(UPDATE 2) Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo tie the knot
After almost a year of being engaged, celebrity couple Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo finally tied the knot early Tuesday morning, April 28 at San Juan Nepomuceno Church in San Juan, Batangas.
The private ceremony, which was closed to the media, started at around 7 a.m. and ended after an hour.
The wedding was officiated by Fr. Tito Caluag, the couple's spiritual adviser.
The couple's principal sponsors include -- Mon Isberto, Smart Communications spokesman; Bien Bautista, Ace photographer; Benjie Gonzales, Ryan's uncle from the US; Susie Entrata-Abrera, TV Host; Rory Quintos, TV & Movie Director; and Jane Buencamino, Judy Ann's road manager.
Megastar Sharon Cuneta, Santos' "sister-in-showbiz", was the matron of honor while Agoncillo's brother, Dondi, stood as best man.
Some of the country's top singers performed during the ceremony. Agot Isidro sang the song "Runaway" while Regine Velasquez and Ogie Alcasid sang "The Prayer" during the offertory.
Isidro and Alcasid performed "One Hand, One Heart" during Communion.
The ceremony was attended by the couples' families and closest friends in and outside showbiz. Spotted at the event were Santos' mother, Carol, Senator Francis Pangilinan, KC Concepcion, Suzy Entrata, Paolo Abrera and directors Joyce Bernal and Rory Quintos.
As of posting time, the newly wed couple and their visitors are headed to an undisclosed private resort for the reception.
As early as last night, the couple and some of their guests were already spotted near the church to make sure that they will be present for the early wedding ceremony.
The couple decided to marry at daybreak to signal the new start in their lives as a married couple.
Agoncillo and Santos were first paired in the teleserye "Krystala" where their romance blossomed. They have starred in two movies together, "Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo" and "Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo" -- both of which have been heavy earners at the tills.
Their next project for ABS-CBN is the teleserye "George & Cecil."
Agoncillo proposed marriage to Santos on her 30th birthday last year. They revealed the engagement a month later.
The couple have been mum about the actual date of their wedding with some news reports saying that the wedding was scheduled on May 2.
Santos earlier said they plan to go to Mexico for their honeymoon, according to an SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon report.
Santos, who turns 31 on May 11, has an adopted daughter named Johanna Lois or Yohan.
For more news about the Judai-Ryan wedding please watch TV Patrol Tuesday night.