It has been over a year since Iza Calzado and Ben Wintle officially got engaged. The intimate moment was shared by their close friends and family with videos and pictures on Instagram. Fashion designer Rajo Laurel particularly captioned Ben on his knee and Iza holding a bouquet of flowers, “IZA SAID YES!”
Fast forward to this December, they are all set to declare their love for each other to the rest of the world. But not without first welcoming their guests in the beautiful island of Palawan. A day before the wedding, Instagram accounts of the guests were already filled with festivities. The bride- and groom-to-be were captured wearing matching blue ensembles. Iza was in a stunning royal blue Filipiniana while Ben donned on a blue Barong paired with white khaki shorts. Their looks matched the Fiesta theme of the dinner. More importantly, this also served as a warm up to the upcoming emotional day.
Sunshine Dizon, one of Iza’s close friends, posted a lengthy caption on Instagram about how they initially met. She recounted how they met each other on sets because Iza’s late father, Lito Calzado, used to direct TV specials. Until eventually, they had the chance of working along side each other. “You have survived and surpassed so much and came out of it whole and a better person. You have blossomed gracefully. And with Ben by your side there is nothing you won’t accomplish and achieve,” she wrote.
Laurel also shared on his IG stories, Iza getting ready behind the scenes. “Welcoming her guests in our National Terno!” he stated. In another, the designer could not help but notice how much the couple radiated happiness, “Happy is the best look!”
Check out these photos and feel like you were part of the festivities too!