Actress Ara Mina was treated to a surprise bridal shower by her loved ones, five months after her engagement to businessman Dave Almarinez.
Photos from Ara's Havana-themed bridal shower, which was held at the Apogée Events + Lifestyle in Manila, were shared by Nice Print Photography on Instagram on Saturday, June 26.
It was back in January when Ara, 42, confirmed her engagement to Dave, who is the president and CEO of Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC).
The proposal took place in Laguna on January 12, 2021 and was attended by the couple's close family and friends.
"Today I have received the most perfect gift from God. A prayer I have always been sincerely trusting Him to bring into my life. Dave, thank you for being my answered prayer," said Ara in her post announcing the engagement.
"Thank you for not giving up on me. You are the reason why we have stronger days together. God led us to each other for a greater purpose. Let us both live it with faith and love. Yes, I will marry you!” she added.
In a previous interview on Magandang Buhay, Ara said she and Dave are planning to tie the knot this year.
"You know what I like about him, pina-prioritize niya ako. Sabi niya sa coordinator, 'I want to give her her dream wedding,'" she shared.
"Well, hindi naman tayo sobrang makakapagbongga dahil sa pandemic," she said, when asked about their wedding plans. "Hindi natin alam kung hanggang kailan ito pero susunod naman tayo sa protocols. Pero I want na nandoon lahat ng friends ko, lahat ng nagmamahal sa akin at naka-witness ng journey ko."
Ara recently revealed that their wedding will take place in Baguio City, with an entourage composed of her closest celebrity friends, including Barbie Imperial, Sunshine Cruz, Jessa Zaragoza, Samantha Bernardo, Melissa Ricks, Jenny Miller, and Jaycee Parker Aguas.