LOOK: Ara Mina ties the knot with Dave Almarinez in royal-themed wedding


Ara Mina and her government official partner are now officially wife and husband. 

The couple exchanged “I do’s” in a wedding ceremony at the Alphaland Baguio Mountain Lodges Chapel in Baguio City on Wednesday, June 30.

First official photos from newlyweds’ royal wedding-like nuptials were shared by digital photo and video services company Nice Print Photography on Instagram. 


Ara, Hazel Pascual Reyes in real life, wore a tiara and an “intricately handcrafted and fully crystallized to perfection” wedding ball gown by fashion designer Leo Almodal. 


Dave, on the other hand, was dressed in a Francis Libiran suit. 

Some attendees, in keeping with the theme, donned fascinators or the formal headpieces worn at British royal weddings.

A clip of Ara walking down the aisle was also shared by Nice Print via Instagram stories. 

Ara got engaged to Dave, undersecretary of the Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC), in January. 

Days prior to their big day, Dave professed his love for Ara in an Instagram post saying, “There are only two times that I want to be with you, NOW and FOREVER”.

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