longer hoping for a marriage and was simply content to be with him.
"Of course, it'd be nice, you know, kung maging asawa talaga ako. Siyempre, dream naman ng lahat ng babae 'yon," she tells YES!. "So no'ng nakuha na niya [Ogie] finally, naiyak ako, kasi parang feeling ko, parang he can now start his life with me and, you know, he doesn't have to think about it anymore, he doesn't have to keep fighting for me, you know. That's how I felt."
With the court's decision, the two-year wait finally came to an end. The singer-songwriter and Asia's Songbird wed last December 22, 2010 at The Peak in Terrazas de Punta Fuego in Nasugbu, Batangas.
The wedding would not have been complete without the people that Ogie and Regine consider their family: Ogie's ex-wife Michelle Van Eimeren and her husband Mark Morrow—who flew in from Australia a few days before the ceremony together with Ogie and Michelle's daughters, Leila and Sarah.
Spotted at the Alcasid-Velasquez nuptials were President Noynoy Aquino with his sister Kris Aquino (who also happens to be Regine's best friend); Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres-Gomez, Senator Bong Revilla, Gloria Diaz, Michael V, Ai-Ai delas Alas, Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, fashion designer Rajo Laurel, network bigwigs Manny Pangilinan of TV5 and Atty. Felipe Gozon of GMA-7, and other showbiz personalities and friends of the couple.
YES! also gives a sneak peak into the couple's wedding preparations, the venue and the wedding decor, Ogie and Regine's weddings rings, and a copy of their wedding vows. Relive the wedding with photos of the wedding ceremony, the reception at the Terrazas de Punta Fuego Beach Club and the wedding concert with the country's top musicians Sarah Geronimo, Lea Salonga, Janno Gibbs and Gary Valenciano.
The February issue of YES! also tours you around the Asian-inspired abode of Survivor Philippines castaway Solenn Heussaff, and features the launch of Piolo Pascual's new coffee-table book titled Piolo Revealed, and the inspiring story of Raissa Laurel, who survived the La Salle bombing.