Bride-to-be Coleen Garcia admitted to feeling the pressure surrounding the preparations for her beach wedding to host-actor Billy Crawford, which will be held in less than two months. In an exclusive interview with PEP.ph, Coleen noted that a number of details have yet to be finalized from the guest list to the reception.
Luckily for her, maid of honor Ria Atayde has been working alongside wedding planner Ycoy Sitchon of La Belle Fete Weddings. Coleen shared, "My maid of honor, si Ria Atayde, she's on top of everything. She's pretty much planning my wedding with my wedding planner and I'm so grateful for that. Kasi 'yun nga, wala kami masyadong time and everything, and she knows naman what we want."
She added, "My wedding planner and Ria both know us very well so tama lang na sila 'yung nagpa-plan kasi alam nila 'yung taste namin. At the same time, you know, I wanna be surprised also. I don't want to plan it down to the very last detail. Kasi kung gan'un, kung may hindi masunod, e, 'di alam ko agad."
The 25-year-old Sin Island actress also revealed that the overall motif of the wedding ceremonies consists of "beach colors." She said, "I don't want anything overpowering kasi siyempre, kung maraming guest, maganda na may pagka-unison sila. Ang hirap din magbigay ng single color lang because not everybody naman will be able to follow that so we're trying to find something everybody can wear."
Coleen expressed trust and faith in her wedding suppliers particularly her event stylist, Gideon Hermosa and of course, her overall wedding planner whom she personally handpicked after careful research. She recalled, "N'ung una kasi, when we first got engaged, we got so many offers. We got so many recommendations as well, and then I Googled top wedding planners. Wala siya 'dun, pero I'm really addicted to researching. So, Google ako nang Google until I came across their site. And their portfolio is really the one that spoke to me na, 'Okay, magkasundo kami sa style, magkasundo kami sa lahat. So I planned a meeting with her and looked even deeper into her portfolio, ang ganda. I really believe in her talaga."
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