[PHOTO- Former beauty queen Precious Lara Quigaman and actor Marco Alcaraz tied the knot at Hacienda Isabella in Tagaytay City, July 8, 2012.]

MANILA, JULY 9, 2012 (ABS-CBN) After a year of being engaged, former beauty queen Precious Lara Quigaman and actor Marco Alcaraz tied the knot at Hacienda Isabella in Tagaytay City on Sunday afternoon.

The solemn ceromony, which was exclusively covered by “The Buzz,” was attended by the couple’s close family and friends within and outside the entertainment industry.

Contrary to the traditional white bridal gowns, Quigaman wore a beige gown created by fashion designer Veejay Floresca.

Celebrities including Gerald Anderson, Maja Salvador, Valery Concepcion, Jason Abalos, Carlene Aguilar and Paolo Paraiso were part of the entourage. Actor Luis Alandi was Alcaraz’s best man.

Among the principal sponsors were former Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri and ABS-CBN channel head Cory Vidanes.

Quigaman walked down the aisle, which was created over a swimming pool, to a rendition Rascal Flatt’s “Bless The Broken Road.”

In an interview with “The Buzz” before the wedding, Alcaraz said he was nervous and excited at the same time now that he’s finally marrying the love of his life.

“Excited at the same time kinakabahan in a good way din naman. Sana people will pray for a good weather ngayon and sana pray na habambuhay kami magmahalan ni Lara,” he said.

Alcaraz revealed he and Quigaman were both hands-on in their wedding preparations.



A boy for Marco and Lara By Ricky Lo The Philippine Star Updated July 09, 2012 12:00 AM 0 comment to this post

MANILA, Philippines - It’s a boy for Marco Alcaraz and Precious Lara Quigaman who got married in Christian ceremony yesterday in Hacienda Isabella in Indang, Cavite.

The good news was announced by the teary-eyed bride during the reception. Precious’ four-month pregnancy could hardly be hidden by her gown designed by Veejay Floresca.

That must be the reason why the couple moved their wedding from October to July, aside from accommodating Precious’ relatives vacationing here from abroad.

Lara says Marco came at a 'perfect time' Posted at 06/29/2012 4:56 PM | Updated as of 06/29/2012 7:15 PM

For beauty queen and TV host Precious Lara Quigaman (photo), her fiance, actor Marco Alcaraz, came into her life at a "perfect time."

Precious Lara Quigaman. File photo Quigaman met Alcaraz when she was having problems with her previous relationship, which eventually turned sour.

"'Yung past relationship ko kasi bago si Marco hindi naging maganda, and sobrang nagpe-pray ako na kahit nandoon pa ako sa relationship na 'yon na ayoko na ng ganito," Quigaman said an interview with "Bandila" anchor Boy Abunda.

The 2005 Miss International titleholder shared that even before they officially became a couple, she had felt Alcaraz was the answer to her prayers.

"'Nung dumating si Marco sa buhay ko, sobrang perfect timing na alam ko na talaga, kahit nanliligaw palang siya -- iba na 'to, siya 'yung sagot ni Lord sa prayer ko. He is more than I asked for," Quigaman said.

First meeting

Quigaman said she did not know that Alcaraz would be the answer to her prayers when they first met through their mutual friend, Valerie Concepcion, in 2007.

"'Nung pinakilala sa'kin siya ni Valerie nung nagwa-'Wowowee' pa kami, 'di ko nga siya kilala, 'di ko nga alam na artista siya. Kasi lumaki po ako sa Bahrain, sa UK, so 'di po ako nakakapanood talaga. So wala akong idea kung sino si Marco Alcaraz," she said.

"'Nung time na 'yon, meron din akong boyfriend, pero tini-text-text niya ako, nagpapa-cute, pero never ko naisip na magiging kami," Quigaman added.

With only a few days before their wedding day on July 8, Quigaman can't help but feel grateful for having Alcaraz in her life.

"I prayed for Marco talaga, for everything na nangyari, sobra. Kaya kung titingnan niyo 'yung invitation, nakalagay, 'An answered prayer he is to me,' tapos sa kanya, 'The biggest blessing she'll always be,'" she said.

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