Celebrity doctors Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho’s nuptials will definitely go down in history as one of the most memorable weddings in Philippine show business.
Aside from the couple’s colorful love story, not to mention Vicki and Hayden’s 24-year age gap, the two celebrated their union with an extravagant wedding in Paris, France over the weekend.
On Sunday, September 3, the two exchanged vows at The American Church in Paris.
Standing before our Father, in front of my husband and everyone dear to our hearts--This photo sums up everything I wished our wedding would be. And I couldn't thank you enough, @michael5inco for the amazing wedding gown. Even from afar, you made me look like the perfect bride ♥️Sharing with everyone Michael Cinco's description of how my dream wedding gown was made: • @michael5inco: The couture exquisite details of the 3-meter long train blush wedding gown of the very beautiful bride VICKI BELO @victoria_belo is made of French lace and tulle with full silk embroidery on top in baroque patterns with sequins, pearls and transparent and Rose Opal Swarovski crystals... And it took 1000 hours to finish with 50 skilled artisans...@sayed5inco @dochayden @cristallebelo @scarletsnowbelo @belobeauty @emirateswoman @vogueparis @lovinghautecouture @thecatwalkitalia @couturenotebook @asiancouturefederation @couturissimo @fashionpulis #couture #wedding #belobride #PinayBride #aKHOandmyBELOved #ParisOpera #Paris #Dubai #MyDubai #MadeinDubai #MichaelCinco
Vicki wore a meticulously made Michael Cinco gown. “The 3-meter long train blush wedding gown is made of French lace and tulle with full silk embroidery on top in baroque patterns with sequins, pearls and transparent and Rose Opal Swarovski crystals... And it took 1000 hours to finish with 50 skilled artisans,” the acclaimed fashion designer shared on his Instagram page.
AT LAST they're married...The Making of @victoria_belo couture exquisite wedding gown...The 3-meter long train blush wedding gown is made of French lace and tulle with full silk embroidery on top in baroque patterns with sequins, pearls and transparent and Rose Opal Swarovski crystals... And it took 1000 hours to finish with 50 skilled artisans...@sayed5inco @dochayden @cristallebelo @scarletsnowbelo @belobeauty @emirateswoman @vogueparis @lovinghautecouture @thecatwalkitalia @couturenotebook @asiancouturefederation @couturissimo @fashionpulis #couture #wedding #belobride #PinayBride #aKHOandmyBELOved #ParisOpera #Paris #Dubai #MyDubai #MadeinDubai #MichaelCinco
A lavish reception then followed at the grand opera house, Palais Garnier – the inspiration for the musical play Phantom of the Opera. Michael, who was present at the venue, said that the venue closed for two days just for this event.
The guests were treated to a sumptuous and decadent dinner at the Grand ballroom of the Paris Opera with Opera singers serenading the guests...Vicki and Hayden spectacular wedding is probably the best wedding ever...The Opera Garnier was closed for 2 days just for the wedding, how extravagant is that?... @sayed5inco @victoria_belo @dochayden @asiancouturefederation @couturissimo @lovinghautecouture @emirateswoman @thecatwalkitalia @couturenotebook @vogueparis @harpersbazaararabia #couture #wedding #aKHOandmyBELOved #PARISOPERA #PARISisLOVE #PARIS #Dubai #MyDubai #MadeinDubai #MichaelCinco
An estimated 250 people, including Filipino celebrities, attended the said event. They were Piolo Pascual, Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes with their baby Zia, Jodi Sta. Maria, Jinkee Pacquiao, Korina Sanchez, Tim Yap, Rhian Ramos, Tessa Prieto-Valdez, Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez with their son Nate, Isabelle Daza, Georgina Wilson, Lovi Poe, Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres-Gomez with their daughter Juliana, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Alden Richards, Pops Fernandez, Dyan Castillejo, Derek Ramsey, Jennylyn Mercado, Dennis Trillo, Georcelle Dapat-Sy, Kim Atienza, Marjorie Barretto, Ben Chan, Bryan Boy, Grace Lee and Lolit Solis, among others.
These guests were also at their best. As such, cousins Georgina, Isabelle and Jess Wilson wore wedding gowns.
Aside from opera singers, Ogie and Regine also serenaded the couple.
These two "weren't ready daw! 😂" did you guys know that @reginevalcasid is @victoria_belo's longest celeb patient? My ninong @RonnieHenares (her previous manager) brought her to Dr Belo when she was just a teenager. It was so entertaining seeing these two lovebirds hosts! It was so special coz it was apparently @ogiealcasid's first time in Paris!💖 #aKHOandmyBELOved
Of course, Vicki’s children Cristalle Belo and Quark Henares were also present, as well as their online superstar sister Scarlet Snow.
The guests obviously enjoyed the delightful dishes served at the reception.
To make their first dance as a married couple extra special, Vicki and Hayden danced to their own recording of Jekyll and Hyde’s Take Me As I Am.
We passed our first challenge as newlyweds. High five to us, @dochayden! TRIVIA: The background music is 'Take Me As I Am' from the soundtrack of Jekyll and Hyde and... the singing voices you hear are Hayden and I. We recorded the song because we want our first dance to be really special and personal ♥️ #aKHOandmyBELOved
Throughout the night, the newlyweds, together with their guests, enjoyed dancing to the music played by a live band.
The night prior to the wedding and reception, Vicki and Hayden hosted a river-cruise dinner rehearsal for their guests, on board the Pavillon Seine, where people could enjoy a good view of the famed Eiffel Tower.
Sometime during their weeklong stay abroad, Vicki also gave a tour of their equally luxurious hotel room on Instagram – the historical room of French fashion mogul Coco Chanel at the 5-star hotel Ritz Paris. According to their website, a one-night stay in Coco Chanel’s room costs at least 18,000 EUR or an estimated 1.1 million PHP.
The #ritzparis is steeped in history . #coco Chanel lived here. She is credited with Paris being the only city not bombed by the Germans during THE WAR. because the head general in charge of Paris and coco had a relationship . She made him fall in love with the beauty of Paris so he protected it from bombing #akhoandmybeloved
Meanwhile, photos and video clips of their creative invitations were also posted online.
In Philippine Tradition, the groom's name goes first. Doc H @dochayden, however, opted to put Dr. @victoria_belo first. Aside from design symmetry, it was a very gentleman gesture. Ladies first as they say. Just like @cristallebelo and @justinpitt77 💞☺️ IN HONOR OF GOD 🙏 No words will ever explain how grateful I am to have been able to produce this for Dr. @victoria_belo and @dochayden 💞 Here's to more logos that last a lifetime 💞Amazing Illustration by @muchachadiaries : Trish Gesilva- Ong | @robert_alejandro | @direkjavi #EternalLogos (Wedding after wedding, design after design -- I still get the same exhilaration when I see .AIs/.PDFs from an RGB screen come to life!) | Paper : 350gsm Ivory Woodfree | Bevania Splendorgel Ivory 350gsm | Printing Process : 4CMYK; 2 Color Deboss + Foil Stamping | Photo from Dr. @victoria_belo's Instagram ☺️
A few days before the wedding, Vicki gave her Instagram followers a closer look at her engagement ring, which was made by Graff Diamonds, a London-based luxury jeweler.