It was "mission accomplished" for Cheska Garcia-Kramer when she surprised her husband Doug with a renewal of vows on their tenth wedding anniversary yesterday, October 9.
The intimate wedding ceremony was held at the Garden Pavillion of Grand Hyatt Hotel in Bonifacio Global City.
In an exclusive interview with Cosmo.ph, event planner Teena Barretto revealed that Cheska planned everything within ten days.
Doug absolutely had no clue. He wrote in one of his Instagram posts:
"Biggest surprise of my life! ... All my loved ones were here! Crazy day!
"I love you so much honey, I also know how much this 10th yr means to you!"
The basketball star then revealed that his kids, Kendra and Gavin, were in on the secret, too.
Doug revealed in another Instagram post, "I just found out that not only did Cheska plan the whole thing, Kendra and Gavin were part of the secret as well!
"They did such a good job keeping it from me that I had no clue whatsoever!"
But what about their youngest daughter, Scarlett?
The celebrity dad continued, "Yes, Scarlett was intentionally kept out of the loop because knowing how excited she can get, she would eventually give clues and won't be able to help but tell me!
"And admittedly she said this morning to me, if she knew about it, she would give clues.
"Her exact clue would be, 'Mama has a surprise for you, it has a ring.' Hahahaha!"
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This surprise renewal of vows was so special because of our 3 little blessings! Seeing them take care of our love throughout the years and celebrate it through a milestone like this. They will never forget these moments! I love you so much my Kendra, Scarlett and Gavin! . REVELATION! I just found out that not only did Chesca plan the whole thing, Kendra and Gavin were part of the secret as well! They did such a good job keeping it from me that I had no clue whatsoever! Yes, Scarlett was intentionally kept out of the loop because knowing how excited she can get, she would eventually give clues and won’t be able to help but tell me! And admittedly she said this morning to me, if she knew about it, she would give clues. Her exact clue would be, "mama has a surprise for you, it has a ring." hahahaha! 😂😂😂 . A few thank yous! . To @teenabarretto, you were amazing in coordinating everthing properly with Chesca and making sure it would be so memorable! Your team is the best in the business! #TeenaBarrettoEvents . To @patdy11 and team, I have always wanted to be part of your work, and for good reasons. Your shots are amazing and I can’t wait to see even more! #TeamPatDy . To the team who does all our Team Kramer Trips video edits, @TreeHouseStory, you guys are like family to us! @patbeni and @jitut, I can’t wait to see the videos! . To @joclaravall, we haven’t met, but your work speaks for itself, yesterday was like a slice of heaven. Thank you for styling our celebration with simplicity and elegance! Can’t wait to see how you’ll style Scarlett’s 7th bday! . To the @grandhyattmanilaph, we had 3 failed venues for us for certain reasons we can’t control, I’m glad Chesca and Teena found you guys! Amazing venue for this surprise renewals! The outdoor deck was so nice! #GrandHyattManila at BGC! . Finally to our #DelForever family! You guys were a part of this! The band Seren8, Joey G from Side A we’re such pleasant surprises from you guys, but moreso seeing how you guys were a part of the planning and celebration made it extra special! We love and appreciate you guys so much! #ChescaSurprisesDoug10thYear
Regardless, Doug and Cheska were both filled with joy to have their three children witness their renewal of vows.
Cheska captioned on her post, "Look at how our kids are beaming with so much happiness and love.
"What an honor to have them walk with us this time around.
"To witness us renew our vows and hear us promise to a lifetime more.
"I love you more, like every new day we are blessed with together."
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Mission accomplished! Vows renewed, and feeling like I am in a brand new marriage, enjoying a brand new slate. What an accomplishment to be able to make it to 10 years. A lasting marriage and a happy one at that is everything, everything to me. ❤️ I have a husband who intentionally puts his family as his top priority. A man who loves his wife and children and is never afraid to show it and say it. This family works because he gives his all for us. Our 10 years have been nothing but wonderful baby. It’s my time to surprise you and make you feel how appreciated, treasured and loved you are by me and the kids. Look at how our kids are beaming with so much happiness and love. What an honor to have them walk with us this time around. To witness us renew our vows and hear us promise to a lifetime more. ❤️ I love you more, like every new day we are blessed with together. ❤️ #ChescaSurprisesDoug10thYear : : Photos by: @patdy11 Styled by : @joclaravall Wedding coordinator:@teenabarretto My dress: @elize.padilla Styled by:@teamrainxem Kids look: @myrobbyrabbit @snhkids