MANILA, Philippines - After their 9-year engagement, couple Roselle Nava and business partner Allen Ford Lee Tan finally tied the knot on Monday (January 18) at the Manila Cathedral in Manila City.
Media were allowed to film the intimate ceremony at around 4:30 p.m., which ended after an hour.
The happily married couple said their wedding is "the start of the new chapters of their lives together."
"I will really take good care of you, I will love you, I will be faithful and I promise to take care of our kids as well and your family as well," Tan told Nava in his wedding vow.
"Promise ko talagag maga-adjust ako and compromise para mag-work 'yong relationship natin nang matagal na matagal. (I promise I will adjust and compromise so our relationship will work and last for a long, long time)," Roselle promised in return.
The couple's principal sponsors include cosmetic surgery clinic owner Vicki Belo, Mrs. Muy Lin, OFW recruitment agency president Mrs. Filipina Cuyco, Mrs. Janet Garcia, Mrs. Maria Luisa de Guzman and Joy Lim.
Former teen stars Lindsay Custodio, Rica Peralejo and Jolina Magdangal were some of the couple's secondary sponsors.
The ceremony was attended by the couple's families and closest friends in and outside showbiz.
While walking down the aisle, Bituin Escalante performed the song "I Knew I Love You."
During the wedding ceremony, the couple got surprised when a showbiz friend, actor Piolo Pascual, offered them them the song "The Gift."
"Kanina sinurprise kami ni Piolo. Promise niya kasi na kakanta siya kapag ako ang kinasal. So thank you Piolo. (Piolo surprised us. He promised us he would sing when we get married)," Mrs. Nava-Tan said.
After the weddding, the newlywed couple and their visitors headed to Palacio de Maynila in Malate for the reception.