Iza Calzado shares experience after getting engaged, talks about wedding

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She has had several wedding engagements, and even weddings, in movies and TV series, but actress Iza Calzado is more thrilled to have experienced it in real life.

“It feels like honeymoon stage again!” the actress related, as per a story shared by PEP.

At the opening of Solenn Heussaff’s second solo art exhibit in Shangri-La at the Fort, last October 19, the actress gleefully recalled the experience when fiancé and British entrepreneur Ben Wintle got down on one knee and popped the question to Iza on October 8.

The proposal took place at Sonya’s Garden in Tagaytay City, after he had gathered their loved ones together to make it happen.

When asked what’s on her mind at the time Ben got down on one knee, the 35-year-old actress said: “I was going ‘Oh, my God, ito na yun? Ito na yun?’ [Is this it? Is this it?] “Bakit ito? Dito? Ito na ba talaga yun?’ [Why this? Here? Is this really it?] “And then, suddenly, I was thinking, ‘Bakit hindi ako umiiyak?’ [Why am I not crying?]

“Because I thought… I’ve done a lot of scenes where I’ve got engaged. “Parang, normally, iiyak ka agad. [It’s like, normally, you will cry right away.] “Ito, hindi, parang out-of-body experience siya. [This one, no, it’s like an out-of-body experience.] “Hindi ko nalaman talaga until I experienced it.” [I didn’t know it until I experienced it.]


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It all made sense to her when she realized how significant the place was to her and her family. She related, “As I kind of took a moment, stepped back, then it hit me. Sonya’s is special for us… that was the last place my family and I had a complete family photo.”

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The place was so special to them as it was where they really had a nice time as a family, in 2009 when her dad was still alive.

Iza revealed they are taking it slowly, and the wedding date is still yet to be talked about. “Apparently in the Philippines, you need a minimum of one year. So, matagal pa”,[So, it’s gonna take long.]