Iza Calzado talked about her dreamy wedding with Ben Wintle and the sentimental points in the ceremony on her TWBA interview.
Iza made sure that her late parents will be honored and ‘present’ on that special day. She offered prayers for them first thing in the morning. Her thoughtful wedding coordinators included a dainty heart locket on her wedding bouquet. When she opened it, Iza failed to hold back the tears–ugly cry, as she called it. The locket holds photos of her parents.
It was her dad’s dream to walk her down the aisle. “When he passed away, I was turning 30. So, feeling niya talaga by that time, gusto na niya na nakapangasawa na ako,” said Iza.
Iza didn’t throw the bouquet during the reception, contrary to traditions. She clarified that it wasn’t because of the locket. Coincidentally, they just ran out of time.
One sentimental moment during the reception was when Sunshine Dizon, the bride’s good friend, handed her a piece of bracelet. The jewelry apparently belonged to Iza’s late mom, Mary Ann. In this interview, Iza narrated that they ran out of funds for her mother’s medical treatment then, thus they were forced to pawn some items.
When Iza entered showbiz via Sunshine’s teleserye, she still can’t afford to redeem the bracelet. Instead of passing it down to some stranger, Iza asked Sunshine if she’s willing to buy the item. Sunshine got the bracelet and another ring.
As time went by, Iza completely forgot about the bracelet. So, when Iza got married, her good friend thought it was the perfect time to give the bracelet back to her.
Talking more about her relationship with Ben, the Kapamilya star shared that she’s slowly learned to speak with a British accent. She thinks it’s natural for her to adapt to the environment because she is an actress.