In the summer of 2018, Coleen Garcia will tie the knot with Billy Crawford, her boyfriend since 2014, in a ceremony that will take place in a members-only island resort.
This early, the beautiful bride-to-be has started preparing for the wedding, even while she plays one of the lead roles in ABS-CBN’s daytime soap Ikaw Lang ang Iibigin and works on other projects too.
She was recently launched as brand ambassador for the bridal collection of the Filipino cosmetics brand, Happy Skin.
At the endorsement shoot held in July, the 24-year-old actress told this writer that she has chosen her maid of honor and bridesmaids, and her groom has selected his best man and groomsmen.
But the couple have yet to finalize the list of principal sponsors and guests, as well as other wedding details.
Drawing up the guest list, which she estimated to be around 200 to 250, has been the most challenging part.
“’Yon talaga ng pinakamahirap sa akin,” she said. “Sa lahat ng, ano, preparation sa kasal, ang pinamahirap talaga ang guest list.
“Hanggang ngayon, parang adding and removing pa rin kami kasi, siyempre, it’s a beach wedding, so we have to keep it intimate also.
“But we’re planning also to have a possibility of holding a Manila reception, so that we can entertain everybody and those who cannot be able to go to the beach.”
Coleen has decided on who will design her gown, but she’d rather not divulge the designer’s identity just yet.
However, she readily shared information on how her makeup would look using Happy Skin’s bridal collection, which is essentially a retouch kit made up of two liquid lipsticks, a blush with a compact and a brush, and a highlighting pen. Also included in the collection are two shades of nail polishes.
“...Hindi talaga ako mahilig sa makapal na makeup, lalo na sa wedding ko. It’s gonna be on the beach, so ayoko ’yong lapot ka at the end of the day.
“I want to keep my makeup as light and as fresh as possible."
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“Importante diyan ay you use products that you’re comfortable with, ’yong saktong coverage lang na kung sa’n ka kumportable.
“And retouch, siyempre kasi it’s impossible [for the makeup] to last the entire day, from ceremony all the way up to the reception. Kasi that’s from daytime to nighttime na, so kailangan may kit talaga na pang retouch.
“And the third is to feel fresh kasi no matter how fresh you look if deep down parang feeling mo icky ka or you don’t feel very comfortable with yourself, it’s really going to show.
"In pictures, hindi magiging maganda ’yong rehistro.”