Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barreto Wedding

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Celebrity couple Claudine Barretto and Raymart Santiago wed in a grand and intimate ceremony attended by some of society's most popular, most influential and wealthiest figures.

The Christian wedding took place at 4 p.m. at the picturesque country club of Tagaytay Highlands.

Barretto was radiant in an ecru off-the-shoulder gown by Randy Ortiz while Santiago looked dapper in his black suit.

Barretto walked down the aisle with her father, Miguel Alvir Barretto.

The bride and groom became emotional while reading their marriage vows, moving some of the guests to tears.

"A marriage made in heaven" was how actress Helen Gamboa, one of the principal sponsors, described the union.

There were 26 principal sponsors to the star-studded wedding. Among them were former senator Vicente "Tito" Sotto, Comedy King Dolphy Quizon, Lipa City Mayor and actress Vilma Santos, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. chairman Eugenio Lopez III and Mowelfund president and actress Boots Anson-Roa.

The other principal sponsors were GMA Network EVP and COO Gilberto Duavit, actress Susan Roces-Poe, Dr. Perfecto Palafox, Dr. Vicky Belo, Mayor Edmundo Jose Buencamino of San Miguel, Bulacan, restaurateur Glenda Barretto, former President Joseph Estrada, ABS-CBN’s Charo Santos-Concio, GMA Network’s lawyer Felipe Gozon and Wilma Galvante.

Raymart’s best men were Reily Pablo Santiago Jr. and Reynovich Reyes, while Claudine’s matron of honor was her sister, Marjorie Barretto-Baldivia. Maureen Brennan stood as maid of honor.

The rest of the entourage consisted of relatives and friends of the couple in the entertainment industry, including groomsmen actor Bobby Andrews, and Raymart’s brothers, Rowell and Randy Santiago. The bridesmaids were actresses Assunta de Rossi-Ledesma, Jenny Miller and Ciara Sotto.

Secondary sponsors included Aga and Charlene Muhlach, Edu Manzano, Benjie Paras and Maricel Soriano.

At the reception, the newlyweds and their guests were serenaded by some of the country's best singers led by Gary Valenciano and Kuh Ledesma, a string quartet and an orchestra that played original music written for the occasion by composer Trina Belamide.


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