News reporter and Miss Earth Water 2011 Athena Imperial starts new life as a married woman. She finally married the love of her life, Ben Rodriguez, a stock market investing advocate. The simple yet elegant wedding ceremony was held in the beautiful Caleruega Parish in Nasugbo, Batangas.
Athena Imperial walked down the aisle on April 2 flaunted by a sea of purple and green. As a public figure, some of the guests at her wedding also carry household names like Mariz Umali, Sandra Aguinaldo, Raffy Tima, and Mike Enriquez. The photographs captured from the wedding tell thousands of words of love and happiness. Check them out below!
As dreamy as their wedding day was, the love story of Athena Imperial and Ben Rodriguez is actually what you would call a “slow bird”. They started out in the most boring way possible: as friends (Iza Calzado‘s words in “Starting Over Again,” not ours). They were also org-mates back in their days as students at the University of the Philippines. Even when they got together, the couple spent over a year engaged before finally sealing the deal.
Their prenuptial wedding announcement video was shot at the Carron Dream Park in San Isidro, Nueva Ecija, and greatly reflected their fun loving nature. It was accompanied by wedding invitations enclosed in purple envelopes sealed with a traditional wax.
It comes as no surprise that Athena Imperial and Ben Rodriguez chose to say their vows before a religious officiant instead of a judge. After all, they are both strong in their faith– Athena frequently shares Bible quotes and reflections.
“Thank you for bringing me closer to Jesus,” the former beauty queen even wrote in her Valentine’s Day message to her then-fiancé.
Congratulations and best wishes, Athena and Ben!
What do you think? Would you love to have a wedding as beautiful as theirs? Any well wishes for the newlyweds? Let us know in the comments section below!