The couple got married today, November 11, 2021. Just hours before they exchanged "I dos," Ellen posted several photos of her bridal shoot where she wore different gowns by designers Frankie de Leon and Marc Rancy.
She went with a strapless sweetheart wedding gown by designer Marc Rancy for her final look.
Derek meanwhile wore a suit by Bianca Cordero.
The couple have chosen to keep details about their nuptials private, except for a few Instagram stories that the bride shared from friends, such as furniture designer Vito Selma, and actress Beauty Gonzalez.
The night before their wedding, Derek and Ellen hosted a couple shower at the beautiful Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan. It seems this was also the preps venue for their nuptials.
The couple got married at Rancho Bernardo, another luxury resort in Bataan.
Elias, the son of Ellen Adarna with actor John Lloyd Cruz, was present during the wedding.
Before walking down the aisle, Marc Rancy captured Ellen crying. "She barely kept it together. What a heartfelt moment," the designer wrote.
The couple went public with their relationship back in February of this year, saying that they were set up on a blind date. Derek proposed to Ellen by the end of March. In an interview with Philippine Daily Inquirer, Derek explains that he knows that Ellen’s the One.
They have been busy with wedding preparations since then, showing the Save The Date gifts sent to their ninongs and ninangs. They also did a prenuptial shoot, shot by celebrity wedding photographer, Pat Dy.
The couple have been seen together on their respective Instagram accounts, showing cute couple moments and bonding moments with Elias.