TV host Bianca Gonzalez was recently interviewed by PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and a few other members of the press at a driving challenge that she participated in. She was teased if her reason for joining is her way of enjoying her “single blessedness” since she is getting married in two months’ time.
“Yes, I guess so,” she stated.
“But then this is something my married friends advised me: parang, ‘Don’t feel like you have to do everything before you get married kasi it’s not. Hindi ka mamamatay.’
“Parang, there are a lot of fun things you can do even when married.
“But I’ve always been the type naman na game ako for whatever… so yes, this is one of the things.”
The ABS-CBN TV host is tying the knot with her fiancé, PBA basketball player JC Intal this December.
Bianca was interviewed at the culminating program of the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge, where she and other participants paired up for a challenge to drive from Bonifacio Global City to Batangas and back, held last October 14, Tuesday.
THE WEDDING. December 10, 2014. That’s the date when Bianca and JC will exchange their “I dos” in an intimate wedding taking place somewhere in Metro Manila.
A selfie of the engaged couple from Bianca's Instagram account
The host did not specify the exact venue where the ceremony will take place.
Although she has hired people to help with the planning, Bianca is not someone to leave everything to others. This is after all, her wedding.
“Super chill lang naman, but I’m very hands-on, even if you have people assigned to do things,” she stressed.
“I always want to check updates. I made our “save-the-date” [announcement] on our own, even the lay-out of our invites. I want to make it on my own.
“Parang ang dami kong gustong gawin na kami-kami, ganun.”
THE WEDDING. She confirmed that it is going to be a church wedding, since she and JC are both Catholics.
However, she described that they want the event to have a “laid-back, not so formal” feel.
“I mean people will still have to wear a coat and tie, and long dress, but kumbaga the feel, the program, it’s very chill lang.
“Nothing na super formal na may releasing of the doves, cutting of the [cake]…walang ganun.
“Just probably the usual na magsi-speech yung some loved ones and then pagkain, ganun. Nothing like the traditional.”
“Very, very intimate,” was how she described it. “The ceremony itself is very small. And then the reception naman that’s bigger.
For the groomsmen, Bianca said that most of them will be JC’s brothers.
“Because he has four brothers and one friend.
“And then me naman, my friends from high school and college talaga,” she continued, concerning her bridesmaids.
It has been announced already that Kris Aquino is going to be one of their sponsors.
Bianca related the funny story how the Queen of All Media agreed to be a sponsor.
“Actually, si Ate Kris yung pinaka-nakakaloka because the kwento with her was, we just texted her saying, ‘Can we visit you at home?’ yun lang.
“And she said, ‘I have work. Maybe we can fix in a future time.’
“So that was kunyari, Monday.
“Tuesday morning on Kris TV [aired] live, she already said, ‘Yeah, Bianca and JC want to get me as their ninang.’ And people kept on texting us about it or tweeting us and parang we were like, syempre we didn’t even say anything yet but she already took steps forward and said, ‘Okay.’
“Ang sweet na parang nakakagulat, but yeah. Everything is okay,” she said smiling.
AFTER THE WEDDING: It seems like the honeymoon will have to wait a little bit longer right after they get married.
“As in after ng wedding, di ba, trabaho kami, as in the day after… ganung level. May practice siya, may work din ako.”
“Kasi they don’t have a long break,” he said about her soon-to-be husband, who is playing for the Barako Bull Energy in PBA.
They intend to spend their honeymoon abroad.
“Pinapili ko siya,” related Bianca. “Sabi ko, habang bata, habang kaya, yung malayo. So South Africa or South America, and he chose South America.”
She confessed that they have not yet decided about having a baby.
“Dun kami hindi pa, hindi pa kami nakakapag-decide about that,” she shared.
Bianca intends to continue working after getting married.
“Hopefully, ako, sabi ko nga the day after our wedding, di ba? But, yeah, hopefully I just want to work.”