Director Cathy Garcia-Molina Ties The Knot In Star-Studded Beach Wedding

Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla were also in attendance!

Award-winning director Cathy Garcia-Molina found another shot at love by marrying her boyfriend, cinematographer Louie Sampana.

The couple exchanged vows at a beach wedding in Zambales that gathered their family, loved ones, and some showbiz friends on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. 

Photos of their intimate celebration were shared online by Joross Gamboa who worked with Garcia-Molina on films such as “Hello, Love, Goodbye,” “A Very Special Love,” and “My Amnesia Girl.” 

“Congratulations and Best Wishes Direk @kaybash1326 and Louie Sampana #wedding,” Gamboa wrote in his post.

Also spotted at the event were Alden Richards, who starred in Garcia-Molina’s blockbuster film “Hello, Love, Goodbye,” and Ian Veneracion, who worked with her on the 2013 series “Got To Believe,” among others. 

Veneracion arrived at the venue with a grand entrance as he showered the couple with flowers while riding a parachute.

Celebrities Janus del Prado, who was part of Garcia-Molina’s 2007 film “One More Chance,” and magician Jeffrey Tam who was also in “Hello, Love Goodbye” also snapped some photos during the wedding.

While the phenomenal couple and “Cathy Garcia-Molina babies” Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla stole the show during the reception after cathcing the bridal bouquet and garter, respectively.

John Lloyd Cruz, who was not seen at the event, was credited for “directing” a special photo titled “PelikuLove” that was displayed at the venue.

Apart from the stars, ABS-CBN’s COO for Broadcast Cory Vidanes, Star Cinema Creative Directors Carmi Raymundo and Vanessa Valdez, and directors Dan Villegas and Bobot Mortiz were also in attendance. 

Garcia-Molina, 51, is best known for her blockbuster films including “Hello, Love, Goodbye,” “The Hows of Us,” “Seven Sundays,” ‘One More Chance,’ “Four Sisters and a Wedding,” “My Perfect You,” and “She’s Dating the Gangster,” among others.

She has also directed a few TV shows, including “Got To Believe,” “Forevermore,” “Pangako Sa ‘Yo,” “Dolce Amore,” and “La Luna Sangre.”

Garcia-Molina was previously married to late technical director Philip Rey “Epoy” Molina, who died in a vehicular accident in Baguio in 2009. They have two children.

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