It was unfortunate and heartbreaking for us fans—some, maybe self-confessed hopias/hopeless romantics—seeing our lady “lodi” Anne Curtis tie the knot with celeb entrepreneur Erwan Heussaff far away, in a place we couldn’t easily book a ticket to (we researched, and it might just cost around P50,000 for a round trip plane ticket to Auckland, which is way up north from the wedding location in Queenstown, another issue altogether), in a ceremony privy to only the couple’s families and closest of friends (the reason why they’ve kept details private for the longest time in the first place). Fortunately, however, it’s the digital age and courtesy of the couple’s social media-savvy circle, we felt like we were there in our Spring-friendly suits and dresses, too!
What we didn’t get to see IRL, we had bits of it on Instagram and Instagram Stories. For those who failed to tune in to some of the celebrity guests’ online accounts, we’ve rounded up below some of the most beautiful moments they themselves captured online. In any case, here we are sending our well wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Heussaff!
The pre-wedding cocktails. Leave it to #ErwAnne to satisfy their party-loving clique. With Anne taking a leave from It’s Showtime and with her friends little by little snapping their picture-perfect Oceanian views in the past days, everyone guessed right about the wedding happening stat! The intimate pre-wedding “welcome to Middle Earth” saw everyone picnicking on the grass in Coachella-themed outfits! What a sight!
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The last two minutes… of the video Erwan showed Anne when he had popped the question in December last year. The groom sneakily put it up online a day before their big day. It’s deliberately brief, but with the cinematography, the narration with him as the voiceover, the Paulo Coelho heartstrings-tugging quote, The Flaming Lips song (“Do you realize that you have the most beautiful face? Do you realize?”)… we could go on and on about how loved and lucky Anne is!
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The fashion. Erwan and Anne’s socialite friends wouldn’t miss the event for the world, thus making #TheWanForAnne one of the biggest and most star-studded local celebrity weddings of the year. They brought their fashion flair to Queenstown, making the event a style spectacle!
The couples. Most celebrity guests had their arms hooked onto someone else’s in the wedding, making it a lovapalooza!
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Reunions. In her two decades in the biz, Anne has crossed various networks and with it has gained a fold of friends in and out of the industry. Her It’s Showtime fam particularly came in full force—it’s just a little ironic with Hashtag member Franco Hernandez’ untimely death following a drowning incident.
Anne’s dresses. What do you expect from this stylista? On her pre-wedding affair, she sported bohemian Vera Wang in white boots. On the day she finally said “I do” to Erwan, she slipped into a Monique Lhuiller gown while in high platform boots! Brides got a new wedding day peg!
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Erwan was smokin’, as usual. The guy behind The Fat Kid Inside let his scruff take over at the pre-big day cocktails, while in a three-piece madras plaid by Suit Up Manila. Subsequently, at the main event, he shaved it to look all Prince Charming-ly for his bride.
The crying. A mix of emotions inexplicably well up in weddings, we’re all familiar of that feeling. Celebs and their families aren’t spared from this overwhelming sensation…
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Erwan crying. It’s another issue altogether seeing the groom break into tears. Erwan has mentioned in a local fashion magazine feature how Anne easily “cries in front of sad news and videos on Facebook,” yet on his wedding day he finally let his guard down and shed happy tears. May nanalo na nga…
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Scarlet Snow Belo just being adorbs. Sure, this is Mr. and Mrs. Heussaff’s moment, but the most followed Filipino celebrity baby online effortlessly took the spotlight with her chubby cheeks and cute antics! Look at her with her partners in crime…
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Banner photograph by Rajo Laurel (taken from his Instagram account/ instagram.com/rajolaurel)