This couple never fails their fans when it comes to surprises. Just a few weeks after the bachelor and bachelorette party of the couple that astonished their fans, now the romantic, rustic wedding came in as a surprise to the people who are looking forward to the couple's wedding. Recalling last December 2016 the "Fat Kid Inside" blogger proposed to Anne Curtis during their trip to the United States. He made a video of their travels together and popped the question to the tearful Anne after watching the video. Right after each bachelor and bachelorette party has been celebrated, fans speculated that the wedding will be this coming December of the year but this came early as what they expected.
The television host and actress Anne Curtis and restaurateur and blogger Erwan Heussaff tied the knot in a private ceremony in Queenstown, New Zealand. It was attended by the couple's closest family and friends, the garden wedding of the celebrity couple was an emotional one. The couple dated about six years before entering the sacramental marriage.
The official hashtag during the wedding was #TheWanforAnne, has been the top-trending post in the Twitter world. The hashtag has been posted by the family, friends, and fans who are surprised and happy about the wedding. The fans received updates from Tim Yap, who constantly updated his social media accounts about the happenings during the wedding.
Prior to the wedding, the couple welcomed their guests in a pre-wedding party in a place overlooking the breath-taking view of New Zealand that rose to fame as the location of the Hollywood hit movies "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit". The place is familiar to the couple because they frequently been going to New Zealand and the neighboring country Australia for food trips and vacation. And aside from Manila, Anne also grew up in Australia since she is a Filipino-Australian. The bride-to-be dressed in a romantic white Vera Wang number and vintage heart-shaped sunglasses looked positively radiant.
During the wedding ceremony, the usually compose blogger Erwan was snap shedding tears as her stunning and lovely bride Anne walked down the aisle. During the exchange of wedding vows of the couple, Erwan wedding vows for Anne touched the heart of their guest. He said "You need to consistently work at being a better person. You need to focus on things that most of us think is already set and lost in our character. Testing your patience, increasing your empathy, holding on to humility, loving unconditionally, swallowing your pride and embracing gratitude. Becoming as real as possible by wearing your heart on your sleeve." He added "What you don't see is what I have the privilege to be part to every day, from how she cares for her family, anonymously helps strangers in need, builds classrooms, takes care of her oldest dog, cries in front of sad news and videos on Facebook, takes pictures with more people than I would ever have the patience for, to leaving toothpaste on my toothbrush when we travel because she knows I never bring some." And to quote a line to the bride's response "No me without you and no you without me." They said their vows in front of their families, including Anne's sister and maid of honor Jasmine Curtis Smith and Erwan's sister Solenn Heussaff.
The bride's entourage donned dark blue while the grooms were decked in maroon. The gowns of the bridesmaids were made by no less than fashion designer Vania Romoff, who also recently celebrated her own wedding. The bridesmaids also rocked boots to the wedding like the dashing bride in her Prada boots. The bridesmaids were led by the bride's sister Jasmine, Solenn the groom's sister, Chesca Garcia, Karylle Tatlonghari-Yuzon, Georgina Wilson and Isabelle Daza, among others. Meanwhile, the men including Nico Bolzico and Adrien Semblat were very dapper in their burgundy suits.
The "It Girl" squad of the bride were in full attendance, accompanied by their partners: Georgina Wilson and Arthur Burnand with their baby Archie, Isabelle Daza and Adrien Semblat, Bea Soriano and Eric Dee, and Martine Cajucom and Cliff Ho. Also among the guests were celebrities Tim Yap, Angel Locsin with boyfriend Niel Arce, Danica Sotto-Pingris, Matteo Guidicelli, Luis Manzano and Jessy Mendiola. Included in the guest list are the bride's "It's Showtime" family co-host Vice Ganda, Teddy Corpuz, Jugs Jugueta, Ryan Bang, Vhong Navarro and Kim Atienza, while the doctor of the stars, Vicky Belo whose clinic the actress endorses, attended with husband Hayden Kho and daughter Scarlet Snow.
After the ceremony, the reception followed in Colonel's Homestead gardens located at the Walter Peak High Country Farm in Queenstown New Zealand. Some of the guests went ahead to the venue while some of the guests rode in a vintage steamboat. In the boat journey, there is quirky moment like Nico Bolzico and Solenn Heussaff re-enacting Jack and Rose's iconic scene from the Titanic movie. Nico posted it on his Instagram account with a caption "Titanic Reversed! Because husband also deserves to be held."
When the couple arrived in the reception area the bride wears another version of her wedding gown. The earlier gown was Monique Lhuillier creation. In an Instagram post after the wedding, Monique Lhuillier shares the story behind the astonishing gown of Anne together with a photo fitting her wedding gown. Monique said "This beautiful soul came into our lives 10 months ago. She was committed to creating the gown of her dreams. It was important for her to create a one of a kind wedding dress that would reflect the one of a kind love she shares with her now husband. She had such a joyous spirit and was a dream to work with through her multiple meetings and fittings. It entailed sketch, fabric and design selection, and took hundreds of hours to bring to life. The end result is regal, lace ball gown with a plunging sweetheart neckline, sheer long sleeves and an exaggerated, cathedral-length train with matching hand applique lace veil." She also congratulated the newlyweds and added that it was an honor for her to be part of Anne's grand wedding. "Brides like you remind me why the gown is such an important part of the wedding. Congratulations @annecurtissmith and thank you for letting me be a part of your fairytale xM??? #moniquelhuillier #weddingwednesday #mlbride #custombride #bts".
The wedding reception is hosted by the Man of Honor Luis Manzano and Nicole Andersson. Before the party started the couple Anne and Erwan and their wedding guests dedicated a minute of silence and prayer for Hashtag member Franco Hernandez who passed away also that day due to drowning. After both parents of the groom and bride give their message to the couple, few of their friends also share heartfelt messages. Jacques Branellec, Erwan's best friend, CEO, and President of Jewelmer Group gave a heart-warming speech at the wedding reception. Isabelle Daza who played the matchmaker of the couple eight years ago looked back on how Anne and Erwan were like before they met and what has changed since they got each other. Even in grief for the loss of a co-worker Anne still enjoys her wedding reception. Towards the end of the wedding reception program, the couple thanked their guest for sharing this special day with them. In the thank you speech of the bride she said "Each and every one that we chose to be here is very important to us. As you all know, in our line of work, we know a lot of people but we only chose people we knew that we really, really wanted to be with us. We want to thank each and every one of you for coming here tonight to celebrate Erwan and I becoming one."
After the wonderful messages from the newlyweds, close friends, and family members, the party took quite a different turn. Erwan lifted Anne for the traditional bridal bouquet toss which landed to the arms of the actress and host Cj Jaravata. And to everyone surprise, Erwan prepared a Magic Mike moment for Anne in front of their wedding guests. Erwan did a steamy dance number in front of his wife before removing the laced garter in the legs of her bride and followed by the ceremonial garter toss which was caught by host Marc Nelson. The party becomes wild when Marc Nelson does also a steamy sexy dance number in front of Cj Jaravata before putting the garter to her legs.
The bride was able to see an available microphone that challenges her inner concert queen, she began to sing "I Love Rock And Roll" for her husband Erwan. And no backing out the challenge Erwan sings the song "No Dignity" to his wife. Which leads to a really cute microphone power struggle between the two newlyweds. And Erwan wins the Blackstreet song number against his new wife. The guest really enjoys singing and dancing at the reception even the pregnant Isabelle Daza cannot stop herself from dancing to the tune of "Despacito". The brother-in-laws Nico and Erwan even have a dance-off in the tune of "Bailando".