MANILA — (UPDATED) Actor JC de Vera and his wife Rikkah Cruz have exchanged wedding vows anew, this time in church, three years after they first wed in a civil ceremony.
De Vera shared photos of the wedding through Instagram Stories on Tuesday. It was held at held at San Antonio de Padua Church in Silang, Cavite.
The couple, however, has so far opted not to share the actual date of the ceremony, with guests asked not to divulge the same in their social media posts.
Nice Print Photography, which chronicled the intimate event, shared the first official photos of the wedding on social media.
De Vera looked dashing in a white suit by Paul Cabral, while Cruz was a radiant bride in a Francis Libiran gown.
“The stars finally aligned” for the couple, the studio said, referring to the long-delayed wedding.
De Vera and Cruz, who have a 3-year-old daughter Lana Athena, had planned to wed in church in 2020. The date, however, was moved due to COVID-19 restrictions.
“Kailangan ‘yung church. Hindi ko siya nada-digest na hanggang doon lang kami sa civil wedding,” de Vera said in a March 2021 interview. “Gusto talaga namin sa church. ‘Yung civil wedding, dumaan lang. Mas gusto namin mag-prepare ng something really big.”