Iza Calzado and Ben Wintle’s dreamy nuptials, held on December 19, was immortalized through a wedding video by videographer Bob Nicolas. The video was released Saturday night, January 12.
The 8-minute film, which Nicolas aptly titled "Ben Wintle and Iza Calzado– Wedding In Paradise," features the highlights of the couple’s romantic sunset wedding ceremony at Club Paradise in Coron, Palawan. Snapshots from Iza and Ben’s fiesta-themed welcome dinner for their guests were also included.
The tear-jerking video started with footage from the ceremony when the officiant asked the crowd to say a prayer for Iza’s late parents.
"Before we continue, may I request a moment of silence to pray for the souls of Iza’s mother, Mary Ann, and father, Lito, who would have loved to have been here today and are now the couple’s allies in heaven," the wedding officiant said.
For those who don’t know, Iza’s parents, Maria Antonia "Mary Ann" Ussher and director/choreographer Lito Calzado, both succumbed to cancer. Her mom passed away in 2001, while her dad, 2011.
The video also showed Iza walking down the aisle looking radiant in her custom Rajo Laurel gown, Karylle’s speech during the pre-wedding party, and Ben’s funny moments with his groomsmen. Of course, the couple’s sweet vows to each other were also shown.
"I just want to take this time to honor your parents for raising such a wonderful man," Iza began her speech. "I am grateful to be marrying your son, but I am equally grateful that I have now found a new family who has loved and accepted me from day one. I’m so lucky."
"Beautiful, beautiful Iza. It was love at first sight for me." Ben began his vow. "But it has been our strength and grace in tougher times that has made me believe that our relationship is forever."
"You and me. Unbreakable," the couple promised to each other.
Watch the full video here: