Manila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – It was considered the ‘Wedding of the Century’ by Philippines standards, and although the country is not a monarchy, the media repeatedly referred to it as a ‘Royal Wedding.’
On December 30, Filipino actor Dingdong Dantes married actress Marian Rivera. Extravagance was written all over the ceremony and the reception. President NoyNoy Aquino stood as Best Man at a church wedding officiated by eight bishops and seven priests. The bride looked queenly in a Two Million-peso gown, emerging from a fully-refurbished antique Mercedes Benz.
Then came the wedding reception at the Mall of Asia. The banquet hall reminded guests of an Olympic Games opening ceremony. The menu was a five-course meal, and the cake…. the cake was 12 feet tall, reportedly costing Seven Million Pesos.
Dantes delivered on all his promises to the bride about the wedding, except for …the cake. Dantes promised that their wedding cake would break the Guinness World Record, but it didn’t . In fact, not even close.
The world’s largest wedding cake on record weighed 6.818 tonnes (15,032 lb) and was made by chefs at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA and displayed at their New England bridal showcase on 8 February 2004.
And so, the bride was fuming mad at the groom.
The ‘fairy tale’ wedding thus ended in the first ‘royal argument’ minutes after the reception.