Cristine Reyes revealed that she and her non-showbiz fiancé Ali Khatibi are getting married in Balesin on January 27, 2016.
Apparently, they chose that date because it’s around the same time they first discovered their feelings for each other back in 2013.
Cristine recounted in her guest appearance with Ali on Kris TV’s episode today, December 8, “Parang nalaman namin na we like each other nung time na yun.
“Kaya gusto sana namin yung Balesin wedding namin sa January 27.”
WEDDING DETAILS. When asked why they chose Balesin as their wedding venue, Cristine explained that it was actually their second option.
They originally wanted a “backyard wedding,” but their house in Parañaque is still under construction.
“Kasi dapat dun [Balesin] yung prenup shoot namin.
“E, bayad na yun.
“So, sabi ko, dalhin na lang natin dun sina Pastor, tapos dun na tayo ikasal.’
“Kaysa naman somewhere here in Parañaque, very normal.
“At least, gusto naman talaga niya [Ali], beach wedding.”
The 26-year-old Kapamilya actress also said that they were supposed to get married last December 3.
But they had to delay it for several weeks due to conflict of schedule.
Cristine candidly explained, “Na-stress ako sa planning.
“[Busy ako sa] work kasabay yung teleserye, kasabay yung construction ng bahay.
“Kapag nag-wedding plan, ang dami palang kailangan puntahan, ang daming kailangan mag-decide kami together.
“Gusto ko kasama ko siya palagi.
“E, may times na ang dami niyang ginagawa. Ang dami niyang ka-meeting.
“E, one time, nag-ayos ako ng schedule, fixed na, [pero] may isinisingit siya na kliyente. So, nag-aaway kami.”
Cristine also revealed that she wants her wedding to be simple and “laidback.”
In fact, very few are invited to their Christian wedding ceremony in Balesin.
“Mommy niya [at] kapatid niya.
“Ako, kasama kapatid ko and si Harvey [a close friend],” she added.
THE PROPOSAL. The couple got officially engaged last September 9.
According to Ali, they were having dinner with friends when he decided to propose marriage to Cristine.
The mixed martial arts enthusiast recalled, “Actually, I wasn’t even prepared.
“It just happened. We were talking.
“I didn’t even have the ring with me at that time.
“Sobrang spur of the moment talaga. Sobrang intimate lang.
“Then I asked her [if she’ll marry me].”
Ali added that he bought the engagement ring when Cristine was still pregnant.
Asked why it took him several months before he popped the question, the 31-year-old replied, “Kasi we were taking this counseling.
“For me, that was something I wanted to finish for the both of us.
“It was more of for her and also for me.
“I felt that time I was sure and ready.”
Cristine also revealed that she and Ali officially became a couple on March 8, 2014.
Then she got pregnant and gave birth to their first-born Amarah February 8 of this year.