Iya Villania and Drew Arellano tie the knot in a private ceremony.
After a decade of being a couple, Iya Villania and Drew Arellano have finally tied the knot in a beach wedding at Kawayan Cove resort, Batangas on January 31. The private ceremony started late in the afternoon and proceeded until a picturesque dusk had fallen.
Among the family and friends of the couple who joined the wedding ceremony were It’s Showtime host Kim Atienza who was a principal sponsor and Shaina Magdayao who was a bridesmaid. Paolo Valenciano, Angeli Pangilinan, and Kim Jones were among the attendees. Iya’s fellow MYX VJs Nikki Gil, Luis Manzano, and Bianca Roque were also in attendance according to the music channel’s website.
Although the couple had been hinting at settling down since they celebrated their ninth anniversary in May of last year, they made no official announcement as to when and where it would happen.
But on Friday, Paolo shocked netizens by posting a quirky directional standee of the couple on his Instagram account with the caption: “Best wedding sign EVER.”
Then he followed it with a black and white photo of a man in a vest and pants—presumably Drew—seemingly surveying the beachside wedding venue with the caption that read: “Last minute groom inspection.” Two hours later, Paulo posted a photo of Iya walking down the aisle with the caption, “The beautiful bride <3”
Many fans of the couple who commented on Paolo’s posts have expressed joy over their much-awaited, whimsical wedding with some even calling them their “favorite couple” with a “very inspiring relationship.”
The 27-year-old VJ-host’s bridal shower happened a few days ago which was attended by her closest friends in and outside showbiz like Kim, Nikki, and even Bea Alonzo, among others.