Actor-politician Jolo Revilla exchanged wedding vows with former beauty queen Angelica Alita in a garden ceremony held at Newport Beach in California, USA on Sunday (Monday in Manila).
Revilla, who was accompanied by his parents Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. and Bacoor Mayor Lani Mercado, turned emotional when he saw his bride walking down the aisle.
In his wedding vows, he told Alita he had never been so certain about his decision to get married.
"Because of you and what you do, you made me a good man. Thank you for loving me. You made me realize that I don't need to become someone else and pretend to be someone else. Tanggap mo kung sino ako at kung ano ako. Not all angels are in heaven, mine is here on Earth standing now in front of me... Basta kasama kita, saan man tayo pumunta, pakiramdam ko lagi akong nasa langit. ... Finally God has given me the ultimate gift of finding my own personal angel," he said in his wedding vow.
He added: "You are the one that I desire. Ikaw na ang matagal kong hinihintay. Paulit-ulit kong ipinapangako sa iyo, ikaw ang magiging sentro ng buhay ko sa mata ng Panginoon. It's all because of you I found peace and happiness. You give direction to my life. You're always there to guide me and inspire me. You bring out the best in me.
"I've never been so certain. Lagi lang pabago-bago ang isip ko sa mga bagay-bagay pero sa iyo, siguradong-sigurado ako. Hindi ko inaasahan na darating ang araw na ito. Matagal ko na itong hinihintay at ngayon nandito na tayo sa altar, sa harap ng mga mahal natin sa buhay, nangangako na mamahalin natin ang isa't isa habambuhay. Akala ko noon wala nang magmamahal sa akin. Akala ko wala nang mahuhulog at mai-in love sa akin. Pero napakabuti ng Diyos binigyan ako ng anghel na walang pakpak at ikaw 'yon," he also said.
Alita was likewise emotional while giving her wedding vows to Revilla.
"I may appear strong to many but you know my weaknesses and I love you for that... There's nothing not to love about you. You are the most caring father, son and brother to your family," she said, adding that she will also love and take care of Jolo's son, Gab, from a previous relationship.
"Today, I vow to know myself as you and you as myself. I promise to dream with you and be your biggest supporter, to encourage you and to stand by you from this day forward. Jolo, hindi ka na iiyak mag-isa. Kasama mo akong babangon at magpupunas ng iyong mga luha. At higit sa lahat, salamat sa Panginoon for directing you to me because now I finally found my heaven on Earth with you and Gab by my side. Mahal na mahal ko kayo. Mahal na mahal kita. I love you," she added.
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla, and former senator Jinggoy Estrada were among the principal sponsors.
Revilla first revealed his relationship with Alita, a runner-up in the 2016 Binibining Pilipinas pageant, last February.
The elder Revilla shared a live video of the wedding on his Facebook page.