Maxene Magalona will not be having "fairy-tale" wedding

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Maxene Magalona on her wedding destination: "Para sa tatay kong maka-Pilipino, dito po ako ikakasal."


Maxene Magalona and Rob Mananquil, who got engaged last Valentine's Day, find their wedding preparations a "training ground" of sorts.

The Doble Kara actress said, "The decision-making, the planning, the stressful days, how you handle stress, it will really help you and groom you to become a mom and a wife eventually.

"And I guess, you just gonna have to take it na as a learning experience.

"Planning for the wedding is a practice for when we're actually married kasi every decision about the wedding, we're both in it together."

So far, the two have not really picked a specific wedding venue.

But one sure thing is that the daughter of the late Pinoy rap icon Francis Magalona will get married here in the Philippines.

"Para sa tatay ko na maka-Pilipino, dito po ako ikakasal.

"I still want my dad, kahit papaano to be a part of the wedding, and feeling ko dahil andito siya nakalibing, gusto ko dito talaga.

"My dad's love for the country is talaga so great. So talagang gusto ko dito ako ikakasal."

The 30-year-old actress however clarified that she has nothing against the couples who chose to wed outside the country.

"There are beautiful weddings na nagaganap sa ibang bansa."

PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) had the chance to interview Maxene during the launch of BG Bridal Gallery mobile app earlier today, May 11, 2017, at its showroom in Bonifacio Global City.


Has she found the perfect wedding dress?

She shook her head. But expect a "girly, classic" gown for a "very traditional kind of girl" like her.

What's her dream wedding?

She mused, "As a girl yata talaga, it's innate in us to have that fantasy wedding.

"You can't help it, especially with all the Disney princesses that we grew up watching, and you dream of that dream wedding."

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But Maxene said her preferences and views had changed as she was growing up.

"...Ako, I've been married on TV how many times, but honestly, I've never had that one dream wedding.

"I guess, little bits and pieces, but not like a theme that I have in mind.

"I guess because when you're younger, it's different. You want the fairy tale kind of wedding, right?"

Now that she's older, she prefers practicality over grandiosity.

"This is just the first step, you also have to think about your expenses after you get married.

"So I guess, having a dream wedding, it's not just about the theme, but I guess it's about the love that you share with your partner.

"And I always dreamed of the true-love kind, the love that's true.

"I guess that's the most important thing, and I'm getting that from Rob.

"So no matter what theme we have, what kind of wedding we have, it's what's going to happen after, that's what I'm more excited about.

"I guess my dream wedding would have to be a 'true love-themed wedding.'"

PEP noticed the sparkly ring Maxene was wearing during the event, and asked for a photo.

With so much kilig, she gushed, "He got me a princess ring 'cos I'm a princess."


Lastly, Maxene encouraged her fellow brides-to-be to find ways to make the preparations easier.

An app called BG Bridal Gallery aims to "give brides-to-be access to all things wedding, any time from wedding ideas, professionals, and more."

Through the Instagram-like app, couples can get planning tips, see trendy wedding themes, and find connections to wedding professionals.


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